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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Charter high school in East Palo Alto voted down

Despite testimonies of support from a standing-room-only crowd, the Sequoia Union High School District Board of Trustees...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2016
Last comment by David Cohen, on Jun 21, 2016 at 9:25 am | 3 comments | 4200 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Spare the Air alert issued for Tuesday in Bay Area

A Spare the Air alert has been issued for Tuesday in the Bay Area, the fourth such alert issued this month for unhealthy...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2016
Last comment by Another Alternative, on Jun 21, 2016 at 2:50 am | 1 comment | 1831 Views

AROUND TOWN

County cracks down on police surveillance technology

In a landmark decision hailed as the first of its kind in the country, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors adopted...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2016
Last comment by Trailer Parked, on Jun 20, 2016 at 10:30 pm | 4 comments | 6360 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto nears decision on November tax to combat traffic

A proposal in Palo Alto to place a tax measure on the November ballot to fund traffic improvements is beginning to stir anxieties...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2016
Last comment by City did it , on Jun 20, 2016 at 3:38 pm | 15 comments | 4169 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Downtown street closure planned for Sunday

Downtown Palo Alto's University Avenue will be closed Sunday, June 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. for the annual World...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2016
Last comment by resident, on Jun 20, 2016 at 2:34 pm | 3 comments | 3451 Views

AROUND TOWN

Budget reflects Palo Alto's growing resources, problems

It's a problem many communities would envy: a sizzling economy that pumps an ever increasing stream of cash into municipal...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2016
Last comment by Kazu, on Jun 19, 2016 at 11:34 pm | 47 comments | 5010 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Off Deadline: Young 'DREAMers' to describe their undocumented lives in America

As immigration roils national politics — from the White House to Congress and the Supreme Court, to states across the nation...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2016
Last comment by HUTCH 7.62, on Jun 19, 2016 at 5:42 pm | 3 comments | 3975 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

County may use eminent domain to save Buena Vista

In a fresh attempt to prevent the closure of Palo Alto's sole mobile-home park, city and county officials have teamed up...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2016
Last comment by Kazu, on Jun 19, 2016 at 3:01 pm | 94 comments | 12362 Views

AROUND TOWN

Director of Stanford's Cantor Arts Center resigns

Connie Wolf, director of Stanford University's Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford since 2012, has...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2016
Last comment by Rodin, on Jun 19, 2016 at 12:49 pm | 2 comments | 3620 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

DA disqualifies Judge Persky from new sex-assault case

The embattled judge who presided over the trial of former Stanford University student Brock Turner was disqualified Tuesday...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2016
Last comment by mauricio, on Jun 19, 2016 at 6:36 am | 59 comments | 13702 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Armed robber hits Palo Alto 7-Eleven store

A handgun-wielding man robbed the 7-Eleven store in the Midtown neighborhood early Friday morning, June 17, Palo Alto police...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2016
Last comment by HUTCH 7.62, on Jun 18, 2016 at 1:21 pm | 3 comments | 3695 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Public request to Palo Alto High School & PAUSD

In response to multiple, recent incidents of Palo Alto H.S. teachers investigated for inappropriate acts with students, please...

Original post made by Palo Alto High School Parent on Jun. 16, 2016
Last comment by Open , on Jun 18, 2016 at 9:46 am | 8 comments | 955 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Startup schools for 'gifted' emerge as state cuts public funding

As public schools reduce extra services for gifted children following state funding cuts, a few startup private schools and...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2012
Last comment by Vivian, on Jun 18, 2016 at 9:06 am | 72 comments | 39098 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto banks on new nonprofit to reduce downtown traffic

After talking for years about the need to reduce the rate of solo drivers to downtown Palo Alto, the City Council this week...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2016
Last comment by homeowner, on Jun 17, 2016 at 10:29 pm | 16 comments | 4574 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford student's vehicular manslaughter case may hinge on technicality

The case of a Stanford University student facing charges in the death of one taxi passenger and the injury of another passenger...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2016
Last comment by Sue Dremann, on Jun 17, 2016 at 6:00 pm | 20 comments | 10466 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PAUSD agenda item: paying Glenn McGee more money

On the agenda yesterday was the annual evaluation of the PAUSD superintendent, Glenn McGee. His million-dollar contract will...

Original post made by While you were sleeping on Jun. 15, 2016
Last comment by Limit his contract , on Jun 17, 2016 at 5:05 pm | 3 comments | 580 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

San Mateo County to hold vigil for Orlando shooting victims

In the wake of the June 11 shooting at a gay Orlando nightclub that left 49 dead and dozens injured, San Mateo County will...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2016
Last comment by Blather, on Jun 17, 2016 at 4:09 pm | 2 comments | 1786 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Raising funds for sister is music to Miranda's ears

Menlo School's Robert Miranda, who is coming off a sophomore season in which he had a podium finish at state in cross country...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2016
Last comment by matt, on Jun 17, 2016 at 2:54 pm | 1 comment | 2478 Views

AROUND TOWN

Businesses blast proposed office restrictions

As Palo Alto prepares to adopt a new plan to guide future development, some of the city's largest companies are rising up...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2016
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jun 17, 2016 at 12:18 pm | 39 comments | 4617 Views

AROUND TOWN

Parking fees to increase at Caltrain station lots July 1

Increased parking fees at Caltrain station lots that were approved late last year will come into effect next month, the agency...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2016
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jun 17, 2016 at 12:03 pm | 10 comments | 2752 Views
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