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Palo Alto changes course on housing fees

In an unusual move that reflected Palo Alto's shifting political dynamics, the City Council reversed on Monday night its...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2017
Last comment by resident, 24 minutes ago | 42 comments | 3742 Views


Gunn bell schedule revised for this fall

To provide time for new social-emotional learning curriculum and to bring Gunn High School into compliance with an instructional...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2017
Last comment by jimmyh, 39 minutes ago | 12 comments | 2309 Views


Billing error leaves city gas customers overcharged

About 15,000 utility customers in Palo Alto received an unwelcome surprise in their February bill: an overcharge on their...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2017
Last comment by Midtown Resident, 58 minutes ago | 18 comments | 2336 Views


Jordan Principal Leaving

We just received word that the Jordan principal was leaving at the end of the year. ...

Original post made by Parent L on Mar. 29, 2017
Last comment by Not Bowers, 1 hour ago | 3 comments | 155 Views


District proposes new school calendar

Under a proposed calendar negotiated with the Palo Alto school district's teachers union, students and staff would have a...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2017
Last comment by Marc Vincenti, 1 hour ago | 19 comments | 3421 Views


Menlo School's Bowen earns CIF Model Coach Award

Menlo School boys water polo coach Jack Bowen is one of 13 coaches around the state to be honored with a CIF Model Coach...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2017
There are no comments yet. 670 Views


With some questions, trustees generally support reporting weighted grades

School board members were generally supportive Tuesday night of a proposal to report both unweighted and weighted grade point...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2017
Last comment by Proven methods, 3 hours ago | 3 comments | 898 Views


Former Paly coach Clem Wiser was a winner in every sense

Clem Wiser will be best remembered as a champion of education, a championship coach, a championship facilitator and a championship...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2017
Last comment by TOM CRANE, 3 hours ago | 10 comments | 3031 Views


Fire battalion chiefs get raises in Palo Alto

After more than a year of negotiations, Palo Alto has approved a new contract with with four battalion chiefs in the Fire...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2017
Last comment by musical, 3 hours ago | 12 comments | 2335 Views


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...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by Sid's "favorite" exDIL, 4 hours ago | 13 comments | 6810 Views


Teachers less satisfied than parents, principals with longer kindergarten day

While the majority of kindergarten parents and elementary school principals are satisfied with the Palo Alto school district's...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2017
Last comment by Mom, 4 hours ago | 5 comments | 804 Views


TEDx Talk in Palo Alto explores 'identity'

Artists, scientists, authors and tech experts will convene at the Oshman Family JCC on Sunday, April 2, for a discussion...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2017
Last comment by Uh-Huh, 5 hours ago | 2 comments | 926 Views


$5K grant to help build new produce market for seniors

A new produce market for low-income seniors will be coming to southern end of town through a $5,000 grant from the Rotary...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2017
Last comment by EPAMom, 6 hours ago | 1 comment | 1126 Views


Stanford's Bauer named Pac-12's top soccer scholar-athlete

Stanford's Maddie Bauer was named the Pac-12 Women's Soccer Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the 2016 season, the Conference...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2017
There are no comments yet. 749 Views


The things I remember about Palo Alto while growing up:


Original post made by Andrew L. Freedman on Oct. 19, 2006
Last comment by The Green Acres Kid, 7 hours ago | 1112 comments | 210693 Views


Changing course, supe recommends reporting both weighted, unweighted GPAs

Despite Palo Alto school district Superintendent Max McGee's personal reservations about the potential downsides of reporting...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2017
Last comment by Palo Alto, 21 hours ago | 11 comments | 2772 Views


Palo Alto eyes emergency law to protect retail

With several long-time retail establishments recently shutting down to make way for offices in downtown Palo Alto, city officials...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2015
Last comment by Online Name, on Mar 28, 2017 at 4:36 pm | 70 comments | 7854 Views


Talking trash

Phil Bobel, assistant director of public works for the City of Palo Alto, admits something that most people won't. He sometimes...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2017
Last comment by Ron, on Mar 28, 2017 at 3:53 pm | 13 comments | 478 Views


Barron Park donkey Perry returns home

Perry the miniature donkey, who had been missing from his pasture since the death of his companion, Miner 49-er, about six...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2016
Last comment by Nayeli, on Mar 28, 2017 at 3:35 pm | 8 comments | 7594 Views


How Do You Handle Neighbors with Barking Dogs?


Original post made by Member on Aug. 17, 2006
Last comment by Golden Rule, on Mar 28, 2017 at 2:56 pm | 48 comments | 22393 Views
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Coupon for Yourself and Your Partner
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2017 guide to summer camps

Looking for something for the kids to do this summer, learn something new and have fun? The 2017 Summer Camp Guide features local camps for all ages and interests.

Find Camps Here