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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Out of Control Teenagers in Palo Alto....in 1950

I just bought a copy of "An Illustrated History of Palo Alto" by Lewis Osborne, published in 1969. I found this passage...

Original post made by The Good Old Days? on Jan. 30, 2014
Last comment by Immature brains, on Feb 7, 2014 at 3:24 pm | 12 comments | 1124 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: The school board's nadir

There are so many ways the public, students and teachers were disrespected by the school board and Superintendent Kevin Skelly...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2014
Last comment by Joel, on Feb 7, 2014 at 12:03 pm | 329 comments | 19612 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man attacks police officer, attempts to shoot him

A 34-year-old man yesterday led Palo Alto police on a violent wild goose chase through downtown Palo Alto, attacking an officer...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2014
Last comment by taser, on Feb 7, 2014 at 9:02 am | 1 comment | 322 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto will not contract out police services

Responding to overwhelming public concerns about transparency and accountability, East Palo Alto's elected leaders on Tuesday...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2014
Last comment by Aquamarine, on Feb 7, 2014 at 12:37 am | 15 comments | 3722 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police hone in on robberies, auto burglaries

The Jan. 23 home-invasion robbery of an elderly Palo Alto couple was the flashpoint for a public meeting that focused on...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2014
Last comment by Citizen, on Feb 7, 2014 at 12:04 am | 23 comments | 7206 Views

AROUND TOWN

Why were the police and fire dept in the Baylands yesterday?

I was hiking with friends in the Baylands at the end of Geng Rd. yesterday. When I arrived around 9:45 there were several...

Original post made by Marie on Jan. 29, 2014
Last comment by Marie, on Feb 6, 2014 at 8:21 pm | 2 comments | 317 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Would hovercrafts work as public transit around the Bay?

Now that Google are experimenting with ferries to get employees from San Francisco to Redwood City and then buses to Mountain...

Original post made by Resident on Jan. 13, 2014
Last comment by CIK, on Feb 6, 2014 at 7:54 pm | 14 comments | 2223 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Survey shows growing angst about development, parking

Palo Alto residents are feeling rosy these days when it comes to jobs and personal fortunes, but smiles quickly turn to frowns...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2014
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 6, 2014 at 3:47 pm | 7 comments | 2356 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to ponder goals in 'retreat'

The Palo Alto school board will convene Thursday, Feb. 6, in a special session to discuss progress against the district's...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2014
Last comment by Cut the mike!, on Feb 6, 2014 at 11:12 am | 12 comments | 2779 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto suspends 'planned community' projects

Few phrases stoke rage and cynicism in Palo Alto as effectively as "planned community," a process that allows developers...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2014
Last comment by resident, on Feb 6, 2014 at 10:38 am | 34 comments | 6739 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bike Thefts at our schools

I recently attended a meeting with several other parents. During the meeting, almost as a by the way, the topic of bike thefts...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Feb. 4, 2014
Last comment by parent, on Feb 6, 2014 at 10:05 am | 12 comments | 558 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

State launches special ed review

In an emotional meeting Tuesday night, about 50 parents of Palo Alto special education students recounted their children's...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2013
Last comment by Terman student, on Feb 5, 2014 at 6:35 pm | 46 comments | 20076 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Foothill textbook program empowers students to succeed

College is expensive. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2014/01/03/foothill-textbook-program-empowers-students-to-succeed...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2014
Last comment by j white, on Feb 5, 2014 at 5:34 pm | 1 comment | 621 Views

AROUND TOWN

University South

Which Palo Alto neighborhood has access to a library, grocery store, coffee shop, City Hall, the police department and University...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2014
Last comment by K S Langford, on Feb 5, 2014 at 4:43 pm | 1 comment | 3269 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Officer rescues drowning felon, arrests him

A wanted felon who attempted to escape police Tuesday by swimming across San Francisquito Creek at the Palo Alto Baylands...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2014
Last comment by Emilia, on Feb 5, 2014 at 4:26 pm | 9 comments | 2931 Views

AROUND TOWN

College Terrace Centre to begin construction in spring

The long-awaited redevelopment of the College Terrace Centre, which had trouble securing financing until recently, is slated...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2014
Last comment by PC Wary, on Feb 5, 2014 at 12:59 pm | 16 comments | 5176 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto to host meeting on crime prevention

Responding to a recent string of robberies, Palo Alto police are inviting residents to a community meeting on Feb. 4 to discuss...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2014
Last comment by musical, on Feb 5, 2014 at 9:46 am | 18 comments | 1907 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Tom Perkins' Letter & Civil Discourse

Local venture capitalist Tom Perkins' letter to The Wall Street Journal two weeks ago, in which he compared the growing hostility...

Original post made by Erin Glanville on Feb. 5, 2014
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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Planning, infrastructure top city's 2014 agenda

Gathered in a cold room with metal folding chairs, a mere handful of electric outlets and no wireless Internet, Palo Alto...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2014
Last comment by I'm probably gonna drive, on Feb 5, 2014 at 2:09 am | 19 comments | 3774 Views

AROUND TOWN

Facebook partnership to build 394 Menlo Park apartments

One question that quickly arose when Facebook decided to relocate to and then expand in Menlo Park was, "What about employee...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2013
Last comment by JoAnn, on Feb 5, 2014 at 1:44 am | 11 comments | 2028 Views
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