The fair and modern way to name a school.

One of the bummers about being incredibly fair-minded (and movie-star handsome) is that invariably I see the merit in both sides of an argument. Thus I find myself sympathizing, even empathizing, with both sides of the Great Palo Alto School Renaming Debate, and feel impelled to offer my own modest solution.

Study says low-income families leaving the area. It may imply more.

An enrollment growth forecast done for a local high school district reports that “the Peninsula’s high cost of living is driving low-income families away from elementary school districts” in some of the mid-Peninsula’s most affordable cities or neighborhoods: Redwood City, East Palo Alto and the Belle Haven area of Menlo Park. But what it doesn’t say may be just as significant.