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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto seeks to reboot bike-bridge project

After their first bid to create a "landmark" bike bridge over U.S. Highway 101 took an unfortunate turn, Palo Alto officials...

Original post made on May. 20, 2016
Last comment by Kazu, on May 24, 2016 at 6:41 pm | 24 comments | 3556 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New Stanford Live executive director named

Chris Lorway, founding artistic director of Toronto's Luminato Festival, has been named the new executive director of Stanford...

Original post made on May. 24, 2016
Last comment by arts, on May 24, 2016 at 2:49 pm | 1 comment | 849 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford names new Graduate School of Business dean

Stanford University professor and economist Jonathan Levin will be taking the helm of the university's top-ranked Graduate...

Original post made on May. 24, 2016
Last comment by Barron Park dad, on May 24, 2016 at 11:13 am | 2 comments | 1777 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Student-run Get Involved Palo Alto to offer summer internships

A grassroots service-learning program started by a Palo Alto High School teacher as a way to help teens find purpose and...

Original post made on May. 6, 2016
Last comment by Member, on May 24, 2016 at 9:02 am | 11 comments | 3663 Views

AROUND TOWN

Nike's Phil Knight makes largest cash donation in Stanford's history

Philip Knight, Stanford University alumnus and co-founder of Nike, has made the single largest cash donation from an individual...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2016
Last comment by Baloney, on May 24, 2016 at 8:22 am | 7 comments | 4419 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: The vanishing surplus

The Palo Alto school board has spent months in what we now discover were two alternate realities, one taking place behind...

Original post made on May. 20, 2016
Last comment by Take action!, on May 23, 2016 at 9:36 pm | 40 comments | 4846 Views

AROUND TOWN

The flight of the butterfly

Eleanor Laney remembers a time when it was easy to spot a butterfly fluttering by or perched on a flower. But for her and...

Original post made on May. 20, 2016
Last comment by EllenU85, on May 23, 2016 at 5:54 pm | 1 comment | 1236 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Even Worse - Raises for School Administrators

Lost in the discussion of the teacher raises is the point that ALL ADMINISTRATORS ARE SLATED TO GET THE SAME RAISES. Scott...

Original post made by A Parent on May. 22, 2016
Last comment by Absurd!, on May 23, 2016 at 1:03 pm | 5 comments | 2630 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

I thought Palo Alto had a high standard of living?

In the weekly Palo Alto Enjoy Newsletter I receive I was dismayed to read that two programs involved suicide prevention and...

Original post made by Joe BP on May. 23, 2016
There are no comments yet. 153 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn students must retake AP exams

A significant number of Gunn High School students will have to retake their Advance Placement (AP) exams after the school...

Original post made on May. 18, 2016
Last comment by Teachers NOT Flexible, on May 23, 2016 at 12:50 am | 62 comments | 11956 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto residents oppose VTA bus plan

Palo Alto residents told county transportation officials to go back to the drawing board after viewing three proposed bus...

Original post made on May. 19, 2016
Last comment by Eric, on May 22, 2016 at 9:50 pm | 17 comments | 2676 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New principals named for Jordan, Palo Verde

The school district has named a Los Altos elementary school principal and Palo Alto middle school assistant principal as...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by Sigh, on May 22, 2016 at 7:59 pm | 20 comments | 5269 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Salary hikes put pressure on school budget

A historic new compensation agreement with teachers and classified employees that the Palo Alto school board is likely to...

Original post made on May. 20, 2016
Last comment by More than angry, on May 22, 2016 at 2:17 pm | 29 comments | 3367 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council urged to 'go big' on housing

Go big on housing. That's the message that about a hundred Palo Alto residents delivered to the City Council on Monday --...

Original post made on May. 18, 2016
Last comment by mauricio, on May 22, 2016 at 10:38 am | 92 comments | 4676 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Lockdown lifted for Palo Alto schools, suspect in custody

A lockdown has been lifted for south Palo Alto schools after police arrested an alleged criminal who fled police Wednesday,...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2016
Last comment by Gods son , on May 22, 2016 at 12:45 am | 43 comments | 7222 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Zuck remodeling plans in Crescent Park

http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_29920573/facebook-ceo-mark-zuckerberg-replacing-4-palo-alto...

Original post made by interesting on May. 21, 2016
There are no comments yet. 133 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to start collecting data on downtown parking

In an effort to identify where people are parking and how Palo Alto's exiting parking supply is being used, the city has...

Original post made on May. 19, 2016
Last comment by Marie, on May 21, 2016 at 6:27 pm | 2 comments | 801 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

A push toward solar power, a retreat from natural gas

Since Palo Alto launched its own electric utility in 1900, its quest for power has involved everything from Belgian-made...

Original post made on May. 20, 2016
Last comment by Been There, on May 21, 2016 at 5:05 pm | 4 comments | 2891 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

School district asks for quick approval of big pay raises

The Palo Alto school district has reached what it says are its first-ever multi-year contracts with teachers and classified...

Original post made on May. 9, 2016
Last comment by Gunn High Parent , on May 21, 2016 at 4:47 pm | 60 comments | 5093 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Transparent California - total cost of city employee compensation per resident

According to the web site TransparentCalifornia.com, the total cost of city employee compensation per resident is almost...

Original post made by James M. on May. 20, 2016
Last comment by Tyler Durden, on May 21, 2016 at 1:01 pm | 2 comments | 131 Views
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