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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Should high schools report weighted grades?

Among the many differences, large and small, between Palo Alto and Gunn high schools is a discrepancy between how school...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2016
Last comment by David Shaw, on Nov 12, 2016 at 11:43 am | 45 comments | 7545 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Protesters rally outside office of Anna Eshoo

Carrying American flags, picket signs and at times bugling patriotic songs, members of the grassroots group the Tea Party...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2009
Last comment by GS, on Aug 16, 2009 at 9:37 pm | 99 comments | 7545 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Whitney Dafoe: 'When I crash'

Though Whitney Dafoe can no longer speak and cannot write long messages, he wrote a description last December and January...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2015
Last comment by margot sis, on Oct 20, 2016 at 2:38 pm | 9 comments | 7544 Views

AROUND TOWN

Medical community rallies around injured Egyptian woman

When Gehane Guirguis set out for a short vacation on a bus from Cairo, Egypt, to the Red Sea in July 2012, she could not...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2014
Last comment by Carima, on Mar 29, 2014 at 2:56 pm | 6 comments | 7543 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Leadership shuffle at Jordan Middle School

One of Tom Jacoubowsky's top goals as Gunn High School's assistant principal in charge of guidance counseling was to make...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2015
Last comment by Jordan Parent, on Jul 30, 2015 at 4:12 pm | 14 comments | 7542 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tech workers picket Palantir amid 'Muslim registry' fears

About 50 tech workers and members of civil rights groups demonstrated in front of Palo Alto-based Palantir Technologies on...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2017
Last comment by Sanctimonious City, on Jan 19, 2017 at 10:50 pm | 16 comments | 7542 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

High-speed rail may launch first in Silicon Valley

California's high-speed rail system would make its debut in the Bay Area, with bullet trains whisking passengers between...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2016
Last comment by Jessica , on Apr 30, 2016 at 11:15 pm | 37 comments | 7540 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Tom DuBois enters race for City Council

Tom DuBois, a Midtown resident who jumped into Palo Alto's land-use politics during last year's heated battle over a housing...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2014
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 10, 2014 at 8:22 am | 40 comments | 7538 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Two arrested in Palo Alto carjacking Saturday

Palo Alto police have arrested two suspects in a Saturday night carjacking that took place near the intersection of California...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2013
Last comment by Anon, on Jan 7, 2013 at 4:48 pm | 21 comments | 7537 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Toward a long overdue business registry

In most California cities, a business license is one of those necessities of getting any business up and running. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2014
Last comment by Jeez, on Apr 30, 2014 at 10:21 am | 19 comments | 7532 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mitchell Park has become a haven for the unhoused

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Original post made by ssquared on Sep. 21, 2006
Last comment by A thankful mom, on Sep 29, 2006 at 12:06 pm | 12 comments | 7531 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Development at Shady Lane site faces citizens appeal

A proposal to build a four-story development at the present site of Shady Lane on University Avenue is facing a challenge...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2015
Last comment by mauricio, on Mar 17, 2015 at 6:49 pm | 51 comments | 7530 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Immigration and Deportation Come to Palo Alto

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Original post made by stephen levy on Mar. 30, 2007
Last comment by marielena, on Apr 13, 2007 at 12:09 pm | 47 comments | 7528 Views

AROUND TOWN

Resident group petitions city for housing

A coaltion of Palo Alto residents, including eight former mayors, is petitioning the City Council to fix the city's affordable-housing...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2016
Last comment by Mike-Crescent Park, on Mar 18, 2016 at 4:58 pm | 110 comments | 7528 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Never a drop to waste

Palo Alto resident Sue Kemp has long since turned off her automatic watering systems and tends by hand to the plants and...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2015
Last comment by Online Name, on Apr 28, 2015 at 11:40 am | 36 comments | 7526 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford student arrested in fatal DUI crash

A 24-year-old Stanford student was arrested early Sunday on suspicion of drunken driving after he drove the wrong way onto...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2013
Last comment by Soldevila15, on Nov 1, 2013 at 9:38 pm | 16 comments | 7526 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Growing the shuttle

As one piece of a multi-pronged approach to improving transit options and addressing parking and congestion, city officials...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2014
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 24, 2014 at 1:21 pm | 24 comments | 7523 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto man seeks to 'eliminate achievement gap'

Can a Silicon Valley business guy retool his startup skills to transform the world of education? Meet John Danner, a Palo...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2012
Last comment by pa parent, on Mar 24, 2012 at 6:08 pm | 16 comments | 7523 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford study bolsters support for Mandarin immersion program

Findings from a new Stanford Graduate School of Education study on the benefits of Ohlone Elementary School's Mandarin immersion...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2015
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Jun 21, 2015 at 9:50 pm | 42 comments | 7520 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

FYI - Mandarin Immersion back on the School Board Agenda

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Original post made by Simon Firth on Apr. 28, 2007
Last comment by Resident, on May 7, 2007 at 7:55 pm | 61 comments | 7519 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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