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Palo Alto teachers seek pay raise

As Palo Alto schools cheer the best financial picture they've seen in years, teachers are asking for a pay raise. Read the...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2013
Last comment by Teacher, on Mar 7, 2013 at 7:26 pm | 93 comments | 10660 Views


Group tasked with cutting rail-redesign options instead adds 3 more

When Palo Alto established a committee last year to work on a proposed redesign of local rail crossings, the goal was to...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2020
Last comment by member, on Jan 23, 2020 at 2:30 pm | 63 comments | 10657 Views


Stanford plans to remove Lagunita Dam

Stanford University officials are looking at tearing down Lagunita Dam and restoring habitat for endangered steelhead in...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2018
Last comment by Lyle , on Mar 5, 2018 at 3:32 pm | 2 comments | 10657 Views


School district fires contractor after trapped ground squirrels die

Palo Alto Unified terminated its contract with a pest control company on July 14 after ground squirrels that it trapped were...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2021
Last comment by Demetrius Lanham, on Jul 26, 2021 at 12:32 pm | 20 comments | 10652 Views


New Gunn principal aims to provide steady leadership for school in transition

Gunn High School's new principal, Kathie Laurence, doesn't see herself as a hard-charging catalyst. With 22 years under her...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2017
Last comment by lol, on Sep 1, 2017 at 3:06 pm | 21 comments | 10651 Views


Helicopter makes emergency landing in Palo Alto

Nearly 100 feet from rush-hour traffic on Highway 101 near Embarcadero Road, a pilot approaching the Palo Alto Municipal...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2012
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Sep 19, 2017 at 11:40 am | 68 comments | 10651 Views


Castilleja School claims Palo Alto's move to reduce proposed garage is illegal

In an abrupt change of tone, Castilleja argued in a letter this week that the city's move to reduce the size of the its proposed...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2022
Last comment by Hulkamania, on Jan 20, 2022 at 7:19 am | 45 comments | 10650 Views


Palo Alto schools parcel tax poised to pass

With a wide margin of 77 percent "yes" votes and 87 percent of ballots counted, Palo Alto schools parcel tax Measure A looks...

Original post made on May. 5, 2015
Last comment by Wo Nellie, on May 7, 2015 at 5:40 pm | 82 comments | 10650 Views


City to decide fate of Maybell loan

The Palo Alto City Council will decide Monday whether to demand a $5.82 million loan to the Palo Alto Housing Corp. be returned...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2013
Last comment by Palo Altan, on Dec 8, 2013 at 7:58 am | 23 comments | 10649 Views


Second day of hacking trial focuses on FBI investigation

During the second day of the federal trial of Ross M. Colby, who is charged with hacking Palo Alto Online and other Embarcadero...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2018
There are no comments yet. 10648 Views


Family, friends call for search to resume for missing students

A search has been called off for two college students from the Bay Area who were swept into the ocean Monday at Bonny Doon...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2016
Last comment by Mom, on Jan 20, 2016 at 10:54 pm | 2 comments | 10648 Views


City adopts plan to revamp waste operations

As Palo Alto prepares to dramatically overhaul how it handles its waste, city officials and residents remain at odds over...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2012
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Jul 12, 2012 at 2:20 pm | 38 comments | 10646 Views


Ravenswood district to open new middle school

The Ravenswood City School District is opening a new middle school in East Palo Alto this fall with the hopes of reversing...

Original post made on May. 6, 2017
Last comment by GET HER OUT! Charlie Mae Knight, on May 11, 2017 at 11:07 am | 3 comments | 10645 Views


Editorial: Project creep at City Hall

A project that was intended to be a renovation of the cramped conference room next to the City Council Chambers has somehow...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2014
Last comment by anonymous, on Jul 14, 2014 at 1:00 pm | 33 comments | 10644 Views


Injury collision blocks segment of El Camino Real

An injury collision involving a bicycle and a car has blocked a section of northbound El Camino Real in Palo Alto since late...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2018
Last comment by Good news, on Jun 21, 2018 at 3:01 pm | 35 comments | 10644 Views


Woman attacked in Homer Avenue tunnel

A downtown Palo Alto businesswoman walking through the Homer Avenue underpass at Alma Street was attacked by a man on Tuesday...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2017
Last comment by john_alderman, on Sep 8, 2017 at 5:32 pm | 41 comments | 10642 Views


Reforms may demand change to Gunn 'bell schedule'

Gunn High School's daily "bell schedule" may have to change in 2014-2015 to make time in the school week for full delivery...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2013
Last comment by Gunn parent of 3, on Mar 24, 2013 at 8:21 pm | 46 comments | 10641 Views


Facebook donates $25 million for Palo Alto teacher housing project

A plan to build housing in Palo Alto for regional teachers and school staff has received a major boost: a $25 million donation...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2019
Last comment by Scott, on Oct 18, 2019 at 3:41 pm | 17 comments | 10640 Views


Palo Alto raises minimum wage

Palo Alto will have a minimum wage of $11 an hour starting next year thanks to a law that the City Council unanimously passed...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by Garden Gnome, on Aug 26, 2015 at 12:00 pm | 29 comments | 10640 Views


Wolbach edges out Kou for fifth seat on Palo Alto council

Cory Wolbach, a legislative aide for state Sen. Jerry Hill, has edged out emergency-preparedness leader Lydia Kou for the...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2014
Last comment by Jocelyn Dong, on Nov 18, 2014 at 4:34 pm | 40 comments | 10638 Views
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