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PALO ALTO ISSUES

New plan reflects changing vision for prominent El Camino site

One year after Palo Alto swiftly shut down a plan to construct an office building at the busy intersection of El Camino Real...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2016
Last comment by Sunshine, on Sep 14, 2016 at 5:32 pm | 55 comments | 7159 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Why is Paly renovating Haymarket?

Why not tear down Haymarket and build a 2-story classroom building? There are still portables in the middle of campus and...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Sep. 9, 2016
Last comment by OPar, on Sep 14, 2016 at 4:28 pm | 6 comments | 299 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Utility Efforts

Nearly 20 years ago, an initiative was passed to move electric utilities in town underground. I had a bad experience in...

Original post made by Paul Losch on Sep. 12, 2016
Last comment by Greatly Annoyed, on Sep 14, 2016 at 3:58 pm | 12 comments | 219 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Community Notebook: Test the Palo Alto Public Library mobile app

Library patrons and technology lovers are invited to Mitchell Park Library on Thursday, Sept. 15, to test the Palo Alto Public...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2016
Last comment by Marie, on Sep 14, 2016 at 11:34 am | 1 comment | 1142 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to take action on new elementary math curricula

The Palo Alto school board will discuss the selection of new elementary mathematics curricula on Tuesday morning in advance...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2016
Last comment by Mom, on Sep 14, 2016 at 8:22 am | 6 comments | 2322 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

A push toward solar power, a retreat from natural gas

Since Palo Alto launched its own electric utility in 1900, its quest for power has involved everything from Belgian-made...

Original post made on May. 20, 2016
Last comment by UdyRegan, on Sep 13, 2016 at 8:01 pm | 5 comments | 3804 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto peace walk marks Sept. 11 anniversary

A multifaith march for peace in Palo Alto Sunday afternoon drew hundreds of participants. Walking along Alma Street and Middlefield...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2016
Last comment by No apples, no oranges , on Sep 13, 2016 at 4:54 pm | 17 comments | 7086 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Demand drives Bay Area gas price increase over the past month

Bay Area gas prices climbed to an average of $2.77 per gallon over the past month as refineries failed to keep pace with...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2016
Last comment by NoMoPa, on Sep 13, 2016 at 2:53 pm | 2 comments | 1072 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community gives feedback about budget shortfall

Palo Alto school board members opened the floor on Wednesday, Sept. 7, to the community to answer questions and receive feedback...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2016
Last comment by Mom, on Sep 13, 2016 at 9:06 am | 25 comments | 3104 Views

AROUND TOWN

New zone change proposed for busy El Camino Real intersection

With Palo Alto's controversial "planned community" process suspended indefinitely, a developer who was hoping to win the...

Original post made on Dec. 25, 2014
Last comment by Annette Ross, on Sep 12, 2016 at 8:20 pm | 9 comments | 5481 Views

AROUND TOWN

East Palo Alto to put sales tax on November ballot

The East Palo Alto City Council unanimously approved putting a 1/2-cent sales tax on the Nov. 8 ballot Tuesday night to maintain...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2016
Last comment by Hmmm, on Sep 12, 2016 at 8:15 pm | 3 comments | 1524 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto students show improvement in state test, but achievement gap persists

New results from the state’s standardized Smarter Balanced Assessment, released on Wednesday, show that most Palo Alto...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2016
Last comment by John94306, on Sep 12, 2016 at 5:53 pm | 16 comments | 3232 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Driver strikes hydrant, lands onto hedges

A driver who apparently hit the gas pedal lost control of the vehicle, sheared off a fire hydrant and struck another vehicle...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2016
Last comment by HUTCH 7.62, on Sep 12, 2016 at 2:01 pm | 10 comments | 5386 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Worth watching Palo Alto - Menlo Park dev will impact schools

http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2016/09/12/menlo-park-how-rezoning-could-impact-citys-finances As we discuss the appropriate...

Original post made by SchoolImpacts on Sep. 12, 2016
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AROUND TOWN

Equestrians lose horse pasture at Stanford

Leland Stanford loved horses. They have been a part of the Stanford landscape dating from 1876, when he purchased his first...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by Grrrrr, on Sep 12, 2016 at 12:57 pm | 47 comments | 12737 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New plan for animal shelter concerns city workers

As Palo Alto braces for the next chapter for its aged but popular animal shelter, city workers who staff the East Bayshore...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2016
Last comment by Short Memories, on Sep 12, 2016 at 9:08 am | 23 comments | 4710 Views

AROUND TOWN

Berkeley's Counting Crows return to the Bay Area

Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz now calls Greenwich Village home, but the singer/songwriter got his start as a musician...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2016
Last comment by J Mojo, on Sep 12, 2016 at 7:23 am | 1 comment | 2643 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New Palo Alto city attorney pledges 'transparency'

Palo Alto's new city attorney passed her first test Monday night -- she sat through a four-hour debate on composting technologies...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2011
Last comment by Watchdog Ear, on Sep 11, 2016 at 8:39 pm | 8 comments | 3911 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Brock Turner judge launches anti-recall campaign

Just days before Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky is set to be reassigned from criminal cases and before former Stanford...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2016
Last comment by pearl, on Sep 11, 2016 at 5:00 pm | 58 comments | 8987 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community Notebook: Children's Health Council to host forum on youth-suicide study

Palo Alto nonprofit Children's Health Council will host this Wednesday, Sept. 7, a community forum to discuss the initial...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2016
Last comment by Recap?, on Sep 11, 2016 at 9:17 am | 4 comments | 2149 Views
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