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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford panel: economy, not war on poverty, failed

The U.S. economy's failure to deliver jobs has left the country with persistently high rates of poverty and income and wealth...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2014
Last comment by musical, on Jan 17, 2014 at 6:46 am | 6 comments | 5536 Views

AROUND TOWN

Coyote Posters

Is this a real danger? I have a 2 year old and a seven year old and just want to know if Coyote sightings in the menlo park...

Original post made by ilovepizza on Jan. 15, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jan 16, 2014 at 11:44 pm | 6 comments | 545 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto calls impasse in union talks

After months of contentious and ultimately fruitless negotiations, Palo Alto officials have declared an impasse in their...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2014
Last comment by Chris, on Jan 16, 2014 at 11:37 pm | 54 comments | 6278 Views

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Two people die in Palo Alto house fire

Two people were found dead following a house fire tonight at 988 Embarcadero Road, according to Palo Alto police and fire...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2014
Last comment by veriloud, on Jan 16, 2014 at 8:38 pm | 41 comments | 15586 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Shepherd, Kniss to lead City Council in 2014

Nancy Shepherd, an accountant with a flair for crunching numbers and diplomacy, will lead the city as mayor in 2014 after...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2014
Last comment by Rupert of hemzau, on Jan 16, 2014 at 4:14 pm | 78 comments | 19255 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Bye-bye bullying policies?

After spending more than a year working with expensive attorneys and two government agencies to develop uniform bullying...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2014
Last comment by concerned, on Jan 16, 2014 at 2:56 pm | 38 comments | 10462 Views

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City of Palo Alto Faces Strike $139,907 Average Total Compensation Not Enough

City of Palo Alto Faces Strike $139,907 Average Total Compensation Not Enough From the article by Ed Ring On January...

Original post made by Tracy on Jan. 15, 2014
Last comment by Bogus Numbers!, on Jan 16, 2014 at 12:56 pm | 3 comments | 2289 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School panel backs limited bullying policies

Despite protests by some parents, a Palo Alto school board committee gave a tentative go-ahead Friday to new policies and...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2014
Last comment by Former PAUSD Parent, on Jan 16, 2014 at 11:03 am | 76 comments | 9312 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Anonymous Posting

What are the benefits to the community of anonymous posting of comments online? I like to read about events in Palo Alto...

Original post made by Mac Clayton on Jan. 15, 2014
Last comment by anonymous, on Jan 15, 2014 at 11:30 pm | 9 comments | 588 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

In-depth report: How a federal inquiry is changing the way schools respond to bullying

In a liberal-minded community that prides itself on top-notch schools, high-achieving students and progressive values, the...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2013
Last comment by village fool, on Jan 15, 2014 at 9:59 pm | 64 comments | 14521 Views

AROUND TOWN

No Parking anywhere!

I just spent 15 minutes circling Cubberly trying to find a place to park to go to the library. It is completely packed including...

Original post made by NoParking on Jan. 15, 2014
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 15, 2014 at 5:23 pm | 8 comments | 533 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto weighs new incentives for affordable housing

Seeking to comply with state law and encourage construction of affordable housing, Palo Alto officials will on Monday consider...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2014
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jan 15, 2014 at 4:44 pm | 92 comments | 7790 Views

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Palo Alto police begin using license-plate reader

The Palo Alto Police department began using an automated license-plate reader mounted atop a patrol car on Tuesday, July...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2013
Last comment by Midtown, on Jan 15, 2014 at 2:33 pm | 100 comments | 25453 Views

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Flu deaths in Bay Area rise to 18

More flu deaths were reported throughout the Bay Area today with 18 residents fatally contracting the virus so far this winter...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2014
Last comment by MzMiranda, on Jan 15, 2014 at 1:05 pm | 1 comment | 2952 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Changes coming to California Avenue

This video about proposed changes to Palo Alto's California Avenue was produced by Palo Alto resident Roland Vogl -- a graduate...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2011
Last comment by Former Vice Mayor Palo Alto, on Jan 15, 2014 at 1:01 pm | 47 comments | 3270 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Jack Morton and the City of Palo Alto

Eight years ago I supported Jack Morton's campaign for the City Council. He was saying all the right things about efficiency...

Original post made by David Lieberman on Oct. 19, 2009
Last comment by Former Vice Mayor Palo Alto, on Jan 15, 2014 at 12:59 pm | 5 comments | 2035 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Rare Opportunity to work for city's Chief Communications Officer

Among the twenty current positions for which the City of Palo is seeking applicants is that of "Writer/Content Editor" who...

Original post made by Deep Throat on Jan. 15, 2014
There are no comments yet. 358 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Flu Shot Question

The news is reporting the flu deaths as having resulted from H1N1 strain. Is that covered by this year's flu shot? I've...

Original post made by anonymous on Jan. 13, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jan 15, 2014 at 10:56 am | 8 comments | 818 Views

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An almost-instant bathroom

After Carey Holubar and Mark Dietz remodeled their Monta Loma home 14 years ago, nobody wanted to use the second -- decidedly...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2014
Last comment by Jason Strong, on Jan 15, 2014 at 10:32 am | 1 comment | 271 Views

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Demand for flu vaccine climbs as season's death toll rises

With flu season in full swing and more than a dozen flu-related deaths reported in the Bay Area as of today, many residents...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2014
Last comment by KP, on Jan 15, 2014 at 10:01 am | 7 comments | 2602 Views
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