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MOVIES

Story's the thing: The best and worst movies of 2011

Only two movies made it onto all the Weekly film critics' "best" lists for 2011, and they've got one thing in common: a focus...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2012
Last comment by Anon., on Jan 9, 2012 at 10:20 am | 10 comments | 45868 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents, school officials, exchange tense words

Frustrated parents interrupted school district officials Sunday evening in a sometimes tense discussion of the emotional...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2011
Last comment by Bill Johnson, on Feb 25, 2011 at 6:26 pm | 166 comments | 45863 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Elusive bullying policies

It is bad enough that the Palo Alto school district has still not complied with state anti-bullying laws that took effect...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2013
Last comment by SPSA Boad of Education Meetings , on Nov 17, 2013 at 7:12 pm | 30 comments | 45759 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto couple presses for 'sense of urgency' in relieving academic stress

It seemed to come like a shot from nowhere. Ken and Michele Dauber, Palo Alto parents of five, called for "new leadership"...

Original post made on May. 13, 2011
Last comment by David Pepperdine, on Feb 10, 2014 at 6:21 am | 167 comments | 45714 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Feds: School district violated student's civil rights

The Palo Alto Unified School district's mishandling of a middle-school student's long struggle against bullying violated...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2013
Last comment by parent, on Dec 4, 2013 at 9:41 pm | 115 comments | 45505 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Achievement test data sparks heated discussion

Responding to criticism that he's excessively focused on test scores, Palo Alto School District Superintendent Kevin Skelly...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2011
Last comment by Finland does it better, on Nov 21, 2011 at 11:49 pm | 124 comments | 45347 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly students find a fiery passion in glassblowing

Heat, light and camaraderie fuel a well-ordered space on the northern edge of the Palo Alto High School campus, where more...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2013
Last comment by Kelli Hagen, on Sep 8, 2013 at 3:44 pm | 6 comments | 45150 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto - Get Style!

I have come to the conclusion that Palo Altans are among the worst-dressed people in the Western world. I'm from here, so...

Original post made by PAStyleMatters on Oct. 13, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Oct 19, 2011 at 3:36 pm | 69 comments | 44554 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford grad's site nets Southwest 'cease and desist'

When Nikil Viswanathan created a website to automatically check himself in to his flights on Southwest Airlines in January,...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2012
Last comment by some smarter guy, on Nov 3, 2012 at 12:22 pm | 47 comments | 44487 Views

AROUND TOWN

Weekly completes new, green headquarters

After 30 years in downtown Palo Alto, the Palo Alto Weekly is moving to new headquarters — an environmentally friendly,...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2009
Last comment by EJ, on Sep 28, 2009 at 12:16 pm | 7 comments | 44413 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Price tag swells for California high-speed rail project

The cost of California's proposed high-speed-rail system, originally pegged at about $36 billion, has nearly tripled since...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2011
Last comment by Public Private partnership, on Jan 22, 2012 at 3:25 pm | 52 comments | 44385 Views

AROUND TOWN

Programs at VA Palo Alto helping treat PTSD

Though post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is most often thought to be associated with military veterans, anyone can...

Original post made on May. 4, 2012
Last comment by Former-Soldier, on May 6, 2012 at 8:37 am | 5 comments | 44252 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Driven to succeed: How we're depriving teens of a sense of purpose

Many Palo Alto adolescents spend their high school years in a contest for credentials, accumulating grades, scores and accolades...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2011
Last comment by Citizen, on Nov 30, 2011 at 4:33 pm | 71 comments | 44194 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New voices join Palo Alto's growth debate

Palo Alto's aggressive push to get the public more involved in upgrading the city's official land-use vision appeared to...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2014
Last comment by Ahem, on Aug 14, 2014 at 12:31 am | 252 comments | 43879 Views

RESTAURANTS

Stanford Shopping Center announces further renovation plans

Stanford Shopping Center will enjoy a shopping spree of its own over the next two years, spending millions of dollars to...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2014
Last comment by DonaldT, on May 9, 2016 at 12:16 pm | 33 comments | 43844 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Power surge raises questions about SmartMeters

When 80 PG&E SmartMeters caught on fire and burned out after a power surge in East Palo Alto on Aug. 25, the incident raised...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2011
Last comment by What Color Are Their Helicopters?, on Feb 2, 2016 at 11:30 pm | 25 comments | 43722 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Former Stanford student found guilty in fatal DUI case

A 28-year-old man who drove the wrong way down U.S. Highway 101 in 2013, killing one man and seriously injuring two others,...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2017
Last comment by F, on Dec 1, 2017 at 6:51 pm | 16 comments | 43591 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Fines proposed for construction laggards

Seeking to clamp down on mysterious, blight-inducing and seemingly never-ending construction projects, Palo Alto is preparing...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2013
Last comment by localmom, on Nov 14, 2013 at 6:32 pm | 8 comments | 43384 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Menlo Park father intends to plead guilty to an unspecified charge in college admissions scam

A Menlo Park man intends to plead guilty to an as-yet unspecified charge in the $25 million college admissions scam which...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2019
Last comment by Sanctimonious City, on Apr 3, 2019 at 8:45 pm | 2 comments | 43014 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Startup schools for 'gifted' emerge as state cuts public funding

As public schools reduce extra services for gifted children following state funding cuts, a few startup private schools and...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2012
Last comment by Vivian, on Jun 18, 2016 at 9:06 am | 72 comments | 42930 Views
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