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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Lynne Johnson will retire as police chief

Palo Alto Police Chief Lynne Johnson will retire and leave her job Dec. 19, City Manager James Keene announced Thursday following...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2008
Last comment by steveo, on Mar 11, 2009 at 11:30 am | 139 comments | 13411 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Private giving to public schools widens the gap between rich and poor.

This New York Times opinion piece is being widely read and shared by my Stanford colleagues this morning. As you consider...

Original post made by A parent concerned about social justice on Sep. 5, 2013
Last comment by Sara, on Sep 11, 2013 at 8:26 pm | 139 comments | 23114 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto treads cautiously on fiber network

With Google looming as a major wildcard, Palo Alto officials agreed on Monday to wait until next year before making any decisions...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2015
Last comment by Nayeli, on Oct 16, 2015 at 3:51 pm | 138 comments | 9478 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers union defends decision to file grievance against Gunn principal

Citing "misconceptions and misinformation" surrounding the union grievance filed late last year against Gunn High School...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2015
Last comment by Redonculous, on Apr 27, 2015 at 9:58 pm | 138 comments | 11338 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Diversity in Palo Alto Schools: Merit and Demerits

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Original post made by John on Jun. 25, 2007
Last comment by nancy, on Jun 30, 2007 at 8:07 pm | 137 comments | 9834 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Yes on E

It is difficult to imagine any other city engaging in the kind of hard-fought battle that has characterized the debate over...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2011
Last comment by Walter Sedriks, on Oct 30, 2011 at 4:19 am | 137 comments | 6987 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Giant sign approved for new Alma Plaza grocer

For decades, Alma Plaza in Palo Alto has served as a graveyard for grocers' dreams. On Monday, the City Council sent the...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2013
Last comment by customer, on Jun 22, 2014 at 5:36 pm | 137 comments | 21227 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto reacts to Atlantic article

The appearance in a national publication of a now-familiar story — that of a community, Palo Alto, grappling with youth...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2015
Last comment by RETOOL SCHOOL, on Dec 24, 2015 at 10:31 am | 137 comments | 16449 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Pensions: Palo Alto's ticking time bomb

In 2007, the year Warren Buffett famously described public pensions as a time bomb with a long fuse, Palo Alto officials...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2012
Last comment by Deep Throat, on Aug 24, 2012 at 4:04 pm | 136 comments | 31085 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MI letter to school board

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Original post made by Board Observer on May. 2, 2007
Last comment by pa resident, on May 10, 2007 at 3:41 pm | 136 comments | 11471 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

French or not at Paly?

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Original post made by homme de palo alto on Jul. 22, 2007
Last comment by Palo alto mom, on Sep 6, 2007 at 11:51 am | 136 comments | 9587 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Plagiarism at Paly grad events sparks discussion

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Original post made on Jun. 25, 2008
Last comment by Parent, on Jun 27, 2008 at 10:12 am | 136 comments | 7488 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto High principal reflects on 'egg wars'

Eleven Palo Alto High School students were suspended and about seven more received "consequences" for participating in an...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2009
Last comment by Anon., on Nov 21, 2009 at 5:50 am | 136 comments | 5742 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Passionate boos, cheers mark Eshoo meeting

A vocal crowd of nearly 1,000 people turned out Wednesday night for a Town Hall meeting with Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Palo Alto)...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2009
Last comment by Ethan, on Sep 8, 2009 at 1:21 am | 136 comments | 5395 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Eshoo launches survey on airplane noise

Acting on numerous complaints by her constituents regarding an increase in aircraft noise, Rep. Anna Eshoo has assembled...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2015
Last comment by what plane noise?, on Jul 28, 2015 at 11:34 pm | 136 comments | 9609 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

'Yes on A' campaign raises more than $46,000

The "Yes on A" campaign in support of the Palo Alto schools parcel tax measure has raised $46,047, with Parent Teacher Associations,...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2015
Last comment by I can't remember the name I used, on Apr 19, 2015 at 6:55 pm | 135 comments | 6543 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council halts divisive downtown project

Two months after it seemingly secured the city's approval, a divisive four-story development proposed for the former site...

Original post made on May. 5, 2015
Last comment by Bobbyhwy1@icloud.com, on Jul 2, 2015 at 11:31 am | 135 comments | 11048 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly High tries for booze-free dances

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Original post made on May. 28, 2008
Last comment by paly parent, on Jun 11, 2008 at 4:37 pm | 135 comments | 7996 Views

AROUND TOWN

Caltrain improvements may come soon because of High Speed Rail

I think these are both important upgrades to the existing Caltrain system. According to the Mercury-News: "What particularly...

Original post made by Greg K on Nov. 18, 2008
Last comment by Clem, on Dec 1, 2008 at 8:02 pm | 135 comments | 33719 Views

AROUND TOWN

Dispute over Jewish tradition could nix Christmas trees

Every autumn, for more than a decade, Abraham Berman's sukkah made an appearance on the second-floor patio of Sheridan Apartments,...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2011
Last comment by saichele, on Dec 11, 2011 at 10:16 pm | 135 comments | 12807 Views
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