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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto imposes 10-day curfew starting Tuesday night

Citing reports of criminal activity planned for local commercial districts, Palo Alto is instituting a curfew tonight and...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2020
Last comment by Online Name, on Jun 4, 2020 at 4:56 pm | 211 comments | 68680 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Newsom: Schools in watch-list counties cannot reopen in person

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that all schools in counties on the state's coronavirus watch list -- including currently, Santa...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2020
Last comment by Truth Shall Set You Free, on Jul 28, 2020 at 5:20 pm | 209 comments | 24997 Views

AROUND TOWN

Here is what happens when you actually measure airplane noise

From Atherton Town Manager's Report "Beginning at 2 pm on May 13 through 11 am on May 14, Coffman Associates (Airport...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jun. 25, 2015
Last comment by Just Passing Through, on Oct 23, 2015 at 7:05 pm | 209 comments | 8700 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Surf Air adds 31 flights a week at San Carlos Airport

Surf Air, the commuter airline that has been barraged with demands to reduce the noise its aircraft make over the Midpeninsula,...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2015
Last comment by JST, on Aug 23, 2016 at 4:24 pm | 208 comments | 19060 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Lawyer: 'Innocent mistake' sparked Gunn lockdown

Weston Healy, an Eagle Scout with a 4.17 grade-point-average, was about to complete his senior year at Gunn High School and...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2010
Last comment by member, on Jan 13, 2011 at 11:15 pm | 208 comments | 22916 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Buena Vista closure effort stymied by info gap

For more than a half century, the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park has stood out as a quiet counterpoint to Palo Alto's affluent,...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2013
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Aug 1, 2013 at 7:58 pm | 207 comments | 13346 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Elementary math textbook adoption: Reactions to Wed. night meeting

The debate on what math textbook program Palo Alto schools should adopt continues with differing viewpoints on last night's...

Original post made by Concerned Parent on Feb. 25, 2009
Last comment by Anonymous 78, on Apr 5, 2009 at 3:31 pm | 207 comments | 50916 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto is changing for the worse and its effecting our teens

As an old time Palo Alto resident I can say that the basis of this community: academic curiosity, a lack of ostentation or...

Original post made by Winston on Mar. 11, 2015
Last comment by _Parent, on Mar 16, 2015 at 6:37 pm | 206 comments | 12991 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Grand jury calls for denser housing

Despite a recent push to build more housing, Palo Alto and other Santa Clara County cities will have to answer to the civil...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2018
Last comment by resident, on Jul 15, 2018 at 8:38 am | 205 comments | 28012 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District policy shuts out some students from UC/CSU eligibility

In May, trustees of the Palo Alto Unified School District met to consider a proposal from Superintendent Kevin Skelly that...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2011
Last comment by Huh?, on Dec 19, 2011 at 11:21 pm | 202 comments | 20523 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City to plan for reopening Children's Theatre

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Original post made on Jan. 24, 2008
Last comment by James Geffen, on Feb 3, 2008 at 11:09 am | 201 comments | 17393 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Students, parents challenge schools on math

A coalition of students and parents challenged the Palo Alto school board Tuesday to ensure the district's two high schools...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2011
Last comment by short memory?, on Aug 16, 2013 at 12:18 am | 201 comments | 27345 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Former Palo Altans trade Silicon Valley lifestyle for better 'quality of life' elsewhere

Former Palo Altans have a spectrum of attitudes toward their city and Silicon Valley, which has burgeoned into a technological,...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2018
Last comment by mauricio, on Aug 23, 2018 at 10:29 am | 201 comments | 38506 Views

AROUND TOWN

Study aims to bring data to Palo Alto's loud debate over airplane noise

With citizen complaints about airplane noise on the rise, Palo Alto officials on Monday agreed to commission a study focused...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 29, 2015 at 6:54 pm | 201 comments | 9831 Views

AROUND TOWN

Report: Inequality on the rise in Silicon Valley

Despite a sizzling economy and an influx of wealth, Silicon Valley remains a bastion of inequality, with more residents now...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2019
Last comment by @Sanctimonious Poster, on Mar 12, 2019 at 10:48 am | 201 comments | 28312 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

ABAG assignments unlikely to change, staff says

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Original post made on Nov. 29, 2007
Last comment by The Real Anna, on Dec 12, 2007 at 12:18 pm | 200 comments | 14782 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Angry parents derail school-calendar vote

A Palo Alto school district plan to shift first-semester final exams to before the December break starting next year was...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2010
Last comment by equality, on Nov 14, 2010 at 5:50 pm | 199 comments | 10481 Views

AROUND TOWN

Eruv approved after eight years

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Original post made on Jun. 19, 2007
Last comment by Fireman, on Aug 23, 2007 at 8:55 pm | 199 comments | 16710 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Activist group calls on city to 'desegregate' Foothills Park

About a dozen activists met under the full moon on Sunday night to paint the message 'Desegreate' along Page Mill Road in...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jul 20, 2020 at 8:24 am | 198 comments | 14690 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District: a thousand more kids to educate

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Original post made on Jun. 29, 2007
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Jul 13, 2007 at 12:09 am | 198 comments | 16884 Views
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