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PALO ALTO ISSUES

New (small) Safeway for Edgewood?

On Sunday 11/6/16, Julia Baum (Mercury News)wrote about a new 23,200 sq ft(small) Safeway that is to open in the Willow Glen...

Original post made by Stuart on Nov. 9, 2016
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AROUND TOWN

Youngest voter in Palo Alto turns 18 on Election Day

Gunn High School senior Aaron Schultz will celebrate his 18th birthday on Nov. 8 this year, making him Palo Alto's youngest...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2016
Last comment by Randy Clunge, on Nov 9, 2016 at 12:40 pm | 13 comments | 4303 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to fine developers who renege on traffic promises

Trust but verify. Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2016/11/04/palo-alto-looks-to-fine-developers-who-renege-on-traffic-promises...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2016
Last comment by Owners are Untrustworthy, on Nov 9, 2016 at 12:39 pm | 4 comments | 311 Views

AROUND TOWN

Home Front: Street sweeping, solar panels and more

This week's Home Front column features reminders from the City of Palo Alto and notices of upcoming a landscaping and a holiday...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2016
Last comment by resident, on Nov 9, 2016 at 12:31 pm | 5 comments | 835 Views

AROUND TOWN

As Google Fiber withdraws, Palo Alto rethinks its broadband plan

When Google announced this week its decision to pull the plug on its plans to install fiber networks in various Silicon Valley...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Nov 9, 2016 at 12:19 pm | 40 comments | 6321 Views

AROUND TOWN

Casas, Landberger, Wong elected Foothill-De Anza trustees

With almost all precincts reporting, Foothill-De Anza Community College District Board of Trustees incumbent Laura Casas...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2016
Last comment by Phony Claims, on Nov 9, 2016 at 12:16 pm | 2 comments | 1370 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Phineas McBoof' aims to inspire

This week, the Palo Alto Children's Theatre is debuting a stage version of Cory Cullinan's "The Ballad of Phineas McBoof,"...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2016
Last comment by Maria, on Nov 9, 2016 at 11:26 am | 3 comments | 1446 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Pushing back against growth in Silicon Valley

According to this NYT article, residents of towns across Silicon Valley (Cupertino, Santa Clara and Palo Alto) are pushing...

Original post made by PA resident on Nov. 5, 2016
Last comment by Reason, on Nov 9, 2016 at 6:50 am | 19 comments | 494 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Kniss, Tanaka, Kou and Fine take lead in council race

In a heated City Council race that is largely centered on the Palo Alto's growth policies, Liz Kniss, Greg Tanaka, Lydia...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2016
Last comment by surprising, on Nov 8, 2016 at 11:57 pm | 7 comments | 413 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Election '16: Deciding Palo Alto's future

What kind of city should Palo Alto strive to become? Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2016/10/14/deciding-palo-altos-future...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2016
Last comment by Gale Johnson, on Nov 8, 2016 at 5:02 pm | 75 comments | 13576 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Jordan bullying case renews concerns over district's response

On the afternoon of April 18, Maria Garcia arrived at Jordan Middle School in Palo Alto to pick up her son, a sixth grader...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2016
Last comment by McGee's follies, on Nov 8, 2016 at 12:13 pm | 75 comments | 12643 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Campaign signs posted illegally on public property

It is very disappointing to see so many election signs posted on public medians along Alma and other wide streets. Land...

Original post made by Marie on Nov. 7, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 8, 2016 at 7:07 am | 3 comments | 193 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

With Election Day looming, Keller and Kou lead race for cash

In a City Council race in which conflict over campaign contributions has served as a proxy for philosophical disagreements...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2016
Last comment by Palo Alto Voter, on Nov 8, 2016 at 6:21 am | 55 comments | 3184 Views

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School board approves 12 percent pay increases for teachers

The Palo Alto school board approved Tuesday night in a 4-to-1 vote a 12 percent base salary increase for teachers over three...

Original post made on May. 25, 2016
Last comment by Thank you Ken!, on Nov 8, 2016 at 1:27 am | 59 comments | 5744 Views

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Former teacher to run for school board

Jennifer DiBrienza, a former teacher, Palo Alto school district parent and now education consultant, will be running for...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2016
Last comment by Transparency Please!, on Nov 8, 2016 at 1:06 am | 27 comments | 9984 Views

SPORTS

Menlo-Atherton is No. 1 seed in Division I football playoffs

Menlo-Atherton not only made the Central Coast Section Open Division I playoffs but received the No. 1 seed Sunday at the...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2016
Last comment by scotty, on Nov 7, 2016 at 9:17 pm | 4 comments | 2809 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board candidates discuss equity, access

The five candidates for school board agreed in a forum Saturday morning that teacher training, early intervention, better...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2016
Last comment by Still the Same, on Nov 7, 2016 at 7:52 pm | 17 comments | 2814 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Local voter guide

It's just hours before Election Day polls open. While many voters have already cast their votes through early polling or...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2016
Last comment by Mama, on Nov 7, 2016 at 7:39 pm | 20 comments | 6900 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Adrian Fine

Adrian Fine, the chair of the city's Planning and Transportation Commission, isn't exactly a "Grow, baby, grow" kind of guy....

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2016
Last comment by easy one, on Nov 7, 2016 at 6:20 pm | 26 comments | 1569 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

A perspective on Chinese home buyers

Over the past few years, it has become predictable that during the summer Chinese families send their kids to our local camps...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2016
Last comment by Bet?, on Nov 7, 2016 at 4:21 pm | 78 comments | 4552 Views
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