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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Should high schools report weighted grades?

Among the many differences, large and small, between Palo Alto and Gunn high schools is a discrepancy between how school...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2016
Last comment by David Shaw, on Nov 12, 2016 at 11:43 am | 45 comments | 8319 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly pushes back on school board's weighted GPA decision

Despite a unanimous school-board vote to report weighted grade points averages (GPAs) on current high school seniors’ mid-year...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2016
Last comment by A Paly Parent , on Nov 12, 2016 at 4:18 am | 55 comments | 6522 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly gives seniors option to report weighted GPA

Palo Alto High School will now allow students to choose whether they want to report their weighted grades given that close...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2016
Last comment by Paly Parent, on Nov 12, 2016 at 3:36 am | 10 comments | 3650 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Parents, students urge weighted GPAs

There was a stark difference in opinion at the Palo Alto Board of Education meeting Tuesday night on the value of reporting...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2016
Last comment by Concerned Parent, on Nov 11, 2016 at 11:50 am | 88 comments | 11549 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto turns out for historic vote

Election Day buzz started early in Palo Alto, with some voters lining up well before 7 a.m. to cast their ballots, pick up...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2016
Last comment by Tom Paine, on Nov 11, 2016 at 8:05 am | 15 comments | 2510 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Ballot Stiil Not Counted

This us the first time our household has used an early voting 24-hour dropoff for our ballots. The registrar says they have...

Original post made by 24-Hour Dropoff on Nov. 9, 2016
Last comment by Voter, on Nov 11, 2016 at 1:44 am | 3 comments | 396 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Jordan reprimands aide

Compounding the Garcia family's difficulties with Jordan Middle School last semester, they repeatedly reported concerns about...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2016
Last comment by Policy, on Nov 10, 2016 at 10:41 pm | 12 comments | 5583 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto girls looking for something special in CCS

All year long, Palo Alto girls volleyball coach Jekera Wilson knew this team was special and the Vikings have not let her...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2016
Last comment by ysk, on Nov 10, 2016 at 5:36 pm | 1 comment | 1602 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

DiBrienza, Collins win seats on Palo Alto school board

Two challengers in the Palo Alto school board race, Jennifer DiBrienza and Todd Collins, have secured apparent wins, while...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2016
Last comment by go for it Todd, on Nov 10, 2016 at 3:10 pm | 10 comments | 8774 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Measure B winning; Measure A just squeaking by

Two big-money Santa Clara County tax measures intended to address the county's transportation and housing needs appear to...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2016
Last comment by Common sense, on Nov 10, 2016 at 10:40 am | 5 comments | 10933 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford University names engineering dean as new provost

Persis Drell, the first woman to serve as dean of Stanford University's School of Engineering, will now serve as the university's...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2016
Last comment by An even bigger mistake, on Nov 10, 2016 at 4:18 am | 3 comments | 4404 Views

AROUND TOWN

Post-ownership reality:

Homeownership means never having to say you're done Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2010/01/25/post-ownership-reality...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2016
There are no comments yet. 2185 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Google Fiber officially dead - time for municipal option?

I've been very skeptical of a municipal broadband option, particularly when there have been serious private alternatives....

Original post made by NoMoPa on Oct. 26, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Nov 9, 2016 at 6:50 pm | 38 comments | 962 Views

SPORTS

Menlo, SHP to meet for boys Division II water polo title

Their rosters turn over every year and there are always new faces and old friends. When it comes down to it, though, the...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2016
Last comment by Stats, on Nov 9, 2016 at 4:03 pm | 2 comments | 1626 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New (small) Safeway for Edgewood?

On Sunday 11/6/16, Julia Baum (Mercury News)wrote about a new 23,200 sq ft(small) Safeway that is to open in the Willow Glen...

Original post made by Stuart on Nov. 9, 2016
There are no comments yet. 336 Views

AROUND TOWN

Youngest voter in Palo Alto turns 18 on Election Day

Gunn High School senior Aaron Schultz will celebrate his 18th birthday on Nov. 8 this year, making him Palo Alto's youngest...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2016
Last comment by Randy Clunge, on Nov 9, 2016 at 12:40 pm | 13 comments | 5227 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to fine developers who renege on traffic promises

Trust but verify. Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2016/11/04/palo-alto-looks-to-fine-developers-who-renege-on-traffic-promises...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2016
Last comment by Owners are Untrustworthy, on Nov 9, 2016 at 12:39 pm | 4 comments | 837 Views

AROUND TOWN

Home Front: Street sweeping, solar panels and more

This week's Home Front column features reminders from the City of Palo Alto and notices of upcoming a landscaping and a holiday...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2016
Last comment by resident, on Nov 9, 2016 at 12:31 pm | 5 comments | 1306 Views

AROUND TOWN

As Google Fiber withdraws, Palo Alto rethinks its broadband plan

When Google announced this week its decision to pull the plug on its plans to install fiber networks in various Silicon Valley...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Nov 9, 2016 at 12:19 pm | 40 comments | 9910 Views

AROUND TOWN

Casas, Landberger, Wong elected Foothill-De Anza trustees

With almost all precincts reporting, Foothill-De Anza Community College District Board of Trustees incumbent Laura Casas...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2016
Last comment by Phony Claims, on Nov 9, 2016 at 12:16 pm | 2 comments | 2432 Views
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