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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Early education, math key to closing achievement gap

With a sense of optimism around new leadership and a systematic plan for change after years of piecemeal efforts to reduce...

Original post made on May. 27, 2015
Last comment by Parent, 0 hours ago | 13 comments | 1101 Views

AROUND TOWN

Metropolitan Transportation Commission approves expansion of bike share program

A tenfold expansion of the Bay Area Bike Share program was unanimously approved Wednesday morning by the Metropolitan Transportation...

Original post made on May. 27, 2015
Last comment by Slow Down, 3 minutes ago | 3 comments | 352 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Buena Vista closure approved

In a decision that may signal the end of the road for Palo Alto's only mobile-home park, city officials on Tuesday affirmed...

Original post made on May. 26, 2015
Last comment by Marrol, 14 minutes ago | 33 comments | 3796 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New bell schedule approved for Gunn

Gunn High School will officially shift to a 75-minute rotating block schedule in the next school year after receiving the...

Original post made on May. 27, 2015
Last comment by Paly Alum, 22 minutes ago | 13 comments | 745 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Can Palo Alto close its achievement gap?

Recommendations for how to help low-income and minority students excel in Palo Alto schools will be reviewed by the Board...

Original post made on May. 26, 2015
Last comment by Slow Down, 26 minutes ago | 48 comments | 2784 Views

AROUND TOWN

Teachers agree to use online homework system

Palo Alto Unified School District's secondary school teachers would be required next school year to use online school management...

Original post made on May. 26, 2015
Last comment by Bob, 1 hour ago | 33 comments | 3639 Views

SPORTS

SHP reaches its first CCS baseball title game since 1989

The last time Sacred Heart Prep played in a Central Coast Section baseball championship game, none of the current players...

Original post made on May. 27, 2015
Last comment by Tim Goode, 1 hour ago | 1 comment | 343 Views

AROUND TOWN

Downtown post office considers move to Alma

Citing critical loss of revenue, the U.S. Postal Service is considering moving its downtown branch to Alma Street at the...

Original post made on May. 21, 2015
Last comment by Kazu, 1 hour ago | 22 comments | 4001 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City celebrates revamped California Avenue

The brand new fountain sculpture wasn't the only thing making a splash Thursday on California Avenue, where a crowd of merchants,...

Original post made on May. 7, 2015
Last comment by TimH, 2 hours ago | 53 comments | 4552 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to rethink animal services

With Palo Alto's animal services limping toward an uncertain future, a City Council committee on Tuesday agreed to spend...

Original post made on May. 27, 2015
Last comment by New Idea, 2 hours ago | 7 comments | 778 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Simitian: 'Significant' need for inpatient psych beds for teens

Calling the lack of hospital beds for youth in mental health crises "a real and significant need," Santa Clara County Supervisor...

Original post made on May. 25, 2015
Last comment by parent in the community, 4 hours ago | 12 comments | 2190 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Buena Vista closure heads toward final chapter

With the City Council just days away from making a decision on the closure of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park, supporters of...

Original post made on May. 22, 2015
Last comment by Craig Laughton, 4 hours ago | 59 comments | 5655 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Schools: Walking the Talk

Our kids learn from what we do, not what we say. In what ways should our schools and district walk the talk? In what ways...

Original post made by PAUSD Parent on May. 27, 2015
Last comment by Introspective, 4 hours ago | 2 comments | 105 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Residents hope to drown out airplane noise with complaints

When Amy Christel moved from Barron Park to her new Midtown Palo Alto home last summer, she welcomed the time she could spend...

Original post made on May. 24, 2015
Last comment by Bru, 4 hours ago | 115 comments | 6010 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

There's simply not much on the market

Would-be home buyers can count on frustration this spring as they confront the reality of today's market: Inventory of homes...

Original post made on May. 24, 2015
Last comment by question, 4 hours ago | 14 comments | 1044 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Why so few hospital beds for teens?

The absence of adolescent inpatient psychiatric beds in Santa Clara County — described by one Palo Alto child and adolescent...

Original post made on May. 22, 2015
Last comment by Thank you, 18 hours ago | 13 comments | 3459 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: Parking problems brew at Philz Coffee

Parking is getting tight in Midtown, and the opening of a new cafe may make matters worse. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2015/05/25/shop-talk-parking-...

Original post made on May. 25, 2015
Last comment by Jean G, 21 hours ago | 20 comments | 3880 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto moves ahead with 'urgency' law to protect retail

With Palo Alto's shopping centers thriving, its sales-tax revenues rising and its downtown vacancies virtually nonexistent,...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2015
Last comment by Unconstitutional Nonsense, on May 26, 2015 at 7:23 am | 51 comments | 5517 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Preventive Medicine for Stroke (or Anything Else)?

Where do you go to get a true preventive and science-based approach for stroke prevention for life? Is there a website so...

Original post made by middle-aged palo altan on May. 22, 2015
Last comment by middle aged palo altan, on May 26, 2015 at 12:26 am | 11 comments | 316 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

PUBLIC AGENDA: Buena Vista appeal, teachers union contract, Comprehensive Plan summit

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of May 25. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2015/05/22/public-agenda-buena-vista-appeal-gunn-bell...

Original post made on May. 25, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on May 25, 2015 at 11:05 pm | 1 comment | 1265 Views
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