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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Frustrated, still, by ongoing lack of progress on achievement gap, district to focus on improving middle schools

The Palo Alto school district is planning a "complete reboot" of its middle schools after years of failed efforts to systematically...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2019
Last comment by Still hurting, 31 minutes ago | 42 comments | 3641 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Housing agency eyes complex rehabilitation of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park

A complex rehabilitation lies ahead for Buena Vista Mobile Home Park in Palo Alto, where the Santa Clara County Housing Authority...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2019
Last comment by Oldste, 56 minutes ago | 14 comments | 2607 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Timeline: 40 years of news

Over the past 40 years, the Palo Alto Weekly staff has borne witness to Palo Alto's history through the lens of news coverage....

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2019
Last comment by Gimmee, 1 hour ago | 17 comments | 1558 Views

BOOKS

An immigrant's American dreams and nightmares

In her new memoir, National Public Radio tech correspondent Aarti Namdev Shahani focuses her journalistic gaze upon her own...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2019
Last comment by Independents, 2 hours ago | 5 comments | 999 Views

AROUND TOWN

Oracle CEO Mark Hurd, known for his 'visionary' business approach, dies at 62

Silicon Valley tech executive Mark Hurd, who served as CEO for Oracle and Hewlett-Packard, died Friday at the age of 62,...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2019
Last comment by Anon, 2 hours ago | 4 comments | 2242 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Peninsula cities, companies forge partnership to tackle traffic congestion

Traffic may be a regional problem, but just about every city in the Peninsula has its own local gripes -- and proposed fixes...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2019
Last comment by mauricio, 4 hours ago | 13 comments | 2288 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest Opinion: Stanford's commitment to Palo Alto schools must be honored

The next Stanford University general use permit, adding hundreds of new students to our schools, will impact the Palo Alto...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2019
Last comment by Blarryg, 4 hours ago | 8 comments | 1720 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Probation, community service and a $9,500 fine for Menlo Park parent sentenced in college admissions scam

Peter Jan Sartorio of Menlo Park, the first local parent to be sentenced in the nationwide college admissions scam, received...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2019
Last comment by Anon, 6 hours ago | 7 comments | 2887 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Webster House fined $20,000 after rape of patient

Downtown Palo Alto skilled-nursing facility Webster House Health Center has been fined $20,000 in connection to the June...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2019
Last comment by H Schwenk, 6 hours ago | 3 comments | 2162 Views

AROUND TOWN

San Mateo County cities fume as Stanford rebuffs their funding requests

In a stinging rebuke, a coalition of San Mateo County cities have issued a statement Friday criticizing Stanford for rejecting...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2019
Last comment by Sharks, 7 hours ago | 3 comments | 2128 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

County raises property taxes on some Stanford homes

About 50 Stanford University faculty members who purchased their homes through ground leases in the past three years are...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2019
Last comment by Local, Not Stanford, 8 hours ago | 1 comment | 1081 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Defense chips in for Gunn SCVAL El Camino Division victory

In a high school football game with 88 points scored and nearly 900 yards of offense, it was two defensive plays that were...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2019
Last comment by Go Titans! , 9 hours ago | 2 comments | 735 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Breaking two decades of silence, Palo Alto woman says Harvey Weinstein tried to rape her when she was his 24-year-old assistant

A native of Britain and Palo Alto mother of four, Rowena Chiu had her own #MeToo story about Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2019
Last comment by Mark Weiss, 23 hours ago | 5 comments | 7282 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Facebook donates $25 million for Palo Alto teacher housing project

A plan to build housing in Palo Alto for regional teachers and school staff has received a major boost: a $25 million donation...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2019
Last comment by Scott, on Oct 18, 2019 at 3:41 pm | 17 comments | 4391 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

In response to declining test scores, superintendent directs focus on middle school academics, particularly in math

Superintendent Don Austin has asked administrators and principals to evaluate academic policies and practices at district...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2019
Last comment by Greene and Paly parent, on Oct 18, 2019 at 12:16 pm | 33 comments | 3273 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

A 'chronic public health issue': Stanford officials troubled by campus sexual assault data

Nearly 40% of undergraduate women who have attended Stanford University for four years have experienced some form of nonconsensual...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2019
Last comment by safe at home, on Oct 18, 2019 at 12:10 pm | 8 comments | 2215 Views

SPORTS

Atherton schools get ready to put it all on the line

This is a matchup more than a few people have been waiting for. Friday's Sacred Heart Prep at Menlo-Atherton football game...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2019
Last comment by Teddie , on Oct 18, 2019 at 9:37 am | 1 comment | 1026 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto police sergeant involved in forceful Buena Vista arrest no longer employed in city

Wayne Benitez, the police sergeant who was captured by a surveillance camera slamming a man onto a car hood during a 2018...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2019
Last comment by Nick Nitro, on Oct 18, 2019 at 7:53 am | 13 comments | 3935 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park woman sentenced to three weeks in prison for role in college admissions scam

A 50-year-old entrepreneur from Menlo Park who fraudulently claimed her son was black or Latino on college applications was...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2019
Last comment by Tsk, on Oct 18, 2019 at 3:06 am | 12 comments | 2841 Views

AROUND TOWN

The things I remember about Palo Alto while growing up:

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Original post made by Andrew L. Freedman on Oct. 19, 2006
Last comment by primegm, on Oct 17, 2019 at 8:55 pm | 1178 comments | 291363 Views
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