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Narrowing education equity gap in local schools

A plan is in the works that might allow local government to share some much needed public money with the Ravenswood City...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2016
Last comment by revdreileen, on Aug 22, 2016 at 11:19 am | 4 comments | 2259 Views


LWV Symposium on Early Childhood education showed this

If you are interested in children's brain growth, family values and education in general, watch this amazing film shown yesterday...

Original post made by Alice Smith on Aug. 22, 2016
There are no comments yet. 131 Views


Teen arrested after East Palo Alto school burglary

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with a June 6 burglary and vandalism at Brentwood Oaks School, East Palo...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2016
Last comment by East of 101, on Aug 22, 2016 at 11:01 am | 1 comment | 1721 Views


Talks underway to preserve Palo Alto Square theater

The movie theater CineArts will remain at Palo Alto Square until at least mid-September, thanks to a 30-day lease extension...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2016
Last comment by Max Bouchard, on Aug 22, 2016 at 10:44 am | 14 comments | 2965 Views


Local teen creates 'escape' game out of his garage

Keys, books, utensils, pencils, markers and scissors — these are all items that could be found in any garage. But Leo...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by Be Positive, on Aug 22, 2016 at 10:21 am | 4 comments | 5816 Views


SLAC, Stanford scientists advance water-purification technology

Scientists at SLAC and Stanford University have come up with a tiny device that uses ordinary sunlight to create reactions...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2016
Last comment by Cedric de La Beaujardiere, on Aug 22, 2016 at 9:40 am | 2 comments | 4026 Views


Palo Alto school board supports new gender-identity policy

A new policy that aims to more clearly and comprehensively protect the rights of [

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2015
Last comment by Emperor is Wearing No Clothes, on Aug 22, 2016 at 9:32 am | 5 comments | 3894 Views


School board opts against quick action on budget shortfall

Facing an unexpected $3.3 million budget shortfall this year due to overly ambitious estimates of property-tax revenues,...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2016
Last comment by Disgusted, on Aug 21, 2016 at 9:49 pm | 35 comments | 3531 Views


City: $15/hour wage, yes, but how soon?

After raising the minimum wage to $11 per hour this year, Palo Alto officials are now looking to push it even higher —...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by NoMoPa, on Aug 21, 2016 at 9:26 pm | 12 comments | 1955 Views


Pool of school-board candidates grows to six

A total of six candidates are officially vying for three open seats on the Palo Alto Board of Education in this November's...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2016
Last comment by Srinivasan, on Aug 21, 2016 at 9:18 pm | 17 comments | 4026 Views


Hotel California rooms to be reserved for affordable housing

Hotel California will be converted next month into an apartment complex for low-income residents -- a project that will bring...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2016
Last comment by Bobber, on Aug 21, 2016 at 9:04 pm | 19 comments | 6407 Views


The First Rule of Holes: Ken Dauber on the PAUSD budget crisis

This blog newsletter from PAUSD board trustee Ken Dauber talks about the budget crisis in the district. I'm copying it in...

Original post made by Melinda Brown on Aug. 20, 2016
Last comment by NoMoPa, on Aug 21, 2016 at 7:05 pm | 12 comments | 518 Views


City Plans Orwellian Parking Scheme to Ticket Paly Kids

The City of Palo Alto has proposed a positively Orwellian "solution" to appease residents in Southgate who don't like Paly...

Original post made by Concerned Citizen on Aug. 21, 2016
Last comment by NoMoPa, on Aug 21, 2016 at 12:47 pm | 3 comments | 575 Views


PBS NewsHour Program - High rents force some in Silicon Valley to live in vehicles

This was interesting and infromative. Tonight PBS NewsHour did a piece about the crisis of housing in Mountain View and...

Original post made by Winnie Bago on Aug. 14, 2016
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Aug 21, 2016 at 10:23 am | 12 comments | 499 Views


Bouncer receives eight months for punch that killed Palo Alto man

A bouncer who pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of a Palo Alto resident outside a San Jose bar received...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by Silver Shroud, on Aug 21, 2016 at 4:11 am | 6 comments | 3458 Views


VTA bus jumps curb in downtown Palo Alto

A large Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority bus ran onto a sidewalk, narrowly missing a bus stop bench and taking...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by Counterclockwise, on Aug 20, 2016 at 9:37 pm | 8 comments | 5401 Views


Palo Alto seeks a quick return to football glory days

Kids growing up in Palo Alto in 2010 when the Palo Alto High football team won a state championship didn't have to go far...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2016
Last comment by Play football team 2010, on Aug 20, 2016 at 9:23 pm | 2 comments | 2570 Views


Wake up, little SUSIE

Bill Frye, 96, may be in a wheelchair, but on April 22, he was still rotating his bike pedals through the Balinese forest....

Original post made on May. 2, 2014
Last comment by Milt gersh, on Aug 20, 2016 at 9:16 pm | 1 comment | 7490 Views


Mindbending monstrosity

I have lived in Palo Alto for 46 years, the last 22 in College Terrace. I didn’t think bad architecture in this city could...

Original post made by Stephen Peeps on Jul. 7, 2016
Last comment by Need an Ugly Building list, on Aug 20, 2016 at 11:50 am | 25 comments | 835 Views


Stanford women sink Navy in soccer season opener

Alana Cook and Michelle Xiao each scored a goal and the Stanford women's soccer team opened the season with a 2-1 nonconference...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2016
Last comment by robyn, on Aug 20, 2016 at 8:54 am | 1 comment | 804 Views
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The 2016-17 Info Guide is here!

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