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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Thinking of moving?

Roger and Margaret Smith had always thought of themselves as in the "we're going to die in the house" scenario. Read the...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2015
Last comment by xPA, 12 minutes ago | 7 comments | 443 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Cordell: A different solution for Buena Vista

"In recognition of the unique situation and vulnerability of mobile home owners, the State Legislature adopted the Mobilehome...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by palo alto resident, 18 minutes ago | 89 comments | 4111 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto schools usher in new era of testing

Students across the Palo Alto Unified School District are sitting down to computers over the next few weeks to take the state's...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by Palo Verde Parent, 36 minutes ago | 37 comments | 3756 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Donkey 'ambassador' to roam Palo Alto

Move over, El Palo Alto, the city is about to get a new icon. Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2015/04/24/donkey-ambassador-to-roam-palo-alto...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by why?!, 39 minutes ago | 4 comments | 2345 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers union defends decision to file grievance against Gunn principal

Citing "misconceptions and misinformation" surrounding the union grievance filed late last year against Gunn High School...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2015
Last comment by TheFakeGregBarnes, 2 hours ago | 135 comments | 6361 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford residences tagged with anti-Semitic graffiti

Three student residences at Stanford University, including the Sigma Alpha Epislon (SAE) fraternity house, were vandalized...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2015
Last comment by Horrified, 2 hours ago | 3 comments | 841 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palantir Technologies is taking over public streets for two weeks

As I understand it, the city of Palo Alto gave permits to Palantir to block the entire 100 block of Forest Avenue and Emerson/Forest...

Original post made by Palo Alto on Apr. 23, 2015
Last comment by Need nore Sunshine, 2 hours ago | 12 comments | 884 Views

AROUND TOWN

Are 'ghost homes' becoming a problem?

The house in Palo Alto's Crescent Park neighborhood is large and beautiful, its lawn is regularly manicured and, peering...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2015
Last comment by Send It Before, 2 hours ago | 12 comments | 821 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Water board supports removing Searsville Dam

The SF Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board has told Stanford University it supports removing Searsville Dam as the university...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2015
Last comment by Water Board, 3 hours ago | 92 comments | 5816 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police: girl groped in Palo Alto market

Palo Alto police are looking for a man who allegedly followed and groped a 12-year-old girl while she was shopping with her...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2015
Last comment by Danno, 4 hours ago | 3 comments | 1080 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Bike path on Alma?

We got a post card from the city for a meeting about bike paths including a planned one on Alma in South Palo Alto. This...

Original post made by CHW on Apr. 26, 2015
Last comment by Slow Down, 5 hours ago | 15 comments | 270 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Caltrain cautious about Palo Alto requests

While the City of Palo Alto is putting its weight behind the importance of restricting access to the rail corridor to prevent...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by parent, 5 hours ago | 40 comments | 3346 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Battle over Measure A heats up

With 11 days left until Palo Alto's special school parcel-tax election, Measure A campaigners are working to corral support...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by OPar, 5 hours ago | 79 comments | 4393 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Hundreds turn out for Magical Bridge opening in Palo Alto

The Magical Bridge playground, one of few in the nation geared to the needs of adults and children with disabilities, opened...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2015
Last comment by Sallie Tasto, 6 hours ago | 9 comments | 1265 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

NYT: Push, Don't Crush, the Students

Another NYT article on PAUSD: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/26/sunday-review/push-dont-crush-the-students.html?fb_ref=Default&_r=0...

Original post made by Parent on Apr. 27, 2015
Last comment by Ex Paly Parent, 6 hours ago | 2 comments | 158 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Why is Ground Water Pumping Still Allowed in Palo Alto?

Last night I was walking my dog and saw a new house being built in the 2100 block of Cowper in OId Palo Alto. The site was...

Original post made by Bill Glazier on Apr. 9, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, 8 hours ago | 107 comments | 3560 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District eyes expansion of student research program

Palo Alto Unified Superintendent Max McGee is hoping to expand a longtime student-research program at Palo Alto High School...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2015
Last comment by yikes.., 9 hours ago | 46 comments | 2673 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Shop Talk: New businesses come to Stanford Mall, Bryn Walker moves

True Food Kitchen and Muji come to Stanford Mall; Palo Alto boutique Bryn Walker moves from Cowper Street to Homer Avenue. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by Downtown since 1976, 10 hours ago | 4 comments | 2743 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Pedestrian struck by bicycle in Palo Alto dies

A woman who was struck by a bicyclist on Page Mill Road on Monday morning has died, the Santa Clara County Coroner has confirmed....

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2015
Last comment by HelenB, 13 hours ago | 89 comments | 11768 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Please list-support orgs helping in NEPAL earthquake

abc7news.com just reported that they are keeping a list of organizations accepting donations to help earthquake relief efforts...

Original post made by Disaster survivor from the past on Apr. 26, 2015
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Palo Alto's Cafe Pro Bono reopens after fire
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You Ate What?
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Camping Comfortably
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