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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford students file class action lawsuit in admissions scandal

Two current Stanford University students have filed a class action lawsuit in response to a nationwide college admissions...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2019
Last comment by TAG, on Mar 15, 2019 at 9:27 pm | 45 comments | 6952 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New school business official advises 'judicious' spending approach

At a budget study session last week, Palo Alto Unified's new Chief Business Official Jim Novak provided a clear breakdown...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Mar 15, 2019 at 8:14 pm | 12 comments | 2108 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to discuss superintendent's long-term plan

The Palo Alto school board will on Tuesday continue to review Superintendent Don Austin's proposed three-year plan for the...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2019
Last comment by Greene and Paly parent, on Mar 15, 2019 at 5:41 pm | 16 comments | 2386 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ravenswood, KIPP consider keeping charter at current site

The Ravenswood City School District and KIPP Valiant Community Prep have agreed to examine a new proposal for how to accommodate...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2019
Last comment by One of the Bad Apples Out, on Mar 15, 2019 at 3:36 pm | 1 comment | 1639 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Feds: Parents paid tens of thousands to game the admissions system

The 204-page federal complaint filed by the United States Attorney’s Office on March 12 in the case of a nationwide college-admissions...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2019
Last comment by Paly Parent, on Mar 15, 2019 at 6:17 am | 70 comments | 14434 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

County halts online traffic ticket payments

Santa Clara County Superior Court on Wednesday temporarily halted online payments for traffic infractions and misdemeanors...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2019
Last comment by PutTheDamnPhoneAway, on Mar 14, 2019 at 10:59 pm | 3 comments | 949 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Using his bully pulpit

Palo Alto Mayor Eric Filseth challenged Sacramento legislators to focus on how to get cities, growing companies and commercial...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2019
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Mar 14, 2019 at 10:29 pm | 61 comments | 3513 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Another power outage - duck flew into the power lines?

Infrastructure is very important to residents and businesses. A power outage today seems to have been caused by a duck. We...

Original post made by Resident on Mar. 14, 2019
Last comment by musical, on Mar 14, 2019 at 9:49 pm | 1 comment | 125 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local boys soccer club wins 3 of 4 at Las Vegas Showcase

The Palo Alto 02B U-17 boys soccer team won three of its four matches at the Las Vegas Player Showcase to finish in a tie...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2019
Last comment by Dan, on Mar 14, 2019 at 8:28 pm | 1 comment | 1002 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New health clinic, school pitched for Ventura

As Palo Alto prepares to redevelop the eclectic but underserved Ventura neighborhood, area residents are bracing -- with...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2019
Last comment by Don't Let Developers Screw This Up, on Mar 13, 2019 at 7:51 pm | 11 comments | 3010 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district, Stanford restart talks on GUP

After months of stalled talks and disagreement over how Stanford University's planned expansion will impact the Palo Alto...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2019
Last comment by Dishonest, on Mar 13, 2019 at 7:09 pm | 9 comments | 2041 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community Notebook: Town Hall on Thursday on Stanford's expansion plan

The latest on Stanford University's proposed expansion plans will be the subject of a Town Hall meeting this Thursday at...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2019
Last comment by III, on Mar 13, 2019 at 9:10 am | 3 comments | 3011 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto 5th and 6th graders win NJB national hoops title

The Palo Alto fifth- and sixth-grade girls National Junior Basketball team may not be ready for the WNBA quite yet but as...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2019
Last comment by Derek Mulkey, on Mar 12, 2019 at 9:11 pm | 1 comment | 1676 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Even with growing revenues, Palo Alto braces for budget cuts

Despite growing employee salaries, rising pension costs and general uncertainly over the broader economy, Palo Alto officials...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2019
Last comment by He must go, on Mar 12, 2019 at 8:13 pm | 15 comments | 3311 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

East Palo Alto community debates KIPP expansion

A neighborhood school could close to make room for a growing charter school in East Palo Alto, and now Ravenswood City School...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2019
Last comment by Molly, on Mar 12, 2019 at 7:04 pm | 4 comments | 3551 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Keeping the jazz legacy going'

Jazz is a world that's rich with connections and history that's nurtured on the bandstand. Pianist and bandleader Larry Vuckovich...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2019
Last comment by Laurie, on Mar 12, 2019 at 1:21 pm | 2 comments | 1205 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Webcast: Mayor pushes back on SB50

Palo Alto Mayor Eric Filseth discusses with the Weekly his concerns with Senate Bill 50, which aims to boost California's...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2019
Last comment by musical, on Mar 12, 2019 at 12:08 pm | 18 comments | 2211 Views

AROUND TOWN

Report: Inequality on the rise in Silicon Valley

Despite a sizzling economy and an influx of wealth, Silicon Valley remains a bastion of inequality, with more residents now...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2019
Last comment by @Sanctimonious Poster, on Mar 12, 2019 at 10:48 am | 201 comments | 12571 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Heavy drinking persists at Stanford, despite university efforts, report states

For most of the last decade, at least one Stanford University student on average has gone to the emergency room every week...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2019
Last comment by History Repeats Itself Again, on Mar 12, 2019 at 8:40 am | 33 comments | 3640 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Editorial: Give for the kids

It is a powerful statement when hundreds of local people unite around a common philanthropic objective and combine their...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2018
Last comment by Marcy, on Mar 11, 2019 at 9:04 pm | 1 comment | 2127 Views
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Short story writers wanted!

The 33rd Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 29. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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