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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Light opposition to Palo Alto foam-container ban

Polystyrene containers, those foamy boxes commonly used to store Chinese take-out or to save a sandwich for the road, will...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2009
Last comment by Step up to the plate, PA, on May 23, 2009 at 9:28 pm | 55 comments | 3230 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents share high-speed-rail ideas -- civilly

High-speed-rail officials vowed Saturday to collaborate with Peninsula residents on the design of the controversial rail...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2009
Last comment by bikes2work, on Sep 16, 2009 at 8:58 pm | 55 comments | 2829 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Panhandler Victor Frost arrested for shouting racial epithets

Victor Frost, a local panhandler who is running for City Council, was arrested Tuesday afternoon for allegedly shouting racial...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2009
Last comment by disco davis, on Oct 4, 2009 at 2:38 am | 55 comments | 1958 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford hospitals reject union 'cooling off' bid

Stanford and Lucile Packard hospitals have rejected a nurses' union request for a contract negotiations cooling-off period,...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2010
Last comment by mmmmMom, on Jun 11, 2010 at 3:36 pm | 55 comments | 2882 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City probes excessive tree pruning on Cal Ave

California Avenue still has its trees, but this time it's the limbs that are missing. About 40 newly planted trees in Palo...

Original post made on Nov. 26, 2010
Last comment by Realist, on Jan 8, 2013 at 8:42 am | 55 comments | 4708 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Unions urge Palo Alto to reconsider labor reform

Palo Alto's three public-safety unions are calling on the City Council to rethink its plan to put a repeal of binding arbitration...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2011
Last comment by Davion, on Sep 13, 2011 at 10:24 am | 55 comments | 2543 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Voters strike down binding arbitration in Palo Alto

Palo Alto's longstanding practice of forcing disputes between the city and its public-safety workers to go to arbitration...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2011
Last comment by bill g , on Nov 14, 2011 at 10:03 pm | 55 comments | 2317 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Planned senior-housing complex wins key vote

Palo Alto, a city with a growing population of seniors and jaw-dropping real estate prices, is about to get a little help...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2013
Last comment by palo alto parent, on Feb 28, 2013 at 5:32 pm | 55 comments | 3478 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Health care: Palo Alto's painful dilemma

In 2009, Palo Alto's elected leaders and top management responded to the financial walloping of the Great Recession by embarking...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2013
Last comment by Stanley, on Mar 28, 2013 at 4:34 pm | 55 comments | 7200 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Maybell foes won't sue over ballot language

Palo Alto residents looking to overturn the city's approval of a housing development on Maybell Avenue remain deeply concerned...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2013
Last comment by PAPNZ member, on Sep 9, 2013 at 5:08 pm | 55 comments | 1822 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto seeks citizen input on growth, traffic

Faced with a tense political climate, a dearth of parking and a daunting laundry list of traffic-related initiatives, Palo...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2014
Last comment by Silly, on Jan 28, 2014 at 3:02 pm | 55 comments | 4895 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Lawyers squabble over rules in appeal of Buena Vista's closure

When the new City Council convenes for its first substantive meeting of the year, it will immediately plunge into one of...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2015
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jan 11, 2015 at 8:06 pm | 55 comments | 8321 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Will the Mandarin Immersion decision be unbiased?

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Original post made by Jamie Maltz on Jul. 20, 2006
Last comment by Parent, on Oct 30, 2006 at 11:00 am | 55 comments | 17482 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mah's Appointment to the Board

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Original post made by OhlonePar on Mar. 29, 2007
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Apr 2, 2007 at 1:06 am | 55 comments | 4207 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Best teachers, better counseling top priorities

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Original post made on Apr. 9, 2008
Last comment by choiceProgram, on Apr 17, 2008 at 8:45 am | 55 comments | 4402 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Charles Munger, Mandy Lowell and Prop 30 School Measure

I am starting this thread because the thread about the death penalty is being swamped by comments on this topic, and I think...

Original post made by Duveneck mom on Oct. 30, 2012
Last comment by Perspective, on Nov 4, 2012 at 7:09 am | 55 comments | 2737 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Castilleja backs off on enrollment-growth plan

Criticism from neighbors and a letter from city planners about over-enrollment at Castilleja School have led the Palo Alto...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2013
Last comment by neighbor of school, on Oct 1, 2013 at 10:00 am | 55 comments | 10854 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto scales back summer school plans

Palo Alto school officials are scaling back their plans for summer school next year following a court settlement and state...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2013
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Dec 20, 2013 at 12:44 pm | 55 comments | 29806 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New school district bullying policies given 'green light' by feds and state

After spending 11 months working with federal and state agencies on developing new bullying policies and complaint procedures,...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2013
Last comment by This is so corrupt, on Dec 9, 2013 at 11:32 pm | 55 comments | 26532 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Commissioners kick back bike-boulevard plan

Wondering why a plan for a bike boulevard doesn't contain any data about bike trips, the Palo Alto Planning Commission kicked...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2013
Last comment by Douglas Moran, on Nov 18, 2013 at 4:01 pm | 55 comments | 43216 Views
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