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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 Mom, 7 minutes ago | 2 comments | 517 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

College Panel at PALY yesterday

PALY hosted a college panel yesterday - very informative. The message that came across loud and clear from the panelists...

Original post made by WOW .. on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by Parent, 1 hour ago | 13 comments | 540 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Failure to communicate

The city's voicemail box for questions is full and unable to take additional messages. Emailed questions go unanswered. A...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by Robert Smith, 1 hour ago | 11 comments | 1736 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ravenswood School District superintendent tackles growing housing crisis

Ravenswood School District's top official says the lack of affordable housing has led more than 1,000 of the district's students...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2017
Last comment by member , 1 hour ago | 7 comments | 5867 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Planning Commission, public to discuss Stanford's major Menlo Park development

Stanford's revised plans to build 459,000 square feet of mixed-use development in Menlo Park will face a round of civic...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2017
Last comment by Online Name, 1 hour ago | 4 comments | 1040 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Senior unassisted living: home maintenance and the compost bin

My son has just threatened to write my unflattering obit--Death by Compost Bin--because such a disaster almost came true....

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2016
Last comment by Online Name, 1 hour ago | 24 comments | 5409 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Bike-share plan takes another turn

Palo Alto's effort to roll out a bike-share program for the community is set to take another turn Monday night, when the...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2017
Last comment by Online Name, 2 hours ago | 65 comments | 7826 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Community Notebook: School district hosts 'Immigrants and Allies' forum

A panel of speakers who work in education, law, psychology and other fields will speak about issues impacting local immigrant...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2017
Last comment by Boris, 2 hours ago | 18 comments | 1836 Views

AROUND TOWN

Community Notebook: Feminist walk Sunday in Palo Alto

Local female leaders from an array of fields, from education and activism to public service, will speak at a rally on Sunday,...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2017
Last comment by the real donald trump, 2 hours ago | 7 comments | 1078 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Changing course, superintendent 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 Green Acres parent, 3 hours ago | 4 comments | 1199 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 PaloAltoDoe, 6 hours ago | 12 comments | 2415 Views

RESTAURANTS

Guest opinions: Arguments for and against weighted GPAs

As the school district resumes its discussion of the practice of reporting high school students' weighted grade-point averages...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1935 Views

AROUND TOWN

Neighbors challenge plan for three homes on North California Avenue

After securing approval from City Hall last year, a proposal to demolish three homes on North California Avenue and construct...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2017
Last comment by YIMBY, 11 hours ago | 49 comments | 8310 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 musical, 16 hours ago | 10 comments | 3199 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: off to the Capitol; ruff reception

Tidbits collected by the Weekly staff on people, events and other happenings. Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/news/2017/03/26/around-town-off-to-the-capitol-ruff...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2017
Last comment by resident, 18 hours ago | 5 comments | 1089 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Safer streets - what's been done, what's possible

As traffic increases, dangers multiply. The question we really should be asking is: "How can the city help the community...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by Hurting, 20 hours ago | 52 comments | 3471 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Two-alarm fire reported at Moldaw Residences

Palo Alto firefighters responded to smoke pouring out of a janitor's closet at the Moldaw Residences on Charleston Road in...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2017
Last comment by Showboating, 22 hours ago | 3 comments | 3573 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 musical, 22 hours ago | 8 comments | 269 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 Paul Fink, 22 hours ago | 12 comments | 6388 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Crime in Palo Alto takes a dip, but assaults, burglaries and arson rise in 2016

Palo Altans called police far fewer times in 2016 than in any of the past seven years -- 10 percent less often than in 2015...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by Anonymous , on Mar 26, 2017 at 1:07 pm | 7 comments | 1598 Views
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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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