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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Simitian proposes teacher housing in Palo Alto

To help teachers cope with the increasingly high cost of living in the Bay Area, Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2018
Last comment by Teacher, 17 minutes ago | 45 comments | 2983 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New pickleball courts planned for Mitchell Park

Pickelball's growing clout has not gone unnoticed at City Hall, where the City Council recently passed a special proclamation...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2018
Last comment by Peter, 3 hours ago | 143 comments | 6197 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 New Names, 4 hours ago | 169 comments | 7888 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Bike bridge to connect East Palo Alto and Palo Alto

After decades of dangerous crossings on the University Avenue overpass over U.S. Highway 101, bicyclists and pedestrians...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2018
Last comment by sigh, 5 hours ago | 11 comments | 2242 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford grad student raises $42K after mother's cancer diagnosis

When Stanford University graduate student Jorge Cueto, received the news of his mother's cancer diagnosis last month, there...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2018
Last comment by Bob, 5 hours ago | 1 comment | 837 Views

AROUND TOWN

Retiming the left signal when turning from Page Mill Rd to Foothill Exp

When bringing my daughter to Gunn High in the mornings of school days, from Page Mill Rd (west bound), we must make a left...

Original post made by Jeff Li on Jan. 22, 2018
Last comment by resident, 6 hours ago | 1 comment | 50 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Off Deadline: Is Silicon Valley's painfully severe 'housing crisis' insoluble?

At gatherings late last year, people throughout the Peninsula had a chance to express their feelings and experiences relating...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2018
Last comment by Curmudgeon, 8 hours ago | 37 comments | 2818 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Eshoo: Government shutdown an 'embarrassment'

The federal government went into shutdown mode Saturday at midnight after the U.S. Senate failed to get the needed 60 votes...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2018
Last comment by Curmudgeon, 8 hours ago | 25 comments | 2124 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District grapples with ongoing budget deficit

Palo Alto Unified, a well-resourced district that has set ambitious and costly educational goals for the next several years,...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2018
Last comment by A Parent, 8 hours ago | 16 comments | 2727 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City faces legal challenge over budget transfers

A resident's lawsuit and a court case involving the city of Redding could upend Palo Alto's century-long practice of transferring...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2018
Last comment by Curmudgeon, 11 hours ago | 15 comments | 1140 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Eight is enough

The Palo Alto school district has a rare opportunity to put a term limit measure on this November's ballot without it being...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2018
Last comment by Curmudgeon, 11 hours ago | 10 comments | 1598 Views

AROUND TOWN

League of Women Voters launches teen-registration effort

The League of Women Voters of Palo Alto is working toward an ambitious goal: to register all eligible Palo Alto teenagers...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2018
Last comment by Al Ward, 11 hours ago | 19 comments | 1814 Views

AROUND TOWN

For new bike boulevard, it's not smooth sailing

Palo Alto's effort to turn a street into a bicycle-friendly boulevard is encountering a chorus of complaints from residents...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2017
Last comment by @Petitioner, 13 hours ago | 133 comments | 9717 Views

SPORTS

Stanford's Keller Chryst announces plan to transfer

Quarterback Keller Chryst announced on twitter Sunday that he will transfer from Stanford for his fifth season of eligibility....

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2018
Last comment by Michael O., 17 hours ago | 5 comments | 1894 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to discuss A-G completion rates

In another indication of the Palo Alto school district's achievement gap, black, Latino, low-income and special-education...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2018
Last comment by Kids, on Jan 21, 2018 at 9:57 pm | 9 comments | 1954 Views

AROUND TOWN

Signatures filed to place judge recall on ballot

In a milestone for the grassroots effort to unseat Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky for his alleged bias in sexual violence...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2018
Last comment by Ana Gabriela Hermosillo, on Jan 21, 2018 at 3:49 pm | 54 comments | 4405 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New mayor signals heavy push on housing

Moments after Liz Kniss took center stage as Palo Alto's newly elected mayor Monday night, she brought up an issue that is...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2018
Last comment by Anon, on Jan 21, 2018 at 3:21 pm | 86 comments | 8975 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Tens of thousands expected at Bay Area Women's Marches

Tens of thousands of people are expected to turn out Saturday in cities across the Bay Area -- and at Stanford University...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2018
Last comment by @(So-called) Resident, on Jan 20, 2018 at 9:38 pm | 3 comments | 896 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Editorial: new year, new mayor

The surprise, if one can call it that, wasn't the unanimous election Monday night of Liz Kniss as mayor of Palo Alto for...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2018
Last comment by Fred Balin, on Jan 20, 2018 at 9:35 pm | 17 comments | 1800 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ravenswood school district faces looming budget crisis

If the Ravenswood City School District does not cut $3.3 million from its budget, it will face insolvency within a year,...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2018
Last comment by EPA RESIDENT, on Jan 20, 2018 at 6:59 pm | 12 comments | 4415 Views
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Burger chain Shake Shack to open in Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 18 comments | 5,019 views

The Cost of Service
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By Douglas Moran | 11 comments | 857 views

Couples: When Wrong Admit It; When Right; Shut Up
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One-on-one time
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