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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Rate hikes aim to shake up Palo Alto's parking scene

The start of a new fiscal year rarely causes a stir in Palo Alto, where a healthy economy has helped the City Council invest...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2017
Last comment by Jim, on Jun 27, 2017 at 4:09 pm | 41 comments | 5160 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Delaine Eastin Talk on Public Education

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Original post made by Grace Mah on Nov. 9, 2006
Last comment by 4 way Parent, on Dec 1, 2006 at 2:53 pm | 41 comments | 6773 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Discriminatory Scholarships Advertised by Palo Alto High School

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Original post made by Parent on Apr. 25, 2007
Last comment by SkepticAl, on Apr 30, 2007 at 9:42 pm | 41 comments | 5993 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Time for imaginative thinking on languages

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Original post made on Oct. 3, 2007
Last comment by Brit, on Oct 9, 2007 at 1:21 pm | 41 comments | 5461 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Private schools say ¡Si! to foreign language

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Original post made on Oct. 6, 2007
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Oct 11, 2007 at 12:03 pm | 41 comments | 5119 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Traffic seems worse outside schools

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Original post made by Palo Verde Parent on Aug. 29, 2008
Last comment by idea_genie, on Sep 8, 2008 at 11:18 pm | 41 comments | 4681 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School Funding and Prop 13 and California's Education Challenge

This is a spin-off from the Star report thread. These two posts are really about the related but separate topic of California's...

Original post made by a common myth on Aug. 23, 2009
Last comment by a common myth, on Sep 1, 2009 at 10:54 pm | 41 comments | 3578 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Students, parents, teachers back pre-break finals

A solid majority of parents, teachers and high school students favor switching the Palo Alto school district's academic calendar...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2011
Last comment by Working Mom, on Apr 26, 2011 at 4:24 pm | 41 comments | 3157 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to ponder stiffer graduation criteria

Teachers will lend their voices Tuesday to a long-running debate over whether to stiffen Palo Alto's high school graduation...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2012
Last comment by misha, on Mar 16, 2012 at 11:37 pm | 41 comments | 3124 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Superintendent Kevin Skelly wins contract extension

Despite recent strains over communication style, Superintendent Kevin Skelly Tuesday won a one-year contract extension through...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2012
Last comment by Former teacher, on May 10, 2013 at 8:04 pm | 41 comments | 8006 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto High School principal resigns

Palo Alto High School Principal Phil Winston Monday announced he has resigned from the job he's held for the past three years,...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2013
Last comment by Mimits, on Jun 19, 2013 at 5:03 pm | 41 comments | 7478 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Around teen well-being, the vocabulary changes

In the last three weeks, two significant yet relatively unnoticed mindset shifts have occurred that may have major positive...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2015
Last comment by outsider, on Feb 24, 2015 at 11:26 am | 41 comments | 9037 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PAUSD committee recommends more traffic in Barron Park

I just heard about a special school board meeting tonight where a committee is apparently recommending moving all Los Altos...

Original post made by Barron Parker on Oct. 5, 2015
Last comment by Please try harder, on Oct 6, 2015 at 10:37 am | 41 comments | 1295 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Rebounding from loss, refocusing on the students

2015 in the Palo Alto Unified School District was, indelibly, a year of immense loss but also one of significant change and...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2015
Last comment by parent, on Jan 5, 2016 at 4:44 pm | 41 comments | 7749 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest Opinion: 'Giftedness' overlooked in social-emotional education discussions

"Sharon, you're smart, you're nice, and you're good at sports. You're going to have a great life," a friend told me during...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by Thank you, on Dec 4, 2016 at 9:03 am | 41 comments | 11932 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board majority defends sex ed process

On Tuesday night, three of five Palo Alto school board members stood by the district's selection of a new sexual education...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2017
Last comment by @Sanctimonious Poster , on Jun 16, 2017 at 3:58 pm | 41 comments | 4849 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Two knife-point robberies could be connected

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Original post made on Jun. 23, 2008
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 14, 2008 at 7:52 am | 41 comments | 3675 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Mountain View birthday party ends in violence

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Original post made on Aug. 14, 2008
Last comment by final word..., on Oct 8, 2008 at 10:16 pm | 41 comments | 3144 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Sign Of The Times

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Original post made by bph on Sep. 28, 2008
Last comment by RJS, on Oct 13, 2008 at 12:06 am | 41 comments | 3322 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Family: City negligence caused mom's death

The daughters of Phyllis Seidman, the Palo Alto resident who was fatally struck while crossing Cowper Street in her wheelchair...

Original post made on May. 18, 2009
Last comment by safe streets, on May 20, 2009 at 10:39 pm | 41 comments | 12094 Views
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California Democrats seek to revive the Republican Party; Republicans expected to resist
By Douglas Moran | 28 comments | 2,550 views

Chocolate + Tahini Ice Box Pie
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Oh, My Aching Knees
By Max Greenberg | 11 comments | 512 views

Love is a Verb
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Registration now open!

Registration is now open for the 33rd annual Palo Alto Weekly Moonlight Run and Walk. This family-friendly event which benefits local nonprofits serving kids and families will take place on Friday, Oct. 6 at the Palo Alto Baylands.

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