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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto bans smoking in shopping districts

Palo Alto continued its crusade against cigarette smoke this week by expanding its existing ban to commercial districts,...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2014
Last comment by Long Time Resident, on Jan 1, 2015 at 3:06 pm | 31 comments | 2813 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto women's shelter won't open

Heart and Home Collaborative, a startup that sheltered homeless Palo Alto women last year during the coldest winter months,...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2015
Last comment by Chuck Jagoda, on Jan 8, 2015 at 7:42 pm | 31 comments | 5864 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Santa Clara County supervisors vote to support Buena Vista Mobile Home Park

In a strong show of support for residents of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors unanimously...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jan 31, 2015 at 3:47 pm | 31 comments | 4298 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Lawsuits settled, but no changes at airport

It's been five years since a Cessna piloted by Tesla Motors employee Douglas Bourn crashed into an East Palo Alto neighborhood,...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 16, 2015 at 4:03 pm | 31 comments | 3827 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

State, federal funds sought to save Buena Vista

The effort to prevent the closure of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park has spread well beyond the city's borders in recent weeks,...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2015
Last comment by gz, on Mar 25, 2015 at 5:10 pm | 31 comments | 3438 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council set to approve new signage at City Hall

Seeking to make it easier for the public to find, and get around, the freshly renovated City Hall, Palo Alto plans to spend...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2015
Last comment by disconnected, on Apr 12, 2015 at 6:02 pm | 31 comments | 3183 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: The Buena Vista imperative

Constrained by advice from the city attorney aimed at keeping council members narrowly focused on their legal responsibilities,...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2015
Last comment by Stop the Trolls, on Apr 20, 2015 at 1:26 pm | 31 comments | 3354 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Opening 13th elementary school voted down

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Original post made by Palo Verde parent on Feb. 7, 2007
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Mar 6, 2007 at 6:10 pm | 31 comments | 5151 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School Facility Master Plan

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Original post made by aw on Apr. 24, 2007
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Apr 29, 2007 at 9:41 pm | 31 comments | 4528 Views

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International Baccalaureate Charter Proposal

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Original post made by Asher Waldfogel on May. 29, 2007
Last comment by A.J., on Jun 3, 2007 at 8:35 am | 31 comments | 4495 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Are your teens getting enough sleep?

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Original post made on May. 30, 2007
Last comment by Fred, on Jun 10, 2007 at 7:50 pm | 31 comments | 4593 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Spanish classes full?

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Original post made by Middle School Parent on Aug. 28, 2007
Last comment by Thoughts, on Sep 8, 2007 at 10:20 pm | 31 comments | 4907 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district preps for Draconian budget cuts

Palo Alto schools may face Draconian budget cuts due to the state budget crisis, school board members were warned Tuesday...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2009
Last comment by common sense, on Jan 16, 2009 at 10:58 am | 31 comments | 2922 Views

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Paly junior wins state debating championship

Palo Alto High School junior Avi Arfin earned the title of State Champion in the California High School Speech Association...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2009
Last comment by Nirvair Singh, on Jun 2, 2009 at 5:22 pm | 31 comments | 2281 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Our High Schools Should Start Later!

Here's new research about the tie between sleep deprivation and teen depression: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/11/13/MN1E1AFT5P.DTL&tsp=1 Our...

Original post made by Caring About Teens on Nov. 13, 2009
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Nov 16, 2009 at 8:11 pm | 31 comments | 3345 Views

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Lighting at West Meadow tracks gets go-ahead

New lighting is being installed to illuminate the West Meadow train crossing in Palo Alto, an effort to dissuade people from...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2009
Last comment by the watcher, on Dec 16, 2009 at 2:14 am | 31 comments | 2370 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Save the Crossing Guards: Charge for Highschool Parking

I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but do Palo Alto high schools really provide free parking for students who...

Original post made by Alex Green on May. 16, 2010
Last comment by ha_farloungtzen, on May 22, 2010 at 6:13 pm | 31 comments | 6159 Views

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PiE raises $3.4 million for Palo Alto schools

Parent volunteers have raised a record-breaking $3.4 million to donate to Palo Alto's 17 public school campuses, the foundation...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2011
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Mar 26, 2011 at 5:32 pm | 31 comments | 5864 Views

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Paly to get a handle on homework loads

Concerned about students' workloads, Palo Alto High School Principal Phil Winston this fall will deploy new software aimed...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2011
Last comment by paly parent, on Aug 26, 2011 at 12:53 pm | 31 comments | 2460 Views

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A big thank you to the policeman

When I drove by Donald and Maybell this morning around 8:20am, I passed by a policeman giving out tickets to high school...

Original post made by Gunn Parent on Sep. 28, 2011
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 3, 2011 at 3:39 pm | 31 comments | 2082 Views
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Palo Alto's Cafe Pro Bono reopens after fire
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Camping Comfortably
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