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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto superintendent to host elementary-math webinar

Palo Alto Unified Superintendent Max McGee will be hosting a live, online webinar this Wednesday evening to discuss a proposal...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2016
Last comment by Resident, 1 minute ago | 10 comments | 1312 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

'All-gender' single-use restroom bill goes to governor

California businesses and state government buildings may be required to make single-occupancy restrooms available to all...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2016
Last comment by Resident, 4 minutes ago | 2 comments | 170 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

State Supreme Court upholds California teacher tenure law

The California Supreme Court on Monday upheld the state's laws on public-school teacher tenure after a lower court found...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2016
Last comment by Resident, 8 minutes ago | 7 comments | 1279 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto embraces new vision for public art

In an effort to encourage more streetscape whimsy and greatly expand the city's eclectic collection of murals and sculptures,...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2016
Last comment by Bette, 12 minutes ago | 14 comments | 3915 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City looks to change, cement retail-protection law

Retail in Palo Alto is easier to appreciate than to preserve, particularly at a time when soaring rents drive shops out of...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2016
Last comment by Resident, 16 minutes ago | 10 comments | 1757 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Peter deCourcy Hero, who transformed Silicon Valley philanthropy, has died

The man who was instrumental in helping tech tycoons channel their millions to charitable giving, Peter deCourcy Hero, has...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2016
Last comment by Dave Peery, 38 minutes ago | 2 comments | 1991 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

High price to pay

Teachers, techies, corporate attorneys and advocates for seniors don't always speak with the same voice, but when Palo Alto...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by Gale Johnson, 1 hour ago | 96 comments | 11047 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plan for megahome raises neighbors' concerns

Neighbors in Palo Alto's Embarcadero Oaks are protesting a proposal to build an 11-bedroom, 14-bath residence with a one-car...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by CC&Rs, 1 hour ago | 51 comments | 12703 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest Opinion: 'Giftedness' overlooked in social-emotional education discussions

"Sharon, you're smart, you're nice, and you're good at sports. You're going to have a great life," a friend told me during...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by Giftedness and PAUSD, 1 hour ago | 34 comments | 5989 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board to continue budget-management discussion

Palo Alto Unified School District administrators' salaries are competitive and in many cases above what surrounding districts...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2016
Last comment by Economic Justice, 1 hour ago | 7 comments | 807 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Tell Us Your Kid's Class Sizes!

With all this debate about class sizes, let's share some actual data! Ask you kids how big their classes are, and post it...

Original post made by Parent of 3 on Aug. 16, 2016
Last comment by dux75172, 2 hours ago | 39 comments | 2190 Views

MOVIES

Stanford athletes account for school record 27 medals

Stanford's contingent of 39 athletes wrapped up action at the 2016 Summer Olympics, putting the finishing touches on the...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2016
Last comment by Julie armitano, 2 hours ago | 1 comment | 868 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford goes dry

News reports are saying the Stanford is banning liquor at all campus parties. Does that mean that hundreds of drunk Stanford...

Original post made by resident on Aug. 23, 2016
Last comment by NoMoPa, 2 hours ago | 6 comments | 84 Views

AROUND TOWN

Residents 'chill' with ice cream social

The real scoop on local politics and social events in Midtown will come in several flavors when Palo Alto City Council and...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by PA Neighborhood Coordinator, 5 hours ago | 3 comments | 2858 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Two Palo Altans vie for county school-board seat

Palo Alto residents Grace Mah and Sheena Chin are running for Mah's seat on the Santa Clara County Board of Education this...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2016
Last comment by iCare, 5 hours ago | 7 comments | 2135 Views

SPORTS

Gunn grad Fisher wraps up versatile college career

==BI Of local note== Gunn High grad Graham Fisher ('12) finished out his NCAA Division III career as perhaps the most versatile...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2016
Last comment by john edwards, 12 hours ago | 1 comment | 1127 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Why Can't I Return Prescription Medication or a Refund?

This is a serious question intended to look at the legalities and benefits of allowing patients to return prescription drugs...

Original post made by Sense on Aug. 15, 2016
Last comment by Sense, 12 hours ago | 13 comments | 272 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: Perfume house, kids' Lululemon at Stanford

New retail openings at the Stanford Shopping Center include a 146-year-old British perfume company and, this fall, a kids'...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2016
Last comment by Shopper, 16 hours ago | 5 comments | 2635 Views

SPORTS

Sacred Heart Prep looks to repeat winning football formula

It's been an incredible run for the Sacred Heart Prep football program the last four years. The Gators have won four consecutive...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2016
Last comment by don't be a hater, 16 hours ago | 5 comments | 889 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

How were you able to become a Palo Alto homeowner

I thought it would be helpful to start a thread where Palo Alto homeowners explained how they got here. There seems to be...

Original post made by PAresident on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by tt, 17 hours ago | 27 comments | 824 Views
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