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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Supervisors offer aid in preserving Buena Vista Mobile Home Park

Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian proposed today to the Board of Supervisors to use $8 million from its affordable...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2015
Last comment by EnjoyPaloAltoANDbeHappy, on Jan 30, 2015 at 10:57 am | 60 comments | 10349 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to consider encouraging more granny units

They are small, relatively affordable and can be built without zone changes or public hearings. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2015
Last comment by Gale Johnson, on Jun 6, 2016 at 11:41 am | 60 comments | 8468 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council deals a blow to downtown project

The bitter tug-of-war between a developer looking to construct a four-story building on University Avenue and neighbors who...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2015
Last comment by Uh-Uh, on Dec 4, 2015 at 5:45 pm | 60 comments | 6891 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

School district asks for quick approval of big pay raises

The Palo Alto school district has reached what it says are its first-ever multi-year contracts with teachers and classified...

Original post made on May. 9, 2016
Last comment by Gunn High Parent , on May 21, 2016 at 4:47 pm | 60 comments | 6913 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Nature offers boost to storm drain fee increase campaign

Palo Alto officials could hardly have chosen a better week to start mailing out ballots for their campaign to raise fees...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2017
Last comment by Competent oversight?, on Mar 15, 2017 at 5:02 pm | 60 comments | 8549 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Electric rates set to surge in Palo Alto

Despite a wet winter that recharged Palo Alto's hydroelectric supplies, the city's electric customers could be in for a shock...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2017
Last comment by PT Barnum, on Mar 31, 2017 at 9:38 am | 60 comments | 7075 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to consider protocols Aug. 28

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Original post made on Aug. 2, 2007
Last comment by Bystander, on Aug 12, 2007 at 10:39 am | 60 comments | 8825 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Diverse views sought for calendar committee

Hoping for a calmer discussion when it's time to adopt future school calendars, the Board of Education Tuesday called for...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2012
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 19, 2012 at 7:30 pm | 60 comments | 5513 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PAUSD student fee policies run contrary to state law

The Palo Alto Board of Education is set to adopt Tuesday policies on gym uniforms and summer school classes that violate...

Original post made by Curious on May. 27, 2013
Last comment by village fool, on May 31, 2013 at 10:37 pm | 60 comments | 3940 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

OCR finds retaliation by San Carlos schools from IEP meeting recording

A Daily News article reported yesterday that the OCR found retaliation by the San Carlos School District in a case based...

Original post made by PAUSD Parent on Mar. 15, 2014
Last comment by Jumping the shark, on Mar 19, 2014 at 4:44 pm | 60 comments | 3648 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board backs increased parcel tax

All of the Palo Alto school board members expressed support Tuesday night for what they said is a much-needed financial injection...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Jan 24, 2015 at 2:43 am | 60 comments | 8871 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn schedule change wins support

Despite mostly broad support expressed at Tuesday's school board meeting for the structure of a new bell schedule for Gunn...

Original post made on May. 13, 2015
Last comment by A student died while in zero period, on May 13, 2015 at 7:23 pm | 60 comments | 4907 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Coroner identifies man in fatal crash at Peers Park

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Original post made on Oct. 2, 2008
Last comment by Steve Z, on Jul 14, 2012 at 9:26 am | 60 comments | 6875 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Residents react to Arastradero Rd. shooting

A reported shooting left one man wounded and one man being sought at an apartment complex in the 500 block of Arastradero...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2009
Last comment by questioning, on Mar 19, 2009 at 9:33 pm | 60 comments | 5357 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Droid theft in Palo Alto draws police, helicopter

Palo Alto police were out in force Tuesday night -- including the use of a Santa Clara County sheriff's helicopter -- to...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2010
Last comment by fireman, on Oct 10, 2010 at 11:42 am | 60 comments | 4417 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Student hospitalized after bike, SUV collide

A Palo Alto High School student was hospitalized after his bicycle collided with an SUV on his way to school Tuesday, Oct....

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2012
Last comment by danielle, on Nov 11, 2012 at 3:00 pm | 60 comments | 8322 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

City of Palo Alto finds high-speed rail allies

As they seek a greater say on the state's proposed high-speed rail system, Palo Alto officials are finding allies both within...

Original post made on May. 22, 2009
Last comment by If it is being rushed through, what are they hiding?, on Nov 15, 2009 at 8:00 am | 60 comments | 3783 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Waterboarding led to OBL

Without waterboarding, KSM would have kept quiet. Turns out that KSM, having been softened up via waterboarding, got a little...

Original post made by Gary on May. 8, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on May 19, 2011 at 6:59 pm | 60 comments | 5710 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Time for true monument to Reagan in DC?

Ronald Reagan was far ahead of his time, yet he was also in the center of it. He foresaw missle defense, when most thought...

Original post made by Jerry on May. 21, 2012
Last comment by Scott Snapp, on May 31, 2016 at 8:22 pm | 60 comments | 3576 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

County prepares for major housing boom

Santa Clara County is moving quickly on a strategy to build thousands of new homes for the county's low-income and homeless...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Mar 2, 2017 at 9:30 am | 60 comments | 7148 Views
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2017 guide to summer camps

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