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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto council candidates address city's challenges

The Nov. 8 election could prove pivotal for the City of East Palo Alto as it faces an affordable-housing crisis, gentrification...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2016
Last comment by Jones, on Nov 14, 2016 at 8:15 am | 5 comments | 4018 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Wilson, Gaona-Mendoza elected to Ravenswood school board

The Ravenswood City School District Board of Trustees will hold onto one longtime public servant and gain a new voice after...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2016
Last comment by Shmoplifeboy, on Nov 14, 2016 at 8:15 am | 9 comments | 2209 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Why not keeping Paly and Gunn as they have been?

We , a group of Paly parents and students, highly respect and strongly support our principal, faculty, and staff at Paly....

Original post made by a group of Paly parents on Nov. 7, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 14, 2016 at 8:07 am | 16 comments | 900 Views

AROUND TOWN

WW II vet recalls writing condolence letters to Gold Star families

Old war movies often show the stereotype: The knock on the door by a War Department representative bearing news of the death...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2016
Last comment by jet pilot, on Nov 13, 2016 at 10:18 pm | 4 comments | 5367 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Make Hillary Clinton President on December 19

Change.Org Petition to Electoral College - Make Hillary Clinton President on December 19 LINK: https://www.change.org/p/electoral-college-electors-electoral-college-make-hillary-...

Original post made by Drastic Problems Require Drastic Solutions on Nov. 11, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Nov 13, 2016 at 4:51 pm | 9 comments | 528 Views

AROUND TOWN

Marc Berman edges out Vicki Veenker for Assembly seat

In a tight race that split the region's Democratic establishment, Palo Alto City Councilman Marc Berman has edged out attorney...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2016
Last comment by Gutang Norotsov, on Nov 12, 2016 at 5:04 pm | 3 comments | 4379 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

It's enough! Can you please stop?

To pro-wGPA Paly parents: We've been told that you're working on a new petition called "Adopt comprehensive weighted GPA...

Original post made by Paly students on Nov. 11, 2016
Last comment by paly sophomore, on Nov 12, 2016 at 4:09 pm | 6 comments | 543 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Should high schools report weighted grades?

Among the many differences, large and small, between Palo Alto and Gunn high schools is a discrepancy between how school...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2016
Last comment by David Shaw, on Nov 12, 2016 at 11:43 am | 45 comments | 7331 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly pushes back on school board's weighted GPA decision

Despite a unanimous school-board vote to report weighted grade points averages (GPAs) on current high school seniors’ mid-year...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2016
Last comment by A Paly Parent , on Nov 12, 2016 at 4:18 am | 55 comments | 5364 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly gives seniors option to report weighted GPA

Palo Alto High School will now allow students to choose whether they want to report their weighted grades given that close...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2016
Last comment by Paly Parent, on Nov 12, 2016 at 3:36 am | 10 comments | 2857 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Parents, students urge weighted GPAs

There was a stark difference in opinion at the Palo Alto Board of Education meeting Tuesday night on the value of reporting...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2016
Last comment by Concerned Parent, on Nov 11, 2016 at 11:50 am | 88 comments | 9197 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto turns out for historic vote

Election Day buzz started early in Palo Alto, with some voters lining up well before 7 a.m. to cast their ballots, pick up...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2016
Last comment by Tom Paine, on Nov 11, 2016 at 8:05 am | 15 comments | 1882 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Baten Caswell appears to secure re-election to Palo Alto school board

Two-term Palo Alto Board of Education member Melissa Baten Caswell appears to have been elected to her third term, based...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2016
Last comment by Stew Pid, on Nov 11, 2016 at 4:11 am | 7 comments | 4758 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Ballot Stiil Not Counted

This us the first time our household has used an early voting 24-hour dropoff for our ballots. The registrar says they have...

Original post made by 24-Hour Dropoff on Nov. 9, 2016
Last comment by Voter, on Nov 11, 2016 at 1:44 am | 3 comments | 229 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Jordan reprimands aide

Compounding the Garcia family's difficulties with Jordan Middle School last semester, they repeatedly reported concerns about...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2016
Last comment by Policy, on Nov 10, 2016 at 10:41 pm | 12 comments | 4374 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto girls looking for something special in CCS

All year long, Palo Alto girls volleyball coach Jekera Wilson knew this team was special and the Vikings have not let her...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2016
Last comment by ysk, on Nov 10, 2016 at 5:36 pm | 1 comment | 1064 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

DiBrienza, Collins win seats on Palo Alto school board

Two challengers in the Palo Alto school board race, Jennifer DiBrienza and Todd Collins, have secured apparent wins, while...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2016
Last comment by go for it Todd, on Nov 10, 2016 at 3:10 pm | 10 comments | 7506 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Measure B winning; Measure A just squeaking by

Two big-money Santa Clara County tax measures intended to address the county's transportation and housing needs appear to...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2016
Last comment by Common sense, on Nov 10, 2016 at 10:40 am | 4 comments | 8688 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford University names engineering dean as new provost

Persis Drell, the first woman to serve as dean of Stanford University's School of Engineering, will now serve as the university's...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2016
Last comment by An even bigger mistake, on Nov 10, 2016 at 4:18 am | 3 comments | 3173 Views

AROUND TOWN

Post-ownership reality:

Homeownership means never having to say you're done Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2010/01/25/post-ownership-reality...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2016
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