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PALO ALTO ISSUES

School district will report weighted GPA

After three hours of discussion and passionate pleas from more than 30 parents and high school students, the Palo Alto school...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2016
Last comment by Parent of 2, on Nov 5, 2016 at 2:25 pm | 112 comments | 10891 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Where the Palo Alto school-board candidates stand on class size

At a town hall meeting on the Palo Alto school district’s budget shortfall on Sept. 15, Superintendent Max McGee made a...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2016
Last comment by Parent, on Nov 5, 2016 at 2:16 pm | 3 comments | 3756 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly - Another Honors class not Honorably ranked by UC?

Is it correct that it turns out that a Physics H. class just followed an English H. class - UC will not weigh as honors?...

Original post made by just wondering on Nov. 18, 2012
Last comment by @Chris Zaharias, on Nov 5, 2016 at 9:47 am | 31 comments | 5969 Views

AROUND TOWN

Found dog

Boxer/Pit Bull mix? Brown, male no tags on it. Seems like a puppy - very active. Richard richardcclark@gmail.com...

Original post made by Richard Clark on Nov. 4, 2016
There are no comments yet. 181 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Yes on county measures A, B

Two important measures on the Nov. 8 ballot ask Santa Clara County voters to approve a $950 million bond measure to build...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2016
Last comment by Rich Resident, on Nov 4, 2016 at 4:05 pm | 13 comments | 6535 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers union asked for smaller classes, more aides for full-day kindergarten

Just one week after the Palo Alto school board voted to approve full-day kindergarten for all elementary schools in May,...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2016
Last comment by PAEA doesn't represent me, on Nov 4, 2016 at 3:07 pm | 19 comments | 3098 Views

SPORTS

Vikings face a simple choice on Friday night: win or else

==BI Prep football preview == Win and go to the playoffs. Lose and check in your equipment because the season's over. That's...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2016
Last comment by Wrong Info, on Nov 4, 2016 at 2:09 pm | 2 comments | 2319 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to fine developers who fail traffic-reduction goals

Trust but verify. The dictum, made famous by Ronald Reagan in discussing Soviet arms control, is gradually becoming Palo...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2016
Last comment by Higher Edgewood Penalties Long Overdue, on Nov 4, 2016 at 1:54 pm | 20 comments | 2393 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Off Deadline

Is 'privacy' dead, or dying, in the age of Twitter? Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2016/11/04/off-deadline...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2016
Last comment by PA Grandma, on Nov 4, 2016 at 1:05 pm | 1 comment | 3387 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto readies ban on outdoor pot growing

Growing marijuana outdoors would remain illegal in Palo Alto, even if California voters agree on Election Day to legitimize...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2016
Last comment by Engr, on Nov 4, 2016 at 1:02 pm | 31 comments | 4097 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Two-story homes banned in Greer Park North

In a decision that left the majority in the audience cheering and a sizable minority seething, Palo Alto officials agreed...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2015
Last comment by Clintonite, on Nov 4, 2016 at 12:39 pm | 36 comments | 8752 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Nonprofit offers classes, raises funds for Ravenswood schools

Few high school seniors are as committed to nourishing young minds and making a difference in their community as Gunn High...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2016
There are no comments yet. 6830 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Election time

Dec. 7 marks the end of Medicare's annual fall election period and the only time most seniors can make changes to their health...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2016
There are no comments yet. 3083 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

When students are discriminated against

The Uniform Complaint Procedure (UCP), as outlined in district policy, must be used to investigate and resolve complaints...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1101 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Shop Talk: Mayfield Bakery refocuses; new Anthropologie to open

In this week's Shop Talk column, read about a Palo Alto sixth grader designing bandanas and bowties for dogs; a new focus...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2016
There are no comments yet. 5618 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New wood-burning rules as winter Spare the Air season starts

With the Winter Spare the Air season beginning Tuesday, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District is reminding residents...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2016
Last comment by john francisco, on Nov 3, 2016 at 11:34 pm | 21 comments | 2761 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Santa Clara County board votes to suspend business with Wells Fargo

Santa Clara County will temporarily end business with Wells Fargo Bank in response to the revelation that the company created...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2016
Last comment by Me too, on Nov 3, 2016 at 11:07 pm | 2 comments | 2066 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Happy trails for Michael Closson

When Michael Closson moved from New York state to Palo Alto in 1972 to work at Stanford University, his new job as assistant...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2013
Last comment by But wait, there's more, on Nov 3, 2016 at 10:56 pm | 9 comments | 4107 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Unfair political practices alleged over landlord-tax mailer

A mailer by a mysterious campaign committee against a landlord business-license tax in East Palo Alto has prompted a member...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2016
Last comment by Hmmm, on Nov 3, 2016 at 5:37 pm | 2 comments | 2242 Views

AROUND TOWN

A ballet 'Tribute'

Menlowe Ballet The Menlo Park-based dance company Menlowe Ballet, which offers audiences a blend of classical, contemporary...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2016
Last comment by Vickie, on Nov 3, 2016 at 5:34 pm | 1 comment | 344 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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