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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

High-speed rail 'teach-in' Saturday

The City of Palo Alto will host a six-hour workshop on the California high-speed rail project Saturday, Sept. 12, designed...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2009
Last comment by get_involved, on Sep 11, 2009 at 12:11 pm | 11 comments | 2288 Views

AROUND TOWN

Veteran librarian named Palo Alto interim director

Palo Alto resident Ned Himmel will serve as the city's interim library department director until a replacement for retiring...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2010
Last comment by Diane C., on Nov 1, 2010 at 11:54 am | 1 comment | 2288 Views

AROUND TOWN

East Palo Alto appoints new police chief

Interim City Manager Carlos Martinez announced Tuesday, Nov. 4, the appointment of Albert Pardini as the new police chief...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on Nov 5, 2014 at 12:03 pm | 2 comments | 2288 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto balances 'difficult' budget cuts, fees

Palo Alto's 2010 budget, which eliminates 21 positions, institutes a slew of new municipal fees, and steeply reduces money...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2009
Last comment by Brian Wilson, on Jun 22, 2009 at 7:35 pm | 4 comments | 2287 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Cal Ave Trees– If You Care, You Must Be There: Thursday 6:30 pm, Escondido School

Tomorrow evening is a critical juncture in a push to erase the euphemism from “civic engagement” and the oxymoron from...

Original post made by Fred Balin on Oct. 7, 2009
Last comment by Fred Balin, on Oct 21, 2009 at 10:41 am | 8 comments | 2287 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Future of Palo Alto's animal services to be debated tonight

The fate of Palo Alto's aged but popular Animal Services Center on East Bayshore Road will be the focus of a public hearing...

Original post made on May. 10, 2012
Last comment by Yvonne, on May 14, 2012 at 4:54 pm | 16 comments | 2287 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Off Deadline: In a case of good timing, Palo Alto may staff Cooley nature center

Palo Alto's Lucy Evans Baylands Nature Interpretive Center will close for most of a year for an extensive <0x02014> some...

Original post made on May. 20, 2016
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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Court ruling invalidates Palo Alto's 2011 repeal of binding arbitration

A state appellate court has ruled that the City of Palo Alto violated the law when it did not confer with its unions before...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2016
Last comment by Brethren, on Dec 2, 2016 at 3:01 pm | 9 comments | 2287 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Student 'wellness' coordinator leaving Palo Alto

Amy Drolette, who has coordinated Palo Alto student wellness and mental-health initiatives for the past two years, is departing...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2012
Last comment by Paly Mom, on Jun 13, 2012 at 10:19 am | 4 comments | 2287 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to discuss Paly, Gunn self-studies

Palo Alto's two high schools will be the main focus of Tuesday night's school board meeting, with the board set to approve...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2015
Last comment by Parent, on Mar 10, 2015 at 8:53 pm | 4 comments | 2287 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

'Spare the Air' alert issued for Tuesday

Hot weather and light winds predicted for Tuesday have prompted the Bay Area Air Quality Management District to issue a Spare...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2009
Last comment by Sarah, on Jul 15, 2009 at 3:24 pm | 11 comments | 2287 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Math Model Shows McCain Ahead By As Many As 27 Electoral College Votes

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Original post made by Sharon on Sep. 18, 2008
Last comment by Peter, on Sep 19, 2008 at 1:00 pm | 14 comments | 2287 Views

AROUND TOWN

150,000 expected at Palo Alto weekend art festival

Art lovers are expected to arrive in droves to Palo Alto's University Avenue this weekend for the annual Palo Alto Festival...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2009
Last comment by bob, on Aug 20, 2009 at 12:10 pm | 8 comments | 2287 Views

AROUND TOWN

Review: 'Shrek Forever After'

The "Shrek" franchise never should have been one. The first film was a satisfying one-off, but the sequels have tied themselves...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2010
Last comment by Vince, on Jun 12, 2010 at 5:26 pm | 1 comment | 2287 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto set to vote in new council members

Palo Alto voters will choose five City Council members and decide the fate of the city's proposed business-license tax when...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2009
Last comment by cc, on Nov 4, 2009 at 10:34 pm | 13 comments | 2286 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Norovirus outbreak hits Lytton Gardens

A gastrointestinal norovirus outbreak that began early in January closed some sections of Lytton Gardens, the senior-living...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2012
Last comment by Wondering?, on Jan 30, 2012 at 1:05 pm | 4 comments | 2286 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto parents tapped for bond oversight role

Three Palo Alto parents were confirmed by the Palo Alto Board of Education Tuesday night to help oversee spending under the...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2010
Last comment by Sad Parent, on Aug 25, 2010 at 2:16 pm | 1 comment | 2286 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Big payout for disabled-parking violations

Scofflaws who park illegally in disabled-parking spots have become one of the biggest moneymakers for the City of Palo Alto,...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2009
Last comment by annoyed, on Jun 12, 2009 at 7:37 am | 9 comments | 2286 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police investigate new burglary in old Palo Alto

Palo Alto police are investigating another burglary of an occupied home in old Palo Alto, the third following a similar pattern,...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2010
Last comment by Shocked!, on Oct 11, 2010 at 2:01 pm | 5 comments | 2286 Views

SPORTS

Menlo boys capture third straight NorCal tennis title

It was a weekend of celebrations for the Menlo School boys' tennis team. Head coach Bill Shine celebrated his 57th birthday...

Original post made on May. 27, 2011
Last comment by DZRhino, on May 27, 2011 at 1:56 pm | 1 comment | 2286 Views
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