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AROUND TOWN

Eichler community divided over two-story houses

When a group of Fairmeadow residents launched an effort two years ago to ban new two-story buildings in their Eichler neighborhood,...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2010
Last comment by Anonymous, on Apr 6, 2010 at 8:07 am | 192 comments | 9584 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents petition city over Ross Road safety upgrades

Residents who say safety installations on Ross Road are making the bicycle boulevard more dangerous are petitioning the city...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2018
Last comment by First hand observer, on May 15, 2018 at 4:16 pm | 191 comments | 13368 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Wasted Energy? How Important Are Language Skills in Public Education Anyway?

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Original post made by Fred on Mar. 18, 2007
Last comment by Fred, on Apr 5, 2007 at 1:02 am | 191 comments | 15422 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Superintendent: No academic classes during zero period

Palo Alto Superintendent Max McGee has decided that the district's two high schools should not offer academic classes during...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2015
Last comment by rick, on Apr 12, 2015 at 11:03 pm | 190 comments | 18079 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

ABAG vs. Palo Alto's "infrastructure-housing imbalance"

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Original post made on Sep. 6, 2007
Last comment by small is beautiful, on Sep 14, 2007 at 5:08 pm | 189 comments | 28403 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

School board to discuss petition to rename Jordan Middle School

A parent in the district is calling on the school board to consider renaming David Starr Jordan Middle School, whose namesake...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2015
Last comment by Michael O, on Jan 16, 2017 at 10:38 am | 187 comments | 19673 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Commission: Palo Alto parks struggling to keep up with growth

With parking and traffic dominating Palo Alto's debate over a new "community vision," the Parks and Recreation Commission...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2014
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Sep 7, 2014 at 11:35 pm | 186 comments | 22946 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The academic 'arms race' and myths about Asians

The Asian culture in the Bay Area needs reformation if the "academic arms race" is to disappear. But it can't disappear if...

Original post made on May. 12, 2015
Last comment by Terry, on May 19, 2015 at 12:55 am | 185 comments | 23480 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Gunn student, 18, arrested in Palo Alto after lockdown

An 18-year-old Gunn High School student, Weston Healy, was arrested Thursday afternoon for possession of a weapon on a school...

Original post made on May. 27, 2010
Last comment by grewupinpa, on Jun 1, 2010 at 6:02 pm | 185 comments | 11476 Views

AROUND TOWN

City Council again looks for ways to sue FAA

The Palo Alto City Council directed staff on Monday night to develop a strategy that could lead to lawsuits over aircraft...

Original post made on May. 9, 2018
Last comment by musical, on May 31, 2018 at 10:25 pm | 184 comments | 10462 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Gunn High student killed by train; school mourns

The 16-year-old male killed by Caltrain Tuesday morning at the East Meadow Drive crossing was a student at Gunn High School,...

Original post made on May. 5, 2009
Last comment by bernard, on May 15, 2009 at 1:29 am | 182 comments | 22251 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shut Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant which is near to two fault lines.

I am pro-nuclear except when the plant is in seismically active areas. Diablo Canyon Power Plant is an electricity-generating...

Original post made by Annie on Mar. 15, 2011
Last comment by Wally sez, on Jul 10, 2013 at 1:16 pm | 182 comments | 17774 Views

AROUND TOWN

District seeks names for Jordan, Terman middle schools

Now is the time for the public to weigh in on ideas for new names for Palo Alto's Jordan and Terman middle schools, which...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2017
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Jan 25, 2018 at 3:57 pm | 181 comments | 11202 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Protests rock Paly over 're-enactment' plays

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Original post made on Nov. 4, 2007
Last comment by edthecoolness, on Dec 22, 2007 at 12:03 pm | 179 comments | 11605 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents ask board to fix 'bifurcated' schools

In sometimes tense exchanges, parents Tuesday demanded a greater sense of urgency from the Palo Alto Board of Education on...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2012
Last comment by parent, on Feb 7, 2012 at 10:49 am | 179 comments | 18002 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto boys must forfeit 11 basketball games

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Original post made on Feb. 16, 2008
Last comment by Terry, on Feb 21, 2008 at 4:54 pm | 179 comments | 13222 Views

BOOKS

Guest Opinion: 21st century libraries are good investment

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Original post made on Jun. 11, 2008
Last comment by libraryfan, on Jun 23, 2008 at 7:28 pm | 179 comments | 19001 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: A growing school movement

A sympathetic but defensive school board did little Tuesday night to reassure concerned parents that they shared their alarm...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2011
Last comment by allison, on Aug 5, 2011 at 10:53 pm | 178 comments | 23694 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New School Year--PIE support?

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Original post made by Leslie on Aug. 19, 2007
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Aug 29, 2007 at 11:36 pm | 177 comments | 13473 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Changing the conversation: Who, or what, is Palo Alto Forward?

Few local residents had heard of Palo Alto Forward before Sept. 30, when Cory Wolbach declared at a City Council candidates'...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2014
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Dec 22, 2014 at 12:25 pm | 176 comments | 23133 Views
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