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SCHOOLS & KIDS

What Does Stanford Have to Do With the Dismal PISA Results?

The latest PISA results are just out: US students’ average math score ranks 37th and below the OECD average. Not long ago,...

Original post made by See Sth Say Sth on Dec. 3, 2019
Last comment by See Sth Say Sth, 7 hours ago | 18 comments | 939 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2019
Last comment by @Anon, 10 hours ago | 27 comments | 2746 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Around Town

<B><B>SHADY BUSINESS ...</B> For years, Palo Alto has encouraged developers to steer away from paved parking lots and toward...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2019
Last comment by Another Giveaway, 12 hours ago | 17 comments | 1691 Views

AROUND TOWN

Alleged serial killer pleads not guilty in 1973 murder case

A former Stanford hospital medical technician pleaded not guilty on Monday morning for the 1973 murder of a 21-year-old Stanford...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2019
Last comment by Roger, 16 hours ago | 17 comments | 2146 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2019
Last comment by Davis, 20 hours ago | 15 comments | 2946 Views

AROUND TOWN

Student thefts prompt CVS to start five-at-time policy

The CVS at Town & Country Village in Palo Alto is limiting the number of students who can enter the store during the Palo...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2019
Last comment by Carol Scheufele , 21 hours ago | 118 comments | 23923 Views

AROUND TOWN

County assessor's report captures past 10 years, points to return to 'normal market'

Palo Alto's share of the assessment roll grew by 6.72% for 2019-2020 and makes up 7.62% of the total assessment roll. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2019
Last comment by Joe, 23 hours ago | 15 comments | 3764 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford law professor testifies to Trump's 'abuse of power' be House Judiciary Committee

Stanford Law School professor Pamela Karlan was one of three legal scholars who told the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2019
Last comment by What Will They Do Next, on Dec 7, 2019 at 7:57 pm | 63 comments | 2499 Views

RESTAURANTS

Swanky Selby's serves steakhouse classics to the monied set

At Selby's, the newest addition to Bacchus Management Group's empire of upscale eateries, some dishes were beautifully executed...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2019
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Dec 7, 2019 at 2:37 pm | 5 comments | 2101 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Despite demand, rising costs force cutbacks to meal program

Nationally, Meals on Wheels deliveries have declined by 21 million since 2005. Santa Clara County has the means to provide...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2019
Last comment by Senior now myself, on Dec 7, 2019 at 2:31 pm | 2 comments | 1701 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Holiday Fund: Palo Alto, East Palo Alto students connect through music

A grant from the Palo Alto Weekly's Holiday Fund has freed Palo Alto Music Connection volunteers to focus on their core mission:...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2019
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Dec 7, 2019 at 2:29 pm | 3 comments | 1863 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Rent-cap law prompts calls for tenant protections in Palo Alto

With California's new rent-cap law set to take effect on Jan. 1, the Palo Alto City Council is preparing to pass an emergency...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Dec 7, 2019 at 1:23 pm | 48 comments | 5994 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Webcast: Rising wildfire risks

Fire agencies warn that the Santa Cruz Mountains could produce a large-scale blaze, similar to recent wildfires in the north...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2019
Last comment by Tim, on Dec 7, 2019 at 12:08 pm | 1 comment | 971 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Plans for seven-story office building face questions over traffic, 'public benefits'

The East Palo Alto City Council on Tuesday delayed its vote on a proposed seven-story office development and six-story parking...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Dec 7, 2019 at 10:45 am | 1 comment | 1964 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

'It can happen here': Local fire agencies grapple with new era of 'megafires'

California's wildfire "season" isn't seasonal anymore. With climate change producing drier vegetation and hotter weather,...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Dec 7, 2019 at 10:09 am | 7 comments | 2215 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Forecast shows tax revenues on the rise in Palo Alto

Despite mounting infrastructure costs and colossal pension obligations, Palo Alto is banking on good times ahead when it...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Dec 7, 2019 at 9:57 am | 14 comments | 2106 Views

SPORTS

Martin picks up her Palo Alto basketball teammates in opener

There's a lot of shots to go around for the Paly girls basketball team with Annika Shah out for the season with a torn ACL....

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2019
Last comment by IMHO , on Dec 7, 2019 at 8:45 am | 4 comments | 1110 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Council holds back funds from plan to revitalize Ventura

Palo Alto's effort to develop a new vision for the Ventura area hit another unexpected obstacle on Monday night, when a routine...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2019
Last comment by Allen Akin, on Dec 6, 2019 at 3:36 pm | 17 comments | 4403 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Ravenswood leadership proposes closing Brentwood, Willow Oaks elementary schools

The Ravenswood City School District has announced which of its five elementary schools have been proposed for closure next...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Dec 6, 2019 at 1:38 pm | 7 comments | 5775 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto prepares to launch construction on bike bridge

It took far more time and money than anyone had expected, but construction is finally ready to launch on Palo Alto's long-awaited...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2019
Last comment by Hurry, on Dec 5, 2019 at 10:55 pm | 19 comments | 7100 Views
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