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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Sewage smells around home, possibly related illness - call utility?

This morning I woke up to a decidedly sewage-like smell. For months, we've been smelling something, at first just when we...

Original post made by Mystery on Nov. 20, 2016
Last comment by Roger Overnaut, on Nov 20, 2016 at 12:35 pm | 2 comments | 154 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bullying case spurs school district to examine response

The Palo Alto school board plans to take a closer look at how staff are implementing policies and procedures for addressing...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2016
Last comment by A Parent, on Nov 20, 2016 at 11:57 am | 34 comments | 7296 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Unraveling the results

In the wake of national election results that have triggered widespread anxiety about the implications for the future of...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2016
Last comment by Citizen, on Nov 20, 2016 at 1:33 am | 24 comments | 4438 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Checklist helps residents determine if a tree is hazardous

Palo Alto's Tree Technical Manual includes a checklist of potential hazards and suggests actions to promote safety. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2016
Last comment by Wayne Tyson, on Nov 19, 2016 at 9:21 pm | 1 comment | 422 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

When trees must be removed

City of Palo Alto tree ordinances state that, under certain conditions, trees that have been removed must be replaced. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2016
Last comment by Wayne Tyson, on Nov 19, 2016 at 9:02 pm | 1 comment | 276 Views

SPORTS

The Big Game feels different from any other on schedule

Keller Chryst is Stanford's starting quarterback and will lead the Cardinal (7-3, 5-3 Pac-12) into his first Big Game as...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2016
Last comment by No thanks, on Nov 19, 2016 at 11:37 am | 2 comments | 1087 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Cost/Type of Special Ed

I'm curious what PAUSD spends on Special Ed, how many kids we have enrolled, by severity/type, ideally at which school level...

Original post made by Info on Special Ed on Oct. 18, 2016
Last comment by parent, on Nov 18, 2016 at 3:01 pm | 11 comments | 489 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Post-election, local educational institutions emphasize inclusion

In the aftermath of the presidential election this week, local school districts and universities sent messages to their communities...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2016
Last comment by R U Serious!, on Nov 18, 2016 at 2:06 pm | 26 comments | 5010 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police: Bike thief nabbed near Caltrain station in Palo Alto

Palo Alto police have arrested a man who allegedly used a power tool to saw a bicycle lock in an apparent attempt to steal...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2016
Last comment by Bike Commuter, on Nov 18, 2016 at 12:08 pm | 3 comments | 2643 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Annual Holiday Fund kicks off

Support for the homeless population. Training for developmentally disabled employees. Summer camp for low-income children...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1291 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Suicide survivors to speak on panel in Palo Alto Wednesday

Three parent-survivors of youth who have died by suicide and two young adult survivors of suicide attempts will share their...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2016
Last comment by Local Parent, on Nov 18, 2016 at 7:31 am | 10 comments | 4916 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board to take action on weighted grades, discuss college enrollment

At the height of the annual college-application process, the Palo Alto school board will hear a timely report Tuesday night...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2016
Last comment by it's pretty simple, on Nov 18, 2016 at 5:28 am | 24 comments | 2146 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Appeals court overturns dismissal of DNA-privacy lawsuit

The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned this week the dismissal of a family's lawsuit against the Palo Alto school...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2016
Last comment by Good, on Nov 17, 2016 at 10:10 pm | 2 comments | 2068 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Downtown voters boosted growth-friendly council candidates to victory

Analysis of the Palo Alto election results precinct by precinct indicates that residents' support for Liz Kniss was emphatic...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2016
Last comment by What PAF wants , on Nov 17, 2016 at 3:50 pm | 15 comments | 3205 Views

AROUND TOWN

A place to be

Just a few blocks away from the bustle of downtown Palo Alto, there is a house whose old-fashioned style, blue hues and slender...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2014
Last comment by Barbara, on Nov 17, 2016 at 3:22 pm | 15 comments | 8880 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

PG&E using helicopters to upgrade East Palo Alto transmission towers

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) will fly helicopters to improve high-voltage electric transmission towers in East...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2016
Last comment by John, on Nov 17, 2016 at 2:44 pm | 3 comments | 1592 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District defends itself in student-DNA case

The Palo Alto school district has fired back in response to an amicus brief the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2016
Last comment by What Really Happened, on Nov 17, 2016 at 10:47 am | 29 comments | 6286 Views

AROUND TOWN

Restoration Hardware Sends Out Another Unrequested Huge Catalog To Local Doorsteps

Apparently the senior management at Restoration Hardware did not understand the message from irate citizens back in 2014...

Original post made by Long Time Resident on Nov. 16, 2016
Last comment by Incredible, on Nov 16, 2016 at 8:41 pm | 1 comment | 142 Views

AROUND TOWN

Protesters heading toward U.S. Highway 101

A large group of protesters is heading toward U.S. Highway 101 in Menlo Park with a potential for blocking the highway on...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2016
Last comment by Disappointed, on Nov 16, 2016 at 5:24 pm | 5 comments | 1523 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Kid-friendly neighborhood fosters community in Palo Alto

Tucked away behind Embarcadero Road and San Francisquito Creek in lies the Duveneck/St. Francis neighborhood. Here, one can...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2016
Last comment by No Joke, on Nov 16, 2016 at 2:54 pm | 10 comments | 1070 Views
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