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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Group Forming to Address Palo Alto Airport Impacts on Quality of Life

If you are bothered by low flying, loud prop planes and helicopters, (GA aircraft) you are not alone! These are not commercial...

Original post made by Aviation Limits on Feb. 1, 2016
Last comment by musical, on Mar 3, 2016 at 4:02 pm | 132 comments | 2438 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Emails reveal internal school discussions

Palo Alto school-district superintendent Kevin Skelly has made a practice of communicating with school board members via...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2012
Last comment by Gunn Alumni, on Jun 12, 2012 at 10:07 am | 132 comments | 100528 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Do Palo Alto's high schools give too much homework?

Many Palo Alto high school students report feeling overworked, overburdened and overstressed by unrelenting workloads and...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by Parent, on Feb 6, 2015 at 5:50 pm | 132 comments | 21376 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Second health-care 'telephone town hall' goes well

A second "telephone town hall" by Congresswoman Anna Eshoo Monday evening went smoothly and won praise from callers from...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2009
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Sep 30, 2016 at 11:15 am | 132 comments | 24639 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board members take umbrage at allegations of possible Brown Act violations

Stung by what they view as unfair allegations that they violated California's open-meeting law, Palo Alto school board members...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2012
Last comment by amazed, on Jun 13, 2012 at 7:26 pm | 131 comments | 97222 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bullying in school

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Original post made by Parent At Middle School on Feb. 20, 2008
Last comment by parent, on Mar 18, 2008 at 4:55 pm | 130 comments | 11584 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High school life: To whom it may concern

A veteran Palo Alto educator reflects on the challenges of high school -- and how teachers, students and parents can help. ■...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2010
Last comment by Parenting 100, on Nov 13, 2014 at 2:12 pm | 130 comments | 54580 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Achievement test data sparks heated discussion

Responding to criticism that he's excessively focused on test scores, Palo Alto School District Superintendent Kevin Skelly...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2011
Last comment by Finland does it better, on Nov 21, 2011 at 11:49 pm | 130 comments | 43165 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Cyclist's account of Woodside road-rage event

A Portola Valley resident said he was among 100 or so cyclists at the scene of a road-rage incident involving a pickup truck...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2013
Last comment by Anonymous, on Feb 9, 2013 at 3:21 pm | 130 comments | 10746 Views

AROUND TOWN

The Opportunity Center Was A Mistake

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Original post made by Kat on Dec. 15, 2007
Last comment by Gina, on Jan 16, 2008 at 1:10 pm | 130 comments | 10593 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Police hunting for 19-year-old shooting suspect

Palo Alto police have launched a manhunt 19-year-old suspect in today's shooting incident at an apartment complex at 574...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2009
Last comment by Ketimpor Ta, on Apr 22, 2009 at 2:24 pm | 129 comments | 5639 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Workers' union publicly protests city takebacks

The closed-doors negotiations between Palo Alto and its largest workers' union turned public and testy Monday night when...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2009
Last comment by Anna, on Jun 21, 2009 at 5:10 am | 129 comments | 11012 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mandarin-immersion grant saves PA district $$

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Original post made on Jun. 25, 2008
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Jul 10, 2008 at 12:07 pm | 129 comments | 6328 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fresh Market grocery store to close

Edgewood Plaza's Fresh Market grocery store in Palo Alto will close by March 31, the company announced on Thursday. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2015
Last comment by Online Name, on Mar 11, 2015 at 4:16 pm | 129 comments | 20651 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Friends, family recall 'amazing, loving' Seidman

The memorial service for Phyllis Seidman, who died Tuesday night after she was struck by an SUV in Palo Alto Tuesday afternoon,...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2008
Last comment by Driver, on Dec 10, 2008 at 11:38 pm | 128 comments | 7870 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Ask the Economist

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Original post made by Tyler Hanley on Sep. 30, 2008
Last comment by Perspective, on Nov 2, 2008 at 8:48 am | 128 comments | 5229 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

An unsustainable animal shelter

Palo Altans are big pet owners, and the prospect of not having the convenience and top-level service of the city-run Animal...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2012
Last comment by sandra skolnik, on Apr 18, 2012 at 4:16 pm | 127 comments | 7657 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto student stays home pending court ruling

An 11-year-old Palo Alto boy is home from school pending an Oct. 25 court hearing on whether his genetic condition poses...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2012
Last comment by ducatigirl, on Oct 25, 2012 at 12:54 pm | 127 comments | 8341 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bullying recommendations delayed until April 9

The Palo Alto school district will unveil its recommendations for a new policy on bullying April 9, Superintendent Kevin...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2013
Last comment by Edmund Burke, on Mar 19, 2013 at 11:00 am | 127 comments | 7000 Views

AROUND TOWN

Locals seek meeting with FAA over Surf Air

Local officials have requested Federal Aviation Administration representatives meet with them to discuss noise from Surf...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 9, 2015 at 5:04 pm | 127 comments | 6502 Views
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Cherries and Berries
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Meeting Other New Parents
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