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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Feds Target Local All-Cash Sales

According to today's "The Daily Journal": "Federal officials are turning an eye to the Bay Area's hot housing markets as...

Original post made by about time on Jul. 28, 2016
Last comment by HUTCH 7.62, on Sep 15, 2016 at 1:23 pm | 23 comments | 1020 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto prepares to replace Baylands boardwalk

The timber boardwalk stretching from the Lucy Evans Baylands Nature Interpretive Center to the marshy nature preserve is...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2016
Last comment by MarkW, on Sep 15, 2016 at 12:01 pm | 15 comments | 5798 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board eyes more conservative budget projections

Palo Alto school board members supported a much more conservative budget outlook for the next five years during a discussion...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2016
Last comment by UdyRegan, on Sep 14, 2016 at 8:43 pm | 28 comments | 3629 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Illegal-housing crackdown leads to dozens of evictions

Nearly 40 East Palo Alto families in recent months have been turned out of their rental homes with as little as 10 days notice...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2016
Last comment by Midtowner, on Sep 14, 2016 at 8:13 pm | 68 comments | 17509 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Sept. 11 memorial set up outside East Palo Alto fire station vandalized

A memorial set up outside an East Palo Alto fire station for the 15th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001 was vandalized, firefighters...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2016
Last comment by HUTCH 7.62, on Sep 14, 2016 at 7:17 pm | 7 comments | 2162 Views

AROUND TOWN

Former teacher to run for school board

Jennifer DiBrienza, a former teacher, Palo Alto school district parent and now education consultant, will be running for...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2016
Last comment by Know Weigh, on Sep 14, 2016 at 6:06 pm | 25 comments | 8622 Views

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 | 7089 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 | 289 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 | 212 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 | 1113 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 | 2274 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 | 3777 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 | 7046 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 | 1046 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 | 3065 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 | 5470 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 | 1501 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 | 3194 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 | 5360 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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