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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Surf Air at Palo Alto Airport - clarification?

I saw a Surf Air plane land at Palo Alto Airport about 2:20PM today (Saturday). I was hiking nearby on a Baylands Path. It...

Original post made by anonymous on Feb. 18, 2017
Last comment by musical, on Feb 21, 2017 at 6:07 pm | 4 comments | 280 Views

AROUND TOWN

Developer makes a stand on Edgewood fines

Lawyers for Edgewood Shopping Center developer Sand Hill Property Company and the City of Palo Alto went head to head on...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2017
Last comment by Steve Dabrowski, on Feb 21, 2017 at 5:18 pm | 34 comments | 7485 Views

AROUND TOWN

JLS Intersection Traffic nightmare - HELP !! - Re-time signals to provide protected left turn at East Meadow & Waverly.

The traffic signal here can be changed (school hours) to accommodate cars, bikers and pedestrians. Currently the traffic...

Original post made by Priya on Feb. 21, 2017
There are no comments yet. 690 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents urge deeper push to improve special ed

It was supposed to be the "golden ticket" for the Palo Alto Unified School District's special-education program: an in-depth,...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2016
Last comment by More Cuts, on Feb 21, 2017 at 12:39 pm | 26 comments | 6822 Views

BOOKS

VIDEO: Harvard report on special education

Palo Alto school district Superintendent Max McGee and Board of Education Trustee Ken Dauber join education reporter Elena...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2017
There are no comments yet. 2041 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Collins, DiBrienza for school board

Holding our local elected officials accountable for their performance in office is not something we do very well in Palo...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2016
Last comment by jkl, on Feb 21, 2017 at 10:43 am | 52 comments | 10908 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Mountain View Planned Parenthood searching for new home

The Planned Parenthood Mountain View Health Center soon could be losing its home at the corner of San Antonio Road and California...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2017
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Feb 20, 2017 at 10:16 pm | 8 comments | 2415 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Report: More people leaving Valley than coming in

The 2017 Silicon Valley Index shows that the area's economy, despite a slight slowdown from 2015, continues to chug along...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Feb 20, 2017 at 4:02 pm | 61 comments | 22719 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

County urges Supreme Court to rule on certain protections for detained immigrants

Twenty U.S. cities and counties led by Santa Clara County have urged the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that immigrants held...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Feb 20, 2017 at 3:55 pm | 4 comments | 1761 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Restaurant workers take part in 'Day Without Immigrants' protest

Customers around Palo Alto may notice fewer employees and longer wait times at restaurants where workers observed a national...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Feb 19, 2017 at 8:25 pm | 13 comments | 3081 Views

SPORTS

Encouraging words about teamwork that rang true

The honorable U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) remembers, with great admiration, his high school basketball coach at Palo...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2017
Last comment by Brian, on Feb 19, 2017 at 4:17 pm | 1 comment | 960 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

The free speech revolutionary

Annie Folger, longtime Midpeninsula Community Media Center executive director, who retired Jan. 31, reflects on her nearly...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2017
Last comment by EPAMom, on Feb 18, 2017 at 5:48 pm | 1 comment | 2807 Views

SPORTS

A confidence booster par excellence

Nearly 50 years ago this week, my Paly High basketball team won an unforgettably taut South Peninsula Athletic League title...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2017
Last comment by Rebecca, on Feb 18, 2017 at 1:17 pm | 1 comment | 450 Views

AROUND TOWN

School board to consider repeal of resolution criticizing federal agency

The Palo Alto school board will consider rescinding Tuesday night a resolution adopted in 2014 criticizing the U.S. Department...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2017
Last comment by Silver Linings, on Feb 18, 2017 at 11:46 am | 8 comments | 2550 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PAUSD 2017-2018 Calendar?

Any idea when the new PAUSD Calendar for next year will come out?...

Original post made by Mom on Feb. 17, 2017
There are no comments yet. 489 Views

AROUND TOWN

A quick fix for your bathroom

Even if you can't afford the time and expense of a complete bathroom renovation, you can still make dramatic changes without...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2017
There are no comments yet. 2097 Views

AROUND TOWN

Why are campers on El Camino in front of Stanford?

I thought vehicle dwelling was outlawed. Why should our international visitors be welcomed by such a sight?...

Original post made by ? on Feb. 15, 2017
Last comment by long-term, on Feb 17, 2017 at 7:42 pm | 23 comments | 837 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Two arrested for 7-Eleven robbery that left clerk with bloody nose

Two men who got into an argument with 7-Eleven clerks over the price of a few snacks and an eaten doughnut were arrested...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2017
Last comment by Hulkamania, on Feb 17, 2017 at 6:45 pm | 1 comment | 2116 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Schools and RSAC schedule "Office Hours" to talk about renaming

There is a perception among many in the community that a decision has already been made regarding the renaming of Jordan...

Original post made by Jerry Underdal on Feb. 17, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 17, 2017 at 6:15 pm | 2 comments | 192 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Finding the 'spark' in public education

A Palo Alto High School English teacher visited 100 classrooms to find positive stories in public education documented in...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2017
Last comment by Marc Vincenti (Save the 2,008), on Feb 17, 2017 at 1:55 pm | 1 comment | 4459 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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