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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Living on empty

By all accounts, Whitney Dafoe was leading a vibrant life before the mysterious illness overtook him. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2015
Last comment by A friend in the community, on Oct 6, 2016 at 3:49 pm | 70 comments | 59444 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Eshoo bills aim to cut airplane noise

Responding to an upswell of concern from Palo Altans about increasing airplane noise, U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo unveiled today...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2015
Last comment by Simon, on Feb 1, 2016 at 10:59 pm | 70 comments | 8160 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Large checks boost campaigns of Kou, Keller

A handful of hefty contributions over the past week have provided a financial boost to Palo Alto City Council candidates...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2016
Last comment by 6Djockey, on Oct 17, 2016 at 9:46 pm | 70 comments | 8936 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Changes to 'megahouse' plan don't mollify neighbors

Proposed last July as an 11-bedroom, 14-bath home, plans for 1710 Newell Road in Palo Alto continue to upset neighbors —...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Mar 4, 2017 at 5:35 pm | 70 comments | 9607 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Grades for college

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Original post made by Concerned Mom on Jun. 2, 2008
Last comment by Paul Losch, on Jun 15, 2008 at 6:04 pm | 70 comments | 9037 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

"affirmative action for whites" at UC?

http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_12014954 A new University of California admissions policy, adopted to increase campus diversity,...

Original post made by Rush on Mar. 29, 2009
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Apr 18, 2009 at 8:48 am | 70 comments | 3586 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

DA won't file charges against Weston Healy

Weston Healy, the Gunn High School senior who was arrested May 27 after bringing an Airsoft air rifle on campus, will not...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2010
Last comment by petercarp, on Jun 11, 2010 at 2:58 pm | 70 comments | 5025 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

ACLU lawsuit affects school field trips

A pending lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union is having far-reaching effects on school field trips around California,...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2011
Last comment by LauraM, on Feb 3, 2016 at 3:34 pm | 70 comments | 9780 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board members debate superintendent's authority

A flap erupted at the Palo Alto Board of Education meeting Tuesday over Superintendent Max McGee's recent decision to ban...

Original post made on May. 17, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on May 20, 2015 at 9:57 am | 70 comments | 5462 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

With new contract, 70 percent of Palo Alto teachers will earn over $100,000

An analysis of data supplied by the Palo Alto school district shows that more than 70 percent of district teachers will be...

Original post made on May. 23, 2016
Last comment by Commenter, on May 27, 2016 at 1:21 am | 70 comments | 14289 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

EPA mayor requests formal apology, reprimand

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Original post made on Nov. 3, 2008
Last comment by A Noun Ea Mus, on Nov 9, 2008 at 1:37 am | 70 comments | 5145 Views

SPORTS

Edgewood Plaza secures grocery store

The wait for a grocer to fill the vacant space at Edgewood Plaza Shopping Center is over, landlords Sand Hill Property Company...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2017
Last comment by musical, on Jul 18, 2017 at 11:30 pm | 70 comments | 16610 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford students protest Israeli military actions

About 100 Stanford students gathered Friday afternoon on campus to protest Israeli military actions in the Gaza Strip, calling...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2009
Last comment by Sharon, on Jan 18, 2009 at 9:37 pm | 70 comments | 11264 Views

AROUND TOWN

Widespread errors led to clearcutting of Cal Ave trees

Insufficient public outreach, miscommunication within Palo Alto's Public Works Department and the department's widespread...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2009
Last comment by Daddywarbucks, on Dec 19, 2009 at 8:20 pm | 70 comments | 6619 Views

AROUND TOWN

How does your energy-use compare to neighbors?

The Home Energy Report, a new service from City of Palo Alto Utilities, ranks residents' home-energy usage against their...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2010
Last comment by svatoid, on Dec 15, 2010 at 12:51 pm | 70 comments | 18929 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pension costs top list of Palo Alto budget woes

After enduring a year of layoffs, slumping revenues and benefit reductions for city employees, Palo Alto officials are bracing...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2011
Last comment by taxpayer, on Jan 6, 2011 at 2:44 pm | 70 comments | 7725 Views

AROUND TOWN

Samsung opens new chapter for old Borders building

Palo Alto's iconic Varsity Theatre building on University Avenue, most recently a home to Borders Books, will soon be transformed...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2013
Last comment by musical, on Mar 1, 2015 at 12:09 am | 70 comments | 11824 Views

AROUND TOWN

Senior housing or not, Maybell area ripe for redevelopment

When Palo Alto officials agreed last month to rezone property on Maybell and Clemo avenues to enable construction of a senior-housing...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2013
Last comment by Nasty ct resident, on Sep 16, 2013 at 5:45 pm | 70 comments | 5987 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto Online launches new design

Palo Alto Online launched an updated version of its website today, Oct. 8. Readers will experience changes designed to...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2013
Last comment by Not an issue, on Oct 12, 2013 at 6:23 pm | 70 comments | 14999 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Special report: Going underground

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Original post made on Sep. 26, 2008
Last comment by No thanks, on Feb 13, 2009 at 4:32 pm | 69 comments | 15456 Views
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Burger chain Shake Shack to open in Palo Alto
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