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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Federal funding halted for Caltrain electrification

The $1.96 billion Caltrain electrification project came to screeching halt on Friday, Feb. 17, after it was announced that...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2017
Last comment by Timmie Tee, 6 minutes ago | 76 comments | 5567 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

County prepares for major housing boom

Santa Clara County is moving quickly on a strategy to build thousands of new homes for the county's low-income and homeless...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2017
Last comment by Anon, 31 minutes ago | 9 comments | 1140 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents urge deeper push to improve special ed

It was supposed to be the "golden ticket" for the Palo Alto Unified School District's special-education program: an in-depth,...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2016
Last comment by More Cuts, 46 minutes ago | 26 comments | 6468 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board majority paves new path forward with Office for Civil Rights

Representing a marked change in stance from the 2014 Palo Alto school board, this year’s board appears determined to work...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2017
Last comment by Resident, 49 minutes ago | 17 comments | 2641 Views

AROUND TOWN

Residents form watchdog group around Castilleja plans

Promising vigorous scrutiny of every aspect of a proposed expansion at Castilleja School, Old Palo Alto residents have formed...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2017
Last comment by Stanford Parking, 54 minutes ago | 121 comments | 8379 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Storm-damaged Arastradero Road won't be fixed until summer

A section of Arastradero Road in Palo Alto where the asphalt is crumbling and falling into Los Trancos Creek has nearby residents...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2017
Last comment by tom turner, 1 hour ago | 16 comments | 9167 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

The education innovator

Revolutionary change in public education is rare. Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2016/07/08/the-education-innovator...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2016
Last comment by Anon, 2 hours ago | 6 comments | 6191 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Woman and her dog bite would-be robber in Pardee Park

A man in his 20s who Palo Alto police say attempted to steal a woman's cellphone got more than he bargained for Saturday...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2017
Last comment by Annette, 2 hours ago | 15 comments | 7011 Views

BOOKS

VIDEO: Harvard report on special education

Palo Alto school district Superintendent Max McGee and Board of Education Trustee Ken Dauber join education reporter Elena...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1822 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Collins, DiBrienza for school board

Holding our local elected officials accountable for their performance in office is not something we do very well in Palo...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2016
Last comment by jkl, 2 hours ago | 52 comments | 10632 Views

AROUND TOWN

Developer makes a stand on Edgewood fines

Lawyers for Edgewood Shopping Center developer Sand Hill Property Company and the City of Palo Alto went head to head on...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2017
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., 15 hours ago | 33 comments | 6988 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Mountain View Planned Parenthood searching for new home

The Planned Parenthood Mountain View Health Center soon could be losing its home at the corner of San Antonio Road and California...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2017
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., 15 hours ago | 8 comments | 2117 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Committee members slam council for paring down Comprehensive Plan

The City Council's abrupt decision to remove all program from the city's guiding land-use document has left members of the...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2017
Last comment by Council watcher, 20 hours ago | 30 comments | 3031 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Report: More people leaving Valley than coming in

The 2017 Silicon Valley Index shows that the area's economy, despite a slight slowdown from 2015, continues to chug along...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, 21 hours ago | 61 comments | 19548 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

County urges Supreme Court to rule on certain protections for detained immigrants

Twenty U.S. cities and counties led by Santa Clara County have urged the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that immigrants held...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, 21 hours ago | 4 comments | 1374 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Demolition and replacement of Brutalist building wins approval

One of the tallest and most distinct buildings on El Camino Real will be torn down and replaced with a more modern-looking...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2017
Last comment by David Franks, on Feb 20, 2017 at 1:06 pm | 24 comments | 5545 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: Tough love, reporting for duty

Tidbits collected by the Weekly staff on Palo Alto people, events and other happenings. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2017/02/19/around-town-tough-lov...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2017
Last comment by Robert Neff, on Feb 20, 2017 at 10:26 am | 1 comment | 1451 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board members ask for deeper, more comprehensive budget cuts

School board members expressed dissatisfaction on Tuesday with a set of budget cuts proposed to mitigate an ongoing multimillion...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2017
Last comment by go dolphins!, on Feb 20, 2017 at 10:11 am | 16 comments | 2442 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto seeks to strengthen immigrant protections

In the wake of recent presidential executive orders to step up immigration arrests and deportations, East Palo Alto officials...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2017
Last comment by leo, on Feb 19, 2017 at 9:18 pm | 1 comment | 1695 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Restaurant workers take part in 'Day Without Immigrants' protest

Customers around Palo Alto may notice fewer employees and longer wait times at restaurants where workers observed a national...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Feb 19, 2017 at 8:25 pm | 13 comments | 2659 Views
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