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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Challenge success: Are we setting the right goals for our kids?

As a Palo Alto mom of a third grader and sixth grader, I admit I sometimes feel uneasy about the future. These anxious moments...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2008
Last comment by why not?, on Dec 28, 2008 at 7:32 pm | 82 comments | 32657 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

OpEd: Don't sacrifice August by forcing early school start

The August summer break for Palo Alto schoolchildren and their families is on the chopping block, and little will be gained...

Original post made on May. 6, 2011
Last comment by Paly Grad 09, on May 10, 2011 at 6:21 pm | 111 comments | 32567 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: The school board's nadir

There are so many ways the public, students and teachers were disrespected by the school board and Superintendent Kevin Skelly...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2014
Last comment by How do you spell relief?, on Nov 26, 2014 at 11:26 am | 331 comments | 32257 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto expands public-art program

Palo Alto's vocal art critics will soon have plenty to cheer, jeer, laugh and complain about thanks to the City Council's...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2013
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Nov 21, 2013 at 2:38 pm | 17 comments | 32226 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Funding challenges cloud high-speed rail's future

With California's high-speed rail system preparing for a groundbreaking in Central Valley, the fate of the $68-billion project...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2013
Last comment by Julian, on Nov 13, 2013 at 7:33 pm | 9 comments | 31982 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Driven to succeed: How we're depriving teens of a sense of purpose

Many Palo Alto adolescents spend their high school years in a contest for credentials, accumulating grades, scores and accolades...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2011
Last comment by Citizen, on Nov 30, 2011 at 4:33 pm | 72 comments | 31942 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Modernist building gets approval, mixed reception

Everyone agrees that the latest downtown development to win approval from Palo Alto's architectural board will bring an eye-catching...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Oct 26, 2013 at 9:32 pm | 26 comments | 31556 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board OKs timeline on opening new school

Palo Alto school board members will vote by June on a location for a new elementary school, and also whether that school...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2013
Last comment by Curious, on Nov 21, 2013 at 7:40 pm | 6 comments | 31485 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

A whole new image for San Antonio corridor

The massive facelift of Mountain View's San Antonio corridor has already begun -- with the first phase of the San Antonio...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Mar 31, 2014 at 7:46 pm | 95 comments | 31415 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto scales back summer school plans

Palo Alto school officials are scaling back their plans for summer school next year following a court settlement and state...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2013
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Dec 20, 2013 at 12:44 pm | 55 comments | 31344 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Modernist building faces citizen appeal

Downtown resident Douglas Smith, a fan of Spanish-style arcades, ornate awnings and other traditional decorative flourishes,...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2013
Last comment by Citizen appeal, on Nov 13, 2013 at 11:11 am | 86 comments | 31264 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Lydia Kou joins Palo Alto's council race

The race for the Palo Alto City Council heated up Tuesday as two more residents declared their intentions to run for a seat...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2014
Last comment by Cindy J, on Aug 26, 2014 at 10:54 pm | 45 comments | 31209 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Sofia names new president amid student protest

Trustees of Palo Alto's Sofia University named an interim president Thursday as students and faculty protested in front of...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2013
Last comment by Moo Cow, on Jan 13, 2014 at 12:18 am | 53 comments | 31024 Views

RESTAURANTS

As kosher as it gets

Many restaurants struggle to stand out from the crowd. Not a problem for The Kitchen Table, celebrating six months of strictly...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2009
Last comment by student, on Dec 7, 2009 at 4:01 pm | 1 comment | 31005 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers get 4 percent raise in tentative pact

Palo Alto teachers this year will get a 4 percent raise along with a onetime bonus of 2 percent under a tentative collective-bargaining...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2013
Last comment by You scratch my back, on Nov 12, 2013 at 5:40 pm | 33 comments | 30861 Views

AROUND TOWN

Best Of Palo Alto 2010

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=13518 posted...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2012
Last comment by Moe, on Apr 23, 2012 at 8:43 am | 1 comment | 30828 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents clash over Dish parking plan

A plan to move dozens of parking spaces from the street next to the Stanford Dish to a parking lot more than half a mile...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2014
Last comment by Philip, on Feb 7, 2014 at 8:17 pm | 105 comments | 30707 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Why do the libraries carry DVDs?

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Original post made by David on Oct. 24, 2006
Last comment by Suggest_It_To_Me, on Dec 28, 2006 at 1:59 pm | 52 comments | 30608 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Bloomingdale's building a smaller Palo Alto store

Longstanding Stanford Shopping Center tenant Bloomingdale's will build a smaller store at the mall, its parent company, Macy's,...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2012
Last comment by Dave, on Jan 11, 2012 at 3:10 pm | 11 comments | 30377 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford's Hennessy questions state teacher tenure laws

Stanford University President John Hennessy this week questioned why California grants job tenure to K-12 teachers after...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2013
Last comment by KISS, on Nov 24, 2013 at 1:46 pm | 37 comments | 30267 Views
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