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PG&E mislabels high-risk pipe; angers East Palo Alto

An East Palo Alto City Council member scolded PG&E last week, saying the utility’s mistake in naming the wrong location of a potential at-risk pipeline in the city highlights a larger problem: lack of respect.

Council member Peter Evans wasn’t satisfied with a public apology by PG&E representative Jimmy Harris during the Sept. 27 City Council meeting.

“We’re seeing you now because you’ve failed any type of relationship with us,” Evans said. “You gave our community no respect, sir. No respect at all. And we don’t appreciate that.

Palo Alto schools debate new calendar

The Palo Alto school district’s proposed new academic calendar, designed to alleviate stress among high school students, has met varying levels of support and resistance from the community.

Superintendent Kevin Skelley would like to see Palo Alto students at all grade levels start classes a week earlier, on Aug. 16. First-semester finals would be shifted to December to prevent high school students from spending their winter break studying for exams.

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