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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 Sea Seelam Reddy, 13 minutes ago | 22 comments | 1525 Views

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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 DJ, 24 minutes ago | 19 comments | 2840 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 C, 3 hours ago | 23 comments | 721 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Juniors opt out of Smarter Balanced test

About 50 percent of the junior classes at both of Palo Alto's public high schools decided to opt out of the new Smarter Balanced...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2015
Last comment by Cliche thinking, 4 hours ago | 46 comments | 5959 Views

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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 unfair comment, 4 hours ago | 11 comments | 2691 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
Last comment by Jetman, 5 hours ago | 1 comment | 84 Views

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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 Resident, 6 hours ago | 9 comments | 1656 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 Parent, 10 hours ago | 27 comments | 606 Views

SPORTS

SHP's baseball dream of making CCS Open Division takes a hit

Heading into the weekend, the Sacred Heart Prep baseball team was in good shape to challenge for its first-ever berth in...

Original post made on May. 3, 2015
Last comment by Different Spin, 13 hours ago | 1 comment | 491 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 resident 1, 18 hours ago | 21 comments | 1618 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, 19 hours ago | 51 comments | 5246 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, on May 3, 2015 at 2:47 am | 77 comments | 2383 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, on May 3, 2015 at 12:48 am | 29 comments | 2962 Views

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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, on May 2, 2015 at 10:09 pm | 56 comments | 1074 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, on May 2, 2015 at 9:18 pm | 1 comment | 131 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 , on May 2, 2015 at 8:28 pm | 4 comments | 3070 Views

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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, on May 2, 2015 at 7:49 pm | 8 comments | 1102 Views

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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, on May 2, 2015 at 6:25 pm | 56 comments | 4687 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, on May 2, 2015 at 2:13 pm | 68 comments | 2091 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, on May 2, 2015 at 11:07 am | 31 comments | 1219 Views
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