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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 Enough APs, 7 minutes ago | 7 comments | 268 Views

RESTAURANTS

Off the Grid bringing food trucks to Palo Alto

Bay Area food-truck market operator Off the Grid is setting up shop in Palo Alto this month, helping to fill a mobile-eats...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by Foodie, 12 minutes ago | 2 comments | 278 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Santa Clara County supervisors vote to support Buena Vista Mobile Home Park

In a strong show of support for residents of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors unanimously...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by Richard Nixon, 12 minutes ago | 27 comments | 2967 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 Parent, 14 minutes ago | 27 comments | 1354 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 Gunn Father , 33 minutes ago | 35 comments | 2932 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Offended by use of the term "Tiger Parent"

It's becoming commonplace to see the term "tiger parent" used in these forums, particularly in the threads related to excessive...

Original post made by Just another Palo Parent on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by parent2, 41 minutes ago | 4 comments | 115 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 Memories , 44 minutes ago | 27 comments | 1363 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Rev. Jesse Jackson to East Palo Alto: Fight gentrification

East Palo Alto residents must fight to keep their city, and the Rev. Jesse Jackson encouraged them to organize. Otherwise,...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by Born&Raised, 46 minutes ago | 16 comments | 3139 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto's transportation chief resigns

Jaime Rodriguez, Palo Alto's chief transportation officer and the architect of the city's aggressive plan to build a wide...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by Deep Throat, 59 minutes ago | 54 comments | 4388 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 curmudgeon, 2 hours ago | 6 comments | 981 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford swimmer denies alleged rape in police report

Stanford University student Brock Turner, who was charged this week with five sexual-assault charges for a Jan. 18 on-campus...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by RR, 2 hours ago | 6 comments | 1971 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 curmudgeon, 2 hours ago | 33 comments | 3076 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 Gus L., 3 hours ago | 50 comments | 3381 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Missing Puggle

Our sweet puggle, Brisket, got out of our house last night in downtown PA around 8 pm. He's SUPER sweet and would probably...

Original post made by stephstout on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by Memories , 3 hours ago | 3 comments | 42 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 Parent, 3 hours ago | 7 comments | 739 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 concerned parent, 3 hours ago | 4 comments | 179 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man killed by Caltrain Friday is identified

A man who died after being struck by a Caltrain on Friday morning has been identified by the Santa Clara County medical examiner's...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2008
Last comment by Dakota, 4 hours ago | 12 comments | 2098 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 Carol Gilbert, 4 hours ago | 7 comments | 904 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 Mark Weiss, 5 hours ago | 35 comments | 21536 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 radar, 5 hours ago | 1001 comments | 142742 Views
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