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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Phoenix Academy's first grads are college-bound

A small charter school in East Palo Alto celebrates the graduation of its first senior class next month. Read the full story...

Original post made on May. 14, 2010
Last comment by Hmmm, on May 14, 2010 at 8:14 pm | 3 comments | 4617 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto proposes fees for parks, programs

Palo Alto's art lovers, park visitors and young actors are likely to feel the sting of the city's budget deficit after a...

Original post made on May. 12, 2010
Last comment by Dan, on May 14, 2010 at 4:34 pm | 50 comments | 3695 Views

RESTAURANTS

Tipping on takeout: yea or nay?

I'm new here. Back east I never tipped on takeout. Here, the cashier says "Tips appreciated" when I pick up my food. What's...

Original post made by newcomer on Nov. 14, 2009
Last comment by are you serious?, on May 14, 2010 at 4:26 pm | 8 comments | 4600 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Our house got egged last night

Some loser or two egged our house at 11 pm last night. I can't believe that they have nothing else more exciting to do. This...

Original post made by Midtowner on Apr. 16, 2010
Last comment by Midtowner, on May 14, 2010 at 3:24 pm | 26 comments | 2885 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

16 arrested at Palo Alto DUI checkpoints

A "sobriety checkpoint" at University Avenue and Seneca Street in Palo Alto netted nine drunk-driving arrests Saturday and...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2009
Last comment by calcheckpoint, on May 14, 2010 at 1:34 pm | 48 comments | 5222 Views

RESTAURANTS

Has Mantra Closed?!

Their takeout lunch buffet was too good to be true, evidently. Tasty AND cheap. Too much to hope for in PA.......

Original post made by Hungry Worker on May. 10, 2010
Last comment by maya, on May 14, 2010 at 12:57 pm | 2 comments | 4133 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Documents and complaints

During the course of reporting on high school coaching the Weekly obtained many documents, including complaints submitted...

Original post made on May. 14, 2010
Last comment by Tyler Hanley, on May 14, 2010 at 9:07 am | 1 comment | 3205 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Positive Coaching Alliance seeks to eliminate 'poisonous negativity' in youth sports

Jim Thompson has taken on one of the great sports challenges of our time: changing the way some youth coaches treat their...

Original post made on May. 14, 2010
Last comment by Tyler Hanley, on May 14, 2010 at 9:05 am | 1 comment | 4436 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The job of coaching

Until the '90s, the vast majority of head coaches at Gunn and Palo Alto high schools were teachers connected to the school....

Original post made on May. 14, 2010
Last comment by Tyler Hanley, on May 14, 2010 at 9:03 am | 1 comment | 3377 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Club sports add challenges to school athletics

The emergence of "club sports" in the past 20 years has created a pool of experienced coaches in high school athletics --...

Original post made on May. 14, 2010
Last comment by Tyler Hanley, on May 14, 2010 at 9:01 am | 1 comment | 6250 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Sports and coaches at Gunn and Palo Alto high schools

Palo Alto and Gunn high schools offer a wide variety of sports, run by various types of coaches. Read the full story here...

Original post made on May. 14, 2010
Last comment by Tyler Hanley, on May 14, 2010 at 8:58 am | 1 comment | 3279 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The psychology and effects of bad coaching

A coach's ability to manage anger and frustration is the key to avoiding abusive coaching, along with redefining a longstanding...

Original post made on May. 14, 2010
Last comment by Tyler Hanley, on May 14, 2010 at 8:54 am | 1 comment | 25611 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What makes a good coach good?

What makes a good coach good? It's all about teaching and motivating, which require clear and direct communication, empathy...

Original post made on May. 14, 2010
Last comment by Tyler Hanley, on May 14, 2010 at 8:53 am | 1 comment | 6159 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Parents give mixed reviews to new math textbook

Palo Alto's new elementary school math curriculum gets mixed reviews from parents, according to results of a recent survey....

Original post made on May. 10, 2010
Last comment by Midtown dad/tutor, on May 13, 2010 at 8:48 pm | 35 comments | 3942 Views

AROUND TOWN

Election June 8, 2010 Ballot Measure Presentation

Friday, May 14, 2010 2-4 pm Avenidas Senior Center, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto, CA 94301 Pros & Cons June...

Original post made by League of Women Voters on May. 13, 2010
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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto prepares for 'budget of loss'

Palo Alto's proposed budget for the next fiscal year contains a sliver of good news and a heap of bad. Read the full story...

Original post made on May. 3, 2010
Last comment by Not resident, on May 13, 2010 at 6:48 pm | 21 comments | 3031 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Gov. Arnold invites oil drillers to the California coast to replace the oil spilled in the Gulf

The USA is losing millions of gallons of oil to Gulf of Mexico disaster. Arnold Schwarzenegger and his new pal Abel Maldonado...

Original post made by drill baby drill on May. 1, 2010
Last comment by drill baby drill, on May 13, 2010 at 5:24 pm | 29 comments | 2439 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Despite reviews, district defends new math text

Despite mixed reviews from parents and teachers, Palo Alto school officials Tuesday said they have had "a tremendous year"...

Original post made on May. 12, 2010
Last comment by BH, on May 13, 2010 at 4:37 pm | 19 comments | 4574 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Arizona boycotte

Several cities across the country, including SF, Oakland, San Diego and LA have passed resolutions or urged boycotts of Arizona...

Original post made by Armen on May. 12, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on May 13, 2010 at 3:52 pm | 3 comments | 2169 Views

SPORTS

Lacrosse playoffs just a tuneup for the finales

The high school lacrosse season is heading into its final week, with playoff matches setting up championship showdowns this...

Original post made on May. 10, 2010
Last comment by Paly Parent, on May 13, 2010 at 3:31 pm | 4 comments | 2935 Views
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Save $5 when you register by Monday, July 24

Registration is now open for the 33rd annual Palo Alto Weekly Moonlight Run and Walk. This family-friendly event which benefits local nonprofits serving kids and families will take place on Friday, Oct. 6 at the Palo Alto Baylands.

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