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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: As district lawyers step in, disappointing spin begins

As Palo Alto school officials brace for an inevitable lawsuit stemming from its failure to respond properly to the bullying...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2013
Last comment by parent, on Mar 7, 2013 at 9:48 pm | 235 comments | 16916 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school district leaders: No schools will close

Palo Alto Unified School District leaders are not electing to close schools in the face of the coronavirus but instead offering...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2020
Last comment by Historian, on Mar 13, 2020 at 12:15 pm | 234 comments | 25219 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

IT'S BACK!!!! Board votes to revisit MI as a choice program

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Original post made by Simon Firth on Mar. 27, 2007
Last comment by Ed Chi, on Jan 8, 2010 at 10:05 pm | 232 comments | 14505 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Spanish Immersion at Jordan

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Original post made by Parent on Jun. 14, 2008
Last comment by Parent, on Jun 27, 2008 at 5:53 pm | 231 comments | 9353 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Federal judge rules Prop. 8 unconstitutional

A federal judge in San Francisco today overturned Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage. U.S. District Judge...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2010
Last comment by Equality north, on May 24, 2012 at 10:43 am | 231 comments | 13574 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Cost of renting versus buying a house in PA

Can someone please explain why anyone in their right mind buy a house in Palo Alto these days? In our midtown cul-de-sac...

Original post made by Midtown resident on Jan. 4, 2010
Last comment by Ouch, on Aug 5, 2010 at 7:23 pm | 229 comments | 29637 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Filseth, DuBois and Cormack for City Council

For a more productive council that hopefully will focus on solutions rather than political gamesmanship or personal insults,...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2018
Last comment by Keep Palo Alto Palo Alto, on Nov 6, 2018 at 9:48 pm | 229 comments | 17600 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MI status to change from "pilot" to "ongoing"

http://www.pausd.org/community/board/downloads/brd_packet/item_009.pdf "It is recommended the Board approve the change in...

Original post made by padad on Nov. 5, 2010
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Nov 23, 2010 at 8:41 am | 225 comments | 8428 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PAUSD Immersion Programs--'Choice' or 'luck'

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Original post made by Simon Firth on Nov. 8, 2006
Last comment by curious, on Nov 30, 2006 at 6:53 am | 224 comments | 18772 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Too much noise!

Plane, after plane, after plane, non-stop for hours. What is going on? Is anyone noticing this problem tonight?...

Original post made by Luanne on Jun. 1, 2015
Last comment by Ears open, on Jun 17, 2015 at 7:34 am | 223 comments | 5731 Views

AROUND TOWN

Miki's Market in Palo Alto to close

Less than six months after Miki's Farm Fresh Market opened its doors at Alma Plaza, filling a vacancy that has blighted the...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2013
Last comment by JP, on Feb 15, 2014 at 10:37 pm | 221 comments | 12345 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School renaming sparks protest, division

A proposal to rename a Palo Alto middle school after Fred Yamamoto, a Japanese-American Palo Altan who enlisted in the U.S....

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2018
Last comment by John Koster, on Mar 28, 2018 at 6:43 am | 220 comments | 24202 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

PA 3rd grade teacher hosting teen party

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Original post made by Incredulous Paly Parent on Oct. 30, 2006
Last comment by Enough, on Dec 1, 2006 at 12:49 am | 220 comments | 19582 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Enrollment growth on school agenda

With Palo Alto's elementary school classrooms bursting with children, school officials will meet Tuesday, March 8 to discuss...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2011
Last comment by interested, on Mar 8, 2011 at 3:21 pm | 218 comments | 6643 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents: Keep calm and parent on

I am a psychiatrist. After the tragedy last week, my phone has not stopped ringing with calls from concerned fellow parents....

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2015
Last comment by But, but, but..., on Mar 21, 2016 at 5:31 pm | 215 comments | 348689 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New rules launched for Palo Alto Airport

When Palo Alto formally took over the operations of its eponymous airport last year, the goal was to turn the bustling but...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2015
Last comment by Kazu, on Jan 13, 2016 at 7:40 am | 214 comments | 22142 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: A sadly misguided board

For more than two years, the Palo Alto school board has been very intentional in keeping everything about its dealings with...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2014
Last comment by PA Online Documents, on Oct 12, 2014 at 12:15 pm | 214 comments | 19201 Views

AROUND TOWN

Here is what happens when you actually measure airplane noise

From Atherton Town Manager's Report "Beginning at 2 pm on May 13 through 11 am on May 14, Coffman Associates (Airport...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jun. 25, 2015
Last comment by Just Passing Through, on Oct 23, 2015 at 7:05 pm | 209 comments | 7467 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Surf Air adds 31 flights a week at San Carlos Airport

Surf Air, the commuter airline that has been barraged with demands to reduce the noise its aircraft make over the Midpeninsula,...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2015
Last comment by JST, on Aug 23, 2016 at 4:24 pm | 208 comments | 17443 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Lawyer: 'Innocent mistake' sparked Gunn lockdown

Weston Healy, an Eagle Scout with a 4.17 grade-point-average, was about to complete his senior year at Gunn High School and...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2010
Last comment by member, on Jan 13, 2011 at 11:15 pm | 208 comments | 21971 Views
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The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 10, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category. Sponsored by Kepler's Books, Linden Tree Books and Bell's Books.

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