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SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board approves first round of budget measures

A majority of the Palo Alto school board backed a series of budget-savings measures -- some ongoing, some short term; some...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2016
Last comment by Teacher Cuts, on Sep 30, 2016 at 5:38 pm | 22 comments | 4108 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shikada to stay on as head of Utilities Department

Ed Shikada probably won't need much of a learning curve for his new job as Palo Alto's permanent utilities director. The...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2016
Last comment by Jeremy Robinson, on Sep 30, 2016 at 12:27 pm | 1 comment | 2077 Views

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 | 8170 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Second health-care 'telephone town hall' goes well

A second "telephone town hall" by Congresswoman Anna Eshoo Monday evening went smoothly and won praise from callers from...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2009
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Sep 30, 2016 at 11:15 am | 132 comments | 24859 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Off Deadline: Book program for African kids illustrates 'power of one'

In 2004 Chris Bradshaw of Portola Valley was on a trip with her family of four to Lesotho, a small mountainous nation completely...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2016
Last comment by Do They Value Education, on Sep 30, 2016 at 8:20 am | 1 comment | 2297 Views

AROUND TOWN

Home Front

<B><B>WATER USE RULES ... </B>The city of Palo Alto has launched a new Water Efficiency Compliance web page, explaining the...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1617 Views

AROUND TOWN

A gardener's delight

One way the Elizabeth Gamble Garden hopes to reach the community is to actually get people to put their hands in the dirt....

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2016
There are no comments yet. 2673 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board candidates meet in second debate

The five Palo Alto school-board candidates sat together at the board's own dais on Thursday night in the second in a series...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2016
Last comment by Misha, on Sep 29, 2016 at 11:22 pm | 8 comments | 3836 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto General Fund Subsidizes Developers' Planning Review Costs

Palo Alto General Fund Subsidizes Developers' Planning Review Costs Many of the significant projects that are proposed...

Original post made by Dollar Dollar Bill on Aug. 18, 2016
Last comment by I_Got_mine, on Sep 29, 2016 at 7:03 pm | 4 comments | 308 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly Student hit by car

A Paly student biking to school was hit by a car this morning at Churchill and Castilleja. http://palyvoice.com/2016/09/27/admin-calls-for-safety-reform-after-bike-accident/ S...

Original post made by Hugh B on Sep. 27, 2016
Last comment by Midtown Paly, on Sep 29, 2016 at 2:29 pm | 14 comments | 859 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Avenidas heads list of new Cubberley tenants

With Foothill College now completing its departure from Cubberley Community Center, Palo Alto is preparing to welcome a fresh...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2016
Last comment by PWA, on Sep 29, 2016 at 2:16 pm | 12 comments | 4619 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Who are the true residentialist candidates?

Please someone clarify to me who are the true residentialist candidates. I don't want to vote for the PAF candidates, or...

Original post made by Resident on Sep. 25, 2016
Last comment by margaret heath, on Sep 29, 2016 at 12:58 pm | 14 comments | 838 Views

SPORTS

Stanford women trim the Huskies in Pac-12 volleyball

Freshman Kathryn Plummer recorded a season-high 18 kills and the ninth-ranked Stanford women's volleyball team earned its...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2016
Last comment by Stanford fan, on Sep 29, 2016 at 10:15 am | 1 comment | 2605 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Lockdown at Nordstrom lifted; possible armed man at large

A Palo Alto department store was placed on a precautionary lockdown Tuesday morning while police searched the area for a...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2016
Last comment by A concerned neighbor, on Sep 28, 2016 at 9:11 pm | 16 comments | 11563 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

External review delivers mixed results on Palo Alto's special-education department

A Harvard University researcher and longtime special-education advocate hired to assess the Palo Alto school district's special-education...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2016
Last comment by Marcia Perez, on Sep 28, 2016 at 6:53 pm | 21 comments | 4957 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Fire in Santa Cruz Mountains impacting air quality

Smoke due to the Loma fire in the Santa Cruz Mountains is contributing to poor air quality in Santa Clara County, the Santa...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2016
Last comment by Ducking Responsibility, on Sep 28, 2016 at 6:32 pm | 4 comments | 4516 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Surf Air: New flight path will avoid Midpeninsula

Surf Air representatives say they have identified an alternative flight path that would put their planes, and the noise...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2016
Last comment by James Huang, on Sep 28, 2016 at 5:40 pm | 17 comments | 4727 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

State, federal bills inspired by Kate Steinle case focus on how law enforcement stores guns

The shooting death of Pleasanton native Kate Steinle in San Francisco last year by a gun stolen from a federal ranger's car...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2016
Last comment by Dem4borders, on Sep 28, 2016 at 12:32 pm | 2 comments | 2082 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

U.S. regulators accuse Palantir of bias against Asians

from Reuters: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-palantir-tech-discrimination-lawsuit-idUSKCN11W2DA "The U.S. Department...

Original post made by NoMoPa on Sep. 26, 2016
Last comment by Such a surprise, on Sep 28, 2016 at 12:30 pm | 3 comments | 441 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district: 'No' on new elementary school, but explore K-8 site

Palo Alto school district leadership are recommending against the long-discussed proposal of opening a 13th elementary school,...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 28, 2016 at 8:00 am | 3 comments | 2767 Views
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