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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Town Hall Monday the 26th - Attend/Watch or Email Questions in Advance

Ever wondered if . . . ? Now you can ask in person (or by email (TownHall@paloaltopta.org)) at the Palo Alto PTA Council's...

Original post made by Lauren Janov for PA PTA Council on Oct. 19, 2009
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 26, 2009 at 8:26 am | 2 comments | 1826 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man beaten, robbed in Mountain View mugging

A man was beaten unconscious and robbed of his wallet while another suffered injuries after being attacked in a downtown...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2009
Last comment by Sam, on Oct 26, 2009 at 8:07 am | 4 comments | 2538 Views

AROUND TOWN

How did the huge new Jewish Center get approved?

If you've seen the new Oshman Famkly Jewish Community Center at San Antonio and Charleston roads, you've probably asked yourself...

Original post made by Paul C on Jul. 24, 2009
Last comment by Old Mother Hubbard, on Oct 26, 2009 at 6:23 am | 48 comments | 3834 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pumpkin patch with bounce houses/jumpers?

There used to be a great pumpkin patch every fall in the parking lot near Broadway and 84 in Redwood City (next to the Denny's)....

Original post made by Dave on Oct. 24, 2009
Last comment by $$$$$, on Oct 25, 2009 at 10:36 pm | 3 comments | 2030 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto sued over plastic-bag ban

Palo Alto's crusade against plastic bags faced its first legal challenge Tuesday, when a coalition of groups filed a lawsuit...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2009
Last comment by Jim Barbera, on Oct 25, 2009 at 10:08 pm | 44 comments | 4436 Views

AROUND TOWN

How does the GATE work?

How does the GATE work in elementary school? Does the teacher spot the children who s/he thinks may do well/qualify for GATE...

Original post made by NoviceMom on Oct. 22, 2009
Last comment by another Paly parent, on Oct 25, 2009 at 9:45 pm | 11 comments | 2918 Views

RESTAURANTS

T & C kicking out Rojoz???

As a Paly parent, I have many times enjoyed a lunch time wrap with my student as well as at other times. I am shocked reading...

Original post made by Rojoz fan on Nov. 28, 2008
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 25, 2009 at 4:07 pm | 22 comments | 5327 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The haunting of Fairmeadow

The multi-purpose room and nearby outside areas at Fairmeadow Elementary School have been converted into the ScareMeadow...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2009
Last comment by Pa Mom, on Oct 25, 2009 at 11:05 am | 6 comments | 2154 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto's early season volleyball success sets the stage for high expectations later on

Dave Winn was hoping to arrive home late Thursday night in a good mood. All he needed to get into that frame of mind was...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2009
Last comment by YSK, on Oct 24, 2009 at 9:02 pm | 1 comment | 2695 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

? going on by RR tracks at Charleston today about 5pm

I passed the intersection of Alma and Charleston and there were 5 police vehicles present and about 5 boys that had bicycles...

Original post made by Mom by Gunn on Oct. 24, 2009
There are no comments yet. 2434 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto home invasion linked to Mountain View case

The Oct. 18 home-invasion robbery in Palo Alto's College Terrace neighborhood has been linked to a similar case in Mountain...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2009
Last comment by Cynthia, on Oct 24, 2009 at 5:23 pm | 8 comments | 2623 Views

SPORTS

Cardinal women hoops tabbed Pac-10 favorite

The Stanford women's basketball team was voted the conference favorite in a poll of Pac-10 coaches it was announced Thursday....

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2009
Last comment by BigFanAgain-OOPS!, on Oct 24, 2009 at 12:14 pm | 3 comments | 2239 Views

AROUND TOWN

Channing House tutors give, gain knowledge, rewards

Twice each week, 20 children from East Palo Alto meet with Channing House seniors, ages 70 to 94, for one-on-one time, reading,...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2009
Last comment by Loni Allen, on Oct 24, 2009 at 8:48 am | 2 comments | 2503 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Boyfriend arrested in Palo Alto arson death

Bulos Zumot, 36, the boyfriend of Jennifer Marie Schipsi, 29, was arrested at 5:35 p.m. at his downtown Palo Alto hookah...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2009
Last comment by Anon., on Oct 24, 2009 at 1:43 am | 68 comments | 7556 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

sickness and school work

Gunn school sent email urging students to stay home if they feel sick. But all the kids I know are frantic about missing...

Original post made by gunn mom on Oct. 22, 2009
Last comment by GunnPar, on Oct 23, 2009 at 10:12 pm | 10 comments | 1756 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How much homework in high school?

How many hours of homework/studying are our students doing at Gunn and Paly to earn a 4.0? I just want to know what to look...

Original post made by Mom on Oct. 21, 2009
Last comment by parent, on Oct 23, 2009 at 10:03 pm | 32 comments | 4082 Views

AROUND TOWN

Over zealous hands-free cell phone law enforcement

I have always used handsfree devices if I am using a cell phone while driving. The other day, I was talking on the bluetooth,...

Original post made by John W on Oct. 22, 2009
Last comment by fireman, on Oct 23, 2009 at 7:59 pm | 16 comments | 1967 Views

AROUND TOWN

A tragedy without tears

On opening nights at West Bay Opera, it is customary for José Luis Moscovich, the company's general director, to address...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2009
Last comment by Kristina Anderson, on Oct 23, 2009 at 6:41 pm | 1 comment | 2583 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Coming Soon -- Assistant City Manager

Peckham and McKenney, the firm recruiting candidates to fill the vacant position of Director of Community Services now held...

Original post made by Herb Borock on Oct. 11, 2009
Last comment by Herb Borock, on Oct 23, 2009 at 3:33 pm | 17 comments | 3638 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Can someone explain how AP classes work?

are they a regular class? so instead of English you take AP English? how Advanced do you get in English for example?...

Original post made by mom of Middle School on Oct. 22, 2009
Last comment by Paly Mom, on Oct 23, 2009 at 2:27 pm | 14 comments | 2483 Views
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