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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Retired officers top Palo Alto's list of earners

As some of Palo Alto's longest serving police officers and firefighters head for retirement in the face of benefit reductions,...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2012
Last comment by Bankrupting the Next Generation, on Mar 13, 2012 at 3:35 pm | 117 comments | 11099 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

High price to pay

Teachers, techies, corporate attorneys and advocates for seniors don't always speak with the same voice, but when Palo Alto...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by resident, on Apr 25, 2017 at 8:43 am | 117 comments | 18732 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mandarin Immersion program now 'ongoing'

Palo Alto's once-controversial Mandarin Immersion program was elevated from the status of "pilot" to "ongoing" Tuesday with...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2010
Last comment by Mom, on Jan 6, 2011 at 7:02 pm | 117 comments | 7454 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Vehicle dwelling: Harmless or nuisance?

Vickie Boone sipped her beverage slowly outside Peet's Coffee & Tea on Charleston Road, recalling the day two years ago when...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2011
Last comment by Values a, on Jan 4, 2017 at 4:06 pm | 116 comments | 26537 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Op-ed: Vote no on Measure D

We are against high-density rezoning in residential neighborhoods, particularly by the Planned Community process, which creates...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2013
Last comment by Vote AGAINST D, on Oct 12, 2013 at 7:03 pm | 116 comments | 7236 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Owner rejects nonprofit's offer to buy Palo Alto mobile-home park

The owner of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park has broken off negotiations with Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian and...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Sep 24, 2015 at 4:54 pm | 116 comments | 10875 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

With El Nino looming, residents question timing of bridge replacement

With a whopper of an El Nino predicted for this winter, residents at a meeting on Thursday night told officials they want...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2015
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Oct 4, 2015 at 5:42 am | 116 comments | 8357 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Achievement gap' still dogs Palo Alto schools

Despite years of efforts to combat it, a long-standing academic achievement gap persists in Palo Alto schools. African-American...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2010
Last comment by HelpUsIn94303, on Jul 6, 2010 at 8:43 pm | 116 comments | 13014 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School Supe Max McGee to retire next year

Max McGee came to the Palo Alto Unified School District in 2014 with high hopes of innovating education in the heart of Silicon...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2017
Last comment by Just Go, on Sep 12, 2017 at 2:53 pm | 116 comments | 10748 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto Art Commission picks Szabo fountain

An abstract, vertical fountain designed by local artist Michael Szabo will replace the aged fountain at the end of California...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2011
Last comment by local yokel, on Jan 26, 2011 at 9:46 pm | 116 comments | 5837 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to advance plan for Caltrain 'grade separation'

City leaders are looking to speed up planning for grade separation along the rail tracks -- a goal that is becoming increasingly...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2017
Last comment by Claude, on Aug 18, 2017 at 5:11 am | 115 comments | 8423 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Feds: School district violated student's civil rights

The Palo Alto Unified School district's mishandling of a middle-school student's long struggle against bullying violated...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2013
Last comment by parent, on Dec 4, 2013 at 9:41 pm | 115 comments | 31996 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Pot measure heads for 2012 ballot in Palo Alto

Palo Alto voters will have a chance next year to overturn the city's 15-year-old ban on marijuana dispensaries and allow...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2011
Last comment by Jonathan Steigman, on Oct 16, 2011 at 9:48 pm | 114 comments | 4363 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What can be done to address the shortage of affording housing?

When demand exceeds supply, prices increase. To reduce the price of any commodity, including housing, you increase the supply....

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by VERG Menlo Park, on Sep 2, 2016 at 7:22 pm | 114 comments | 9523 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Perspectives on Mandarin Immersion discussion?

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Original post made by Paly parent on Jan. 31, 2007
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Feb 3, 2007 at 5:55 pm | 114 comments | 9649 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MI Summer School - how's it going?

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Original post made by Interested Parent on Jul. 17, 2007
Last comment by parent, on Aug 4, 2007 at 8:20 pm | 114 comments | 9697 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board gives Gunn time for counseling reforms

A Gunn High School committee will have until early next year to develop long-term reforms to the school's guidance counseling...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2012
Last comment by Bill Johnson, on Jun 20, 2012 at 12:17 pm | 114 comments | 12809 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Castilleja neighbor launches petition drive

A neighbor of Castilleja School has launched a petition urging city officials to crack down harder on the school, which has...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2013
Last comment by Palo Alto resident, on Dec 3, 2013 at 9:42 pm | 114 comments | 31449 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Judge sides with family in Palo Alto special education case

A federal judge has sided with a Palo Alto family in an interim ruling that orders the Palo Alto Unified School District...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2014
Last comment by village fool, on Sep 15, 2014 at 11:01 pm | 114 comments | 11969 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

College Terrace petition: 'End vehicle dwelling'

Two years ago Palo Alto city officials said they planned to craft a new ordinance to prohibit sleeping in cars overnight....

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2010
Last comment by Annoyed, on Oct 1, 2012 at 9:27 pm | 114 comments | 7727 Views
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