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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Do Palo Alto's high schools give too much homework?

Many Palo Alto high school students report feeling overworked, overburdened and overstressed by unrelenting workloads and...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by Paly Parent, 8 minutes ago | 4 comments | 903 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District homework policy roll-out stalls

When people talk about homework in Palo Alto, they often wonder: What, exactly, is the district's policy on homework? Read...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by Private Parent, 10 minutes ago | 2 comments | 383 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to raise minimum wage

Citing the sky-high costs of living in Palo Alto, a group of City Council members is leading a push to adopt a local minimum-wage...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by Sabrina, 18 minutes ago | 1 comment | 360 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford University student arrested for attempted rape

A male Stanford University student was arrested early in the morning on Sunday, Jan. 18, for attempted rape, according to...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by Alphonso, 36 minutes ago | 14 comments | 5981 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 Rob Ventura, 47 minutes ago | 1000 comments | 142697 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Is retirement funding based on 'rainbows, butterflies and unicorns'?

A well-known financial analyst, talk-show host and Orange County's treasurer-tax collector recently described state retirement-funding...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2015
Last comment by vic, 58 minutes ago | 13 comments | 2608 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Beyond the anguish

As the Palo Alto community mourns and reflects on the loss of another Palo Alto teenager the third in four months we...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by Gunn Dad, 1 hour ago | 5 comments | 424 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Another plan for Maybell housing draws fire

The developer of 2.46 acres on Maybell Avenue near Arastradero Road may be up against a considerable battle with some Barron...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, 1 hour ago | 1 comment | 92 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Some schools lag in measles immunizations

Despite cases of the measles now showing up in Santa Clara County, some Palo Alto schools still have up to 12 percent of...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by why, 1 hour ago | 1 comment | 465 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Caltrain reports fatality near Mountain View station

A man was struck and killed by a Caltrain south of the Mountain View Caltrain Station Thursday afternoon. Read the full...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by resident, 2 hours ago | 2 comments | 2288 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn community deserves support, not blame

My name is Chloe Sorensen, and I'm the sophomore class president at Gunn High School. Throughout my first year and a half...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
There are no comments yet. 73 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
There are no comments yet. 93 Views

AROUND TOWN

Creating a community for Nordic startups

Nordic Innovation House started out as a Norwegian initiative in October 2011, with an office in San Francisco to help startups...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
There are no comments yet. 106 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New development on Forest Avenue to include 13 housing units

A proposal to redevelop a 0.52 acre lot in downtown Palo Alto is currently percolating, with the 13 new residential units...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2015
Last comment by Live nearby, 3 hours ago | 24 comments | 2362 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board approves increased parcel tax

The Palo Alto school board unanimously passed just after midnight on Tuesday night a $758, six-year parcel tax that will...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by musical, 6 hours ago | 47 comments | 3221 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto opts not to sue Caltrain

Palo Alto has a few qualms about Caltrain's plan to electrify the rail corridor, but after a closed-door meeting early Tuesday...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by musical, 7 hours ago | 28 comments | 3394 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Perspective from Harvard

Not sure why the district can not make a stand on the number of APs for high school students. I am sure our students are...

Original post made by Enough APs on Jan. 29, 2015
Last comment by suky, 8 hours ago | 6 comments | 259 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Downtown Palo Alto residents seek relief from train noise

Living next to downtown Palo Alto's bustling train station has many benefits, but for residents of 101 Alma St., a good night's...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2014
Last comment by Paul, 9 hours ago | 65 comments | 6854 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A message from Hayley Krolik

Hi parents, Read the full statement here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2014/11/14/a-message-from-hayley-krolik...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2014
Last comment by questions, 11 hours ago | 2 comments | 2182 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto seeks ideas for new traffic-fighting nonprofit

From Emeryville to Boston, nonprofits called "transportation management associations" have sprung up in the last few decades...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2015
Last comment by This isn't Rocket Science, 12 hours ago | 5 comments | 779 Views
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