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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Making amends

Faced with a strong backlash from residents across Palo Alto's political spectrum and angry colleagues who felt disrespected,...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by Recall, 1 hour ago | 3 comments | 64 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 Technical violation, 1 hour ago | 6 comments | 1151 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 Sense, 1 hour ago | 49 comments | 4745 Views

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 CrescentParkAnon., 3 hours ago | 59 comments | 5473 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Renew stormwater fee

The system for moving rainwater from our streets out to the bay only gets our attention when something goes wrong, streets...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2017
Last comment by Zayda, 5 hours ago | 30 comments | 2628 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford's proposed expansion raises anxieties over traffic

As Stanford University prepares for its next phase of campus expansion, officials are confronting a daunting question: How...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2017
Last comment by Palo Alto Resident, 6 hours ago | 47 comments | 8789 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 Randi, 8 hours ago | 9 comments | 3571 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 John Jacobs, 9 hours ago | 6 comments | 641 Views

AROUND TOWN

Two-alarm fire contained in Old Palo Alto

Palo Alto firefighters have contained a two-alarm fire found in the attic of an Old Palo Alto home on Sunday. Read the full...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2017
Last comment by Alex, 10 hours ago | 6 comments | 5216 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 former flautist, 11 hours ago | 1 comment | 660 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Oakland shooting victim was from East Palo Alto

A man who was fatally shot in East Oakland earlier this month has been identified by police as 26-year-old Rene Cabrera of...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2017
Last comment by Anonymous , 12 hours ago | 1 comment | 1326 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Community Notebook: Israeli arrested for bomb threats at Jewish Community Centers

The Oshman Family Jewish Community Center in Palo Alto responded today to the arrest of a 19-year-old Israeli teenager for...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2017
Last comment by resident, 12 hours ago | 3 comments | 1184 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 back foot, 13 hours ago | 16 comments | 3181 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 Plane Speaker, 13 hours ago | 16 comments | 2494 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

FPPC investigates allegation against Adrian Fine

An anonymous complaint against Palo Alto City Councilman Adrian Fine has triggered an investigation by the Fair Political...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2017
Last comment by 38 year resident, 14 hours ago | 21 comments | 1625 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Lavorato leaving Sacred Heart Prep for TKA football job

Pete Lavorato, who built Sacred Heart Prep into a high school football power, is leaving SHP to take the head coaching job...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2017
Last comment by Concerned Coach, 14 hours ago | 2 comments | 1784 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 resident, 17 hours ago | 18 comments | 8085 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 Take a deep breath., 17 hours ago | 45 comments | 3179 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 Curmudgeon, 19 hours ago | 8 comments | 1503 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 PAUSD Alum, 20 hours ago | 96 comments | 6302 Views
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Vina Enoteca to serve first 'Impossible burger' in Silicon Valley
By Elena Kadvany | 14 comments | 2,760 views

Coupon for Yourself and Your Partner
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 440 views

 

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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