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PALO ALTO ISSUES

In shifting land-use vision, Palo Alto embraces its tech roots

Seeking to quash recent rumors that coders are incompatible with downtown's zoning rules, the Palo Alto City Council voted...

Original post made on May. 2, 2017
Last comment by Balance or bust, on May 4, 2017 at 7:49 pm | 66 comments | 5335 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Hit-and-run injures two boys in East Palo Alto

Two teen boys were taken to the hospital Wednesday afternoon after being the victims of an apparent hit-and-run in East Palo...

Original post made on May. 4, 2017
Last comment by Juan, on May 4, 2017 at 6:48 pm | 5 comments | 3510 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ohlone Elementary principal announces retirement

The latest in a flurry of leadership changes for the Palo Alto school district comes from Ohlone Elementary School, where...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2017
Last comment by Mediocrity, on May 4, 2017 at 5:55 pm | 3 comments | 3270 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest Opinion: School librarians are needed now more than ever

I work as a teacher librarian at Palo Alto High School, and part of my job is helping high school students realize that searching...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2017
Last comment by Not needed at all, on May 4, 2017 at 5:52 pm | 12 comments | 3233 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Achievement Gap or Opportunity Gap?

Watching this 10-minute TEDx video where an award winning teacher talks about what achievement gap really is (opportunity...

Original post made by WhatGap on May. 4, 2017
Last comment by It's both, on May 4, 2017 at 5:48 pm | 1 comment | 152 Views

AROUND TOWN

Attorney spends big to persuade Elon Musk to 'Dump Trump'

A former Portola Valley resident will spend up to $2 million to persuade Elon Musk, chief executive of Tesla, to distance...

Original post made on May. 3, 2017
Last comment by @anon, on May 4, 2017 at 3:56 pm | 27 comments | 2701 Views

AROUND TOWN

Teen wants to change perceptions through 'Dine with a Muslim Family' campaign

A 15-year-old Palo Alto High School sophomore is set on changing people's perceptions of Muslims and Islam one meal at a...

Original post made on May. 3, 2017
Last comment by Nayeli, on May 4, 2017 at 11:55 am | 5 comments | 4784 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City to residents: Don't sign PG&E tree removal contracts

Concerned about Pacific Gas & Electric's planned chop-down of hundreds of Palo Alto's mature trees, city officials have sent...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2015
Last comment by Newly minted Cynic, on May 4, 2017 at 9:04 am | 35 comments | 8953 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Living under the belly of a 'beast'

Fledgling airline Surf Air's marketing slogan is "Disruptive Innovation — A Revolutionary Approach to Air Travel."...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2014
Last comment by Anthony, on May 4, 2017 at 7:24 am | 41 comments | 8629 Views

AROUND TOWN

PG&E hits the 'rewind button' on tree removals in Palo Alto

Admitting that their plan to remove hundreds of trees from their gas pipeline right-of-way got off on poor footing, Pacific...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2015
Last comment by Michael Dawson, on May 3, 2017 at 10:48 pm | 16 comments | 6275 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Community Notebook: 'Title IX Advocacy in the Trump Era' at Stanford

The Stanford Law School has teamed up with campus groups, advocacy organizations and others to host a two-day conference...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on May 3, 2017 at 3:05 pm | 18 comments | 2557 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

In East Palo Alto, plans emerge to build 'up'

Four major construction projects in East Palo Alto could transform the cityscape in the next couple of years, with two of...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2017
Last comment by Mark Dinan, on May 3, 2017 at 3:03 pm | 18 comments | 5689 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to continue budget talks Wednesday

The school board will continue discussing potential cuts for the 2017-18 budget at a special meeting tonight, Wednesday,...

Original post made on May. 3, 2017
Last comment by Ha ha ha, on May 3, 2017 at 2:02 pm | 3 comments | 1287 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto may drop plan for transportation tax

Despite widespread recognition that traffic congestion continues to be a pressing priority, Palo Alto is considering backing...

Original post made on May. 2, 2017
Last comment by Fool Me Once, on May 3, 2017 at 12:44 pm | 8 comments | 2009 Views

AROUND TOWN

City looks to bring public onboard for 'grade separation' debate

Faced with a new set of challenges and opportunities, as well as a transformed political landscape, the Palo Alto City Council's...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2017
Last comment by musical, on May 3, 2017 at 11:44 am | 113 comments | 7203 Views

SPORTS

Gunn's Zhou earns SCVAL individual title; Paly wins team title

Gunn junior Andy Zhou shot a 3-under 68 to earn medalist honors at the SCVAL boys golf championship at Santa Teresa Golf...

Original post made on May. 3, 2017
Last comment by Chet Koczynski, on May 3, 2017 at 11:11 am | 1 comment | 1189 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Eshoo goes after Trump on tax-return secrecy

President Donald Trump's tax returns and his refusal to release them was topic No. 1 for Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, who...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2017
Last comment by resident, on May 3, 2017 at 7:59 am | 78 comments | 3032 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ice cream 101

Five local ice cream shop owners and chefs shared their wisdom about how to achieve that perfectly creamy, mouthwatering...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2017
Last comment by Neighbor, on May 2, 2017 at 9:02 pm | 2 comments | 2112 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Proposed bill urges suicide assessment in discipline

Under a proposed state bill being sponsored by a former Palo Alto city councilman, school districts would be required to...

Original post made on May. 1, 2017
Last comment by Speaking of Ineffective, on May 2, 2017 at 6:18 pm | 8 comments | 2616 Views

AROUND TOWN

Community Notebook: Eichler design guidelines meeting

The city will host a special community meeting to discuss potential Eichler Neighborhood Design Guidelines for two neighborhoods...

Original post made on May. 2, 2017
Last comment by resident, on May 2, 2017 at 5:41 pm | 2 comments | 1503 Views
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