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PALO ALTO ISSUES

A garden of public delight

In the last decades of her life, Elizabeth Gamble could be spotted leaving buckets full of cut flowers from her bountiful...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2010
Last comment by candice, on Mar 11, 2010 at 5:48 pm | 1 comment | 2676 Views

SPORTS

NorCal survivors take their best shots in the second round

Four local high school basketball teams will take the floor on Thursday night in the second round of the CIF Northern California...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2010
Last comment by E.A. N, on Mar 11, 2010 at 5:32 pm | 1 comment | 2489 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto drops 'prevailing-wage' study

Palo Alto has scrapped its plan to study the impacts of union-level wages on capital projects after the City Council concluded...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2010
Last comment by Koa, on Mar 11, 2010 at 5:14 pm | 11 comments | 4269 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Business owners unsure about county health plan

Palo Alto business owners appear to be hesitant about joining a new county health care plan for uninsured workers, despite...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2010
Last comment by Jimmy, on Mar 11, 2010 at 4:57 pm | 12 comments | 2395 Views

HISTORIC PHOTOS

Herbert Hoover Graduation 1968 flyer

Here is Herbert Hoover Graduation 1968 flyer. It's very worn and not easily readable....

Original post made by Andrew L. Freedman on Mar. 11, 2010
Last comment by Andrew L. Freedman, on Mar 11, 2010 at 4:00 pm | 2 comments | 5871 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Koloto's friend testifies about deadly night

Donald Lee, a friend of a Otto Emil Koloto of Gilroy -- accused of killing 27-year-old Philip Lacy during a robbery in downtown...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2010
Last comment by yup, on Mar 11, 2010 at 2:21 pm | 5 comments | 2610 Views

HISTORIC PHOTOS

Herbert Hoover Graduation 1968 flyer

Here is the front cover to the Herbert Hoover Graduation 1968 flyer....

Original post made by Andrew L. Freedman on Mar. 11, 2010
There are no comments yet. 4901 Views

AROUND TOWN

Spaghetti Supper for 70 at Clara-Mateo Alliance Shelter needs your help

Spaghetti Supper for 70 at Clara-Mateo Alliance Shelter needs your help Mark your calendars, everyone! Put everything else...

Original post made by Michael on Mar. 11, 2010
There are no comments yet. 2025 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly team takes another first in a science contest

For the second time in a week, Palo Alto High School's science club has earned top honors in a regional competition. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2010
Last comment by bob keeler, on Mar 10, 2010 at 11:08 pm | 5 comments | 2671 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly students score in Bay Area Science Bowl

Five Palo Alto High School students will fly to Washington D.C. next month to compete in the national championships of the...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2010
Last comment by Kev, on Mar 10, 2010 at 10:00 pm | 5 comments | 2836 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

'Widow maker' tree limb nearly hits resident

A large tree limb from an aged eucalyptus tree nearly struck a Crescent Park resident and has sparked a debate about the...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2010
Last comment by Widow Maker Defined, on Mar 10, 2010 at 8:35 pm | 41 comments | 10798 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Google now has bicycle map option

As from today, google maps now have a bicycle route option. Having checked this for our school routes, I find that the routes...

Original post made by Occasional Cyclist on Mar. 10, 2010
Last comment by Lance, on Mar 10, 2010 at 5:14 pm | 1 comment | 2056 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

VTA bus-line service reduced in Palo Alto

Service on the much-fought-over Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) bus line 88 will be cut in half and the Jordan Middle...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2009
Last comment by Luis Figueroa, on Mar 10, 2010 at 4:11 pm | 13 comments | 4097 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

eucalyptus trees at Eleanor Pardy Park - danger to the playground area?

Just read that the Eleanor Pardy Park's Eucalyptus Trees are in danger of falling down or fallen branches are in danger of...

Original post made by crescent park resident on Mar. 9, 2010
Last comment by Lois, on Mar 10, 2010 at 11:53 am | 1 comment | 1934 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto tightens policy on Taser-use by police

Palo Alto police officers will no longer be allowed to fire Tasers unless the person they use it against poses an immediate...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2010
Last comment by Jake, on Mar 10, 2010 at 2:52 am | 12 comments | 4345 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto considers ban on 'last-minute proposals'

Palo Alto should ban last-minute submissions by developers and require city staff to release reports earlier, three City...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2010
Last comment by It's a good idea, on Mar 9, 2010 at 3:49 pm | 6 comments | 2077 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

vote for photo of Coyote Hill (palo alto) in SIGMA contest

Hi, Leo is a high school student at Gunn High. His photo of the beautiful Coyote Hill near Standford is entering the SIGMA...

Original post made by ajchen on Mar. 9, 2010
There are no comments yet. 2458 Views

AROUND TOWN

East Palo Alto seeks to revise its rent-control law

After suffering legal setbacks last year, East Palo Alto officials are once again looking to revamp the city's much disputed...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Mar 9, 2010 at 2:43 pm | 2 comments | 2300 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

A class where the light bulb goes on

What do you do with shop class in a community where all the children are above average? For local advocates of "vocational...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2010
Last comment by Gunn Class of '67, on Mar 9, 2010 at 1:57 pm | 6 comments | 6042 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Fire causes $400,000 damage to Menlo Park home

A one-alarm fire caused about $350,000 in structural damage and $50,000 in damage to contents of a single-story home in Menlo...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2010
Last comment by antonebraga, on Mar 9, 2010 at 1:47 pm | 1 comment | 2040 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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