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PALO ALTO ISSUES

With new fountain in place, California Avenue project nears finish line

With just weeks to go until the finish line, the reconstruction of California Avenue hit another milestone Tuesday afternoon...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Feb 2, 2016 at 3:30 pm | 61 comments | 6622 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly journalism teacher pens book on innovative education

When Palo Alto High School journalism teacher Esther Wojcicki told one of her classes what her new book, "Moonshots in Education:...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2015
Last comment by outsider, on Feb 2, 2016 at 2:10 pm | 8 comments | 10333 Views

SPORTS

Traveling to Super Bowl 50? Bring a clear plastic bag

Anyone traveling to Levi's Stadium to watch Super Bowl 50 on Valley Transportation Authority's light-rail trains had better...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2016
Last comment by mutti allen, on Feb 2, 2016 at 1:55 pm | 3 comments | 4438 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to expand parks

From the tranquil expanse of Foothills Park to the energized hive of Johnson Park, Palo Alto has no shortage of green spaces...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2016
Last comment by Downtown, on Feb 2, 2016 at 12:10 pm | 27 comments | 5491 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

New police chief brings new attitude

When East Palo Alto's new police Chief Albert Pardini took over in November, he inherited a department that was struggling...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2015
Last comment by Goldstein , on Feb 2, 2016 at 10:50 am | 11 comments | 10495 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board majority against opening new high school

A majority of the Palo Alto school board stated unequivocally Tuesday night that they don't support even the exploration...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2016
Last comment by My Take, on Feb 2, 2016 at 10:43 am | 47 comments | 6886 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks for new parks to meet growing demand

From the tranquil expanse of Foothills Park to the energized hive of Johnson Park, Palo Alto has no shortage of green spaces...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2016
Last comment by parent, on Feb 2, 2016 at 10:41 am | 4 comments | 635 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Anyone go to Superbowl festivities in S.F?

We are thinking of going this Saturday. Any advice? Thanks!...

Original post made by Parent on Feb. 1, 2016
Last comment by musical, on Feb 2, 2016 at 2:21 am | 2 comments | 401 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: A 'moon shot' denied

Three of Palo Alto's five school board members courageously and emphatically said 'no' Tuesday night to initiating a months-long...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2016
Last comment by Innovator, on Feb 1, 2016 at 11:54 pm | 44 comments | 7743 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Eshoo bills aim to cut airplane noise

Responding to an upswell of concern from Palo Altans about increasing airplane noise, U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo unveiled today...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2015
Last comment by Simon, on Feb 1, 2016 at 10:59 pm | 70 comments | 7466 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: An awkward alliance

Two strong-willed former mayors, often at odds, strangely find themselves the new leadership team of City Council divided...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2016
Last comment by Paly Wally, on Feb 1, 2016 at 9:29 pm | 19 comments | 5808 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto prepares for Super Bowl 50

With an estimated 2 million visitors expected to arrive in Bay Area cities during the week leading up to Super Bowl 50, Palo...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 1, 2016 at 5:03 pm | 68 comments | 12477 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto to weigh new designs for rail intersections

Should Churchill Avenue be closed to car traffic near its intersection with the Caltrain corridor? Should East Meadow Drive...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2016
Last comment by Marie, on Feb 1, 2016 at 12:26 pm | 17 comments | 4157 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Downtown's parking-permit zone set to expand

With Palo Alto's parking congestion now spreading from the heart of downtown to surrounding neighborhoods, city officials...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2015
Last comment by T. Johnson, on Feb 1, 2016 at 10:12 am | 46 comments | 5011 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

HSBC to Halt Mortgage Loans to Chinese Nationals with B Visas

From today's Wall Street Journal: http://www.mansionglobal.com/articles/18972-hsbc-to-halt-mortgage-loans-to-certain-chinese-nationals "HSBC...

Original post made by wsj reader on Jan. 29, 2016
Last comment by nyt reader, on Jan 31, 2016 at 8:29 pm | 9 comments | 757 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New rules for hazardous chemicals advance in Palo Alto

A proposal championed by Barron Park residents to ban businesses with large stockpiles of toxic chemicals from setting up...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2016
Last comment by Fred Balin, on Jan 31, 2016 at 3:32 pm | 10 comments | 2864 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Clearing up hazy rules surrounding drones

Look up in the sky these days and you might just see a drone buzzing around. These small autonomous fliers are getting cheaper...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2016
Last comment by musical, on Jan 31, 2016 at 11:24 am | 4 comments | 824 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New district equity coordinator has deep background in bilingual ed

Palo Alto's first-ever equity coordinator was raised in a small agricultural town in California's Central Valley by an immigrant...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2016
Last comment by Culturally incompetent, on Jan 31, 2016 at 9:25 am | 6 comments | 5082 Views

AROUND TOWN

Medical leader and surgeon R. Hewlett Lee dies at 89

R. Hewlett "Hewey" Lee, M.D., a leader for decades in medical affairs in Palo Alto, Stanford University and statewide, died...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2016
Last comment by Rochelle Winston Davies, on Jan 31, 2016 at 9:15 am | 5 comments | 676 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn committee recommends new bell schedule

Gunn High School students could be saying goodbye to their daily schedule of five or six 58-minute classes by the start of...

Original post made on May. 8, 2015
Last comment by Gunn Alum, on Jan 30, 2016 at 10:20 pm | 12 comments | 6954 Views
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