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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto eyes reforms after transparency gaffes

A week after Palo Alto officials offered public apologies for their secret and ultimately ill-fated negotiations with developer...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by boscoli, on Sep 19, 2014 at 11:32 am | 42 comments | 5107 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Downtown residents split over parking-permit program

As Palo Alto prepares to launch its long-awaited Residential Parking Permit Program, residents in the congested downtown...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2014
Last comment by Downtown Worker, on Dec 31, 2014 at 6:25 pm | 42 comments | 5982 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto joins push toward divestment from fossil fuel

Spurred by concerns about climate change and a grassroots push from Palo Alto's faith community, the City Council enthusiastically...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Mar 18, 2015 at 9:48 pm | 42 comments | 5923 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Neighbors jump in to find Fresh Market replacement

With the clock ticking down to the March 31 closure of Edgewood Plaza's Fresh Market grocery store, residents who live near...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2015
Last comment by Long Time Resident, on Aug 22, 2015 at 7:38 pm | 42 comments | 3757 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Top need for parks? Bathrooms

Playing around is serious business in Palo Alto, where praise and demand for parks, playing fields and nature preserves come...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jul 28, 2015 at 6:04 pm | 42 comments | 6226 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council to mull revised proposal at Page Mill and El Camino

When Palo Alto officials put the brakes on the its controversial "planned-community" zoning process early last year, they...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2015
Last comment by sunshine, on Sep 17, 2015 at 11:08 am | 42 comments | 7257 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto: Transit tax must include grade crossing solution

With a transportation-tax measure speeding toward the November 2016 ballot, cities throughout Santa Clara County have collectively...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Sep 17, 2015 at 5:28 pm | 42 comments | 4455 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto trees dying in greater numbers

As the drought drags through its fourth year, Palo Alto's parched trees are dying in greater numbers, prompting city officials...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2015
Last comment by Water, on Oct 7, 2015 at 10:10 am | 42 comments | 7334 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City looks at paid parking downtown

As Palo Alto prepares to expand and refine the new parking-permit program for downtown's residential streets, the city is...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2016
Last comment by Reader, on Jan 17, 2016 at 7:48 pm | 42 comments | 5988 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto launches airplane-noise study

With the topic of airplane noise recently soaring toward the top of Palo Alto's priority list, the City Council moved ahead...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2016
Last comment by Tenant, on Feb 15, 2016 at 11:53 pm | 42 comments | 5866 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Changes proposed for downtown's parking program

By most accounts, Palo Alto's yearlong experiment with permit parking on downtown's residential streets has been a mixed...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2016
Last comment by Me, on Sep 11, 2016 at 8:52 am | 42 comments | 6452 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Despite pushback, 'retail protection' law passes

Every day, brick-and-mortar shops along Palo Alto's main commercial strips engage in a life-or-death battle against online...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2017
Last comment by Online Name, on Feb 16, 2017 at 8:28 pm | 42 comments | 6400 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Sign Palo Alto Math Textbooks Petition

If you unhappy about PAUSD's choice of math program and its reliance on calculators, please sign petition: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/PaloAltoMathTextbooks/...

Original post made by Ada on Apr. 16, 2009
Last comment by Mom, on Apr 27, 2009 at 10:08 am | 42 comments | 3915 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Popular clothing brands for middle school girls

What are the clothing brands that are most popular with middle school girls right now? I know that wearing the right clothes...

Original post made by Parent on Jun. 7, 2011
Last comment by Parent, on Aug 18, 2012 at 1:18 pm | 42 comments | 32901 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn parents surprised by counseling difference

Several parents from Gunn High School said Wednesday they were unaware until recently that the school's guidance counseling...

Original post made on May. 17, 2012
Last comment by Michele Dauber, on May 22, 2012 at 3:51 pm | 42 comments | 5731 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto makes bid for bike-bridge funds

Palo Alto's vision of a curvy, elegant bike bridge spanning U.S. Highway 101 at Adobe Creek remains up in the air, with coveted...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2012
Last comment by Cedric de La Beaujardiere, on Sep 2, 2012 at 3:08 pm | 42 comments | 5466 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to principals: 'collaborate on counseling'

School board members Tuesday asked principals of Palo Alto's two high schools to get together to develop a "common purpose...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2012
Last comment by Jan H., on Oct 11, 2012 at 6:18 pm | 42 comments | 6418 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Open address to Ken Dauber - please form Shadow PAUSD Board

I have posted the following under the thread dealing with Strategic plan - http://www.paloaltoonline.com/square/index.php?i=3&d=&t=20367 The...

Original post made by village fool on Mar. 21, 2013
Last comment by village fool, on Jul 17, 2013 at 6:10 am | 42 comments | 11146 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto district to offer summer school refunds

The Palo Alto school district will offer refunds to families who have paid fees for the district's 2013 summer school program...

Original post made on May. 31, 2013
Last comment by wmartin46, on Jun 2, 2013 at 7:18 am | 42 comments | 3590 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

City blames Gunn start time for Arastradero traffic

A July 10, 2013, memo by City staff regarding the Maybell rezoning places the bulk of the blame for Arastradero traffic problems...

Original post made by Parents need to know this on Jul. 24, 2013
Last comment by seriously, on Jul 27, 2013 at 12:17 pm | 42 comments | 5037 Views
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