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Palo Alto resident celebrates 100th birthday
Delivery-room doctors in Detroit didn't expect Sidney Simon to survive when he came into the world three months early on... Last comment 10 hours ago | 12 comments

Editorial: Failure to communicate
The city's voicemail box for questions is full and unable to take additional messages. Emailed questions go unanswered. A... Last comment 16 hours ago | 8 comments

Behind the psychological safety net
The mix of services that await students needing support for everything from stress about school or relationships to a diagnosable... Last comment 4 hours ago | 10 comments

Editorial: Making amends
Faced with a strong backlash from residents across Palo Alto's political spectrum and angry colleagues who felt disrespected,... Last comment on Mar 24, 2017 at 6:04 pm | 14 comments

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Supe recommends reporting weighted, unweighted GPAs
Despite Palo Alto school district Superintendent Max McGee's personal reservations about the potential downsides of reporting weighted grades on high school students' transcripts, including that it will "exacerbate our highly competitive, attainment-oriented culture in Palo Alto to the detriment of some students," he is recommending that the district report both weighted and unweighted grade point averages starting next fall.
Sunday, 5:11 PM | 2 comments

Public hearing on Stanford's major Menlo Park development
Stanford's revised plans to build 459,000 square feet of mixed-use development in Menlo Park will face a round of civic reckoning Monday, March 27, when the project will be the subject of a public hearing about environmental impacts and a study session by the Planning Commission. Sunday, 6:35 PM

Opinion: Homeless man's dignity rose above malice
On a recent day at Starbucks in Palo Alto near Stanford Avenue, a homeless man was trying to get a bite to eat. But the beauty of this guy was that he was one of only a few people in the room who was able to see his own dignity and humanity, while at the same time not feeling sorry for himself. Sunday, 8:09 AM | 11 comments

Around Town: off to the Capitol; ruff reception
Tidbits collected by the Weekly staff on people, events and other happenings. Sunday, 8:07 AM | 5 comments

Two-alarm fire reported at Moldaw Residences
Palo Alto firefighters responded to smoke pouring out of a janitor's closet at the Moldaw Residences on Charleston Road in Palo Alto Saturday afternoon. There were no injuries. Saturday, 5:22 PM | 3 comments

Young man receives honor for his passion for trees
Since his childhood in East Palo Alto, Uriel Hernandez has noticed significant change in his neighborhood's greenery -- mostly thanks to his own work. Saturday, 2:11 PM | 2 comments

School district hosts 'Immigrants and Allies' forum
A panel of speakers who work in education, law, psychology and other fields will speak about issues impacting local immigrant communities at a forum hosted by the Palo Alto school district on Monday, March 27. Saturday, 7:11 AM | 15 comments

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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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