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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 | 6804 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 | 5061 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 | 28904 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 | 144 comments | 13270 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto union workers call in sick

About a quarter of the workers represented by Palo Alto's largest labor union called in sick Tuesday in what city leaders...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2009
Last comment by City Employee/resident, on Sep 18, 2009 at 12:39 am | 143 comments | 5748 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 | 9625 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 | 142 comments | 19953 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 | 9405 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 | 17937 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 | 33154 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 | 142 comments | 9143 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 | 8653 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 | 6085 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 | 141 comments | 22653 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Bullying case reveals systemic problems in school district

Palo Alto school district leaders and parents should be shocked and saddened by the portrait painted in a scathing investigative...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2013
Last comment by Jen, on Feb 15, 2013 at 10:04 am | 141 comments | 12575 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Jordan Middle School, other schools now up for renaming

What began as one Jordan Middle School seventh-grader's book report on the questionable history of the school's namesake,...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2016
Last comment by Boaty MacBoatface, on Mar 13, 2017 at 8:26 am | 141 comments | 13602 Views

AROUND TOWN

Train hits car, service suspended

Caltrain service was suspended Friday just after 5 p.m. when a train hit an automobile at the Charleston Road crossing in...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2011
Last comment by Mike, on May 20, 2011 at 6:59 pm | 141 comments | 7699 Views

AROUND TOWN

Longtime dim sum spot, Cho's on California Avenue, to close

Cho's Mandarin Dim Sum, a 35-year-old hole-in-the-wall Chinese restaurant on California Avenue, will be serving potstickers,...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2014
Last comment by Marty, on Mar 12, 2014 at 1:53 pm | 141 comments | 137008 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Knowledge, support low for PA bond measures

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Original post made on Oct. 2, 2007
Last comment by aw, on Oct 10, 2007 at 8:29 pm | 140 comments | 9225 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Former state assemblyman wants to reform Prop. 13

The common good has long been former Assemblyman Rich Gordon's aim, whether in his efforts with troubled youth, with an unfair...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2017
Last comment by TooFunny, on Mar 31, 2017 at 7:16 am | 140 comments | 5247 Views
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Best Of Palo Alto ballot is here

It's time to decide what local business is worthy of the title "Best Of Palo Alto" — and you get to decide! Cast your ballot online. Voting ends May 29th. Stay tuned for the results in the July 21st issue of the Palo Alto Weekly.

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