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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Electric rates set to surge in Palo Alto

Despite a wet winter that recharged Palo Alto's hydroelectric supplies, the city's electric customers could be in for a shock...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2017
Last comment by GrandmaKK, 3 minutes ago | 44 comments | 4333 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City moves toward compromise on growth vision

Responding to an uproar of criticism from residents and community volunteers, members of the Palo Alto City Council swiftly...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2017
Last comment by Allen Akin, 13 minutes ago | 46 comments | 4182 Views

AROUND TOWN

East Palo Alto changes first-source hiring rule to accommodate Amazon

East Palo Alto’s long-standing first-source jobs rule of hiring up to 30 percent of local residents at new businesses has...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2017
Last comment by member, 26 minutes ago | 12 comments | 2147 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Editorial: A necessary investigation

State and federal campaign laws have long been rooted in the principle that the transparency of campaign contributions is...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by Bogus claims once again, 1 hour ago | 34 comments | 2623 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Recall election of Brock Turner judge postponed

The group working to unseat Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky for alleged judicial bias has decided to delay placing...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2017
Last comment by million dollar baby, 1 hour ago | 11 comments | 2623 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Renaming schools

Over the past year a highly motivated group of Palo Alto parents has waged a campaign to rename Jordan and Terman middle...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2017
Last comment by Anonymous, 2 hours ago | 95 comments | 6235 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 Rick, 4 hours ago | 39 comments | 2982 Views

BOOKS

Even more gold for Stanford Olympians Manuel, Ledecky

Stanford's Simone Manuel and Katie Ledecky each earned prestigious hardware at the 2016 USA Swimming Golden Goggle Awards...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2017
There are no comments yet. 919 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police: Alleged Crescent Park burglars caught after traffic stop

A routine traffic stop in Gilroy resulted in an arrest of two people for allegedly burglarizing a home in Crescent Park earlier...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2017
Last comment by musical, 8 hours ago | 15 comments | 2274 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Community Notebook: 'Understanding Islam' speaker series starts in April

Santa Clara County Joe Simitian is looking to increase the public's knowledge of Islam and Muslims through a speaker series...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2017
Last comment by Sanctimonious City, 9 hours ago | 7 comments | 943 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

One woman's will to survive

Janet Steele was driving from her College Terrace neighborhood home to work on March 13, 2006, when a terrible accident changed...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2017
Last comment by Lulu , 10 hours ago | 4 comments | 1514 Views

AROUND TOWN

Committee majority recommends renaming three Palo Alto school sites

What started as one father's [http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2015/12/07/palo-alto-school-board-to-discuss-petition-to-rename-jordan-middle-school...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2017
Last comment by American, 13 hours ago | 134 comments | 12281 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Connections at JLS vs Private School

My child has been accepted by both the Connections program at JLS and a highly privileged private school H in San Jose. As...

Original post made by Caring Parent on Mar. 20, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, 13 hours ago | 4 comments | 499 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Four 'Operation Sunny Day' defendants from East Palo Alto strike plea deals

The first murder case that went to trial as a result of an 18-month investigation into a string of crimes involving East...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2017
Last comment by EPAMom, 15 hours ago | 3 comments | 1922 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

State to probe Kniss' campaign for possible violations

Prompted by a citizen complaint, the California Fair Political Practices Commission has launched an investigation into the...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, 16 hours ago | 64 comments | 5006 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Three teens busted for Palo Alto burglary

Palo Alto police have arrested three teenagers who they said sneaked into an unoccupied home in the Greer Park North neighborhood...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2017
Last comment by SUMidtown, 16 hours ago | 26 comments | 4979 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Larry's AutoWorks closes down for good

Popular car repair shop Larry's AutoWorks closed down Friday and there are no plans for it to reopen. Owner Larry Moore told...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2017
Last comment by Palo Altan, 18 hours ago | 7 comments | 3000 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community Notebook: Youth Speaks Out art exhibit opens Friday

Local nonprofit Youth Speaks Out's annual art exhibit will return this week, with a grand opening showcasing written, visual...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2017
Last comment by John Jacobs, 22 hours ago | 1 comment | 983 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police search for hit-and-run suspects after downtown collision

Palo Alto police are scouring downtown streets this afternoon in search of at least two suspects who they say were in a vehicle...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by Big Steve, on Mar 21, 2017 at 10:37 pm | 37 comments | 9934 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto teacher pleads no contest to sexual battery of student

A former Palo Alto High School science teacher arrested last summer for committing sex crimes against a minor on campus has...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2017
Last comment by Adult with perspective, on Mar 21, 2017 at 4:58 pm | 11 comments | 5278 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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