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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Children's Theatre's Pat Briggs fired

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Original post made on Jun. 30, 2008
Last comment by Jackson, on Jul 9, 2008 at 8:06 am | 197 comments | 17469 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Suicide attempt averted by a mother and motorist

An attempt by a young man to commit suicide on the train tracks in Palo Alto was averted Thursday evening by a mother who...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Jun 8, 2009 at 7:56 am | 197 comments | 8275 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: It's long past time to renew our libraries

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Original post made on Oct. 24, 2008
Last comment by Vote No on the bond, on Nov 3, 2008 at 9:18 am | 195 comments | 17530 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board backs Mandarin immersion 4-1

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Original post made on Jun. 6, 2007
Last comment by yet another parent, on Jun 12, 2007 at 10:01 am | 192 comments | 24228 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto schools to get 'Everyday Mathematics'

"Everyday Mathematics" was approved on a 3-2 vote of the Palo Alto school board early today (Wednesday) -- despite a parent...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2009
Last comment by HPA, on May 20, 2010 at 10:00 am | 192 comments | 15857 Views

AROUND TOWN

Eichler community divided over two-story houses

When a group of Fairmeadow residents launched an effort two years ago to ban new two-story buildings in their Eichler neighborhood,...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2010
Last comment by Anonymous, on Apr 6, 2010 at 8:07 am | 192 comments | 10369 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents petition city over Ross Road safety upgrades

Residents who say safety installations on Ross Road are making the bicycle boulevard more dangerous are petitioning the city...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2018
Last comment by First hand observer, on May 15, 2018 at 4:16 pm | 191 comments | 15919 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Wasted Energy? How Important Are Language Skills in Public Education Anyway?

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Original post made by Fred on Mar. 18, 2007
Last comment by Fred, on Apr 5, 2007 at 1:02 am | 191 comments | 16018 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Superintendent: No academic classes during zero period

Palo Alto Superintendent Max McGee has decided that the district's two high schools should not offer academic classes during...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2015
Last comment by rick, on Apr 12, 2015 at 11:03 pm | 190 comments | 19228 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

ABAG vs. Palo Alto's "infrastructure-housing imbalance"

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Original post made on Sep. 6, 2007
Last comment by small is beautiful, on Sep 14, 2007 at 5:08 pm | 189 comments | 29146 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

School board to discuss petition to rename Jordan Middle School

A parent in the district is calling on the school board to consider renaming David Starr Jordan Middle School, whose namesake...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2015
Last comment by Michael O, on Jan 16, 2017 at 10:38 am | 187 comments | 20809 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Commission: Palo Alto parks struggling to keep up with growth

With parking and traffic dominating Palo Alto's debate over a new "community vision," the Parks and Recreation Commission...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2014
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Sep 7, 2014 at 11:35 pm | 186 comments | 23380 Views

AROUND TOWN

Opinion: What you need to know about the Foothills Park referendum

As two City Council members, we wanted to share what we've learned on the issue of access to Foothills Park so people are...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2020
Last comment by Lee Forrest, on Dec 22, 2020 at 2:33 pm | 186 comments | 11604 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The academic 'arms race' and myths about Asians

The Asian culture in the Bay Area needs reformation if the "academic arms race" is to disappear. But it can't disappear if...

Original post made on May. 12, 2015
Last comment by Terry, on May 19, 2015 at 12:55 am | 185 comments | 25734 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Gunn student, 18, arrested in Palo Alto after lockdown

An 18-year-old Gunn High School student, Weston Healy, was arrested Thursday afternoon for possession of a weapon on a school...

Original post made on May. 27, 2010
Last comment by grewupinpa, on Jun 1, 2010 at 6:02 pm | 185 comments | 12541 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board endorses plan for new academic year

In Palo Alto, the school board unanimously OK'd the district's plan Friday for reopening schools with some tweaks, including...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2020
Last comment by Jim H, on Oct 1, 2020 at 9:28 am | 184 comments | 31356 Views

AROUND TOWN

City Council again looks for ways to sue FAA

The Palo Alto City Council directed staff on Monday night to develop a strategy that could lead to lawsuits over aircraft...

Original post made on May. 9, 2018
Last comment by musical, on May 31, 2018 at 10:25 pm | 184 comments | 11690 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Gunn High student killed by train; school mourns

The 16-year-old male killed by Caltrain Tuesday morning at the East Meadow Drive crossing was a student at Gunn High School,...

Original post made on May. 5, 2009
Last comment by bernard, on May 15, 2009 at 1:29 am | 182 comments | 22783 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shut Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant which is near to two fault lines.

I am pro-nuclear except when the plant is in seismically active areas. Diablo Canyon Power Plant is an electricity-generating...

Original post made by Annie on Mar. 15, 2011
Last comment by Wally sez, on Jul 10, 2013 at 1:16 pm | 182 comments | 18203 Views

AROUND TOWN

District seeks names for Jordan, Terman middle schools

Now is the time for the public to weigh in on ideas for new names for Palo Alto's Jordan and Terman middle schools, which...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2017
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Jan 25, 2018 at 3:57 pm | 181 comments | 12040 Views
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