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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Civil-rights officials present harassment guidelines

More than 100 people showed up Thursday night to a parent-education event in which representatives from the U.S. Department...

Original post made on May. 17, 2013
Last comment by spectator at large, on Mar 31, 2015 at 1:20 am | 37 comments | 8442 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PAUSD girds for lawsuits in two cases, signals possible wider scope

After two abortive attempts to discuss PAUSD civil rights violations out of public view, the school board is set for a closed...

Original post made by Curious on May. 23, 2013
Last comment by village fool, on May 27, 2013 at 10:43 pm | 37 comments | 2417 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PAUSD: South Palo Alto kids/schools -- wow

I was looking at STAR results for the 2nd grade. My son got "advanced" (the highest bucket) in both math and English, which...

Original post made by SouthPA Mom on Aug. 9, 2013
Last comment by former Paly parent, on Aug 12, 2013 at 9:02 pm | 37 comments | 4083 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

No checks requested, no school supplies requested

Has anyone else noticed that we have not had the usual glut of checks to write for school or the mad dash to get certain...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Aug. 26, 2013
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Aug 30, 2013 at 10:41 am | 37 comments | 3583 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mercury Story about "Our Children Are Hurting"

The Mercury News ran a front page story this morning about how depression, anxiety and stress are seriously affecting greater...

Original post made by Concerned Parent on Feb. 6, 2014
Last comment by Oh, please, on Feb 10, 2014 at 3:09 pm | 37 comments | 3835 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Concerns about Christian Science forum on depression

I just heard from a friend that PAUSD Board member Terry Godfrey would be introducing a forum on Christian Science approaches...

Original post made by Concerned Parent on Feb. 17, 2015
Last comment by concerned parent, on Feb 18, 2015 at 7:47 pm | 37 comments | 2017 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to discuss academic laning

Laning, the practice of placing students into different academic tracks, has sometimes been criticized in the Palo Alto school...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2016
Last comment by Be Positive, on Mar 15, 2016 at 10:44 am | 37 comments | 5118 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The kinder conundrum

While many 5-year-olds in Palo Alto spend most of their week-day afternoons in day-care programs, after-school activities...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2016
Last comment by It's a farce, on May 11, 2016 at 5:37 pm | 37 comments | 8478 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district committee drops Everyday Math

After devoting an entire school year to testing out new math materials at Palo Alto's elementary schools and selecting three...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2016
Last comment by Theodore, on Sep 5, 2016 at 2:27 pm | 37 comments | 8853 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Former Gunn student killed in drunk-driving accident

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Original post made on Dec. 27, 2007
Last comment by mijan, on Dec 30, 2008 at 8:56 am | 37 comments | 7329 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police auditor to investigate 'racial-profiling'

The police auditor whose investigation is expected to shed light on Palo Alto's debate over racial profiling will receive...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2008
Last comment by YouShouldKnow, on Dec 3, 2008 at 9:22 am | 37 comments | 3442 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

EPA police chief wants to end homicides

The East Palo Alto Police Department will have a goal of "No Murders in 2009," Police Chief Ron Davis said a Dec. 26 letter...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2008
Last comment by JustMe, on Jan 3, 2009 at 12:24 am | 37 comments | 2611 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Woman dies in north Palo Alto house fire

A woman was found dead apparently as a result of a fire in a house in the 900 block of Addison Avenue in northern Palo Alto...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2009
Last comment by Palo Altoan, on Oct 22, 2009 at 7:37 pm | 37 comments | 4984 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

ShotSpotter system records tragic plane crash

First there is the sound of a plane's engines. Then a crackling noise, as though the plane has hit a power line. Then, crashing...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2010
Last comment by T Tierney, on Feb 24, 2010 at 2:59 pm | 37 comments | 6806 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Two young children struck by vehicle

Two small children were struck by a vehicle south of downtown Palo Alto on Friday (Nov. 18) evening, Palo Alto police confirmed. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2011
Last comment by Outside Observer, on Nov 21, 2011 at 8:22 pm | 37 comments | 2751 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police use Taser on mirror-breaking youth

A teen who police said punched an officer and destroyed side-view mirrors on at least three cars was stunned with a Taser...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2012
Last comment by Nayeli, on Jul 16, 2012 at 10:59 pm | 37 comments | 4051 Views

SPORTS

Coach Parks: the passing of a legend

Long-time Menlo-Atherton football and wrestling coach Ben Parks passed away in his sleep Friday night. He was 77. Known simply...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2011
Last comment by Tom Giampietro, on Mar 7, 2012 at 10:34 pm | 37 comments | 6881 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Older men, younger women help everyone

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Original post made on Sep. 12, 2007
Last comment by MostSensible, on Nov 22, 2013 at 11:07 am | 37 comments | 17583 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Guest Opinion: Why Rumsfeld doesn't deserve a 'distinguished' post at Hoover

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Original post made on Oct. 30, 2007
Last comment by a, on Nov 7, 2007 at 9:10 pm | 37 comments | 7261 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto tenants to protest rent increases

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Original post made on Dec. 11, 2007
Last comment by mean ol' landlord, on Dec 19, 2007 at 6:39 am | 37 comments | 5707 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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