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AROUND TOWN

Wanted: Disaster First Responders

The Palo Alto Fire Department’s Office of Emergency Services still has room in its five-week, 20-hour Community Emergency...

Original post made by Paul on Sep. 28, 2009
There are no comments yet. 2215 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Mountain lion spotted in Woodside driveway

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Original post made on Sep. 9, 2008
Last comment by Armen, on Sep 27, 2009 at 10:25 pm | 12 comments | 3518 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Asian enrollment in Palo Alto schools grows

Asian enrollment is growing in Palo Alto public school classrooms, where the ethnic make-up this fall is 52 percent caucasian,...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2009
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Sep 27, 2009 at 8:41 pm | 78 comments | 4020 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Renowned Arborist Barrie D. Coate To Speak at Sunday's Cal Ave Farmer's Market

Renowned arborist Barrie D. Coate will speak on tree selection for the replanting of California Avenue at noon, Sunday (tomorrow),...

Original post made by Fred Balin on Sep. 26, 2009
Last comment by WilliamR, on Sep 27, 2009 at 7:11 pm | 2 comments | 2748 Views

SPORTS

Support Stanford Football

With a charismatic coach now in his third season, one of the top recruiting classes in the nation here as freshmen, and returning...

Original post made by Julie Lythcott-Haims on Sep. 27, 2009
Last comment by Pat Markevitch, on Sep 27, 2009 at 11:24 am | 1 comment | 1938 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Trees: City acknowledges communication error

Calling it an "unacceptable mistake," Glenn Roberts, the City of Palo Alto's public works director, acknowledged Monday his...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2009
Last comment by CHinCider, on Sep 27, 2009 at 9:45 am | 26 comments | 2832 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

America's Fight for Uganda

In recent days, months, and years, many Americans and American organizations continue to fight for peace and for the safety...

Original post made by james on Sep. 26, 2009
Last comment by Yup, on Sep 27, 2009 at 7:02 am | 2 comments | 1882 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Glimmers of change in stress-filled high schools?

When she convened her first student stress conference six years ago, Stanford lecturer Denise Clark Pope never imagined the...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2009
Last comment by laura, on Sep 27, 2009 at 5:23 am | 20 comments | 3174 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Canopy reacts to axing of California Ave. trees

Palo Alto's tree stewards, Canopy, the nonprofit that has worked to maintain and expand the city's urban forest by planting...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2009
Last comment by Will, on Sep 27, 2009 at 12:22 am | 96 comments | 9421 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Another Public Works communications disaster

The abrupt felling last week of 63 mature holly oak trees in Palo Alto's California Avenue commercial district has triggered...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2009
Last comment by Outside Observer, on Sep 26, 2009 at 6:16 pm | 26 comments | 2511 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Two-alarm fire chars downtown restaurant

A two-alarm fire broke out at Evvia Estiatorio in downtown Palo Alto Thursday at approximately 2:30 p.m. No one was injured,...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2009
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Sep 26, 2009 at 5:45 pm | 36 comments | 4740 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teens are safer drivers when they have to ask permission

KTVU has a video on their home page today but the written text is here http://www.ktvu.com/news/21122336/detail.html A...

Original post made by Parent of Teens on Sep. 26, 2009
Last comment by Parent of teens, on Sep 26, 2009 at 2:27 pm | 1 comment | 1861 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Text of Susie Thom's letter resigning from library group

Read the full story here http://www.PaloAltoOnline.com/news/show_story.php?id=13831 posted Tuesday, September 15, 2009,...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2009
Last comment by Governing by ego, on Sep 26, 2009 at 7:59 am | 4 comments | 2206 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Library commission Chair Susie Thom resigns

Susie Thom, who for eight months has chaired the Palo Alto Library Advisory Commission, abruptly and immediately resigned...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2009
Last comment by Sick of FoPAL Directors, on Sep 26, 2009 at 12:52 am | 53 comments | 3860 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Donahue's yellow jacket trap to be unveiled summer 2008

Paul Donahue's been inventing contraptions since his boyhood in Berkeley, when he and his buddies zoomed down hills in a...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2009
Last comment by outdoors, on Sep 25, 2009 at 9:28 pm | 2 comments | 2746 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police arrest three for arson

Three teens have been arrested in connection with a series of arsons at Hoover Elementary School, according to a joint statement...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2009
Last comment by It's too Hot, on Sep 25, 2009 at 5:19 pm | 19 comments | 2723 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Neighbors split over 801 Alma Street project

A proposal to build a five-story complex with shops, offices and 96 apartments for low-income residents in downtown Palo...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2009
Last comment by Joop Verbaken (NFLS2), on Sep 25, 2009 at 2:39 pm | 25 comments | 3610 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

PALO ALTO STORY PROJECT

Seven new Palo Alto Story Project videos have now been posted. Heard the one about the plane that crashed into a family's...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2009
Last comment by Helen, on Sep 25, 2009 at 11:38 am | 3 comments | 4094 Views

SPORTS

Litchtman's versatility leads Stanford in Pac-10 opener

There are days when Stanford junior Cassidy Lichtman comes to practice not knowing exactly what she'll be doing. Coach John...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2009
Last comment by Season Tix holder, on Sep 25, 2009 at 10:56 am | 1 comment | 2543 Views

AROUND TOWN

Plastic bags shelved at supermarkets

Plastic bags, once an inescapable fixture of the supermarket experience, have quietly and unceremoniously floated out of...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2009
Last comment by citizen, on Sep 24, 2009 at 10:24 pm | 24 comments | 2691 Views
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DoorDash robots to deliver food in Redwood City
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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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