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PALO ALTO ISSUES

New library? Check. Free Wi-Fi? Check.

Sometimes it's hard to keep track of what actually has been completed, especially when a project drags on for months, if...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2014
Last comment by Online Name, on Dec 30, 2014 at 1:59 pm | 12 comments | 6330 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Klausner storms ahead in school board race

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Original post made on Nov. 7, 2007
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Nov 9, 2007 at 5:44 pm | 85 comments | 6330 Views

AROUND TOWN

Yuletide trees spread joy in Old Palo Alto

Debbie Nichols' remembrances of her Old Palo Alto neighborhood at Christmas time do not include colored lights and boughs...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2013
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Dec 30, 2013 at 10:38 am | 10 comments | 6330 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City Budget

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Original post made by Jane Doe on Oct. 21, 2006
Last comment by Parent, on Oct 24, 2006 at 12:26 pm | 11 comments | 6327 Views

AROUND TOWN

Community arts and music center planned in East Palo Alto

A large, empty lot at the corner of Bay Road and Pulgas Avenue in East Palo Alto is the future home of the East Palo Alto...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2016
Last comment by Larry Moody, on Jan 16, 2016 at 9:32 am | 8 comments | 6327 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Call for railroad 'quiet zone' gets louder in Palo Alto

A grassroots call to establish a "quiet zone" for a segment of Palo Alto's rail corridor picked up some volume Monday night...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2015
Last comment by HUTCH 7.62, on Apr 10, 2015 at 8:35 pm | 68 comments | 6324 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New housing proposal for Maybell Avenue site set for review

A year after Palo Alto voters struck down an approved housing development on Maybell Avenue, the city is preparing to review...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2014
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Dec 25, 2014 at 9:33 pm | 26 comments | 6323 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Driver charged with negligence in December crash

The driver of a private ambulance that crashed into a tree on University Avenue in December, killing a patient, could face...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2009
Last comment by Brain, on Mar 1, 2011 at 3:57 pm | 15 comments | 6322 Views

SPORTS

Cardinal begins five-game stretch vs. top teams

==B Stanford football== Starting this week, Stanford embarks upon a series of football games that likely will make or...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2013
Last comment by John, on Oct 4, 2013 at 1:24 pm | 1 comment | 6318 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Backyard chickens in Palo Alto?

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Original post made by PA Family on Jun. 27, 2008
Last comment by Neighbors Helping Neighbors, on Apr 12, 2013 at 2:19 pm | 17 comments | 6315 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Getting the most out of high school

After scattering around the globe for the summer, Palo Alto's approximately 4,000 high school students return to school...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2014
Last comment by Historian, on Aug 19, 2014 at 12:10 pm | 7 comments | 6315 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn committee recommends new bell schedule

Gunn High School students could be saying goodbye to their daily schedule of five or six 58-minute classes by the start of...

Original post made on May. 8, 2015
Last comment by Gunn Alum, on Jan 30, 2016 at 10:20 pm | 12 comments | 6315 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Is one airplane crash enough or do we need to wait for another one?

The tragic airplane crash in East Palo Alto has generated a lot of discussion on the Town Square Forum spread over a number...

Original post made by petercarp on Feb. 28, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 4, 2010 at 6:59 am | 102 comments | 6315 Views

AROUND TOWN

Prop 13: The elephant is finally in the room

Calling California's tax system "broken," the head of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation called this week for a re-examination...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2012
Last comment by loopholes, on Aug 22, 2013 at 10:41 am | 97 comments | 6313 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Community Notebook: Palo Alto students film mental health documentary

"Unmasked," a documentary to be released on Aug. 22, is the product of 13 Gunn and Palo Alto high school students' desire...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2015
Last comment by Marc Vincenti, on Aug 14, 2015 at 8:04 pm | 15 comments | 6312 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

UPDATE: Man killed by train in Atherton identified

The San Mateo County Coroner's Office has released the name of the man who was struck and killed by a train at the Atherton...

Original post made on May. 18, 2015
Last comment by Sadness, on May 19, 2015 at 12:16 am | 4 comments | 6312 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

'Slow growth' or 'smart growth' survey launched

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Original post made on Aug. 14, 2007
Last comment by New Headline, on Aug 26, 2007 at 2:11 pm | 57 comments | 6310 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

How to fix our $5 million budget deficit

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Original post made by Bern Beecham on Jun. 10, 2006
Last comment by Pat, on Jul 2, 2006 at 4:29 pm | 5 comments | 6309 Views

AROUND TOWN

Last train to Palo Alto

The train whistle hooted in Eric Struck's backyard as 15 railroad cars made their way out of the station, wheels chugging...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Nov 23, 2015 at 1:15 pm | 3 comments | 6309 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Rule on screening older doctors roils Stanford faculty

A policy requiring doctors 75 and older to undergo special screening in order to keep their privileges at Stanford University's...

Original post made on May. 15, 2015
Last comment by Stanford is the Pits, on Jun 24, 2015 at 1:36 pm | 21 comments | 6308 Views
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