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SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board opts against quick action on budget shortfall

Facing an unexpected $3.3 million budget shortfall this year due to overly ambitious estimates of property-tax revenues,...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2016
Last comment by Disgusted, on Aug 21, 2016 at 9:49 pm | 35 comments | 6909 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bullying case spurs school district to examine response

The Palo Alto school board plans to take a closer look at how staff are implementing policies and procedures for addressing...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2016
Last comment by A Parent, on Nov 20, 2016 at 11:57 am | 35 comments | 12292 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

An island of conservatives in a sea of liberals

A Paly junior hopes a new club she founded will not only provide a way for conservative students to meet but also spur awareness...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2017
Last comment by History Buff, on Oct 17, 2017 at 5:49 pm | 35 comments | 15103 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board to vote on proposed school names

With a final vote on new names for Jordan and Terman middle schools scheduled for Tuesday night, both sides of what has become...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2018
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 28, 2018 at 8:08 am | 35 comments | 6307 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

In wake of renaming, school board seeks to address discrimination

Palo Alto school board members agreed Tuesday with community members' pleas that they must face head on reports of racism...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2018
Last comment by send names to Texas, on Jun 20, 2018 at 1:46 pm | 35 comments | 10656 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Special-ed advocate to run for school board

Stacey Ashlund, a Palo Alto parent who has devoted much of her time to advocating for the rights of special-education families,...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2018
Last comment by pa resident, on Jul 16, 2018 at 2:51 pm | 35 comments | 8748 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Deceptive campaign flyer

A little more than a week ago, I received a 5 by 8 inch Kathy Jordan campaign flier as part of a campaign packet left on...

Original post made by John Jacobs on Oct. 22, 2018
Last comment by makes sense, on Oct 28, 2018 at 10:18 am | 35 comments | 1865 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 18247 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

State superintendent: Schools likely won't reopen this academic year

In a letter to county superintendents across California on Tuesday, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2020
Last comment by RalphJStinson, on Apr 28, 2020 at 1:36 am | 35 comments | 79832 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'In-person instruction is essential.' Santa Clara County issues guidance for reopening schools

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department released on Tuesday its guidelines for reopening public and private schools...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2020
Last comment by Educator, on Jul 31, 2020 at 7:27 am | 35 comments | 10484 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Fry's executive accused of embezzling $65 million

A Fry's Electronics executive and Palo Alto resident has been accused by the IRS of embezzling more than $65 million to finance...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2008
Last comment by Marvin, on Dec 28, 2008 at 2:16 am | 35 comments | 7498 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Mountain lion reported near University Avenue

A mountain lion was reportedly spotted in San Francisquito Creek near University and Woodland avenues in Palo Alto at about...

Original post made on May. 12, 2009
Last comment by Bruce, on May 16, 2009 at 10:33 pm | 35 comments | 4537 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Burglar finds someone home -- suspect arrested

A young burglar who entered a Palo Alto home was shocked to open a bedroom door and find a resident sitting at his home-office...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2010
Last comment by Jas, on Jul 5, 2011 at 12:54 pm | 35 comments | 6253 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Fatal crash with bicyclist is second for truck driver

The Nov. 4 fatal collision of a bicyclist with a tractor-trailer at the Alpine Road/Interstate 280 interchange was the second...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2010
Last comment by pedestrian in traffic, on Nov 18, 2010 at 8:14 pm | 35 comments | 5062 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

just a coincidince that Gabrielle Giffords is named on Sarah Palin's gun target poster?

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is #4 on Sarah Palin's gun target poster. Just a coincidence? I think not. See the poster here: http://twitpic.com/3o7jnn An...

Original post made by an American on Jan. 8, 2011
Last comment by Perspective, on Jan 10, 2011 at 9:01 am | 35 comments | 4063 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Critical Mass Murder?

I don't know if any of you witnessed the shocking scene that happened during a Brazilian Critical Mass event. Some guy intentionally...

Original post made by Darwin on Mar. 1, 2011
Last comment by False equivalence, on Mar 12, 2011 at 5:16 pm | 35 comments | 3201 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Mysterious car break-ins concern residents

Cars that Palo Alto residents said were locked and have alarm systems were burglarized on Saturday, May 21, leaving some...

Original post made on May. 23, 2011
Last comment by susan, on May 25, 2011 at 6:13 am | 35 comments | 5070 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Possible sexual assault at Palo Alto's Greer Park

A 22-year-old woman was found partially clothed and passed out in Greer Park on Saturday morning (Aug. 20) in what Palo Alto...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Oct 23, 2011 at 6:53 pm | 35 comments | 4591 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Car flips into Palo Alto parking garage, hits Mercedes

A car that slid on a rain-slicked road fell into the Birch Street garage near California Avenue and crashed into a new Mercedes...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2012
Last comment by Hmm, on Mar 15, 2012 at 4:00 pm | 35 comments | 4845 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto hires polling firm to help with measure

With an eye toward a 2014 ballot measure, the Palo Alto City Council this week approved a $90,000 contract with a public-opinion...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2012
Last comment by resident, on Dec 29, 2012 at 12:00 pm | 35 comments | 7698 Views
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