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Our kids are worth learning the lessons of Christchurch and Japan

Do we really, really need two-story buildings at our high schools? It's going to cost more money for the same square footage...

Original post made by concerned parent on Mar. 22, 2011
Last comment by Concerned Parent, on Apr 8, 2011 at 12:17 am | 35 comments | 1678 Views


School official: state funding down by two-thirds

State funding of Palo Alto schools has dropped by more than two-thirds in the past three years, a school budget official...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2012
Last comment by musical, on Jun 15, 2012 at 3:54 am | 35 comments | 2151 Views


Non-resident admission, student headcount climbs at UC

More than 23 percent of students admitted by the University of California for this fall's freshman class are not California...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2012
Last comment by Milan Moravec, on Jun 27, 2012 at 5:21 pm | 35 comments | 4051 Views


School board lauds new Paly gym plan

Palo Alto school board members expressed enthusiasm Tuesday night for "conceptual designs" for new indoor athletic facilities...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2013
Last comment by boscoli, on Mar 14, 2013 at 5:40 pm | 35 comments | 3608 Views


Developer offers $13 million for school land

A housing developer has offered to pay $13 million to the Palo Alto school district for a 2.6-acre parcel at 525 San Antonio...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2013
Last comment by The rest of the story, on Mar 23, 2013 at 1:24 pm | 35 comments | 6023 Views


Editorial: Paly journalists sound alarm

When Palo Alto High School journalism students published its issue on teen "rape culture" last week, they knew it would send...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2013
Last comment by Emma Isabella, on Apr 22, 2013 at 12:12 pm | 35 comments | 2464 Views


Palo Alto's plan to "retain" illegal summer school tuition violates state law

PAUSD is offering refunds for summer school tuition that it charged parents illegally -- but the method the district has...

Original post made by Curious on Jun. 6, 2013
Last comment by MT, on Jun 18, 2013 at 12:01 pm | 35 comments | 2091 Views


Student streaking: Alarm over mixed messages

Concern over the rising incidence of streaking on the Palo Alto High School campus reached an apparent boiling point among...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2014
Last comment by Spectator at Large, on Apr 18, 2014 at 3:58 pm | 35 comments | 11618 Views


Two-story classroom building at Duveneck to open next month

Duveneck Elementary School fourth- and fifth-graders will occupy a new, two-story classroom building and everybody will get...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jul 31, 2014 at 4:22 pm | 35 comments | 4613 Views


Students to board: 'It's not Gunn's fault'

Scores of Gunn High School students flooded the district's usually sparsely filled board room on Tuesday night to speak out...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jan 30, 2015 at 11:27 am | 35 comments | 28315 Views


Data reveals where school district has more, and less, space for students

The school district's new enrollment-management committee took a deep data dive on Monday night in order to equip its members...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2015
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Aug 19, 2015 at 4:04 pm | 35 comments | 1296 Views


Fry's executive accused of embezzling $65 million

A Fry's Electronics executive and Palo Alto resident has been accused by the IRS of embezzling more than $65 million to finance...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2008
Last comment by Marvin, on Dec 28, 2008 at 2:16 am | 35 comments | 4070 Views


Mountain lion reported near University Avenue

A mountain lion was reportedly spotted in San Francisquito Creek near University and Woodland avenues in Palo Alto at about...

Original post made on May. 12, 2009
Last comment by Bruce, on May 16, 2009 at 10:33 pm | 35 comments | 2201 Views


Burglar finds someone home -- suspect arrested

A young burglar who entered a Palo Alto home was shocked to open a bedroom door and find a resident sitting at his home-office...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2010
Last comment by Jas, on Jul 5, 2011 at 12:54 pm | 35 comments | 3900 Views


Fatal crash with bicyclist is second for truck driver

The Nov. 4 fatal collision of a bicyclist with a tractor-trailer at the Alpine Road/Interstate 280 interchange was the second...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2010
Last comment by pedestrian in traffic, on Nov 18, 2010 at 8:14 pm | 35 comments | 2928 Views


just a coincidince that Gabrielle Giffords is named on Sarah Palin's gun target poster?

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is #4 on Sarah Palin's gun target poster. Just a coincidence? I think not. See the poster here: An...

Original post made by an American on Jan. 8, 2011
Last comment by Perspective, on Jan 10, 2011 at 9:01 am | 35 comments | 2360 Views


Critical Mass Murder?

I don't know if any of you witnessed the shocking scene that happened during a Brazilian Critical Mass event. Some guy intentionally...

Original post made by Darwin on Mar. 1, 2011
Last comment by False equivalence, on Mar 12, 2011 at 5:16 pm | 35 comments | 1892 Views


Mysterious car break-ins concern residents

Cars that Palo Alto residents said were locked and have alarm systems were burglarized on Saturday, May 21, leaving some...

Original post made on May. 23, 2011
Last comment by susan, on May 25, 2011 at 6:13 am | 35 comments | 2542 Views


Possible sexual assault at Palo Alto's Greer Park

A 22-year-old woman was found partially clothed and passed out in Greer Park on Saturday morning (Aug. 20) in what Palo Alto...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Oct 23, 2011 at 6:53 pm | 35 comments | 1868 Views


Palo Alto hires polling firm to help with measure

With an eye toward a 2014 ballot measure, the Palo Alto City Council this week approved a $90,000 contract with a public-opinion...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2012
Last comment by resident, on Dec 29, 2012 at 12:00 pm | 35 comments | 3915 Views
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