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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Opinion: Palo Alto needs a citywide municipal fiber-to-the-premises utility

The medium of choice for wired telecommunications networks is fiber optics. But the telecom incumbents are reluctant to abandon...

Original post made on May. 17, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Jun 1, 2019 at 12:33 pm | 27 comments | 9870 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: As seniors graduate, student journalists take a stand against gratuitous and unhealthy college hype

Three cheers to the five outgoing editors-in-chief of Paly student newspaper The Campanile for having the courage to stop...

Original post made on May. 31, 2019
Last comment by Humility and Kindness, on Jun 1, 2019 at 10:46 am | 20 comments | 5654 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City to expand small Ventura neighborhood park

Palo Alto City Manager Ed Shikada announced at a May 20 City Council meeting that the city has entered into a purchase agreement...

Original post made on May. 31, 2019
Last comment by Naber, on May 31, 2019 at 6:46 pm | 3 comments | 4739 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ravenswood appoints new principals for 2019-20 school year

The Ravenswood City School District Board of Education approved new leaders for two schools on Thursday, while other principals...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2019
Last comment by good, on May 31, 2019 at 4:29 pm | 17 comments | 7241 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

In Gunn graduation speeches, students drop their 'excellent facades,' urge vulnerability

Instead of typical graduation platitudes about hard work and the bright prospects of life after high school, the Gunn High...

Original post made on May. 31, 2019
Last comment by Victims Of Circumstance, on May 31, 2019 at 1:47 pm | 6 comments | 7711 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Woman's run disrupted by man who abruptly slaps her buttocks

Police are seeking the public's help in locating a man who sexually battered a woman out for a run on the Los Altos-Palo...

Original post made on May. 31, 2019
Last comment by Not Just Trump, on May 31, 2019 at 1:01 pm | 8 comments | 4445 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

County looks to shield foothills from Stanford's growth for the next century

As Santa Clara County prepares to ramp up its demands for housing on Stanford University's campus, county planners are proposing...

Original post made on May. 28, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on May 31, 2019 at 12:38 pm | 17 comments | 6505 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Student speakers deliver messages of triumph during Paly graduation

Palo Alto High School recognized its centennial graduating class Thursday evening, but the commencement ceremony was more...

Original post made on May. 31, 2019
There are no comments yet. 3853 Views

AROUND TOWN

What's in Leonardo's library?

"Leonardo's Library: The World of a Renaissance Reader" consists of displays of books (drawn from the university's rare book...

Original post made on May. 30, 2019
Last comment by @the_dummisher, on May 30, 2019 at 9:53 pm | 2 comments | 6733 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board supportive of new senior leadership contracts, pay structure

School board members said Tuesday that a proposed salary structure and pared-down contracts for top district administrators...

Original post made on May. 29, 2019
Last comment by Cover-up Culture, on May 30, 2019 at 6:07 pm | 3 comments | 3968 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

LaMere brings extensive experience to Palo Alto basketball

In hiring Jeff LaMere to replace Rodney Tention, Palo Alto has brought on another individual with extensive collegiate experience,...

Original post made on May. 30, 2019
Last comment by Paly Observer, on May 30, 2019 at 3:38 pm | 1 comment | 3801 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The moments, songs and emojis that define the class of 2019: Seniors reflect on their high school careers

To celebrate thousands of students graduating from local high schools this week, the Weekly spoke with four graduating seniors...

Original post made on May. 30, 2019
Last comment by keithbromberg, on May 30, 2019 at 2:09 pm | 2 comments | 8737 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Parks commission takes a stand against housing at Cubberley

As Palo Alto's elected leaders prepare to consider the future of Cubberley Community Center, the city's Parks and Recreation...

Original post made on May. 29, 2019
Last comment by I agree, Bob., on May 30, 2019 at 1:30 pm | 19 comments | 5868 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

From antiques to rabbit cages: Hundreds of households prepare to sell goods at citywide yard sale

Hundreds of homeowners will be staging yard sales throughout the city as part of Palo Alto's Citywide Yard Sale this Saturday,...

Original post made on May. 30, 2019
There are no comments yet. 4310 Views

AROUND TOWN

Where have all the Palo Alto Ducks gone?

I am talking about the mallards, that used to be plentiful at the Duckpond. Not a duck in the duckpond although there may...

Original post made by Baylands on May. 27, 2019
Last comment by Bananaphobia, on May 29, 2019 at 9:11 pm | 5 comments | 1012 Views

AROUND TOWN

In one night, downtown Palo Alto sees about a dozen vehicle break-ins

A series of vehicle break-ins occurred in downtown Palo Alto last week, just before the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Read...

Original post made on May. 29, 2019
Last comment by Bananaphobia, on May 29, 2019 at 8:53 pm | 5 comments | 5650 Views

BOOKS

Short Story Contest: Journeys of self discovery

While the first-place winners of this year's Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest submitted pieces that were vastly different,...

Original post made on May. 25, 2019
Last comment by Patty Fewer, on May 29, 2019 at 2:26 pm | 2 comments | 2388 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school district wants to change the way its top administrators are paid

The Palo Alto school board will discuss on Tuesday night a new salary schedule for senior district leadership that would...

Original post made on May. 28, 2019
Last comment by cmarg, on May 29, 2019 at 1:16 pm | 5 comments | 4875 Views

SPORTS

Holland promoted to head volleyball coach at Menlo School

Tony Holland has been a mainstay around Menlo School and the world of club volleyball so long it seems that his hiring as...

Original post made on May. 28, 2019
Last comment by Member, on May 28, 2019 at 9:25 pm | 1 comment | 4430 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Guest Opinion: Close extra-time loophole on 'standardized' SAT/ACT tests

With all the news and hand-wringing about the college-applications scandal, residents of Silicon Valley may be scratching...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2019
Last comment by Mom of Dyslexic, on May 28, 2019 at 9:11 pm | 28 comments | 16305 Views
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