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Paly school board rep: 'The sorrows of young Palo Altans'

My stress began in elementary school, where students were segregated into separate class meetings as "early" and "late" readers,...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2015
Last comment by Been There, 11 minutes ago | 486 comments | 322032 Views


High demands for new California Avenue garage

The Palo Alto City Council will tackle one of California Avenue's most frustrating problems on Monday night, when it considers...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2017
Last comment by Online Name, 44 minutes ago | 17 comments | 939 Views


Auto burglary spree strikes Palo Alto

A string of smash-and-grab car burglaries occurred on Tuesday, March 28, the darkest night of the month, according to a Palo...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2017
Last comment by Resident, 58 minutes ago | 12 comments | 1402 Views


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 Encourage Play & Creativity., 1 hour ago | 11 comments | 1878 Views


Project Safety Net announces new structure

After several years of leadership turnover and uncertainty about its sustainability, Project Safety Net, the Palo Alto youth...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2017
Last comment by Advocate, 1 hour ago | 3 comments | 868 Views


Alleged cockfighting operation in East Palo Alto

Nearly 60 chickens were removed from an East Palo Alto property on March 23 after city police and Peninsula Humane Society...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2017
Last comment by Low culture, 1 hour ago | 10 comments | 1293 Views


Absentee ballots 'smudge' snafu needs erasers

Hundreds of thousands of Santa Clara County mail-in ballots must have an ink smudge hand erased before they can be counted,...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2010
Last comment by CurtisMr, 2 hours ago | 9 comments | 3042 Views


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 Retired Teacher, 2 hours ago | 21 comments | 3455 Views


Community Notebook: 'Understanding Islam' speaker series starts in April

Santa Clara County Joe Simitian is looking to increase the public's knowledge of Islam and Muslims through a speaker series...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2017
Last comment by Jocelyn Dong, 3 hours ago | 9 comments | 1887 Views


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 musical, 14 hours ago | 3 comments | 1241 Views


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 Bryan Wilson, 14 hours ago | 14 comments | 6889 Views


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 big red , 16 hours ago | 13 comments | 2679 Views


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 Resident, 16 hours ago | 13 comments | 2783 Views


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 Curmudgeon, 17 hours ago | 43 comments | 4209 Views


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 Not Bowers, 18 hours ago | 3 comments | 239 Views


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 Marc Vincenti, 18 hours ago | 19 comments | 3889 Views


Menlo School's Bowen earns CIF Model Coach Award

Menlo School boys water polo coach Jack Bowen is one of 13 coaches around the state to be honored with a CIF Model Coach...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2017
There are no comments yet. 690 Views


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 Proven methods, 20 hours ago | 3 comments | 1196 Views


Former Paly coach Clem Wiser was a winner in every sense

Clem Wiser will be best remembered as a champion of education, a championship coach, a championship facilitator and a championship...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2017
Last comment by TOM CRANE, 20 hours ago | 10 comments | 3052 Views


$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, on Mar 29, 2017 at 1:07 pm | 1 comment | 1633 Views
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Coupon for Yourself and Your Partner
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 7,812 views

Housing Impact Fees and the Economy
By Steve Levy | 8 comments | 3,972 views

California Restaurant Association tests out public-awareness campaign in Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 9 comments | 2,539 views

Driverless self-driving car testbed issues
By Douglas Moran | 4 comments | 1,289 views

Luck despite bad luck
By Sally Torbey | 2 comments | 416 views


Short story writers wanted!

The 31st Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 13, 2017. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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