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Track coach legend Payton Jordan dies

To anyone who knew him, Payton Jordan was simply called Coach. A friend to many and an innovator when it came to track and...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2009
Last comment by Neal Moore, on Feb 16, 2009 at 3:54 pm | 3 comments | 21743 Views


Coroner releases identity of man killed on train tracks

A man who died on the train tracks in Palo Alto on Oct. 15 has been identified by the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner's...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2014
Last comment by dolfsmom, on Oct 22, 2014 at 10:39 pm | 17 comments | 21731 Views


Preventing teen suicides

The morning after a Gunn High School student died on the Caltrain tracks May 5, shell-shocked parent leaders and school officials...

Original post made on May. 22, 2009
Last comment by God has an answer, on Nov 1, 2009 at 12:25 pm | 48 comments | 21618 Views


Shop Talk: two newcomers, four goners downtown

NEW BLOOMIES UNDERWAY AT MALL ... A new Bloomingdale's is scheduled to open at Stanford Shopping Center later this year....

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2014
Last comment by Davis fan, on Jan 21, 2014 at 11:18 am | 51 comments | 21617 Views


Public may comment today on new superintendent

Members of the public today have the opportunity to comment on the appointment of Glenn "Max" McGee as the new superintendent...

Original post made on May. 27, 2014
Last comment by Tim G, on May 28, 2014 at 7:14 am | 13 comments | 21564 Views


Private giving to public schools widens the gap between rich and poor.

This New York Times opinion piece is being widely read and shared by my Stanford colleagues this morning. As you consider...

Original post made by A parent concerned about social justice on Sep. 5, 2013
Last comment by Sara, on Sep 11, 2013 at 8:26 pm | 139 comments | 21477 Views


Palo Alto roads, underpasses flooding; roads closing

With the brunt of this week's storm hitting Thursday morning, bringing more than an inch of rain to the Palo Alto Foothills...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2014
Last comment by Parent, on Dec 11, 2014 at 10:47 pm | 12 comments | 21468 Views


Dress Code for High School


Original post made by Paly Parent on May. 30, 2007
Last comment by resident 1, on May 27, 2014 at 12:39 pm | 72 comments | 21464 Views


PAMF docs: What we can do to reduce risk for our teens

The pediatricians of Palo Alto Medical Foundation are deeply saddened by the local recent events. The loss of a young person's...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2015
Last comment by Goober from Mayberry, on May 29, 2015 at 7:46 am | 285 comments | 21458 Views


Palo Alto fires Mitchell Park Library contractor

The City of Palo Alto announced today it is terminating its contract with Flintco Pacific Inc., the contractor responsible...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2014
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Feb 2, 2014 at 2:56 pm | 70 comments | 21428 Views


Woman reportedly groped in College Terrace neighborhood

Palo Alto police are looking for a man who allegedly groped a woman after walking with her for several blocks along California...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2014
Last comment by y gentle soul is recovering, on Sep 25, 2014 at 9:08 pm | 2 comments | 21387 Views


East Palo Alto school gets five more years

A high-performing East Palo Alto charter school prevailed Thursday night when it received permission to continue operating...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2013
Last comment by Member, on Nov 29, 2013 at 12:47 pm | 2 comments | 21341 Views


Gunn student, former teacher call for more balanced academic culture

A Gunn High School student and former teacher brought to the school board Tuesday night a rallying cry to create a healthier,...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2014
Last comment by lets stay on topic, on Jan 2, 2015 at 3:09 pm | 142 comments | 21281 Views


When help is refused

When "Jake Johanson" had his first psychotic break on his 21st birthday, his parents worked hard to find a psychiatrist and...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2014
Last comment by Help the mentally ill, on Feb 11, 2014 at 9:41 am | 19 comments | 21269 Views


Stanford Shopping Center rebuild to bring major changes

The third phase of Stanford Shopping Center's renovation would include some of the most dramatic changes the center has seen...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2013
Last comment by Marie, on Oct 15, 2013 at 9:28 pm | 7 comments | 21252 Views


City looks for ways to control goose population

Armed with mineral oil, noisemakers and border collies, parks and recreation officials in Palo Alto and other local cities...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2010
Last comment by Mike, on Oct 5, 2010 at 10:26 am | 49 comments | 21243 Views


Menlo Park nonprofit wins state teacher tenure lawsuit

California's teacher tenure laws were declared unconstitutional Tuesday by a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge, ruling...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2014
Last comment by Parents shudder, too, on Jun 14, 2014 at 11:48 pm | 58 comments | 21239 Views


Teens knock off 'living skills' requisite in summer term

A scramble to fulfill the "living skills" requirement for high school graduation prompted nearly 500 students to enroll in...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2013
Last comment by palo alto parent, on Jul 31, 2013 at 11:00 am | 45 comments | 21211 Views


Youth drug use is down, but potency up

Use of narcotics -- like those allegedly ingested by the Palo Alto 18-year-old who was arrested after trespassing and fighting...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2014
Last comment by musical, on Apr 23, 2014 at 10:13 am | 26 comments | 21131 Views


'Hidden' earthquake faults underlay Peninsula

The San Andreas fault might be the iconic expression of the shifting tectonic plates sliding deep beneath Bay Area residents'...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2011
Last comment by Faulty Info.., on Feb 28, 2011 at 4:00 pm | 14 comments | 21120 Views
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