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Spurred by loss, Palo Alto teacher organizes suicide awareness walk

Jaclyn Petty, a fourth grade teacher in Palo Alto whose brother died by suicide in 2016, is organizing the Peninsula's first-ever...

Original post made on May. 10, 2019
Last comment by anonymouse, on May 10, 2019 at 8:00 am | 1 comment | 4176 Views


After getting a new heart, 16-year-old is giving back — with a heart-healthy cookbook

On Tuesday, 16-year-old Justin Wang brought hope in the form of a healthy cookbook to patients and friends at the Ronald...

Original post made on May. 5, 2019
Last comment by Ying Wang, on May 6, 2019 at 2:23 pm | 3 comments | 2574 Views


Ravenswood enrollment decline worse than predicted

An enrollment consultant is projecting that the Ravenswood City School District will lose 27 percent of its 2,400 students...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2019
Last comment by Tod ford, on May 3, 2019 at 11:41 pm | 13 comments | 5747 Views


High school district sues charter school organization for $4 million

The Sequoia Union High School District is suing a national charter school organization for the return of a $4 million loan,...

Original post made on May. 2, 2019
Last comment by Share Please, on May 2, 2019 at 12:33 pm | 1 comment | 2678 Views


District, teachers union reach tentative agreement on 2% raise

The Palo Alto Unified School District and its teachers union have reached a tentative three-year labor agreement that would...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2019
Last comment by Ben, on Apr 30, 2019 at 11:14 am | 22 comments | 4292 Views


Mom creates TeenJobFind app for teens seeking work

Palo Alto mother of three Janet Shah hopes to create a sense of community through TeenJobFind, an app that allows Midpeninsula...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2019
Last comment by From What I've Seen, on Apr 29, 2019 at 7:11 pm | 10 comments | 4400 Views


Superintendent reorganizes special-education department

Palo Alto Unified Superintendent Don Austin announced at Tuesday's school board meeting that special education will now be...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2019
Last comment by Board watcher, on Apr 28, 2019 at 10:03 pm | 19 comments | 6180 Views


Teachers push back against reorganization of arts department

For the second time in as many years, Palo Alto Unified art teachers, students and parents are protesting the consolidation...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2019
Last comment by PA, on Apr 28, 2019 at 8:36 pm | 22 comments | 5708 Views


Once they opposed automatic pay raises for principals, now school board's OK with them

Despite prior opposition to the practice of tying raises for Palo Alto school principals and other district managers to those...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2019
Last comment by pa resident, on Apr 28, 2019 at 8:26 pm | 7 comments | 3150 Views


School district to lose chief business officer

Palo Alto Unified's Chief Business Officer Jim Novak, whose hiring was hailed by a school board member last year as "a real...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2019
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Apr 28, 2019 at 4:47 pm | 12 comments | 3657 Views


County abruptly halts development-agreement talks for Stanford's expansion

Citing significant concerns about Stanford University’s newly announced deal with the Palo Alto Unified School District,...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2019
Last comment by Bill, on Apr 26, 2019 at 6:51 am | 35 comments | 9543 Views


Finding a home for youth mental health clinic

An ambitious plan to open a North County youth mental health center is proving to be a challenge, beset by delays and escalating...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2019
Last comment by Followup needed, on Apr 22, 2019 at 2:05 pm | 1 comment | 4425 Views


Palatella, McGlashan plead not guilty in college bribery scam

Two local parents in the college-admissions bribery scandal pleaded not guilty to charges of money laundering conspiracy...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2019
Last comment by Will Chen, on Apr 18, 2019 at 4:07 pm | 10 comments | 5949 Views


Editorial: 'Safe Lot' bill is a start

The Student Senate for California Community Colleges has now enlisted Palo Alto Assemblyman Marc Berman to carry a bill,...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2019
Last comment by Foothill Alum, on Apr 17, 2019 at 12:31 am | 22 comments | 4772 Views


Palo Alto couple faces money-laundering charge in college-admissions scam

A doctor and his wife accused in a college admissions bribery scheme face an additional felony charge, conspiracy to commit...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2019
Last comment by Just Curious, on Apr 16, 2019 at 2:51 pm | 36 comments | 17552 Views


Baseball: Menlo is hot, hot, hot; Palo Alto is not, not, not

Menlo School is the hottest baseball team in the Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division and senior Justin Nam made a big...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2019
Last comment by Keri, on Apr 12, 2019 at 6:21 pm | 2 comments | 2671 Views


Born in a garage, grassroots robotics team heads to world championships

Peninsula Robotics, a scrappy, student-run robotics group started in a garage, won a wild-card spot at the FIRST Robotics...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2019
Last comment by Awesome, on Apr 12, 2019 at 11:59 am | 3 comments | 6482 Views


Pressure over college admissions 'out of control'

A multimillion-dollar college admissions bribery scandal that involved both Palo Alto area parents and hundreds of thousands...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2019
Last comment by Just Another Brick In The Wall, on Apr 11, 2019 at 7:46 pm | 45 comments | 12251 Views


Guest Opinion: What can good neighbors do for the Ravenswood School District?

The Local Control Funding Formula recognizes the Ravenswood City School District's student disadvantage, but not the challenge...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2019
Last comment by Anonymous Teacher, on Apr 8, 2019 at 4:26 pm | 4 comments | 3692 Views


Ex-global equity firm exec, a grad of Gunn High, implicated in admissions scam

A former Palo Alto resident and Gunn High School graduate is among the 50 people indicted in a fraud scheme that involved...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2019
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Apr 8, 2019 at 12:59 pm | 14 comments | 9548 Views
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