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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto votes to shut down Cubberley 'shelter'

The countdown to Cubberley Community Center's closure as Palo Alto's "de facto homeless shelter" officially began Monday...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2013
Last comment by resident 1, on Feb 8, 2015 at 10:58 pm | 54 comments | 14342 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto Borders bookstore to close

Borders bookstore in downtown Palo Alto will close by the end of September as part of the liquidation of the national chain,...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2011
Last comment by Alysha Crawford, on Aug 29, 2011 at 8:05 pm | 52 comments | 14308 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: The Paly English kerfuffle

It was hardly a surprise that a proposal to combine the two "lanes" of freshman English into one would meet some resistance...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2014
Last comment by 100 parents, on Feb 21, 2014 at 11:11 am | 173 comments | 14250 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Audio slideshow: The Glass Menagerie

Three times a week, advanced art students at Palo Alto High School take to an outdoor glass blowing studio to craft everything...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2013
Last comment by go unleaded, on Sep 6, 2013 at 1:59 pm | 3 comments | 14230 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Audit faults Palo Alto officer for firing Taser at bicyclist

A Palo Alto police officer violated department policy in 2012 when he fired a Taser at a 16-year-old bicyclist before another...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jan 13, 2014 at 2:25 pm | 43 comments | 14220 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City staff defends maligned Web site

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Original post made on Oct. 25, 2007
Last comment by Cant find, on Nov 8, 2007 at 10:05 am | 157 comments | 14209 Views

AROUND TOWN

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg buys historic Palo Alto home

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has reportedly purchased a historic home in Palo Alto that was once owned by a Palo Alto pioneer....

Original post made on May. 5, 2011
Last comment by Kevin, on Mar 19, 2013 at 3:36 pm | 47 comments | 14167 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Glenn 'Max' McGee accepts Palo Alto superintendent job

Glenn "Max" McGee, a long-time educator from Illinois to whom the Palo Alto school board officially offered the district...

Original post made on May. 23, 2014
Last comment by TJM, on Feb 14, 2015 at 9:55 am | 87 comments | 14162 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Spiking utility bills anger Palo Alto residents

High utility bills often coincide with cold-weather spells, but many Palo Altans received an unwelcome shock this month when...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2014
Last comment by Always check, on Jan 14, 2014 at 9:54 am | 61 comments | 14129 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

2007 School Board Election Forum

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Original post made by Tyler Hanley on Sep. 19, 2007
Last comment by Curious, on Nov 5, 2007 at 9:53 pm | 421 comments | 14085 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto treads cautiously toward new downtown garage

Everyone agrees that downtown Palo Alto is facing a parking crisis, but the city's latest solution to the problem -- a new...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2013
Last comment by Justin, on Jun 12, 2013 at 9:56 pm | 14 comments | 14082 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Mandate to obtain elevation certificates for flood insurance

There is a new Biggert Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act 2012 that requires everyone in the flood zone to produce elevation...

Original post made by Resident on Sep. 27, 2013
Last comment by Tom, on Sep 27, 2013 at 4:15 pm | 2 comments | 14077 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City's management lapse may have cost $281,000

Insufficient oversight of a contractor and poor contract management may have resulted in the City of Palo Alto Utilities...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2013
Last comment by Ex-employee, on Feb 1, 2014 at 6:19 pm | 10 comments | 14041 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PAUSD Immersion Programs--'Choice' or 'luck'

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Original post made by Simon Firth on Nov. 8, 2006
Last comment by curious, on Nov 30, 2006 at 6:53 am | 224 comments | 14030 Views

AROUND TOWN

Entrepreneur donates $60 million to Stanford

Jim Clark, former Stanford University professor and founder of several well-known Silicon Valley companies, has donated $60...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2013
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Oct 19, 2013 at 10:11 pm | 15 comments | 14030 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Unfriendly skies: Residents, city officials gear up to fight increased airplane noise

At a gathering in the Holbrook-Palmer Park Pavilion in Atherton last month, as a resident began to speak about the incessant...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2014
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jan 6, 2015 at 9:34 am | 326 comments | 14026 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Citizen lawsuit aims to stop Maybell project

A coalition of Palo Alto residents have filed a lawsuit against the city, seeking to overturn the City Council's June approval...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 5, 2013 at 8:56 pm | 61 comments | 14024 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

In secret, school board weighs not cooperating with federal agency

Palo Alto Board of Education members and their attorneys have discussed in closed session and in emails how they might challenge...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2013
Last comment by village fool, on Oct 31, 2013 at 10:30 pm | 142 comments | 13986 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Plagiarism website: trading post for English papers

An Internet-based plagiarism detector has become not only a tool for teachers but also a plagiarism instructor for students...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2013
Last comment by not true, on Feb 26, 2013 at 8:01 am | 12 comments | 13951 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Commission throws support, cash behind City Hall art

The city's Public Art Commission committed $50,000 -- half its annual budget -- over the next two years on Thursday night...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2013
Last comment by Mark Weiss , on Oct 24, 2013 at 1:12 pm | 8 comments | 13915 Views
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