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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Poor Little Rich Women

The NYT has a piece by an anthropologist on the mothers of NYC's upper East Side entitled "Poor Little Rich Women." I was...

Original post made by curious on May. 17, 2015
Last comment by I did, on May 31, 2015 at 2:57 pm | 15 comments | 1227 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: No beds for teens

It was a shock to us and many readers to discover that when local teens facing an acute mental health crisis need hospitalization,...

Original post made on May. 29, 2015
Last comment by Shelah, on May 31, 2015 at 7:35 am | 18 comments | 4652 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Troubling' cheating allegations at Stanford

Stanford University officials are investigating allegations of a high number of students engaging in cheating, according...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2015
Last comment by Former Teacher, on May 31, 2015 at 12:52 am | 31 comments | 8191 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New bell schedule approved for Gunn

Gunn High School will officially shift to a 75-minute rotating block schedule in the next school year after receiving the...

Original post made on May. 27, 2015
Last comment by Great News!, on May 30, 2015 at 11:54 pm | 19 comments | 4067 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Can Palo Alto close its achievement gap?

Recommendations for how to help low-income and minority students excel in Palo Alto schools will be reviewed by the Board...

Original post made on May. 26, 2015
Last comment by Once a Little Girl, on May 30, 2015 at 9:02 pm | 63 comments | 5984 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford student speaks out against 'culture of retaliation'

A Stanford University student who was retaliated against following a recent investigation into a fraternity has stepped forward...

Original post made on May. 28, 2015
Last comment by @Bunyip, on May 30, 2015 at 1:57 pm | 22 comments | 7613 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto's Givens earns three berths for state track meet

The 2015 Central Coast Section Track and Field Championships on Friday night at San Jose City College served two purposes....

Original post made on May. 29, 2015
Last comment by Jeff, on May 30, 2015 at 9:55 am | 2 comments | 2575 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shoptalk: Keen Garage steps into Palo Alto

Look for a mid-May opening for the footwear company Keen Garage coming to 278 University Ave. in downtown Palo Alto. Finishing...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2013
Last comment by Alex Romanovsky, on May 29, 2015 at 7:01 pm | 3 comments | 14028 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Early education, math key to closing achievement gap

With a sense of optimism around new leadership and a systematic plan for change after years of piecemeal efforts to reduce...

Original post made on May. 27, 2015
Last comment by JLS & Paly Parent, on May 29, 2015 at 3:59 pm | 15 comments | 4611 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Despite cool reception, solar program to stay

Palo Alto's newest solar-energy program has plenty of fans but, so far, not a single user. Even so, city officials agreed...

Original post made on May. 28, 2015
Last comment by Conflict?, on May 29, 2015 at 2:39 pm | 14 comments | 3927 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

PUBLIC AGENDA: Buena Vista appeal, teachers union contract, Comprehensive Plan summit

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of May 25. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2015/05/22/public-agenda-buena-vista-appeal-gunn-bell...

Original post made on May. 25, 2015
Last comment by musical, on May 29, 2015 at 2:01 pm | 3 comments | 2546 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New city jobs prove a tough sell in Palo Alto

The budget climate may be as sunny as ever in Palo Alto, but the city's elected officials have been casting clouds over proposals...

Original post made on May. 22, 2015
Last comment by musical, on May 29, 2015 at 1:46 pm | 20 comments | 4527 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PAMF docs: What we can do to reduce risk for our teens

The pediatricians of Palo Alto Medical Foundation are deeply saddened by the local recent events. The loss of a young person's...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2015
Last comment by Goober from Mayberry, on May 29, 2015 at 7:46 am | 285 comments | 24948 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to rethink animal services

With Palo Alto's animal services limping toward an uncertain future, a City Council committee on Tuesday agreed to spend...

Original post made on May. 27, 2015
Last comment by mauricio, on May 29, 2015 at 6:09 am | 18 comments | 3704 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto moves ahead with 'urgency' law to protect retail

With Palo Alto's shopping centers thriving, its sales-tax revenues rising and its downtown vacancies virtually nonexistent,...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2015
Last comment by southbayresident , on May 29, 2015 at 2:04 am | 65 comments | 7747 Views

AROUND TOWN

Downtown post office considers move to Alma

Citing critical loss of revenue, the U.S. Postal Service is considering moving its downtown branch to Alma Street at the...

Original post made on May. 21, 2015
Last comment by Long Time Resident, on May 28, 2015 at 11:29 pm | 29 comments | 8061 Views

AROUND TOWN

Expansion of bike share program approved

A tenfold expansion of the Bay Area Bike Share program was unanimously approved Wednesday morning by the Metropolitan Transportation...

Original post made on May. 27, 2015
Last comment by 38 year resident, on May 28, 2015 at 4:58 pm | 19 comments | 3446 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford University lab received live anthrax shipment

Stanford University officials assured the public Thursday, May 28, that a vial potentially carrying live anthrax that was...

Original post made on May. 28, 2015
Last comment by Citizen 7, on May 28, 2015 at 4:49 pm | 3 comments | 522 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest opinion: Searsville proposals muddy San Francisquito Creek flooding questions

After an exhaustive multi-entity review of what to do about the Searsville Dam and the mostly silted-up flood plain behind...

Original post made on May. 8, 2015
Last comment by Matt Stoecker, on May 28, 2015 at 1:48 pm | 5 comments | 2944 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Simitian: 'Significant' need for inpatient psych beds for teens

Calling the lack of hospital beds for youth in mental health crises "a real and significant need," Santa Clara County Supervisor...

Original post made on May. 25, 2015
Last comment by I'd like to help save our children, on May 27, 2015 at 11:47 pm | 14 comments | 5258 Views
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