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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Tiny mouse looms large over levee project

It stands less than an inch tall, sports a cinnamon belly, munches on pickleweed and spends its nights dodging owls and raptors...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2013
Last comment by JustMe, on Aug 15, 2013 at 2:32 pm | 23 comments | 2129 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto's city auditor resigns

Palo Alto City Auditor James Pelletier will step down next month to join an international auditing organization, the city...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2013
Last comment by Norm, on Aug 19, 2013 at 3:01 pm | 23 comments | 6024 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School rules and laws related to online abuse

Youth and their parents should know and discuss the basic legal rules of the road related to online use and abuse. Here are...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2013
Last comment by grandeur, on Aug 22, 2013 at 7:45 pm | 23 comments | 2242 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Menlo Park: Roger Reynolds Nursery closes after 97 years

After 97 years in the same location in Menlo Park, Roger Reynolds Nursery & Carriage Stop "has closed its doors for the last...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2013
Last comment by Jeff Owen Artworks, on Feb 10, 2014 at 9:38 am | 23 comments | 2722 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Neighbors give thumbs up to Castilleja traffic efforts

Neighbors once critical of Castilleja School for generating traffic and parking problems have acknowledged that new traffic-control...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2013
Last comment by Current Parent, on Oct 21, 2013 at 9:59 pm | 23 comments | 1963 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Family says teacher breached son's privacy

A family has sued the Palo Alto school district, saying they suffered embarrassment, humiliation, medical issues and financial...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2013
Last comment by MukhMan, on Feb 15, 2014 at 4:14 pm | 23 comments | 8875 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Test results, new spending on tap for school board

The Palo Alto school board will hear reports on school construction spending, SAT and Advanced Placement test results and...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2013
Last comment by Fred, on Nov 7, 2013 at 1:25 pm | 23 comments | 3679 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City to decide fate of Maybell loan

The Palo Alto City Council will decide Monday whether to demand a $5.82 million loan to the Palo Alto Housing Corp. be returned...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2013
Last comment by Palo Altan, on Dec 8, 2013 at 7:58 am | 23 comments | 4377 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

NO to Nancy Shephard for Mayor

Nancy Shephard should NOT become the next mayor of Palo Alto! She has consistently been tone deaf to residents and unrepentant...

Original post made by NeedAlternative on Jan. 6, 2014
Last comment by anonymous, on Jan 6, 2014 at 7:17 pm | 23 comments | 666 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Latest OCR case alleges disability bias

A recently initiated federal civil rights probe of the Palo Alto Unified School District is the ninth such investigation...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2014
Last comment by George Orwell, on Jan 10, 2014 at 12:05 am | 23 comments | 3080 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City and union deadlocked over salary hikes

Palo Alto and its largest labor union remain nearly $3 million apart on a new contract, with the biggest dispute centering...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2014
Last comment by ISeeTheFuture, on Jan 26, 2014 at 10:48 am | 23 comments | 3775 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Buena Vista closure application "substantially complete"

The City has finally updated their web page about the closure of the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park. The park owner has since...

Original post made by Joe on Jan. 24, 2014
Last comment by Greenacres, on Feb 18, 2014 at 10:20 pm | 23 comments | 1554 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police hone in on robberies, auto burglaries

The Jan. 23 home-invasion robbery of an elderly Palo Alto couple was the flashpoint for a public meeting that focused on...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2014
Last comment by Citizen, on Feb 7, 2014 at 12:04 am | 23 comments | 3850 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Shepherd zooms in on growth impacts in 'State of the City'

Citing a climate of rapid growth that leaves many residents feeling like change is happening "too much, too fast," Mayor...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2014
Last comment by Susie, on Feb 17, 2014 at 12:28 am | 23 comments | 4572 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ex-symphony head charged with embezzlement

The former executive director of the Peninsula Symphony Association has been accused of embezzling hundreds of thousands...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2014
Last comment by marche, on Mar 7, 2014 at 10:51 am | 23 comments | 3782 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto approves new deal with largest union

The Palo Alto City Council swiftly and unanimously approved on Monday night a new contract with the city's largest labor...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2014
Last comment by Oh well, on Mar 21, 2014 at 4:30 pm | 23 comments | 1926 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto police embrace new recording technology

If you see a Palo Alto police cruiser passing by, the odds are that the cruiser can also see you, even if the officers inside...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2014
Last comment by Sparty, on Mar 26, 2014 at 5:22 pm | 23 comments | 5692 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto High names Fung as its new athletic director

It didn't take much of a search to find Palo Alto High's new athletic director. The final choice was on campus all along....

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2014
Last comment by alarms, on Mar 26, 2014 at 1:28 pm | 23 comments | 2160 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto agrees to add land to Foothills Park

After three decades of languishing in obscurity, a flat parcel near Foothills Park is about to become the newest addition...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Mar 27, 2014 at 11:32 am | 23 comments | 5910 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Do your kids pay for downloaded music?

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Original post made by Conflicted Parent on Jun. 28, 2006
Last comment by test, on Sep 22, 2009 at 9:30 am | 22 comments | 7942 Views
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