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Do Palo Alto's high schools give too much homework?
Many Palo Alto high school students report feeling overworked, overburdened and overstressed by unrelenting workloads and... Last comment 8 hours ago | 75 comments

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 25 minutes ago | 21 comments

Editorial: Beyond the anguish
As the Palo Alto community mourns and reflects on the loss of another Palo Alto teenager the third in four months we... Last comment 53 minutes ago | 43 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 6 hours ago | 27 comments

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"Grand opening at SSL"
At the opening of The Bob McFarland Test Facility on Oct. 7, 2014, from left: John Celli, president of SSL; Brenda McFarland, widow of Bob McFarland; Chip Koehler, executive director, programs, SSL; and Palo Alto Mayor Nancy Shepherd. Submitted by Wendy Lewis on Oct 10, 2014

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Palo Alto's priorities: land use, health and infrastructure
A new year brought a new cast and a new philosophy to the Palo Alto City Council, but the chronically pressing issues of land use and transportation will continue to draw the lion's share of attention at City Hall in 2015 under a strategy that the council adopted at a retreat Saturday. Infrastructure, promotion of health and completion of the city's Comprehensive Plan also made it to the council's list of priorities for the coming year. Saturday, 1:54 PM | 1 comments

Carl Djerassi, 'father of the pill,' dead at 91
Carl Djerassi, 91, known as the father of the birth control pill and the founder of the Djerassi Resident Arts Program at his Woodside ranch, died Friday, Jan. 30, at his home in San Francisco Saturday, 8:03 PM

Guest opinion: School needs more limits on courseload
As parents of two current students at Gunn, we feel it is time to speak out. Gunn High School is a pressure cooker that has created a toxic environment for our children. We feel strongly that PAUSD Administration and the Board should openly acknowledge the overly competitive culture at Gunn and take steps to change it to one that supports and nurtures our children. Saturday, 9:05 AM | 23 comments

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 | 75 comments

Guest opinion: Gunn community deserves support, not blame
Whether we like it or not, depression and other mental illnesses are all around us. This became increasingly apparent to me as I watched the majority of my closest friends admit to depression, suicidal thoughts, or self-harm. But before you jump to conclusions, I'd like to tell you one thing: It's not Gunn's fault.
Saturday, 9:04 AM | 3 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.
Friday, 7:47 PM

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 | 10 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

District disputes state's records of measles immunizations

Palo Alto looks to raise minimum wage

Palo Alto seeks ideas for new traffic-fighting nonprofit

PUBLIC AGENDA: Citywide fiber plan, statwide drought impact report

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