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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Federal judge rules Prop. 8 unconstitutional

A federal judge in San Francisco today overturned Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage. U.S. District Judge...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2010
Last comment by Equality north, on May 24, 2012 at 10:43 am | 231 comments | 11862 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Undisclosed meetings, private funds cloud downtown debate

In July 2011, just weeks after Palo Alto approved the mammoth expansion of the Stanford University Medical Center -- the...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2012
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jun 20, 2014 at 10:33 am | 78 comments | 11858 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Redwood's removal sparks dismay

It's happened again: A long-standing redwood that residents in one Palo Alto neighborhood have come to love has been cut...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2015
Last comment by Palo Alto resident , on Mar 28, 2015 at 9:43 pm | 33 comments | 11853 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to sue High Speed Rail Authority

Palo Alto will urge federal and state officials to cut off funding for California's proposed high-speed rail and sue the...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2010
Last comment by Larry Cohn, on Sep 23, 2010 at 10:04 pm | 70 comments | 11848 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Clifford Nass, Stanford communication professor, dies at 55

Clifford I. Nass, a communication professor at Stanford University known for his research on technology and multitasking,...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2013
Last comment by Pat, on Nov 9, 2013 at 8:29 am | 9 comments | 11844 Views

AROUND TOWN

What neighborhoods are good for trick-or-treating?

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Original post made by alp on Oct. 18, 2008
Last comment by jennifer Espinoza, on Oct 31, 2009 at 11:42 pm | 78 comments | 11839 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New report boosts effort to close Buena Vista Mobile Park

The proposed closure of Palo Alto's only mobile-home park took a big leap toward reality Thursday when the city accepted...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2014
Last comment by mom of teenagers, on Mar 1, 2014 at 4:42 pm | 111 comments | 11835 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Valley job growth biggest since 'dotcom' boom

Last year's rebound in technology added the highest number of jobs to the Bay Area since the dotcom boom of the late 1990s,...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2013
Last comment by moo, on Feb 6, 2013 at 9:40 pm | 3 comments | 11835 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School needs more limits on courseload

We read with sadness the email sent reporting the death by suicide of yet another student at Gunn. As parents of two current...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by Parent, on Mar 19, 2015 at 10:26 pm | 98 comments | 11830 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Foothills Park: Still (mostly) just for Palo Altans

On a warm Sunday morning early last fall, 24-year-old Katie Williams rode her bike from her East Palo Alto home up Page Mill...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2013
Last comment by rick, on Jul 3, 2013 at 2:59 am | 34 comments | 11827 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Traffic snarled due to downtown 'Promenade'

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Original post made on Jul. 20, 2007
Last comment by Eve N. Reynolds, on Jul 30, 2007 at 9:18 pm | 7 comments | 11826 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Why does Anyone Think Palo Alto is a Quiet Suburb?

When I moved to Palo Alto I knew a lot about the place I was going to live. I knew about Stanford where I was going to graduate...

Original post made by stephen levy on Jun. 27, 2009
Last comment by Irvin, on Jul 26, 2009 at 6:41 pm | 149 comments | 11823 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Former Palo Alto school administrator dies in scuba diving accident

Kathleen Meagher, a former teacher and administrator in the Palo Alto school district, died on Tuesday, Dec. 15, in a scuba...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2015
Last comment by Parent, on Jan 4, 2016 at 11:35 pm | 10 comments | 11821 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Protesters block traffic on San Mateo bridge

More than 100 Stanford University students and community members stormed the San Mateo-Hayward bridge in a "Reclaim MLK"...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2015
Last comment by Keep-The-Roads-And-Bridges-Open, on Jan 21, 2015 at 4:21 pm | 34 comments | 11817 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Loudspeaker Train Nosie: Update

I have been following up on the loudspeaker noise -- it isn't coming from University Avenue at all! The announcements are...

Original post made by Sleepless in PA North on Nov. 16, 2013
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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Palo Alto's long debate on library branches is history -- let's move ahead

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Original post made on Jan. 11, 2008
Last comment by 2manybranches, on Jan 23, 2008 at 9:12 am | 159 comments | 11806 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Panel: No easy fixes for teen depression, suicide

In the wake of recent suicides on the Caltrain tracks, teen depression and school-related stress are under new scrutiny,...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2015
Last comment by Paly Alum '83, on Sep 21, 2015 at 11:53 pm | 84 comments | 11803 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Mitchell Park Library contractor fires back at the city

Flintco Pacific, the contractor blamed by Palo Alto officials for the long delayed and error-plagued construction of the...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2014
Last comment by The Shadow knows...., on Jul 16, 2014 at 12:42 pm | 49 comments | 11802 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Facebook's Zuckerberg, Chan to open new school in East Palo Alto

Philanthropist couple Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan are investing in yet another educational venture, this time in their...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2015
Last comment by Sea Reddy, on Oct 27, 2015 at 11:13 am | 21 comments | 11801 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Sunday vote update: Wolbach and Godfrey maintain leads

Updated election results show that Palo Alto City Council candidate Cory Wolbach and school board candidate Terry Godfrey...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2014
Last comment by Adobe MEADOW Mom, on Nov 10, 2014 at 6:56 pm | 56 comments | 11800 Views
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