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PALO ALTO ISSUES

A confusing complaint process

Palo Alto High parents Paul and Susan Burk decided to speak up after their son Steven quit the baseball team mid-season in...

Original post made on May. 21, 2010
Last comment by Tyler Hanley, on May 21, 2010 at 9:31 am | 1 comment | 7396 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Sports Boosters help fund athletics

Sharp budget cuts in the 1990s hit Palo Alto's high school sports programs hard and created new ways of funding sports --...

Original post made on May. 21, 2010
Last comment by Tyler Hanley, on May 21, 2010 at 9:31 am | 1 comment | 2868 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High cost and admission requirements of colleges

I want to hear from middle class parents of average students about how they prepare for dealing with ever rising costs and...

Original post made by Worried mom on Apr. 30, 2010
Last comment by palo alto mom, on May 21, 2010 at 8:30 am | 76 comments | 9042 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Living through the lessons of Simple Economics 101

New News: Tax bills (revenue into our Fed Coffers) at lowest since 1950, if you believe USA Today..an iffy proposal, but...

Original post made by Common Sense Professor on May. 19, 2010
Last comment by Living through the lessons of Economics 101, on May 21, 2010 at 6:31 am | 13 comments | 2021 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly teams earn honors in science, math contests

Students at Palo Alto High School continue to rack up national honors in science and mathematics this spring -- including...

Original post made on May. 18, 2010
Last comment by Pre-K Dad, on May 20, 2010 at 9:10 pm | 38 comments | 3854 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Senior Cut Day at Paly

It has been explained to me that there was a traditional senior cut day, next Monday, at Paly and seniors did not have to...

Original post made by Parent of Paly Senior on May. 11, 2010
Last comment by back then....., on May 20, 2010 at 5:47 pm | 24 comments | 3430 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

East Palo Alto man fatally shot in head Friday

A 50-year-old man who was fatally shot in the head while working in his garage in East Palo Alto Friday night has been identified...

Original post made on May. 16, 2010
Last comment by My 2 Cents, on May 20, 2010 at 5:16 pm | 7 comments | 2517 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

What's in that drink? We need alcohol-labeling laws to tell

There is a relatively new drink on the market. It's called "four Loko" and it is especially popular with young people. Read...

Original post made on May. 19, 2010
Last comment by Norm, on May 20, 2010 at 4:58 pm | 5 comments | 3943 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Anaerobic digestion would protect the environment and save Palo Altans money

Imagine a scenario in which Palo Alto could make tremendous progress on its zero-waste and climate-protection goals while...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2010
Last comment by EEng, on May 20, 2010 at 4:21 pm | 23 comments | 2945 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Simitian's patience running out on high-speed rail

Joe Simitian, the state Senator from Palo Alto who ha consistently expressed support for "high-speed rail done right," warned...

Original post made on May. 13, 2010
Last comment by Mark E., on May 20, 2010 at 1:14 pm | 46 comments | 4492 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford, nurses stalemate over contract

Stanford and Lucile Packard Children's hospitals rejected a request to continue contract negotiations by the nurses' union...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2010
Last comment by RN, on May 20, 2010 at 11:41 am | 61 comments | 3434 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 | 11183 Views

AROUND TOWN

The Need for Speed

Regarding the picture of the stunt biker at Greer Park-- Shouldn't this guy be wearing a helmet? I don't want my tax...

Original post made by WilliamR on May. 19, 2010
Last comment by anonymous, on May 20, 2010 at 9:17 am | 1 comment | 2369 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Caltrain asserts itself in race for federal funds

The two agencies responsible for building the Peninsula section of the high-speed-rail system now find themselves in a competitive...

Original post made on May. 18, 2010
Last comment by Richard, on May 20, 2010 at 9:03 am | 7 comments | 2507 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Former Mayor Gary Fazzino fights serious illness

Former Palo Alto mayor and longtime City Council member Gary Fazzino has been tentatively diagnosed with multiple myeloma,...

Original post made on May. 11, 2010
Last comment by Diane Klezun, on May 20, 2010 at 5:13 am | 25 comments | 2799 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Churches in (near) Palo Alto - programs for kids/teens

My wife and I went to church as a teenager but aren't really active any longer. Now that we have a teenager and a younger...

Original post made by anon-this-time. on Oct. 4, 2009
Last comment by Jim, on May 19, 2010 at 4:04 pm | 38 comments | 6759 Views

AROUND TOWN

huge expansion proposed for San Antonio Shopping Center

NIMBYs keep killing new retail projects inside Palo Alto, but our neighbors to the south are more enthusiastic. Story in...

Original post made by shopper on May. 18, 2010
Last comment by palo alto mom, on May 19, 2010 at 1:35 pm | 17 comments | 2526 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto prepares for $60M library-bond sale

Palo Alto is preparing to sell $60 million in library bonds later this month to fund voter-approved renovations of three...

Original post made on May. 10, 2010
Last comment by palo alto mom, on May 19, 2010 at 1:18 pm | 19 comments | 2477 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto dumps plan to fine non-recyclers

Palo Alto is backing off a controversial proposal to fine residents who flagrantly violate its sweeping new recycling ordinance. Read...

Original post made on May. 12, 2010
Last comment by Bob Smith, on May 19, 2010 at 12:04 pm | 21 comments | 3255 Views

SPORTS

Stanford women's crew gets chance to repeat

==BI Stanford beats Hawaii in baseball== The Stanford women's rowing team will get a chance to defend its NCAA championship....

Original post made on May. 19, 2010
Last comment by Cal women's crew fan, on May 19, 2010 at 11:05 am | 1 comment | 2315 Views
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Best Of Palo Alto ballot is here

It's time to decide what local business is worthy of the title "Best Of Palo Alto" — and you get to decide! Cast your ballot online. Voting ends May 29th. Stay tuned for the results in the July 21st issue of the Palo Alto Weekly.

VOTE HERE