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Parents, students urge weighted GPAs

There was a stark difference in opinion at the Palo Alto Board of Education meeting Tuesday night on the value of reporting...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2016
Last comment by Sense, 12 minutes ago | 34 comments | 3968 Views


Contributions in council race spark outcry

A large and unexpected injection of cash into Palo Alto's City Council race in recent weeks has lifted the campaigns of two...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2016
Last comment by not all of Palo Alto, 38 minutes ago | 59 comments | 6064 Views


County voters to decide on Measure B half-cent sales tax

Voters will decide next month on a measure that would raise billions of dollars to help address many public transportation...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2016
Last comment by Brian, 1 hour ago | 7 comments | 760 Views


Caltrain collides with a car stopped on the tracks at East Meadow

Apparently no one was in the car, no injuries reported thus far. We need a Grade Separated rail corridor, period. The...

Original post made by Alan on Oct. 16, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, 1 hour ago | 28 comments | 482 Views


Stanford Children's Health treats transgender youth at new clinic

Stanford Children's Health new Gender Clinic, which Stanford believes to be the only of its kind in the South Bay, brings...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2016
Last comment by Sarah1000, 1 hour ago | 5 comments | 370 Views


Should high schools report weighted grades?

Among the many differences, large and small, between Palo Alto and Gunn high schools is a discrepancy between how school...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2016
Last comment by Gunn Parent, 1 hour ago | 33 comments | 4891 Views


Affordable housing complex breaks ground in East Palo Alto

East Palo Alto Mayor Donna Rutherford, San Mateo County Supervisor Warren Slocum and other city and county officials marked...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2016
Last comment by, 2 hours ago | 6 comments | 2522 Views


Community Notebook: Local behavioral health organizations to merge

Two Bay Area nonprofits aimed at helping populations in need are joining forces to strengthen behavioral health care across...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2016
Last comment by Sarah1000, 2 hours ago | 2 comments | 831 Views


Whitney Dafoe: 'When I crash'

Though Whitney Dafoe can no longer speak and cannot write long messages, he wrote a description last December and January...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2015
Last comment by margot sis, 3 hours ago | 9 comments | 6922 Views


A Scottish primer

Martins West Gastropub in Redwood City is all about Scotland, from the haggis on a stick to delectable fish and chips. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2016
Last comment by Another Tom, 3 hours ago | 1 comment | 436 Views


Watt named a high school All-American in track and field

Gunn grad Amy Watt, who competed at the Rio Paralympics, was named Female Field Athlete of the Year by USA Paralympics track...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2016
Last comment by Tom DuBois, 3 hours ago | 2 comments | 472 Views


Berkeley's Counting Crows return to the Bay Area

Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz now calls Greenwich Village home, but the singer/songwriter got his start as a musician...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2016
Last comment by Gus , 3 hours ago | 2 comments | 2779 Views


Laurene Powell Jobs donates to school-board incumbent's campaign

With less than a month left until Election Day, Palo Alto school-board trustee Melissa Baten Caswell’s campaign for re-election...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2016
Last comment by Scary, 4 hours ago | 11 comments | 3573 Views


Fire station prepares for Baylands migration

After serving the neighborhoods around Rinconada Park for more than fifty years, Fire Station 3 is preparing for a brief...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2016
Last comment by musical, 6 hours ago | 14 comments | 2632 Views


Should we be teaching micro aggression theory in PAUSD?

Recently, popular culture has become awash with terms like triggering and micro aggression. Over the last several years,...

Original post made by Teaching Victomhood on Oct. 18, 2016
Last comment by Teaching Victimhood, 9 hours ago | 4 comments | 194 Views


Council favors new rules for downtown retail

Retail in downtown Palo Alto isn't broken and doesn't need fixing. It could, however, use some protection, particularly when...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2016
Last comment by Self centered candidate, 16 hours ago | 8 comments | 2033 Views


New law would keep outdoor pot growth illegal in Palo Alto

If California voters approve Proposition 64 in November, they will make it legal for anyone over 21 to smoke marijuana and...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2016
Last comment by Online Name, 19 hours ago | 26 comments | 3033 Views


Cost/Type of Special Ed

I'm curious what PAUSD spends on Special Ed, how many kids we have enrolled, by severity/type, ideally at which school level...

Original post made by Info on Special Ed on Oct. 18, 2016
Last comment by Info on Special Ed, 20 hours ago | 4 comments | 161 Views


Measuring airplane exhaust

As I listen to the noisome roar of plane after plane passing overhead tonight (my windows are open to hopefully hear/smell...

Original post made by Exhausted from Airplanes on Oct. 13, 2016
Last comment by Plane Speaker, 20 hours ago | 11 comments | 252 Views


Election '16: Deciding Palo Alto's future

What kind of city should Palo Alto strive to become? Read the full story here

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2016
Last comment by margaret, on Oct 19, 2016 at 4:39 pm | 71 comments | 9261 Views
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Council Candidate Forums
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Response to Arguments Against Measure B
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Garden Zucchini Pancakes with Umami Tomato Meets Woodside Elementary
By Laura Stec | 1 comment | 606 views


The 2016-17 Info Guide is here!

Info Palo Alto, a resource guide for the Midpeninsula, features local information on schools, outdoors and recreation, government and arts & entertainment