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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly, Gunn swap dual-meet track victories

==B Thursday's prep roundup== The Palo Alto boys and Gunn girls used their considerable depth and first-place power to...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2011
Last comment by Keith Peters, on Apr 29, 2011 at 4:14 pm | 2 comments | 3344 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

LETTING TEEN DRINK UNDER PARENT"S WATCH BACKFIRES

"Letting teen drink under parent's watch backfires Those who drank with supervision more prone to problems than those...

Original post made by don\'t touch the stuff until you\'re 21 on May. 4, 2011
Last comment by Hunter, on May 4, 2011 at 6:32 pm | 2 comments | 1734 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

United Menlo Park council approves Stanford deal

Swapping the right to sue for more money, the Menlo Park City Council voted 5-0 to accept Stanford's offer of $3.7 million...

Original post made on May. 12, 2011
Last comment by Janet, on May 12, 2011 at 12:57 pm | 2 comments | 1779 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Class of '11: In their own words

Thousands of high school seniors in the area graduated this month. Here, Palo Alto Online profiles seven students who offer...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2011
Last comment by Chris Kenrick, Palo Alto Weekly staff writer, on Jun 10, 2011 at 10:44 am | 2 comments | 1840 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PCL experience

This year we have been been parents of a Palo Alto Little League PCL player. It may be just our very subjective observation,...

Original post made by PCL parent on Jun. 11, 2011
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Jun 11, 2011 at 4:03 pm | 2 comments | 1727 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Let's see ... Big Dipper or bubble-gum snow cone?'

Parker Goodrich, center, and younger brother Greyson, right, and other Greenmeadow neighborhood kids decide which ice cream...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2011
Last comment by TheTruth, on Jul 8, 2011 at 6:32 am | 2 comments | 1916 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

East Palo Alto Academy High School graduates 2009

East Palo Alto Academy High School Class of 2009: Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=12713...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Jul 14, 2011 at 3:55 pm | 2 comments | 1563 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

American men finish sixth in FINA world water polo competition

==B Trent Edwards signs with Raiders== The United States men's national water polo team will have its work cut out for...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2011
Last comment by tv, on Aug 4, 2011 at 12:13 pm | 2 comments | 1748 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

9/11 What it means to our kids.

All the talk, remembrances and special events that are happening this weekend are aimed at those of us old enough to remember...

Original post made by Parent on Sep. 9, 2011
Last comment by Ken, on Sep 9, 2011 at 2:21 pm | 2 comments | 1309 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn loses a long-time member of its athletics community

It was a little past midnight on Oct. 20, 2011 when the Gunn High athletic community lost one of its most beloved members...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2011
Last comment by Gunn parent, on Oct 26, 2011 at 2:44 pm | 2 comments | 2001 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Conjoined twins successfully separated Tuesday

After almost 10 hours of surgery, two-year-old conjoined twins Angelica and Angelina Sabuco were successfully separated,...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2011
Last comment by Palo Alto native, on Nov 4, 2011 at 4:02 pm | 2 comments | 1680 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto Weekly's Holiday Fund kicks off

The annual Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund drive kicks off this week, with the goal of raising and giving away $250,000 to...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2011
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Nov 11, 2011 at 7:42 pm | 2 comments | 2466 Views

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'Spare the Air' alert issued for Wednesday

Unhealthy pollution levels are expected this week, and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District is asking residents to...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2011
Last comment by healthy kids, on Dec 7, 2011 at 4:07 pm | 2 comments | 1798 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Camille Townsend elected school board president

Palo Alto school board members Tuesday night elected Camille Townsend to lead the board as president for the coming year....

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2011
Last comment by stronglydisagree!, on Dec 18, 2011 at 8:49 am | 2 comments | 4000 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to discuss new demographic report

Demographic projections will take center stage today at a special meeting of the Palo Alto Board of Education. Armed with...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2012
Last comment by School Board Watcher, on Jan 10, 2012 at 5:04 pm | 2 comments | 1874 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

VIDEO: Teens unite at 'Break Through' bonfire

Jade Chamness, founder of Break Through the Static, talks about the Jan. 28 bonfire hosted in Palo Alto and the organization's...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2012
Last comment by Becky Sanders, on Feb 2, 2012 at 10:38 am | 2 comments | 2689 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Youth of the Year' finalists share stories

Four low-income teenagers told stories of persevering against hardship in a recent "Youth of the Year" speech competition...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2012
Last comment by Ms. Watkins, on Feb 3, 2012 at 11:06 am | 2 comments | 2427 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Hope for Parents Thanks to a 7yr old's letter to a 49er

Thanks to a 7yr-old’s letter to Kyle Williams! By Samantha Woo I hope I will be part of a ripple effect of better...

Original post made by Samantha Woo on Feb. 2, 2012
Last comment by mmmMom, on Feb 6, 2012 at 10:09 am | 2 comments | 1936 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Rumor check: Kidnapping near Greer Park?

My daughter just called to tell me she's afraid to bike home because a friend of hers told her about a kidnapping today near...

Original post made by Mother on Feb. 29, 2012
Last comment by Bob, on Mar 2, 2012 at 4:22 pm | 2 comments | 1697 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn program backs student 'social entrepreneurs'

Gunn High School sophomore Arjun Parikh just got his start-up funded -- an initiative that combines his love of soccer with...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2012
Last comment by Mary, on Mar 13, 2012 at 10:21 am | 2 comments | 3461 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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