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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Neighborhoods

Read the full story here http://www.PaloAltoOnline.com/news/show_story.php?id=10982 posted Tuesday, January 27, 2009, 11:30...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2009
Last comment by tracey Chen, on Jun 25, 2009 at 1:21 pm | 3 comments | 1241542 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What gives the school the right to give my child homework?

This is a legitimate question. I called the California Department of Education today and they did not know the answer. What...

Original post made by Parent on Dec. 18, 2014
Last comment by Overload, on Aug 5, 2016 at 9:05 am | 481 comments | 684361 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Student with 3.85 GPA gets rejection letters from UCs

Hi, My friend's daughter got 3.85 GPA, had 5 AP classes in high school, was on competitive swimming team, volunteered...

Original post made by Parent on May. 28, 2012
Last comment by Nayeli, on Jun 28, 2017 at 7:48 pm | 373 comments | 592169 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Enjoying multi-tasking?

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Original post made by Mr. Man on Mar. 26, 2007
Last comment by Mimi Butternut, on Mar 29, 2007 at 1:34 am | 2 comments | 541927 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Nikola Tesla statue to be unveiled in Palo Alto

A statue of the inventor of Nikola Tesla -- equipped with free Wi-Fi and a time capsule to be opened in 2043 -- is set to...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2013
Last comment by ACDC, on Jun 14, 2017 at 1:03 pm | 46 comments | 472862 Views

AROUND TOWN

The things I remember about Palo Alto while growing up:

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Original post made by Andrew L. Freedman on Oct. 19, 2006
Last comment by Andy Paredes, on Jan 31, 2021 at 8:04 pm | 1201 comments | 385911 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly school board rep: 'The sorrows of young Palo Altans'

My stress began in elementary school, where students were segregated into separate class meetings as "early" and "late" readers,...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2015
Last comment by BalancedParent, on Mar 30, 2017 at 3:54 pm | 487 comments | 368725 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Downtown development sparks architecture debate

With its glassy walls, boxy shape, 50-foot height and preponderance of office space, a four-story building proposed for 240...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2013
Last comment by bru, on Sep 14, 2013 at 5:36 pm | 51 comments | 357310 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents: Keep calm and parent on

I am a psychiatrist. After the tragedy last week, my phone has not stopped ringing with calls from concerned fellow parents....

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2015
Last comment by But, but, but..., on Mar 21, 2016 at 5:31 pm | 215 comments | 356094 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Hitting the restart button

Inside Palo Alto's newly renovated Downtown Library recently, Cornelia van Aken rattled off a list of new programs the staff...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2011
Last comment by KC, on Jul 19, 2011 at 3:23 pm | 14 comments | 348450 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Barron Park survey shows strong support for referendum on Maybell development

A grassroots effort to reverse City Council's approval of a controversial development on Maybell Avenue is quickly gathering...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 12, 2013 at 11:59 am | 61 comments | 347053 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford sex-assault victim: 'You took away my worth'

Standing in front of a full courtroom in Palo Alto on Thursday, the 23-year-old college graduate who was sexually assaulted...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2016
Last comment by @Vince, on Jun 5, 2016 at 2:24 pm | 65 comments | 346926 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto highest in county for disability claims by police, firefighter retirees

More than half of Palo Alto's police officers and firefighters retired with disability benefits over the past five years,...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2013
Last comment by S. Coen, on Jul 13, 2013 at 8:51 am | 76 comments | 289108 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School documents and source materials

In addition to documents and other original source material linked within news stories, other material obtained from the...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2013
There are no comments yet. 287635 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

SAP Palo Alto vice president arrested for LEGO scam

The vice president of Palo Alto software firm SAP Labs, LLC will be charged on Tuesday with four felony burglary charges...

Original post made on May. 21, 2012
Last comment by sea reddy, on Jun 27, 2015 at 6:55 am | 40 comments | 280549 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Just how high can rent be increased?!?

I have been a great tenant for almost 16 years. The landlord (now in property management) is not the greatest, & maintenance...

Original post made by mmmmMom on Jan. 30, 2013
Last comment by John, on May 27, 2013 at 5:43 pm | 40 comments | 277788 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Coronavirus: Second COVID-19 patient dies in Santa Clara County

Check here for the latest coronavirus news and updates from Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2020
Last comment by covid-19 outbreak among VMC nurses, on Apr 10, 2020 at 10:51 pm | 215 comments | 276650 Views

AROUND TOWN

Move Your Car Or Be Towed!

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Original post made by Resident on Jun. 24, 2008
Last comment by follow the rules , on Apr 25, 2017 at 1:38 am | 71 comments | 268468 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Cameras for running red lights in PA?

Too many people are running red lights when the signal is CLEARLY already read. Not just turning from yellow to red. I live...

Original post made by Pro-Big Brother on Nov. 24, 2009
Last comment by jb, on Dec 9, 2009 at 3:11 pm | 68 comments | 266328 Views

AROUND TOWN

Park Blvd crash spurs $17 million claim with Palo Alto

The family of a 12-year-old boy who was struck by a vehicle while riding on the 2500 block of Park Boulevard has filed a...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jul 8, 2013 at 10:54 am | 60 comments | 260798 Views
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