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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council candidates split on growth, united on wage

Palo Alto's council candidates have plenty of quibbles when it comes to growth and development, but on Tuesday they found...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2014
Last comment by Sea-Seelam REDDY, on Oct 5, 2014 at 8:40 am | 47 comments | 9934 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Miki approved as new College Terrace grocer

Miki Werness, whose well acclaimed but financially troubled grocery store fizzled in Alma Village last year, will get another...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2014
Last comment by Annette, on Dec 20, 2014 at 7:44 am | 47 comments | 8154 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Slowing development, one project at a time

It's probably no one's idea of how to best craft new policies and expectations for commercial developers in Palo Alto, but...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2015
Last comment by Gale Johnson, on Jun 9, 2015 at 9:18 pm | 47 comments | 4388 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Changes for Charleston-Arastradero approved

No traffic-calming project has caused as much road rage in Palo Alto as the city's decade-long experiment with the Chareston-Arastradero...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2015
Last comment by HUTCH 7.62, on Jan 12, 2016 at 1:39 pm | 47 comments | 8107 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

PAF rallies the troups (once again)

From their recent email to their followers: "We have got another chance to speak up about the housing crisis on Monday November...

Original post made by ambivalent PAF member on Oct. 31, 2015
Last comment by the drumbeat continues, on Nov 5, 2015 at 11:50 am | 47 comments | 1413 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City Auditor blasts Media Center

Midpeninsula Community Media Center, a Palo Alto-based nonprofit that produces educational shows, hosts video classes and...

Original post made on May. 6, 2016
Last comment by Kerry , on May 13, 2016 at 6:09 am | 47 comments | 6132 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What happened to our kids in Palo Alto schools ? The spark seems gone.

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Original post made by Sad mother on Jun. 9, 2007
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Jun 18, 2007 at 9:37 pm | 47 comments | 7938 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Algebra for all 8th graders

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Original post made by Elementary Parent on Jul. 11, 2008
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Aug 28, 2009 at 3:49 pm | 47 comments | 5582 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Trustees to discuss primary math text options

Facing protest over their choice of a new elementary school math textbook, Palo Alto school administrators have invited parents...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2009
Last comment by paloaltomathtextbooks, on Apr 18, 2009 at 10:06 pm | 47 comments | 6543 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Barron Park program trims 'achievement gap'

At-risk students are achieving meaningful gains in reading, mathematics and school attitudes in a small "College Bound" program...

Original post made on May. 12, 2009
Last comment by palo alto mom, on May 14, 2009 at 8:38 am | 47 comments | 3709 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Larger classes top list of proposed school cuts

Boosting elementary school class size by one student and cutting discretionary funds for school principals are among $3.7...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2010
Last comment by Love the politicians, on Mar 16, 2010 at 11:11 am | 47 comments | 3134 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ohlone lottery

Ohlone lottery results became available. There were 7 applicants per each spot. We live a block away from school, but we...

Original post made by Midtown mom on Mar. 4, 2010
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Mar 6, 2012 at 5:25 pm | 47 comments | 6899 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Winter Break Homework - It's Baaack

In 2008, the PAUSD Board, responding to concerns about student stress, ok'ed a "no homework" policy for winter break in 2009/10...

Original post made by Gunn Parent on Sep. 3, 2010
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Sep 14, 2010 at 6:04 pm | 47 comments | 4707 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board majority may favor pre-break finals

A majority of Palo Alto Board of Education members suggested Tuesday they will support a proposed calendar that will end...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2010
Last comment by Paly Parent, on Nov 1, 2010 at 12:10 pm | 47 comments | 3984 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents who want to attend School Board Meeting to protest mega High Schools

This thread is to put forward ideas and to help organize all parents who are interested in attending School Board meeting...

Original post made by Parent on Feb. 15, 2011
Last comment by Me Too, on Feb 24, 2011 at 4:13 pm | 47 comments | 2627 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Departing teacher pleads: 'Keep the play in kindergarten'

After 27 years of teaching 5-year-olds, Ginny Russell is departing this month with a cri de coeur -- a cry of the heart....

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2012
Last comment by Carol Lowman, on Nov 29, 2012 at 1:51 pm | 47 comments | 11975 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Study sheds light on Buena Vista children

While Hispanic children in Silicon Valley tend to experience high drop-out rates and steep barriers to quality medical care,...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2014
Last comment by Greenacres, on Mar 25, 2014 at 9:18 pm | 47 comments | 7882 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford student challenges university's handling of sexual assault case

A 21-year-old Stanford University student is challenging the administration's handling of a sexual assault case she reported...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2014
Last comment by Those 183 Votes, on Jun 7, 2014 at 2:45 pm | 47 comments | 12125 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board moves forward on Paly gym project

The Palo Alto school board will convene for a special meeting Monday, July 13, to take action on two items relating to Palo...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 13, 2015 at 12:04 pm | 47 comments | 7168 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Federal ruling against school district likely

Legal findings against the Palo Alto school district look to be on the way in two sexual-harassment investigations at the...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2015
Last comment by Responsibility, on Dec 17, 2015 at 11:50 am | 47 comments | 7500 Views
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