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PALO ALTO ISSUES

2017 School Calendar time to nix Columbus day. No Start Early

yes the title says everything. I am not against anybody or anything. I am just in favor of eliminating Columbus day holiday,...

Original post made by School Calendar on Feb. 25, 2017
Last comment by Peers Parent, 14 minutes ago | 1 comment | 34 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Committee members slam council for paring down Comprehensive Plan

The City Council's abrupt decision to remove all program from the city's guiding land-use document has left members of the...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2017
Last comment by CeCi Kettendorf, 27 minutes ago | 45 comments | 3775 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Another view of the Comp Plan process

We need to take a careful look at how and why the Comp Plan process spiraled out of control so that we don't repeat the errors...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by Mark, 29 minutes ago | 22 comments | 1574 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Changes to 'megahouse' plan don't mollify neighbors

Proposed last July as an 11-bedroom, 14-bath home, plans for 1710 Newell Road in Palo Alto continue to upset neighbors —...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by No parking, 34 minutes ago | 19 comments | 2608 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Rescind, replace and approve

The Palo Alto Board of Education will make two important decisions next Tuesday night, and both will say a lot about what...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by name withheld, 45 minutes ago | 3 comments | 1232 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board majority paves new path forward with Office for Civil Rights

Representing a marked change in stance from the 2014 Palo Alto school board, this year’s board appears determined to work...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2017
Last comment by name withheld, 55 minutes ago | 32 comments | 3487 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Nature offers boost to storm drain fee increase campaign

Palo Alto officials could hardly have chosen a better week to start mailing out ballots for their campaign to raise fees...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2017
Last comment by resident, 1 hour ago | 36 comments | 6618 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Businesses slam downtown parking proposal

As Palo Alto prepares to adopt new parking restrictions on downtown's residential streets, a growing crowd of dentists, merchants,...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2017
Last comment by Midtown, 11 hours ago | 37 comments | 6922 Views

AROUND TOWN

Rumors of immigration raids reach 'boiling point'

While leading the charge against the new administration's immigration policies, the Bay Area's immigrant advocates are finding...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2017
Last comment by super chicana, 12 hours ago | 12 comments | 2996 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

High-tech satellites have Palo Alto soul

At more than 2,200 employees -- 40 percent of whom have been there more than 10 years -- Space Systems/Loral is one of Palo...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2017
Last comment by resident, 12 hours ago | 6 comments | 6274 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

County prepares for major housing boom

Santa Clara County is moving quickly on a strategy to build thousands of new homes for the county's low-income and homeless...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2017
Last comment by musical, 15 hours ago | 43 comments | 6189 Views

AROUND TOWN

At long last, Menlo Park's BBC holds 'soft,' stealth opening

On the morning of Dec. 23, a passerby peeped through the window of the British Bankers Club, then entered the building. A...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2016
Last comment by RIP BBC, 17 hours ago | 6 comments | 12441 Views

AROUND TOWN

Community Notebook: Forum on voting rights, and threats, this Saturday

A Palo-Alto based nonpartisan group will kickoff a series of lectures on Saturday, Feb. 25, around what it calls "threats...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, 18 hours ago | 4 comments | 1595 Views

RESTAURANTS

Fantastic Fijian

It's an overstatement to call Curry Wrapper's Delight a restaurant. It's barely a storefront, with a single counter and zero...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by Angela, 18 hours ago | 1 comment | 228 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto man arrested after attack at Mountain View auto parts store

A Palo Alto man was arrested Sunday afternoon after a dust-up at an O'Reilly Auto Parts in Mountain View, where he allegedly...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2017
Last comment by Cowlick, 19 hours ago | 7 comments | 2034 Views

AROUND TOWN

Not too square to dance

As Kurt Gollhardt spins his dance partner across the floor during a recent "Tie-dye Friday" square dance party at St. Andrews...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Parker, 19 hours ago | 1 comment | 1966 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Storm-damaged Arastradero Road won't be fixed until summer

A section of Arastradero Road in Palo Alto where the asphalt is crumbling and falling into Los Trancos Creek has nearby residents...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2017
Last comment by Follow Speed Laws, 20 hours ago | 24 comments | 10473 Views

SPORTS

M-A freshman comes up big in CCS soccer victory over Paly

Goalkeeper Charlie McKay's varsity high school career is five games old and he played like a four-year veteran in helping...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2017
Last comment by Jack West, 20 hours ago | 2 comments | 963 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School child care provider pleads for financial help

Facing a financial crossroads, the Palo Alto nonprofit that provides subsidized after-school and child care services to more...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by PACC Supporter, 20 hours ago | 7 comments | 2578 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council offers a lift to traffic-fighting nonprofit

Even though the City Council spent more than $500,000 to create the Palo Alto Transportation Management Association three...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by Res, 22 hours ago | 1 comment | 805 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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