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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council set to approve new signage at City Hall

Seeking to make it easier for the public to find, and get around, the freshly renovated City Hall, Palo Alto plans to spend...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2015
Last comment by disconnected, on Apr 12, 2015 at 6:02 pm | 31 comments | 3615 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: The Buena Vista imperative

Constrained by advice from the city attorney aimed at keeping council members narrowly focused on their legal responsibilities,...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2015
Last comment by Stop the Trolls, on Apr 20, 2015 at 1:26 pm | 31 comments | 3932 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford sanctions marching band

Stanford's boisterous Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band is being sanctioned by the university after officials...

Original post made on May. 15, 2015
Last comment by WilliamR, on Aug 17, 2015 at 10:51 am | 31 comments | 6332 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Off Deadline: Can vehicle traffic ever be controlled, or made 'sustainable'?

Joseph Kott, who resigned as Palo Alto's chief transportation official a decade ago, is taking a broader view these days...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2015
Last comment by Marie, on Aug 17, 2015 at 6:31 pm | 31 comments | 3678 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Opening 13th elementary school voted down

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Original post made by Palo Verde parent on Feb. 7, 2007
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Mar 6, 2007 at 6:10 pm | 31 comments | 5284 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School Facility Master Plan

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Original post made by aw on Apr. 24, 2007
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Apr 29, 2007 at 9:41 pm | 31 comments | 4631 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

International Baccalaureate Charter Proposal

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Original post made by Asher Waldfogel on May. 29, 2007
Last comment by A.J., on Jun 3, 2007 at 8:35 am | 31 comments | 4658 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Are your teens getting enough sleep?

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Original post made on May. 30, 2007
Last comment by Fred, on Jun 10, 2007 at 7:50 pm | 31 comments | 4807 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Spanish classes full?

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Original post made by Middle School Parent on Aug. 28, 2007
Last comment by Thoughts, on Sep 8, 2007 at 10:20 pm | 31 comments | 5087 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district preps for Draconian budget cuts

Palo Alto schools may face Draconian budget cuts due to the state budget crisis, school board members were warned Tuesday...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2009
Last comment by common sense, on Jan 16, 2009 at 10:58 am | 31 comments | 3089 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly junior wins state debating championship

Palo Alto High School junior Avi Arfin earned the title of State Champion in the California High School Speech Association...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2009
Last comment by Nirvair Singh, on Jun 2, 2009 at 5:22 pm | 31 comments | 2455 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Our High Schools Should Start Later!

Here's new research about the tie between sleep deprivation and teen depression: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/11/13/MN1E1AFT5P.DTL&tsp=1 Our...

Original post made by Caring About Teens on Nov. 13, 2009
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Nov 16, 2009 at 8:11 pm | 31 comments | 3475 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Lighting at West Meadow tracks gets go-ahead

New lighting is being installed to illuminate the West Meadow train crossing in Palo Alto, an effort to dissuade people from...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2009
Last comment by the watcher, on Dec 16, 2009 at 2:14 am | 31 comments | 2564 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Save the Crossing Guards: Charge for Highschool Parking

I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but do Palo Alto high schools really provide free parking for students who...

Original post made by Alex Green on May. 16, 2010
Last comment by ha_farloungtzen, on May 22, 2010 at 6:13 pm | 31 comments | 6312 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PiE raises $3.4 million for Palo Alto schools

Parent volunteers have raised a record-breaking $3.4 million to donate to Palo Alto's 17 public school campuses, the foundation...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2011
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Mar 26, 2011 at 5:32 pm | 31 comments | 6258 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly to get a handle on homework loads

Concerned about students' workloads, Palo Alto High School Principal Phil Winston this fall will deploy new software aimed...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2011
Last comment by paly parent, on Aug 26, 2011 at 12:53 pm | 31 comments | 2659 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A big thank you to the policeman

When I drove by Donald and Maybell this morning around 8:20am, I passed by a policeman giving out tickets to high school...

Original post made by Gunn Parent on Sep. 28, 2011
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 3, 2011 at 3:39 pm | 31 comments | 2186 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn, district staff again defy school board on counseling

Three months after being told by the PAUSD school board to develop a 3-year plan to fully implement the recommendations of...

Original post made by Curious on Jun. 10, 2013
Last comment by gunn site council , on Jun 13, 2013 at 4:30 pm | 31 comments | 2761 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board needs to open up discussion of OCR rulings

Eight months ago our community learned that the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) found that Palo...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2013
Last comment by not so fast, on Nov 21, 2013 at 5:41 pm | 31 comments | 28689 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Three preparing bids for Palo Alto school board

Three parent leaders have confirmed that they are strongly considering running for two open seats on the Palo Alto Board...

Original post made on May. 2, 2014
Last comment by JLS mom of 2, on May 3, 2014 at 7:21 pm | 31 comments | 6396 Views
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