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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Hazards bill targets synthetic turf, including Palo Alto's

The "crumb-rubber" synthetic turf targeted in a health bill by state Sen. Jerry Hill is used on some City of Palo Alto and...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Mar 4, 2015 at 6:44 pm | 30 comments | 10779 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto officials protest rapid-bus plan

A proposal by the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) to establish dedicated bus lanes and remove more than...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Pam, on Apr 23, 2015 at 5:57 pm | 30 comments | 11279 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto eager to move ahead with minimum wage law

An effort to raise Palo Alto's minimum wage received a big lift Monday night when the City Council enthusiastically agreed...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2015
Last comment by Not Dead Yet, on Mar 5, 2015 at 9:17 pm | 30 comments | 7632 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto takes aim at state conflict law

When the Palo Alto City Council met last month to consider creating an annual limit on new office development, one voice...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2015
Last comment by Duveneck Resident, on Jul 9, 2015 at 4:03 pm | 30 comments | 4359 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents outside new downtown parking zone want 'in'

For people living in downtown Palo Alto, the city's recently launched parking-permit program offered a promising start to...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2015
Last comment by Everyman, on Dec 16, 2015 at 12:48 pm | 30 comments | 9253 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Olive Garden site project races to meet deadline

With the clock ticking toward the deadline for new office developments in Palo Alto, two proposals by the same architecture...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2016
Last comment by Roger Overnaut, on May 29, 2016 at 8:25 pm | 30 comments | 6892 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Monday meeting on reverse flow aircraft noise

For those who are bothered by the ~2000 ft elevation flights during SJC's "reverse flow", consider attending a meeting on...

Original post made by Resident 11 on Feb. 25, 2017
Last comment by Todd, on Mar 3, 2017 at 10:16 am | 30 comments | 573 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Renew stormwater fee

The system for moving rainwater from our streets out to the bay only gets our attention when something goes wrong, streets...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2017
Last comment by Zayda, 6 hours ago | 30 comments | 2628 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What About Closing the Achievement Gap???

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Original post made by High Achiever on Nov. 10, 2006
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 18, 2007 at 11:02 pm | 30 comments | 7329 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

No Contact Policy at Duveneck

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Original post made by DuveneckDad on May. 3, 2007
Last comment by :), on May 13, 2007 at 5:03 pm | 30 comments | 7614 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Success pressure takes a toll, psychologist says

A "deep drive for perfection" in Palo Alto is taking a toll on the community's children, according to a psychologist who...

Original post made on May. 11, 2009
Last comment by parent, on May 13, 2009 at 10:06 am | 30 comments | 4046 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School class sizes in Palo Alto may increase

Palo Alto may boost school class sizes and delay re-opening of Garland School in response to budget uncertainties and slower-than-expected...

Original post made on May. 26, 2009
Last comment by a Palo Alto resident, on Jul 30, 2009 at 11:31 pm | 30 comments | 3451 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Simitian pushes bill to change kinder cutoff date

State Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, has joined a chorus of child-development experts in calling for California children...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2010
Last comment by Librarian, on Apr 27, 2010 at 1:22 pm | 30 comments | 4218 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Elementary enrollment in Palo Alto shoots up

Elementary enrollment in Palo Alto schools has seen a "fairly dramatic" rise this year, Superintendent Kevin Skelly said...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Aug 31, 2010 at 9:30 pm | 30 comments | 3982 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Schools to focus on 'student connectedness'

Palo Alto teachers and principals will work to "improve student connectedness," the Board of Education unanimously decided...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2010
Last comment by Paly 08 grad, on Sep 23, 2010 at 12:48 pm | 30 comments | 3179 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School officials explain 'connectedness' efforts

The popular "Connections" program at JLS Middle School may be expanded to Jordan and Terman middle schools, Palo Alto school...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2011
Last comment by Helen, on Apr 26, 2011 at 6:49 pm | 30 comments | 4934 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Back to school: Student profiles

After summers spent in activities ranging from "just hanging out" to sports camps to sleep-away camps to scooping ice cream...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2011
Last comment by Marielena, on Aug 28, 2011 at 12:55 pm | 30 comments | 4166 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford lecturer headlines counseling panel

Denise Clark Pope, a Stanford University senior lecturer, will be the featured panelist in a discussion of Gunn High School's...

Original post made on May. 14, 2012
Last comment by Ken Dauber, on May 19, 2012 at 3:53 pm | 30 comments | 4207 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly, Gunn students detail dissatisfaction with counseling programs

Students in Palo Alto's two public high schools wish they had more personal attention from their counselors to help them...

Original post made on May. 15, 2012
Last comment by gunn parent, on May 24, 2012 at 9:00 pm | 30 comments | 7351 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest Opinion: What to look for in a school board candidate

PAUSD is exemplary. At every school, students, parents, teachers and staff are deeply engaged in support of student learning...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2012
Last comment by Parent, on Oct 19, 2012 at 3:59 pm | 30 comments | 17456 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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