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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Beloved Former Paly Principal Dresses Down School Board and Superintendent Over PR Hire

Buried in the "packet" for last night's school board meeting was a letter from Sandra Pearson, the former Principal of Paly....

Original post made by Silence Dogood on Apr. 10, 2013
Last comment by Wow, on Apr 17, 2013 at 7:42 am | 28 comments | 12406 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

RV evictions in East Palo Alto protested

About 50 protesters blocked a tow truck Wednesday morning that came to haul away RVs in East Palo Alto in which an estimated...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2017
Last comment by Patricia Finau Lopez, on Dec 6, 2017 at 1:16 pm | 86 comments | 12400 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Panel: Stepping off college admissions treadmill

New York Times columnist Frank Bruni, Harvard University educator Richard Weissbourd and Challenge Success founder Denise...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2016
Last comment by Options exist now, on Dec 8, 2016 at 9:03 am | 90 comments | 12396 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

From the source

Downstream of a small canyon dotted with skinny ponderosa pines and incense cedar trees, rushing water cascades over large...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Parkie, on Jul 26, 2015 at 11:04 am | 24 comments | 12395 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Students slam school leaders on zero period

A large group of impassioned Gunn High School students turned out to Tuesday's board meeting to deliver a fierce condemnation...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2015
Last comment by My Thoughts, on Apr 23, 2015 at 1:37 pm | 157 comments | 12391 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A champion for charter schools

Six years after rocking the Palo Alto education scene with a threat to petition for a charter school here, Grace Mah finds...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2013
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Mar 17, 2013 at 12:34 pm | 98 comments | 12389 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Mug shots and mental illness

How does one's beloved child become a mug shot in the local newspaper? This is our somewhat abbreviated story about the ravages...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2014
Last comment by Jean, on Oct 14, 2014 at 2:31 pm | 46 comments | 12381 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly teacher resigns following sexual-harassment case

A Palo Alto High School teacher has received $150,000 from the school district in exchange for his resignation following...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2015
Last comment by Ashamedof PaloAlto, on Nov 14, 2015 at 9:42 am | 24 comments | 12372 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The online college experience

A Berkeley-bound student who earned his associate's degree entirely online is among nearly 1,000 students who will graduate...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2014
Last comment by just depends, on Jun 30, 2014 at 3:13 pm | 23 comments | 12371 Views

AROUND TOWN

Anne Warner Cribbs receives Athena Award

It's one thing to be crowned an Olympic goddess once in your life, but twice? That's the story of Anne Warner Cribbs, who...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2013
Last comment by anony, on Nov 8, 2013 at 12:04 pm | 3 comments | 12361 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly Junior: The friends who saved my life

The following essay is by an anonymous junior at Palo Alto High School, written shortly after a Gunn High School senior died...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2015
Last comment by pono, on Feb 21, 2015 at 2:49 pm | 13 comments | 12350 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Harnessing the power of coding

Can coding change the course of a life? Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2015/01/02/harnessing-the-power-of-coding...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2015
Last comment by Warren Slocum, San Mateo County Supervisor, on Jan 7, 2015 at 12:05 pm | 6 comments | 12344 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Homes' square footage can be misrepresented

A home's square footage is a number easily misrepresented, especially when determining ever-ambiguous "liveable space." Measurements...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2014
Last comment by gymjim, on Jul 11, 2016 at 10:07 pm | 6 comments | 12339 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Big transformation underway for San Antonio area

Clearly, the recession is over in the local housing sector. New development could bring more than 1,300 new homes to the...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2013
Last comment by Anon., on Feb 13, 2013 at 1:46 pm | 32 comments | 12337 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Community Notebook: Father of Palo Alto teen who died by suicide to give talk on mental health

The father of a Gunn High School student who died by suicide in 2015 will be giving a public talk on Sunday, May 15, to raise...

Original post made on May. 10, 2016
Last comment by Unfortunate, on May 17, 2016 at 9:02 am | 54 comments | 12327 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

School district will report weighted GPA

After three hours of discussion and passionate pleas from more than 30 parents and high school students, the Palo Alto school...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2016
Last comment by Parent of 2, on Nov 5, 2016 at 2:25 pm | 112 comments | 12311 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Nonprofit aims to bring laundry, shower services to homeless

People who are homeless in Palo Alto and East Palo Alto could soon have free showers and laundry services through a new initiative...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2015
Last comment by Toby, on Jul 2, 2016 at 8:31 am | 8 comments | 12295 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Live now. Share deeply,' Gunn grad counsels

Shortly after learning of her early admission to Stanford University, a Gunn High School senior last December spiraled into...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2012
Last comment by Gunn Student, on Nov 16, 2012 at 7:52 pm | 34 comments | 12293 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ravenswood School District superintendent tackles growing housing crisis

Ravenswood School District's top official says the lack of affordable housing has led more than 1,000 of the district's students...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2017
Last comment by Neighbor from Menlo Park , on Jun 21, 2017 at 11:04 am | 9 comments | 12287 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto residents march against gentrification

In a show of solidarity and to build a greater coalition of families throughout East Palo Alto, residents marched to City...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2015
Last comment by Kazu, on May 31, 2015 at 4:56 pm | 90 comments | 12278 Views
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Burger chain Shake Shack to open in Palo Alto
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The Cost of Service
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Couples: When Wrong Admit It; When Right; Shut Up
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One-on-one time
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This time we're not lying. HONEST! No, really!
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