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SCHOOLS & KIDS

What gives the school the right to give my child homework?

This is a legitimate question. I called the California Department of Education today and they did not know the answer. What...

Original post made by Parent on Dec. 18, 2014
Last comment by Overload, on Aug 5, 2016 at 9:05 am | 482 comments | 23445 Views

SPORTS

Track and field's greatest dual meet is turning 50

==I (This month marks the 50th anniversary of the famed 1962 U.S.-U.S.S.R. track and field meet at Stanford Stadium. This...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2012
Last comment by Carl, on Feb 22, 2014 at 5:32 pm | 4 comments | 23430 Views

AROUND TOWN

Voters shoot down Maybell development

A grassroots campaign in Palo Alto to overturn an approved housing development on Maybell Avenue scored a sweeping Election...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2013
Last comment by BabyBoomerGuru, on Dec 16, 2013 at 11:46 am | 262 comments | 23357 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

When help is refused

When "Jake Johanson" had his first psychotic break on his 21st birthday, his parents worked hard to find a psychiatrist and...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2014
Last comment by Help the mentally ill, on Feb 11, 2014 at 9:41 am | 19 comments | 23331 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents claim financial abuse at Vi at Palo Alto

A class action suit filed by residents of Vi at Palo Alto alleges its parent company, CC-Palo Alto, transferred millions...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2014
Last comment by Go Stanford, on Feb 24, 2014 at 11:57 pm | 26 comments | 23293 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto parents ask public's help to find missing son

The parents of a Palo Alto man who vanished 11 days ago are seeking the public's help to find their son, 30-year-old Andrew...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2016
Last comment by parent, on Jul 29, 2016 at 2:55 pm | 21 comments | 23292 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bringing lessons on social kindness into cyberspace

Many adults are puzzled by the mean comments and offensive material most teens consider normal on social media, given that...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2013
Last comment by Jules Mayfield, on Aug 20, 2013 at 4:15 pm | 3 comments | 23240 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fun with dogs, teens and the environment

Three finalists in the City of Palo Alto's current Apps Challenge are gearing their inventions towards neighborhoods and...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2014
Last comment by Palo Alto Homeless Dogs, on Mar 23, 2014 at 9:04 pm | 3 comments | 23179 Views

AROUND TOWN

Reclaiming history through music

Missing from the history books of musical greats like Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven and Wolfgang Mozart are...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2014
Last comment by Martha Waltien, on Jan 23, 2014 at 4:34 pm | 1 comment | 23178 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Union rebukes Gunn principal over homework 'directive'

Within three months of taking over as principal of Gunn High School last August, Denise Herrmann found herself confronted...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2015
Last comment by Legal eagle, on Apr 25, 2015 at 10:37 pm | 265 comments | 23108 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto roads, underpasses flooding; roads closing

With the brunt of this week's storm hitting Thursday morning, bringing more than an inch of rain to the Palo Alto Foothills...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2014
Last comment by Parent, on Dec 11, 2014 at 10:47 pm | 12 comments | 23105 Views

AROUND TOWN

School heads called parents in cyberbully case

In a recent incident in which local teens "cyberbullied" a fellow Palo Alto student, school district officials said they...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2009
Last comment by Anonymous, on Mar 10, 2009 at 5:08 pm | 14 comments | 23104 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Restaurant bag ban starts Friday

Plastic to-go bags at Palo Alto restaurants are going to go as of Friday, Nov. 1, when the third phase of Palo Alto's ordinance...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2013
Last comment by Jon, on Nov 1, 2013 at 4:37 pm | 25 comments | 23003 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Preventing teen suicides

The morning after a Gunn High School student died on the Caltrain tracks May 5, shell-shocked parent leaders and school officials...

Original post made on May. 22, 2009
Last comment by God has an answer, on Nov 1, 2009 at 12:25 pm | 48 comments | 22996 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto murderer dies after 'compassionate' parole

Kenneth C. Fitzhugh Jr. had always claimed innocence after being convicted in one of Palo Alto's most brutal murders. After...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2013
Last comment by Jane Dough, on Jun 29, 2015 at 10:07 pm | 12 comments | 22994 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto fires Mitchell Park Library contractor

The City of Palo Alto announced today it is terminating its contract with Flintco Pacific Inc., the contractor responsible...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2014
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Feb 2, 2014 at 2:56 pm | 70 comments | 22952 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Longtime Milk Pail employee, son killed in apartment fumes

The two bodies found in an apartment complex in Mountain View on Wednesday have been identified as James Liu and his teenage...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2014
Last comment by iSez, on Oct 12, 2014 at 4:02 pm | 6 comments | 22923 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Coroner releases identity of man killed on train tracks

A man who died on the train tracks in Palo Alto on Oct. 15 has been identified by the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner's...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2014
Last comment by dolfsmom, on Oct 22, 2014 at 10:39 pm | 17 comments | 22910 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Paly teacher arrested for alleged sex crimes

A Palo Alto High School science teacher who allegedly touched a student in a classroom was arrested by police on Wednesday...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2016
Last comment by Ms.A, on Jun 21, 2016 at 9:14 pm | 43 comments | 22890 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: two newcomers, four goners downtown

NEW BLOOMIES UNDERWAY AT MALL ... A new Bloomingdale's is scheduled to open at Stanford Shopping Center later this year....

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2014
Last comment by Davis fan, on Jan 21, 2014 at 11:18 am | 51 comments | 22885 Views
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