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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Mixed-use proposal for University Avenue meets mixed response

A proposal to demolish two stout commercial buildings at the heart of University Avenue's commercial district and replace...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2014
Last comment by Que Pasa?, on Nov 26, 2014 at 12:14 pm | 49 comments | 6241 Views

AROUND TOWN

Katsy Swan: The Midpeninsula's garden designer

Katsy Swan traces her love of flower arranging and gardening back to her years at the University of Kentucky, where botany...

Original post made on May. 7, 2013
Last comment by Community Volunteer, on May 7, 2013 at 8:23 pm | 1 comment | 6241 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Trustees to discuss primary math text options

Facing protest over their choice of a new elementary school math textbook, Palo Alto school administrators have invited parents...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2009
Last comment by paloaltomathtextbooks, on Apr 18, 2009 at 10:06 pm | 47 comments | 6240 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Graduation 2013: Thinking back and looking ahead

A few days before their high school graduation Wednesday, a handful of prospective grads from Gunn and Palo Alto high schools...

Original post made on May. 31, 2013
Last comment by Observer, on Jun 3, 2013 at 7:39 am | 2 comments | 6240 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City of Palo Alto overhauls its website

The City of Palo Alto on Monday launched its new website, capping years of tweaks, frustration and ridicule from the city's...

Original post made on May. 8, 2012
Last comment by Still a problem, on Aug 29, 2012 at 12:30 pm | 13 comments | 6239 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Taking school concerns public seeks to manipulate

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Original post made by John Lents, Principal of Addison, on Oct. 3, 2006
Last comment by Parent, on Oct 6, 2006 at 1:38 pm | 25 comments | 6238 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford and Cal performing arts centers

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Original post made by Marvin Lee on Oct. 11, 2006
Last comment by Leon Kaplan, on Oct 16, 2006 at 11:18 am | 11 comments | 6236 Views

AROUND TOWN

Steve Jobs, Apple, and Palo Alto

Steve Jobs rarely looks to the past; it is the present state of his art and his inexorable drive toward the next big thing...

Original post made by Fred Balin on Sep. 14, 2011
Last comment by Svatoid, on Oct 6, 2011 at 5:30 pm | 16 comments | 6235 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What has happened to the Main Library after school?

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Original post made by Bill on Feb. 28, 2007
Last comment by Anonymous Teen, on Mar 18, 2007 at 5:43 pm | 30 comments | 6234 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Declining state of Town & Country Village

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Original post made by Andrew on Jun. 8, 2006
Last comment by cressie, on Oct 17, 2008 at 4:28 am | 3 comments | 6233 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Police officers defer $800,000 in raises

In a move that will save Palo Alto about $800,000 during bleak financial times, the city's police union has voted to defer...

Original post made on May. 26, 2009
Last comment by Not important, on Dec 10, 2009 at 2:37 pm | 84 comments | 6233 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Ruling paves the way for Buena Vista's closure

The closure of Palo Alto's sole mobile-home park became more imminent Wednesday, when an administrative judge upheld the...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2014
Last comment by Jane, on Sep 3, 2014 at 11:13 am | 53 comments | 6233 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Climate report aims at 5 percent emission cut

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Original post made on Nov. 27, 2007
Last comment by Greg, on Dec 10, 2007 at 3:53 pm | 93 comments | 6231 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Enrollment shortfall, poor planning, sparked Sofia crisis, new president says

Enrollment shortfalls combined with a lack of planning led to the current financial crisis at Sofia University, the school's...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2014
Last comment by Clusterf---, on Jan 22, 2014 at 10:06 am | 3 comments | 6231 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City seeks $1 billion for improved rail crossings from VTA tax

Calling it a critical project not just for Palo Alto but for commuters throughout the Santa Clara County, city officials...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Oct 26, 2015 at 6:44 am | 110 comments | 6231 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Getting a pulse' on Palo Alto teens

Nearly 200 Palo Alto teens ponder the question "What's it like to be you?" in a narrated art exhibit that's opening Friday...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2014
Last comment by Betty, on Mar 22, 2014 at 10:01 am | 3 comments | 6230 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Delaine Eastin Talk on Public Education

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Original post made by Grace Mah on Nov. 9, 2006
Last comment by 4 way Parent, on Dec 1, 2006 at 2:53 pm | 41 comments | 6228 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

You nearly killed me

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Original post made by Joel Henner on Jun. 16, 2006
Last comment by Glad I don't live in Palo Alto, on Dec 15, 2006 at 3:11 pm | 9 comments | 6228 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Are you taking time to prepare for emergency?

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Original post made by Annette Ashton on Jun. 23, 2006
Last comment by Wil, on Jun 27, 2006 at 1:49 pm | 1 comment | 6227 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

'All-you-can-fly' airline flies past Palo Alto, lands in San Carlos

Surf Air, the "all-you-can-fly" airline service that was supposed to take off from the Palo Alto Airport instead made a flyover,...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2013
Last comment by Appreciative, on Dec 2, 2013 at 3:22 pm | 28 comments | 6227 Views
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