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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Eminent Domain and more is on the way for Palo Alto

The high speed rail will create a significant amount of eminent domain in Palo Alto (or worse - the state may just seize...

Original post made by Parent on Dec. 1, 2008
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Dec 13, 2008 at 2:09 am | 147 comments | 12177 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

"Chinese mothers superior" article

Most of you have read or heard about Wall Street Journal article by a Yale law professor "Why Chinese mothers are superior"...

Original post made by Midtown Resident on Jan. 20, 2011
Last comment by VoiceOfReason, on Feb 8, 2011 at 10:35 am | 147 comments | 10422 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Ten binge-drinking teens cited for intoxication

Ten teens were detained by Palo Alto police and cited for public drunkenness following a Saturday-night binge-drinking party...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2010
Last comment by wow, on Sep 5, 2010 at 9:37 pm | 147 comments | 7263 Views

AROUND TOWN

Eshoo supports Occupy Wall Street protesters

U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Menlo Park, supports the Occupy Wall Street protests and said she is "surprised people weren't out...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2011
Last comment by Perspective, on Oct 29, 2011 at 4:57 pm | 147 comments | 7158 Views

AROUND TOWN

When are they going to outlaw burning fires in fireplaces?

I haven't been able to open my windows for fresh air all evening because someone has been burning wood since this afternoon...

Original post made by Resident on Dec. 16, 2012
Last comment by Think About It, on Dec 21, 2012 at 4:27 pm | 147 comments | 16770 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Why is Ground Water Pumping Still Allowed in Palo Alto?

Last night I was walking my dog and saw a new house being built in the 2100 block of Cowper in OId Palo Alto. The site was...

Original post made by Bill Glazier on Apr. 9, 2015
Last comment by Paly Grad, on Aug 1, 2015 at 3:37 pm | 146 comments | 7406 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School District Overcrowding – how bad is it?

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Original post made by yet another parent on Aug. 30, 2007
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Sep 12, 2007 at 3:27 pm | 146 comments | 11388 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Possible train suicide at W. Meadow Friday night

A possible suicide or fatality involving a Caltrain occurred about 10:30 p.m. Friday night at West Meadow Drive in Palo Alto....

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2009
Last comment by bellag, on Aug 23, 2009 at 6:45 pm | 146 comments | 5480 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

One dead from downtown police shooting

Palo Alto police: An officer-involved incident near downtown is in progress near downtown tonight. No officers have been...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2015
Last comment by an insider, on Feb 5, 2016 at 11:18 am | 144 comments | 31116 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

YMCA: Shrinking membership is forcing gym closure

Citing for the first time a decline in membership and inability to attract new members due to an increasingly competitive...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Jun 14, 2015 at 2:15 pm | 143 comments | 21437 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council votes to take over Palo Alto Airport

Palo Alto Airport on Monday became Palo Alto's airport after the City Council unanimously agreed to transfer the facility...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2014
Last comment by Jetman, on Dec 26, 2014 at 6:00 pm | 143 comments | 23139 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

California high-speed-rail project receives Senate OK

Construction of California's controversial high-speed-rail system between San Francisco and Los Angeles is ready to launch,...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2012
Last comment by Unaffordable, on Dec 8, 2013 at 11:42 am | 143 comments | 9549 Views

AROUND TOWN

Video imagines Palo Alto's high-speed-rail future

The sleek, blue train zips on elevated tracks along Churchill Avenue, soaring high above passing cars, traffic lights, meandering...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2009
Last comment by Stop the Seijika, on Apr 12, 2009 at 7:45 pm | 143 comments | 10286 Views

AROUND TOWN

Senior-housing project in Palo Alto riles neighbors

An overflowing crowd of Barron Park and Green Acres ll residents vented their frustration with dense housing and traffic...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2013
Last comment by Briones Parent, on May 3, 2013 at 1:22 pm | 143 comments | 13702 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 Walls, on Jan 17, 2018 at 5:01 pm | 142 comments | 6153 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School stakeholders clash over math

Palo Alto school board members Tuesday struggled to find common ground between district staff's enthusiastic support of a...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2009
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Apr 25, 2009 at 2:50 pm | 142 comments | 9814 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

In secret, school board weighs not cooperating with federal agency

Palo Alto Board of Education members and their attorneys have discussed in closed session and in emails how they might challenge...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2013
Last comment by village fool, on Oct 31, 2013 at 10:30 pm | 142 comments | 18645 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn student, former teacher call for more balanced academic culture

A Gunn High School student and former teacher brought to the school board Tuesday night a rallying cry to create a healthier,...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2014
Last comment by lets stay on topic, on Jan 2, 2015 at 3:09 pm | 142 comments | 34388 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto churches to display anti-torture banners

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Original post made on May. 30, 2008
Last comment by are the banners still up?, on Jun 23, 2008 at 6:28 pm | 142 comments | 8938 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Library effort raises $50,000, kicks off informational campaign

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Original post made on Jun. 27, 2008
Last comment by surveyed, on Jul 9, 2008 at 8:44 am | 141 comments | 6389 Views
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Burger chain Shake Shack to open in Palo Alto
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The Cost of Service
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Couples: When Wrong Admit It; When Right; Shut Up
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