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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Anti-death penalty meeting scheduled for tonight

A meeting to promote ending the death penalty in Santa Clara County will be held tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. at Congregation...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Nov 19, 2009 at 4:49 am | 7 comments | 1984 Views

SPORTS

Gunn boys, girls qualify for state meet in cross country

It was just one of those special days for the Gunn cross-country program, which lengthened its season by two weeks following...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2009
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SCHOOLS & KIDS

$5.7 million schools budget gap will get bigger

Palo Alto schools' projected $5.7 million "structural" deficit for next school year is expected to rise to $8 million in...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2009
Last comment by Erin Mershon, on Nov 18, 2009 at 7:53 pm | 21 comments | 3330 Views

AROUND TOWN

A total cure for health care?

Ask Harold S. "Hal" Luft about the national health care system, and he will admit: He's been itching to reform it for years....

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2009
Last comment by maguro_01, on Nov 18, 2009 at 6:32 pm | 10 comments | 2200 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What does Fall in Palo Alto mean to you?

Hi everyone, I'm the staff photographer here at the Weekly and I'm working on a photo story covering "Autumn in Palo Alto."...

Original post made by Veronica Weber on Nov. 17, 2009
Last comment by Lindsay, on Nov 18, 2009 at 5:00 pm | 17 comments | 2347 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn sophomore: We don't have the answer, and that's OK

By now you have all heard that another student at Gunn committed suicide this week. Read the full guest opinion here...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2009
Last comment by Antonio, on Nov 18, 2009 at 4:08 pm | 13 comments | 2571 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Cal Ave trees may be planted next month

Palo Alto's dramatic scramble to replace felled trees along California Avenue is expected to hit a milestone Monday night,...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2009
Last comment by MJ, on Nov 18, 2009 at 11:26 am | 17 comments | 2421 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

GATE - Talent Searches

I saw a reference to the Johns Hopkins and the Duke youth talent searches for 7th graders on the PAUSD GATE web page. How...

Original post made by Parent on Nov. 17, 2009
Last comment by another parent, on Nov 18, 2009 at 10:25 am | 1 comment | 1941 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Expert helps Palo Alto police fight racial bias

Everyone, not just police officers, is guilty of racial bias. But as the nation's leading expert on racial profiling told...

Original post made on May. 23, 2009
Last comment by b, on Nov 18, 2009 at 9:49 am | 13 comments | 2368 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Letter from Adolescent Counseling Services Director Philippe Rey

It is with great sadness that I write this email to inform you of the death of a Gunn High School student earlier (Tuesday)...

Original post made on May. 6, 2009
Last comment by Mr Monk, on Nov 18, 2009 at 9:03 am | 12 comments | 2737 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Jewish family agency wins citizenship grant

A $90,000 government grant to help persons with cognitive problems become U.S. citizens has been received by the Jewish Family...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2009
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 18, 2009 at 7:36 am | 13 comments | 2070 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Children's Theatre, Art Center get new directors

In two moves that the City of Palo Alto hopes will revitalize its arts programs, new directors have been chosen for the Palo...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2009
Last comment by Daria, on Nov 18, 2009 at 6:53 am | 3 comments | 3844 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New Palo Alto Children's Theatre director 'humbled, excited'

Judge Luckey's small office space is barren, except for a desk, chair and credenza he brought in last week. But the new Palo...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2009
Last comment by Daria, on Nov 18, 2009 at 6:45 am | 2 comments | 3102 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cal Ave to start seeing new trees next month

Palo Alto will have a greener, slightly shadier California Avenue before the end of this winter -- the City Council Monday...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2009
Last comment by mj, on Nov 17, 2009 at 11:58 pm | 2 comments | 2834 Views

SPORTS

Stanford, Harbaugh close to contract extension

Stanford football coach Jim Harbaugh is close to completing a contract extension with the school. Athletic director Bob Bowlsby...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2009
Last comment by Alan Mela, on Nov 17, 2009 at 9:06 pm | 1 comment | 2193 Views

AROUND TOWN

Movie review: 2012

An Oscar-caliber cast and dazzling visual effects can't rescue this formulaic disaster flick from a script flooded with generic...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2009
Last comment by V, on Nov 17, 2009 at 8:05 pm | 14 comments | 2054 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ohlone Prospective Parent Orientation Night Nov 17

I marked on my calendar that Ohlone Prospective Parent Orientation Night is on Nov 17 but I can't seem to find any reference...

Original post made by Interested in Ohlone on Nov. 17, 2009
Last comment by JSD, on Nov 17, 2009 at 7:04 pm | 2 comments | 2039 Views

SPORTS

Caltrain offers special service for the Big Game

Few things on the Peninsula have been around as long as Caltrain, but one of the closest competitors is the Big Game. Caltrain...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2009
Last comment by Bill, on Nov 17, 2009 at 3:46 pm | 1 comment | 2329 Views

AROUND TOWN

East Palo Alto may get supermarket

For decades, East Palo Alto city officials have attempted to convince developers to build a supermarket in town so residents...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2009
Last comment by Marie, on Nov 17, 2009 at 3:08 pm | 9 comments | 2618 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Expert assails May case evidence gathering

A former San Mateo County forensics expert on Monday gave scathing testimony criticizing the evidence gathering in the shooting...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2009
Last comment by Koa, on Nov 17, 2009 at 2:12 pm | 5 comments | 2185 Views
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