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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Community Notebook: Rail design workshop

City officials are preparing to kick off an intense community-engagement process on Saturday, May 20, aimed at educating...

Original post made on May. 11, 2017
Last comment by Easily Wiser than NIMBYs, on Jun 5, 2017 at 10:45 am | 11 comments | 5074 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

In parting shot, planning commissioner slams council

For the past two years, Kate Downing has been one of Palo Alto's most passionate advocates for building more affordable housing....

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2016
Last comment by resident, on Jun 5, 2017 at 7:05 am | 342 comments | 57644 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Impacts of genetically engineered crops on pesticide use in the U.S. -- the first sixteen years

Genetically engineered, herbicide-resistant and insect-resistant crops have been remarkable commercial successes in the United...

Original post made by pa resident on Oct. 20, 2012
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 5, 2017 at 4:31 am | 11 comments | 6986 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Off Deadline: Asian-Americans expand what 'community involvement' means

The venerable Silicon Valley-based group Asian Americans for Community Involvement, AACI for short, is about to celebrate...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2017
Last comment by Get it Straight, on Jun 4, 2017 at 6:48 pm | 10 comments | 5776 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Principal leaving Jordan Middle School after one year

The new principal of Jordan Middle School, Katie Kinnaman, will be leaving after one year on the job to move to Texas, she...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2017
Last comment by Jessie, on Jun 4, 2017 at 3:50 pm | 44 comments | 16028 Views

AROUND TOWN

In Old Palo Alto, something to talk about

Last Halloween, Old Palo Alto resident Catherine Debs launched a beautification project in her neighborhood aimed at bringing...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2012
Last comment by Luna, on Jun 4, 2017 at 1:46 pm | 16 comments | 9708 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Around Town: air time; thinking small

Tidbits collected by the Weekly staff on people, events and other happenings. Read the full story here https://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2017/05/27/around-town-air-time-thinking-...

Original post made on May. 27, 2017
Last comment by KarenP, on Jun 4, 2017 at 12:48 pm | 12 comments | 4160 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

State to probe Kniss' campaign for possible violations

Prompted by a citizen complaint, the California Fair Political Practices Commission has launched an investigation into the...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2017
Last comment by Pants on fire, on Jun 4, 2017 at 11:50 am | 68 comments | 13556 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto High School's Class of 2017 marks its milestone

The mood was celebratory Wednesday afternoon on Paly's main quad. An hour before commencement was scheduled to begin at 5...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2017
Last comment by PA Parent, on Jun 3, 2017 at 10:52 pm | 6 comments | 9854 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man gets 60-years-to-life sentence for teen's murder

Antonio Sotelo-Moreno, 27, was sentenced to 60 years to life in prison for the 2014 first-degree murder of an 18-year-old...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2017
Last comment by Online Name, on Jun 3, 2017 at 10:10 pm | 2 comments | 12029 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

With ideal climate and landscape, why aren't we biking?

One of the reasons I love life in Palo Alto is because our city has made a serious commitment to bicycle infrastructure....

Original post made on May. 26, 2017
Last comment by Steve Dabrowski, on Jun 3, 2017 at 5:19 pm | 66 comments | 9767 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mandatory After School Activities

There was a lively discussion on this Forum last December about legal right of schools to assign homework. My question is...

Original post made by Palo Alto Resident on May. 1, 2015
Last comment by Sonia, on Jun 3, 2017 at 5:04 pm | 30 comments | 23535 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Top administrator, middle school principal to resign

More leadership shakeups are on the way for the Palo Alto Unified School District, with its chief student services officer...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2017
Last comment by Paly Mom, on Jun 2, 2017 at 11:50 pm | 22 comments | 15416 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Alums to grads: There's more than one path to success

Every spring at Gunn High School, graduating seniors adhere to a tradition: posting college rejection letters on what has...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2017
Last comment by Michal Pasternak, on Jun 2, 2017 at 11:37 am | 4 comments | 11747 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Pastor from East Palo Alto arrested for sexual assault

A pastor of a Menlo Park church has been arrested and could face six felony counts of sexual assault against juvenile and...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2017
Last comment by Women 2, on Jun 2, 2017 at 11:36 am | 2 comments | 6309 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Special-education director resigns mid-year

In the midst of Palo Alto Unified's efforts to reform its special-education department, the school district announced Tuesday...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2017
Last comment by Campbell IEP Mom, on Jun 2, 2017 at 10:57 am | 15 comments | 12149 Views

AROUND TOWN

The next-best thing

Ever wish you could catch the Beatles in Menlo Park? How about a free performance by Santana in Palo Alto? Thanks to the...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2017
Last comment by dtnorth, on Jun 2, 2017 at 8:36 am | 2 comments | 3624 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town

<B><B> PAYING IT FORWARD ... </B> Instead of giving gifts to one another for b'nai mitzvah, seventh-grade students at <B>Gideon...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2017
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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Woman allegedly assaults nanny, spits on toddler's stroller in Mountain View

A 24-year-old Palo Alto woman was arrested last week in Mountain View on assault charges after she allegedly prompted two...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2017
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jun 2, 2017 at 3:53 am | 2 comments | 3377 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Graduation festivities: Class of 2017

Your guide to high school students graduating around the Midpeninsula, with stories, photos and social media posts from commencement...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2017
Last comment by Custom, on Jun 2, 2017 at 2:15 am | 2 comments | 7610 Views
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