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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 anonymous, 5 minutes ago | 40 comments | 5310 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto to ban sales of vaping products

Palo Alto’s campaign against vaping heated up Monday night, when the City Council agreed to ban the sales and distribution...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2019
Last comment by Resident, 8 minutes ago | 5 comments | 721 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

With school closures looming, Ravenswood district to hold series of public meetings

With declining enrollment putting increasing pressure on the Ravenswood City School District's budget, school officials are...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2019
Last comment by Tily, 4 hours ago | 8 comments | 3202 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Ravenswood leadership proposes closing Brentwood, Willow Oaks elementary schools

The Ravenswood City School District has announced which of its five elementary schools have been proposed for closure next...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2019
Last comment by Willows Resident , 10 hours ago | 8 comments | 6058 Views

AROUND TOWN

County assessor's report captures past 10 years, points to return to 'normal market'

Palo Alto's share of the assessment roll grew by 6.72% for 2019-2020 and makes up 7.62% of the total assessment roll. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2019
Last comment by 2%win, 11 hours ago | 16 comments | 3900 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to lean on churches for help with vehicle dwellers

Facing a flood of complaints about car campers parked on local streets, Palo Alto is once again looking to local churches...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2019
Last comment by Mark Weiss, 13 hours ago | 42 comments | 6190 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Around Town

<B><B>SHADY BUSINESS ...</B> For years, Palo Alto has encouraged developers to steer away from paved parking lots and toward...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2019
Last comment by Mark Weiss, 14 hours ago | 25 comments | 2469 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What Does Stanford Have to Do With the Dismal PISA Results?

The latest PISA results are just out: US students’ average math score ranks 37th and below the OECD average. Not long ago,...

Original post made by See Sth Say Sth on Dec. 3, 2019
Last comment by Family Friendly, 16 hours ago | 20 comments | 1082 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Plans for seven-story office building face questions over traffic, 'public benefits'

The East Palo Alto City Council on Tuesday delayed its vote on a proposed seven-story office development and six-story parking...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2019
Last comment by Family Friendly, 16 hours ago | 4 comments | 2504 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Webcast: Rising wildfire risks

Fire agencies warn that the Santa Cruz Mountains could produce a large-scale blaze, similar to recent wildfires in the north...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2019
Last comment by Close BBQ-Land, AKA Foothills Park, 19 hours ago | 2 comments | 1230 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

'It can happen here': Local fire agencies grapple with new era of 'megafires'

California's wildfire "season" isn't seasonal anymore. With climate change producing drier vegetation and hotter weather,...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2019
Last comment by Pay to play., 21 hours ago | 8 comments | 2443 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board ready to fund more services for students with dyslexia

For the first time, the Palo Alto school district has concrete data on how many of its youngest students are at risk for...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2019
Last comment by ChildFind, 21 hours ago | 16 comments | 3208 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Rent-cap law prompts calls for tenant protections in Palo Alto

With California's new rent-cap law set to take effect on Jan. 1, the Palo Alto City Council is preparing to pass an emergency...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2019
Last comment by george drysdale, 21 hours ago | 49 comments | 6078 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Former Palo Alto school employee killed in Mountain View collision

The Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner's Office has identified two people who died in a fiery head-on collision...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2019
Last comment by member 1, 22 hours ago | 12 comments | 10828 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford students press administrators in town hall on sexual assault

Stanford University leadership faced frank questions about sexual harassment and assault at a Tuesday town hall held in response...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2019
Last comment by @Anon, on Dec 8, 2019 at 10:21 pm | 27 comments | 2966 Views

AROUND TOWN

Alleged serial killer pleads not guilty in 1973 murder case

A former Stanford hospital medical technician pleaded not guilty on Monday morning for the 1973 murder of a 21-year-old Stanford...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2019
Last comment by Roger, on Dec 8, 2019 at 3:51 pm | 17 comments | 2203 Views

AROUND TOWN

Student thefts prompt CVS to start five-at-time policy

The CVS at Town & Country Village in Palo Alto is limiting the number of students who can enter the store during the Palo...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2019
Last comment by Carol Scheufele , on Dec 8, 2019 at 11:12 am | 118 comments | 24010 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford law professor testifies to Trump's 'abuse of power'

Stanford Law School professor Pamela Karlan was one of three legal scholars who told the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2019
Last comment by What Will They Do Next, on Dec 7, 2019 at 7:57 pm | 63 comments | 2692 Views

RESTAURANTS

Swanky Selby's serves steakhouse classics to the monied set

At Selby's, the newest addition to Bacchus Management Group's empire of upscale eateries, some dishes were beautifully executed...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2019
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Dec 7, 2019 at 2:37 pm | 5 comments | 2194 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Despite demand, rising costs force cutbacks to meal program

Nationally, Meals on Wheels deliveries have declined by 21 million since 2005. Santa Clara County has the means to provide...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2019
Last comment by Senior now myself, on Dec 7, 2019 at 2:31 pm | 2 comments | 1939 Views
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From live music to a visit with Santa, here's a look at some local holiday activities to help you get into the spirit of the season.

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