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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Persky ordered to pay recall campaign attorney's fees

Ousted judge Aaron Persky has been ordered to pay $161,825 to the attorney who represented pro bono the campaign that successfully...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2018
Last comment by mauricio, on Oct 26, 2018 at 2:39 pm | 10 comments | 9806 Views

AROUND TOWN

Firm names more priests accused of sexual assault

A Minnesota-based law firm on Tuesday morning released the names of 33 men connected with the Diocese of San Jose who have...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2018
Last comment by Based on Facts, on Oct 26, 2018 at 9:53 am | 9 comments | 3504 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

We need "agree" and "disagree" buttons instead of "Like" Button on Town Square.

Many times I have used the "Like" button to agree with a comment. On many occasions I strongly disagree with the comment...

Original post made by Resident on Oct. 21, 2018
Last comment by 1 percenters? 13 percenters?, on Oct 26, 2018 at 9:27 am | 28 comments | 1557 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Why are Ventura Neighborhood Planning meetings on weekdays downtown?

Why are Ventura working group meetings on weekdays straddling rush hour, down town? Seriously, the City knows we have a...

Original post made by Need Community Investments on Oct. 26, 2018
There are no comments yet. 839 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board hopeful for 'sprint goals' approach

Palo Alto school board members were encouraged Tuesday night by Superintendent Don Austin's ideas for changing the way the...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2018
Last comment by musical, on Oct 25, 2018 at 6:07 pm | 3 comments | 3685 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto High robotics coach resigns after complaints

Palo Alto High School computer science teacher and robotics coach Kathleen Krier, who had been placed on paid leave last...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2018
Last comment by film jedi, on Oct 25, 2018 at 11:59 am | 30 comments | 13596 Views

AROUND TOWN

City to sell development rights to fund upgrades to Avenidas, children's zoo

Seeking to raise money for popular community projects, Palo Alto officials are preparing to sell to local bidders a valuable...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2018
Last comment by Another Giveaway, on Oct 24, 2018 at 6:31 pm | 11 comments | 4562 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Meet the Ravenswood school-board candidates

Come Nov. 6, voters will be presented with two distinct narratives from six newcomers and three incumbents running for three...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2018
Last comment by EPA Gadfly, on Oct 24, 2018 at 5:52 pm | 2 comments | 5828 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

How to stop the scammers from calling?

I wonder if I even need my landline anymore; scammers are calling as early as 7:30am and we get at least 3 calls per day....

Original post made by Frustrated on Oct. 23, 2018
Last comment by Pay Phone Landline, on Oct 24, 2018 at 2:54 pm | 12 comments | 991 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board proceeds cautiously on elections legal threat

The Palo Alto school district has secured more time to determine how to respond to a legal threat alleging its school board...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2018
Last comment by Hsien, on Oct 23, 2018 at 3:01 pm | 17 comments | 5836 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents! Warning about College Board scam

I just read about this warning from the FTC: Recently, we heard about scams targeting parents of high school students...

Original post made by Resident on Oct. 23, 2018
Last comment by Hoisin, on Oct 23, 2018 at 2:32 pm | 2 comments | 1565 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Crescent Park traffic report analyzes depth of concerns

Seeking to persuade the Palo Alto City Council to take traffic congestion seriously, Crescent Park residents have conducted...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2018
Last comment by Make Them Pay, on Oct 23, 2018 at 2:17 pm | 48 comments | 8641 Views

AROUND TOWN

Community Notebook: College Fund founder to receive Kiwanis Angel Award

Menlo Park resident Charles Schmuck, whose nonprofit Peninsula College Fund has helped nearly 100 local young adults become...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2018
Last comment by Jim, on Oct 23, 2018 at 2:01 pm | 2 comments | 3421 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Superintendent to detail new goal-setting approach

Palo Alto Unified Superintendent Don Austin wants his staff to train for sprints and marathons -- both the short- and the...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2018
Last comment by James Thurber, on Oct 23, 2018 at 12:47 pm | 4 comments | 4034 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Unprecedented obfuscation

In what may be remembered as a new low point for a Palo Alto City Council with many previous low points over the last two...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2018
Last comment by ares, on Oct 23, 2018 at 9:41 am | 64 comments | 8829 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City proposes retention basin under Bol Park

A proposal by the city of Palo Alto to put a stormwater-retention pond under Cornelis Bol Park would serve to remove hazardous...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2018
Last comment by Anon, on Oct 22, 2018 at 3:20 pm | 33 comments | 8467 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Local priests accused of sexual misconduct

Eight priests with ties to Midpeninsula parishes are among the 15 clergy members accused of sexual abuse against children...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2018
Last comment by Anneke, on Oct 22, 2018 at 11:27 am | 27 comments | 9172 Views

AROUND TOWN

A new old-fashioned treat

Gail Waldo perfected her licorice recipe for over a year, testing online recipes until she struck what might be cheekily...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2018
Last comment by jzertuche, on Oct 21, 2018 at 11:49 pm | 1 comment | 3851 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto neighbors may see relief from noise

A Menlo Park business that nearby Palo Alto residents say has been a nuisance for three years must cease holding events at...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2018
Last comment by Anonymous, on Oct 21, 2018 at 10:54 pm | 12 comments | 7918 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Supervisors back new $222M psychiatric hospital for kids

Calling it a much-needed resource for youth in crisis, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday gave a full-throated...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2018
Last comment by Millionaire tax, on Oct 21, 2018 at 10:40 pm | 4 comments | 5298 Views
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