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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Bail reduced for Palo Alto landlord couple

A San Francisco judge reduced the bail for the Palo Alto couple charged with threatening and stealing from their tenants,...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2009
Last comment by To Observer, on Sep 6, 2009 at 8:26 pm | 3 comments | 2410 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto Story Project: Enid Pearson

The Palo Alto Story Project -- a new initiative aimed at gathering community members' stories, reminiscences and reflections...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2009
Last comment by Need a link to story, on Sep 6, 2009 at 3:34 pm | 5 comments | 3237 Views

SPORTS

Football changes help kick off the new season

It's a season of change for local high school football teams in 2008. And, all the changes are positive ones heading into...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2009
Last comment by Josh Bozarth, on Sep 6, 2009 at 11:42 am | 1 comment | 2164 Views

AROUND TOWN

Obama's speech

Is PAUSD going to broadcast Obama's speech aimed at the children? Is this left upto individual schools? I am all for...

Original post made by MidtownMom on Sep. 4, 2009
Last comment by Perspective, on Sep 6, 2009 at 10:11 am | 24 comments | 2071 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

State unemployment rate rises to record height

California's unemployment rate rose to 11.9 percent in July, the highest rate in modern record-keeping history, according...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2009
Last comment by reality, on Sep 6, 2009 at 8:05 am | 18 comments | 2508 Views

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Tenants win suit against Page Mill Properties

Page Mill Properties, East Palo Alto's biggest landlord, suffered a legal setback Tuesday when a San Mateo County judge granted...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2009
Last comment by Hmmm, on Sep 6, 2009 at 1:18 am | 3 comments | 2356 Views

SPORTS

Stanford opens football season with 39-13 win

Toby Gerhart did what he does best, making life a little bit easier for Andrew Luck, who was making his college debut. Chris...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2009
Last comment by Martin, on Sep 5, 2009 at 10:10 pm | 1 comment | 2532 Views

AROUND TOWN

Unsightly Cans

It would seem to me that placing your trash, recycle and compost cans out of sight in your back, or side yard would be a...

Original post made by Richard Ford on Sep. 1, 2009
Last comment by evergreen park, on Sep 5, 2009 at 9:12 pm | 23 comments | 3028 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Dog park, Greer Park renovations move forward

Foothills Park is off the table as a potential off-leash area for dogs and Greer Park improvements will move forward, the...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2009
Last comment by Carina Rossner, on Sep 5, 2009 at 6:28 pm | 6 comments | 2734 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School Boundaries are still an issue

Since Garland plans have been scrapped and Scott Laurence has left the district, we are still in a mess with boundaries. Growth...

Original post made by Resident on Sep. 3, 2009
Last comment by Erin, on Sep 5, 2009 at 5:44 pm | 5 comments | 2217 Views

SPORTS

Gunn, Menlo open football season with big wins

Three blowouts resulted in victories for Gunn and Menlo and an ugly loss for Menlo-Atherton to kick off the 2009 high school...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2009
Last comment by dave, on Sep 5, 2009 at 3:11 pm | 1 comment | 2544 Views

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Couple found dead in Woodside identified

San Mateo County authorities have identified the deceased Woodside couple discovered on Aug. 27 in a home on Woodside Drive...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2009
Last comment by anon., on Sep 5, 2009 at 1:00 am | 30 comments | 3390 Views

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Palo Alto Teen suicides thoughout the years

I grew up in Palo Alto and recall four teen suicides, I knew 3/4 of these people personally, during my years at Paly. This...

Original post made by Tom on Sep. 3, 2009
Last comment by anon., on Sep 5, 2009 at 12:44 am | 8 comments | 1925 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police take part in anti-DUI campaign

Palo Alto police will be out in force this Labor Day weekend as part of the nationwide Avoid anti-DUI campaign, Palo Alto...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2009
Last comment by Cindy, on Sep 4, 2009 at 7:28 pm | 3 comments | 2175 Views

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Palo Alto Story Project: Carol Gilbert

The Palo Alto Story Project -- a new initiative aimed at gathering community members' stories, reminiscences and reflections...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2009
Last comment by Jacquie Rush, on Sep 4, 2009 at 5:02 pm | 1 comment | 2709 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Menlo Park man accused of having sex with child

A Menlo Park man and two other American men accused of traveling to Cambodia to have sex with children will face federal...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Sep 4, 2009 at 1:57 pm | 14 comments | 2387 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How much power over your kids do you want to give to the Office of President of the USA?

President Obama, similar in attitude of other notable other leaders in the last century, is going to speak directly to the...

Original post made by Perspective on Sep. 2, 2009
Last comment by Perspective, on Sep 4, 2009 at 12:51 pm | 11 comments | 2037 Views

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Anyone know where the smoke is coming from?

The past few days I've noticed a distinct smoke smell in the air. It's particularly bad this morning. Does anyone know...

Original post made by stacrb on Sep. 4, 2009
Last comment by , on Sep 4, 2009 at 11:38 am | 1 comment | 2747 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Building a community where everyone matters

Faith leaders urge a combined effort to create a community where everyone matters and people take time to express that in...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2009
Last comment by parent, on Sep 4, 2009 at 10:49 am | 14 comments | 5194 Views

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Giant oak falls at Menlo-Atherton High School

A large oak tree in the Menlo-Atherton High School parking lot collapsed over a wall, landing on the sidewalk and covering...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2009
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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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