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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Robert Smithwick, Foothill's 'founding father' dies

Robert Smithwick, a founder of Foothill College who served as a trustee for nearly 35 years, died Friday at his home in Los...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2013
Last comment by A good life well lived, on Mar 25, 2013 at 2:22 pm | 2 comments | 194 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

New suit claims high-speed-rail officials 'misled' public

Just weeks after California's high-speed rail project withstood a court challenge from a group of Peninsula cities, the agency...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2013
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Mar 25, 2013 at 12:52 pm | 36 comments | 4694 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plans to transform California Avenue win praise

Palo Alto's quest to transform California Avenue into the city's "second downtown" got off to a rough start in 2011, when...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2013
Last comment by Greg H, on Mar 25, 2013 at 11:45 am | 34 comments | 1199 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Peery family revealed as Paly gym donor

The family offering to build a new athletic center for Palo Alto High School says it wants to give back in ways that enable...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2013
Last comment by PalyDad, on Mar 24, 2013 at 10:04 pm | 12 comments | 1894 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Principal: 'anti-bullying lessons must be early, often'

There are no quick fixes when it comes to kids and bullying. As part of a push to train children early and often, students...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2013
Last comment by Bully Bully Bully, on Mar 24, 2013 at 9:54 pm | 14 comments | 3373 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Equal Rights? Fine, as long as they agree with me!

It seems that in Palo Alto and possibly elsewhere, equal rights are only fine and acceptable as long as the rights agree...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Mar. 22, 2013
Last comment by PalyDad, on Mar 24, 2013 at 9:35 pm | 25 comments | 1112 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What Happened at the PAUSD Board meeting last night?

Does anyone have a report on the discussion and actions with respect to the counseling program at Gunn?...

Original post made by Prospective Gunn Parent on Mar. 20, 2013
Last comment by Alexis Hamilton, on Mar 24, 2013 at 9:30 pm | 11 comments | 1606 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Former Paly baseball coach arrested for child molestation

Joel Kaufman, a former Palo Alto High School coach accused of child molestation, surrendered himself to Contra Costa sheriffs...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2013
Last comment by village fool, on Mar 24, 2013 at 9:02 pm | 30 comments | 4903 Views

AROUND TOWN

Beware negligent cycling dad with little girls in MIdtown

I am very upset. Because I am a good, ultra cautious driver, I avoided colliding with and injuring or killing a tiny girl...

Original post made by neighbor on Mar. 24, 2013
Last comment by Outside Observer, on Mar 24, 2013 at 8:54 pm | 5 comments | 123 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Reforms may demand change to Gunn 'bell schedule'

Gunn High School's daily "bell schedule" may have to change in 2014-2015 to make time in the school week for full delivery...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2013
Last comment by Gunn parent of 3, on Mar 24, 2013 at 8:21 pm | 46 comments | 5374 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Around Town

<B><B>FLOATING AWAY ... </B>It began at local supermarkets. Now, Palo Alto's war against the <B>plastic bag</B> is set to...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2013
Last comment by TimH, on Mar 24, 2013 at 8:11 pm | 5 comments | 1052 Views

AROUND TOWN

Helicopter makes emergency landing in Palo Alto

Nearly 100 feet from rush-hour traffic on Highway 101 near Embarcadero Road, a pilot approaching the Palo Alto Municipal...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2012
Last comment by Kathy, on Mar 24, 2013 at 7:39 pm | 68 comments | 3044 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

HP increases dividends to stockholders

Hewlett Packard today announced that it will raise the quarterly dividend it pays out to shareholders by 10 percent, to 14.52...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2013
Last comment by anecdote annie, on Mar 24, 2013 at 12:13 pm | 2 comments | 190 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto's painful dilemma

In 2009, Palo Alto's elected leaders and top management responded to the financial walloping of the Great Recession by embarking...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2013
Last comment by Steve Taffee, on Mar 23, 2013 at 3:15 pm | 2 comments | 900 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

On Deadline: When 'bullying' harassment in a Palo Alto school became a federal civil-rights case

Since "bullying" recently became a federal case in Palo Alto schools, with a scorching indictment under a "denial of civil...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2013
Last comment by Mom of a victim, on Mar 23, 2013 at 2:00 pm | 2 comments | 1452 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Developer offers $13 million for school land

A housing developer has offered to pay $13 million to the Palo Alto school district for a 2.6-acre parcel at 525 San Antonio...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2013
Last comment by The rest of the story, on Mar 23, 2013 at 1:24 pm | 35 comments | 5305 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Tesla delays electric SUV, speeds government loan payment

In February of last year, Palo Alto-based Tesla Motors said it would begin production on it newest line of all-electric vehicles,...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2013
Last comment by Tesla Employee, on Mar 23, 2013 at 3:21 am | 22 comments | 2487 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

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<B><B>RECUSE ME ... </B>The issue of not enough parking downtown hits close to home for members of the Palo Alto City Council,...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2013
Last comment by Plenty garage space, on Mar 22, 2013 at 11:55 pm | 4 comments | 958 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Simitian breast cancer bill takes effect April 1

A bill introduced by former state Sen. Joe Simitian requiring medical professionals to notify women they have dense breast...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2013
Last comment by Chatelaine, on Mar 22, 2013 at 7:11 pm | 3 comments | 2242 Views

AROUND TOWN

Where to live?

For seniors who want to "love where you live," Avenidas is offering its sixth annual housing conference on that theme on...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2013
Last comment by Avenidas supporter, on Mar 22, 2013 at 9:25 am | 3 comments | 1194 Views
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