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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Survey sheds light on downtown Palo Alto drivers

They drive alone and show up in droves -- that much is clear. But who are downtown's non-carpooling commuters and where do...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2015
Last comment by Well-Travelled, on Aug 22, 2015 at 8:59 am | 36 comments | 5970 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents: Palo Alto bike plan needs education along with new safety measures

Four planned bicycle boulevards in Palo Alto could have roundabouts, speed humps and other raised surfaces and roadway markings...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2016
Last comment by resident, on Apr 7, 2016 at 8:43 pm | 36 comments | 2731 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Our Town: After the Mandarin debate

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Original post made on Jun. 20, 2007
Last comment by Parent, on Jun 29, 2007 at 9:22 pm | 36 comments | 10063 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Is It Time To Consider Physically Separated Bicycle Lanes in Palo Alto?

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Original post made by Winslow Arbenaugh on Nov. 5, 2007
Last comment by Driver, on Nov 15, 2007 at 9:07 am | 36 comments | 4003 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto schools soar on state rankings

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Original post made on May. 21, 2008
Last comment by Seth, on Jun 3, 2008 at 10:41 am | 36 comments | 3955 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto student survey mostly positive

The great majority of high school students don't use drugs or alcohol and more than two-thirds of middle school students...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2009
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 4, 2009 at 9:05 am | 36 comments | 2465 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Some all-year 'summer' classes being planned

Some Palo Alto students may be attending full-year classes next summer. The school board later this month will consider extending...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2009
Last comment by Former Gunn Parent, on Nov 9, 2009 at 3:20 pm | 36 comments | 3143 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Driving high schoolers to school - why???

I have been a high school parent for several years and my kids have always ridden bikes to school, or if they had a lot to...

Original post made by High School Parent on Nov. 18, 2009
Last comment by yes mommy dearest, on Nov 24, 2009 at 8:25 pm | 36 comments | 3377 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gap Year - has anyone experienced it?

Our Paly senior has decided to defer college for a year to experience a Gap Year. This phenomenon is widely popular in Europe...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Mar. 11, 2010
Last comment by One size does not fit all, on Apr 26, 2010 at 11:20 pm | 36 comments | 4054 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Foreign language immersion for only one year

Hi, My child was offered admission into a private foreign language immersion school and after careful consideration of...

Original post made by Palo Alto mom on Mar. 21, 2010
Last comment by Nayeli, on Mar 23, 2010 at 9:01 pm | 36 comments | 3316 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto High prize-winner hooked on the 'elegance' of mathematics

It has been a season of rewards for Palo Alto High School senior Lynnelle Ye. Ye's passion for the "elegance" of mathematics...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 5, 2012 at 5:04 pm | 36 comments | 10246 Views

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Addison principal will move to Duveneck

A search is on for a new principal at Addison School after an announcement Monday that the school's longtime principal, John...

Original post made on May. 10, 2010
Last comment by PA mom, on Jan 22, 2011 at 12:43 am | 36 comments | 3958 Views

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 | 4050 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 | 3142 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 | 3459 Views

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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 | 3430 Views

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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 | 2646 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 | 5074 Views

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School board backs Skelly in annual review

Palo Alto School Superintendent Kevin Skelly emerged from his annual performance review with a satisfactory rating, Board...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2013
Last comment by spectator at large, on Jun 24, 2013 at 7:02 pm | 36 comments | 4538 Views

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Palo Alto growth brings traffic angst to Los Altos Hills

Spurred by a popular outcry over planned traffic signals at the busy interchange of Interstate 280 and Page Mill Road, Los...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2014
Last comment by First Responder, on Mar 23, 2014 at 10:21 pm | 36 comments | 18491 Views
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