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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Pension costs cast a shadow over city budget

As budget season kicked off in Palo Alto this week, there was no talk of service reductions, staffing cuts or painful choices....

Original post made on May. 4, 2017
Last comment by Joe, on May 11, 2017 at 2:44 pm | 45 comments | 3310 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers, superintendent face breakdown in trust

Festering teacher concerns in the Ravenswood City School District came to a head last week when the teachers union announced...

Original post made on May. 5, 2017
Last comment by Witness, on May 11, 2017 at 1:43 pm | 46 comments | 4327 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board votes to report weighted GPAs

The school board took a series of consequential actions on Tuesday night with impact throughout the district, including approving...

Original post made on May. 10, 2017
Last comment by Gloria Symon, on May 11, 2017 at 12:37 pm | 6 comments | 3050 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto backs away from business tax

In abrupt change of course, Palo Alto officials agreed on Monday night not to move ahead with a business tax to pay for transportation...

Original post made on May. 9, 2017
Last comment by Another Citizen Unhappy With How the TOT is Being Spent, on May 11, 2017 at 11:31 am | 40 comments | 3281 Views

AROUND TOWN

College Terrace Centre gets a paint job

Recently built College Terrace Centre was a two-tone mustard and yellow color until this week when the development suddenly...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2017
Last comment by Marie, on May 11, 2017 at 11:10 am | 24 comments | 3238 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ravenswood district to open new middle school

The Ravenswood City School District is opening a new middle school in East Palo Alto this fall with the hopes of reversing...

Original post made on May. 6, 2017
Last comment by GET HER OUT! Charlie Mae Knight, on May 11, 2017 at 11:07 am | 3 comments | 2277 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man found guilty of first-degree murder in 2015 East Palo Alto shooting

A Stockton man was found guilty of first-degree murder Wednesday morning by a San Mateo County Superior Court jury in connection...

Original post made on May. 11, 2017
Last comment by musical, on May 11, 2017 at 6:56 am | 2 comments | 1672 Views

AROUND TOWN

Heroes will descend downtown for annual May FĂȘte Parade

Downtown Palo Alto promises to be particularly safe on Saturday, May 6, when the young and young at heart will dress up in...

Original post made on May. 3, 2017
Last comment by MidtownMom, on May 10, 2017 at 7:19 pm | 22 comments | 2763 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

NASA seeks coders for ultimate challenge

Officials at the NASA Ames Research Center announced that they are seeking talented code wizards to help tap the full potential...

Original post made on May. 10, 2017
Last comment by rgw, on May 10, 2017 at 5:50 pm | 1 comment | 1416 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bay Area representatives react to 'Trumpcare'

Bay Area elected officials reacted with criticism and dismay to the U.S. House of Representatives' narrow passage Thursday...

Original post made on May. 8, 2017
Last comment by @Nayeli, on May 10, 2017 at 4:28 pm | 29 comments | 1422 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto teacher to compete on 'Jeopardy!'

Recently, A Palo Alto teacher got the chance to live out his dream of being on "Jeopardy!" His stint on the show will broadcast...

Original post made on May. 8, 2017
Last comment by Citizen Cane, on May 10, 2017 at 10:04 am | 8 comments | 4670 Views

SPORTS

Ali shoots a 64 to led Paly into CCS golf tournament

Palo Alto junior Ahmed Ali shot a 7-under 64 to earn medallist honors at the Central Coast Section Region I tournament at...

Original post made on May. 10, 2017
Last comment by Joyce Kiya, on May 10, 2017 at 8:43 am | 1 comment | 860 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bowman scores a victory in expansion bid

A proposal by Bowman International School to construct a new building scored a victory Monday night, when Palo Alto officials...

Original post made on May. 9, 2017
Last comment by Expansion, on May 10, 2017 at 2:03 am | 2 comments | 2316 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to vote on elementary math curriculum

Palo Alto elementary schools could have a new mathematics curriculum this fall if the school board approves a committee recommendation...

Original post made on May. 9, 2017
Last comment by Keifer145@, on May 10, 2017 at 12:30 am | 3 comments | 1742 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Woman allegedly stabs spouse in Menlo Park

Police arrested a woman early Monday morning after she allegedly stabbed her partner at a Menlo Park home, police said. Read...

Original post made on May. 9, 2017
There are no comments yet. 2529 Views

AROUND TOWN

Carol and Terry Winograd

Young couples aiming to manage two demanding careers and an engaging family and community life might look to Carol and Terry...

Original post made on May. 5, 2017
Last comment by Jenifer Ohriner, on May 9, 2017 at 3:40 pm | 1 comment | 4365 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

East Palo Alto man receives three-year prison sentence for child porn

A 25-year-old East Palo Alto man was sentenced on Friday to three years in state prison for child pornography, according...

Original post made on May. 9, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1713 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district eyes resolution agreement for website-accessibility complaint

School district staff are asking the board to enter into a voluntary resolution agreement with a federal agency in response...

Original post made on May. 9, 2017
Last comment by Solon, on May 9, 2017 at 3:09 pm | 1 comment | 1790 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Edgewood developer sues over fines

Attorneys for an Edgewood Plaza Shopping Center developer filed an appeal in Santa Clara County Superior Court on Monday...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2017
Last comment by Paul, on May 9, 2017 at 8:26 am | 43 comments | 4384 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford student finds suspicious pair outside dorm

Stanford University deputies are looking into a suspicious incident involving two males, one of whom was possibly holding...

Original post made on May. 9, 2017
Last comment by Michele Dauber, on May 9, 2017 at 8:02 am | 1 comment | 2007 Views
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