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AROUND TOWN

The things I remember about Palo Alto while growing up:

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Original post made by Andrew L. Freedman on Oct. 19, 2006
Last comment by John L Bernstein, on Apr 3, 2020 at 3:08 pm | 1192 comments | 317478 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plane Noise

Does anyone feel like they are hearing constant plane noise flying over their home? What is going on? The plane noise is...

Original post made by Catherine on Apr. 5, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 21, 2014 at 7:06 pm | 601 comments | 20617 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Community responds to student suicide

The Gunn High School student who died on the Caltrain tracks Monday night has been identified as William Dickens, 17, a junior...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2009
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Oct 28, 2009 at 8:08 pm | 569 comments | 29892 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly school board rep: 'The sorrows of young Palo Altans'

My stress began in elementary school, where students were segregated into separate class meetings as "early" and "late" readers,...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2015
Last comment by BalancedParent, on Mar 30, 2017 at 3:54 pm | 487 comments | 357100 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What gives the school the right to give my child homework?

This is a legitimate question. I called the California Department of Education today and they did not know the answer. What...

Original post made by Parent on Dec. 18, 2014
Last comment by Overload, on Aug 5, 2016 at 9:05 am | 481 comments | 493109 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

FAA to work to reduce plane noise

Admitting that jet aircraft noise is a problem over Palo Alto and neighboring Bay Area cities, Federal Aviation Administration...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2015
Last comment by Paly Grad, on Aug 5, 2016 at 6:51 pm | 457 comments | 29018 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

2007 School Board Election Forum

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Original post made by Tyler Hanley on Sep. 19, 2007
Last comment by Curious, on Nov 5, 2007 at 9:53 pm | 421 comments | 19943 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Caswell, Klausner, Hausser for Palo Alto school board

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Original post made on Oct. 17, 2007
Last comment by Tyler Hanley, on Nov 5, 2007 at 9:34 pm | 383 comments | 19369 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Student with 3.85 GPA gets rejection letters from UCs

Hi, My friend's daughter got 3.85 GPA, had 5 AP classes in high school, was on competitive swimming team, volunteered...

Original post made by Parent on May. 28, 2012
Last comment by Nayeli, on Jun 28, 2017 at 7:48 pm | 373 comments | 541324 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly student accused of sexual assaults

A male Palo Alto High School student is facing at least three sexual assault allegations, including that he forced a female...

Original post made on May. 12, 2017
Last comment by common sense, on May 22, 2017 at 7:36 pm | 357 comments | 50315 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

San Francisco Airport Incoming Flight Patterns and Noise Pollution

Is it my imagination or have the incoming flight patterns changed such that more flights into San Francisco Airport are brought...

Original post made by Bill Stewart on Jul. 14, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 7, 2014 at 4:47 pm | 345 comments | 21357 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

In parting shot, planning commissioner slams council

For the past two years, Kate Downing has been one of Palo Alto's most passionate advocates for building more affordable housing....

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2016
Last comment by resident, on Jun 5, 2017 at 7:05 am | 342 comments | 48343 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto protests 'unachievable' housing goals

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Original post made on Dec. 11, 2007
Last comment by Mike, on Jan 16, 2008 at 1:01 am | 340 comments | 33045 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: The school board's nadir

There are so many ways the public, students and teachers were disrespected by the school board and Superintendent Kevin Skelly...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2014
Last comment by How do you spell relief?, on Nov 26, 2014 at 11:26 am | 331 comments | 38950 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto labor union may call strike

Palo Alto's largest labor union voted Thursday to authorize a strike if the city continues to call for long-term concessions...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2009
Last comment by stretch, on Sep 23, 2009 at 2:19 pm | 328 comments | 24140 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mandarin program sparks parents' hopes

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Original post made on Jan. 31, 2008
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Feb 28, 2008 at 12:55 am | 328 comments | 24458 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Unfriendly skies: Residents, city officials gear up to fight increased airplane noise

At a gathering in the Holbrook-Palmer Park Pavilion in Atherton last month, as a resident began to speak about the incessant...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2014
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jan 6, 2015 at 9:34 am | 326 comments | 40978 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community discussion on "Everyday Math" curriculum

The elementary-school math textbook "Everyday Mathematics" emerged Monday afternoon as the overwhelming recommendation of...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2009
Last comment by Ze'ev Wurman, on Jul 6, 2009 at 4:30 pm | 318 comments | 50488 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Vote Yes on Measure N

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Original post made by PTA member on Oct. 7, 2008
Last comment by Sad to say No, on Oct 17, 2008 at 10:11 am | 290 comments | 9861 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Op-Ed: PAUSD needs new leadership

Palo Alto parents are becoming increasingly frustrated with the school district's leadership on the issue of academic stress....

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2011
Last comment by Actually we were there., on Mar 9, 2011 at 2:53 pm | 290 comments | 23628 Views
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DEADLINE EXTENDED

The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 10, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category. Sponsored by Kepler's Books, Linden Tree Books and Bell's Books.

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