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SCHOOLS & KIDS

District devotes additional funding for smaller classes

In recent months, the district has devoted additional funding to lower secondary class sizes for the new school year. In...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2016
Last comment by Source? , on Aug 14, 2016 at 6:38 pm | 3 comments | 1179 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district: 'No' on new elementary school, but explore K-8 site

Palo Alto school district leadership are recommending against the long-discussed proposal of opening a 13th elementary school,...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 28, 2016 at 8:00 am | 3 comments | 2484 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Melissa Baten Caswell

After serving for almost a decade on the Palo Alto Board of Education, Melissa Baten Caswell didn't initially plan to run...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2016
Last comment by common sense, on Oct 13, 2016 at 5:24 pm | 3 comments | 1435 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board gives feedback on budget cutbacks for next year

The Palo Alto school board mostly refrained from giving line-item feedback on a list of potential budget cutbacks for the...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2016
Last comment by failing at the job, on Oct 19, 2016 at 3:19 pm | 3 comments | 2310 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Royalty, Sumo wrestlers and Pokemon?

Five minutes before the day let out at Gunn High School on Oct. 20, there was no sign of life outside on Titan Field, just...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2016
Last comment by Good, clean FUN!, on Oct 28, 2016 at 12:10 pm | 3 comments | 2522 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Where the Palo Alto school-board candidates stand on class size

At a town hall meeting on the Palo Alto school district’s budget shortfall on Sept. 15, Superintendent Max McGee made a...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2016
Last comment by Parent, on Nov 5, 2016 at 2:16 pm | 3 comments | 3757 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community Notebook: Wellness class series for parents

The Palo Alto school district is hosting a free three-class series to help parents support their children's physical and...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2016
Last comment by 2017!, on Nov 29, 2016 at 11:09 pm | 3 comments | 1764 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Tennis and tutoring program provides educational support

The East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring (EPATT) program has long sought to show disadvantaged students new possibilities in...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2016
Last comment by Amy, on Jan 24, 2017 at 1:01 pm | 3 comments | 4202 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

With two new members, school board to discuss array of items at first meeting

The newly constituted Palo Alto school board, with two new members and a re-elected one, will discuss an array of items at...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2016
Last comment by Lead by Example Please, on Dec 13, 2016 at 10:49 pm | 3 comments | 583 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Sidney Drell, Stanford theoretical physicist and national security expert, dies at 90

A giant in the worlds of both academia and policy, Sidney Drell, emeritus professor of theoretical physics at SLAC National...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2016
Last comment by Nayeli, on Dec 22, 2016 at 9:05 pm | 3 comments | 3406 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community Notebook: 'Being a Teen in the Valley' panel

Local teenagers will share what it's like to grow up in Silicon Valley at a panel discussion this Wednesday, Jan. 4, hosted...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2017
Last comment by Elena Kadvany, on Jan 4, 2017 at 11:03 am | 3 comments | 5516 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community Notebook: School district to host special-ed 'listening tours'

To solicit further public input on its special education services and a recent report evaluating them, the Palo Alto school...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2017
Last comment by Get Real, on Jan 18, 2017 at 12:46 pm | 3 comments | 2600 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'The Three Little Pigs' build homes at PA Children's Theatre

Who’s afraid of the big, bad wolf? In Palo Alto Children’s Theatre’s new production of "The Three Little Pigs," that...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2017
Last comment by Jeral Poskey, on Feb 6, 2017 at 7:17 pm | 3 comments | 1318 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Welcome to Town Square!

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Original post made by Bill Johnson on May. 30, 2006
Last comment by Gail, on Jun 28, 2006 at 3:16 pm | 3 comments | 5477 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

The Weekly Asks...

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Original post made by Buster's Mom on Jun. 14, 2006
Last comment by spate?, on Jun 29, 2006 at 4:51 pm | 3 comments | 6262 Views

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What about Mark Hurd?

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Original post made by anonymous coward on Oct. 4, 2006
Last comment by anon, on Oct 10, 2006 at 10:06 am | 3 comments | 6425 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

HP's Hurd continues to spin away from accountability

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Original post made by J.L on Nov. 16, 2006
Last comment by joyce, on Nov 19, 2006 at 12:15 am | 3 comments | 5363 Views

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96 YR OLD PALO ALTO MAN FINALLY BURIED AFTER NEARLY 2 MONTHS

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Original post made by geraldine kinyon on Mar. 6, 2007
Last comment by equal Justice, on Mar 10, 2007 at 8:35 am | 3 comments | 5246 Views

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Incident on El Camino bet. Page Mill & Matadero?

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Original post made by Curious on May. 6, 2007
Last comment by curious, on May 6, 2007 at 11:40 pm | 3 comments | 5343 Views

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Man arraigned on four counts of murder

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Original post made on Jun. 22, 2007
Last comment by francisco, on May 18, 2010 at 7:11 pm | 3 comments | 6355 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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