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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

How about that Obama

From the Oracle of Abu Ghraib, Seymour Hersh comes this new report from Afghanistan. Hersh says, " And I’ll tell you...

Original post made by Ray Griffin on May. 14, 2010
Last comment by of course, on May 15, 2010 at 1:54 pm | 4 comments | 2162 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Waverley/Meadow intersection without crossing guards

Waverley/Meadow, like Middlefield/Embarcadero, intersections have specialized all way stop red lights which the crossing...

Original post made by JLS Parent on May. 14, 2010
Last comment by not kidding, on May 15, 2010 at 12:25 pm | 1 comment | 2232 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto dumps controversial fire-staffing study

Palo Alto officials have scrapped a much-anticipated study into staffing levels at the Fire Department after learning that...

Original post made on May. 15, 2010
Last comment by LT, on May 15, 2010 at 6:45 am | 1 comment | 2418 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Mountain View police investigate shooting deaths

Police in Mountain View are investigating the shooting deaths of two people whose bodies were found inside a dry-cleaning...

Original post made on May. 14, 2010
Last comment by mn, on May 14, 2010 at 10:56 pm | 1 comment | 2560 Views

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 | 4492 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 | 3631 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 | 4564 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 | 2825 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 | 5126 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 | 4114 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 | 3157 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 | 4352 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 | 3294 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 | 6097 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 | 3217 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 | 24639 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 | 6022 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 | 3835 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 | 2982 Views
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