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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Board to hold special meeting to amend parcel tax language

After being informed that Santa Clara County Counsel perceives as illegal the Palo Alto school district's inclusion of a...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2015
Last comment by district parent, on Feb 18, 2015 at 12:07 pm | 33 comments | 2945 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto high schools prioritize culture change, achievement gap

As a result of intensive self-studies Palo Alto's high schools undertook over the last year, both Gunn and Palo Alto High...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2015
Last comment by a contrary view, on Feb 18, 2015 at 9:49 am | 36 comments | 5092 Views

AROUND TOWN

Yelp opens offices on California Avenue

California Avenue businesses have a new big-name neighbor in the online user-review company Yelp, according to a company...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2013
Last comment by Fenton Heirtzler, on Feb 17, 2015 at 11:17 pm | 16 comments | 11915 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: The Menu closes, BHuman to open

Organic Indian restaurant The Menu shutters, Vintage Empire thrives in Mountain View and unusual new business BHuman heats...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2015
There are no comments yet. 3825 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Fixes proposed for divisive zoning tool

A year after Palo Alto put a halt on "planned-community" zones, the city is preparing to move ahead with reforms that officials...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Feb 17, 2015 at 6:15 pm | 19 comments | 3066 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Shop Talk: Shady Lane moves, Anatolian Kitchen expands

Gift boutique Shady Lane is slated to move from University Avenue to Sharon Heights Shopping Center next month; Anatolian...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2015
Last comment by Sparty, on Feb 17, 2015 at 4:47 pm | 33 comments | 5463 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Peter Carpenter Blog Needed

The moderator has just closed two topics about the airport that were recently dominated by comments from Peter Carpenter....

Original post made by Winston Smith on Feb. 17, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 17, 2015 at 4:41 pm | 5 comments | 263 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Children in YMCA adult locker rooms questioned

The YMCA of Silicon Valley has been allowing children 7 years old and younger to join their opposite-sex parents in the locker...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2014
Last comment by member, on Feb 17, 2015 at 4:03 pm | 33 comments | 6922 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What gives the school the right to give my child homework?

This is a legitimate question. I called the California Department of Education today and they did not know the answer. What...

Original post made by Parent on Dec. 18, 2014
Last comment by _Parent, on Feb 17, 2015 at 2:38 pm | 480 comments | 11771 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Beware of going without real estate agent

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Original post made by homeowner Midtown on Sep. 1, 2007
Last comment by Linda, on Feb 17, 2015 at 2:36 pm | 13 comments | 7069 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto eager to move ahead with minimum wage law

An effort to raise Palo Alto's minimum wage received a big lift Monday night when the City Council enthusiastically agreed...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2015
Last comment by curmudgeon, on Feb 17, 2015 at 1:49 pm | 29 comments | 3449 Views

MOVIES

Fifty Shades of Grey

What am I going to tell my daughters about this movie? The message to our teens? Why do directors think this is entertainment?...

Original post made by UGH!!! on Feb. 16, 2015
Last comment by palo alto parent, on Feb 17, 2015 at 1:11 pm | 7 comments | 346 Views

RESTAURANTS

Shop Talk: The Menu closes, BHuman to open

Organic Indian restaurant The Menu shutters, Vintage Empire thrives in Mountain View and unusual new business BHuman heats...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2015
Last comment by Do, on Feb 17, 2015 at 12:08 pm | 5 comments | 2573 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

President Obama signs executive order on cybersecurity at Stanford

President Barack Obama signed an executive order at a Stanford University summit encouraging the private sector to share...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2015
Last comment by M Bakhtian, on Feb 17, 2015 at 11:28 am | 2 comments | 5668 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Why did Independent Study disappear from the Gunn course catalog?

Between last year and this year, "Independent Study" which is supposed to be "guided by the students interest," disappeared...

Original post made by parent on Feb. 16, 2015
There are no comments yet. 158 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Caltrain's bad judgment

With trains on the Peninsula currently operating at record, standing-room-only levels and providing an increasingly unpleasant...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Elizabeth, on Feb 16, 2015 at 4:17 pm | 61 comments | 6687 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Lawsuits settled, but no changes at airport

It's been five years since a Cessna piloted by Tesla Motors employee Douglas Bourn crashed into an East Palo Alto neighborhood,...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 16, 2015 at 4:03 pm | 31 comments | 3244 Views

SPORTS

Stanford women remain near the top of the Pac-12

==B Basketball roundup == There's something about UCLA that brings the best out of Bonnie Samuelson. The senior hit a career-high...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2015
Last comment by Sir Bobbie, on Feb 16, 2015 at 12:41 pm | 4 comments | 2070 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto residents alerted about invasive mosquito

Two weeks after the discovery of a yellow-fever mosquito in Menlo Park, the Santa Clara County Vector Control District is...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2013
Last comment by Vector is Countywide, on Feb 16, 2015 at 7:41 am | 4 comments | 4780 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto may study airplane noise

Palo Alto should fund a $30,000 study of air-traffic noise over the city and propose alternative flight paths, a City Council...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2015
Last comment by Jetman, on Feb 15, 2015 at 10:36 pm | 133 comments | 5820 Views
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