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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 member , on Mar 27, 2017 at 12:19 pm | 7 comments | 5923 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Planning Commission, public to discuss Stanford's major Menlo Park development

Stanford's revised plans to build 459,000 square feet of mixed-use development in Menlo Park will face a round of civic...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2017
Last comment by Online Name, on Mar 27, 2017 at 12:07 pm | 4 comments | 1609 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Senior unassisted living: home maintenance and the compost bin

My son has just threatened to write my unflattering obit--Death by Compost Bin--because such a disaster almost came true....

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2016
Last comment by Online Name, on Mar 27, 2017 at 11:56 am | 24 comments | 5502 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Community Notebook: School district hosts 'Immigrants and Allies' forum

A panel of speakers who work in education, law, psychology and other fields will speak about issues impacting local immigrant...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2017
Last comment by Boris, on Mar 27, 2017 at 10:59 am | 18 comments | 2563 Views

AROUND TOWN

Community Notebook: Feminist walk Sunday in Palo Alto

Local female leaders from an array of fields, from education and activism to public service, will speak at a rally on Sunday,...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2017
Last comment by the real donald trump, on Mar 27, 2017 at 10:55 am | 7 comments | 1133 Views

RESTAURANTS

Guest opinions: Arguments for and against weighted GPAs

As the school district resumes its discussion of the practice of reporting high school students' weighted grade-point averages...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1959 Views

AROUND TOWN

Neighbors challenge plan for three homes on North California Avenue

After securing approval from City Hall last year, a proposal to demolish three homes on North California Avenue and construct...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2017
Last comment by YIMBY, on Mar 27, 2017 at 2:12 am | 49 comments | 8340 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Safer streets - what's been done, what's possible

As traffic increases, dangers multiply. The question we really should be asking is: "How can the city help the community...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by Hurting, on Mar 26, 2017 at 4:49 pm | 52 comments | 3521 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Two-alarm fire reported at Moldaw Residences

Palo Alto firefighters responded to smoke pouring out of a janitor's closet at the Moldaw Residences on Charleston Road in...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2017
Last comment by Showboating, on Mar 26, 2017 at 3:10 pm | 3 comments | 4347 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto resident celebrates 100th birthday

Delivery-room doctors in Detroit didn't expect Sidney Simon to survive when he came into the world three months early on...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by Paul Fink, on Mar 26, 2017 at 3:03 pm | 12 comments | 6690 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Crime in Palo Alto takes a dip, but assaults, burglaries and arson rise in 2016

Palo Altans called police far fewer times in 2016 than in any of the past seven years -- 10 percent less often than in 2015...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by Anonymous , on Mar 26, 2017 at 1:07 pm | 7 comments | 1774 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pear Theatre presents 'A View from the Bridge'

Set in a Brooklyn tenement, "A View from the Bridge," Arthur Miller's 1955 drama, runs through April 2 at Mountain View's...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2017
Last comment by Claude Ezran, on Mar 26, 2017 at 11:01 am | 1 comment | 771 Views

AROUND TOWN

Not perfect? No problem

TACO's mission is to give people of all skill levels the chance to share a love of playing classical music in an enjoyable,...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2017
Last comment by Dave, on Mar 26, 2017 at 8:49 am | 2 comments | 1955 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

An open letter to Palo Alto City Counicl

CITY COUNCIL NEEDS TO ENFORCE THE CUP Below is text of 1/2 page ad that appeared in todays Palo Alto Weekly Current...

Original post made by Stan Shore on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Mar 25, 2017 at 5:47 pm | 8 comments | 256 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

FPPC closes case against Adrian Fine with a warning

Palo Alto City Councilman Adrian Fine will not face a penalty for failing to put his campaign's identification number on...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2017
Last comment by Just saying, on Mar 25, 2017 at 5:41 pm | 9 comments | 2257 Views

AROUND TOWN

Young man receives honor for his passion for trees

Since his childhood in East Palo Alto, Uriel Hernandez has noticed significant change in his neighborhood’s greenery --...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2017
Last comment by DENVERskiierchic, on Mar 25, 2017 at 5:40 pm | 2 comments | 2087 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board delays renaming vote

The Palo Alto school board decided Tuesday night to postpone a vote to rename two middle schools until Friday, given one...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2017
Last comment by Heart Broken Grandma to lovey & Sweet 16, on Mar 25, 2017 at 5:24 pm | 80 comments | 4834 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Eastside rolls over Rolling Hills to win state title

The Eastside Prep girls basketball team made its third consecutive trip to the Division V state finals Friday. But this one...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2017
Last comment by Rich Altmaier, on Mar 25, 2017 at 5:21 pm | 3 comments | 1105 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Contributions in council race spark outcry

A large and unexpected injection of cash into Palo Alto's City Council race in recent weeks has lifted the campaigns of two...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2016
Last comment by Fred Balin, on Mar 25, 2017 at 1:31 pm | 84 comments | 11850 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Huge political contributions spark outcry, suspicion

As September wound down, Palo Alto City Council candidate Lydia Kou's campaign had plenty of endorsements but not a lot of...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2016
Last comment by Fred Balin, on Mar 25, 2017 at 12:08 pm | 4 comments | 598 Views
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Short story writers wanted!

The 31st Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 13, 2017. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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