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SCHOOLS & KIDS

External review delivers mixed results on Palo Alto's special-education department

A Harvard University researcher and longtime special-education advocate hired to assess the Palo Alto school district's special-education...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2016
Last comment by Floored, on Aug 29, 2016 at 3:29 pm | 19 comments | 3359 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford sex assault case judge accused of leniency toward another athlete, East Bay Times

Given the actions of Judge Persky in the case of Ikaika Gunderson, how can anyone reasonably argue that Persky does not have...

Original post made by Not A Stanford Alum on Aug. 27, 2016
Last comment by Floored, on Aug 29, 2016 at 3:20 pm | 1 comment | 106 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

In parting shot, planning commissioner slams council

For the past two years, Kate Downing has been one of Palo Alto's most passionate advocates for building more affordable housing....

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2016
Last comment by musical, on Aug 29, 2016 at 2:58 pm | 332 comments | 30256 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teen drug abuse on the rise in county

It's never a slow day for Adolescent Counseling Services. The nonprofit's Palo Alto office is routinely packed during its...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2016
Last comment by PalyDad, on Aug 29, 2016 at 2:25 pm | 3 comments | 1753 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

A groundling's lament; and call to action

This summer I became a reluctant advocate for quiet skies. I say reluctant because I am a teacher-librarian, not a rabble-rouser....

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2015
Last comment by Maria Becce, on Aug 29, 2016 at 2:07 pm | 263 comments | 9715 Views

AROUND TOWN

New partner proposed for Palo Alto animal shelter

Palo Alto's cramped but popular animal shelter would be preserved, renovated and turned into a "no kill" zone under a proposed...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by Caitlin, on Aug 29, 2016 at 1:19 pm | 10 comments | 3423 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

High price to pay

Teachers, techies, corporate attorneys and advocates for seniors don't always speak with the same voice, but when Palo Alto...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by Immoral, on Aug 29, 2016 at 1:13 pm | 113 comments | 13059 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

VIDEO: Behind the Headlines -- The evolving El Camino Real

On this week's half-hour webcast, "Behind the Headlines," Weekly Editor Jocelyn Dong leads a discussion with reporter Gennady...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2016
Last comment by winter, on Aug 29, 2016 at 1:02 pm | 1 comment | 1545 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Study of texting aims to improve crisis counseling

What a counselor says — or doesn't say — during a crisis counseling session can make a big difference in whether...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by Sally Bemus, on Aug 29, 2016 at 11:25 am | 5 comments | 2537 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board eyes more conservative budget projections

Palo Alto school board members supported a much more conservative budget outlook for the next five years during a discussion...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2016
Last comment by Annette, on Aug 29, 2016 at 11:09 am | 26 comments | 2915 Views

AROUND TOWN

Opportunities to Support September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Here are some great opportunities for Palo Altans to take trainings and...

Original post made by Tanya on Aug. 29, 2016
There are no comments yet. 40 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Menlo Park Fire Protection District prepares for its 100th birthday

The Menlo Park Fire Protection District turns 100 this June, and to celebrate, its members will wear commemorative badges...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1074 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Festival of the Arts returns to downtown Palo Alto

Tens of thousands of art enthusiasts and revelers are expected to turn out for the 35th annual Palo Alto Festival of the...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2016
Last comment by Disappointed, on Aug 28, 2016 at 9:24 pm | 5 comments | 5083 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn football is alive and well despite losing its opener

El Camino High dealt host Gunn a heartbreaking, 38-28, loss in its season-opening football game on Friday night, but the...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2016
Last comment by Parent, on Aug 28, 2016 at 1:06 pm | 1 comment | 1439 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Eshoo announces Congressional App Challenge

The "Congressional App Challenge" for the 18th Congressional District has launched again, and U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo is inviting...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2016
Last comment by Caroline V., on Aug 28, 2016 at 11:09 am | 1 comment | 1199 Views

RESTAURANTS

Veg out

Meat-free fare is easily found -- and taken to the next level -- on the Midpeninsula, with local chefs cooking up modern...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2016
Last comment by Bad night or turn?, on Aug 27, 2016 at 11:31 pm | 2 comments | 1463 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plan for new dog parks wins support

An ambitious plan to create new dog parks throughout Palo Alto picked up fresh momentum this week, when the city's Parks...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by parent, on Aug 27, 2016 at 2:41 pm | 9 comments | 2027 Views

BOOKS

Vlasta Diamant reads from her memoir "Socialism v. Santa" at Avenidas, 9.15.,3-4pm

It's a journey to a postwar, socialist Yugoslavia, people, events, humor – unique, its humanness – universal! Also a...

Original post made by Vlasta Diamant on Aug. 27, 2016
There are no comments yet. 42 Views

AROUND TOWN

Architectural Review

Without inciting a flurry of posts that are strictly opinion, I wish to ask if anyone can shed light on two things: 1) what...

Original post made by Annette on Aug. 25, 2016
Last comment by be positive, on Aug 27, 2016 at 8:38 am | 7 comments | 546 Views

AROUND TOWN

Real Estate Matters: Palo Alto homes staying on market longer

There have been two noticeable trends in the Palo Alto property market this year so far. First, properties have stayed on...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2016
Last comment by Get Smart, on Aug 26, 2016 at 10:58 pm | 25 comments | 1924 Views
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Peace Walk and Father's Grief Retreat
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Candidate kickoffs: First weekend
By Douglas Moran | 11 comments | 957 views

Opus One
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