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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Startup schools for 'gifted' emerge as state cuts public funding

As public schools reduce extra services for gifted children following state funding cuts, a few startup private schools and...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2012
Last comment by Vivian, on Jun 18, 2016 at 9:06 am | 72 comments | 48882 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 | 48871 Views

AROUND TOWN

City to crack down on El Camino RVs

Nearly 50 recreational vehicles lining El Camino Real in Palo Alto along the Stanford University border will soon be told...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2017
Last comment by AreVeeHavingFunYet, on Sep 19, 2017 at 10:44 am | 129 comments | 48743 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

End of chapter for Kepler's Books and Magazines

Clark Kepler, current leader of Kepler's Books and Magazines in Menlo Park, is retiring from the store his father founded...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2012
Last comment by too late for this, on Jan 17, 2012 at 6:44 am | 30 comments | 48692 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Coupa Cafe customers can buy items with bitcoins

When paying for a latte -- or any menu item -- at Coupa Cafe in downtown Palo Alto, customers have two options. Use cash...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2013
Last comment by CD, on Jul 24, 2013 at 4:57 pm | 18 comments | 48615 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

In praise of tomorrow

<B>"The Art of Procrastination: A Guide to Effective Dawdling, Lollygagging and Postponing," by John Perry, Workman Publishing...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2013
Last comment by musical, on Jan 16, 2013 at 6:25 am | 5 comments | 48452 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto eyes smoking ban downtown

Having snuffed out smoking at local parks earlier this year, Palo Alto officials are now proposing to extend the cigarette...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2013
Last comment by Donald Steiny, on Dec 5, 2013 at 4:16 pm | 45 comments | 48447 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Elusive bullying policies

It is bad enough that the Palo Alto school district has still not complied with state anti-bullying laws that took effect...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2013
Last comment by SPSA Boad of Education Meetings , on Nov 17, 2013 at 7:12 pm | 30 comments | 48266 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Study: the downside of too much homework

A survey of more than 4,000 students from ten high-performing high schools showed that excessive homework produces unhealthy...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2014
Last comment by @Just Me, on Aug 6, 2017 at 4:22 pm | 89 comments | 47988 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park neighborhoods

Once known as the "Sleepy Hollow of California," Menlo Park did not take off as a community until after World War II. Despite...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2017
There are no comments yet. 47979 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Achievement test data sparks heated discussion

Responding to criticism that he's excessively focused on test scores, Palo Alto School District Superintendent Kevin Skelly...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2011
Last comment by Finland does it better, on Nov 21, 2011 at 11:49 pm | 124 comments | 47885 Views

AROUND TOWN

Programs at VA Palo Alto helping treat PTSD

Though post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is most often thought to be associated with military veterans, anyone can...

Original post made on May. 4, 2012
Last comment by Former-Soldier, on May 6, 2012 at 8:37 am | 5 comments | 47479 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly students find a fiery passion in glassblowing

Heat, light and camaraderie fuel a well-ordered space on the northern edge of the Palo Alto High School campus, where more...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2013
Last comment by Kelli Hagen, on Sep 8, 2013 at 3:44 pm | 6 comments | 47234 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: More mall, restaurants flock downtown

In this week's Shop Talk column, read the latest on Stanford Shopping Center's big expansion, three new restaurants set to...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2014
Last comment by Ed Keyani, on Aug 21, 2014 at 4:44 pm | 4 comments | 47229 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The inconvenient truth about David Starr Jordan

The Palo Alto Unified School District has formed a committee to review whether Jordan Middle School should be renamed, given...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2016
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Mar 4, 2016 at 4:37 pm | 47 comments | 47146 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 | 47136 Views

MOVIES

Story's the thing: The best and worst movies of 2011

Only two movies made it onto all the Weekly film critics' "best" lists for 2011, and they've got one thing in common: a focus...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2012
Last comment by Anon., on Jan 9, 2012 at 10:20 am | 10 comments | 47082 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Opinion: Why we decided to send our kids back to school

State Sen. Josh Becker, D-Menlo Park, advocates for a full reopening of schools in the fall. Read the full story here https://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2021/05/01/opinion-why-we-...

Original post made on May. 1, 2021
Last comment by Josh Becker, on May 4, 2021 at 6:46 pm | 7 comments | 47071 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Price tag swells for California high-speed rail project

The cost of California's proposed high-speed-rail system, originally pegged at about $36 billion, has nearly tripled since...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2011
Last comment by Public Private partnership, on Jan 22, 2012 at 3:25 pm | 52 comments | 46814 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New hotels could sustain city programs

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Original post made by Karen White on May. 31, 2006
Last comment by Ted Mulvaney, on Jun 1, 2006 at 4:44 pm | 3 comments | 46777 Views
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