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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents, teachers debate school calendar shift

Parents and teachers packed a Palo Alto Board of Education meeting Tuesday night to argue the pros and cons of shifting the...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2011
Last comment by skeptic, on May 3, 2011 at 10:45 am | 102 comments | 3073 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto earns 'D' in service to minority students

For the second year in a row the Palo Alto school district has earned low grades from a group that evaluates how well California's...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2012
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Mar 26, 2012 at 12:08 am | 102 comments | 2852 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Egg Fight/Vandalism at Mitchell Park

THis morning Mitchell Park was a total mess, with eggs splattered everywhere and empty egg cartons littering the landscape....

Original post made by Sandy on Oct. 25, 2013
Last comment by SteveU, on Oct 30, 2013 at 8:14 am | 102 comments | 4532 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Is one airplane crash enough or do we need to wait for another one?

The tragic airplane crash in East Palo Alto has generated a lot of discussion on the Town Square Forum spread over a number...

Original post made by petercarp on Feb. 28, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 4, 2010 at 6:59 am | 102 comments | 4704 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto families warned against too many APs

Palo Alto students and their families are consistently warned against taking on too many advanced placement classes, counselors...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2011
Last comment by Sophomore, on Feb 28, 2012 at 9:50 pm | 101 comments | 4562 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Eshoo introduces bill to ban waterboarding

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Original post made on Feb. 14, 2008
Last comment by perspective, on Feb 26, 2008 at 11:21 am | 101 comments | 3667 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto firefighters push law to prevent layoffs

Palo Alto's firefighters union is spearheading a new ballot measure that would keep the city from reducing the staffing levels...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2010
Last comment by Lori, on Apr 1, 2010 at 10:18 am | 101 comments | 3622 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Coroner's office releases name of Caltrain victim

Catrina Holmes, 13, of Palo Alto was officially identified as the girl who stepped in front of a Caltrain late Friday night,...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2009
Last comment by hcc2009, on Aug 26, 2009 at 12:49 pm | 100 comments | 2650 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Traffic steers discussion on Jay Paul development

In its effort to get city approval for a new office complex at 395 Page Mill, developer Jay Paul Company faces an uphill...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2013
Last comment by resident, on Dec 1, 2013 at 9:43 am | 100 comments | 15146 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A champion for charter schools

Six years after rocking the Palo Alto education scene with a threat to petition for a charter school here, Grace Mah finds...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2013
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Mar 17, 2013 at 12:34 pm | 100 comments | 5970 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

U.S. agency investigates peer sexual harassment at Paly

A federal civil-rights agency is investigating whether Palo Alto High School has complied with legal requirements designed...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2013
Last comment by parent, on Jul 14, 2013 at 10:28 pm | 100 comments | 7828 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

English 'lanes' limit students

English 'lanes' limit students Read the full guest opinion here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2014/03/28/guest-opinion...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2014
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Aug 17, 2014 at 10:14 am | 100 comments | 4981 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Rabbi cites 'grief, dread, confusion' of suicides

With loving memories of Gunn senior Sonya Raymakers, who died at the Caltrain tracks Tuesday, clergy members and friends...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2009
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Jun 10, 2009 at 2:52 pm | 100 comments | 5231 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto residents form anti-gun-violence group

A group of Palo Alto residents have started a campaign to support President Barack Obama's push to develop new gun laws. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2013
Last comment by Wallace, on Jan 29, 2013 at 10:46 am | 100 comments | 3182 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto police begin using license-plate reader

The Palo Alto Police department began using an automated license-plate reader mounted atop a patrol car on Tuesday, July...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2013
Last comment by Midtown, on Jan 15, 2014 at 2:33 pm | 100 comments | 24211 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Unleashed dogs are a nuisance in Palo Alto parks

Every park I visit in Palo Alto with my dog has unleashed dogs running around in it. At Hoover Park most mornings between...

Original post made by Dog Owner on Sep. 7, 2010
Last comment by Out of control dogowners, on Jan 20, 2012 at 11:41 pm | 99 comments | 5362 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Public invited to discuss 'achievement gap'

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Original post made on Apr. 14, 2008
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Apr 26, 2008 at 9:10 pm | 99 comments | 4295 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Protesters rally outside office of Anna Eshoo

Carrying American flags, picket signs and at times bugling patriotic songs, members of the grassroots group the Tea Party...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2009
Last comment by GS, on Aug 16, 2009 at 9:37 pm | 99 comments | 3840 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Altans protest at Bank of America

Outraged over job losses and corporate and bank bailouts, more than 200 protesters lined El Camino Real near Page Mill Road...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2011
Last comment by Ken, on Oct 16, 2011 at 4:58 pm | 99 comments | 4154 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Heat closes three Palo Alto libraries early

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Original post made on Jul. 8, 2008
Last comment by Dave, on Jul 15, 2008 at 6:30 am | 98 comments | 5939 Views
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