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Palantir taking over downtown Palo Alto

from today's Mercury News: http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_29834056/palo-alto-palantir-is-taking-over I had no idea...

Original post made by didn't know on Apr. 30, 2016
Last comment by Marie, on May 2, 2016 at 1:27 pm | 32 comments | 1232 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest opinion: Our housing crisis calls for regional cooperation

The housing crisis in our communities is both an economic challenge and a threat to sustainability. It is defined by the...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2016
Last comment by Gale Johnson, on Sep 6, 2016 at 2:47 pm | 32 comments | 5519 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Pre-construction work starts on Caltrain electification

Preparations for the construction work needed to electrify Caltrain along the Peninsula corridor have started and will last...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2016
Last comment by Kevin, on Feb 8, 2017 at 1:24 pm | 32 comments | 3982 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Gunn staff address conflicts following MLK Day talk

Last Friday, Jan. 20, at Gunn High School, students from all grades gathered in the gym for a belated Martin Luther King,...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2017
Last comment by Open, on Jan 30, 2017 at 1:05 am | 32 comments | 8382 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Consternation over post office continues

Long lines for passports, supervisors who won't meet with the public, a dearth of stamps, already opened mail and a smelly...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2017
Last comment by In 94303 - WTF?, on Mar 6, 2017 at 3:05 pm | 32 comments | 4659 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Kids doing all the math ahead over the Summer

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Original post made by amaninpaloalto on Jun. 18, 2007
Last comment by anonymous parent, on Jun 23, 2007 at 8:39 pm | 32 comments | 5493 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Consideration of third high school paused

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Original post made on Sep. 12, 2007
Last comment by and yet, on Sep 25, 2007 at 6:10 am | 32 comments | 4989 Views

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Klausner remains top board-race fundraiser

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Original post made on Oct. 29, 2007
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Nov 3, 2007 at 2:43 pm | 32 comments | 4695 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What's the best Halloween Costume you have seen?

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Original post made by Palo Verde Mom on Oct. 27, 2008
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Nov 4, 2008 at 1:10 pm | 32 comments | 4661 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board plans to reopen Garland

With K-5 enrollment up by 200 students this year, plans are underway to change school boundaries and reopen Garland Elementary...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2008
Last comment by Hindsight is easy, on Dec 17, 2008 at 10:56 am | 32 comments | 4625 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Six schools could face boundary changes

Attendance areas at six Palo Alto elementary schools could change because of reopening Garland Elementary School in 2011,...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2009
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Apr 3, 2009 at 12:17 am | 32 comments | 3424 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How much homework in high school?

How many hours of homework/studying are our students doing at Gunn and Paly to earn a 4.0? I just want to know what to look...

Original post made by Mom on Oct. 21, 2009
Last comment by parent, on Oct 23, 2009 at 10:03 pm | 32 comments | 4092 Views

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Paly

I used to think that Palo Alto was a great place to raise my kids, now I am beginning to wonder. The bar is high here....

Original post made by Sharon Witte on Oct. 29, 2009
Last comment by Scrambled, on Nov 3, 2009 at 12:46 pm | 32 comments | 3067 Views

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A no reaction protest idea

I'm thinking about distributing a flyer tomorrow (see below) but wanted to run it by other Gunn students first and parents...

Original post made by Anne on Jan. 27, 2010
Last comment by parent, on Jan 29, 2010 at 9:21 am | 32 comments | 3564 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Elementary math task force gets the go-ahead

Selection will begin later this month for a parent-teacher task force to explore "exemplary practices" in elementary school...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2011
Last comment by parent, on Mar 15, 2011 at 10:44 am | 32 comments | 5064 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PiE aims to raise $3.9 million for schools

The foundation benefiting Palo Alto public schools aims to raise $3.9 million from community members in 2011-12 -- the most...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2011
Last comment by donation inflation, on Sep 16, 2011 at 8:57 am | 32 comments | 3211 Views

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Please Keep Your Children on a Leash

I have a pet peeve. I first noticed this behavior when my husband, child, and I were visiting open houses. There were many...

Original post made by Anonymous on Sep. 30, 2011
Last comment by anonymous, on Oct 7, 2011 at 9:09 pm | 32 comments | 2180 Views

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High school graduation criteria debated

Algebra 2 has become a focus for a debate over whether the Palo Alto Unified School District should boost its graduation...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2012
Last comment by former Paly parent, on Feb 8, 2012 at 6:52 pm | 32 comments | 4151 Views

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Principals welcome electronic devices

Students at Palo Alto High School are encouraged "to use and bring their (electronic) devices" to school, Principal Phil...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2012
Last comment by What happened to teachers?, on Feb 16, 2012 at 9:58 am | 32 comments | 4357 Views

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Juana Briones principal announces departure

Juana Briones Elementary School Principal Matthew Nagle announced Tuesday he will leave the school at the end of the school...

Original post made on May. 15, 2012
Last comment by Parent, on May 18, 2012 at 3:29 pm | 32 comments | 5620 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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