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County supervisors vote to expand school mental health programs for troubled kids

Santa Clara County's Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to find new ways to link children and teens with mental health...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2019
Last comment by Sarah1000, on Nov 4, 2019 at 3:00 pm | 2 comments | 2129 Views


No Halloween for Vargas Elementary

Ghouls, witches, zombies and sundry spooky frights won't be making an appearance at the new Jose Antonio Vargas Elementary...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2019
Last comment by mvrenter, on Nov 3, 2019 at 2:31 pm | 22 comments | 5471 Views


Mountain View school test scores rise, but some students fall behind

Most public schools across Mountain View saw modest gains in test scores this year, with some making huge strides in student...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2019
Last comment by What Stinks in the D.O., on Oct 27, 2019 at 5:42 pm | 7 comments | 3467 Views


Bullis Charter drops enrollment preference while blasting Los Altos district for divisiveness

Bullis Charter School will not give priority enrollment to students residing in wealthier areas, marking the latest development...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2019
Last comment by SRB, on Oct 23, 2019 at 6:52 pm | 33 comments | 4779 Views


At long last, Midpeninsula will have a mental health center where teens can walk in for help  

A yearslong effort to open a first-of-its-kind youth mental health center in Palo Alto reached a major milestone on Tuesday:...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2019
Last comment by Ellen Wheeler, on Oct 22, 2019 at 10:10 pm | 1 comment | 2158 Views


A 'chronic public health issue': Stanford officials troubled by campus sexual assault data

Nearly 40% of undergraduate women who have attended Stanford University for four years have experienced some form of nonconsensual...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2019
Last comment by Gary, on Oct 18, 2019 at 9:52 am | 9 comments | 1903 Views


Menlo Park woman sentenced to three weeks in prison for role in college admissions scam

A 50-year-old entrepreneur from Menlo Park who fraudulently claimed her son was black or Latino on college applications was...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2019
Last comment by CA Native, on Oct 17, 2019 at 5:27 pm | 2 comments | 1589 Views


Probation, community service and a $9,500 fine for Menlo Park parent sentenced in college admissions scam

Peter Jan Sartorio of Menlo Park, the first local parent to be sentenced in the nationwide college admissions scam, received...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2019
Last comment by Coincidence , on Oct 17, 2019 at 2:50 pm | 10 comments | 1994 Views


Falling short on fluency

Mountain View Whisman School District students learning English saw their language proficiency languish or even regress last...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2019
Last comment by @Loss of Instructional Time , on Oct 15, 2019 at 12:19 pm | 30 comments | 4530 Views


Bay Area helpline for mental health launches statewide

A Bay Area mental health call line is now available to all Californians thanks to millions of dollars in state funding that...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2019
Last comment by silly, on Oct 9, 2019 at 8:50 pm | 2 comments | 1763 Views


Los Altos School District hosts Saturday meeting for input on Bullis Charter School

The Los Altos School District is soliciting public input on how to use a future campus in Mountain View and long-term plans...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2019
Last comment by Enrollment, on Oct 6, 2019 at 2:01 pm | 10 comments | 2614 Views


Mountain View High School student dies by suicide, grief counseling available

Grief counseling and support services are available at Mountain View High School after a student died by suicide this week,...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2019
Last comment by Isabel , on Oct 3, 2019 at 10:30 pm | 3 comments | 27346 Views


Cupertino resident pleads guilty to molesting boys at Sanyu Learning Center in Mountain View

A volunteer accused of molesting two children at the Sanyu Learning Center in Mountain View in 2017 pleaded guilty earlier...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2019
Last comment by Gary, on Oct 1, 2019 at 5:37 am | 2 comments | 4676 Views


Mountain View Whisman School board balks at safe parking program for homeless students

Mountain View Whisman school board members rejected the idea of offering homeless students a safe parking program at one...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2019
Last comment by Christopher Chiang, on Sep 25, 2019 at 8:39 pm | 13 comments | 5119 Views


'Rape is not a punishment for getting drunk.' Chanel Miller speaks out during her first interview about being sexually assaulted by Brock Turner

Chanel Miller was at the center of one of the most high-profile sexual assault cases in recent years. Until now, the world...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2019
Last comment by A Fog, on Sep 23, 2019 at 3:07 pm | 1 comment | 2207 Views


Letters to the editor: Teacher lawsuit, climate change, Caltrain

A collection of recent letters to the editor about a lawsuit filed against Mountain View Whisman School District, climate...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2019
Last comment by Sean Murphy, on Sep 23, 2019 at 2:20 pm | 6 comments | 2479 Views


County sets hearings on Stanford general-use permit

Launching into the final phase of the review process for Stanford University’s application for a permit to add development...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2019
Last comment by Josh, on Sep 22, 2019 at 10:23 pm | 1 comment | 2018 Views


Local students walk out as part of worldwide Climate Strike

About 50 Los Altos High School students walked out of class and marched to Mountain View City Hall shortly before 10:30 a.m....

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2019
Last comment by deny climate change, on Sep 22, 2019 at 8:20 pm | 35 comments | 3199 Views


Teacher claims Mountain View Whisman district failed to prevent rape, assaults

A former Theuerkauf Elementary School teacher filed a civil suit last month against the Mountain View Whisman School District,...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2019
Last comment by Gaby, on Sep 20, 2019 at 8:19 pm | 30 comments | 10712 Views


Bill that would provide overnight parking for homeless community college students pushed to next legislative session

The author of legislation that would require California community colleges to open their parking lots overnight to homeless...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2019
Last comment by Gary, on Sep 4, 2019 at 3:09 pm | 2 comments | 2453 Views
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Short story writers wanted!

The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 27, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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