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PALO ALTO ISSUES

East Palo Alto prepares for weekend storms

With wet weather expected to bring two inches of rain to the area over the weekend, the City of East Palo Alto and the Menlo...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2014
Last comment by Mr.Recycle, on Feb 8, 2014 at 3:17 pm | 1 comment | 1601 Views

AROUND TOWN

Superintendent serves dinner, links funders and programs

Wealthy philanthropists, school principals and nonprofit leaders mingled Wednesday in an unusual session to "map resources"...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2014
Last comment by ryan, on Feb 7, 2014 at 11:16 pm | 5 comments | 3503 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man arrested after violent struggle over officer's gun

A 34-year-old man yesterday led Palo Alto police on a violent wild goose chase through downtown Palo Alto, at one point seizing...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2014
Last comment by John F., on Feb 7, 2014 at 8:32 pm | 25 comments | 4651 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents clash over Dish parking plan

A plan to move dozens of parking spaces from the street next to the Stanford Dish to a parking lot more than half a mile...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2014
Last comment by Philip, on Feb 7, 2014 at 8:17 pm | 105 comments | 19714 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Open address to Ms. Mendoza, the lady who addressed the PAUSD board on 10/8/13

[Portion removed.] Dear Ms. Mendoza, I am writing to express my admiration, respect, gratitude and shame. I will...

Original post made by village fool on Oct. 13, 2013
Last comment by village fool, on Feb 7, 2014 at 7:41 pm | 12 comments | 2256 Views

AROUND TOWN

Letting nature do the work

It's nearly spring and time to confront a common gardening problem: How can one create healthy soil while keeping the weeds...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2014
Last comment by test, on Feb 7, 2014 at 6:23 pm | 1 comment | 465 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Christina Schmidt and Mary Vincent: Volunteering to be part of the solution

The Office for Civil Rights report inspired Palo Alto special-education parents and Community Advisory Committee members...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2013
Last comment by JLS mom of 2, on Feb 7, 2014 at 5:24 pm | 10 comments | 1857 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

San Francisco Airport Incoming Flight Patterns and Noise Pollution

Is it my imagination or have the incoming flight patterns changed such that more flights into San Francisco Airport are brought...

Original post made by Bill Stewart on Jul. 14, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 7, 2014 at 4:47 pm | 345 comments | 7376 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bay Area janitors end labor strike

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Original post made on May. 27, 2008
Last comment by Bob Strong, on Feb 7, 2014 at 4:27 pm | 2 comments | 6347 Views

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 | 1135 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 | 19773 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 | 327 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 | 3776 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 | 7305 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 | 327 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 | 2258 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 | 2365 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 | 2804 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 | 6860 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 | 562 Views
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