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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto house 'completely destroyed' in morning blaze

An Eichler home in Palo Alto's Fairmeadow neighborhood has been "completely destroyed" in a morning blaze, according to fire...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2015
Last comment by Gary Martin, on Dec 13, 2015 at 12:16 am | 45 comments | 12505 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Extreme Airplane Noise

The level of airplane noise was truly excessive tonight. In the hour from 10-11pm, I counted more than 20 extremely loud...

Original post made by Resident on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by NotAYuppy, on Jun 30, 2016 at 2:24 am | 45 comments | 1773 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council strikes down Lytton Avenue project

A downtown resident scored a victory Monday night in his battle against a three-story development planned on his block when...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2016
Last comment by musical, on Aug 18, 2016 at 12:45 am | 45 comments | 10811 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto changes course on housing fees

In an unusual move that reflected Palo Alto's shifting political dynamics, the City Council reversed on Monday night its...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2017
Last comment by Gale Johnson, on Apr 1, 2017 at 2:42 pm | 45 comments | 5201 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mandarin Immersion feasibility study with recommendations is out!!

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Original post made by Grace Mah on Jan. 5, 2007
Last comment by bob, on Mar 24, 2008 at 12:32 pm | 45 comments | 17151 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Are Choice Schools Creating Ethnic Segration? Shouldn't We Care?

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Original post made by Fred on Mar. 25, 2007
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Apr 1, 2007 at 2:35 pm | 45 comments | 6748 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board: Fight 'devastating' state $$ cuts

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Original post made on Feb. 13, 2008
Last comment by Caught sleeping, on Nov 28, 2008 at 1:48 pm | 45 comments | 4868 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Environmental lessons cap Earth Month

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Original post made on Apr. 23, 2008
Last comment by k corbett, on Aug 4, 2008 at 11:24 am | 45 comments | 4311 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Is the Mac'sSmoke Shop Ad on this site legal and ethical ?

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Original post made by julie on Jun. 19, 2008
Last comment by sam, on Jul 2, 2008 at 3:30 pm | 45 comments | 3211 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Families hoping to join Palo Alto district hit setback

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Original post made on Oct. 21, 2008
Last comment by anonymous, on Oct 25, 2008 at 11:42 am | 45 comments | 4457 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Recommendations for struggling Gunn student?

We have a student struggling at Gunn and don't know what our options are for getting more support. The key stress is keeping...

Original post made by Worried Gunn parent on Feb. 7, 2009
Last comment by anonymous, on Feb 15, 2009 at 2:30 pm | 45 comments | 4543 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How has the school commute been this new school year?

There have been many factors this year which could potentially change the smooth commute. These included, altered bell...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Aug. 25, 2010
Last comment by Paly Parent, on Sep 30, 2010 at 11:42 am | 45 comments | 3283 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teens knock off 'living skills' requisite in summer term

A scramble to fulfill the "living skills" requirement for high school graduation prompted nearly 500 students to enroll in...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2013
Last comment by palo alto parent, on Jul 31, 2013 at 11:00 am | 45 comments | 23611 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Dispute delays opening of two Paly buildings

A dispute with a contractor has delayed this fall's opening of two major new buildings at Palo Alto High School -- a two-story...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2013
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Aug 8, 2013 at 7:52 am | 45 comments | 7399 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A 'hidden population' in Palo Alto schools

The details were hazy but the urgency was clear: A family with three Palo Alto schoolchildren was living in their car, with...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2013
Last comment by BPMe, on Nov 15, 2013 at 6:38 am | 45 comments | 58339 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Counseling, scaled-back summer school on board agenda

Updates on this year's summer school as well as on counseling programs in Palo Alto's middle schools and high schools will...

Original post made on May. 6, 2014
Last comment by Fred, on May 12, 2014 at 1:47 pm | 45 comments | 4157 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto committee analyzes school enrollment data to identify issues, solutions

The school district's new enrollment management committee took a deep data dive on Monday night in order to better guide...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2015
Last comment by OPar, on Aug 18, 2015 at 10:23 pm | 45 comments | 6432 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Undisclosed new-school proposal sparks dissent

On Tuesday, Nov. 10, early in a presentation of the Palo Alto school district's Enrollment Management Advisory Committee...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2015
Last comment by Tempest in a Teapot, on Dec 9, 2015 at 5:43 am | 45 comments | 10551 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Should high schools report weighted grades?

Among the many differences, large and small, between Palo Alto and Gunn high schools is a discrepancy between how school...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2016
Last comment by David Shaw, on Nov 12, 2016 at 11:43 am | 45 comments | 7802 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Grass fire breaks out at Stanford Dish

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Original post made on Jun. 25, 2007
Last comment by Jake, on Jul 3, 2007 at 9:12 am | 45 comments | 8234 Views
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