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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Former state assemblyman wants to reform Prop. 13

The common good has long been former Assemblyman Rich Gordon's aim, whether in his efforts with troubled youth, with an unfair...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2017
Last comment by TooFunny, on Mar 31, 2017 at 7:16 am | 140 comments | 6199 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Feds Target Local All-Cash Sales

According to today's "The Daily Journal": "Federal officials are turning an eye to the Bay Area's hot housing markets as...

Original post made by about time on Jul. 28, 2016
Last comment by BP, on Mar 30, 2017 at 11:34 pm | 24 comments | 1513 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New Poll: 46% of Millennials want to leave Bay Area

An article in the Mercury News reports on a new poll that suggests 46% of millennials want to leave the Bay Area, see http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/03/30/housing-traffic-woes-stok...

Original post made by Abitarian on Mar. 30, 2017
There are no comments yet. 267 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly school board rep: 'The sorrows of young Palo Altans'

My stress began in elementary school, where students were segregated into separate class meetings as "early" and "late" readers,...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2015
Last comment by BalancedParent, on Mar 30, 2017 at 3:54 pm | 487 comments | 334090 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Project Safety Net announces new structure

After several years of leadership turnover and uncertainty about its sustainability, Project Safety Net, the Palo Alto youth...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2017
Last comment by Advocate, on Mar 30, 2017 at 12:08 pm | 3 comments | 2822 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Community Notebook: 'Understanding Islam' speaker series starts in April

Santa Clara County Joe Simitian is looking to increase the public's knowledge of Islam and Muslims through a speaker series...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2017
Last comment by Jocelyn Dong, on Mar 30, 2017 at 10:23 am | 9 comments | 3044 Views

AROUND TOWN

TEDx Talk in Palo Alto explores 'identity'

Artists, scientists, authors and tech experts will convene at the Oshman Family JCC on Sunday, April 2, for a discussion...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2017
Last comment by musical, on Mar 29, 2017 at 10:54 pm | 3 comments | 2503 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto resident celebrates 100th birthday

Delivery-room doctors in Detroit didn't expect Sidney Simon to survive when he came into the world three months early on...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by Bryan Wilson, on Mar 29, 2017 at 10:50 pm | 14 comments | 8469 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn bell schedule revised for this fall

To provide time for new social-emotional learning curriculum and to bring Gunn High School into compliance with an instructional...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 29, 2017 at 8:36 pm | 13 comments | 4783 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Jordan Principal Leaving

We just received word that the Jordan principal was leaving at the end of the year. ...

Original post made by Parent L on Mar. 29, 2017
Last comment by Not Bowers, on Mar 29, 2017 at 6:45 pm | 3 comments | 556 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District proposes new school calendar

Under a proposed calendar negotiated with the Palo Alto school district's teachers union, students and staff would have a...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2017
Last comment by Marc Vincenti, on Mar 29, 2017 at 6:36 pm | 19 comments | 5233 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo School's Bowen earns CIF Model Coach Award

Menlo School boys water polo coach Jack Bowen is one of 13 coaches around the state to be honored with a CIF Model Coach...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1045 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

With some questions, trustees generally support reporting weighted grades

School board members were generally supportive Tuesday night of a proposal to report both unweighted and weighted grade point...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2017
Last comment by Proven methods, on Mar 29, 2017 at 4:42 pm | 3 comments | 2195 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford's Bauer named Pac-12's top soccer scholar-athlete

Stanford's Maddie Bauer was named the Pac-12 Women's Soccer Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the 2016 season, the Conference...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1171 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Changing course, supe recommends reporting both weighted, unweighted GPAs

Despite Palo Alto school district Superintendent Max McGee's personal reservations about the potential downsides of reporting...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2017
Last comment by Palo Alto, on Mar 28, 2017 at 10:06 pm | 11 comments | 4017 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto eyes emergency law to protect retail

With several long-time retail establishments recently shutting down to make way for offices in downtown Palo Alto, city officials...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2015
Last comment by Online Name, on Mar 28, 2017 at 4:36 pm | 70 comments | 8127 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Talking trash

Phil Bobel, assistant director of public works for the City of Palo Alto, admits something that most people won't. He sometimes...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2017
Last comment by Ron, on Mar 28, 2017 at 3:53 pm | 13 comments | 893 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Barron Park donkey Perry returns home

Perry the miniature donkey, who had been missing from his pasture since the death of his companion, Miner 49-er, about six...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2016
Last comment by Nayeli, on Mar 28, 2017 at 3:35 pm | 8 comments | 8422 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest Opinion: Homeless man's dignity rose above malice of cafe patron

When I was a kid, poverty was as real as baseball, apple pie and the pledge of allegiance to the flag. In elementary school,...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by Cc, on Mar 28, 2017 at 1:31 pm | 14 comments | 5619 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Behind the psychological safety net

The mix of services that await students needing support for everything from stress about school or relationships to a diagnosable...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by Shashona Williamson, on Mar 28, 2017 at 1:08 pm | 11 comments | 5267 Views
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