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School calendar survey: 'benefits outweigh tradeoffs'

The benefits of recent changes to Palo Alto's school calendar outweigh the tradeoffs, high school students, parents and teachers...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2013
Last comment by Paly Parent, on Apr 11, 2013 at 5:02 pm | 46 comments | 10612 Views


State launches special ed review

In an emotional meeting Tuesday night, about 50 parents of Palo Alto special education students recounted their children's...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2013
Last comment by Terman student, on Feb 5, 2014 at 6:35 pm | 46 comments | 34700 Views


The School District is Restricting Student Course Choices

For years, science-loving students in Palo Alto have been able to take multiple science courses sophomore year, taking both...

Original post made by Concerned Student on May. 2, 2015
Last comment by Wants to Double , on May 7, 2015 at 4:36 pm | 46 comments | 2624 Views


New goals for Palo Alto schools come into focus

After spending a day looking inward, the Palo Alto school board shifted its gaze forward at the second day of an annual retreat,...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2015
Last comment by Completely, on Jun 23, 2015 at 4:34 pm | 46 comments | 5149 Views


Achievement gap persists in new state test scores

While school district staff celebrated at Tuesday's school board meeting the high achievement of most Palo Alto Unified students...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2015
Last comment by @tension, on Oct 5, 2015 at 10:52 pm | 46 comments | 6554 Views


Editorial: It's the secrecy, stupid

To help keep then-candidate Bill Clinton focused on the poor condition of the U.S. economy in his 1992 presidential campaign...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2015
Last comment by Its the TRUST Stupid, on Dec 9, 2015 at 12:25 pm | 46 comments | 6656 Views


Superintendent: District not informed by principal about sex-abuse investigation

Superintendent Max McGee said he first learned of serious child-abuse allegations made against an Ohlone Elementary School...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2016
Last comment by LelandManorMom, on Feb 3, 2016 at 11:07 am | 46 comments | 9950 Views


Witnesses help nab Palo Alto burglary suspects

Alert witnesses led to the arrest of two East Palo Alto juveniles, 13 and 15, for a Palo Alto home burglary and attempted...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2009
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Apr 13, 2009 at 8:17 pm | 46 comments | 2920 Views


Storm shuts down traffic light on Embarcadero

A flurry of violent storms felled a pair of Palo Alto trees, swelled local creeks, slowed down local traffic and disrupted...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2010
Last comment by Lisa, on Jan 22, 2010 at 5:28 am | 46 comments | 3372 Views


Arastradero Road lane-reduction may be extended

Palo Alto's lane-reduction experiment on a busy stretch of Arastradero Road could be extended for another year as staff continues...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2011
Last comment by improve, on Sep 17, 2011 at 1:08 pm | 46 comments | 3864 Views


Palo Alto woman, dog struck by hit-and-run driver

A 53-year-old Palo Alto woman and her dog were struck by a hit-and-run driver on Friday, Jan. 25, and Palo Alto police are...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2013
Last comment by mamajawa, on Feb 2, 2013 at 8:18 pm | 46 comments | 4798 Views


Anyone hear explosion at 5 a.m.?

At 5:01 a.m. (I looked at the clock) I hear a loud explosion in the direction of Stanford. Mr. Charles heard it, too. It...

Original post made by Nora Charles on Jun. 13, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Jun 27, 2014 at 2:40 pm | 46 comments | 2722 Views


Man punched, knocked unconscious in downtown Palo Alto

Palo Alto police are seeking witnesses to a battery that occurred in downtown Palo Alto last Thursday, July 17, when a man...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jul 31, 2014 at 12:08 pm | 46 comments | 7753 Views


Who is a patriot?


Original post made by Norm on Oct. 23, 2007
Last comment by richard dawkins, on Nov 3, 2007 at 9:55 pm | 46 comments | 4430 Views


Hollywood groveling in Iran

Will Annette Bening apologize to the whackos in Iran for "300" and "The Wrester"? She is carrying Obama's water over there,...

Original post made by Gary on Feb. 28, 2009
Last comment by Sharon, on Mar 4, 2009 at 12:38 pm | 46 comments | 4587 Views


Ravenswood to close Stanford charter school

In a stunning rebuke to Stanford University, the Ravenswood City School District Board of Trustees Thursday voted to shut...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2010
Last comment by Sharon, on Apr 28, 2010 at 6:55 pm | 46 comments | 18122 Views


Simitian's patience running out on high-speed rail

Joe Simitian, the state Senator from Palo Alto who ha consistently expressed support for "high-speed rail done right," warned...

Original post made on May. 13, 2010
Last comment by Mark E., on May 20, 2010 at 1:14 pm | 46 comments | 4451 Views


Why was Juan Williams fired by NPR?

I'm not a big fan of NPR, becasue they are leftists, but I must say that even I could not have devised a better method of...

Original post made by Gary on Oct. 23, 2010
Last comment by Privatize NPR, on Oct 28, 2010 at 6:37 am | 46 comments | 4234 Views


Editorial: Symbolic actions matter in quest for civil rights

In the 1960s, political and community leaders in Palo Alto were among those who stepped up to publicly advocate for federal...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2013
Last comment by Not an issue, on Apr 8, 2013 at 7:00 pm | 46 comments | 2348 Views



I cannot think of two other people who generate as much dislike as Ted and Carly. Forget their political positions, just...

Original post made by Paul Losch on Apr. 27, 2016
Last comment by If_the_FBI_is_Right_We_Must_Indict, on May 4, 2016 at 12:53 am | 46 comments | 1082 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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