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SCHOOLS & KIDS

A question of boundaries: Paly teacher rebuked

June 11 was a day of relief and closure for Palo Alto High School English teacher Kevin Sharp. Or so he thought. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2015
Last comment by Slow Down, on Oct 15, 2015 at 10:35 pm | 111 comments | 31868 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

'Stanford Dish' parking plan is better but still has problems, residents say

A plan to add trails that would connect to the famed "Stanford Dish" hill is much improved since last spring, but there are...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2013
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Dec 3, 2013 at 7:11 pm | 40 comments | 31844 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Woman dies after being struck by train

A woman was struck by a train Friday afternoon near downtown Palo Alto, according to Caltrain officials. She is alive and...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2016
Last comment by Paly Parent, on Apr 26, 2016 at 8:27 am | 25 comments | 31635 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fall arts preview: an exuberance of culture

Though the weather's not exactly what you'd call "crisp" yet, a few trees are tentatively going scarlet. And rain or shine,...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2013
Last comment by Edie, on Mar 27, 2017 at 10:13 pm | 1 comment | 31612 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Castilleja neighbor launches petition drive

A neighbor of Castilleja School has launched a petition urging city officials to crack down harder on the school, which has...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2013
Last comment by Palo Alto resident, on Dec 3, 2013 at 9:42 pm | 114 comments | 31365 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Unfriendly skies: Residents, city officials gear up to fight increased airplane noise

At a gathering in the Holbrook-Palmer Park Pavilion in Atherton last month, as a resident began to speak about the incessant...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2014
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jan 6, 2015 at 9:34 am | 326 comments | 31242 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Small plane crashes in East Palo Alto

A small plane crash in East Palo Alto caused a major power outage this morning. Power is out in parts of Menlo Park, East...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2010
Last comment by Anna, on Feb 22, 2010 at 9:23 am | 176 comments | 31240 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Students to board: 'It's not Gunn's fault'

Scores of Gunn High School students flooded the district's usually sparsely filled board room on Tuesday night to speak out...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jan 30, 2015 at 11:27 am | 35 comments | 31180 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Pensions: Palo Alto's ticking time bomb

In 2007, the year Warren Buffett famously described public pensions as a time bomb with a long fuse, Palo Alto officials...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2012
Last comment by Deep Throat, on Aug 24, 2012 at 4:04 pm | 136 comments | 31154 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Committee backs new penalties for stalled construction

Residents who take too long to remodel their Palo Alto homes, leaving sections of their blocks fenced off and mired in construction...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2013
Last comment by Wonderer, on Nov 20, 2013 at 2:36 pm | 3 comments | 31083 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford's Hennessy questions state teacher tenure laws

Stanford University President John Hennessy this week questioned why California grants job tenure to K-12 teachers after...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2013
Last comment by KISS, on Nov 24, 2013 at 1:46 pm | 37 comments | 31024 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Feds: School district violated student's civil rights

The Palo Alto Unified School district's mishandling of a middle-school student's long struggle against bullying violated...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2013
Last comment by parent, on Dec 4, 2013 at 9:41 pm | 115 comments | 30914 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Office manager sentenced for health care fraud

The manager of a Palo Alto dental office convicted of faking an insurance claim and pocketing more than $3,000 was sentenced...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2013
Last comment by NS, on Nov 21, 2013 at 10:39 pm | 4 comments | 30897 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Employers open health clinics at the workplace

Janice Posa knew something was wrong with her elbow when it became swollen, red and painful to the touch. But the HP employee,...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2013
Last comment by Heather Smith, on May 17, 2014 at 7:07 am | 15 comments | 30836 Views

AROUND TOWN

What are the pros and cons of owning an Eichler?

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Original post made by New to Area on Jan. 26, 2007
Last comment by Not an issue, on Jul 1, 2013 at 7:24 pm | 40 comments | 30826 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Protest leads to email from superintendent

Students and parents exiting Gunn High School Wednesday were met with five placard-holding protesters who are supporting...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2013
Last comment by Change overdue, on Aug 24, 2013 at 2:33 pm | 69 comments | 30756 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Advice for parents in the digital age

Parents often feel overwhelmed and unprepared for their kids' entry into the world of social media and online life, but experts...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2013
There are no comments yet. 30746 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto suspends 'planned community' projects

Few phrases stoke rage and cynicism in Palo Alto as effectively as "planned community," a process that allows developers...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2014
Last comment by resident, on Feb 6, 2014 at 10:38 am | 34 comments | 30693 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 | 30459 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PAUSD High School Rigor Worth It?

I have to wonder how much tutoring and parental help is affecting the teacher's perceptions of our students. Depending on...

Original post made by Parent on Aug. 29, 2013
Last comment by Mom, on Oct 24, 2013 at 10:21 am | 257 comments | 30458 Views
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