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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Big payout for disabled-parking violations

Scofflaws who park illegally in disabled-parking spots have become one of the biggest moneymakers for the City of Palo Alto,...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2009
Last comment by Johnny, on Oct 14, 2009 at 10:40 am | 21 comments | 3182 Views

AROUND TOWN

No Spooky Lake This Year?

Has Spooky Lake at Foothills park been canceled for this year? I can't seem to find it in the PA Enjoy catalog, or on the...

Original post made by Nut Head on Oct. 13, 2009
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 14, 2009 at 7:56 am | 4 comments | 1673 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hazardous power lines

Folks, I read with great sadness about the couple and son who were electrocuted on Palm Beach when their Ham radio antenna...

Original post made by Ashok Srinivasan on Oct. 13, 2009
Last comment by Electrified !!, on Oct 14, 2009 at 4:35 am | 3 comments | 1711 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford study: Early flu shots save lives, money

Starting a vaccination campaign a few weeks earlier could save nearly 600 lives and more than $150 million in a city the...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2009
Last comment by Ed, on Oct 13, 2009 at 10:25 pm | 1 comment | 1757 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto fourth in state among K-12 districts

Palo Alto ranks fourth statewide among K-12 school districts, as measured by the state Academic Performance Index. But "much...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2009
Last comment by Mary, on Oct 13, 2009 at 9:48 pm | 12 comments | 3117 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Are you ready?

Are you ready to have a law that prohibits any legal consideration of gender? I am all for equal opportunity, equal pay for...

Original post made by Walter_E_Wallis on Oct. 12, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Oct 13, 2009 at 7:29 pm | 12 comments | 2340 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Tim Gray

Tim Gray wants to be the "finance guy" on the Palo Alto City Council. Read the full story here http://www.PaloAltoOnline.com/news/show_story.php?id=14100...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2009
Last comment by Marilyn Thomas, on Oct 13, 2009 at 7:07 pm | 2 comments | 3019 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Woman multilates herself on train tracks

According to a Caltrain radio stream, a woman has mutilated herself along the tracks near the downtown station. An ambulance...

Original post made by JM on Oct. 10, 2009
Last comment by what I read, on Oct 13, 2009 at 2:12 pm | 6 comments | 1902 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto probes Public Works over tree cutting

Palo Alto officials have launched an internal investigation into the Public Works Department to establish who was responsible...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2009
Last comment by Facts, on Oct 13, 2009 at 2:00 pm | 79 comments | 3871 Views

AROUND TOWN

Keeping 'affordable housing' affordable

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Original post made on Sep. 29, 2008
Last comment by roundmidnite, on Oct 13, 2009 at 1:17 pm | 19 comments | 3265 Views

AROUND TOWN

Best of Fall Fashion Show with NBC Anchor Diane Dwyer

Come view the must-have looks for fall modeled by Family Service Agency of San Mateo County's Hillsborough Auxiliary at a...

Original post made by angelita8 on Oct. 13, 2009
There are no comments yet. 2122 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man stabbed, arrest made at Century 16

Police say a 25-year-old San Jose man was stabbed in the stomach and the heart Friday night as late-night movies were letting...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2009
Last comment by bs, on Oct 13, 2009 at 11:16 am | 16 comments | 2578 Views

BOOKS

VIDEO/MULTIMEDIA

A compilation of video content from the Palo Alto Weekly and Palo Alto Online staff. Read the full story here http://www.PaloAltoOnline.com/news/show_story.php?id=14063...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Oct 13, 2009 at 5:57 am | 2 comments | 4386 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Doctor sentenced in Internet prescription case

A Colorado doctor accused of illegally prescribing anti-depressants to a Menlo Park resident who later committed suicide...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2009
Last comment by One who knows, on Oct 12, 2009 at 7:20 pm | 5 comments | 2475 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

'No reportable actions' on Children's Theatre issues

There was "no reportable action" from a closed session of the Palo Alto City Council that reportedly related to three issues...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2009
Last comment by ???, on Oct 12, 2009 at 3:55 pm | 42 comments | 3271 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto council candidate videos online

Fourteen candidates -- including 13 newcomers and one political veteran -- will be jostling for five seats on the City Council...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2009
There are no comments yet. 3137 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Peas, piece, peace Prize

President Obama's award for the Peas, Piece, Peace Prize has reduced the nobility of every past winner to a joke. He should...

Original post made by Willis on Oct. 9, 2009
Last comment by Perspective, on Oct 12, 2009 at 2:21 pm | 7 comments | 1825 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Greg Scharff

Greg Scharff was born in South Africa and lived in Los Angeles, Woodstock, N.Y., Maine, New York and Berkeley before settling...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2009
Last comment by End the civil war, on Oct 12, 2009 at 1:35 pm | 4 comments | 3741 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

ELECTION 2009

Stories, editorials, videos and photos about the upcoming election on Nov. 3, 2009, focused primarily on the Palo Alto City...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2009
There are no comments yet. 2712 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

PUBLIC AGENDA: School board, budget update

The Palo Alto Unified School District Board of Education will hear a budget update, an assessment of how the district is...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2009
There are no comments yet. 2453 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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