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School district announces 'bold' proposals to revamp middle school math
The Palo Alto school board will discuss tonight a plan to redesign middle school mathematics, including proposals to eliminate... Last comment 1 hour ago | 42 comments

Palo Alto to ban sales of vaping products
Palo Alto’s campaign against vaping heated up Monday night, when the City Council agreed to ban the sales and distribution... Last comment 7 hours ago | 31 comments

School board ready to fund more services for students with dyslexia
For the first time, the Palo Alto school district has concrete data on how many of its youngest students are at risk for... Last comment on Dec 10, 2019 at 4:57 pm | 21 comments

Stanford students press administrators in town hall on sexual assault
Stanford University leadership faced frank questions about sexual harassment and assault at a Tuesday town hall held in response... Last comment on Dec 8, 2019 at 10:21 pm | 27 comments

 
 
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"Addison joins Climate Strike"
The three fifth grade classrooms from Addison Elementary School walked to Palo Alto City Hall on Sept. 27 to deliver a packet of letters expressing their concerns about climate change. City Council member Alison Cormack joined them and engaged them in a great conversation. She then gave them a tour of the Council Chambers and explained how Council meetings work. Submitted by Jocelyn on Oct 15, 2019

 
 
 
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Gunn High student taken into custody for alleged online shooting threat
Palo Alto police took into custody early Friday morning a Gunn High School student who allegedly threatened a school shooting in a social media submission. Friday, 8:16 AM | 1 comments

Woman puts up fight against robber on a bike
Palo Alto police are looking for a bicyclist who robbed a woman, dragged her on University Avenue for several feet and had her running after him as she screamed for help on Wednesday. Thursday, 2:44 PM | 3 comments

Editorial: In its haste to address teen vaping, City Council misses the mark
Why do we expect youth in our community to be any more deterred from buying e-cigarettes and vaping products by prohibiting their sale to adults in Palo Alto? Friday, 6:48 AM

Palo Alto churches offer a space to deal with sadness during the holidays
Three local churches are offering Blue Christmas services for people who can't feign the joy that's expected every year for the holidays. Friday, 6:49 AM

Family gives $100K to Holiday Fund
A Palo Alto family has made a $100,000 donation to the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund in hopes of inspiring other donors to join them in supporting local programs for kids and families. Friday, 6:48 AM

Holiday Fund: Through the art of debate, students find their voice
Some debate programs revolve around the goal of winning tournaments, but for Silicon Valley Urban Debate League, it's all about what the students gain from the activity. Friday, 6:49 AM

Opinion: Tired of all the virtue signaling?
It is important for us to develop inclusive and positive attitudes to being environmentally friendly. It's difficult enough to engage on climate change without worrying about embracing or evading claims of moral superiority. Friday, 6:48 AM

Man arrested for stabbing co-worker at cloud data company

Traffic woes likely to drive Palo Alto's 2020 priorities

Redesign of middle school math elicits enthusiasm, criticism

Urgency law to protect renters wins approval

Woman steals nearly $4K worth of goods from Coach store

Community Notebook: Holiday giving ideas

PUBLIC AGENDA: Amending wireless communication facilities standards; funding for Code:ART2

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