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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto seeks to strengthen immigrant protections

In the wake of recent presidential executive orders to step up immigration arrests and deportations, East Palo Alto officials...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Feb 21, 2017 at 8:46 pm | 5 comments | 2493 Views

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 | 225 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 | 7221 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. 343 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 | 6580 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

The education innovator

Revolutionary change in public education is rare. Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2016/07/08/the-education-innovator...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2016
Last comment by Anon, on Feb 21, 2017 at 11:22 am | 6 comments | 6287 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. 1907 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 | 10733 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 | 2216 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 | 21596 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 | 1605 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 | 2835 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council not sold on changing zoning for El Camino housing project

Palo Alto's battle between its appetite for new housing and its general disdain for densification came to a head Monday night,...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2017
Last comment by Gale Johnson, on Feb 19, 2017 at 5:47 pm | 20 comments | 3381 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 | 809 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 | 2468 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 | 333 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 | 2317 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. 144 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. 1986 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 | 691 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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