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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto's 2013 priorities: infrastructure, downtown, technology

Casting aside years of broad, vague and feel-good "priorities," Palo Alto officials on Saturday selected infrastructure repairs,...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2013
Last comment by Matt, on Feb 7, 2013 at 8:32 am | 24 comments | 1559 Views

AROUND TOWN

What's ethical?

Despite the growing popularity of private SAT tutoring and college counseling, questions remain as to whether they provide...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2013
Last comment by A Parent, on Mar 13, 2013 at 10:28 pm | 24 comments | 1387 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

National commission: 'School inequality threatens U.S. prosperity'

"Not every kid's going to be as lucky as I was," says Mariano-Florentino "Tino" Cuellar, whose work ethic and smarts propelled...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2013
Last comment by resident, on Apr 24, 2013 at 9:33 am | 24 comments | 1697 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 | 1861 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto girls create app to clean up graffiti, trash

Vanessa Tostado, a sophomore at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, remembers watching a video in computer science class...

Original post made on May. 10, 2013
Last comment by Michael, on May 21, 2013 at 7:58 am | 24 comments | 9419 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 | 1428 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto suspect in Czech Republic murder arrested in U.S.

The Palo Alto man accused of murdering a family of four in the Czech Republic was arrested at a U.S. airport today, according...

Original post made on May. 23, 2013
Last comment by resident, on May 25, 2013 at 8:08 am | 24 comments | 1343 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Fates of undocumented 'Dreamers' hang in balance

For the first time since 1986, the U.S. Congress is poised to overhaul the nation's immigration laws. It could be a life-changing...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jun 29, 2013 at 12:29 pm | 24 comments | 2729 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Why is Town Square So Out of Sync With Dominant Free Speech Norms of the Internet; or, is this Forum Not a Forum Anymore Due to Heavy-Handed Editing of Posts

I have noticed a trend which seems to have accelerated recently in which the publisher of Paloaltoonline has edited not only...

Original post made by village idiot on Sep. 9, 2013
Last comment by village fool, on Oct 7, 2013 at 6:29 pm | 24 comments | 2231 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto officials to ponder city's 'core values'

After wading through the weeds of policymaking for much of the year, Palo Alto officials will consider a fuzzier, more philosophical...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2013
Last comment by Almighty US $, on Oct 1, 2013 at 2:36 pm | 24 comments | 2740 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Voters to decide Measure D's fate tomorrow

After months of contentious battles between senior-housing advocates and rezoning hawks, voters tomorrow will decide the...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2013
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Nov 5, 2013 at 9:22 am | 24 comments | 3826 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Anyone object to a new sign at Miki's Market?

I got a notice in the mail that Alma Village and the new grocery moving in want an exception for a permanent lighted sign...

Original post made by Tom DuBois on Nov. 20, 2013
Last comment by Tom DuBois, on Feb 18, 2014 at 11:48 am | 24 comments | 8555 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents, developer spar over plan for office complex

At a meeting that pitted the latest concepts in land-use against the grim reality of an already congested area of Palo Alto,...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2013
Last comment by Rainer ingeborg eejit, on Dec 7, 2013 at 7:23 am | 24 comments | 6676 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Fire Dept. burns through half its overtime budget

The Palo Alto Fire Department has burned through half of its annual overtime budget -- $718,000 -- during this fiscal year...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2013
Last comment by Walter White, on Dec 14, 2013 at 10:30 am | 24 comments | 4376 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford is shopping for firefighting service

Stanford University is looking around for a new provider of firefighting services, a move that could transform or even end...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2013
Last comment by Equestrienne, on Dec 27, 2013 at 6:36 pm | 24 comments | 4979 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto couple robbed in home invasion

Three men forced their way into to the home of a Palo Alto couple in their 80s and robbed them at gunpoint on Thursday morning,...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2014
Last comment by Nayeli, on Jan 26, 2014 at 9:44 pm | 24 comments | 8105 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents giving teachers gifts before they give kids grades

My daughter told me that some of the parents now go to the teachers after the kids have taken tests and give them presents....

Original post made by Theresa on Apr. 7, 2014
Last comment by creepy, on Apr 13, 2014 at 10:19 am | 24 comments | 904 Views

AROUND TOWN

The travesty of Caffe Verona

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Original post made by Danny on Aug. 8, 2006
Last comment by Patrick, on Jan 15, 2013 at 4:20 pm | 23 comments | 9422 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Meeting on school calendar for next two years

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Original post made by Scott Johnson on Aug. 28, 2006
Last comment by Carol, on Sep 12, 2006 at 7:49 pm | 23 comments | 4630 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teaching technology in PA schools

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Original post made by Carol on Aug. 30, 2006
Last comment by Concerned Parent, on Sep 5, 2006 at 10:16 pm | 23 comments | 5401 Views
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