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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto welcomes new urban forester Walter Passmore

Nine weeks into his new position as Palo Alto's first city urban forester, Walter Passmore eschewed a stuffy City Hall office...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2012
Last comment by artbuilder, on Sep 30, 2016 at 11:20 am | 41 comments | 11309 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Please open Foothills Park to all

As a member of the Lee family who owned the property that became Foothills Park and as a park ranger who worked there for...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jul 2, 2020 at 12:34 pm | 64 comments | 11309 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

As more students and staff return to schools, Palo Alto Unified wants to test them regularly for COVID-19

With Palo Alto Unified gearing up to bring more people back to campuses, the district is looking to increase its COVID-19...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2021
Last comment by Anonymous, on May 11, 2021 at 10:48 pm | 6 comments | 11308 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'We're doing crisis learning': Superintendent addresses hot-button closure issues during live webinar

On Monday, Superintendent Don Austin addressed the realities facing a district that has moved instruction for 12,000 students...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2020
Last comment by Silver lining, on Apr 28, 2020 at 9:57 am | 52 comments | 11302 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Investigation into Garth Li's death

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Original post made by A Palo Alto parent on Aug. 1, 2006
Last comment by ex gunn student, on May 5, 2009 at 4:45 pm | 14 comments | 11301 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

A rare anti-socialist film getting raves in Europe

"The Ditch" appears to have some hope of getting serious recognition in Venice. It is about a socialist reeducation camp...

Original post made by Gary on Sep. 6, 2010
Last comment by Gary's back, on Sep 13, 2010 at 10:30 am | 48 comments | 11300 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Bol Park donkeys defended with BB rifle

The owner of the donkey pasture where Palo Alto's two beloved donkeys reside defended the animals on Monday night by shooing...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2015
Last comment by JaneP, on Aug 21, 2015 at 1:15 pm | 78 comments | 11294 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford students, faculty, alumni call for new sexual-assault survey

A growing chorus of students, faculty and now alumni are calling on Stanford University to issue a new climate survey to...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2016
Last comment by Wassup, Doc?, on May 9, 2016 at 5:50 pm | 10 comments | 11294 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Editorial: Approve open space Measure AA

It is not an overstatement to say that the creation of the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District in 1972 is the single...

Original post made on May. 2, 2014
Last comment by THE REAL PLAN, on May 17, 2014 at 8:57 pm | 47 comments | 11291 Views

SPORTS

Residents advised to leave barricades up

Drivers can be cited for removing traffic cones and barricades through a closed/flooded area, according to Linda Clerkson,...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2012
Last comment by Don't kill me PA driver, on Dec 3, 2012 at 3:04 pm | 6 comments | 11289 Views

AROUND TOWN

Medical community rallies around injured Egyptian woman

When Gehane Guirguis set out for a short vacation on a bus from Cairo, Egypt, to the Red Sea in July 2012, she could not...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2014
Last comment by Carima, on Mar 29, 2014 at 2:56 pm | 6 comments | 11289 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Caltrain hits empty car at Charleston Road tracks

A Caltrain struck an unccoupied car on the tracks at Charleston Road in Palo Alto tonight, resulting in travel delays in...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2017
Last comment by Maurice, on Oct 9, 2017 at 11:19 pm | 53 comments | 11288 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto group awards 25 college scholarships

Four recent graduates of Gunn and Palo Alto high schools are among this year's recipients in a scholarship program begun...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2014
Last comment by Janeen Phillips, on Sep 5, 2014 at 9:00 am | 5 comments | 11287 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

First Person: A conversation with Esther Wojcicki, journalism/English teacher, education innovator and author

Esther Wojcicki, also known as Woj, talks with Lisa Van Dusen from the new Palo Alto High School Media Arts Center (MAC)...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2015
Last comment by James, on Nov 16, 2015 at 9:55 am | 4 comments | 11287 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Tree disparity grows between north and south Palo Alto

Grass may always be greener on the other side, but when it comes to street trees it's the north side of Palo Alto that actually...

Original post made on May. 8, 2015
Last comment by M.Bieder, on Jul 8, 2016 at 6:18 pm | 51 comments | 11285 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 | 11285 Views

BOOKS

Living an intentional life

On a small East Palo Alto street, just blocks from U.S. Highway 101, 15 people share three houses, a trailer, a diverse fruit...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2013
Last comment by PatZy, on Apr 5, 2013 at 9:32 pm | 6 comments | 11285 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

French teacher fights cancellation of AP exam

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Original post made on May. 9, 2008
Last comment by Sad former student, on May 26, 2008 at 2:10 am | 22 comments | 11280 Views

AROUND TOWN

Smash-and-grab burglars hit Bloomingdale's at Stanford Shopping Center

Palo Alto police are looking for four people who drove a stolen sports utility vehicle through the front glass doors of Bloomingdale's...

Original post made on May. 13, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 16, 2015 at 7:59 am | 21 comments | 11280 Views

AROUND TOWN

Deputy City Manager Rob de Geus to depart

Deputy City Manager Rob de Geus, a City Hall veteran, will be stepping down at the end of February to start a new job as...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2019
Last comment by Sheri, on Jan 22, 2019 at 10:44 am | 9 comments | 11280 Views
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