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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, 5 minutes ago | 1 comment | 261 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 roundabouts, 14 minutes ago | 4 comments | 273 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, 41 minutes ago | 2 comments | 2106 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 Paly family, 45 minutes ago | 1 comment | 236 Views

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 Anonymous, 52 minutes ago | 2 comments | 450 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
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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. 60 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
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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
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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, 2 hours ago | 24 comments | 2332 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, 5 hours ago | 47 comments | 3176 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, 5 hours ago | 28 comments | 3383 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, 7 hours ago | 6 comments | 252 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, 8 hours ago | 65 comments | 6848 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, 10 hours ago | 2 comments | 2175 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, 10 hours ago | 5 comments | 727 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Survey: We love our neighborhoods but are miffed by development

Palo Altans generally feel rosy about their hometown, but attitudes tend to sour when the conversation shifts to housing,...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2015
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, 12 hours ago | 29 comments | 2745 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palantir co-founder accused of sexual assault

Joe Lonsdale, the co-founder of Palantir and a partner at the venture capital firm Formation 8, has been accused of sexual...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2015
Last comment by worth noting, 12 hours ago | 9 comments | 4113 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Students to board: 'It's not Gunn's fault'

Scores of Gunn High School students flooded the district's usually sparsely filled board room on Tuesday night to speak out...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by Ksenia, 13 hours ago | 34 comments | 20948 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Two men wanted after armed robbery at Fry's

Palo Alto police are looking for two men who they say committed armed robbery at Fry's Electronics on Wednesday afternoon...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2015
Last comment by Walter, 13 hours ago | 9 comments | 3387 Views
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