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SCHOOLS & KIDS

District proposes new school calendar

Under a proposed calendar negotiated with the Palo Alto school district's teachers union, students and staff would have a...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2017
Last comment by Sanctimonious City, 2 minutes ago | 16 comments | 3240 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto resident celebrates 100th birthday

Delivery-room doctors in Detroit didn't expect Sidney Simon to survive when he came into the world three months early on...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by Sid's "favorite" exDIL, 12 minutes ago | 13 comments | 6783 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

With some questions, trustees generally support reporting weighted grades

School board members were generally supportive Tuesday night of a proposal to report both unweighted and weighted grade point...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2017
Last comment by Wayfarer, 25 minutes ago | 2 comments | 702 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers less satisfied than parents, principals with longer kindergarten day

While the majority of kindergarten parents and elementary school principals are satisfied with the Palo Alto school district's...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2017
Last comment by Mom, 33 minutes ago | 5 comments | 528 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Jordan Principal Leaving

We just received word that the Jordan principal was leaving at the end of the year. ...

Original post made by Parent L on Mar. 29, 2017
Last comment by Experienced Parent, 47 minutes ago | 2 comments | 104 Views

AROUND TOWN

Billing error leaves city gas customers overcharged

About 15,000 utility customers in Palo Alto received an unwelcome surprise in their February bill: an overcharge on their...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2017
Last comment by Online Name, 1 hour ago | 13 comments | 1793 Views

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TEDx Talk in Palo Alto explores 'identity'

Artists, scientists, authors and tech experts will convene at the Oshman Family JCC on Sunday, April 2, for a discussion...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2017
Last comment by Uh-Huh, 1 hour ago | 2 comments | 851 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

$5K grant to help build new produce market for seniors

A new produce market for low-income seniors will be coming to southern end of town through a $5,000 grant from the Rotary...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2017
Last comment by EPAMom, 2 hours ago | 1 comment | 890 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford's Bauer named Pac-12's top soccer scholar-athlete

Stanford's Maddie Bauer was named the Pac-12 Women's Soccer Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the 2016 season, the Conference...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2017
There are no comments yet. 747 Views

AROUND TOWN

The things I remember about Palo Alto while growing up:

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Original post made by Andrew L. Freedman on Oct. 19, 2006
Last comment by The Green Acres Kid, 3 hours ago | 1112 comments | 210657 Views

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Fire battalion chiefs get raises in Palo Alto

After more than a year of negotiations, Palo Alto has approved a new contract with with four battalion chiefs in the Fire...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2017
Last comment by Lazlo, 4 hours ago | 11 comments | 2245 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto changes course on housing fees

In an unusual move that reflected Palo Alto's shifting political dynamics, the City Council reversed on Monday night its...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2017
Last comment by Sunshine, 6 hours ago | 39 comments | 3570 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn bell schedule revised for this fall

To provide time for new social-emotional learning curriculum and to bring Gunn High School into compliance with an instructional...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2017
Last comment by Concerned Parent, 7 hours ago | 8 comments | 2055 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Changing course, supe recommends reporting both weighted, unweighted GPAs

Despite Palo Alto school district Superintendent Max McGee's personal reservations about the potential downsides of reporting...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2017
Last comment by Palo Alto, 17 hours ago | 11 comments | 2749 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto eyes emergency law to protect retail

With several long-time retail establishments recently shutting down to make way for offices in downtown Palo Alto, city officials...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2015
Last comment by Online Name, 23 hours ago | 70 comments | 7853 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Talking trash

Phil Bobel, assistant director of public works for the City of Palo Alto, admits something that most people won't. He sometimes...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2017
Last comment by Ron, 23 hours ago | 13 comments | 471 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Barron Park donkey Perry returns home

Perry the miniature donkey, who had been missing from his pasture since the death of his companion, Miner 49-er, about six...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2016
Last comment by Nayeli, on Mar 28, 2017 at 3:35 pm | 8 comments | 7592 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

How Do You Handle Neighbors with Barking Dogs?

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Original post made by Member on Aug. 17, 2006
Last comment by Golden Rule, on Mar 28, 2017 at 2:56 pm | 48 comments | 22388 Views

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Guest Opinion: Homeless man's dignity rose above malice of cafe patron

When I was a kid, poverty was as real as baseball, apple pie and the pledge of allegiance to the flag. In elementary school,...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by Cc, on Mar 28, 2017 at 1:31 pm | 14 comments | 4281 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Behind the psychological safety net

The mix of services that await students needing support for everything from stress about school or relationships to a diagnosable...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by Shashona Williamson, on Mar 28, 2017 at 1:08 pm | 11 comments | 3772 Views
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2017 guide to summer camps

Looking for something for the kids to do this summer, learn something new and have fun? The 2017 Summer Camp Guide features local camps for all ages and interests.

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