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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto: Transit tax must include grade crossing solution

With a transportation-tax measure speeding toward the November 2016 ballot, cities throughout Santa Clara County have collectively...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Sep 17, 2015 at 5:28 pm | 42 comments | 4411 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto trees dying in greater numbers

As the drought drags through its fourth year, Palo Alto's parched trees are dying in greater numbers, prompting city officials...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2015
Last comment by Water, on Oct 7, 2015 at 10:10 am | 42 comments | 7245 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City looks at paid parking downtown

As Palo Alto prepares to expand and refine the new parking-permit program for downtown's residential streets, the city is...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2016
Last comment by Reader, on Jan 17, 2016 at 7:48 pm | 42 comments | 5916 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto launches airplane-noise study

With the topic of airplane noise recently soaring toward the top of Palo Alto's priority list, the City Council moved ahead...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2016
Last comment by Tenant, on Feb 15, 2016 at 11:53 pm | 42 comments | 5795 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Changes proposed for downtown's parking program

By most accounts, Palo Alto's yearlong experiment with permit parking on downtown's residential streets has been a mixed...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2016
Last comment by Me, on Sep 11, 2016 at 8:52 am | 42 comments | 6350 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Despite pushback, 'retail protection' law passes

Every day, brick-and-mortar shops along Palo Alto's main commercial strips engage in a life-or-death battle against online...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2017
Last comment by Online Name, on Feb 16, 2017 at 8:28 pm | 42 comments | 6154 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Sign Palo Alto Math Textbooks Petition

If you unhappy about PAUSD's choice of math program and its reliance on calculators, please sign petition: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/PaloAltoMathTextbooks/...

Original post made by Ada on Apr. 16, 2009
Last comment by Mom, on Apr 27, 2009 at 10:08 am | 42 comments | 3894 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Popular clothing brands for middle school girls

What are the clothing brands that are most popular with middle school girls right now? I know that wearing the right clothes...

Original post made by Parent on Jun. 7, 2011
Last comment by Parent, on Aug 18, 2012 at 1:18 pm | 42 comments | 31243 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn parents surprised by counseling difference

Several parents from Gunn High School said Wednesday they were unaware until recently that the school's guidance counseling...

Original post made on May. 17, 2012
Last comment by Michele Dauber, on May 22, 2012 at 3:51 pm | 42 comments | 5702 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto makes bid for bike-bridge funds

Palo Alto's vision of a curvy, elegant bike bridge spanning U.S. Highway 101 at Adobe Creek remains up in the air, with coveted...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2012
Last comment by Cedric de La Beaujardiere, on Sep 2, 2012 at 3:08 pm | 42 comments | 5401 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to principals: 'collaborate on counseling'

School board members Tuesday asked principals of Palo Alto's two high schools to get together to develop a "common purpose...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2012
Last comment by Jan H., on Oct 11, 2012 at 6:18 pm | 42 comments | 6383 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Open address to Ken Dauber - please form Shadow PAUSD Board

I have posted the following under the thread dealing with Strategic plan - http://www.paloaltoonline.com/square/index.php?i=3&d=&t=20367 The...

Original post made by village fool on Mar. 21, 2013
Last comment by village fool, on Jul 17, 2013 at 6:10 am | 42 comments | 11032 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto district to offer summer school refunds

The Palo Alto school district will offer refunds to families who have paid fees for the district's 2013 summer school program...

Original post made on May. 31, 2013
Last comment by wmartin46, on Jun 2, 2013 at 7:18 am | 42 comments | 3545 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

City blames Gunn start time for Arastradero traffic

A July 10, 2013, memo by City staff regarding the Maybell rezoning places the bulk of the blame for Arastradero traffic problems...

Original post made by Parents need to know this on Jul. 24, 2013
Last comment by seriously, on Jul 27, 2013 at 12:17 pm | 42 comments | 5004 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

At Paly, education scholar blasts testing culture

Diane Ravitch, a former Bush education official who radically broke with her past positions, said an obsession with standardized...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2013
Last comment by David Cohen, on Oct 14, 2013 at 9:19 pm | 42 comments | 10630 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Planned Stanford housing units mean school enrollment bump

With nearly 250 new units of family-friendly Stanford University housing on the horizon, Palo Alto school officials are puzzling...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2013
Last comment by palo alto resident, on Oct 31, 2013 at 12:46 pm | 42 comments | 11329 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Members differ on path for bullying complaints

A debate on the degree to which playground and other school complaints should be resolved by a teacher or principal versus...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2013
Last comment by Duvy dad, on Dec 10, 2013 at 3:11 pm | 42 comments | 7167 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to vote on harassment policy

The Palo Alto Board of Education is set to vote Tuesday, Feb. 11, on new policies governing the bullying of disabled and...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2014
Last comment by George Orwell, on Feb 12, 2014 at 11:43 pm | 42 comments | 3997 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board hopefuls: more needed for minorities, special ed

A Saturday morning school board debate hosted by two Palo Alto parent groups that represent special education students and...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2014
Last comment by Mindy, on Oct 28, 2014 at 11:02 am | 42 comments | 7995 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Private, alternative K-8 school opening downtown this fall

AltSchool, a new private K-8 school set to launch this fall in downtown Palo Alto, prides itself on actively operating on...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2015
Last comment by Parent, on Jan 12, 2015 at 12:44 am | 42 comments | 14944 Views
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Save $5 when you register by Monday, July 31

Registration is now open for the 33rd annual Palo Alto Weekly Moonlight Run and Walk. This family-friendly event which benefits local nonprofits serving kids and families will take place on Friday, Oct. 6 at the Palo Alto Baylands.

Register Here