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SCHOOLS & KIDS

PAMF docs: What we can do to reduce risk for our teens

The pediatricians of Palo Alto Medical Foundation are deeply saddened by the local recent events. The loss of a young person's...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2015
Last comment by Goober from Mayberry, on May 29, 2015 at 7:46 am | 285 comments | 38548 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Paly student arrested for parking -- upside down

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Original post made on Jun. 5, 2007
Last comment by Mac J J Star, on Apr 20, 2009 at 6:22 pm | 271 comments | 18186 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Union rebukes Gunn principal over homework 'directive'

Within three months of taking over as principal of Gunn High School last August, Denise Herrmann found herself confronted...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2015
Last comment by Legal eagle, on Apr 25, 2015 at 10:37 pm | 265 comments | 30946 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

A groundling's lament; and call to action

This summer I became a reluctant advocate for quiet skies. I say reluctant because I am a teacher-librarian, not a rabble-rouser....

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2015
Last comment by Maria Becce, on Aug 29, 2016 at 2:07 pm | 263 comments | 14397 Views

AROUND TOWN

Voters shoot down Maybell development

A grassroots campaign in Palo Alto to overturn an approved housing development on Maybell Avenue scored a sweeping Election...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2013
Last comment by BabyBoomerGuru, on Dec 16, 2013 at 11:46 am | 262 comments | 30592 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Residents hope to drown out airplane noise with complaints

When Amy Christel moved from Barron Park to her new Midtown Palo Alto home last summer, she welcomed the time she could spend...

Original post made on May. 24, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 5, 2015 at 11:12 am | 260 comments | 33429 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PAUSD High School Rigor Worth It?

I have to wonder how much tutoring and parental help is affecting the teacher's perceptions of our students. Depending on...

Original post made by Parent on Aug. 29, 2013
Last comment by Mom, on Oct 24, 2013 at 10:21 am | 257 comments | 33462 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

ABAG goals would 'wreak havoc' on PA schools

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Original post made on Oct. 25, 2007
Last comment by John, on Nov 5, 2007 at 2:37 pm | 256 comments | 16937 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New voices join Palo Alto's growth debate

Palo Alto's aggressive push to get the public more involved in upgrading the city's official land-use vision appeared to...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2014
Last comment by Ahem, on Aug 14, 2014 at 12:31 am | 252 comments | 44110 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board votes to change calendar

In an emotional split vote, the Palo Alto Board of Education voted early today (Wednesday) to change the district-wide academic...

Original post made on May. 11, 2011
Last comment by Student, on May 25, 2011 at 7:12 pm | 248 comments | 8977 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What is Measure D really about?

After hearing each side out during public meetings, in-depth interviews, a tour of the orchard site and dozens of conversations...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2013
Last comment by Tom DuBois, on Nov 3, 2013 at 4:05 pm | 246 comments | 28695 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Dreams of a train tunnel slip away

A new study highlighting the high costs and steep engineering challenges of separating roads from the rail line is leading...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2018
Last comment by Anon, on Mar 8, 2018 at 9:53 am | 244 comments | 18646 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Advocates disagree on solutions to airplane noise

Residents throughout the Midpeninsula and Santa Cruz area agree that airplanes going to San Francisco International Airport...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2016
Last comment by Bill, on Nov 16, 2016 at 11:44 am | 243 comments | 17830 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

The Real Problem With Sarah Palin

I view Gov. Palin as having some inate capabilities that a succesful politician must have, and the potential to go from her...

Original post made by A Boomer on Nov. 13, 2008
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Nov 26, 2008 at 4:16 pm | 241 comments | 11060 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Eshoo's big challenge

It is rare for a member of Congress to become a lightning rod for complaints about the local impacts of a federal agency's...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Sep 6, 2015 at 5:07 am | 240 comments | 10940 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

A call for more housing in Palo Alto

With home values soaring and affordable housing in short supply, Palo Alto residents appealed to the City Council on Monday...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2015
Last comment by Ahem, on Dec 15, 2015 at 11:37 pm | 239 comments | 17978 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Bigotry alive and well in CA

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Original post made by Marion on Nov. 5, 2008
Last comment by 1man + 1 woman, on Nov 12, 2008 at 12:20 am | 239 comments | 10796 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board delays Mandarin-immersion vote

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Original post made on May. 23, 2007
Last comment by Fact Checker, on May 31, 2007 at 9:30 pm | 238 comments | 10694 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: The 'zero' period hypocrisy

In the face of a community-wide discussion over how to respond to a suicide contagion that has now taken four teenagers since...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2015
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Mar 18, 2015 at 3:22 pm | 236 comments | 24987 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Weekly rescinds judgeship endorsement

After learning Friday that San Jose attorney Steven Pogue contributed $500 to the 2008 Proposition 8 campaign to ban gay...

Original post made on May. 25, 2012
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 6, 2012 at 1:40 pm | 235 comments | 22084 Views
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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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