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SCHOOLS & KIDS

High school life: To whom it may concern

A veteran Palo Alto educator reflects on the challenges of high school -- and how teachers, students and parents can help. ■...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2010
Last comment by Neighbor, on Sep 7, 2017 at 8:57 pm | 131 comments | 68293 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Local parents, Stanford coach indicted in college-admissions scandal

Numerous local parents and a Stanford University coach are among the dozens indicted in a nationwide college-admissions investigation...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2019
Last comment by marquis, on Mar 20, 2019 at 12:59 pm | 99 comments | 67386 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto murderer dies after 'compassionate' parole

Kenneth C. Fitzhugh Jr. had always claimed innocence after being convicted in one of Palo Alto's most brutal murders. After...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2013
Last comment by Jane Dough, on Jun 29, 2015 at 10:07 pm | 12 comments | 65312 Views

SPORTS

Cardinal heading to Indiana for postseason baseball

Stanford will continue its baseball season in the NCAA tournament. The Cardinal (30-23) received a No. 3 seed in the Bloomington,...

Original post made on May. 27, 2014
Last comment by Dennis, on May 27, 2014 at 2:29 pm | 1 comment | 64826 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Delayed election could doom Maybell project

When Palo Alto officials convene tonight to determine their next steps on a divisive Maybell development, dollars and cents...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2013
Last comment by Jim, on Aug 11, 2013 at 4:33 pm | 43 comments | 64687 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

PG&E plans power outages starting Wednesday; they could affect Palo Alto too

PG&E plans to pre-emptively shut down power due to dangerous weather starting Wednesday, and although the agency doesn't...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Oct 10, 2019 at 9:47 am | 39 comments | 62916 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto teen killed on tracks Tuesday

A 16-year-old Palo Alto male died on the train tracks early this morning, Caltrain spokeswoman Christine Dunn has confirmed. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2014
Last comment by Brendan, on Nov 9, 2014 at 1:17 pm | 23 comments | 62544 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Making high school happier, funnier

In the academically intense culture of Gunn High School, a class where students gather in "gratitude circles" and practice...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2014
Last comment by Parent, on Feb 27, 2014 at 1:26 pm | 20 comments | 62094 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto teacher dies after officer-involved shooting

Kyle Hart, a teacher at Frank S. Greene Middle School in Palo Alto, died Monday after he was shot by a police officer called...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2018
Last comment by Former Student of Mr. Hart, on Dec 10, 2018 at 9:15 pm | 21 comments | 61376 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A 'hidden population' in Palo Alto schools

The details were hazy but the urgency was clear: A family with three Palo Alto schoolchildren was living in their car, with...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2013
Last comment by BPMe, on Nov 15, 2013 at 6:38 am | 46 comments | 60380 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board under pressure on counseling

Under scrutiny over guidance counseling at Gunn High School, Palo Alto school board members this week said decision-makers...

Original post made on May. 25, 2012
Last comment by time to end this, on Jun 6, 2012 at 2:48 pm | 48 comments | 60124 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Bay Area residents ordered to stay home

Residents of six Bay Area counties, including Santa Clara and San Mateo, are being ordered to stay at home through April...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Mar 19, 2020 at 11:33 am | 57 comments | 59889 Views

SPORTS

Stanford keeps its No. 2 national ranking intact

==B Wednesday's Stanford roundup== The St. Mary's baseball team arrived at Stanford's Sunken Diamond on Wednesday sporting...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2012
Last comment by palo alto, on Apr 2, 2012 at 8:39 am | 1 comment | 59877 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Counties change tune on face protection, but not on N95 or surgical masks

Bay Area public health leaders are now asking residents to cover their faces with a cloth before leaving their homes, heeding...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2020
Last comment by Think different, not like a sheep, on Apr 14, 2020 at 9:59 am | 40 comments | 59465 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

New tool, same quandary in debate over Jay Paul project

Palo Alto officials on Monday unleashed a new tool for appraising the most ambitious development in the city's pipeline --...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2013
Last comment by resident, on Sep 22, 2013 at 8:17 am | 25 comments | 58671 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 | 55775 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Coronavirus weekend update: Cases jump in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties

A round-up of news about the coronavirus in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. As of March 14, the number of cases in Santa...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2020
Last comment by Quandary , on Apr 20, 2020 at 8:11 pm | 40 comments | 55721 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Beyond the 5150

Sarah Gentile was shocked to find, in the midst of a crisis with her teenage son, that there are no hospital beds available...

Original post made on May. 22, 2015
Last comment by Sarah1000, on Aug 20, 2017 at 12:53 pm | 40 comments | 54062 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Woodside teen dies by suicide on Interstate 280

The California Highway Patrol is reporting the death at about 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 14, of a 17-year-old Woodside girl...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2014
There are no comments yet. 53821 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

"Shelter in place" alert issued due to fire

Palo Alto police are urging residents to stay indoors and keep windows and doors closed if they smell or see smoke this afternoon...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2013
Last comment by parent, on Dec 18, 2013 at 8:19 pm | 54 comments | 53571 Views
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