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PALO ALTO ISSUES

ARB chair resigns, citing 'public perception'

Randy Popp, chair of Palo Alto's influential and occasionally embattled Architectural Review Board, resigned from the board...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2015
Last comment by Another resident, on Jun 27, 2015 at 2:19 pm | 35 comments | 7047 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Off Deadline: Neighborhood power meets the Comprehensive Plan and 'the Common Good'

Next Tuesday (July 14) a group of 20 Palo Altans will meet for the first time as the new Citizens' Advisory Committee on...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2015
Last comment by JoAnn, on Jul 16, 2015 at 6:09 pm | 35 comments | 4268 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Parking restrictions to roll out next month in downtown Palo Alto

With new parking restrictions set to kick in in downtown Palo Alto next month, the city will host a community meeting tonight...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2015
Last comment by Mike, on Aug 7, 2015 at 4:50 pm | 35 comments | 3961 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: A parking 'miracle'

The much-anticipated and long-delayed launch of a broad strategy for alleviating parking problems that have plagued neighborhoods...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2015
Last comment by the_punnisher, on Sep 22, 2015 at 1:49 pm | 35 comments | 5390 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City to residents: Don't sign PG&E tree removal contracts

Concerned about Pacific Gas & Electric's planned chop-down of hundreds of Palo Alto's mature trees, city officials have sent...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2015
Last comment by Newly minted Cynic, on May 4, 2017 at 9:04 am | 35 comments | 8958 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Growing chorus of Palo Altans calling for the renaming of Jordan Middle School

250 supporters have already come out in strong support of asking the PAUSD Board of Education to address the fact that David...

Original post made by Lars Johnsson on Nov. 22, 2015
Last comment by Knew Shockley, on Nov 25, 2015 at 5:37 pm | 35 comments | 1798 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City to explore new affordable housing zoning

Three years after it suffered a stinging rebuff from Palo Alto voters, the city's leading affordable-housing developer is...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2016
Last comment by Marie, on Oct 27, 2016 at 3:25 pm | 35 comments | 4719 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto hopes to speed up deployment of self-driving cars

Should the streets of Palo Alto become the newest testing ground for self-driving cars? For several members of the City Council,...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2016
Last comment by Me 2, on Jan 15, 2017 at 2:31 am | 35 comments | 9295 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Shame on Adolescent Counseling Services

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Original post made by Outraged on Feb. 9, 2007
Last comment by Kayla Silva, on Feb 24, 2008 at 12:58 pm | 35 comments | 7347 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pre-schools, and Elementary school choices

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Original post made by Melinda on Apr. 12, 2007
Last comment by depends who you ask, on Jun 23, 2009 at 5:29 am | 35 comments | 11502 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Survey on school performance & new bond measure?

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Original post made by Parent on Sep. 29, 2007
Last comment by Not again, on Oct 4, 2007 at 11:03 pm | 35 comments | 5203 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Freefall

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Original post made by OhlonePar on Sep. 5, 2008
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Sep 14, 2008 at 12:35 am | 35 comments | 3896 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Competing for Palo Alto fields

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Original post made on Sep. 10, 2008
Last comment by Midtown Mom, on Sep 17, 2008 at 3:48 pm | 35 comments | 4986 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

No-homework winter break OKd, for next year

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Original post made on Oct. 29, 2008
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Nov 2, 2009 at 8:11 am | 35 comments | 4192 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Elementary school students put Columbus on trial and sentence him to life in prison

Do people realize that we have gone too far? I was shocked to read about 4th grade students at Fort Cherry Elementary who...

Original post made by Masha on Oct. 13, 2009
Last comment by Anon, on Oct 18, 2009 at 9:50 pm | 35 comments | 1997 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New 600-seat theater proposed for Paly

The Palo Alto Board of Education tonight will consider plans for a $22.4 million, 600-seat performing arts center for Palo...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2010
Last comment by anonymous, on Jun 3, 2010 at 10:37 am | 35 comments | 3792 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Anti-stress group holds annual conference this weekend

High schools around the country that have shifted their first-semester exams to before the December break "will not go back,"...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2010
Last comment by Whatever, on Jan 11, 2013 at 11:36 am | 35 comments | 5692 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Finals before winter break: Is there a better way?

I have been involved in Palo Alto schools since we moved to Palo Alto 30 years ago. I was privileged to serve on the school...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2010
Last comment by Working Mom, on Nov 8, 2010 at 1:50 pm | 35 comments | 5080 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Our kids are worth learning the lessons of Christchurch and Japan

Do we really, really need two-story buildings at our high schools? It's going to cost more money for the same square footage...

Original post made by concerned parent on Mar. 22, 2011
Last comment by Concerned Parent, on Apr 8, 2011 at 12:17 am | 35 comments | 1842 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School official: state funding down by two-thirds

State funding of Palo Alto schools has dropped by more than two-thirds in the past three years, a school budget official...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2012
Last comment by musical, on Jun 15, 2012 at 3:54 am | 35 comments | 3630 Views
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