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Woodside Heights

Woodside Heights is a quiet residential neighborhood sandwiched in the southwestern corner of Woodside Road and Alameda de...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2010
Last comment by Shelly, on Nov 19, 2010 at 11:11 pm | 1 comment | 1954 Views

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Decision on Mandarin Immersion?

Does anyone know what the BOE decided about the Mandarin Immersion program at the Board Meeting on Tuesday?...

Original post made by palo alto mom on Dec. 9, 2010
Last comment by Tyler Hanley, on Dec 9, 2010 at 10:19 am | 1 comment | 1162 Views

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Child, teen happiness is topic in essay contest

Hey kids, what makes you happy? Winning essays on that topic will earn the authors $25 gift certificates to Books Inc. and...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2010
Last comment by Thomas Mallick, on Dec 22, 2010 at 9:21 pm | 1 comment | 1773 Views

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Holiday Fund application deadline is today

Today (Jan. 7) is the deadline for organizations to submit grant applications for the Palo Alto Weekly's annual Holiday Fund....

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2011
Last comment by C. Davis, on Jan 7, 2011 at 1:58 pm | 1 comment | 1316 Views

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Board of Education to decide on election timing

The Palo Alto school board will decide Tuesday whether to follow the City Council in aligning its elections with county and...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2011
Last comment by jardins, on Jan 12, 2011 at 4:50 pm | 1 comment | 1177 Views

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Go to Heidelberg in August

Summer Exchange? Send your son or daughter to Heidelberg (Germany) this August. A German family (friends of mine) want...

Original post made by andreas on Jan. 26, 2011
Last comment by Parent, on Jan 26, 2011 at 4:12 pm | 1 comment | 1338 Views

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Pitching their products

Allie Caccamo is vice president for manufacturing of Silli Skinz, a startup that makes "protective coverings" for laptops....

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2011
Last comment by pa mom, on Jan 29, 2011 at 6:17 pm | 1 comment | 1560 Views

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Teens should see this

Remember Rick Springfield's success in the 80s? He battles depression and has a memoir. He wants to tell teenagers that things...

Original post made by Mom on Feb. 8, 2011
Last comment by Mom, on Feb 8, 2011 at 1:38 pm | 1 comment | 1257 Views

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VIDEO/MULTIMEDIA

A compilation of video content from the Palo Alto Weekly and Palo Alto Online staff. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=22471...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2011
Last comment by Thanks, on Mar 9, 2011 at 10:41 am | 1 comment | 1855 Views

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Japanese Exchange Students Cancel Palo Alto Visit

Japanese exchange students from Palo Alto’s sister city, Tsuchiura, cancelled their annual visit to local middle schools...

Original post made by resident on Mar. 13, 2011
Last comment by thank you for the report, on Mar 13, 2011 at 10:29 am | 1 comment | 1264 Views

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PUBLIC AGENDA: City Council, Board of Education

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings next week. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=20453...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2011
Last comment by Way to Go, on Mar 19, 2011 at 2:37 pm | 1 comment | 1497 Views

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Guest Opinion: Girl Scouts learn about the joy of giving at the VA Hospital

This past Saturday, in the cold rain and gusty wind, four girls from my daughter's Girl Scout Troop set up shop in front...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2011
Last comment by Anne Knight, on Mar 26, 2011 at 9:12 am | 1 comment | 1825 Views

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Chasing the perfect beat

Life as a teen seems to have an indelible soundtrack. There's something about being in high school that makes music more...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2011
Last comment by Jacinta Sainanee, on Mar 28, 2011 at 8:30 pm | 1 comment | 1280 Views

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Chancellor Kanter goes to Washington

From a hushed corner office overlooking the Capitol dome and the Washington Mall, former Midpeninsula resident Martha Kanter...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2011
Last comment by Janis Allen, on Apr 5, 2011 at 4:52 pm | 1 comment | 1315 Views

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Paly's anti-stress bell schedule and class scheduling

I had no idea about the scheduling of core classes as noted below. I don't know if the jury is still out, but I and others...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Apr. 21, 2011
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Apr 21, 2011 at 11:04 am | 1 comment | 1333 Views

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Menlo Park school district picks Maurice Ghysels as superintendent

Maurice Ghysels, the superintendent of the elementary school district in Mountain View for five years and, for the last 10...

Original post made on May. 9, 2011
Last comment by Dissapointed Parent, on May 9, 2011 at 12:50 pm | 1 comment | 1392 Views

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Simitian to discuss state of education Saturday

State Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, will discuss Gov. Jerry Brown's budget and general trends in an "education update"...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2011
Last comment by Gunn Class of '67, on Jun 2, 2011 at 3:31 pm | 1 comment | 1267 Views

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Castilleja School to drop science APs

In what is described as a bid to deepen student learning, Castilleja School will replace its Advanced Placement science classes...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2011
Last comment by Paly Parent, on Jun 3, 2011 at 4:54 pm | 1 comment | 1286 Views

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Rabbi, school officials to discuss youth challenges

A rabbi and top officials from three local school districts will explore "challenges young people face in today's high-stress...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2011
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 15, 2011 at 7:08 pm | 1 comment | 1329 Views

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Any news about counseling services to our elementary schools

I saw in the paper on May 6, 2011 that PAUSD was publicly inviting local professionals to submit proposals to begin offering...

Original post made by Anna-Maria Ludovick on Jun. 16, 2011
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Jun 16, 2011 at 5:09 pm | 1 comment | 1054 Views
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