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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Egging leads to broken hip for 87-year-old grandfather

Our home has been the target of teenage boys throwing eggs. Most recently on Friday night we heard the pop of eggs hitting...

Original post made by Prank Victim on Apr. 20, 2009
Last comment by ellie gioumousis, on Apr 28, 2009 at 12:38 am | 28 comments | 3415 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford study criticizes high school exit exam

California's three-year-old high school exit exam has failed to meet the goal of significantly increasing student achievement,...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2009
Last comment by Student, on Apr 27, 2009 at 11:09 pm | 17 comments | 3130 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to consider Styrofoam ban tonight

Having already banned plastic bags from grocery stores, Palo Alto is now targeting another common food-storage pollutant:...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2009
Last comment by Mireya, on Apr 27, 2009 at 9:40 pm | 15 comments | 2523 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

How waterboarding protected us, specifically

http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/article.aspx?RsrcID=46949 I have argued many times about how waterboarding is effective....

Original post made by Gary on Apr. 21, 2009
Last comment by Paul, on Apr 27, 2009 at 9:27 pm | 68 comments | 2311 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto schools' Laurence takes top San Mateo post

Scott Laurence will leave the Palo Alto School District after 23 years to become superintendent of the San Mateo Union High...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2009
Last comment by Paly Mom, on Apr 27, 2009 at 8:06 pm | 21 comments | 926 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Wildhorse Valley Rescuse

In case anyone was expecting someone after lunch and they didn't show, a woman has been stuck down a sixty foot ravine at...

Original post made by qq on Apr. 27, 2009
Last comment by Sarah, on Apr 27, 2009 at 4:01 pm | 3 comments | 1893 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PÁNICO, US declares public health emergency.

Officials recommended planning for potential U.S. school closures and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said the...

Original post made by PÁNICO,US declares on Apr. 26, 2009
Last comment by Sharon, on Apr 27, 2009 at 2:08 pm | 5 comments | 1853 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Auditors sought for school-bond project

The citizens committee charged with tracking spending of the $378 million Palo Alto school bond that voters approved last...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2009
Last comment by Concerned Parent, on Apr 27, 2009 at 10:56 am | 4 comments | 2267 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Sign Palo Alto Math Textbooks Petition

If you unhappy about PAUSD's choice of math program and its reliance on calculators, please sign petition: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/PaloAltoMathTextbooks/...

Original post made by Ada on Apr. 16, 2009
Last comment by Mom, on Apr 27, 2009 at 10:08 am | 42 comments | 3285 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Last Chance to Write to Board About Everyday Math

The PAUSD School Board votes tomorrow (4/28) on whether to adopt Everyday Math or wait a year and evaluate other math programs. The...

Original post made by Type Now, Right Now on Apr. 27, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1970 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

You can review texts for Spanish classes until this Friday

A committee of teachers, students, and parents is currently reviewing sets of Spanish (Levels 1 and 2) materials that have...

Original post made by Here Ye on Apr. 27, 2009
Last comment by Here Ye, on Apr 27, 2009 at 8:50 am | 1 comment | 1933 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

How to stop laughing?

How does one stop from laughing at inappropriate times? ...

Original post made by Hyena on Apr. 26, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Apr 27, 2009 at 4:35 am | 2 comments | 1929 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City seeks 'urban experience' from Stanford hospitals

Stanford University's recent decision to scrap plans to enlarge Stanford Shopping Center and to focus on expanding its hospital...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2009
Last comment by Its the economy stupid, on Apr 27, 2009 at 12:30 am | 27 comments | 3419 Views

AROUND TOWN

Greenlight film festival hits Palo Alto Thursday

On April 16, the 4th annual Greenlight Earth Day Film Festival will honor filmmakers who have urged viewers to "get reel"...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2009
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 26, 2009 at 6:28 pm | 1 comment | 1981 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

East Palo Alto woman indicted by grand jury

A federal grand jury in San Francisco on Thursday indicted a woman who was arrested during multiple raids in the Bay Area...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2009
Last comment by Grizz, on Apr 26, 2009 at 4:06 pm | 5 comments | 1957 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School stakeholders clash over math

Palo Alto school board members Tuesday struggled to find common ground between district staff's enthusiastic support of a...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2009
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Apr 25, 2009 at 2:50 pm | 142 comments | 7761 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Freddie Mac CFO suicide

David Kellerman hanged himself, today. That is a personal family tragedy, but is it possibly more? What are the problems...

Original post made by Gary on Apr. 22, 2009
Last comment by Perspective, on Apr 25, 2009 at 2:19 pm | 1 comment | 1904 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto may cut social-service grants 5 percent

Already rocked by slumping donations and surging demand for services, Palo Alto's nonprofit organizations are now facing...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2009
Last comment by Save on salaries and benefits, on Apr 25, 2009 at 7:00 am | 8 comments | 2262 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Community Heroes' honored today at luncheon

Carl Guardino, president and CEO of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, and Adrienne J. Tissier, a member of the San Mateo...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2009
Last comment by Tim, on Apr 24, 2009 at 11:44 pm | 2 comments | 1962 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Garbage pile at M-A is 'shock factor' on waste

Menlo-Atherton High School students are dumping trash on the campus' outside-eating area lawn because they think the "shock...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2009
Last comment by Palo Alto Parent, on Apr 24, 2009 at 10:01 pm | 2 comments | 1989 Views
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