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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Changing course, superintendent recommends reporting both weighted, unweighted GPAs

Despite Palo Alto school district Superintendent Max McGee's personal reservations about the potential downsides of reporting...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2017
Last comment by Parent, 51 minutes ago | 2 comments | 533 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Behind the psychological safety net

The mix of services that await students needing support for everything from stress about school or relationships to a diagnosable...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by musical, 2 hours ago | 10 comments | 2924 Views

AROUND TOWN

Community Notebook: Feminist walk Sunday in Palo Alto

Local female leaders from an array of fields, from education and activism to public service, will speak at a rally on Sunday,...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2017
Last comment by Chuck, 3 hours ago | 6 comments | 1015 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: off to the Capitol; ruff reception

Tidbits collected by the Weekly staff on people, events and other happenings. Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/news/2017/03/26/around-town-off-to-the-capitol-ruff...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2017
Last comment by resident, 5 hours ago | 5 comments | 849 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest Opinion: Homeless man's dignity rose above malice of cafe patron

When I was a kid, poverty was as real as baseball, apple pie and the pledge of allegiance to the flag. In elementary school,...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by PaloAltoDoe, 5 hours ago | 11 comments | 1940 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Community Notebook: School district hosts 'Immigrants and Allies' forum

A panel of speakers who work in education, law, psychology and other fields will speak about issues impacting local immigrant...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2017
Last comment by RW, 6 hours ago | 14 comments | 1281 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Safer streets - what's been done, what's possible

As traffic increases, dangers multiply. The question we really should be asking is: "How can the city help the community...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by Hurting, 6 hours ago | 52 comments | 3444 Views

AROUND TOWN

Neighbors challenge plan for three homes on North California Avenue

After securing approval from City Hall last year, a proposal to demolish three homes on North California Avenue and construct...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2017
Last comment by Ahem, 7 hours ago | 48 comments | 8267 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Two-alarm fire reported at Moldaw Residences

Palo Alto firefighters responded to smoke pouring out of a janitor's closet at the Moldaw Residences on Charleston Road in...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2017
Last comment by Showboating, 8 hours ago | 3 comments | 3072 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Talking trash

Phil Bobel, assistant director of public works for the City of Palo Alto, admits something that most people won't. He sometimes...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2017
Last comment by musical, 8 hours ago | 8 comments | 242 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto resident celebrates 100th birthday

Delivery-room doctors in Detroit didn't expect Sidney Simon to survive when he came into the world three months early on...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by Paul Fink, 8 hours ago | 12 comments | 5850 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Crime in Palo Alto takes a dip, but assaults, burglaries and arson rise in 2016

Palo Altans called police far fewer times in 2016 than in any of the past seven years -- 10 percent less often than in 2015...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by Anonymous , 10 hours ago | 7 comments | 1534 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pear Theatre presents 'A View from the Bridge'

Set in a Brooklyn tenement, "A View from the Bridge," Arthur Miller's 1955 drama, runs through April 2 at Mountain View's...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2017
Last comment by Claude Ezran, 12 hours ago | 1 comment | 734 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Failure to communicate

The city's voicemail box for questions is full and unable to take additional messages. Emailed questions go unanswered. A...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by Frustrated, 14 hours ago | 8 comments | 1358 Views

AROUND TOWN

Not perfect? No problem

TACO's mission is to give people of all skill levels the chance to share a love of playing classical music in an enjoyable,...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2017
Last comment by Dave, 14 hours ago | 2 comments | 1784 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

An open letter to Palo Alto City Counicl

CITY COUNCIL NEEDS TO ENFORCE THE CUP Below is text of 1/2 page ad that appeared in todays Palo Alto Weekly Current...

Original post made by Stan Shore on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Mar 25, 2017 at 5:47 pm | 8 comments | 240 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

FPPC closes case against Adrian Fine with a warning

Palo Alto City Councilman Adrian Fine will not face a penalty for failing to put his campaign's identification number on...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2017
Last comment by Just saying, on Mar 25, 2017 at 5:41 pm | 9 comments | 2192 Views

AROUND TOWN

Young man receives honor for his passion for trees

Since his childhood in East Palo Alto, Uriel Hernandez has noticed significant change in his neighborhood’s greenery --...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2017
Last comment by DENVERskiierchic, on Mar 25, 2017 at 5:40 pm | 2 comments | 1172 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board delays renaming vote

The Palo Alto school board decided Tuesday night to postpone a vote to rename two middle schools until Friday, given one...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2017
Last comment by Heart Broken Grandma to lovey & Sweet 16, on Mar 25, 2017 at 5:24 pm | 80 comments | 4780 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Eastside rolls over Rolling Hills to win state title

The Eastside Prep girls basketball team made its third consecutive trip to the Division V state finals Friday. But this one...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2017
Last comment by Rich Altmaier, on Mar 25, 2017 at 5:21 pm | 3 comments | 1039 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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