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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 More Truthiness, 15 minutes ago | 8 comments | 3071 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What can be done to address the shortage of affording housing?

When demand exceeds supply, prices increase. To reduce the price of any commodity, including housing, you increase the supply....

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by Gale Johnson, 18 minutes ago | 67 comments | 3047 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board eyes more conservative budget projections

Palo Alto school board members supported a much more conservative budget outlook for the next five years during a discussion...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2016
Last comment by BadManagement, 48 minutes ago | 24 comments | 2669 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Highway of change

Treasure Island Stamps and Coins doesn't look like a typical Palo Alto "destination." Crowds don't gather outside its doors...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by musical, 2 hours ago | 18 comments | 5464 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Tweaks to rooftop-solar program irk industry execs

It's been a banner year for solar energy in Palo Alto, with the city signing new long-term contracts for its supply of solar-powered...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by Me, 3 hours ago | 2 comments | 1125 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford sex assault case judge accused of leniency toward another athlete, East Bay Times

Given the actions of Judge Persky in the case of Ikaika Gunderson, how can anyone reasonably argue that Persky does not have...

Original post made by Not A Stanford Alum on Aug. 27, 2016
There are no comments yet. 29 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Unhealthy racket: Support city efforts to quiet our skies

In a series of open meetings throughout spring and summer, the Select Committee on South Bay Arrivals met with Federal Aviation...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by Ed Zell, 3 hours ago | 5 comments | 907 Views

AROUND TOWN

Equestrians lose horse pasture at Stanford

Leland Stanford loved horses. They have been a part of the Stanford landscape dating from 1876, when he purchased his first...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by Chris Romano, 3 hours ago | 3 comments | 397 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

High price to pay

Teachers, techies, corporate attorneys and advocates for seniors don't always speak with the same voice, but when Palo Alto...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by Mary, 3 hours ago | 110 comments | 12502 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plan for new dog parks wins support

An ambitious plan to create new dog parks throughout Palo Alto picked up fresh momentum this week, when the city's Parks...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by parent, 4 hours ago | 9 comments | 1620 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Study of texting aims to improve crisis counseling

What a counselor says — or doesn't say — during a crisis counseling session can make a big difference in whether...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by Sarah1000, 4 hours ago | 2 comments | 101 Views

AROUND TOWN

New partner proposed for Palo Alto animal shelter

Palo Alto's cramped but popular animal shelter would be preserved, renovated and turned into a "no kill" zone under a proposed...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by Cur Mudgeon, 5 hours ago | 6 comments | 1570 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Festival of the Arts returns to downtown Palo Alto

Tens of thousands of art enthusiasts and revelers are expected to turn out for the 35th annual Palo Alto Festival of the...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2016
Last comment by parent, 5 hours ago | 4 comments | 4014 Views

BOOKS

Vlasta Diamant reads from her memoir "Socialism v. Santa" at Avenidas, 9.15.,3-4pm

It's a journey to a postwar, socialist Yugoslavia, people, events, humor – unique, its humanness – universal! Also a...

Original post made by Vlasta Diamant on Aug. 27, 2016
There are no comments yet. 23 Views

AROUND TOWN

Architectural Review

Without inciting a flurry of posts that are strictly opinion, I wish to ask if anyone can shed light on two things: 1) what...

Original post made by Annette on Aug. 25, 2016
Last comment by be positive, 10 hours ago | 7 comments | 498 Views

AROUND TOWN

Real Estate Matters: Palo Alto homes staying on market longer

There have been two noticeable trends in the Palo Alto property market this year so far. First, properties have stayed on...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2016
Last comment by Get Smart, 20 hours ago | 25 comments | 1844 Views

AROUND TOWN

Brock Turner judge to no longer hear criminal cases

Three months after Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky's controversial sentencing of former Stanford University student...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by savy move, 21 hours ago | 9 comments | 3458 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plan for megahome raises neighbors' concerns

Neighbors in Palo Alto's Embarcadero Oaks are protesting a proposal to build an 11-bedroom, 14-bath residence with a one-car...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by pares, on Aug 26, 2016 at 5:29 pm | 61 comments | 13850 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto students show improvement in state test, but achievement gap persists

New results from the state’s standardized Smarter Balanced Assessment, released on Wednesday, show that most Palo Alto...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 26, 2016 at 2:37 pm | 15 comments | 2441 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest Opinion: 'Giftedness' overlooked in social-emotional education discussions

"Sharon, you're smart, you're nice, and you're good at sports. You're going to have a great life," a friend told me during...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by Rheinlander, on Aug 26, 2016 at 1:34 pm | 39 comments | 8241 Views
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