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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Math scores rise, easing fears about new text

Palo Alto elementary students logged a strong performance on May's California STAR Test, easing some anxieties about a new...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2010
Last comment by Amazing, on Sep 1, 2010 at 4:11 pm | 36 comments | 3179 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers' petition may spark statewide change

A petition by some Palo Alto elementary school teachers may soon spark major changes in schools throughout California. Legislation...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2010
Last comment by Erin Mershon, on Sep 15, 2010 at 7:21 pm | 36 comments | 2439 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto shifts housing strategy

Palo Alto, a city with a reputation for affluence and astronomic property values, is banking on small apartments scattered...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2010
Last comment by Some Facts, on Sep 12, 2010 at 4:51 pm | 36 comments | 2296 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Families torn over school calendar proposal

Palo Alto families like the idea of first-semester high school finals before winter break but do not want the school start...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2010
Last comment by Steven, on Oct 29, 2010 at 2:39 pm | 36 comments | 2563 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto may convene math 'working group'

A "working group" panel of parents and teachers to share ideas on the best ways to teach math to students in the Palo Alto...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2011
Last comment by former Paly parent, on Jan 30, 2011 at 6:07 pm | 36 comments | 2648 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City of Palo Alto staff salaries decreased in 2010

After years of increases, the salaries of Palo Alto workers took a step in the opposite direction in 2010 as total pay dropped...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2011
Last comment by peter carpenter, on Mar 16, 2011 at 4:28 pm | 36 comments | 2569 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn to move to later morning start time

Gunn High School students will have the chance for a half hour of extra sleep next year when the school moves its morning...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2011
Last comment by concerned student, on Jul 25, 2011 at 3:07 pm | 36 comments | 2710 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ravenswood may cut entire library staff

Peering into a future of hard times, trustees of East Palo Alto's Ravenswood City School District Thursday voted to slash...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2011
Last comment by Wha?, on Jun 14, 2011 at 12:40 pm | 36 comments | 1987 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Mother, child hit while crossing California Avenue

A mother and young child sustained what appeared to be minor injuries after being struck by a vehicle while crossing the...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2011
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 5, 2011 at 8:14 am | 36 comments | 2114 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

AT&T antennas get mixed reception in Palo Alto

AT&T's proposal to install cell antennas on utility poles throughout Palo Alto found a mixed reception at a public hearing...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2011
Last comment by JA3+, on Sep 8, 2011 at 1:19 pm | 36 comments | 2268 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

EPA tenants rally against proposed apartment sale

East Palo Alto residents and tenant advocates will take it to the streets this afternoon to protest Wells Fargo Bank's potential...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Sep 6, 2011 at 5:39 am | 36 comments | 1536 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford Hospitals terminate Blue Cross coverage

Patients with Anthem Blue Cross health insurance stopped having coverage at Stanford Hospitals and Clinics on Thursday (Sept....

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2011
Last comment by Matt, on Sep 12, 2011 at 11:24 am | 36 comments | 9342 Views

AROUND TOWN

Firefighters gear up for election battle

Even as Palo Alto's firefighters union continues its drive to keep a labor-reform measure off the November ballot, it is...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2011
Last comment by George, on Sep 18, 2011 at 11:17 pm | 36 comments | 1344 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

PA Libraries now download books to Kindles, why do we need 5 libraries?

It is official. http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/depts/lib/news/details.asp?NewsID=1267&TargetID=140 This is now! We have...

Original post made by Resident on Sep. 28, 2011
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 5, 2011 at 9:44 am | 36 comments | 2093 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Woman robbed while jogging at Stanford

A woman was robbed Saturday (Oct. 1) at noon while jogging on Palm Drive near El Camino Real, the Stanford University Department...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2011
Last comment by Nayeli, on Oct 3, 2011 at 10:13 pm | 36 comments | 1529 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Armed man sought following robbery in downtown Palo Alto

A woman walking home from downtown Palo Alto was robbed of her purse at gunpoint Thursday night, police said. Read the...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2011
Last comment by Anne, on Oct 27, 2011 at 2:33 pm | 36 comments | 1493 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mysterious meat sales concern Palo Alto residents

Barron Park neighborhood residents have been puzzling over mysterious meat salesmen in blue trucks who have been knocking...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2011
Last comment by gabriel aragon, on Nov 4, 2013 at 12:25 pm | 36 comments | 3044 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Three new courses proposed for Paly

Sports nutrition, cars and physics are the subjects of three new classes proposed for Palo Alto High School next year. The...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2012
Last comment by Completely Agree with Wow, on Feb 17, 2012 at 1:52 pm | 36 comments | 4440 Views

AROUND TOWN

East Palo Alto Best Buy store to close

Electronics retailer Best Buy announced the locations of 42 of its big-box store closures Saturday, including East Palo Alto...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on Apr 19, 2012 at 3:04 pm | 36 comments | 2008 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to 'Friends' group for budget help

Faced with growing expenditures and persistent budget deficits, Palo Alto is increasingly looking to volunteers and community...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2012
Last comment by jardins, on Jun 14, 2012 at 5:52 pm | 36 comments | 1483 Views
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