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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Buena Vista closure effort stymied by info gap

For more than a half century, the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park has stood out as a quiet counterpoint to Palo Alto's affluent,...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2013
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Aug 1, 2013 at 7:58 pm | 207 comments | 12906 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Elementary math textbook adoption: Reactions to Wed. night meeting

The debate on what math textbook program Palo Alto schools should adopt continues with differing viewpoints on last night's...

Original post made by Concerned Parent on Feb. 25, 2009
Last comment by Anonymous 78, on Apr 5, 2009 at 3:31 pm | 207 comments | 49259 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto is changing for the worse and its effecting our teens

As an old time Palo Alto resident I can say that the basis of this community: academic curiosity, a lack of ostentation or...

Original post made by Winston on Mar. 11, 2015
Last comment by _Parent, on Mar 16, 2015 at 6:37 pm | 206 comments | 12638 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Grand jury calls for denser housing

Despite a recent push to build more housing, Palo Alto and other Santa Clara County cities will have to answer to the civil...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2018
Last comment by resident, on Jul 15, 2018 at 8:38 am | 205 comments | 25886 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Coronavirus: Second COVID-19 patient dies in Santa Clara County

Check here for the latest coronavirus news and updates from Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2020
Last comment by Me 2, on Mar 30, 2020 at 10:32 pm | 205 comments | 121139 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District policy shuts out some students from UC/CSU eligibility

In May, trustees of the Palo Alto Unified School District met to consider a proposal from Superintendent Kevin Skelly that...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2011
Last comment by Huh?, on Dec 19, 2011 at 11:21 pm | 202 comments | 19772 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City to plan for reopening Children's Theatre

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Original post made on Jan. 24, 2008
Last comment by James Geffen, on Feb 3, 2008 at 11:09 am | 201 comments | 16420 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Students, parents challenge schools on math

A coalition of students and parents challenged the Palo Alto school board Tuesday to ensure the district's two high schools...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2011
Last comment by short memory?, on Aug 16, 2013 at 12:18 am | 201 comments | 24717 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Former Palo Altans trade Silicon Valley lifestyle for better 'quality of life' elsewhere

Former Palo Altans have a spectrum of attitudes toward their city and Silicon Valley, which has burgeoned into a technological,...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2018
Last comment by mauricio, on Aug 23, 2018 at 10:29 am | 201 comments | 35018 Views

AROUND TOWN

Study aims to bring data to Palo Alto's loud debate over airplane noise

With citizen complaints about airplane noise on the rise, Palo Alto officials on Monday agreed to commission a study focused...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 29, 2015 at 6:54 pm | 201 comments | 9178 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 | 23422 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

ABAG assignments unlikely to change, staff says

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Original post made on Nov. 29, 2007
Last comment by The Real Anna, on Dec 12, 2007 at 12:18 pm | 200 comments | 14133 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Angry parents derail school-calendar vote

A Palo Alto school district plan to shift first-semester final exams to before the December break starting next year was...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2010
Last comment by equality, on Nov 14, 2010 at 5:50 pm | 199 comments | 9959 Views

AROUND TOWN

Eruv approved after eight years

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Original post made on Jun. 19, 2007
Last comment by Fireman, on Aug 23, 2007 at 8:55 pm | 199 comments | 15639 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District: a thousand more kids to educate

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Original post made on Jun. 29, 2007
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Jul 13, 2007 at 12:09 am | 198 comments | 16123 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Children's Theatre's Pat Briggs fired

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Original post made on Jun. 30, 2008
Last comment by Jackson, on Jul 9, 2008 at 8:06 am | 197 comments | 16081 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Suicide attempt averted by a mother and motorist

An attempt by a young man to commit suicide on the train tracks in Palo Alto was averted Thursday evening by a mother who...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Jun 8, 2009 at 7:56 am | 197 comments | 7760 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: It's long past time to renew our libraries

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Original post made on Oct. 24, 2008
Last comment by Vote No on the bond, on Nov 3, 2008 at 9:18 am | 195 comments | 17095 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board backs Mandarin immersion 4-1

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Original post made on Jun. 6, 2007
Last comment by yet another parent, on Jun 12, 2007 at 10:01 am | 192 comments | 23444 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto schools to get 'Everyday Mathematics'

"Everyday Mathematics" was approved on a 3-2 vote of the Palo Alto school board early today (Wednesday) -- despite a parent...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2009
Last comment by HPA, on May 20, 2010 at 10:00 am | 192 comments | 14333 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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