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What gives the school the right to give my child homework?
This is a legitimate question. I called the California Department of Education today and they did not know the answer. What... Last comment 2 hours ago | 44 comments

Editorial: An elusive history museum
The Palo Alto City Council once again provided a lifeline to a nascent Palo Alto History Museum group that has repeatedly... Last comment 1 hour ago | 17 comments

Jury takes a bold stance on new Palo Alto bike bridge
Three different design teams came to Palo Alto City Hall on Wednesday afternoon, each with a bridge to sell to the city. Read... Last comment 1 hour ago | 56 comments

A Paly student's year in Brazil
Many teens wouldn't consider taking a year to go abroad, especially during high school. Maybe they're scared of starting... Last comment on Dec 20, 2014 at 4:43 pm | 1 comment

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Medical examiner seeking help to ID man struck by train
Officials from the Santa Clara County medical examiner's office are asking for the public's help in identifying a man killed Friday evening on the Caltrain tracks between Mountain View and Sunnyvale, a medical examiner said Saturday. Sunday, 9:39 AM | 2 comments

Resident Barbara Allen creates Palo Alto's first 'poetry post'
To share her love of verse with her neighbors, in August Barbara Allen created Palo Alto's first "poetry post," a wooden box with a clear plastic window that is mounted outside her gate. Sunday, 9:16 AM | 2 comments

Kid-friendly activities to make the season brighter
The holiday season is a time to build memories and reconnect with your family, and often during this wonderful but busy time of the year, parents may forget the wonder and magic of the season that kids feel. So, here's a list of five kid-friendly activities to do in the kitchen to create lasting holiday memories and to make the season brighter for both you and your little ones. Sunday, 9:15 AM

First Person: A conversation with Jane Shaw
The Very Reverend Dr. Jane Shaw talks with Lisa Van Dusen having arrived on the Stanford campus this fall as the Dean for Religious Life and Professor of Religious Studies after a four-year stint as Dean of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. She just might surprise you. Sunday, 9:16 AM

Local schools offer ideas for family fun activities
Happiness researchers consistently report that people find greater satisfaction from life experiences than from receiving material things. In search of ideas for memorable, family-friendly experiences over the holidays, the Palo Alto Weekly polled some local preschools and elementary schools. Saturday, 8:30 AM | 1 comments

Guest Opinion: A year in Brazil
Many teens wouldn't consider taking a year to go abroad, especially during high school. Maybe they're scared of starting in a new school and being the "new student." Maybe they're terrified of leaving all their friends and family. Or just maybe they're scared of being in a completely different country with a different language. Yes, it all does sound scary; however, it's all these new experiences that make it so amazing. Saturday, 8:31 AM | 1 comments

Former Palo Alto VA official indicted for bribery
An ex-VA Palo Alto Healthcare System official was indicted on Wednesday, Dec. 17, for allegedly taking thousands of dollars in bribes from contractors. Friday, 8:30 PM

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Editorial: An elusive Palo Alto History Museum

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