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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Let's get some fun activities for teens in town.

Let's get some pure fun activities for teens in town. Do we need more basketball hoops in our parks? Do we need more...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Jan. 25, 2015
Last comment by Paly Alum, on Mar 12, 2015 at 10:09 am | 29 comments | 2864 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board to discuss student wellness, vote on parcel tax

The school board will Tuesday night hold a public hearing on an increased parcel tax and, in light of a student's death this...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jan 28, 2015 at 5:37 pm | 29 comments | 6296 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District homework policy roll-out stalls

When people talk about homework in Palo Alto, they often wonder: What, exactly, is the district's policy on homework? Read...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by Sherri, on Jan 10, 2017 at 11:23 am | 29 comments | 9803 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Castilleja proposes underground garage

Castilleja School has a new solution to a years-long battle over increasing enrollment — and thus traffic in the surrounding...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2015
Last comment by Barron Park Dad, on Oct 5, 2015 at 10:27 pm | 29 comments | 8500 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school district eyes expansion of Mandarin immersion program

The Palo Alto school board will discuss Tuesday evening a proposal to expand Ohlone Elementary School's popular Mandarin...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2015
Last comment by Paly Parent, on Feb 25, 2015 at 4:26 pm | 29 comments | 5489 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford task force recommends expulsion as 'expected' sanction for sexual assault

A Stanford University task force charged with reviewing and issuing recommendations on sexual-assault policies and procedures...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2015
Last comment by Nonsense and innocence, on Jun 11, 2016 at 11:07 am | 29 comments | 7484 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mandatory After School Activities

There was a lively discussion on this Forum last December about legal right of schools to assign homework. My question is...

Original post made by Palo Alto Resident on May. 1, 2015
Last comment by Palo Alto Resident, on May 4, 2015 at 6:49 pm | 29 comments | 3617 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school district eyes new gender-identity policy

The Palo Alto school district is considering a new comprehensive policy that would take a more intentional, inclusive approach...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2015
Last comment by @Cherry, on Oct 29, 2015 at 5:13 pm | 29 comments | 6075 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The Cubberley plan: Isn't the issue over-crowded schools?

Like many in our community, I am excited by the Enrollment Management Advisory Committee (EMAC) proposal presented at the...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2015
Last comment by Sense, on Nov 17, 2015 at 6:26 pm | 29 comments | 4979 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board backs $17 million Addison gift

The Palo Alto school board enthusiastically endorsed Tuesday night a multi-million dollar plan, paid for in full by an anonymous...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2016
Last comment by High School Parent, on Feb 25, 2016 at 6:32 pm | 29 comments | 4855 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District defends itself in student-DNA case

The Palo Alto school district has fired back in response to an amicus brief the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2016
Last comment by What Really Happened, on Nov 17, 2016 at 10:47 am | 29 comments | 6536 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board eyes solutions to enrollment growth

As support on the school board has waned for opening a new elementary or high school given the district's long-term enrollment...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2016
Last comment by C, on Apr 26, 2016 at 10:59 pm | 29 comments | 3432 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Salary hikes put pressure on school budget

A historic new compensation agreement with teachers and classified employees that the Palo Alto school board is likely to...

Original post made on May. 20, 2016
Last comment by More than angry, on May 22, 2016 at 2:17 pm | 29 comments | 4574 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Suicide "musical" an insensitive and incorrect protrayal

Hello, we are two anonymous Gunn students. Recently, we watched A Theatre Near U's original play "A Beautiful Glass." According...

Original post made by Two anonymous Gunn students on Jun. 24, 2016
Last comment by PeaceLove, on Jul 2, 2016 at 3:57 am | 29 comments | 3080 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Confrontation at the duck pond

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Original post made by John on Jan. 19, 2007
Last comment by Scott Prose, on Jun 8, 2009 at 2:20 pm | 29 comments | 11413 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Grass fire burning near Stanford Dish

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Original post made on Jul. 5, 2007
Last comment by Tim, on Jul 11, 2007 at 9:17 pm | 29 comments | 7755 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Kids and matches caused big Dish fire

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Original post made on Jul. 10, 2007
Last comment by chillin, on Aug 9, 2007 at 8:01 pm | 29 comments | 5995 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man killed by Caltrain in Menlo Park is identified

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Original post made on Apr. 7, 2008
Last comment by www.JacksonSnyder.com, on Apr 19, 2008 at 9:32 am | 29 comments | 5092 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

30 th Anniversary of the Jonestown Massacre

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Original post made by Jane on Oct. 25, 2008
Last comment by sara, on Oct 28, 2008 at 11:29 am | 29 comments | 2565 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man robs woman of backpack Saturday evening in Palo Alto

A woman walking alone in the 600 block of Webster Street in downtown Palo Alto at 6 p.m. Saturday was pushed to the ground...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2008
Last comment by BeThatOne, on Nov 18, 2008 at 8:41 pm | 29 comments | 3042 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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