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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto's plan to raise hotel-tax rate nets little opposition

Tax hikes are normally a thorny subject during an election season, but Palo Alto's plan to increase the city's hotel-tax...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2014
Last comment by Deep Throat, on Oct 10, 2014 at 2:46 pm | 30 comments | 3823 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City seeks outreach help for Our Palo Alto initiative

With the Our Palo Alto initiative stretching into its second year, city officials are preparing to hire an outreach consultant...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Oct 27, 2014 at 9:00 am | 30 comments | 4414 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto officials defend $4.6M upgrade of City Hall

Five months after Palo Alto officials approved a $4.6 million renovation of City Hall, council members made a public case...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2014
Last comment by Neighbor, on Nov 27, 2014 at 2:41 am | 30 comments | 5494 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Managers set to get raises in Palo Alto

With the city's financial recovery in full swing, Palo Alto is set to approve on Monday raises for more than 200 managers,...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2014
Last comment by Online Name, on Dec 7, 2014 at 5:39 pm | 30 comments | 4686 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Discovering a 'newfound sense of purpose'

Several years ago Norman Williams found himself released from a federal penitentiary with nowhere to turn. He lacked the...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by Phil, on Dec 22, 2014 at 8:50 pm | 30 comments | 6887 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Hazards bill targets synthetic turf, including Palo Alto's

The "crumb-rubber" synthetic turf targeted in a health bill by state Sen. Jerry Hill is used on some City of Palo Alto and...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Mar 4, 2015 at 6:44 pm | 30 comments | 11027 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto officials protest rapid-bus plan

A proposal by the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) to establish dedicated bus lanes and remove more than...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Pam, on Apr 23, 2015 at 5:57 pm | 30 comments | 11576 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto eager to move ahead with minimum wage law

An effort to raise Palo Alto's minimum wage received a big lift Monday night when the City Council enthusiastically agreed...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2015
Last comment by Not Dead Yet, on Mar 5, 2015 at 9:17 pm | 30 comments | 7742 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto takes aim at state conflict law

When the Palo Alto City Council met last month to consider creating an annual limit on new office development, one voice...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2015
Last comment by Duveneck Resident, on Jul 9, 2015 at 4:03 pm | 30 comments | 4469 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents outside new downtown parking zone want 'in'

For people living in downtown Palo Alto, the city's recently launched parking-permit program offered a promising start to...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2015
Last comment by Everyman, on Dec 16, 2015 at 12:48 pm | 30 comments | 9415 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Olive Garden site project races to meet deadline

With the clock ticking toward the deadline for new office developments in Palo Alto, two proposals by the same architecture...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2016
Last comment by Roger Overnaut, on May 29, 2016 at 8:25 pm | 30 comments | 7052 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Monday meeting on reverse flow aircraft noise

For those who are bothered by the ~2000 ft elevation flights during SJC's "reverse flow", consider attending a meeting on...

Original post made by Resident 11 on Feb. 25, 2017
Last comment by Todd, on Mar 3, 2017 at 10:16 am | 30 comments | 650 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Dogged persistence

Dog parks have emerged as a key policy of the city's new Parks, Trails, Natural Space and Recreation Facilities Master Plan....

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2017
Last comment by New Resident, on Apr 6, 2017 at 12:21 pm | 30 comments | 2537 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What About Closing the Achievement Gap???

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Original post made by High Achiever on Nov. 10, 2006
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 18, 2007 at 11:02 pm | 30 comments | 7415 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

No Contact Policy at Duveneck

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Original post made by DuveneckDad on May. 3, 2007
Last comment by :), on May 13, 2007 at 5:03 pm | 30 comments | 7742 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Success pressure takes a toll, psychologist says

A "deep drive for perfection" in Palo Alto is taking a toll on the community's children, according to a psychologist who...

Original post made on May. 11, 2009
Last comment by parent, on May 13, 2009 at 10:06 am | 30 comments | 4104 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School class sizes in Palo Alto may increase

Palo Alto may boost school class sizes and delay re-opening of Garland School in response to budget uncertainties and slower-than-expected...

Original post made on May. 26, 2009
Last comment by a Palo Alto resident, on Jul 30, 2009 at 11:31 pm | 30 comments | 3490 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Simitian pushes bill to change kinder cutoff date

State Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, has joined a chorus of child-development experts in calling for California children...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2010
Last comment by Librarian, on Apr 27, 2010 at 1:22 pm | 30 comments | 4300 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Elementary enrollment in Palo Alto shoots up

Elementary enrollment in Palo Alto schools has seen a "fairly dramatic" rise this year, Superintendent Kevin Skelly said...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Aug 31, 2010 at 9:30 pm | 30 comments | 4020 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Schools to focus on 'student connectedness'

Palo Alto teachers and principals will work to "improve student connectedness," the Board of Education unanimously decided...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2010
Last comment by Paly 08 grad, on Sep 23, 2010 at 12:48 pm | 30 comments | 3230 Views
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