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PALO ALTO ISSUES

The education innovator

Revolutionary change in public education is rare. Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2016/07/08/the-education-innovator...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 2, 2017 at 11:39 pm | 7 comments | 6542 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Officials' private emails considered public records, state Supreme Court rules

In a victory for public access to government records, the California Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously ruled that local...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Mar 2, 2017 at 10:05 pm | 3 comments | 2244 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

CDC's final report, due out in days, will be a disservice to Palo Alto's families

Palo Alto’s worried parents, grandparents, teachers, students, administrators, therapists, doctors, police officers--well,...

Original post made by Marc Vincenti on Mar. 2, 2017
There are no comments yet. 153 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Door to Door Home Buyer?

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Original post made by PA Resident on Mar. 16, 2007
Last comment by NotBornYesterday, on Mar 2, 2017 at 6:14 pm | 157 comments | 32629 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New rules on the way for groundwater pumping

As residents continue to cry foul over the millions of gallons of groundwater that get pumped for basement construction,...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2017
Last comment by worried, on Mar 2, 2017 at 5:08 pm | 25 comments | 3947 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

East Palo Alto man sentenced to 7 years, 3 months for soliciting murder-for-hire

An East Palo Alto man was sentenced in federal court in San Francisco on Wednesday to seven years and three months in prison...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2017
Last comment by Hmmm, on Mar 2, 2017 at 4:25 pm | 1 comment | 1850 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Catching their dreams

The air was electric in rooms 1704 and 1705 of Palo Alto High School's science building on a recent Thursday evening. Students...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2015
Last comment by Anu, on Mar 2, 2017 at 1:36 pm | 11 comments | 6499 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Hawaiian golf trip a success for Cardinal women

==B Stanford roundup == The third-ranked Stanford women's golf team placed two players in the top 10 and finished third...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2017
There are no comments yet. 933 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

County prepares for major housing boom

Santa Clara County is moving quickly on a strategy to build thousands of new homes for the county's low-income and homeless...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Mar 2, 2017 at 9:30 am | 60 comments | 6980 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board approves civil-rights agreement, resolution

On Tuesday evening, the Palo Alto school board closed a chapter and opened a new one with the U.S. Department of Education's...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2017
Last comment by Marielena, on Mar 1, 2017 at 11:15 pm | 4 comments | 2253 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Off Deadline: Where is 'propaganda analysis' ed when we need it?

Propaganda techniques include often-subliminal marketing/advertising messages aimed at all ages - adults and children - that...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 1, 2017 at 9:59 pm | 27 comments | 4079 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Teenagers arrested for stealing from a car

Police arrested three East Palo Alto teenagers who had been prowling a Palo Alto neighborhood just after midnight on Tuesday,...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2017
Last comment by JustMe, on Mar 1, 2017 at 6:10 pm | 3 comments | 3566 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Woman photographs man who exposed himself

A man who exposed himself to a woman in Palo Alto's Evergreen Park neighborhood on Monday morning didn't flee quickly enough...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2017
Last comment by Rosey, on Mar 1, 2017 at 4:38 pm | 5 comments | 5858 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto opts not to regulate Airbnb rentals

A proposal in Palo Alto to start regulating and taxing rooms rented out through sites such as Airbnb quietly fizzled on Monday...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2015
Last comment by OMG, on Mar 1, 2017 at 4:10 pm | 26 comments | 7913 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Committee takes 'first step' on social-emotional learning curriculum

While the Palo Alto school district is nationally known for its academic rigor, it is "less clear" that its students are...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2017
Last comment by @massachusetts, on Mar 1, 2017 at 12:40 pm | 5 comments | 2615 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council not sold on changing zoning for El Camino housing project

Palo Alto's battle between its appetite for new housing and its general disdain for densification came to a head Monday night,...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2017
Last comment by JJ, on Feb 28, 2017 at 10:26 pm | 21 comments | 3612 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City of Palo Alto Utilities--Irresponsible to New Residents

This is a special warning to anyone thinking of moving to P.A., but not immediately after purchasing your home. Because...

Original post made by Chen Kai Wen on Dec. 30, 2009
Last comment by Angered Every Pickup Day, on Feb 28, 2017 at 4:05 pm | 9 comments | 2093 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to make key Office for Civil Rights decisions

The Palo Alto school board is set to take action Tuesday night on two key decisions that will impact the school district's...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2017
Last comment by Another Parent, on Feb 28, 2017 at 2:28 pm | 4 comments | 2757 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto man arrested for Mountain View stabbing

A Palo Alto man was arrested Monday night in connection to a stabbing in Mountain View that wounded one person, according...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Feb 28, 2017 at 1:02 pm | 1 comment | 1863 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford submits updated plans for Menlo Park development

Stanford told the Almanac it plans to submit updated plans for its 8.4-acre "Middle Plaza" development at 500 El Camino...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Feb 28, 2017 at 12:09 pm | 5 comments | 1699 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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