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SCHOOLS & KIDS

UC admission harder than ever for Californians

From a San Jose Mercury article: The promise of an elite public university education for California's top high school...

Original post made by Parent of Senior on May. 1, 2014
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jun 15, 2014 at 10:11 am | 11 comments | 1584 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park nonprofit wins state teacher tenure lawsuit

California's teacher tenure laws were declared unconstitutional Tuesday by a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge, ruling...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2014
Last comment by Parents shudder, too, on Jun 14, 2014 at 11:48 pm | 58 comments | 14309 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Altan wins multi-city apps challenge

A winner in Palo Alto's Apps Challenge has now won a national competition for his software application, which will be developed...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2014
Last comment by Bikes2work, on Jun 14, 2014 at 9:01 pm | 2 comments | 2148 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

East Palo Alto boy, 16, dies after shooting

A 16-year-old East Palo Alto boy died of a gunshot wound early this morning in a Redwood City hospital and police are now...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2014
Last comment by Frank, on Jun 14, 2014 at 6:33 pm | 1 comment | 2025 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mortar round found in East Palo Alto home

A possible explosive device found in an East Palo Alto residence was determined to be an old inert training mortar round,...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2014
Last comment by UC Davis Grad, on Jun 14, 2014 at 3:27 pm | 3 comments | 1148 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto VA positions itself within national scandal

In light of the recent scandal involving false record-keeping and long wait lists at VA hospitals in other parts of the country,...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jun 13, 2014 at 9:50 pm | 7 comments | 2401 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tesla to open source all its patents

In a bid to advance electric-vehicle technology, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has announced that the company is in effect open-sourcing...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2014
Last comment by Truthfully, on Jun 13, 2014 at 8:33 pm | 9 comments | 1671 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Oppose Cap & Trade funds being diverted to HSR

The California budget that will be signed this weekend will divert 25% of Cap & Trade funds to High Speed Rail funding. ...

Original post made by Resident on Jun. 13, 2014
There are no comments yet. 233 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford creates committee to review sexual assault policy

In response to recent student outcry over Stanford University's handling of sexual assault, the administration is convening...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2014
Last comment by neighbor, on Jun 13, 2014 at 5:38 pm | 4 comments | 1879 Views

AROUND TOWN

Proposed term limits irk Cubberley artists

With lease negotiations over Cubberley Community Center approaching the finish line, Palo Alto officials are considering...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2014
Last comment by x, on Jun 13, 2014 at 5:23 pm | 14 comments | 3543 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School budget features higher pension costs

Rising costs for teacher pensions combined with conservative revenue projections will put the Palo Alto school district into...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2014
There are no comments yet. 2129 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

In survey, students, parents speak out about school experiences

Perceptions of fair grading and teacher quality were up among Palo Alto students and parents this year, but there's plenty...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2014
There are no comments yet. 217 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly assistant principal Diorio named to school's top job

Kimberly Diorio, assistant principal at Palo Alto High School for the past six years, has been named principal of the school....

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2013
Last comment by frustrated mom, on Jun 13, 2014 at 11:35 am | 27 comments | 2313 Views

AROUND TOWN

Eat, stroll, repeat

Dishcrawl -- a Bay Area company that brings foodies on tours of unique neighborhood eateries -- came to sleepy California...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, on Jun 13, 2014 at 11:16 am | 1 comment | 1557 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Trial begins in East Palo Alto high-speed-chase murder case

The murder trial of an East Palo Alto driver whose friend died in a car accident after she allegedly evaded police began...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2014
Last comment by Robert Cameron, on Jun 13, 2014 at 11:05 am | 1 comment | 1054 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Open space district bond measure picks up yes votes

The latest vote count shows that Measure AA, the $300 million bond measure for the open space district, has picked up a lot...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2014
Last comment by Plain dumb, on Jun 13, 2014 at 9:06 am | 16 comments | 11555 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Santa Clara County rolls out ID card system for veterans

The estimated 85,000 veterans of the U.S. military in Santa Clara County will be eligible to receive photo identification...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2014
Last comment by Wonderful!, on Jun 13, 2014 at 9:03 am | 2 comments | 1517 Views

AROUND TOWN

Business group drops plan for sales-tax hike

An effort by a Silicon Valley businesses to place a tax measure for transportation projects on the November ballot skidded...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2014
Last comment by Be a Real Leader, on Jun 13, 2014 at 8:58 am | 6 comments | 1423 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford rules against expulsion in sexual assault case

Stanford University Wednesday afternoon ruled it will not expel a student found responsible of sexual assault, instead extending...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2014
Last comment by rick, on Jun 13, 2014 at 7:20 am | 19 comments | 5618 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Castilleja graduates 61 seniors

With crimson bouquets clutched close to crisp white dresses, 61 seniors took the stage amidst the faculty, staff and junior...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2014
Last comment by Aussie Aunt!, on Jun 13, 2014 at 7:14 am | 12 comments | 5118 Views
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