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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board members to take oath

A public cake-and-punch reception to honor incoming members of Palo Alto's Board of Education will precede a swearing-in...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2012
Last comment by huh?, on Dec 5, 2012 at 10:22 am | 21 comments | 6487 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Ruling paves the way for Buena Vista's closure

The closure of Palo Alto's sole mobile-home park became more imminent Wednesday, when an administrative judge upheld the...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2014
Last comment by Jane, on Sep 3, 2014 at 11:13 am | 53 comments | 6486 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Are PAUSD Schools Excellent?

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Original post made by Working Mother of Three on Feb. 14, 2007
Last comment by parent, on Feb 24, 2007 at 4:33 pm | 44 comments | 6485 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

The other Palo Alto

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Original post made on Aug. 14, 2007
Last comment by ANTHONY, on Oct 27, 2007 at 11:57 am | 20 comments | 6480 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Trustees to discuss primary math text options

Facing protest over their choice of a new elementary school math textbook, Palo Alto school administrators have invited parents...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2009
Last comment by paloaltomathtextbooks, on Apr 18, 2009 at 10:06 pm | 47 comments | 6478 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Facebook executive gives $1 million to East Palo Alto nonprofit

Facebook Chief Product Officer Chris Cox and his wife have donated $1 million to an East Palo Alto nonprofit group to help...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Mar 13, 2015 at 11:16 am | 8 comments | 6478 Views

AROUND TOWN

Crows threaten smaller birds

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Original post made by Laszlo Tokes on Aug. 12, 2006
Last comment by random person, on Aug 14, 2006 at 12:54 pm | 1 comment | 6478 Views

AROUND TOWN

Caltrain increases horn volumes AND stress levels

It has been my personal experience, living in downtown Menlo Park, that the Caltrain horns have become outrageously louder...

Original post made by Pierced Ears on Jul. 27, 2009
Last comment by Pierced Ears, on Aug 2, 2009 at 11:16 am | 52 comments | 6478 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Flood insurance - subsidized premium rates eliminated

I received a letter from Fire Insurance Exchange Flood Insurance Processing center called Notice of Non-Renewal. It says...

Original post made by Julia on Sep. 25, 2013
Last comment by curmudgeon, on Sep 27, 2013 at 4:30 pm | 9 comments | 6477 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Woman nearly drowns in Palo Alto condo complex swimming pool

Authorities in Palo Alto are investigating the third near-drowning incident in the city since June 1 after an 89-year-old...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2015
Last comment by dennis, on Jun 25, 2015 at 11:59 pm | 3 comments | 6477 Views

SPORTS

Women wrestlers: strength, technique and attitude

As the lights dimmed in the gymnasium at Oak Grove High School in San Jose on Feb. 2, 2013, 103-pound Gunn High School junior...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2013
Last comment by Elizabeth Claghorn, on Feb 22, 2013 at 10:15 pm | 1 comment | 6477 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Is Gunn High School's student culture racist?

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Original post made by PA Dad on May. 21, 2008
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Jun 2, 2008 at 9:06 am | 103 comments | 6475 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Macabre Page Mill Road ducks scenario

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Original post made by Debbie on Apr. 2, 2007
Last comment by Phil Lanthrop, on Apr 7, 2007 at 12:15 pm | 5 comments | 6474 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Do Palo Altans want a Charter School?

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Original post made by Parent on Feb. 15, 2007
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Mar 4, 2007 at 1:19 pm | 87 comments | 6474 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Accountability not in lesson plan

With the resignation three weeks ago of assistant superintendent Michael Milliken, Palo Alto school superintendent Kevin...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2013
Last comment by Gimme the Cue!, on Jul 2, 2013 at 2:18 pm | 27 comments | 6474 Views

AROUND TOWN

Looking forward to the new grocery stores

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Original post made by SW on Jan. 18, 2007
Last comment by mr mallard, on Jul 15, 2008 at 10:37 pm | 10 comments | 6474 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford grad at center of SEC suit against Goldman

Fabrice Tourre, a 2001 Stanford University graduate who is allegedly the principal architect in a "toxic" sub-prime mortgage...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2010
Last comment by chris, on Apr 28, 2010 at 7:45 am | 17 comments | 6474 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Carbon dioxide emissions linked to mortality

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Original post made on Jan. 3, 2008
Last comment by AnObserver, on Jan 8, 2008 at 11:34 am | 35 comments | 6473 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Some schools lag in measles immunizations

Despite cases of the measles now showing up in Santa Clara County, some Palo Alto schools still have up to 12 percent of...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by Sandy, on Jan 31, 2015 at 10:45 pm | 32 comments | 6472 Views

AROUND TOWN

Brock Turner judge to no longer hear criminal cases

Three months after Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky's controversial sentencing of former Stanford University student...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by savy move, on Aug 26, 2016 at 9:20 pm | 9 comments | 6470 Views
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Coupon for Yourself and Your Partner
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Housing Impact Fees and the Economy
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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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