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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Off Deadline: Palo Alto, Google discuss 'fiber to the home'

A new effort to bring high-speed fiber-optics communication potential to Palo Alto homes and businesses is nearing the point...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2016
Last comment by kenith, on Mar 16, 2017 at 1:09 am | 76 comments | 5693 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Suspect nabbed after two allegations of sexual assault

A man who police said committed sexual assaults on at least two occasions near the downtown Palo Alto Transit Center earlier...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2017
Last comment by rick, on Mar 16, 2017 at 12:47 am | 6 comments | 3387 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ravenswood School District superintendent tackles growing housing crisis

Ravenswood School District's top official says the lack of affordable housing has led more than 1,000 of the district's students...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2017
Last comment by EPA, on Mar 15, 2017 at 11:48 pm | 6 comments | 5808 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board majority supports renaming schools

A majority of the school board agreed on Tuesday that two of the school district's middle schools should be renamed in light...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2017
Last comment by allen, on Mar 15, 2017 at 9:55 pm | 78 comments | 6065 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Menlo Park may take stand on Trump executive order

When Menlo Park's City Council meets Tuesday, it may take a stand on President Trump's Jan. 25 executive order, which states...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Mar 15, 2017 at 8:41 pm | 15 comments | 2123 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Nature offers boost to storm drain fee increase campaign

Palo Alto officials could hardly have chosen a better week to start mailing out ballots for their campaign to raise fees...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2017
Last comment by Competent oversight?, on Mar 15, 2017 at 5:02 pm | 60 comments | 8191 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto eases rules for 'accessory dwelling units'

In a victory for housing advocates, the Palo Alto City Council approved late Tuesday night a series of reforms aimed at making...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2017
Last comment by MBM, on Mar 15, 2017 at 12:33 pm | 99 comments | 8005 Views

SPORTS

NorCal basketball: Palo Alto makes another statement in D-1

Tuesday's NorCal basketball action brought pure delight as well as heartbreak, smiling faces, and mournful tears. Rallies,...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2017
Last comment by Karen H, on Mar 15, 2017 at 11:27 am | 1 comment | 1470 Views

AROUND TOWN

Restaurateurs battle rising wages, high cost of living, shifting trends

Longtime owners who have run restaurants on the Midpeninsula for decades say they've never seen labor costs become so acute,...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 15, 2017 at 9:19 am | 52 comments | 9253 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Year in Review: Housing shortage takes center stage at City Hall

More than any other issue, Palo Alto's housing shortage was the leading driver of City Hall discussions in 2016. Read the...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2016
Last comment by resident, on Mar 15, 2017 at 8:46 am | 34 comments | 3842 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district eyes new middle school math textbook

A school district committee is recommending a new mathematics curriculum for Palo Alto Unified's three middle schools to...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 14, 2017 at 12:21 pm | 5 comments | 2621 Views

SPORTS

Forecast: Moderate to heavy rain this week

Rain will return to the Bay Area on Tuesday and Wednesday, mainly in the North Bay, National Weather Service officials said....

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1492 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

County funds boost Palo Alto's effort to modify rail corridor

Even as Caltrain's electrification project faces fresh financial hurdles, Palo Alto officials signaled on Wednesday that...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2017
Last comment by musical, on Mar 14, 2017 at 3:03 am | 34 comments | 3981 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: City should flex height limit for creative development

The 50-foot building-height limit championed by some Palo Alto City Council members is a desirable objective but ought not...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2017
Last comment by Anonymous, on Mar 13, 2017 at 9:47 pm | 34 comments | 2711 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Paly teachers participate in 'Day Without a Woman' protest

About 30 Paly teachers are absent from their classrooms today in observance of a national "A Day Without a Woman" protest,...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2017
Last comment by Martha, on Mar 13, 2017 at 6:42 pm | 58 comments | 4407 Views

AROUND TOWN

Amazon wants to open big office in EPA, refuses to try to hire local workers

News report in the Observer: http://observer.com/2017/03/amazon-east-paolo-alto-office-tech-gentrification/...

Original post made by gentrification on Mar. 8, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Mar 13, 2017 at 5:08 pm | 13 comments | 465 Views

AROUND TOWN

Is this town losing its old heritage?

I remember back in to the 1970s, when I was young, and still going to Cubberley. The town was hardly as populated and dense...

Original post made by Catamount on Mar. 4, 2017
Last comment by Catamount, on Mar 13, 2017 at 5:01 pm | 6 comments | 324 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council shifts gears on downtown parking program

For residents of downtown Palo Alto, the city's new residential parking program has proved to be an effective -- if imperfect...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2017
Last comment by Park in my drive.com, on Mar 13, 2017 at 4:31 pm | 26 comments | 4238 Views

SPORTS

Diepenbrock returns to coach Paly boys basketball

The start of the 2015-16 school year will find Palo Alto High with a new athletic director and the framework for the school's...

Original post made on May. 13, 2015
Last comment by Drew, on Mar 13, 2017 at 2:59 pm | 3 comments | 3929 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Student with 3.85 GPA gets rejection letters from UCs

Hi, My friend's daughter got 3.85 GPA, had 5 AP classes in high school, was on competitive swimming team, volunteered...

Original post made by Parent on May. 28, 2012
Last comment by Mom, on Mar 13, 2017 at 2:50 pm | 364 comments | 339324 Views
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2017 guide to summer camps

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