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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to consider pension reform

Palo Alto's financial climate remains sunny, with rising revenues fueling expanding city services, but one giant cloud continues...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2015
Last comment by Bob Adler, on Sep 17, 2015 at 9:57 pm | 19 comments | 3277 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Panel discusses teen mental health, stress and suicide

More than 350 people gathered Monday night to hear a panel talk about topics that make many uncomfortable: the mental health...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2015
Last comment by Michelle , on Sep 17, 2015 at 7:55 pm | 10 comments | 3846 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

HP announces 25K-30K layoffs as part of split

In anticipation of its split into two separate companies, Hewlett Packard Company, as part of its 2015 Securities Analysts...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2015
Last comment by anonymous, on Sep 17, 2015 at 7:55 pm | 13 comments | 3441 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto nears completion on fixing Embarcadero traffic signals

Responding to complaints from frustrated commuters, Palo Alto is in the midst of replacing and coordinating the traffic lights...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2015
Last comment by Online Name, on Sep 17, 2015 at 7:15 pm | 34 comments | 4927 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto: Transit tax must include grade crossing solution

With a transportation-tax measure speeding toward the November 2016 ballot, cities throughout Santa Clara County have collectively...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Sep 17, 2015 at 5:28 pm | 42 comments | 3976 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Sept. 19 - Interpreting the Common Core test results

After much anticipation, the California Department of Education released the results of the Smarter Balanced Assessments...

Original post made by Asm. Rich Gordon on Sep. 17, 2015
There are no comments yet. 419 Views

AROUND TOWN

Parking-permit program launches downtown

After years of pleading and planning, downtown Palo Alto's long-awaited parking-permit program officially kicked off this...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2015
Last comment by sunshine, on Sep 17, 2015 at 11:23 am | 31 comments | 5067 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council to mull revised proposal at Page Mill and El Camino

When Palo Alto officials put the brakes on the its controversial "planned-community" zoning process early last year, they...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2015
Last comment by sunshine, on Sep 17, 2015 at 11:08 am | 42 comments | 6746 Views

AROUND TOWN

Best Town to Raise a Family in California

Palo Alto is rated #3. But how is it we got a "B-" on access to libraries? https://local.niche.com/rankings/towns/best-places-for-families/s/california/?utm_source=fbPPC_lRanking_C...

Original post made by Palo Alto Native on Sep. 16, 2015
Last comment by little credibility, on Sep 17, 2015 at 10:38 am | 4 comments | 464 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Dozens of Paly students late for school due to traffic light failure.

Anyone know what happened?...

Original post made by Parent on Sep. 16, 2015
Last comment by Parent, on Sep 17, 2015 at 8:24 am | 3 comments | 519 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Train hits unoccupied car near East Meadow

A northbound Caltrain train struck an unoccupied vehicle near the East Meadow Drive crossing in Palo Alto on Sunday night,...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Sep 17, 2015 at 12:28 am | 72 comments | 9715 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Beloved Palo Alto preschool giraffe stolen

A bronze giraffe that has given children pleasure for the past 10 years at The Wonder Years Preschool in Palo Alto was stolen...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Sep 16, 2015 at 11:01 pm | 9 comments | 3196 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

'Lights! Camera! Community Action!'

In the recesses of a blocky building at 900 San Antonio Road, banks of lights and monitors illuminate the faces of those...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2015
Last comment by JoyW_Aim, on Sep 16, 2015 at 10:58 pm | 4 comments | 3778 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

High-speed rail debate returns to Peninsula

After gaining some momentum in the Central Valley, California's beleaguered high-speed rail project is now hoping for a fresh...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Sep 16, 2015 at 9:55 pm | 80 comments | 7031 Views

AROUND TOWN

Larry Ellison buys Epiphany Hotel in Palo Alto

Larry Ellison, one of Silicon Valley's wealthiest and most extravagant high-tech titans, has added to his collection of riches...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Sep 16, 2015 at 5:38 pm | 27 comments | 11483 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council not sold on new El Camino development

Faced with traffic problems, parking shortages, and public angst over new developments, Palo Alto officials swiftly swatted...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2015
Last comment by Rose, on Sep 16, 2015 at 3:35 pm | 8 comments | 4110 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How do we define success for high school students?

The recent discussions surrounding the educational pressures in Palo Alto beg an important question: What does a successful...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2015
Last comment by Tim Biglow, on Sep 16, 2015 at 1:30 pm | 23 comments | 7895 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Tutorial at Paly - Is it such a big deal for students to attend?

I have just received another email from Paly telling me to let my student know that attendance to Tutorial is mandatory....

Original post made by Paly Parent on Aug. 31, 2015
Last comment by A Parent, Sr., on Sep 16, 2015 at 11:04 am | 15 comments | 1196 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New permit system pushes out problems further

I took a brief bike ride around my neighborhood this morning to see the impact of the new Downtown Parking rules. As expected,...

Original post made by Eileen Skrabutenas on Sep. 14, 2015
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Sep 15, 2015 at 11:24 pm | 15 comments | 994 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High school homework

I recall reading on Palo Alto Online, something about PAUSD getting the high school homework under control, establishing...

Original post made by Homework? on Sep. 13, 2015
Last comment by Another dad, on Sep 15, 2015 at 9:35 pm | 9 comments | 863 Views
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