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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Another buck for workers

A growing movement to adopt local minimum-wage ordinances is gaining momentum on the Peninsula and elsewhere in California,...

Original post made on May. 1, 2015
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, 1 minute ago | 20 comments | 1318 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mandatory After School Activities

There was a lively discussion on this Forum last December about legal right of schools to assign homework. My question is...

Original post made by Palo Alto Resident on May. 1, 2015
Last comment by palo alto resident, 6 minutes ago | 24 comments | 446 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The School District is Restricting Student Course Choices

For years, science-loving students in Palo Alto have been able to take multiple science courses sophomore year, taking both...

Original post made by Concerned Student on May. 2, 2015
Last comment by Go Concerned Students, 8 minutes ago | 7 comments | 210 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Slew of changes eyed for Charleston-Arastradero corridor

The Charleston-Arastradero Road corridor in Palo Alto may not be the city's most famous roadway but it is undoubtedly its...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2015
Last comment by pares, 46 minutes ago | 51 comments | 5058 Views

AROUND TOWN

SurveyMonkey CEO Dave Goldberg dies at 47

Dave Goldberg of Menlo Park, the CEO of Survey Monkey and the husband of Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg,...

Original post made on May. 2, 2015
Last comment by Nayeli, 1 hour ago | 6 comments | 1576 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Searsville Dam will stay for now; endangered fish to get more water

Stanford University released a 41-page report today outlining two plans that would allow water to flow around or through...

Original post made on May. 1, 2015
Last comment by Neighbor, 2 hours ago | 20 comments | 1401 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto's 'Yes on A' parcel tax campaign raises more than $88K

With less than a week left until Election Day, the campaign in support of Palo Alto schools parcel tax Measure A has raised...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2015
Last comment by Greenacres, 7 hours ago | 77 comments | 2318 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A theater also rises

Passersby might have noticed the massive 26,000-square-foot building whose skeleton has emerged over the last several weeks...

Original post made on May. 1, 2015
Last comment by Mike, 9 hours ago | 29 comments | 2638 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Jerry Hill helping Airlines get unfair tax break

Airlines are looking for a big tax break in California http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-20150503-column.html#page=1 "It's...

Original post made by Not amused on May. 3, 2015
There are no comments yet. 51 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fundamental philisophical differences in Palo Alto: Property rights vs. liberal guilt.

The Buena Vista mobile home park debacle demonstrates how property rights, a fundamental principle of the American experience,...

Original post made by Craig Laughton on Apr. 28, 2015
Last comment by Julian, 11 hours ago | 56 comments | 1041 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto's smoking ban may spread to apartment buildings

E-cigarettes may soon join their traditional brethren on a list of substances that are banned in Palo Alto's downtown centers,...

Original post made on May. 2, 2015
Last comment by Abitarian, 11 hours ago | 5 comments | 1355 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

When is Stress not stressful? The Upside to Stress

Today's KQED Forum, with Stanford Psychologist Kelly McGonigal on "The Upside of Stress", is a must listen for every family...

Original post made by Parent on May. 1, 2015
Last comment by Parent, 12 hours ago | 1 comment | 103 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

With new president and programs, Sofia University enters new era

It's been more than a year since Sofia University students, faculty and staff were left reeling after the president of the...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by Roberta , 13 hours ago | 4 comments | 3015 Views

AROUND TOWN

Body cameras to become norm for PAPD

After a year of experimentation, body cameras are about to go mainstream in the Palo Alto Police Department. City Manager...

Original post made on May. 2, 2015
Last comment by Question, 14 hours ago | 8 comments | 890 Views

AROUND TOWN

Groundwater pumping irks Palo Alto residents

With the start of construction season, thousands of gallons of water have been gushing along city streets this month, the...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2015
Last comment by Contrarian, 15 hours ago | 56 comments | 4643 Views

AROUND TOWN

Landowner could raze home under city historic code

Palo Alto's historic-building code sides with 94-year-old Lucille Mellish when it comes to her right to demolish her College...

Original post made on May. 1, 2015
Last comment by Oops, 15 hours ago | 18 comments | 2507 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How to redesign PAUSD high schools

There was a packed, sold-out house last night at Gunn High School’s Spangenburg Theater to view the Sundance- debuted film...

Original post made by Kiran Gaind on Apr. 29, 2015
Last comment by Skeptic, 19 hours ago | 68 comments | 2036 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 YellingAtTheWall, 22 hours ago | 31 comments | 1185 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Allan and Mary Seid

In reflecting on their life's work — a veritable mountain of social and political projects — Mary and Allan Seid...

Original post made on May. 1, 2015
Last comment by Appreciative, 23 hours ago | 2 comments | 565 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Making art together

Now in its 16th year, Palo Alto Art Center's Cultural Kaleidoscope program pairs students from Palo Alto and Ravenswood school...

Original post made on May. 2, 2015
Last comment by Michelle, on May 2, 2015 at 9:09 am | 1 comment | 569 Views
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