Teachers union defends decision to file grievance against Gunn principal
Citing "misconceptions and misinformation" surrounding the union grievance filed late last year against Gunn High School... Last comment 5 hours ago | 71 comments
"SAP hosts GIRLsmarts4tech"
The SAP Palo Alto office turned into a workspace for 60 middle schoolers last week who were there for GIRLsmarts4tech, a workshop on computer science and technology. The girls had a packed day with hands-on sessions about making music on their computers, creating web pages, programming games, and even designing user interfaces. The aim was to jump-start students' interest in computer science by getting them to see the technology behind the things they use every day. Photo by Cheryl Allison. Submitted by Arunima Kumar on Oct 23, 2014
Caltrain cautious about Palo Alto officials' requests
While the City of Palo Alto is putting its weight behind the importance of restricting access to the rail corridor to prevent future suicides, Caltrain has expressed concern about the cost and challenges that some safety upgrades could present. Friday, 1:14 PM | 15 comments
What's driving Palo Alto's growing payroll?
The signs of success are striking: new libraries, a renovated City Hall, a rebuilt Art Center and a new downtown just a mile and a half south of the old one. But an equally striking economic resurgence has been taking place behind the scenes in City Hall, in the obscure world of budget amendments, reserve funds, salary adjustments and closed-door labor negotiations. Friday, 7:52 AM | 24 comments
Kevin Skelly named San Mateo Union's superintendent
Former Palo Alto Superintendent Kevin Skelly is taking the same position in the San Mateo Union High School District pending a site visit in Mountain View, where he is currently interim superintendent, the San Mateo district announced Thursday. Friday, 10:19 AM | 7 comments
Body found in East Palo Alto trailer fire
Menlo Park firefighters fighting a fire at the former and abandoned Romic chemical refinery site found a body in a trailer early this morning, fire Chief Harold Schapelhouman said.
Friday, 10:34 AM | 1 comments
Battle over Measure A heats up
With 11 days left until Palo Alto's special school parcel-tax election, Measure A campaigners are working to corral support for what they see as a critical financial injection for Palo Alto schools, while others in the community are calling the vote a referendum on school-district leadership. Friday, 7:56 AM | 44 comments
Editorial: Yes on Measure A
Let us keep our frustrations and criticisms of the Palo Alto school district leadership separate from the need of funding to maintain the educational opportunities and experiences of our kids, ensure that class sizes don't grow and implement additional programs directed at closing the achievement gap and increasing mental health resources, and vote to approve Measure A. Friday, 7:54 AM | 64 comments
Best Of Palo Alto voting launches
The annual Best Of Palo Alto reader survey is launching today! This year's Best Of promises to unearth local delights, favorite haunts and new rising retail stars. Friday, 9:33 AM