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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Let the campaigns begin

Buckle your seatbelts. This fall's Palo Alto City Council and school board races are likely to be among the most substantive...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by Gale Johnson, on Aug 22, 2016 at 2:43 pm | 17 comments | 1536 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Why does Jordan have bike lanes in the wrong direction?

Not only did the bike lane painting occur the FIRST day of school (Tuesday), but the bike lane in front of the bike cage...

Original post made by Mom on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by Uh-Oh, on Aug 22, 2016 at 2:42 pm | 14 comments | 369 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council race heats up in Palo Alto

With just days to go until the filing deadline, the race for the City Council in Palo Alto is suddenly heating up, with four...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 22, 2016 at 1:11 pm | 55 comments | 5833 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Narrowing education equity gap in local schools

A plan is in the works that might allow local government to share some much needed public money with the Ravenswood City...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2016
Last comment by revdreileen, on Aug 22, 2016 at 11:19 am | 4 comments | 1663 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

LWV Symposium on Early Childhood education showed this

If you are interested in children's brain growth, family values and education in general, watch this amazing film shown yesterday...

Original post made by Alice Smith on Aug. 22, 2016
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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Teen arrested after East Palo Alto school burglary

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with a June 6 burglary and vandalism at Brentwood Oaks School, East Palo...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2016
Last comment by East of 101, on Aug 22, 2016 at 11:01 am | 1 comment | 1559 Views

MOVIES

Talks underway to preserve Palo Alto Square theater

The movie theater CineArts will remain at Palo Alto Square until at least mid-September, thanks to a 30-day lease extension...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2016
Last comment by Max Bouchard, on Aug 22, 2016 at 10:44 am | 14 comments | 2424 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local teen creates 'escape' game out of his garage

Keys, books, utensils, pencils, markers and scissors — these are all items that could be found in any garage. But Leo...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by Be Positive, on Aug 22, 2016 at 10:21 am | 4 comments | 4626 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

SLAC, Stanford scientists advance water-purification technology

Scientists at SLAC and Stanford University have come up with a tiny device that uses ordinary sunlight to create reactions...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2016
Last comment by Cedric de La Beaujardiere, on Aug 22, 2016 at 9:40 am | 2 comments | 2396 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto school board supports new gender-identity policy

A new policy that aims to more clearly and comprehensively protect the rights of [http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2015/11/06/transgender-youth-navigate-difficult-path-in-quest-to...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2015
Last comment by Emperor is Wearing No Clothes, on Aug 22, 2016 at 9:32 am | 5 comments | 3755 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Tell Us Your Kid's Class Sizes!

With all this debate about class sizes, let's share some actual data! Ask you kids how big their classes are, and post it...

Original post made by Parent of 3 on Aug. 16, 2016
Last comment by Open = The Law, on Aug 21, 2016 at 11:52 pm | 38 comments | 2212 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board opts against quick action on budget shortfall

Facing an unexpected $3.3 million budget shortfall this year due to overly ambitious estimates of property-tax revenues,...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2016
Last comment by Disgusted, on Aug 21, 2016 at 9:49 pm | 35 comments | 2985 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City: $15/hour wage, yes, but how soon?

After raising the minimum wage to $11 per hour this year, Palo Alto officials are now looking to push it even higher —...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by NoMoPa, on Aug 21, 2016 at 9:26 pm | 12 comments | 1379 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pool of school-board candidates grows to six

A total of six candidates are officially vying for three open seats on the Palo Alto Board of Education in this November's...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2016
Last comment by Srinivasan, on Aug 21, 2016 at 9:18 pm | 17 comments | 2792 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Hotel California rooms to be reserved for affordable housing

Hotel California will be converted next month into an apartment complex for low-income residents -- a project that will bring...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2016
Last comment by Bobber, on Aug 21, 2016 at 9:04 pm | 19 comments | 5530 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The First Rule of Holes: Ken Dauber on the PAUSD budget crisis

This blog newsletter from PAUSD board trustee Ken Dauber talks about the budget crisis in the district. I'm copying it in...

Original post made by Melinda Brown on Aug. 20, 2016
Last comment by NoMoPa, on Aug 21, 2016 at 7:05 pm | 12 comments | 320 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City Plans Orwellian Parking Scheme to Ticket Paly Kids

The City of Palo Alto has proposed a positively Orwellian "solution" to appease residents in Southgate who don't like Paly...

Original post made by Concerned Citizen on Aug. 21, 2016
Last comment by NoMoPa, on Aug 21, 2016 at 12:47 pm | 3 comments | 495 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

PBS NewsHour Program - High rents force some in Silicon Valley to live in vehicles

This was interesting and infromative. Tonight PBS NewsHour did a piece about the crisis of housing in Mountain View and...

Original post made by Winnie Bago on Aug. 14, 2016
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Aug 21, 2016 at 10:23 am | 12 comments | 401 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Bouncer receives eight months for punch that killed Palo Alto man

A bouncer who pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of a Palo Alto resident outside a San Jose bar received...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by Silver Shroud, on Aug 21, 2016 at 4:11 am | 6 comments | 2777 Views

AROUND TOWN

VTA bus jumps curb in downtown Palo Alto

A large Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority bus ran onto a sidewalk, narrowly missing a bus stop bench and taking...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by Counterclockwise, on Aug 20, 2016 at 9:37 pm | 8 comments | 4777 Views
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Weekly Candlelight Reconnection Ritual
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