District homework policy roll-out stalls
When people talk about homework in Palo Alto, they often wonder: What, exactly, is the district's policy on homework? Read... Last comment 4 hours ago | 18 comments
Palo Alto looks to raise minimum wage
Citing the sky-high costs of living in Palo Alto, a group of City Council members is leading a push to adopt a local minimum-wage... Last comment 1 hour ago | 17 comments
Survey: We love our neighborhoods but are miffed by development
Palo Altans generally feel rosy about their hometown, but attitudes tend to sour when the conversation shifts to housing,... Last comment 20 hours ago | 35 comments
"Spring sunrise, Yosemite"
Submitted by Vidya Narasimhan on Dec 30, 2012
Palo Alto's priorities: land use, health and infrastructure
A new year brought a new cast and a new philosophy to the Palo Alto City Council, but the chronically pressing issues of land use and transportation will continue to draw the lion's share of attention at City Hall in 2015 under a strategy that the council adopted at a retreat Saturday. Infrastructure, promotion of health and completion of the city's Comprehensive Plan also made it to the council's list of priorities for the coming year. Saturday, 1:54 PM
Guest opinion: School needs more limits on courseload
As parents of two current students at Gunn, we feel it is time to speak out. Gunn High School is a pressure cooker that has created a toxic environment for our children. We feel strongly that PAUSD Administration and the Board should openly acknowledge the overly competitive culture at Gunn and take steps to change it to one that supports and nurtures our children. Saturday, 9:05 AM | 10 comments
Do Palo Alto's high schools give too much homework?
In an effort to change the culture around homework, and at the same time improve students' learning, more and more Gunn and Paly teachers have begun experimenting with innovative educational strategies that challenge traditional notions of homework. Friday, 7:41 AM | 56 comments
Guest opinion: Gunn community deserves support, not blame
Whether we like it or not, depression and other mental illnesses are all around us. This became increasingly apparent to me as I watched the majority of my closest friends admit to depression, suicidal thoughts, or self-harm. But before you jump to conclusions, I'd like to tell you one thing: It's not Gunn's fault.
Saturday, 9:04 AM | 1 comments
Sutter Health, Blue Shield come to agreement
Health care provider Sutter Health and Blue Shield of California have finalized a new two-year contract, according to an announcement today, Jan. 30, by Sutter Health. Friday, 12:34 PM | 1 comments
Social worker accused of child molestation faces more charges
A former San Mateo County Child Protective Services Agency social worker accused of molesting East Palo Alto girls to which he was assigned is facing 10 additional felonies for allegedly having sexual relations with a third minor, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office.
Friday, 7:47 PM
Caltrain fatality ID'd as Palo Alto man
The Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner's Office has identified the man struck and killed by Caltrain south of the Mountain View Caltrain station on Jan. 29 as Daniel Snyder, 28, of Palo Alto. Friday, 4:07 PM | 10 comments
Stanford swimmer denies alleged rape in police report
Stanford University student Brock Turner, who was charged this week with five sexual-assault charges for a Jan. 18 on-campus incident involving a woman unaffiliated with the university, acknowledges in a police report some sexual contact, but is denying the alleged rape. Friday, 9:20 AM | 7 comments