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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Silicon Valley 'hot and getting hotter' -- yet with huge inequities

Silicon Valley is doing better than ever economically, and this time it's no bubble, Russell Hancock, president and CEO of...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2015
Last comment by PhDWoman, on Feb 23, 2015 at 8:00 pm | 38 comments | 7062 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Board to hold special meeting to amend parcel tax language

After being informed that Santa Clara County Counsel perceives as illegal the Palo Alto school district's inclusion of a...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2015
Last comment by Michael Wolk, on Apr 13, 2015 at 3:49 pm | 38 comments | 3613 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Mercedes dealership planned for Ming's site

A glassy, three-story Mercedes dealership would go up next to the Baylands at the Embarcadero Road site of Ming's Restaurant...

Original post made on May. 8, 2015
Last comment by Brian, on May 14, 2015 at 9:05 am | 38 comments | 5228 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The Wright Side of the Brain

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Original post made by sue on May. 1, 2008
Last comment by mike w b, on May 3, 2008 at 3:08 pm | 38 comments | 2623 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Churches in (near) Palo Alto - programs for kids/teens

My wife and I went to church as a teenager but aren't really active any longer. Now that we have a teenager and a younger...

Original post made by anon-this-time. on Oct. 4, 2009
Last comment by Jim, on May 19, 2010 at 4:04 pm | 38 comments | 5245 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly Principal McEvoy to resign June 30

Palo Alto High School Principal Jacquie McEvoy has announced she will resign effective June 30, Superintendent Kevin Skelly...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2010
Last comment by Paly Student, on Jan 26, 2010 at 7:50 pm | 38 comments | 3418 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly teams earn honors in science, math contests

Students at Palo Alto High School continue to rack up national honors in science and mathematics this spring -- including...

Original post made on May. 18, 2010
Last comment by Pre-K Dad, on May 20, 2010 at 9:10 pm | 38 comments | 2896 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Superman' hits Woodside High School

Woodside High School is cast in an unflattering spotlight this week with the nation-wide opening of the documentary "Waiting...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2010
Last comment by Parent, on Oct 8, 2010 at 7:55 am | 38 comments | 19282 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Girls' Middle Schools seeks move to Palo Alto

The Girls' Middle School, which has operated out of a Mountain View church since its founding 12 years ago, is seeking to...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2010
Last comment by JO, on Jan 3, 2011 at 11:25 pm | 38 comments | 3301 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Two Palo Alto campuses test 'inclusion' programs this fall

Every month, parents at Barron Park Elementary School in Palo Alto are invited to an "inclusion coffee" to share their thoughts...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2011
Last comment by gifted, on Dec 7, 2011 at 11:56 am | 38 comments | 3488 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Grading the mile run?

My average weight boy runs the mile at J.L.S. He is not a fast runner but he does run (not walk) and averages about 9:30....

Original post made by PA Mom on Oct. 30, 2012
Last comment by Anther Mom, on Mar 5, 2015 at 11:41 am | 38 comments | 3927 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto teachers to get 1-percent bonus

With three dozen Palo Alto educators sitting in the room, all five members of the Board of Education Tuesday said they would...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2012
Last comment by debatable, on Dec 24, 2012 at 9:15 am | 38 comments | 3008 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board cancels session on new school

The Palo Alto Board of Education has canceled a "study session" that had been planned for today, Tuesday, April 23, to discuss...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2013
Last comment by How true!, on Apr 28, 2013 at 5:49 pm | 38 comments | 4801 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Skelly names district communication coordinator

Palo Alto school district Superintendent Kevin Skelly has hired the former public information officer of the Santa Clara...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2013
Last comment by village fool, on Jul 7, 2013 at 5:34 am | 38 comments | 2857 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Referendum threatens transgender student law

A law that articulates the rights and treatment of transgender students at schools across the state goes into effect Jan....

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2013
Last comment by Pscoll16, on Jan 28, 2014 at 10:14 pm | 38 comments | 7405 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Skelly reverses position on bullying policies

After saying last month that he favored a single system for handling all school bullying complaints, Palo Alto Superintendent...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2014
Last comment by angelo, on Apr 22, 2014 at 3:46 pm | 38 comments | 12709 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Bye-bye bullying policies?

After spending more than a year working with expensive attorneys and two government agencies to develop uniform bullying...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2014
Last comment by concerned, on Jan 16, 2014 at 2:56 pm | 38 comments | 10993 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What can be done about teachers being too rigorous?

I feel so bad for the students who will fall prey to this sadistic teacher next year. Does complaining to the school help?...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Apr. 28, 2014
Last comment by Stanford parent, on May 14, 2014 at 9:28 am | 38 comments | 2766 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board candidates to debate

The public will get its first chance to see all five candidates for the Palo Alto school board next Thursday, Sept. 11, at...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2014
Last comment by PAUSD, on Sep 11, 2014 at 2:07 pm | 38 comments | 5054 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

San Mateo man killed in motorcycle crash

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Original post made on Aug. 13, 2008
Last comment by American, on Sep 13, 2009 at 6:00 pm | 38 comments | 3117 Views
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