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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

How PETTY!!!

With hundreds of school children and other tourists headed for Washington, DC for spring break, the Obama administration...

Original post made by Kate on Mar. 5, 2013
Last comment by Eaton, on Mar 10, 2013 at 12:16 pm | 13 comments | 1201 Views

AROUND TOWN

City hopes to slow drivers in Crescent Park

Spurred by neighborhood concerns about speeding cars, Palo Alto officials are considering installing a four-way stop at the...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2013
Last comment by Garrett, on Mar 10, 2013 at 12:00 pm | 10 comments | 2515 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

CA ban on school fees

http://www.mercurynews.com/education/ci_22702203/new-california-school-law-that-bans-fees-causes?source=most_viewed Note...

Original post made by A weary parent on Mar. 3, 2013
Last comment by classified, on Mar 10, 2013 at 10:54 am | 29 comments | 2057 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Superintendent writes to parents about bullying

Superintendent Kevin Skelly emailed district parents Wednesday afternoon to explain how the district intends to improve its...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2013
Last comment by sandrawyt, on Mar 10, 2013 at 1:35 am | 49 comments | 1531 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: The path forward for Palo Alto school board

Faced with its biggest governance crisis since former school superintendent Mary Frances Callan was fired in 2006, Palo Alto's...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2013
Last comment by village fool, on Mar 10, 2013 at 12:13 am | 75 comments | 4247 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board members want more info on bullying case

Palo Alto school board members this week said they want more information on what went wrong in a 2010-11 middle-school bullying...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2013
Last comment by ahavil, on Mar 9, 2013 at 11:03 pm | 23 comments | 1585 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District submits responses in bullying case

Palo Alto school district administrators last Friday submitted the first batch of required materials to the Department of...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2013
Last comment by more to say, on Mar 9, 2013 at 5:35 pm | 17 comments | 1865 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Bay Area has most 'mega commuters' in nation

Bay Area residents are more than four times more likely to be "mega commuters," according to a new report by the U.S. Census...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2013
Last comment by musical, on Mar 9, 2013 at 2:19 pm | 29 comments | 3255 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

East Palo Alto fire forces 19 to evacuate

Volunteers have set up an evacuation center in East Palo Alto for 15 adults and four children affected by a fire at a two-unit...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2013
Last comment by fires freak me out, on Mar 9, 2013 at 1:14 pm | 1 comment | 1041 Views

AROUND TOWN

Longtime Paly history teacher Suzan Stewart dies at 72

Suzan Stewart, who taught history and social studies to generations of Palo Alto students, died March 3 after battling cancer....

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2013
Last comment by Rob Tanner, on Mar 8, 2013 at 7:45 pm | 14 comments | 1943 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Comcast Internet Outage?

Anybody experiencing problems with Comcast Internet service in midtown....

Original post made by Zero on May. 8, 2011
Last comment by Roger, on Mar 8, 2013 at 7:20 pm | 2 comments | 1830 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

East Palo Alto police seek witnesses to shooting

East Palo Alto police are seeking witnesses to a shooting that occurred Sunday, Feb. 17, around 2:30 p.m. in the 600 block...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2013
Last comment by Marisol, on Mar 8, 2013 at 2:32 pm | 3 comments | 1118 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Indecent exposures just a flash in the pan?

When a man raised his shirt and pulled down his pants to a woman near downtown Palo Alto on Jan. 31, his act was perhaps...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2013
Last comment by Kay , on Mar 8, 2013 at 2:22 pm | 7 comments | 1694 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Temporary patent office will open in Menlo Park

Menlo Park will be the site of a new patent office, albeit a temporary one, according to a United States Patent and Trademark...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2013
Last comment by palo alto parent, on Mar 8, 2013 at 8:36 am | 3 comments | 7476 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents concerned about group projects

Group projects in school emerged as a hot-button issue Tuesday, Feb. 26, as the Palo Alto Board of Education discussed the...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2013
Last comment by flatlander, on Mar 8, 2013 at 5:36 am | 50 comments | 3410 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: As district lawyers step in, disappointing spin begins

As Palo Alto school officials brace for an inevitable lawsuit stemming from its failure to respond properly to the bullying...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2013
Last comment by parent, on Mar 7, 2013 at 9:48 pm | 235 comments | 7730 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto teachers seek pay raise

As Palo Alto schools cheer the best financial picture they've seen in years, teachers are asking for a pay raise. Read the...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2013
Last comment by Teacher, on Mar 7, 2013 at 7:26 pm | 93 comments | 4558 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Shop Talk

<B><B>CAFE SOPHIA CLOSES ... </B>It's the end of the line for Midtown Palo Alto's cozy Afghani restaurant. <B>Cafe Sophia</B>...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2013
Last comment by So, so sorry, on Mar 7, 2013 at 2:26 pm | 2 comments | 1544 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford scheduling proposal draws student ire

To address an abundance of student scheduling conflicts, Stanford University is considering a plan to spread out its class...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2013
Last comment by Nayeli, on Mar 7, 2013 at 11:02 am | 26 comments | 4063 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Three robberies, one armed, hit Palo Alto

A man with a semi-automatic handgun walked into Public Storage on East Bayshore Road on March 2 and made off with cash and...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2013
Last comment by Nayeli, on Mar 7, 2013 at 10:59 am | 37 comments | 2312 Views
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