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AROUND TOWN

Former Weekly reporter Don Kazak dies

Don Kazak, who joined the Palo Alto Weekly staff when the paper was launched in 1979 and remained for almost 30 years as...

Original post made on May. 23, 2018
Last comment by rsmithjr, 8 minutes ago | 1 comment | 334 Views

AROUND TOWN

City Council again looks for ways to sue FAA

The Palo Alto City Council directed staff on Monday night to develop a strategy that could lead to lawsuits over aircraft...

Original post made on May. 9, 2018
Last comment by HitTheMoney, 20 minutes ago | 158 comments | 5215 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

School board approves superintendent's contract

With little discussion, the Palo Alto school board voted 4-1 Tuesday to approve a three-year contract with Don Austin, the...

Original post made on May. 22, 2018
Last comment by Yea No More Austin, 42 minutes ago | 16 comments | 2111 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Editorial: Recall Judge Persky

Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Persky abused his discretion, disrespected a jury, failed a crime victim and broke...

Original post made on May. 11, 2018
Last comment by Hinrich, 50 minutes ago | 46 comments | 11226 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Supporters, critics weigh in on superintendent pick

Those who have worked with Don Austin describe him as a confident, accessible and "tough" leader who has ample experience...

Original post made on May. 18, 2018
Last comment by Pvreality, 54 minutes ago | 4 comments | 2542 Views

SPORTS

Committee opts not to slash auditor positions

The Palo Alto City Council’s Finance Committee moved Wednesday to reverse a recommendation it issued last week that would...

Original post made on May. 23, 2018
Last comment by Annette, 1 hour ago | 4 comments | 333 Views

SPORTS

Stanford stuns Vanderbilt to win NCAA women's tennis title

Melissa Lord rallied to beat Fernanda Contreras, 6-4, 2-6, 7-5, and clinch Stanford's dramatic 4-3 victory over Vanderbilt...

Original post made on May. 23, 2018
Last comment by Sports Guy, 1 hour ago | 1 comment | 1142 Views

AROUND TOWN

Verizon wins approval for antenna plan

Verizon Wireless overcame a spotty and, at times, hostile reception from a large group of Palo Alto residents Monday night...

Original post made on May. 22, 2018
Last comment by Please @.@, 1 hour ago | 35 comments | 3102 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Associate pastor resigns after vulgar tweets draw scrutiny

An associate pastor whose vulgar tweets drew criticism last week from two members of the Palo Alto City Council resigned...

Original post made on May. 21, 2018
Last comment by the_punnisher, 2 hours ago | 46 comments | 2721 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents submit signatures for November initiative on office growth

With the hand-off of a half-foot-tall stack of signed petitions today, Palo Alto residents seeking to set a new and smaller...

Original post made on May. 22, 2018
Last comment by mauricio, 2 hours ago | 21 comments | 1482 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly principal returns from medical leave

With a handful of days left in the school year, Palo Alto High School Principal Kim Diorio has returned from a medical leave...

Original post made on May. 23, 2018
Last comment by Treatment, 2 hours ago | 2 comments | 1664 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Former City Auditor slams plan to gut office

When the City Council’s Finance Committee made a surprise move last week to eliminate nearly every position in the Office...

Original post made on May. 22, 2018
Last comment by senor blogger, 2 hours ago | 18 comments | 2452 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Opinion: Eliminating audit staff is a bad idea

Losing these city auditors in Palo Alto will deprive the public of employees who understand the city's operations and who...

Original post made on May. 23, 2018
Last comment by Sally, 3 hours ago | 8 comments | 953 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Should Palo Alto students be required to study computer science?

A Palo Alto Unified committee's recommendation to make computer science a high school graduation requirement has sparked...

Original post made on May. 23, 2018
Last comment by ferdinand, 4 hours ago | 10 comments | 1195 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New principals named for Paly, Escondido, Fairmeadow schools

The school district announced Friday new principals for Palo Alto High School and Escondido and Fairmeadow elementary schools....

Original post made on May. 18, 2018
Last comment by Escondido, 6 hours ago | 27 comments | 5471 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District staff request $2.4M for special ed reform

The school board will discuss Tuesday a staff request to allocate $2.4 million to improve the district's special-education...

Original post made on May. 22, 2018
Last comment by MiddleAged, 8 hours ago | 3 comments | 1034 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Lawsuit: Stanford violated students' rights in mental health response

In a class-action lawsuit filed Thursday, a group of Stanford University students allege that the university has repeatedly...

Original post made on May. 18, 2018
Last comment by @Sarah1000, 10 hours ago | 13 comments | 3755 Views

AROUND TOWN

A charitable legacy, ensured

Considered an icon in the philanthropy world, Susan Packard Orr frequently is the person nonprofits look to for inspiration...

Original post made on May. 18, 2018
Last comment by April Lofgren, 10 hours ago | 7 comments | 4482 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Several sheriff candidates pledge 'change of culture'

The race for Santa Clara County sheriff is in full swing, with five candidates continuing to square off in forums throughout...

Original post made on May. 18, 2018
Last comment by Greenmeadow, 10 hours ago | 5 comments | 3581 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District releases minimal info on new supe

The Palo Alto school district Monday made publicly available the seven-page application form and two-page resume submitted...

Original post made on May. 22, 2018
Last comment by Parent, 18 hours ago | 20 comments | 2514 Views
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