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SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district legal fees, contracts up for review

Palo Alto Superintendent Max McGee is proposing to bring legal expertise in-house with the hiring of a general counsel for...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2015
Last comment by Stop hurting trust, on Jun 12, 2015 at 2:38 pm | 31 comments | 4474 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Keeping Searsville Dam in place is a good solution

On May 1, the day Stanford University released its plans for Searsville Dam, an article titled "1000 dams down and counting"...

Original post made on May. 29, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Jun 12, 2015 at 1:00 pm | 61 comments | 4470 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Short Story Contest: You and me

Each individual has his or her own quirks, a collection of experiences, a way of seeing the world. What happens when that...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2015
Last comment by My Nguyen, on Jun 12, 2015 at 12:58 pm | 4 comments | 2822 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Supervisors approve study on youth psych beds

Santa Clara County has not had an acute-care, inpatient psychiatric unit for youth for more than 20 years, but the Board...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2015
Last comment by neighbor, on Jun 12, 2015 at 12:13 pm | 10 comments | 3018 Views

AROUND TOWN

What's with the helicopter? Is someone on the loose again?

I don't see anything on PAPD Twitter....

Original post made by Huh? on Jun. 11, 2015
Last comment by AlexDeLarge, on Jun 12, 2015 at 12:02 pm | 3 comments | 209 Views

AROUND TOWN

Another Stanford student convicted in bridge protest case

A 22-year-old Stanford man received the harshest sentence yet for blocking traffic on a bridge during a protest in January,...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jun 12, 2015 at 1:26 am | 17 comments | 2708 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to beef up code enforcement

Blasting a gas-powered leaf blower is technically illegal in Palo Alto, but that offers little solace to residents who routinely...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 11, 2015 at 10:42 pm | 49 comments | 3792 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Castilleja celebrates a century of schooling

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Original post made on Sep. 29, 2007
Last comment by Casti Alumna, on Jun 11, 2015 at 10:02 pm | 5 comments | 6995 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Student with 3.85 GPA gets rejection letters from UCs

Hi, My friend's daughter got 3.85 GPA, had 5 AP classes in high school, was on competitive swimming team, volunteered...

Original post made by Parent on May. 28, 2012
Last comment by Mangiafuoco, on Jun 11, 2015 at 9:06 pm | 346 comments | 219787 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto seeks a new vision for Fry's site

In an area marked by rapid change, rising rents and a flood of anxiety about growth and traffic, the 15-acre campus off El...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2015
Last comment by Klaus Brandt, on Jun 11, 2015 at 3:00 pm | 77 comments | 7032 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Ellen Pao to appeal discrimination lawsuit verdict

Ellen Pao filed a court notice on June 1 indicating she plans to appeal the verdict in her gender discrimination lawsuit...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2015
Last comment by AlexDeLarge, on Jun 11, 2015 at 2:04 pm | 3 comments | 2458 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto Online 'enhancement' request ?

When looking at the Town Square Forum, there are some 20 topics loaded on the initial page ... at the bottom of which is this...

Original post made by CrescentParkAnon. on Jun. 8, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jun 11, 2015 at 1:47 pm | 1 comment | 125 Views

AROUND TOWN

Knife-wielding burglar nabbed in Crescent Park

A wig-wearing woman who police said used a hide-a-key to enter a Crescent Park home and then threatened the homeowner with...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2015
Last comment by Gethin, on Jun 11, 2015 at 11:50 am | 4 comments | 3984 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Neighborhood groups may get free use of city rooms

Neighborhood groups in Palo Alto can be tough to define, let alone engage, but the City Council wants to give it a shot....

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2015
Last comment by NotSure, on Jun 11, 2015 at 8:54 am | 1 comment | 2014 Views

AROUND TOWN

Community Notebook: Talk with Joe Simitian on Saturday

There will be more than farm-fresh produce at the Downtown Palo Alto Farmers Market on Saturday, June 6. Santa Clara County...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2015
Last comment by george drysdale, on Jun 10, 2015 at 9:15 pm | 5 comments | 982 Views

AROUND TOWN

Flooded with red tape

A torrential downpour is a welcome sight in the midst of drought, as long as it does not result in your living room resembling...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2015
Last comment by Garden Gnome, on Jun 10, 2015 at 4:38 pm | 1 comment | 3079 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What #BaltimoreUprising means for Palo Alto

In the aftermath of Freddie Gray's death in the back of a police van while handcuffed and shackled, Baltimore teenagers,...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2015
Last comment by Be Kind PA, on Jun 10, 2015 at 1:51 pm | 32 comments | 4110 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Residents hope to drown out airplane noise with complaints

When Amy Christel moved from Barron Park to her new Midtown Palo Alto home last summer, she welcomed the time she could spend...

Original post made on May. 24, 2015
Last comment by resident3, on Jun 10, 2015 at 10:58 am | 256 comments | 9495 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto package thief nabbed in undercover sting

A man suspected of stealing a package from the porch of a Webster Street home and then trying to pawn off its contents on...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2015
Last comment by Another Nextdoor Skeptic, on Jun 10, 2015 at 8:54 am | 18 comments | 3372 Views

AROUND TOWN

District pays $150K for former principal's resignation

Former Palo Alto High School Principal Phil Winston has received a $150,000 payment from the school district in exchange...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2015
Last comment by DG, on Jun 10, 2015 at 7:07 am | 17 comments | 7671 Views
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