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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 | 6765 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 | 4057 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 | 8872 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 | 14339 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 | 12516 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 | 3388 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 | 6327 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Beyond the 5150

Sarah Gentile was shocked to find, in the midst of a crisis with her teenage son, that there are no hospital beds available...

Original post made on May. 22, 2015
Last comment by Donna James, on Jun 3, 2015 at 10:14 am | 38 comments | 25638 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

CDC to conduct suicide study

At the Palo Alto school district's request, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has agreed to conduct an...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2015
Last comment by Experienced Parent, on Nov 13, 2015 at 11:04 am | 38 comments | 10277 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

OCR Evidently to Make Findings Against PAUSD in Sexual Harassment Cases

Today Superintendent McGee sent a Weekly Communication to the Board indicating that OCR would be making findings against...

Original post made by Alert Reader on Dec. 12, 2015
Last comment by parent2, on Dec 14, 2015 at 9:24 am | 38 comments | 1953 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board urged to be 'bold' yet also exercise caution on new-school plans

There was a mixed bag of reactions Tuesday night to Palo Alto Superintendent Max McGee's and his Enrollment Management Advisory...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2016
Last comment by parent, on Jan 17, 2016 at 10:30 pm | 38 comments | 4052 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Why no lunch money? All spent on mortgage?

My children have changed social groups throughout their years at Paly and there are often students who have no lunch and...

Original post made by Mom on Feb. 19, 2016
Last comment by Parent, on Mar 3, 2016 at 12:38 am | 38 comments | 2071 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 | 4332 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Person hit by vehicle in downtown Palo Alto

A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle at University Avenue and Waverley Street in downtown Palo Alto just after 4 p.m. today...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2009
Last comment by Carla, on Feb 8, 2009 at 7:45 pm | 38 comments | 4277 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Jury rejects claim in wrongful-death suit

A San Mateo County jury, after 10 hours of deliberation, voted 9-3 Tuesday to reject a claim that Woodside resident Anthony...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2009
Last comment by A Noun Ea Mus, on Dec 11, 2009 at 10:38 pm | 38 comments | 3090 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Pilot alerted of dangers before plane crash

Pilot Doug Bourn was warned by the air traffic controller at Palo Alto Airport just before his Feb. 17 takeoff that there...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2010
Last comment by Mel, on May 3, 2010 at 4:05 pm | 38 comments | 2823 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Armed robbers hit twice in downtown Palo Alto

Two men -- one brandishing a black handgun -- robbed a couple walking at Bryant Street and Addison Avenue shortly before...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2010
Last comment by Patrick, on Nov 2, 2010 at 12:16 am | 38 comments | 2383 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Driver follows GPS, gets stuck on Caltrain tracks

A woman driving a Toyota Corolla got stuck on the Caltrain tracks near East Meadow Drive in Palo Alto Wednesday night when...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2011
Last comment by Geez, on Jul 27, 2011 at 5:12 am | 38 comments | 3592 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Shop Talk: Lots of chocolate in Palo Alto

A high-end chocolate shop is scheduled to open this week in downtown Palo Alto in the former space of hair and makeup studio...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2013
Last comment by Panos for Alegio Alegio Chocolaté-Claudio Corallo, on Mar 21, 2013 at 6:37 pm | 38 comments | 22911 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Homework, bullying top school-board agenda

Homework and anti-bullying policies are among the topics on the agenda for the Palo Alto Board of Education tonight, Tuesday,...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2013
Last comment by Observer, on Feb 27, 2013 at 12:25 pm | 38 comments | 9646 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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