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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Accountability not in lesson plan

With the resignation three weeks ago of assistant superintendent Michael Milliken, Palo Alto school superintendent Kevin...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2013
Last comment by Gimme the Cue!, on Jul 2, 2013 at 2:18 pm | 27 comments | 6404 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly assistant principal Diorio named to school's top job

Kimberly Diorio, assistant principal at Palo Alto High School for the past six years, has been named principal of the school....

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2013
Last comment by frustrated mom, on Jun 13, 2014 at 11:35 am | 27 comments | 3859 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Longtime teacher, administrator named Terman principal

A longtime Palo Alto teacher and middle-school administrator was named Tuesday as principal of Terman Middle School. Pier...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2013
Last comment by Observer, on Aug 1, 2013 at 4:18 pm | 27 comments | 253160 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New Paly athletic center to echo historic campus

A new state-of-the-art athletic center for Palo Alto High School – to break ground next May or June – will sit...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2013
Last comment by Paly Dad, on Apr 1, 2014 at 12:12 am | 27 comments | 13389 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto may develop year-round recreational swim program

City of Palo Alto officials are looking into starting a year-round children's recreational swim league at Rinconada Pool....

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2013
Last comment by Parent, on Sep 27, 2013 at 5:32 pm | 27 comments | 4892 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How are our college acceptance rates this year?

While my son has gained entry into most of the name colleges he applied to besides his reach schools, I was amazed to read...

Original post made by Paly Alum on Apr. 3, 2014
Last comment by Student, on Apr 8, 2014 at 10:46 am | 27 comments | 3469 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board to discuss renewed parcel tax, enrollment committee

In advance of the quickly approaching expiration date of the school district's current parcel tax, the Palo Alto Board of...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jan 15, 2015 at 11:31 pm | 27 comments | 3427 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board backs Mandarin immersion program expansion

Palo Alto school board members agreed Tuesday night that expanding an elementary school Mandarin immersion program to Jordan...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2015
Last comment by concerned american, on Feb 13, 2015 at 6:25 am | 27 comments | 7269 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board discusses budget projections, planning

In a departure for a school district with usually conservative budget projections, Chief Budget Officer Cathy Mak presented...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2015
Last comment by Moses, on Feb 26, 2015 at 10:13 pm | 27 comments | 4574 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mixed opinions on foreign-language education

"Strong," "innovative," "creative" -- as well as "disjointed," "not supported" and "gaps" -- are all words Palo Alto teachers...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2015
Last comment by Paly Parent, on Aug 4, 2015 at 8:46 am | 27 comments | 9190 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

271 more vaccines in the pipeline for kids

It appears 56 doses of 14 vaccines is not quite lucrative enough for the pharmaceitucal industry, says Robert Kennedy. http://www.sott.net/article/299738-No-end-in-sight-CDC-says-th...

Original post made by Mom on Aug. 7, 2015
Last comment by Cypher, on Aug 8, 2015 at 11:38 am | 27 comments | 965 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district launches special-education review

A longtime special-education advocate and Harvard University Graduate School of Education professor is visiting Palo Alto...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2015
Last comment by Sarah1000, on Apr 24, 2016 at 7:32 am | 27 comments | 6051 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New principals named for Jordan, Palo Verde

The school district has named a Los Altos elementary school principal and Palo Alto middle school assistant principal as...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by Observer, on Dec 7, 2016 at 7:16 pm | 27 comments | 7845 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board votes, again, on weighted GPA

At a special meeting Monday night, the Palo Alto school board wrangled through multiple motions, amendments and an audience...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2016
Last comment by john_alderman, on Nov 26, 2016 at 2:07 pm | 27 comments | 2833 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Burglary on Ames in Midtown

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Original post made by Jerry on Mar. 3, 2008
Last comment by FIREMAN, on Mar 7, 2008 at 9:25 am | 27 comments | 6686 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

City to institute public 'rules of decorum'

In the wake of a community meeting Thursday in which one man nearly hit another during a verbal dispute, the City of Palo...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2009
Last comment by jardins, on Feb 17, 2009 at 2:55 pm | 27 comments | 3223 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Two teens arrested in iPod robbery attempt

Two teenagers were arrested Wednesday afternoon after they tried to rob another teenager of his iPod near the downtown Caltrain...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2009
Last comment by ned, on Apr 24, 2009 at 7:47 pm | 27 comments | 2388 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Accused rapist's criminal record dates to 1993

Lionel Blanks Jr., the man accused of rape and attempted murder in the carjacking of a woman in Palo Alto on May 27, had...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2010
Last comment by raym, on Jun 10, 2010 at 7:16 pm | 27 comments | 4958 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Driver killed in crash on Page Mill Road

The California Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash in unincorporated San Mateo County that occurred early this...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2010
Last comment by Joseph Tourino, on Aug 25, 2010 at 4:29 pm | 27 comments | 3973 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Vehicle crashes into pizza parlor, pinning one

An employee was injured Monday when a vehicle crashed into the Avanti Pizza parlor in West Menlo Park, pinning the employee...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2010
Last comment by lol, on Nov 4, 2010 at 1:47 am | 27 comments | 2946 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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