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Community Notebook: Nonprofits to host 'Celebrating Positive Cultural Identity' youth event

A coalition of local nonprofits, lead by the Palo Alto Family YMCA, are teaming up to host a free community festival this...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2014
Last comment by jerry99, on Nov 6, 2014 at 12:11 pm | 2 comments | 2432 Views

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Teens get uplift from downward dog

The physical and mental benefits of practicing yoga are numerous and well-supported by research: decreased stress, enhanced...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2014
Last comment by Like it, on Dec 2, 2014 at 12:08 pm | 2 comments | 6409 Views

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Sensory room facilitates learning for students with severe disabilities

Three special-education specialists have converted a Terman Middle School office into a "sensory room," draped with jungle-themed...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2014
Last comment by Sally Mickel, on Dec 12, 2014 at 10:20 am | 2 comments | 6963 Views

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Bridging the gap

There's a term that's been coined to describe the experience of Stanford University students: duck syndrome. Read the full...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2014
Last comment by mitalum, on Dec 15, 2014 at 4:58 pm | 2 comments | 5286 Views

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Stanford fraternity housing suspended due to sexual harassment concerns

Stanford University announced in a statement Friday that it is suspending the on-campus housing privileges of the Sigma Alpha...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2014
Last comment by Carla, on Dec 14, 2014 at 12:41 pm | 2 comments | 9111 Views

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Palo Alto: School district settles construction lawsuit

Less than a week before a scheduled case meeting at which Taisei Construction Company planned to seek a trial date in its...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2014
Last comment by just wondering, on Dec 23, 2014 at 6:10 pm | 2 comments | 4339 Views

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UC freshman applications grow

From the SJ Mercury News: "Every one of UC's nine undergraduate campuses had more freshman applications this year, making...

Original post made by Paly Alum on Jan. 13, 2015
Last comment by Paly Alum, on Jan 14, 2015 at 10:30 am | 2 comments | 708 Views

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Community Notebook: Conference will focus on mental health

Two well-known mental health advocates and individuals with mental illness will speak at a free conference on Saturday, Jan....

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2015
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jan 15, 2015 at 3:56 pm | 2 comments | 4818 Views

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President Obama signs executive order on cybersecurity at Stanford

President Barack Obama signed an executive order at a Stanford University summit encouraging the private sector to share...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2015
Last comment by M Bakhtian, on Feb 17, 2015 at 11:28 am | 2 comments | 8656 Views

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Letters to the editor

Stress education Read the full letters section here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2015/02/20/letters-to-the-editor...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2015
Last comment by Marlene, on Mar 27, 2015 at 6:04 pm | 2 comments | 1286 Views

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First Person: A conversation with Stephanie Martinson, Racing Hearts founder and speech pathologist

Armed with a matter-of-fact cheerfulness and her fellow Palo Altans' willingness to help, Stephanie Martinson, a part-time...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2015
Last comment by Jon, on Mar 18, 2015 at 9:39 pm | 2 comments | 4392 Views

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What parents can do in this "College Admissions Madness"

NY Times Writer Frank Bruni wrote an article summarizing ideas in his new book out this week "Where You Go Is Not Who You'll...

Original post made by Christopher Chiang on Mar. 14, 2015
Last comment by Stanford Prof, on Mar 14, 2015 at 11:45 am | 2 comments | 838 Views

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Suicide Prevention: The EQ Phone

I have an idea for a phone app to help reduce the incidence of teen suicide. I don’t need to tell anyone in Palo Alto,...

Original post made by Mac Clayton on Mar. 30, 2015
Last comment by Privacy concerns, on Mar 30, 2015 at 1:38 pm | 2 comments | 624 Views

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Community Notebook: Mental Health Association organizes youth suicide prevention roundtable

The Mental Health Association of San Francisco is organizing a community roundtable on youth suicide prevention for this...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2015
Last comment by Observation, on Mar 31, 2015 at 6:46 pm | 2 comments | 3944 Views

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Body found in East Palo Alto trailer fire

Menlo Park firefighters fighting a fire at the former and abandoned Romic chemical refinery site found a body in a trailer...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2015
Last comment by Samantha L, on Apr 25, 2015 at 3:22 pm | 2 comments | 7863 Views

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When is Stress not stressful? The Upside to Stress

Today's KQED Forum, with Stanford Psychologist Kelly McGonigal on "The Upside of Stress", is a must listen for every family...

Original post made by Parent on May. 1, 2015
Last comment by Parent, on May 5, 2015 at 12:03 pm | 2 comments | 888 Views

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Student-Created Inspirational Website

I am a senior at PALY, and I have made a website in response to the stress in this community. The point of the site is for...

Original post made by paly senior on May. 7, 2015
Last comment by anonymous, on May 10, 2015 at 10:12 am | 2 comments | 621 Views

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First Person: A conversation with Sarah Mummah, founder of DreamCatcher

Caution: being near Sarah Mummah can cause healthy habits to form because Mummah believes that if you can change people's...

Original post made on May. 11, 2015
Last comment by Dreamcatchers, on May 11, 2015 at 9:12 pm | 2 comments | 4354 Views

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Schools: Walking the Talk

Our kids learn from what we do, not what we say. In what ways should our schools and district walk the talk? In what ways...

Original post made by PAUSD Parent on May. 27, 2015
Last comment by Introspective, on May 27, 2015 at 10:11 am | 2 comments | 633 Views

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Community Notebook: Palo Alto alumni organize mental health dialogue

Two Palo Alto High School graduates are hoping to bring more alumni into the community conversation about teen mental health...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2015
Last comment by Stan Herrmann, on Jun 25, 2015 at 11:27 am | 2 comments | 3393 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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