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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford study bolsters support for Mandarin immersion program

Findings from a new Stanford Graduate School of Education study on the benefits of Ohlone Elementary School's Mandarin immersion...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2015
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Jun 21, 2015 at 9:50 pm | 42 comments | 7525 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board split on law firm contract

Amid sky-high legal fees and the school district's continued troubles providing services to special-needs students, the Palo...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2015
Last comment by A PAUSD Parent, on Jun 12, 2015 at 3:06 pm | 42 comments | 5466 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest opinion: Raise students, not GPAs

Weighted grade point averages should be the exception, not the standard –– printed on transcripts only when a student...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2017
Last comment by challenge all assumptions, on Feb 5, 2017 at 11:41 am | 42 comments | 2131 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto resident and dentist killed on bicycle

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Original post made by Joel Davidson on Jun. 5, 2006
Last comment by Judy Lee-Squire, on Oct 30, 2010 at 8:16 am | 42 comments | 17352 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police to target red-light runners this week

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Original post made on Aug. 6, 2007
Last comment by paloaltosucks, on Aug 21, 2007 at 3:08 pm | 42 comments | 6344 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stolen Mountain View police car found

A Mountain View Police Department patrol car that was stolen at a concert Friday night after an officer left his keys inside...

Original post made on May. 24, 2009
Last comment by Sharon, on May 26, 2009 at 3:17 pm | 42 comments | 3972 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

'No reportable actions' on Children's Theatre issues

There was "no reportable action" from a closed session of the Palo Alto City Council that reportedly related to three issues...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2009
Last comment by ???, on Oct 12, 2009 at 3:55 pm | 42 comments | 3254 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Jury deadlocked in Frost sit-lie case

Victor Frost, perhaps Palo Alto's best-known panhandler, won a partial victory on Friday afternoon after a jury in his sit-lie...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2010
Last comment by Eliot, on Apr 28, 2010 at 7:24 am | 42 comments | 3776 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Coyote menaces dogs in Arastradero Preserve

Aggressive coyote or coyotes that have been challenging hikers with dogs at Palo Alto's Pearson-Arastradero Preserve has...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2010
Last comment by ulogoni, on Sep 29, 2010 at 11:05 am | 42 comments | 3912 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

There goes the Surge

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Original post made by The Cohen Brother on Apr. 13, 2007
Last comment by ag, on Apr 16, 2007 at 3:51 pm | 42 comments | 4916 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Video on War Profiteering

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Original post made by Anonymous on May. 10, 2007
Last comment by pL.scum, on Nov 3, 2007 at 7:02 pm | 42 comments | 13751 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

I've had it with Bush and Cheney

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Original post made by js on Oct. 24, 2007
Last comment by anon, on Nov 5, 2007 at 6:41 pm | 42 comments | 3897 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Bush warns Russia to pull back in Georgia

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Original post made by joan on Aug. 11, 2008
Last comment by Patriot, on Aug 12, 2008 at 11:16 pm | 42 comments | 2785 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Final Presidential Debate

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Original post made by Observer on Oct. 15, 2008
Last comment by Perspective, on Oct 19, 2008 at 4:24 pm | 42 comments | 2342 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Truth and non-consequences of mud slinging

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Original post made by Gary on Oct. 16, 2008
Last comment by The Real Sharon, on Oct 17, 2008 at 6:18 am | 42 comments | 2625 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

U.S. high schools falling behind internationally

Many of America's high schools -- perhaps one in 10 -- are "dropout factories," former West Virginia Governor Bob Wise told...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2009
Last comment by Sharon, on Nov 13, 2010 at 6:41 pm | 42 comments | 3832 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Why so many grouchy people?

Lately, around Silicon Valley, I have encountered outspoken, rude strangers and I have regretted biting my tongue. What is...

Original post made by Huh? on Nov. 13, 2009
Last comment by Bag of Nuts?, on Nov 21, 2009 at 6:18 am | 42 comments | 2599 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Public weighs in on Caltrain budget woes, cuts

Caltrain has received hundreds of messages from members of the public about potential ways to address its budget deficit,...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 27, 2010 at 1:44 pm | 42 comments | 4338 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

A paradigm shift in world power, due to weaponry

There have been recent reports about new laser weapons...looks like the future has arrived. The first uses will be relatively...

Original post made by Gary on Apr. 17, 2011
Last comment by Gary, on Apr 19, 2011 at 8:34 pm | 42 comments | 2073 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Can a parent be charged with child abuse for allowing their child to become obese?

I was at a nail salon in Mountain View and saw a Caucasian daughter, mom, and grandma in pedicure chairs, all with the same...

Original post made by Wondering on Jun. 26, 2011
Last comment by tub-oh-lard, on Jun 30, 2011 at 2:52 pm | 42 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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