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SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Kindergarten readiness' course wins applause

A plan to offer low-income children in the Palo Alto school district a "crash course in kindergarten readiness" won applause...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2009
Last comment by cblasey, on Nov 11, 2009 at 12:23 pm | 8 comments | 3187 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Health Care bill

Why has the Weekly cut off on-line discussion re: the House health care bill to everyone but "registered users" - and after...

Original post made by Mary Carlstead on Nov. 9, 2009
Last comment by Perspective, on Nov 11, 2009 at 11:42 am | 6 comments | 1977 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

The rotten apples living in Menlo Park, Palo Alto and Atherton

Please view: Diridon's Rotten Apples comment from the Nov 5th board meeting on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRecXlwFXWA Not...

Original post made by Morris Brown on Nov. 10, 2009
Last comment by Paul, on Nov 11, 2009 at 9:33 am | 4 comments | 1903 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Kicking for a spot on the team

Girls varsity soccer tryouts are held on the brand new field along the El Camino Real frontage of Palo Alto High School....

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2009
Last comment by Field, on Nov 10, 2009 at 9:03 pm | 2 comments | 2175 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Police tie incident at BBC with 7-11 robbery

Menlo Park police arrested thee men on Thursday, Nov. 5, in connection with a bottle-throwing incident at the British Bankers...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2009
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Nov 10, 2009 at 5:55 pm | 6 comments | 2238 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

lighting at the E. Meadow crossing

I stood vigil at the E. Meadow caltrain crossing this evening, part of a community effort to deter suicides. There is some...

Original post made by Jonathan on Nov. 8, 2009
Last comment by Observer, on Nov 10, 2009 at 2:54 pm | 6 comments | 2048 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Foul play ruled out in swimming pool death

Investigators do not believe there was any criminal activity involved in the death of a 21-year-old man whose partially decomposed...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2009
Last comment by Coincidence?, on Nov 10, 2009 at 12:53 pm | 1 comment | 2300 Views

AROUND TOWN

Four more arrested in 'Taliban' sweep

Four more men have been arrested in the continuing FBI and police action against the East Palo Alto-based "Taliban" gang,...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2009
Last comment by An old friend of the leader, on Nov 10, 2009 at 10:44 am | 14 comments | 2460 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Forum on teen substance abuse set for Nov. 12

A community forum on teenage substance abuse is set for Thursday, Nov. 12, at Palo Alto High School. Read the full story...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2009
Last comment by Chris Gaither, on Nov 10, 2009 at 10:27 am | 2 comments | 2112 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Two events focus on high-speed-rail outreach

Peninsula residents concerned about California's proposed high-speed-rail system will have two opportunities this week to...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2009
Last comment by enough, on Nov 10, 2009 at 7:59 am | 14 comments | 2429 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Eden Housing project draws opposition

A proposal to build a four-story apartment complex for low-income families at the site of the former Ole's auto-repair shop...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2009
Last comment by About Tree House, on Nov 9, 2009 at 11:11 pm | 23 comments | 1885 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Crash course in kindergarten readiness' applauded

A plan to offer low-income children in the Palo Alto school district a "crash course in kindergarten readiness" won applause...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2009
Last comment by cblasey, on Nov 9, 2009 at 5:52 pm | 7 comments | 2245 Views

SPORTS

O'Hara gives Stanford a perfect finish

Senior Kelley O'Hara provided a perfect finish to a perfect regular-season, scoring three goals as the Stanford women's soccer...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2009
Last comment by a Midtowner Stanford women's soccer fan, on Nov 9, 2009 at 5:05 pm | 3 comments | 3060 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Some all-year 'summer' classes being planned

Some Palo Alto students may be attending full-year classes next summer. The school board later this month will consider extending...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2009
Last comment by Former Gunn Parent, on Nov 9, 2009 at 3:20 pm | 36 comments | 3408 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Path to Purpose' talk coming to Gunn Nov. 17

"The Path to Purpose: Helping Our Children Find Their Calling in Life" is the topic of a Nov. 17 presentation by William...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2009
Last comment by Randy, on Nov 9, 2009 at 1:16 pm | 1 comment | 2145 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Eden Housing project draws opposition

A proposal to build a four-story apartment complex for low-income families at the site of the former Ole's auto-repair shop...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2009
Last comment by Paul, on Nov 9, 2009 at 10:12 am | 2 comments | 1836 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto Prep

Christal Carter Read the full story here http://www.PaloAltoOnline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=1680 posted Friday, June...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2009
There are no comments yet. 2699 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Leon Leong

Leon Leong says the City Council needs more diversity. By that he means fresh voices talking about issues that are currently...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2009
Last comment by Sharon, on Nov 8, 2009 at 8:37 pm | 4 comments | 2847 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Scharff leads the pack in campaign cash

Greg Scharff, a local attorney making his first bid for Palo Alto City Council, is now leading the 14-candidate field in...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2009
Last comment by Ryan Vertelny, on Nov 8, 2009 at 7:35 pm | 30 comments | 2603 Views

AROUND TOWN

Child poverty on the rise, local foundation says

In a sign of how the recession has affected California's children, statewide enrollment in the Free or Reduced Price School...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2009
Last comment by Cynthia Davis, on Nov 8, 2009 at 7:16 pm | 17 comments | 2408 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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