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SPORTS

Palo Alto wins softball showdown with Castilleja

The stage was set for Castilleja senior softball pitcher Sammy Albanese to make history. All she needed to do was throw a...

Original post made on May. 4, 2010
Last comment by Amy, on May 4, 2010 at 11:09 am | 1 comment | 1717 Views

AROUND TOWN

Philanthropist Carolyn Reller dies at 68

Carolyn Reller, a philanthropist and active member of the Palo Alto community, died May 3 after struggling for several years...

Original post made on May. 5, 2010
Last comment by Debbie Ford-Scriba, on May 5, 2010 at 10:30 am | 1 comment | 1800 Views

SPORTS

Former Stanford basketball standout joins Azzi at USF

Former Stanford women's basketball standout Katy Steding joined former teammate Jennifer Azzi as an assistant coach at USF...

Original post made on May. 6, 2010
Last comment by John Sylvester, on May 6, 2010 at 11:12 am | 1 comment | 1622 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

GontoKorea 2

As all my fans out there know, My son and I will be visiting Korea, I for the second time, to commemorate the war that started...

Original post made by Walter_E_Wallis on May. 7, 2010
Last comment by Good Trip!!, on May 7, 2010 at 5:59 am | 1 comment | 1620 Views

SPORTS

Gunn girls have hurdles to overcome in league track finals

At least two events will have a new champion when the SCVAL De Anza Division Track and Field Championships are held Thursday...

Original post made on May. 7, 2010
Last comment by Copter, on May 7, 2010 at 12:15 pm | 1 comment | 1767 Views

AROUND TOWN

EPA chief out of running for New Orleans job

East Palo Alto Police Chief Ron Davis has been passed over for the New Orleans police superintendent position but remains...

Original post made on May. 8, 2010
Last comment by solve the crime, on May 8, 2010 at 12:38 pm | 1 comment | 1557 Views

SPORTS

Track and field trio turns in top marks at league championships

The remainder of the high school track and field season will be very interesting indeed for at least three local athletes...

Original post made on May. 9, 2010
Last comment by Evan Smith, on May 9, 2010 at 12:05 pm | 1 comment | 1738 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Vote for Jeff Rosen for district attorney

Santa Clara County District Attorney Dolores Carr has had nearly 3 1/2 years to prove she can effectively manage the sixth...

Original post made on May. 11, 2010
Last comment by dan, on May 11, 2010 at 6:45 pm | 1 comment | 1551 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Atherton's probe of building department widens

Staff in Atherton's building department failed to charge at least $100,000 in fees due the town for building projects, a...

Original post made on May. 11, 2010
Last comment by Betty Lui, on May 11, 2010 at 8:11 pm | 1 comment | 1596 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto backs Gilroy against water district

Palo Alto and Gilroy don't seem like natural bedfellows, but the two cities are now united in opposition against a redistricting...

Original post made on May. 12, 2010
Last comment by Gus, on May 12, 2010 at 10:06 am | 1 comment | 1443 Views

AROUND TOWN

Water board may scrap redistricting plan

After a flurry of opposition and a threatened lawsuit from the City of Gilroy, the Santa Clara Valley Water District agreed...

Original post made on May. 12, 2010
Last comment by waterboard?, on May 12, 2010 at 12:55 pm | 1 comment | 1519 Views

AROUND TOWN

An oasis in the neighborhood

Downtown North resident Katie Ritchey this week walked through the well-appointed ground floor of her new nonprofit for women,...

Original post made on May. 12, 2010
Last comment by Karen, on May 12, 2010 at 1:17 pm | 1 comment | 1581 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What makes a good coach good?

What makes a good coach good? It's all about teaching and motivating, which require clear and direct communication, empathy...

Original post made on May. 14, 2010
Last comment by Tyler Hanley, on May 14, 2010 at 8:53 am | 1 comment | 2185 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The psychology and effects of bad coaching

A coach's ability to manage anger and frustration is the key to avoiding abusive coaching, along with redefining a longstanding...

Original post made on May. 14, 2010
Last comment by Tyler Hanley, on May 14, 2010 at 8:54 am | 1 comment | 3962 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Sports and coaches at Gunn and Palo Alto high schools

Palo Alto and Gunn high schools offer a wide variety of sports, run by various types of coaches. Read the full story here...

Original post made on May. 14, 2010
Last comment by Tyler Hanley, on May 14, 2010 at 8:58 am | 1 comment | 1800 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Club sports add challenges to school athletics

The emergence of "club sports" in the past 20 years has created a pool of experienced coaches in high school athletics --...

Original post made on May. 14, 2010
Last comment by Tyler Hanley, on May 14, 2010 at 9:01 am | 1 comment | 2252 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The job of coaching

Until the '90s, the vast majority of head coaches at Gunn and Palo Alto high schools were teachers connected to the school....

Original post made on May. 14, 2010
Last comment by Tyler Hanley, on May 14, 2010 at 9:03 am | 1 comment | 1806 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Positive Coaching Alliance seeks to eliminate 'poisonous negativity' in youth sports

Jim Thompson has taken on one of the great sports challenges of our time: changing the way some youth coaches treat their...

Original post made on May. 14, 2010
Last comment by Tyler Hanley, on May 14, 2010 at 9:05 am | 1 comment | 2096 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Documents and complaints

During the course of reporting on high school coaching the Weekly obtained many documents, including complaints submitted...

Original post made on May. 14, 2010
Last comment by Tyler Hanley, on May 14, 2010 at 9:07 am | 1 comment | 1902 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Waverley/Meadow intersection without crossing guards

Waverley/Meadow, like Middlefield/Embarcadero, intersections have specialized all way stop red lights which the crossing...

Original post made by JLS Parent on May. 14, 2010
Last comment by not kidding, on May 15, 2010 at 12:25 pm | 1 comment | 1681 Views
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