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AROUND TOWN

Home-grown music

Re: the community calendar... The Soli Deo Gloria concert this weekend is conducted by Palo Alto resident Allen Simon, his...

Original post made by J. Kramer on May. 21, 2010
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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Documents and complaints

During the course of reporting on high school coaching the Weekly obtained many documents, including complaints submitted...

Original post made on May. 21, 2010
Last comment by Tyler Hanley, on May 21, 2010 at 12:12 pm | 1 comment | 3498 Views

AROUND TOWN

Royal Tongan Police Band performs in Palo Alto

Passersby and Palo Alto city employees were pleasantly surprised Wednesday when the Royal Tongan Police Band performed at...

Original post made on May. 21, 2010
Last comment by nat, on May 21, 2010 at 12:08 pm | 2 comments | 2461 Views

SPORTS

Suit ban puts CCS spotlight back on athletes for swim finals

It didn't take long for the records to start falling at the 2009 Central Coast Section Swimming and Diving Championships....

Original post made on May. 21, 2010
Last comment by swim fan, on May 21, 2010 at 10:00 am | 2 comments | 2460 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Who oversees high school athletics?

Athletic directors at Palo Alto and Gunn high schools are in charge of coaches and running the athletic programs at their...

Original post made on May. 21, 2010
Last comment by Tyler Hanley, on May 21, 2010 at 9:33 am | 1 comment | 3860 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Tips for high school sports parents

Positive Coaching Alliance founder and Executive Director Jim Thompson recently wrote "The High School Sports Parent," which...

Original post made on May. 21, 2010
Last comment by Tyler Hanley, on May 21, 2010 at 9:32 am | 1 comment | 6773 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

A confusing complaint process

Palo Alto High parents Paul and Susan Burk decided to speak up after their son Steven quit the baseball team mid-season in...

Original post made on May. 21, 2010
Last comment by Tyler Hanley, on May 21, 2010 at 9:31 am | 1 comment | 6842 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Sports Boosters help fund athletics

Sharp budget cuts in the 1990s hit Palo Alto's high school sports programs hard and created new ways of funding sports --...

Original post made on May. 21, 2010
Last comment by Tyler Hanley, on May 21, 2010 at 9:31 am | 1 comment | 2791 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High cost and admission requirements of colleges

I want to hear from middle class parents of average students about how they prepare for dealing with ever rising costs and...

Original post made by Worried mom on Apr. 30, 2010
Last comment by palo alto mom, on May 21, 2010 at 8:30 am | 76 comments | 8987 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Living through the lessons of Simple Economics 101

New News: Tax bills (revenue into our Fed Coffers) at lowest since 1950, if you believe USA Today..an iffy proposal, but...

Original post made by Common Sense Professor on May. 19, 2010
Last comment by Living through the lessons of Economics 101, on May 21, 2010 at 6:31 am | 13 comments | 2007 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly teams earn honors in science, math contests

Students at Palo Alto High School continue to rack up national honors in science and mathematics this spring -- including...

Original post made on May. 18, 2010
Last comment by Pre-K Dad, on May 20, 2010 at 9:10 pm | 38 comments | 3741 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Senior Cut Day at Paly

It has been explained to me that there was a traditional senior cut day, next Monday, at Paly and seniors did not have to...

Original post made by Parent of Paly Senior on May. 11, 2010
Last comment by back then....., on May 20, 2010 at 5:47 pm | 24 comments | 3352 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

East Palo Alto man fatally shot in head Friday

A 50-year-old man who was fatally shot in the head while working in his garage in East Palo Alto Friday night has been identified...

Original post made on May. 16, 2010
Last comment by My 2 Cents, on May 20, 2010 at 5:16 pm | 7 comments | 2453 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

What's in that drink? We need alcohol-labeling laws to tell

There is a relatively new drink on the market. It's called "four Loko" and it is especially popular with young people. Read...

Original post made on May. 19, 2010
Last comment by Norm, on May 20, 2010 at 4:58 pm | 5 comments | 3905 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Anaerobic digestion would protect the environment and save Palo Altans money

Imagine a scenario in which Palo Alto could make tremendous progress on its zero-waste and climate-protection goals while...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2010
Last comment by EEng, on May 20, 2010 at 4:21 pm | 23 comments | 2888 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Simitian's patience running out on high-speed rail

Joe Simitian, the state Senator from Palo Alto who ha consistently expressed support for "high-speed rail done right," warned...

Original post made on May. 13, 2010
Last comment by Mark E., on May 20, 2010 at 1:14 pm | 46 comments | 4409 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford, nurses stalemate over contract

Stanford and Lucile Packard Children's hospitals rejected a request to continue contract negotiations by the nurses' union...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2010
Last comment by RN, on May 20, 2010 at 11:41 am | 61 comments | 3404 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto schools to get 'Everyday Mathematics'

"Everyday Mathematics" was approved on a 3-2 vote of the Palo Alto school board early today (Wednesday) -- despite a parent...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2009
Last comment by HPA, on May 20, 2010 at 10:00 am | 192 comments | 10987 Views

AROUND TOWN

The Need for Speed

Regarding the picture of the stunt biker at Greer Park-- Shouldn't this guy be wearing a helmet? I don't want my tax...

Original post made by WilliamR on May. 19, 2010
Last comment by anonymous, on May 20, 2010 at 9:17 am | 1 comment | 2344 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Caltrain asserts itself in race for federal funds

The two agencies responsible for building the Peninsula section of the high-speed-rail system now find themselves in a competitive...

Original post made on May. 18, 2010
Last comment by Richard, on May 20, 2010 at 9:03 am | 7 comments | 2446 Views
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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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