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PALO ALTO ISSUES

California Avenue trees get the axe

The planned removal of 50 mature street trees lining the California Avenue business district has some residents, shoppers...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2009
Last comment by Lauren, on Mar 23, 2010 at 12:45 am | 150 comments | 11557 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School needs more limits on courseload

We read with sadness the email sent reporting the death by suicide of yet another student at Gunn. As parents of two current...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by Parent, on Mar 19, 2015 at 10:26 pm | 98 comments | 11549 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bitter fruit: An inside look at street vending

The strawberry vendors stand on street corners throughout Palo Alto, at busy intersections, outside shopping centers and...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2009
Last comment by Paula, on Sep 18, 2009 at 1:01 pm | 97 comments | 11543 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The online college experience

A Berkeley-bound student who earned his associate's degree entirely online is among nearly 1,000 students who will graduate...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2014
Last comment by just depends, on Jun 30, 2014 at 3:13 pm | 23 comments | 11538 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'Sex Tape'

There's a sequence early on in "Sex Tape" during which the married couple played by Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel try repeatedly...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, on Jul 18, 2014 at 10:20 am | 1 comment | 11536 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Letters to the editor

A shot at the wrong target Read the letters to the editor here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2013/10/25/letters-to-the-editor...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2013
Last comment by Parent, on Oct 27, 2013 at 8:57 am | 5 comments | 11535 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bullying in school

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Original post made by Parent At Middle School on Feb. 20, 2008
Last comment by parent, on Mar 18, 2008 at 4:55 pm | 130 comments | 11534 Views

AROUND TOWN

Obama to visit Stanford for Global Entrepreneurship Summit

President Barack Obama will be at Stanford University on Friday morning, June 24, to deliver a speech during the Global Entrepreneurship...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2016
Last comment by Chris, on Jun 24, 2016 at 11:10 am | 12 comments | 11529 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Mitchell Park Library contractor fires back at the city

Flintco Pacific, the contractor blamed by Palo Alto officials for the long delayed and error-plagued construction of the...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2014
Last comment by The Shadow knows...., on Jul 16, 2014 at 12:42 pm | 49 comments | 11525 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: A breathtaking proposal

The largest and boldest commercial development proposal in the history of Palo Alto, located at one of the worst traffic...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2012
Last comment by Traffic blocking emergency care, on Oct 6, 2012 at 3:48 pm | 42 comments | 11511 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New report boosts effort to close Buena Vista Mobile Park

The proposed closure of Palo Alto's only mobile-home park took a big leap toward reality Thursday when the city accepted...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2014
Last comment by mom of teenagers, on Mar 1, 2014 at 4:42 pm | 111 comments | 11511 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

'Satellite parking' program trudges forward in Palo Alto

A proposal in Palo Alto to create a new parking area near the Baylands and shuttle commuters downtown edged ahead Monday...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2014
Last comment by southbayresident, on Aug 15, 2014 at 3:06 am | 53 comments | 11510 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Palo Alto's long debate on library branches is history -- let's move ahead

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Original post made on Jan. 11, 2008
Last comment by 2manybranches, on Jan 23, 2008 at 9:12 am | 159 comments | 11501 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Mug shots and mental illness

How does one's beloved child become a mug shot in the local newspaper? This is our somewhat abbreviated story about the ravages...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2014
Last comment by Jean, on Oct 14, 2014 at 2:31 pm | 46 comments | 11489 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Having problems with pre-regisration for 1st grade?

Is anyone else having this problem? Last year, with my kindergarten students, no problem. But this year, I have been informed...

Original post made by Chen Kai Wen on Apr. 27, 2011
Last comment by Gunn parent, on Apr 29, 2011 at 7:19 pm | 22 comments | 11488 Views

AROUND TOWN

UPDATE: Hillary Clinton to visit Bay Area for private fundraiser

UPDATE: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will be in Redwood City on Wednesday, Aug. 24, for a private fundraising...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2016
Last comment by Stretch, on Aug 25, 2016 at 8:48 am | 29 comments | 11487 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Protesters block traffic on San Mateo bridge

More than 100 Stanford University students and community members stormed the San Mateo-Hayward bridge in a "Reclaim MLK"...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2015
Last comment by Keep-The-Roads-And-Bridges-Open, on Jan 21, 2015 at 4:21 pm | 34 comments | 11483 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Judge sides with family in Palo Alto special education case

A federal judge has sided with a Palo Alto family in an interim ruling that orders the Palo Alto Unified School District...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2014
Last comment by village fool, on Sep 15, 2014 at 11:01 pm | 114 comments | 11475 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto officials protest rapid-bus plan

A proposal by the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) to establish dedicated bus lanes and remove more than...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Pam, on Apr 23, 2015 at 5:57 pm | 30 comments | 11474 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Federal judge rules Prop. 8 unconstitutional

A federal judge in San Francisco today overturned Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage. U.S. District Judge...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2010
Last comment by Equality north, on May 24, 2012 at 10:43 am | 232 comments | 11472 Views
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