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News - December 8, 2017

Around Town

PRICEY LANDSCAPING ... In what might be one of the most expensive bills for a grass-trimming job, the Palo Alto school district paid close to $11,000 in two claims filed by people whose parked cars were damaged by rocks and debris kicked up by school landscapers. In one claim filed last month, $6,205 was requested to pay for damage caused by weedwackers at Jordan Middle School in 2016. Stones were "hurled at the car, shattering the front passenger window, damaging the windshield and chipping paint" on the front and hood of the car, the claim reads. The claim was increased to $9,621 for "loss of use" of the car. A second claim asked for $1,174 for damage also caused by rocks and debris from crews cutting the grass at Jordan. The district ultimately paid $10,795 in indemnity and $250 in expense payments, according a letter from an insurance broker provided by the district.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Dec 9, 2017 at 4:29 pm

Is Tinder going to be the next Palintir in town?

Are we watching this?

Are they going to have a plethora of employees taking up parking and restaurant space, or are they going to all live within walking/biking distance?


Posted by Please read third item here
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Dec 9, 2017 at 8:47 pm

This has been hidden without a headline. All Palo Alto residents who want to know what is going on should read the third paragraph above.


Posted by Insurance?
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Dec 11, 2017 at 11:08 am

I don't get it. Insurance not paying? Please dish out the punishment where it's due. May it be the insurance company who refused, or the operator(s) who is not careful...
City/district managers, you are hired to monitor these things for tax payers.


Posted by parent and taxpayer
a resident of Greene Middle School
on Dec 11, 2017 at 1:42 pm

Another reason to consider the question:
do our schools really need this much landscape work?

It's as if kids might suffer if a leaf is out of place.
Less mowing, less blowing, more saving$.


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