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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 | 11949 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Bye-bye bullying policies?

After spending more than a year working with expensive attorneys and two government agencies to develop uniform bullying...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2014
Last comment by concerned, on Jan 16, 2014 at 2:56 pm | 38 comments | 11936 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City cracks down on businesses infringing on sidewalks

In response to complaints in recent months about downtown sidewalks becoming more and more crowded with outdoor seating and...

Original post made on May. 2, 2014
Last comment by abc, on Jul 31, 2014 at 9:44 pm | 56 comments | 11934 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Caltrain's bad judgment

With trains on the Peninsula currently operating at record, standing-room-only levels and providing an increasingly unpleasant...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Elizabeth, on Feb 16, 2015 at 4:17 pm | 61 comments | 11933 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice'

Disney's "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" follows the Jerry Bruckheimer tradition of big stars and big special effects, often...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2010
Last comment by Erin, on Jul 16, 2010 at 11:47 am | 1 comment | 11931 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Weekly launches 'Palo Alto' apps for iPhone, Android

Two mobile-phone applications that will give iPhone and Android users access to Palo Alto news, sports and other local information...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2010
Last comment by Steve, on Aug 3, 2010 at 10:33 pm | 19 comments | 11927 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 | 11923 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto moves ahead with office cap

Facing a climate of steady office growth and rising community angst, Palo Alto officials on Monday agreed to trudge ahead...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2015
Last comment by Residential it's, on Mar 26, 2015 at 9:41 pm | 67 comments | 11907 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City has little leeway with unfinished homes

Eight years after construction began, a Barron Park residence remains unfinished, much to the chagrin of neighbors who find...

Original post made on May. 12, 2013
Last comment by Toxic, on Nov 15, 2015 at 6:41 pm | 42 comments | 11901 Views

AROUND TOWN

Foothill College cuts radio, work programs

Foothill College will discontinue several programs this fall quarter due to $2.3 million in budget cuts that will take effect...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2012
Last comment by Will Schwartz, on Jun 30, 2012 at 2:02 pm | 9 comments | 11891 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 | 11887 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

DA disqualifies Judge Persky from new sex-assault case

The embattled judge who presided over the trial of former Stanford University student Brock Turner was disqualified Tuesday...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2016
Last comment by mauricio, on Jun 19, 2016 at 6:36 am | 59 comments | 11862 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto eyes two new downtown garages

With Palo Alto's commuters and residents battling over parking spots on downtown's increasingly congested residential streets,...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2014
Last comment by Resident 1, on Feb 10, 2014 at 10:18 pm | 44 comments | 11859 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Strong storm expected to hit Wednesday, Thursday

The Bay Area can expect heavy rain and strong winds that could uproot trees, down power lines and cause flooding and mudslides...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2014
Last comment by Peninsula Commuter, on Dec 11, 2014 at 5:22 pm | 44 comments | 11859 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 | 11856 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Family: City negligence caused mom's death

The daughters of Phyllis Seidman, the Palo Alto resident who was fatally struck while crossing Cowper Street in her wheelchair...

Original post made on May. 18, 2009
Last comment by safe streets, on May 20, 2009 at 10:39 pm | 41 comments | 11853 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Former principal says his departure mirrors current controversy

Joe Di Salvo, the former principal of Palo Alto's Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle School who resigned under mysterious circumstances...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2013
Last comment by Can it get worse?, on Nov 18, 2013 at 6:20 pm | 8 comments | 11849 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Extensive survey probes parent, student, staff satisfaction with Palo Alto schools

Ninety percent of Palo Alto parents and 93 percent of high school students say they are "somewhat satisfied" or "very satisfied"...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2013
Last comment by Survey fatigue, on Apr 15, 2013 at 10:36 pm | 20 comments | 11845 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto pastor sued over controversial property sale

Members of an East Palo Alto church who invited a pastor to tend to their flock now accuse him of pulling the wool over their...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2014
Last comment by Becky Stillwell, on Jul 31, 2014 at 9:26 pm | 12 comments | 11842 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'Edge of Tomorrow'

The new Tom Cruise sci-fi action movie "Edge of Tomorrow" uses the narrative structure of a video game to present a "what-if"...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jun 11, 2014 at 11:28 pm | 3 comments | 11814 Views
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