District homework policy roll-out stalls
When people talk about homework in Palo Alto, they often wonder: What, exactly, is the district's policy on homework? Read... Last comment 12 minutes ago | 15 comments
Palo Alto looks to raise minimum wage
Citing the sky-high costs of living in Palo Alto, a group of City Council members is leading a push to adopt a local minimum-wage... Last comment 11 hours ago | 13 comments
Survey: We love our neighborhoods but are miffed by development
Palo Altans generally feel rosy about their hometown, but attitudes tend to sour when the conversation shifts to housing,... Last comment 14 hours ago | 35 comments
"SAP backpack drive"
Jennifer Cullenbine, executive director at the Family Giving Tree, and Jonathan Becher, chief marketing officer at SAP, hold backpacks on July 29, 2014, that will be given to low-income children. SAP employees donated and packed around 225 backpacks with classroom essentials for the education non-profit Family Giving Tree. Submitted by Arunima Kumar on Aug 6, 2014
Do Palo Alto's high schools give too much homework?
In an effort to change the culture around homework, and at the same time improve students' learning, more and more Gunn and Paly teachers have begun experimenting with innovative educational strategies that challenge traditional notions of homework. Friday, 7:41 AM | 53 comments
Sutter Health, Blue Shield come to agreement
Health care provider Sutter Health and Blue Shield of California have finalized a new two-year contract, according to an announcement today, Jan. 30, by Sutter Health. Friday, 12:34 PM | 1 comments
Social worker accused of child molestation faces more charges
A former San Mateo County Child Protective Services Agency social worker accused of molesting East Palo Alto girls to which he was assigned is facing 10 additional felonies for allegedly having sexual relations with a third minor, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office.
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Caltrain fatality ID'd as Palo Alto man
The Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner's Office has identified the man struck and killed by Caltrain south of the Mountain View Caltrain station on Jan. 29 as Daniel Snyder, 28, of Palo Alto. Friday, 4:07 PM | 9 comments
Stanford swimmer denies alleged rape in police report
Stanford University student Brock Turner, who was charged this week with five sexual-assault charges for a Jan. 18 on-campus incident involving a woman unaffiliated with the university, acknowledges in a police report some sexual contact, but is denying the alleged rape. Friday, 9:20 AM | 7 comments
Editorial: While explanations elude, we should not be deterred from action
As the Palo Alto community mourns and reflects on the loss of another Palo Alto teenager the third in four months we must not allow our frustrations, fears and divergent perspectives to block the path forward. Friday, 7:44 AM | 32 comments
District disputes state's records of measles immunizations
Despite cases of the measles now showing up in Santa Clara County, some Palo Alto schools still have up to 12 percent of elementary school students who are not properly immunized, according to data from the California Department of Public Health. Friday, 7:46 AM | 31 comments