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About this blog: I was editor of the Palo Alto Weekly from June 2000 to January 2011, capping a more than 50-year career in journalism and writing since Los Gatos High School, where I was editor of the student newspaper and president of the speech...  (More)

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Will -- or should -- adult schools remain 'the quiet corner' of local education?
May 22, 2013 9:50 am
Comments: 6 | Views: 6,278

In about eight years, the Palo Alto Adult School will be observing its 100th anniversary -- a century of promoting the notion that learning can be for a lifetime.... More
On Deadline blog: Palo Alto getting a crash course on bullying -- yet some prevention efforts go back years
Mar 30, 2013 4:45 pm
Comments: 40 | Views: 3,779

Bullying and how to prevent it and deal with both victims and bullies has become a hot topic in Palo Alto schools, spurred by a harsh finding by the federal Department... More
On Deadline blog: Palo Alto getting a crash course on bullying -- yet some prevention efforts go back years
Mar 30, 2013 4:45 pm
Comments: 40 | Views: 10,714

Bullying and how to prevent it and deal with both victims and bullies has become a hot topic in Palo Alto schools, spurred by a harsh finding by the federal Department... More
On Deadline blog: 'Cal Ave' cost overruns may echo past, present and future city projects
Jan 31, 2013 12:57 pm
Comments: 18 | Views: 3,750

The news that the California Avenue beautification project is exploding in its costs should not be a surprise to anyone even a bit familiar with Palo Alto projects... More
On Deadline blog: 'Cal Ave' cost overruns may echo past, present and future city projects
Jan 31, 2013 12:57 pm
Comments: 18 | Views: 8,542

The news that the California Avenue beautification project is exploding in its costs should not be a surprise to anyone even a bit familiar with Palo Alto projects... More
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Short story writers wanted!

The 31st Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 13, 2017. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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