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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest opinion: Why I support reporting weighted GPAs

I am a strong advocate for student wellness and a healthy school climate, but there are several reasons I do not believe...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2017
Last comment by A Quiet and Shy Paly Parent, on Feb 5, 2017 at 12:22 pm | 17 comments | 2076 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council spars over land-use vision

Faced with growing concerns about too much traffic and not enough housing, Palo Alto officials agreed on Monday to retain...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2017
Last comment by Citize, on Feb 5, 2017 at 12:19 pm | 87 comments | 7186 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest opinion: Raise students, not GPAs

Weighted grade point averages should be the exception, not the standard –– printed on transcripts only when a student...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2017
Last comment by challenge all assumptions, on Feb 5, 2017 at 11:41 am | 42 comments | 2258 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Tanaka to return developer's contribution

Palo Alto Councilman Greg Tanaka, whose campaign received $5,000 from a developer whose project he is set to review Monday...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2017
Last comment by Recall, on Feb 4, 2017 at 7:06 pm | 13 comments | 2210 Views

SPORTS

Several wrestlers still in contention for a title at CCS

==BI Girls wrestling == Palo Alto's Masaka Perez and Sara Aguilar both reached the quarterfinals of the Central Coast Section...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2017
Last comment by congrats, on Feb 4, 2017 at 5:51 pm | 1 comment | 914 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Special-education director resigns mid-year

In the midst of Palo Alto Unified's efforts to reform its special-education department, the school district announced Tuesday...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2017
Last comment by a parent, on Feb 4, 2017 at 5:31 pm | 12 comments | 5572 Views

AROUND TOWN

VIDEO: Behind the Headlines -- Office for Civil Rights agreement

"Behind the Headlines" looks at steps proposed by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights for bringing...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2017
Last comment by caroline V, on Feb 4, 2017 at 1:27 pm | 3 comments | 3347 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Growth impacts, housing needs to drive city's 2017 priorities

Housing and traffic, the two topics that have dominated Palo Alto's political and policy debates for the past year, will...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2017
Last comment by musical, on Feb 4, 2017 at 12:22 pm | 12 comments | 2413 Views

AROUND TOWN

VIDEO: Behind the Headlines -- Uproar over city land-use plan

On "Behind the Headlines," Palo Alto Councilman Tom DuBois joins journalists Jocelyn Dong and Gennady Sheyner to discuss...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 4, 2017 at 11:49 am | 2 comments | 2098 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Around Town

<B><B>PART OF THE FAMILY ... </B>Some people treat their pets like family. At Stanford, animal companions can receive health...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2017
Last comment by Skeptic, on Feb 3, 2017 at 6:21 pm | 1 comment | 2084 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Joint community effort to save Menlo's Guild Theater

Update on the petition in support of Menlo Park's Guild Theater The Palo Alto Square remains open because of hard work...

Original post made by Judy Adams on Feb. 3, 2017
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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Donations lag at Partners in Education

Partners in Education (PiE), the education foundation that raises millions of dollars each year to fund electives, support...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2017
Last comment by Nobody special, on Feb 3, 2017 at 10:01 am | 44 comments | 6690 Views

AROUND TOWN

Santa Clara County to file lawsuit against President Trump's order

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors decided Tuesday evening to sue President Donald Trump over an executive order...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2017
Last comment by Sanctimonious City, on Feb 3, 2017 at 1:27 am | 9 comments | 3891 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Long drought ends for Santa Clara County

Months of wet weather have washed away much of the drought that plagued California over the last four years. Read the full...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2017
Last comment by YIMBY, on Feb 3, 2017 at 1:21 am | 5 comments | 2457 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford: Trump immigration ban 'deeply antithetical' to university values

The executive order President Donald Trump signed last Friday banning entry into the United States for 90 days for citizens...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2017
Last comment by Sanctimonious City, on Feb 3, 2017 at 1:12 am | 31 comments | 5904 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

East Palo Alto pair arrested for bike thefts

After a string of bicycle thefts in the Willows neighborhood in Menlo Park and nearby areas, detectives with the Menlo Park...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Feb 2, 2017 at 3:42 pm | 6 comments | 4204 Views

SPORTS

Mims heads all-star cast of M-A senior class on signing day

==BI Signing Day roundup == Once Jeff Tedford got involved, Jordan Mims' decision became easy. The Menlo-Atherton senior...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2017
Last comment by Tasmanian Girl, on Feb 2, 2017 at 2:20 pm | 1 comment | 2437 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Ending Palo Alto's traffic and parking nightmare

Having grown up in Palo Alto, there's no doubt that traffic is far worse today than it was even a decade or two ago, and...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2017
Last comment by YIMBY, on Feb 2, 2017 at 1:54 am | 46 comments | 8107 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board split on elementary math curriculum

The Palo Alto school board was split this week on whether to allow elementary school teachers to pilot a third mathematics...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2017
Last comment by Cogito, on Feb 1, 2017 at 6:46 pm | 19 comments | 4695 Views

SPORTS

New women's volleyball coach is familiar with Stanford

Kevin Hambly, who replaces John Dunning as Stanford's women's volleyball coach, has become familiar with the Cardinal program...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2017
Last comment by TLM, on Feb 1, 2017 at 3:14 pm | 2 comments | 2289 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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