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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Does Common Core leave our kids behind?

As we are coming to terms with Common Core in our classroom there is criticism that it is dumbing down our kids' education. In...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Sep. 1, 2014
Last comment by Anonymous, on Sep 4, 2014 at 7:34 am | 5 comments | 784 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Another Earthquake Sept 3

Not as long as the Napa one but a little more abrupt - anyone else feel it? (Called across the house and heard, "yup!") ...

Original post made by resident on Sep. 3, 2014
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Sep 3, 2014 at 8:55 pm | 1 comment | 183 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Please rate Paly teachers

I have found these ratings to be helpful and accurate. Please help others by rating teachers you have had at ratemyteachers.com http://www.ratemyteachers.com/palo-alto-high-schoo...

Original post made by Student on Aug. 9, 2014
Last comment by Blech, on Sep 3, 2014 at 3:47 pm | 11 comments | 1039 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Ruling paves the way for Buena Vista's closure

The closure of Palo Alto's sole mobile-home park became more imminent Wednesday, when an administrative judge upheld the...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2014
Last comment by Jane, on Sep 3, 2014 at 11:13 am | 53 comments | 4297 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Holman cleared by FPPC after 'conflict of interest' claim

Councilwoman Karen Holman did not violate state law when she urged city staff to explore rezoning sites on Arastradero Road...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2014
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Sep 3, 2014 at 9:42 am | 82 comments | 3654 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto commission defends 'planned community' zoning

Despite much community anxiety, Palo Alto's planning commissioners made a case Wednesday for preserving the city's "planned...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2014
Last comment by another voter, on Sep 3, 2014 at 9:30 am | 60 comments | 3240 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Volunteers build East Palo Alto playground in one day

A new playground at Bell Street Park in East Palo Alto -- constructed by volunteers Wednesday in all of six hours -- will...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2014
Last comment by concerned parent, on Sep 3, 2014 at 1:37 am | 8 comments | 2815 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto library subscribes to novel music idea

Palo Alto City library is one of around 3,000 in the United States and 5,000 worldwide that subscribe to Freegal Music, a...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2014
Last comment by Giants Fan, on Sep 2, 2014 at 9:14 pm | 4 comments | 2104 Views

AROUND TOWN

East Palo Alto commences search for interim city manager

The East Palo Alto City Council tonight will review proposals from four recruitment firms, one of which will undertake the...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2014
Last comment by Cactus, on Sep 2, 2014 at 8:43 pm | 1 comment | 1647 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Educators: Ending 'tenure' no magic bullet

A court decision last week to throw out state teacher tenure rules may lead people to think that this is the solution for...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2014
Last comment by Fees, on Sep 2, 2014 at 7:07 pm | 77 comments | 4601 Views

AROUND TOWN

Walk this way

With the popularity these days of marathon running, those of us who walk as our main exercise might be tempted to feel bad...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2014
Last comment by parent, on Sep 2, 2014 at 2:18 pm | 11 comments | 3887 Views

AROUND TOWN

Suspect sought in Thursday groping near California Avenue

Palo Alto police are looking for a man who they say groped a woman near a Park Boulevard business on Thursday, Aug. 28. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2014
There are no comments yet. 445 Views

AROUND TOWN

Local library subscribes to novel music idea

For card-carrying members of the Palo Alto City Library, book and movie checkouts last for weeks but music downloads last...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2014
Last comment by casey, on Sep 2, 2014 at 10:42 am | 6 comments | 934 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto speeds ahead with new electric-vehicle requirements

Faster than a speeding Tesla, Palo Alto has dramatically expanded its requirements for electric-vehicle chargers, which thanks...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2014
Last comment by DrewBarrymore, on Sep 2, 2014 at 4:10 am | 28 comments | 6665 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Labour weekend and school

This is not designed to be another go at the school calendar. I just want to know what families do now with Labor Day...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Sep. 1, 2014
Last comment by Experienced Parent, on Sep 1, 2014 at 8:58 pm | 4 comments | 271 Views

AROUND TOWN

Where is the Frog Fountain?

This weekend I noticed that the whimsical frog fountain at the Stanford Shopping Center is gone, and seems not to have been...

Original post made by Nora Charles on Aug. 31, 2014
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Sep 1, 2014 at 8:57 pm | 4 comments | 267 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Keeping water off the street

In the midst of California's driest year on record -- and $500 fines for sprinkler runoff as of Aug. 1 -- residents with...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2014
Last comment by palo alto resident, on Sep 1, 2014 at 4:23 pm | 4 comments | 1993 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Want More Density, Height, and Overbuilding? No?

I received this today from our Comp Plan rep: September 2nd seems to be a preliminary date the city will receive initial...

Original post made by res on Aug. 29, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Sep 1, 2014 at 2:21 pm | 38 comments | 657 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Where do you walk?

Interviewed by the Weekly for an article about the health benefits of walking, one Palo Alto resident suggested that people...

Original post made by Jocelyn Dong on Aug. 30, 2014
Last comment by Leave the doo on your own property, on Sep 1, 2014 at 2:03 pm | 6 comments | 348 Views

AROUND TOWN

A new home for ancient ways

Standing inside the almost-complete prayer hall of Palo Alto's first freestanding mosque on San Antonio Road, Durriya Tyabji...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2014
Last comment by Chris Zaharias, on Sep 1, 2014 at 9:00 am | 45 comments | 6077 Views
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