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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: A reckless majority

The five members who make up the new, more development-friendly majority on the Palo Alto City Council blatantly stuck it...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2017
Last comment by Blackbeard, on Feb 11, 2017 at 10:52 pm | 52 comments | 4397 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto seeks to toss mobile-home park lawsuit

Attorneys for the City of Palo Alto and the Jisser family squared off in federal court on Thursday over whether the closure...

Original post made on May. 27, 2016
Last comment by rico, on Feb 11, 2017 at 2:27 pm | 18 comments | 5392 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

In 'State of the City,' Scharff calls for unity, civility, housing

Faced with community anxieties over growth and flagging confidence in local government, Palo Alto Mayor Greg Scharff used...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2017
Last comment by @ Blackbeard, on Feb 11, 2017 at 6:08 am | 69 comments | 5710 Views

BOOKS

Stanford football team feels Love is in the air for USC

David Shaw said he's confident that speedy sophomore running back Bryce Love will see action when No. 7 Stanford takes on...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2017
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AROUND TOWN

SHP grad Koloamatangi to play in college football all-star game

Sacred Heart Prep grad and East Palo Alto resident Leo Koloamatangi, a senior offensive lineman for the University of Hawai'i,...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2017
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AROUND TOWN

M-A's first hit of the game was the go-ahead home run

==BI District 52 Little League == Matt MacLeod hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the fifth inning, Menlo-Atherton's...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2017
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AROUND TOWN

Gunn girls lose late lead, then lose game to the Lancers

==BI Prep basketball == Senior Archer Olson scored 14 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, Tiazha Jackson added 14 points and...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2017
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AROUND TOWN

Menlo's passing game beginning to click on football field

Contrary to its traditional emphasis on the pass, the Menlo School football won its first two games of the season with an...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2017
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AROUND TOWN

Stanford's Big Game victory over Cal belongs to McCaffrey

The Big Game shootout many expected materialized in the form of Stanford's Christian McCaffrey, who led the Cardinal to a...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2017
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AROUND TOWN

From down under to on top, Stanford's Smith got game

Alanna Smith nearly sat out Stanford's game against Oregon on Friday night because of a sprained ankle. She decided to test...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2017
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AROUND TOWN

A tea room of one's own

Large windows framed with heavy, rosy curtains on the corner of Main and Stambaugh streets in downtown Redwood City provide...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2017
Last comment by Brit, on Feb 10, 2017 at 8:15 pm | 1 comment | 193 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

2017 State of the City address

Good evening, everyone. I’m Greg Scharff and I have the privilege of again serving as Mayor of Palo Alto this year. I want...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 10, 2017 at 7:37 pm | 6 comments | 792 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

After homeowner's call, alleged burglar shot by Taser

A Palo Alto man who allegedly broke into a woman's home was arrested as he exited the residence carrying her goods on Thursday,...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2017
Last comment by Midlander, on Feb 10, 2017 at 3:58 pm | 1 comment | 2245 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Huge Palo Alto day care center closes

Three hundred low-cost child-care slots in Palo Alto disappeared last week when the owners of the 37-year-old Peninsula Day...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2011
Last comment by Janelle, on Feb 10, 2017 at 2:36 pm | 12 comments | 3210 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Avenidas unveils Lifetime of Achievement honorees

The honorees of the Avenidas Lifetime of Achievement Award have accomplished a wide and inspiring range of initiatives. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2017
Last comment by Cathy Tokic, on Feb 10, 2017 at 12:48 pm | 3 comments | 5006 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Finally on safe ground

The four-year journey of Qismat Amin to reach U.S. soil finally ended on the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 8 after Department...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2017
Last comment by DES, on Feb 10, 2017 at 9:33 am | 17 comments | 2749 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Divisive downtown project wins approval

It took three years, 14 public hearings, four different architects and a threatened lawsuit for Elizabeth Wong to win an...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2017
Last comment by Eric, on Feb 9, 2017 at 7:59 pm | 66 comments | 8056 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Former Paly coach Clem Wiser was a winner in every sense

Clem Wiser will be best remembered as a champion of education, a championship coach, a championship facilitator and a championship...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2017
Last comment by Jack Dickinson , on Feb 9, 2017 at 4:59 pm | 9 comments | 2677 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Facebook donates $20M for East Palo Alto affordable housing

Facebook announced on Friday that it is committing $20 million to help create badly needed affordable housing in East Palo...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2016
Last comment by Susan, on Feb 9, 2017 at 3:22 pm | 9 comments | 6797 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Nonprofit to host youth suicide prevention forum Thursday

In anticipation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's release of its final report on youth suicide in Santa...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2017
Last comment by Parent, on Feb 9, 2017 at 1:56 pm | 6 comments | 2372 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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