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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Setting aside time for discussing, 'dissolving' stereotypes

In the social and ethnic stew of Palo Alto schools, students work and play on a daily basis with kids from an array of nationalities,...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2014
Last comment by Believe it!, on Apr 8, 2014 at 10:18 am | 15 comments | 11413 Views

AROUND TOWN

A walk down Christmas Tree Lane

Seventy-five years ago, the residents of Fulton Street set out Christmas trees along the street and strung up lights from...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2015
Last comment by OPar, on Dec 14, 2015 at 5:37 pm | 14 comments | 11413 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Lynne Johnson will retire as police chief

Palo Alto Police Chief Lynne Johnson will retire and leave her job Dec. 19, City Manager James Keene announced Thursday following...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2008
Last comment by steveo, on Mar 11, 2009 at 11:30 am | 139 comments | 11388 Views

AROUND TOWN

Edgewood Plaza developer tries to rebuild history

Nearly a year after construction workers, in an ultimate "Oops!" moment, destroyed a historic building at Edgewood Plaza,...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2013
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Aug 28, 2013 at 7:41 pm | 44 comments | 11385 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

EPA teacher wins award for using tech in classroom

When Robert Pronovost started teaching at Belle Haven Elementary in 2007, the only tech in his classroom was three aging...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2012
Last comment by Lexie, on Aug 24, 2012 at 9:48 am | 3 comments | 11369 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The entrepreneurial educator

Spend 48 hours at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) in Aurora, Illinois, and you'll start to hear from...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2014
Last comment by Margaret Cain, on Jun 9, 2014 at 7:35 am | 14 comments | 11346 Views

AROUND TOWN

Officials warn of flooding from coming storms

If a 1998-level El Nino storm barrels into the Bay Area this winter, Palo Alto and East Palo Alto residents and city staff...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2015
Last comment by Stephen, on Dec 2, 2015 at 4:31 pm | 54 comments | 11337 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Family says teacher breached son's privacy

A family has sued the Palo Alto school district, saying they suffered embarrassment, humiliation, medical issues and financial...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2013
Last comment by MukhMan, on Feb 15, 2014 at 4:14 pm | 23 comments | 11325 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Caltrain plan would fell trees, add substations

A new report analyzing the environmental impacts of electrifying the Caltrain rail line indicates that the benefits of cleaner,...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2014
Last comment by curmudgeon, on Mar 5, 2014 at 5:07 pm | 48 comments | 11322 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Having problems with pre-regisration for 1st grade?

Is anyone else having this problem? Last year, with my kindergarten students, no problem. But this year, I have been informed...

Original post made by Chen Kai Wen on Apr. 27, 2011
Last comment by Gunn parent, on Apr 29, 2011 at 7:19 pm | 22 comments | 11319 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Flood-control project flows ahead

Fifteen years after water from the San Francisquito Creek swept through the neighborhoods of Palo Alto, East Palo Alto and...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on Nov 17, 2012 at 8:12 pm | 43 comments | 11282 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto eyes higher standards for new buildings

The criticism began about five years ago, shortly after a 181-townhouse development called Arbor Real made its debut on El...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2013
Last comment by Not an issue, on Aug 26, 2013 at 5:55 pm | 87 comments | 11278 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto council takes stand against marijuana measure

With marijuana advocates pushing for Palo Alto to allow pot dispensaries, city officials took a firm stance Monday night...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2012
Last comment by Thomas Seay, on Nov 6, 2012 at 11:38 am | 51 comments | 11270 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Fates of undocumented 'Dreamers' hang in balance

For the first time since 1986, the U.S. Congress is poised to overhaul the nation's immigration laws. It could be a life-changing...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jun 29, 2013 at 12:29 pm | 24 comments | 11267 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Federal judge throws out Vi at Palo Alto lawsuit

Residents of the Palo Alto senior community Vi saw their class-action lawsuit against its company dismissed by a federal...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2014
Last comment by Sparty, on Dec 1, 2014 at 11:13 pm | 5 comments | 11249 Views

AROUND TOWN

Realm of Darkness spooks 1,000 each year

From the street, Danilo Oxford's Midtown Palo Alto home is neat and well-manicured, with a profusion of flowers accenting...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2013
Last comment by Moffett Neighbor, on Oct 18, 2014 at 5:36 pm | 10 comments | 11237 Views

MOVIES

Get Smart

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Original post made by Sarah on Jun. 21, 2008
Last comment by Jon, on Jul 5, 2008 at 2:57 pm | 5 comments | 11196 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Bullying case reveals systemic problems in school district

Palo Alto school district leaders and parents should be shocked and saddened by the portrait painted in a scathing investigative...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2013
Last comment by Jen, on Feb 15, 2013 at 10:04 am | 141 comments | 11194 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New School Year--PIE support?

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Original post made by Leslie on Aug. 19, 2007
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Aug 29, 2007 at 11:36 pm | 177 comments | 11187 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Why 'common good' is essential to 'civic engagement'

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Original post made on Feb. 2, 2008
Last comment by Dave, on Feb 4, 2008 at 5:33 pm | 19 comments | 11175 Views
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My Son Turned 20
By Chandrama Anderson | 2 comments | 2,021 views

Questions About the Acquisition of the Buena Vista Site
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Guns or Butter?
By Laura Stec | 8 comments | 1,063 views