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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Scholar: international education comparisons misleading

Rankings that show U.S. students lagging their international peers in academic achievement are misleading because they inadequately...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2013
Last comment by Mike Alexander, on Jan 21, 2013 at 12:42 pm | 17 comments | 964 Views

BOOKS

Vallejo Man Injured in East Palo Alto shooting

Police in East Palo Alto are investigating a shooting that took place early Sunday morning. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=28304...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2013
Last comment by Raymond, on Jan 21, 2013 at 12:17 pm | 2 comments | 1562 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Feature story: Going 'carbon neutral'

In 2006, a year after Hurricane Katrina brought New Orleans to its knees and six years before Hurricane Sandy transformed...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2013
Last comment by Steve Raney, on Jan 20, 2013 at 6:11 pm | 8 comments | 2625 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'Frankenweenie'

By reaching back into his own past and movie history, the recently fumbly Tim Burton has gotten a grip with "Frankenweenie."...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2012
Last comment by John, on Jan 20, 2013 at 10:45 am | 2 comments | 1943 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Yet another Spare the Air alert ahead

Air quality in the Bay Area is forecast to be unhealthy this weekend, prompting the fourth consecutive Winter Spare the Air...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2013
Last comment by Think About It, on Jan 20, 2013 at 6:43 am | 21 comments | 1614 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board gives go-ahead to Bowman talks

It's far from a done deal, but Palo Alto school leaders agreed Tuesday that expanding Terman Middle School through purchase...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2013
Last comment by Wondering too, on Jan 20, 2013 at 3:30 am | 49 comments | 1990 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Jobs' home burglar receives seven-year sentence

Kariem McFarlin, the man who burglarized the home of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, was sentenced to seven years in state prison...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2013
Last comment by Not an issue, on Jan 19, 2013 at 7:15 pm | 14 comments | 9180 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Important article about school enrollment buried in Around Town and copied here.

GROWTH OR FLUKE? ... Seventy-six new students have enrolled in Palo Alto schools with a start date of Jan. 7 — the first...

Original post made by Resident on Jan. 4, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 19, 2013 at 3:20 pm | 15 comments | 1390 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board members back school boundary change

Palo Alto school board members indicated they support a proposed school boundary change that will move about 20 blocks of...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2013
Last comment by obvious, on Jan 19, 2013 at 9:49 am | 12 comments | 2031 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Man sentenced for theft of college textbooks

An Oakland man was sentenced to three years and four months in jail Thursday for stealing science and math textbooks from...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2013
Last comment by Dunce, on Jan 19, 2013 at 9:30 am | 2 comments | 1346 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto's Lin makes film debut at Sundance

Jeremy Lin will be on the big stage both Saturday and Monday as he and the Houston Rockets visit Minnesota and Charlotte,...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2013
Last comment by Paula Sandas, on Jan 18, 2013 at 9:17 pm | 5 comments | 1884 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto Adult School poor program

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Original post made by Lucy Duncan on Feb. 1, 2008
Last comment by Sue, on Jan 18, 2013 at 6:46 pm | 13 comments | 5870 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Will AYSO, Fall Ball, etc. start in August to align with school calendar?

Does anyone know if the non school sports will start their fall programs before Labor Day now that school starts early? Thanks....

Original post made by Parent on Jan. 16, 2013
Last comment by PAUSD Graduate, on Jan 18, 2013 at 5:47 pm | 4 comments | 853 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Mavericks returns to Half Moon Bay this weekend

Surf's up this weekend off the coast of Half Moon Bay, as officials have declared Sunday game day for the Mavericks Invitational,...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2013
Last comment by Tyler Hanley, on Jan 18, 2013 at 1:57 pm | 10 comments | 1420 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

California PTA position on Proposition 38 and 30

from California State PTA: capta.org An important note about PTA’s position on Proposition 38 and Proposition 30. There...

Original post made by parent on Nov. 3, 2012
Last comment by Perspective, on Jan 18, 2013 at 5:38 am | 49 comments | 2996 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Third consecutive Spare the Air alert issued

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a Winter Spare the Air alert for Friday, prohibiting the use of wood-burning...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2013
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jan 17, 2013 at 7:12 pm | 1 comment | 875 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MLK Weekend Before the New Calendar!

Before we had finals in December, the PAUSD calendar was typically this - 3 day weekend for MLK Birthday during which the...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Jan. 17, 2013
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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to speak at Stanford

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will deliver a speech about how the U.N. can create opportunities from transitions...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2013
Last comment by Sean, on Jan 17, 2013 at 1:58 pm | 4 comments | 940 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Two armed robbery suspects arrested in Menlo Park

Two suspects in the attempted armed robbery of a jewelry store in North Fair Oaks are in custody and two more are being sought...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jan 17, 2013 at 1:25 pm | 14 comments | 1172 Views

AROUND TOWN

Another Spare the Air alert issued for Thursday

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued its fifth Winter Spare the Air alert for Thursday, Jan. 17, prohibiting...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2013
Last comment by More Midtown Lies from u-know-who, on Jan 17, 2013 at 11:53 am | 7 comments | 1135 Views
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