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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto bans smoking at all parks

Palo Alto took its strongest stance to date against tobacco on Monday night, when the City Council swiftly passed a law that...

Original post made on May. 14, 2013
Last comment by Green&Clean, on May 16, 2013 at 11:30 pm | 42 comments | 4046 Views

AROUND TOWN

Baby harbor seal rescued from Baylands dies

The baby harbor seal rescued in the Palo Alto Baylands in April has died. Floodgate Dolly, a 5-week-old pup rescued by Palo...

Original post made on May. 14, 2013
Last comment by Tears, on May 16, 2013 at 11:21 pm | 6 comments | 1098 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

U.S. civil rights official to come to parent event

A representative of the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights will appear in Palo Alto to explain the legal...

Original post made on May. 14, 2013
Last comment by Former Palo Alto Parent, on May 16, 2013 at 10:14 pm | 24 comments | 2113 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to further debate manager salaries

Palo Alto's drive to give its group of managers of professionals a 2 percent raise this year hit a speed bump Monday night...

Original post made on May. 7, 2013
Last comment by peninsula commuter, on May 16, 2013 at 4:25 pm | 26 comments | 1779 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Two men attempt robbery in downtown Palo Alto

Two men, one of whom was armed with a handgun, attempted to rob three women in downtown Palo Alto on the 700 block of Emerson...

Original post made on May. 16, 2013
Last comment by wally, on May 16, 2013 at 2:22 pm | 17 comments | 1050 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City has little leeway with unfinished homes

Eight years after construction began, a Barron Park residence remains unfinished, much to the chagrin of neighbors who find...

Original post made on May. 12, 2013
Last comment by paly parent, on May 16, 2013 at 11:55 am | 43 comments | 5190 Views

AROUND TOWN

PG&E begins new project on Alma Street

Pacific Gas and Electric Company on Wednesday began replacing major valves on Alma Street between Colorado Avenue and the...

Original post made on May. 15, 2013
Last comment by Nayeli, on May 16, 2013 at 9:23 am | 9 comments | 1093 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

If I found $150,000 to spend on the schools, I would...

The school board's answer is "hire a public relations person"! What's yours? My ideas: better school lunch, tutoring for...

Original post made by Terman dad on May. 14, 2013
Last comment by Linguist, on May 16, 2013 at 8:45 am | 20 comments | 1130 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Anyone experienced with Alta Vista?

My daughter has gotten so little help at Paly as an LD kid (she is on a 504, and was on an IEP in elementary school) that...

Original post made by adhd/ld mom on May. 10, 2013
Last comment by village fool, on May 15, 2013 at 11:23 pm | 33 comments | 1478 Views

AROUND TOWN

Buena Vista residents compensation plan released

Buena Vista Mobile Home Park homeowners would get a minimum of $31,000 for their mobile homes under the terms of a "resident...

Original post made on May. 9, 2013
Last comment by If it adds ABAG units, it will work, on May 15, 2013 at 10:16 pm | 66 comments | 2961 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Matadero bike boulevard meeting tonight

Plans for a bicycle boulevard along Barron Park's Matadero Avenue will be discussed at a community meeting on Wednesday,...

Original post made on May. 15, 2013
Last comment by Thanx, on May 15, 2013 at 6:37 pm | 5 comments | 988 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Harvard Study Confirms Fluoride Reduces Children's IQ

A recently-published Harvard University meta-analysis funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has concluded that...

Original post made by Pro Choice on May. 13, 2013
Last comment by Anonymous, on May 15, 2013 at 1:17 pm | 8 comments | 1098 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Skelly signals retreat on $150K PR officer for PAUSD

Palo Alto Unified Superintendent Kevin Skelly told the school board on Friday that "we were not successful" in hiring a public...

Original post made by Curious on May. 12, 2013
Last comment by crescent park mom, on May 15, 2013 at 12:38 pm | 16 comments | 2106 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Middle College engages restless teens' minds

Middle College is a publicly funded alternative secondary school program that allows local students to simultaneously earn...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2010
Last comment by palo alto mom, on May 15, 2013 at 11:23 am | 12 comments | 3385 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

The promise and reality of electric cars

While environmentalists are calling for an end to fossil fuel pipelines, and oil company apologists claim that Greens want...

Original post made on May. 3, 2013
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on May 14, 2013 at 10:10 pm | 24 comments | 2044 Views

AROUND TOWN

Town and Country - parking limits 5/15-5/17

Maybe some parking limits in Town and Country Village the next few days due to some maintenance. Not quite sure what's...

Original post made by business on May. 14, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on May 14, 2013 at 9:58 pm | 1 comment | 777 Views

RESTAURANTS

Whats up with Ramona's Pizza

Is Ramona's closed for remodeling or permanently? Windows are covered but there's no information posted....

Original post made by Former Gunn Parent on May. 10, 2013
Last comment by Lex Bunten, on May 14, 2013 at 6:45 pm | 2 comments | 1451 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PAUSD expects to be sued with "significant exposure" in 4 OCR cases

The school board is scheduled to meet Tuesday, May 14, in closed session to hear from its attorney, Laurie Reynolds, about...

Original post made by Curious on May. 11, 2013
Last comment by Peggy Duncan, on May 14, 2013 at 9:43 am | 30 comments | 2817 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Come see "Babes in Arms"!

The Grab Bag Theater presents a fantastic production of “Babes in Arms!” The show, with performances on May 24th, 25th and...

Original post made by Logan Walter on May. 13, 2013
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Hopes rekindled for new police building in Palo Alto

Palo Alto's plan to build a new police headquarters at 3045 Park Blvd. roared back to life Tuesday afternoon when city officials...

Original post made on May. 7, 2013
Last comment by musical, on May 13, 2013 at 10:13 pm | 16 comments | 15047 Views
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