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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Armed men invade, rob Menlo Park home

Two men armed with semiautomatic handguns confronted a resident outside his home in the 700 block of Pierce Road at around...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2009
Last comment by Cynthia Davis, on Nov 20, 2009 at 10:33 pm | 5 comments | 2101 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Immersed in Mandarin

The world's most widely spoken language, Mandarin Chinese, increasingly is being spoken by the children of Palo Alto. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2009
Last comment by Engineer, on Nov 20, 2009 at 5:01 pm | 72 comments | 7190 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Double Secret Elementary School Information!!

I went to the prospective parent information session at Ohlone the other night. I wanted to learn more about the school...

Original post made by Alana on Nov. 19, 2009
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Nov 20, 2009 at 2:39 pm | 7 comments | 2404 Views

SPORTS

Pedersen leads the way in home opening victory

Kayla Pedersen scored 22 points and had nine rebounds in helping the Stanford women's basketball to a 99-50 victory over...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2009
Last comment by Fanatic, on Nov 20, 2009 at 11:32 am | 1 comment | 2381 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Expert: Officer May shot in the head first

A gunshot-trajectory expert attempted to demolish assertions on Tuesday morning that Alberto Alvarez, 26, murdered East Palo...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2009
Last comment by Anon., on Nov 20, 2009 at 2:10 am | 3 comments | 2518 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police: Sexual assault victim 'very uncooperative'

The victim of a Nov. 12 sexual assault by two men near the footbridge to Palo Alto at the southern end of Alma Street in...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2009
Last comment by Anon., on Nov 20, 2009 at 1:47 am | 11 comments | 2605 Views

AROUND TOWN

interactive bike route map for Mountain View

The city of Mountain View has put together and cool new interactive bike route map for their city. It shows useful bike...

Original post made by Sarah on Nov. 19, 2009
Last comment by Anon., on Nov 20, 2009 at 1:43 am | 1 comment | 2193 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Yard waste disposal

My neighbors in my condo complex have some yard waste to dispose of, but we don't have one of those special yard waste bins....

Original post made by Dave on Nov. 19, 2009
Last comment by Anon., on Nov 20, 2009 at 1:37 am | 2 comments | 2024 Views

SPORTS

Stanford's bowl game possibilities looking good

Good afternoon and welcome to the college football show we like to call "What Happens If." It's really rather simple. We...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2009
Last comment by beat Cal!, on Nov 19, 2009 at 5:48 pm | 1 comment | 2703 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Huge Number of Retirements This Week

The city is loosing a huge number of employees this week. This coinsides with the imposed contract that the city manager...

Original post made by Bill on Nov. 16, 2009
Last comment by Fireman, on Nov 19, 2009 at 4:24 pm | 12 comments | 1999 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Cyclist's mother calls his death 'murder'

Mary Ann Parker told her son, John E. Peckham, to "Be careful" when he left on a training ride Friday that ended in a fatal...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2009
Last comment by Sarah, on Nov 19, 2009 at 2:24 pm | 1 comment | 2093 Views

AROUND TOWN

What's happening -- enter Chipotle

A new Chipotle restaurant, with additional commercial space to be rented out to T-Mobile, will open in Palo Alto Nov. 20....

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2009
Last comment by To Sarah, on Nov 19, 2009 at 2:15 pm | 14 comments | 3180 Views

SPORTS

A run at a Paly track record comes up just short

One of the oldest records in Palo Alto High track and field history belongs to Jon Enscoe, who set the mile record in 1966...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2009
Last comment by Jon Enscoe, on Nov 19, 2009 at 12:55 pm | 1 comment | 2508 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly, Gunn to host panel on teen mental health

A panel of physicians and mental health professionals will discuss teen mental health and wellness at Palo Alto High School...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2009
Last comment by JoAnn, on Nov 19, 2009 at 12:12 pm | 6 comments | 2161 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City skeptical about Children's Hospital's new design

A revised plan to expand the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital ran into a skeptical group of Palo Alto Architectural Review...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2009
Last comment by Adrrveey, on Nov 19, 2009 at 11:33 am | 7 comments | 2250 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Edgewood meeting mends fences

Neighbors of Edgewood Plaza, the historic yet dilapidated Joseph Eichler shopping center along Embarcadero Road in Palo Alto,...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2009
Last comment by Alma, on Nov 19, 2009 at 11:14 am | 10 comments | 2796 Views

SPORTS

Paly, Bells renew long-dormant football rivalry

When asked about his team's opponent for the opening round of the Central Coast Section football playoffs, Palo Alto coach...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2009
Last comment by WatchOut, on Nov 19, 2009 at 10:45 am | 3 comments | 2273 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Kids and Palo Alto: Some Ideas

This is a follow-up to the thread "Kids and Palo Alto: What Can We Do?" On that thread, there was a long discussion...

Original post made by Can We Talk? on Nov. 18, 2009
Last comment by PA Parent, on Nov 19, 2009 at 9:56 am | 2 comments | 1909 Views

SPORTS

A few goals left for Paly girls' volleyball team

After 32 straight victories this season, it would seem that the Palo Alto girls'volleyball team has accomplished just about...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2009
Last comment by Paly student, on Nov 19, 2009 at 9:04 am | 4 comments | 2453 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Anti-death penalty meeting scheduled for tonight

A meeting to promote ending the death penalty in Santa Clara County will be held tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. at Congregation...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Nov 19, 2009 at 4:49 am | 7 comments | 2016 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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