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PALO ALTO ISSUES

In fight against traffic, Palo Alto finds business allies

From Caltrain passes for daily commuters to nimble shuttles for local residents, city leaders in Palo Alto have no shortage...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 18, 2016 at 2:23 pm | 29 comments | 4705 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Labor groups boost Berman, Veenker in Assembly bids

With the primary election fast approaching, Palo Alto Councilman Marc Berman and patent attorney Vicky Veenker are getting...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2016
Last comment by Stephen, on Jun 7, 2016 at 8:22 pm | 29 comments | 3122 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Officials to announce 'breakthrough development' in quest to preserve Buena Vista

An effort by Santa Clara County and Palo Alto to save Buena Vista Mobile Home Park from closure could be approaching a key...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2016
Last comment by anonymous, on Jun 15, 2016 at 3:36 pm | 29 comments | 4082 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Neighbor challenges downtown development proposal

Vincent Leung wasn't looking for a political battle, but when the Kipling Street resident learned about a three-story building...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2016
Last comment by Mark Rothschild, on Aug 15, 2016 at 11:02 am | 29 comments | 6643 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto City Council taps the brakes on higher speed limits

Higher speed limits may boost Palo Alto's ability to conduct traffic enforcement on key roadways, but city officials indicated...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2016
Last comment by circle of destruction, on Nov 24, 2016 at 2:35 pm | 29 comments | 2952 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Bad-tasting water due to Hetch Hetchy water reductions

Palo Alto and other local cities' residents who have been complaining about nasty-tasting water coming from their taps can...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2016
Last comment by Marie, on Dec 12, 2016 at 1:59 pm | 29 comments | 2634 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gearing up for school board elections

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Original post made on Jun. 12, 2007
Last comment by Jon, on Jul 11, 2007 at 11:19 pm | 29 comments | 6301 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Are our schools re-writing history?

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Original post made by Middle School Parent on Oct. 5, 2007
Last comment by PA Mom, on Oct 30, 2007 at 12:17 pm | 29 comments | 4304 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Day off school

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Original post made by Parent on Apr. 25, 2008
Last comment by Mom, on Mar 13, 2009 at 10:19 am | 29 comments | 3952 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Number participating in 'egg war' dropped to 50

Only about 50 Palo Alto High School students -- far fewer than initial reports from stuents of 100 to 200 -- were involved...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2009
Last comment by student, on Nov 5, 2009 at 1:31 am | 29 comments | 2662 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford University admits 753 early applicants

Stanford University has sent acceptance letters to 753 early applicants for the class of 2014, the university announced Monday....

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2009
Last comment by Admin, on Dec 19, 2009 at 10:25 pm | 29 comments | 4442 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto parents in denial about their teens?

Are Palo Alto parents in denial about what really goes on in their teenagers' lives? Survey results suggest that the answer...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2010
Last comment by Alex, on Jun 14, 2010 at 8:43 pm | 29 comments | 4238 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to vote on 2011-12 calendar

The Palo Alto school board Tuesday will be asked to vote on a "rollover" academic calendar for next year that is nearly identical...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2010
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Dec 9, 2010 at 8:36 am | 29 comments | 2601 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Escondido principal to move to Fairmeadow

Escondido School in Palo Alto was searching for a new principal Tuesday after the announcement that 15-year Principal Gary...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2011
Last comment by Former Escondido parents, on Jun 26, 2011 at 6:53 am | 29 comments | 3627 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto schools brace for more budget cuts

Palo Alto schools are bracing for their third round of budget cuts in as many years and face some "tough decisions," officials...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2011
Last comment by EPA dad, on Dec 5, 2011 at 8:58 am | 29 comments | 4271 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New 'performing-arts center' approved for Paly

Groundbreaking for a state-of-the-art "performing-arts center" at Palo Alto High School is planned for the summer of 2013....

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2012
Last comment by Kevin, on Feb 17, 2012 at 10:34 pm | 29 comments | 5331 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Survey: Differences in Gunn, Paly guidance systems

Two-thirds of high school students in Palo Alto "feel tremendous pressure to succeed academically," according to surveys...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2012
Last comment by Cheng-z, on Apr 11, 2012 at 12:00 pm | 29 comments | 4129 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

43 Palo Alto teachers receive tenure

Forty-three teachers representing most of Palo Alto's public school campuses will gather today for a yearly event known as...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2012
Last comment by Mom, on Mar 31, 2012 at 7:41 am | 29 comments | 6603 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: A tipping point for school board?

Faced with a mess largely of their own making, Palo Alto Superintendent Kevin Skelly and the school board sought this week...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2012
Last comment by Misha, on Jun 25, 2012 at 12:22 pm | 29 comments | 6526 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Finding the way around Gunn

Freshmen at Gunn High School in Palo Alto recently shared random facts about themselves in the ice-breaking game, "Two Truths...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2012
Last comment by Palo Alto Citizen, on Sep 26, 2012 at 7:34 pm | 29 comments | 4491 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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