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AROUND TOWN

Guest Opinion: Homeless man's dignity rose above malice of cafe patron

When I was a kid, poverty was as real as baseball, apple pie and the pledge of allegiance to the flag. In elementary school,...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by PaloAltoDoe, 4 minutes ago | 12 comments | 2135 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Changing course, superintendent recommends reporting both weighted, unweighted GPAs

Despite Palo Alto school district Superintendent Max McGee's personal reservations about the potential downsides of reporting...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2017
Last comment by Paly Parent, 4 hours ago | 3 comments | 707 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. 1905 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, 5 hours ago | 49 comments | 8282 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 Sanctimonious City, 5 hours ago | 15 comments | 1346 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Behind the psychological safety net

The mix of services that await students needing support for everything from stress about school or relationships to a diagnosable...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by musical, 10 hours ago | 10 comments | 3092 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 Chuck, 10 hours ago | 6 comments | 1031 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: off to the Capitol; ruff reception

Tidbits collected by the Weekly staff on people, events and other happenings. Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/news/2017/03/26/around-town-off-to-the-capitol-ruff...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2017
Last comment by resident, 13 hours ago | 5 comments | 973 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, 14 hours ago | 52 comments | 3458 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, 16 hours ago | 3 comments | 3302 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Talking trash

Phil Bobel, assistant director of public works for the City of Palo Alto, admits something that most people won't. He sometimes...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2017
Last comment by musical, 16 hours ago | 8 comments | 257 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, 16 hours ago | 12 comments | 6083 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 , 18 hours ago | 7 comments | 1571 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, 20 hours ago | 1 comment | 749 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Failure to communicate

The city's voicemail box for questions is full and unable to take additional messages. Emailed questions go unanswered. A...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by Frustrated, 22 hours ago | 8 comments | 1391 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, 22 hours ago | 2 comments | 1803 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 | 245 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 | 2206 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 | 1316 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 | 4789 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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