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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school district eyes new budget priorities

A special Board of Education budget study session on Tuesday night offered a wide-ranging but still-preliminary look at where...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2015
Last comment by Fred, on Nov 5, 2015 at 11:04 am | 8 comments | 3194 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Tech Life: Smart utilities

A quick change to an advanced meter transforms a home from an isolated energy user into a piece of the local energy grid. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2015
Last comment by Oxymoron, on Nov 5, 2015 at 8:45 am | 11 comments | 2392 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Closing the achievement gap, one student at a time

Can one-on-one, targeted tutoring provided to disadvantaged students in their very first years of school help reduce the...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2015
Last comment by dennis, on Nov 4, 2015 at 7:07 pm | 30 comments | 6168 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Winter Spare the Air season starts Sunday

A seasonal ban on wood-burning fires is starting soon, and Bay Area Air Quality Management District officials say it includes...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2015
Last comment by Too much, on Nov 4, 2015 at 4:16 pm | 8 comments | 2099 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community Notebook: Gunn High School to host event regarding wellness program

Dr. Shashank Joshi of Stanford University will be the guest speaker at an event at Gunn High School regarding the school's...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2015
Last comment by Walking wounded, on Nov 4, 2015 at 10:21 am | 1 comment | 2203 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents challenge proposed traffic signal on Page Mill

A proposal by state, county and local officials to add a traffic signal at the Interstate 280/Page Mill Road interchange...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2014
Last comment by Pete, on Nov 4, 2015 at 9:33 am | 65 comments | 10956 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board to discuss new programs, investments

Full-day kindergarten, world-language instruction at the elementary schools and a new high school counseling program are...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2015
Last comment by Throwing money, on Nov 4, 2015 at 8:31 am | 15 comments | 1188 Views

AROUND TOWN

Editorial: The perils of innovation

'Innovation' is a word we all love to use to distinguish our region's culture and values from other places and to impress...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2015
Last comment by parent, on Nov 4, 2015 at 8:22 am | 67 comments | 5055 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Businesses, apartments targeted for composting

In a city where good enough is rarely good enough, a plan is afoot to make it mandatory for Palo Alto's apartment dwellers,...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2015
Last comment by ndn, on Nov 4, 2015 at 7:28 am | 39 comments | 4824 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Bike projects expand, evolve in Palo Alto

From Homer Avenue in the north to Chalreston Road in the south, Palo Alto's elaborate system of bike boulevards continues...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2015
Last comment by Future Rider, on Nov 3, 2015 at 5:09 pm | 53 comments | 5837 Views

RESTAURANTS

Shop Talk: Bird Dog contemporary restaurant comes to Palo Alto

Chef Robbie Wilson of Mattei's Tavern in Los Olivos, California prepares to bring his simple, elegant cuisine to Palo Alto. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2015
Last comment by Just in Case, on Nov 3, 2015 at 2:57 pm | 10 comments | 8402 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District open to resolution agreement with OCR

The Palo Alto school board gave the green light to Superintendent Max McGee on Tuesday night to take a first step toward...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2015
Last comment by Comment, on Nov 3, 2015 at 2:02 pm | 11 comments | 3369 Views

SPORTS

Hogan's heroics help give Stanford improbable football win

Kevin Hogan rushed for 112 yards and scored a pair of touchdowns as Stanford rallied to beat host Washington State, 30-28,...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2015
Last comment by Julie Armitano, on Nov 3, 2015 at 1:53 pm | 1 comment | 3529 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Neighborhood hostels prompt concerns

A trend in converting houses into hostels and hacker spaces has some residents in Palo Alto's neighborhoods crying foul. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2015
Last comment by PAmoderate, on Nov 3, 2015 at 11:58 am | 52 comments | 8716 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Homes still dewatering after October 31?

I thought that dewatering of construction sites for basements was only allowed from April 1 through October 31st, yet on...

Original post made by Still dewatering on Southhampton on Nov. 2, 2015
Last comment by Paly Grad, on Nov 2, 2015 at 6:07 pm | 5 comments | 540 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Off Deadline

Can one person, or a few, make a real difference in the world? Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2015/10/30/off-deadline...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2015
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Nov 2, 2015 at 3:02 pm | 2 comments | 4331 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Specialty high school a no-go for PA, group says

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Original post made on Oct. 18, 2007
Last comment by OPar, on Nov 2, 2015 at 1:56 pm | 4 comments | 7040 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Twelve sent to hospitals after suspicious odor at Westin hotel

Twelve people exposed to a suspicious odor at a hotel in Palo Alto were hospitalized Thursday night. Read the full story...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2015
Last comment by @Reader, on Nov 2, 2015 at 11:50 am | 7 comments | 5065 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Finding asylum

Margaret Petros prayed in St. Mary's Assyrian Chaldean Catholic Church in Campbell, a lace scarf covering her head. Light...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2015
Last comment by almunday, on Nov 2, 2015 at 8:56 am | 2 comments | 6160 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Recommendation not unanimous, superintendent admits

Members of the High School Task Force, a group planning for the future of Palo Alto's high schools, are dissatisfied with...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 2, 2015 at 8:52 am | 4 comments | 1167 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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