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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

7.2 MAG BAJA; FELT WIDE MORE QUAKES IN CA

The quake had a depth of 20.1 miles and struck at 3:40 p.m. The quake set high rise buildings in Riverside, Los Angeles...

Original post made by Sharon on Apr. 4, 2010
Last comment by Sharon, on Apr 4, 2010 at 6:26 pm | 1 comment | 2286 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Longtime Ohlone teacher named principal

William Overton, a teacher at Ohlone Elementary School for 27 years, was named Ohlone principal Tuesday night by the Palo...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2009
Last comment by ??, on Apr 4, 2010 at 5:17 pm | 16 comments | 3731 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City employees exhorbitant salaries need to be cut down

City of Palo Alto 2009 gross salary data was recently published http://www.paloaltoonline.com/media/reports/1269449374.pdf I...

Original post made by Shocked on Apr. 1, 2010
Last comment by lifetime jobs?, on Apr 4, 2010 at 4:22 pm | 11 comments | 2606 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Students, parents reflect on 'Growing Up Asian'

What does the growth in Asian enrollment mean for Palo Alto's public schools, and the community at large? That was the question...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2010
Last comment by Parent, on Apr 4, 2010 at 3:47 pm | 43 comments | 3728 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Best elementary school for below average student

It is possible that my 6 yr old child will be underperforming academically in school, as he is already behind most of his...

Original post made by Concerned mom on Mar. 25, 2010
Last comment by paparent, on Apr 4, 2010 at 11:43 am | 23 comments | 3282 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Cubberley 'a real opportunity' for Palo Alto's future

New, cutting-edge programs for Palo Alto's young adults could come out of a cooperative agreement on new uses for Cubberley...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2010
Last comment by Irv, on Apr 4, 2010 at 9:12 am | 10 comments | 2439 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Feedback on Everyday Math

The district recently sent out a survey about various topics and added a section on feedback for Everyday Math. However,...

Original post made by Dad on Mar. 29, 2010
Last comment by parent, on Apr 4, 2010 at 8:11 am | 6 comments | 2144 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

NEW TAXES PROPOSED

It would appear that we are stuck with some form of no copay health care and the need to fund it, and so I propose two new...

Original post made by Walter_E_Wallis on Apr. 2, 2010
Last comment by nightmare, on Apr 3, 2010 at 5:39 am | 3 comments | 2000 Views

AROUND TOWN

Save the Bay: Elected officials oppose Cargill plan

Environmental advocacy group Save the Bay held a press conference at Bedwell Bayfront Park Thursday (Feb. 25) to announce...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2010
Last comment by Redwood City Woman, on Apr 2, 2010 at 11:23 pm | 11 comments | 2195 Views

AROUND TOWN

Colorful Hindu holiday brightens Stanford

More than 5,000 people converged on Stanford University's Sand Hill playing field Saturday afternoon to dance, sing and cover...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 2, 2010 at 6:47 pm | 2 comments | 2971 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto planners approve big foothills home

Weeks after Palo Alto's planning commissioners rejected setting maximum sizes for new houses in the Foothills, they found...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2010
Last comment by suzanne, on Apr 2, 2010 at 5:48 pm | 19 comments | 2040 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Put compost proposal to a citywide vote

Another "only in Palo Alto" kind of political debate comes before the City Council Monday night, one that promises to divide...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2010
Last comment by Annette Isaacson, on Apr 2, 2010 at 4:25 pm | 11 comments | 2827 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

CalTrain threatening MORE cuts to service

During the opening segment for the afternoon/evening news, KGO 810 AM is carrying a story, complete with quote from spokesman,...

Original post made by Norm on Apr. 1, 2010
Last comment by Too Much Traffic, on Apr 2, 2010 at 1:50 pm | 5 comments | 2032 Views

AROUND TOWN

Greendell / Walnut Grove

In a search for two of Palo Alto's lost neighborhoods -- Walnut Grove and Greendell -- a yellowed page from the June 26,...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2010
Last comment by Lisette Narragon, on Apr 2, 2010 at 1:06 pm | 1 comment | 3031 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto's composting quandary continues

Palo Alto should hold off on considering a new composting plant until it can find a site that can accommodate the new facility,...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2010
Last comment by Bob Wenzlau, on Apr 2, 2010 at 12:18 pm | 12 comments | 3159 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Shameless Fanning of the Flames of Violence by the Republicans

Since comments on the previous post were blocked, I wanted to add my two cents. I'm not a proponent of one party or the other,...

Original post made by Observer on Mar. 27, 2010
Last comment by Observer, on Apr 2, 2010 at 11:46 am | 20 comments | 2086 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

The Looming Water Disaster in California

It’s all about the Peripheral Canal, a massive, multi-billion dollar aqueduct that would bypass the Delta region altogether...

Original post made by Resident on Mar. 31, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Apr 2, 2010 at 9:46 am | 1 comment | 1884 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Resident calls for probe of Atherton police

An Atherton resident who said he was wrongfully arrested in 2008 on domestic violence charges was exonerated Jan. 14 by a...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2010
Last comment by Joseph, on Apr 2, 2010 at 1:24 am | 9 comments | 3043 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park to hire high-speed-rail lobbyist

The city of Menlo Park has hired a lobbyist to make the city's case to Sacramento when it comes to the California high-speed-rail...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2010
Last comment by Finally, a bill, on Apr 1, 2010 at 9:34 pm | 6 comments | 2371 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Panel to discuss Palo Alto's 'school-housing balance'

Can Palo Alto accommodate more multi-family housing while maintaining the excellence of its schools? That question will be...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2010
Last comment by jb, on Apr 1, 2010 at 5:51 pm | 25 comments | 3178 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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