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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ex-Paly principal disciplined for harassment

Former Palo Alto High School principal Phil Winston, who resigned last June 13 citing health and "work-life balance" reasons,...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2014
Last comment by Ashamedof PaloAlto, on Apr 16, 2014 at 10:58 am | 107 comments | 51422 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

County releases Brock Turner court documents

Santa Clara County Superior Court released Friday more than 400 pages of court documents for the Brock Turner case, illustrating...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2016
Last comment by VG, on Jun 15, 2016 at 11:49 am | 31 comments | 51046 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

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

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto man, 85, detained in North Korea

A Palo Alto man was removed from a plane and detained in North Korea, his traveling companion to the country confirmed. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 23, 2013 at 1:56 pm | 25 comments | 50314 Views

RESTAURANTS

Happy Donuts to close on Friday

It's the only place in Palo Alto were one can hang out or satisfy a 3 a.m. craving, and the Happy Donuts at 3916 El Camino...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2014
Last comment by Jle, on Dec 14, 2016 at 1:15 pm | 54 comments | 50231 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto to unveil huge 'light sculpture' Saturday

A two-year grassroots effort led by a Palo Alto father and his two young children to bring a 35-foot-tall interactive light...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2013
Last comment by musical, on Nov 26, 2013 at 10:29 am | 25 comments | 49956 Views

AROUND TOWN

Feature story: In search of the car-less commute

On any weekday morning, upwards of 17,000 commuters -- some in buses, others on bicycles, but the majority in cars -- stream...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2012
Last comment by resident 1, on Nov 16, 2014 at 11:09 am | 58 comments | 49933 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto names new city auditor

Palo Alto has completed its search for a new city auditor Thursday, tapping a veteran from San Diego County for the post. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2011
Last comment by Waiting-For-A-Good-Auditor, on Nov 19, 2011 at 7:20 am | 5 comments | 49589 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 | 49264 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Feds: School district violated student's civil rights

The Palo Alto Unified School district's mishandling of a middle-school student's long struggle against bullying violated...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2013
Last comment by parent, on Dec 4, 2013 at 9:41 pm | 115 comments | 49180 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Weekend water outage raises concerns

A routine replacement of an old water meter at a Palo Alto home conducted by the Utilities Department on Friday, Nov. 15,...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2013
Last comment by parishilton, on Feb 27, 2014 at 8:40 am | 22 comments | 49147 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What you and your family can do to prepare for a major emergency

If you are reading this, my second column, you have already taken the first step towards becoming prepared. You have changed...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2012
Last comment by Divya, on Nov 18, 2012 at 12:21 pm | 1 comment | 48971 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Commissioners kick back bike-boulevard plan

Wondering why a plan for a bike boulevard doesn't contain any data about bike trips, the Palo Alto Planning Commission kicked...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2013
Last comment by Douglas Moran, on Nov 18, 2013 at 4:01 pm | 55 comments | 48757 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn, Paly graduates reflect on their high school experiences

Graduates of Gunn and Palo Alto high schools feel well prepared academically and socially for college, though more than a...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2013
Last comment by Midtowner, on Nov 20, 2013 at 10:12 pm | 59 comments | 48681 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Contentious Maybell development wins approval

After several false starts, Palo Alto's bitter and deeply emotional debate over a proposed housing development on Maybell...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2013
Last comment by BP resident, on Jun 21, 2013 at 11:29 pm | 80 comments | 48347 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

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

New Documentary: The Great Global Warming Swindle

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Original post made by Snowman on Mar. 13, 2007
Last comment by Anon, on Dec 11, 2013 at 8:30 pm | 94 comments | 48216 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mountain View Neighborhoods

From an early stagecoach stop and agricultural center, Mountain View has grown since its incorporation in 1902 to a thriving...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2011
Last comment by P. Dorst, on Mar 3, 2016 at 9:33 pm | 4 comments | 48195 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Departing police chief reformed department, but violence persists

As East Palo Alto Police Chief Ron Davis leaves, he does so with only modest regrets — except for one. Read the full...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2013
Last comment by Stewart, on Nov 14, 2013 at 11:15 am | 13 comments | 47776 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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