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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Downtown project sent back to drawing board, again

In a stinging rejection Thursday, the Palo Alto Architectural Review Board voted 3-0, with two members recused, against a...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2016
Last comment by resident, on Aug 9, 2016 at 7:28 am | 44 comments | 9221 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Buena Vista owners receive $36 million-plus offer

The Housing Authority of Santa Clara County has made a $36.7 million offer to purchase the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park,...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2016
Last comment by Random, on Dec 29, 2016 at 11:43 am | 44 comments | 6636 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Donations lag at Partners in Education

Partners in Education (PiE), the education foundation that raises millions of dollars each year to fund electives, support...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2017
Last comment by Nobody special, on Feb 3, 2017 at 10:01 am | 44 comments | 7111 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City mulls improvements to code enforcement

It's been a busy year in Palo Alto's planning department, which deals the lion's share of the City Council's requests. But...

Original post made on May. 17, 2017
Last comment by Abitarian, 6 hours ago | 44 comments | 5142 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Letter of complaint and retraction?

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Original post made by Parent on Sep. 30, 2006
Last comment by Bill Johnson, on Oct 4, 2006 at 3:17 pm | 44 comments | 9186 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Are PAUSD Schools Excellent?

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Original post made by Working Mother of Three on Feb. 14, 2007
Last comment by parent, on Feb 24, 2007 at 4:33 pm | 44 comments | 6536 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Is Diligence on New Superintendent Sufficient?

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Original post made by RWE on May. 2, 2007
Last comment by OhlonePar, on May 19, 2007 at 3:13 pm | 44 comments | 14939 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Your kids are smoking marijuana near my house

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Original post made by Jim on Jul. 31, 2007
Last comment by anon., on Sep 2, 2009 at 10:42 am | 44 comments | 6923 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bullies not welcome at Barron Park Elementary

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Original post made on Oct. 25, 2007
Last comment by FF, on Nov 6, 2007 at 8:26 pm | 44 comments | 6213 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school district plans for boundary changes

With plans underway to reopen Garland School in November 2010, the school board discussed reconfiguring school boundaries...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2009
Last comment by Erin, on Feb 2, 2009 at 11:57 am | 44 comments | 3389 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district will try again on new calendar

When the dust settled after Tuesday's rancorous Palo Alto Board of Education meeting, at which a scheduled vote on academic...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2010
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Nov 20, 2010 at 9:35 am | 44 comments | 5973 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board enthusiastic about new classes at Paly

Three new classes proposed for Palo Alto High School next year are part of a larger effort to better "align" high school...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2012
Last comment by local parent, on Feb 24, 2012 at 10:35 am | 44 comments | 5266 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Overall school-bond tax bills to rise 19.5 percent

Property owners in the Palo Alto school district will see higher tax bills following school board approval last week of a...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2012
Last comment by Wayne Martin, on Jun 28, 2012 at 11:02 am | 44 comments | 6423 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Protest at Charlie Munger and Mandy Lowell's House -- PHOTOS

The Los Angeles Times covered the protest at Charlie Munger and Mandy Lowell's Hamilton Avenue home yesterday. Charlie and...

Original post made by Cal Teachers on Nov. 2, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on Nov 5, 2012 at 11:53 am | 44 comments | 5381 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: So far, all take, no give on Cubberley site

We had high hopes in November, 2011 when the Palo Alto City Council adopted an ambitious work plan aimed at determining a...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2013
Last comment by Alex Panelli, on Mar 19, 2013 at 9:18 am | 44 comments | 5226 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

McGee calls for committee work on new elementary school

The Palo Alto school district's debate over the urgency to open a 13th elementary school, defined by years of delays in decision...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2014
Last comment by JLS Mom, on Sep 30, 2014 at 12:13 am | 44 comments | 7000 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mysterious school policy proposal becomes hot potato

Palo Alto school board Vice President Melissa Baten Caswell is asking her colleagues to consider adopting additional conflict-of-interest...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2014
Last comment by kludged, on Dec 8, 2014 at 8:36 am | 44 comments | 9499 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: A 'moon shot' denied

Three of Palo Alto's five school board members courageously and emphatically said 'no' Tuesday night to initiating a months-long...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2016
Last comment by Innovator, on Feb 1, 2016 at 11:54 pm | 44 comments | 7970 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: The looming election

Unusual opportunities exist this fall for qualified and motivated newcomers to seek and win seats on the Palo Alto City Council...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2016
Last comment by Bacon is bad for you, on Apr 3, 2016 at 10:20 pm | 44 comments | 4738 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district seeks new counseling provider for middle, high schools

The Palo Alto school district has for the first time issued a request for proposals for counseling services for its secondary...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2017
Last comment by Gina Dalma, on Apr 17, 2017 at 7:50 pm | 44 comments | 6740 Views
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Cherries and Berries
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Meeting Other New Parents
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