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AROUND TOWN

Senate OKs prisoner-release despite DA warning

California's district attorneys are warning that the release of thousands of prisoners under a budget-cutting "reclassification"...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2009
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Aug 30, 2009 at 6:00 pm | 7 comments | 2479 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Thefts, vandalism cause Midtown Garden closure

The gate has always been unlocked at the Midtown Community Garden for anyone to come and enjoy the ambiance -- a little bit...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2009
Last comment by Who Cares, on Aug 30, 2009 at 2:40 pm | 12 comments | 2562 Views

AROUND TOWN

Are milk cartons recyclable?

Earlier this year, the Recycling Drop-Off Center stopped accepting milk cartons, but there was a notice that the new GreenWaste...

Original post made by WilliamR on Jul. 25, 2009
Last comment by Dr. McGlew, on Aug 30, 2009 at 2:17 pm | 5 comments | 3868 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

bicyclist killed by hit-and-run in Los Altos Hills on August 22

54-year-old Dave Delgado, father of 2, was killed by a hit-and-run car driver near the corner of Purisima Rd. and Concepcion...

Original post made by sarah on Aug. 30, 2009
There are no comments yet. 2795 Views

SPORTS

Riding, roping and rodeo-ing

It's a hot Saturday afternoon at Ravenswood Ranch in East Palo Alto. Out on Weeks Street, which bounds ranch's west side,...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2009
Last comment by sarah, on Aug 30, 2009 at 11:16 am | 2 comments | 2971 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Court ruling 'won't slow high-speed rail project'

A court ruling ordering the California High-Speed Rail Authority to rewrite portions of its environmental review for the...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2009
Last comment by mSkehan, on Aug 30, 2009 at 9:17 am | 9 comments | 2694 Views

AROUND TOWN

News Digest

<B>Electric cars charge into Palo Alto Read the full story here http://www.PaloAltoOnline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=11533...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2009
Last comment by ts, on Aug 30, 2009 at 3:21 am | 1 comment | 2186 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

More Arson Fires at Gunn

This time the sports fields were targeted. Benches, trashcans, even the sacred baseball backstop was set ablaze. http://twitter.com/qqpa qq...

Original post made by qq on Aug. 29, 2009
Last comment by Cut the Stress Level, Skelly, on Aug 30, 2009 at 12:47 am | 1 comment | 2125 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

What is a Trillion?

Earlier this year in March president Obama's budget predicted total deficits for the next decade of nearly $7 trillion. ...

Original post made by resident on Aug. 27, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Aug 29, 2009 at 7:16 pm | 5 comments | 2131 Views

AROUND TOWN

Minor collision becomes a 'hit-and-run'

A pedestrian/car collision with minor injuries has become a hit-and-run case when the car's driver left the scene. Palo Alto...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2009
Last comment by Citizen of the World, on Aug 29, 2009 at 4:32 pm | 40 comments | 2828 Views

AROUND TOWN

Electric cars charge into Palo Alto

Visitors to Palo Alto's annual celebration of electric vehicles this Saturday could detect a special buzz in the air. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2009
Last comment by A Noun Ea Mus, on Aug 29, 2009 at 4:17 pm | 12 comments | 2313 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Bill allows Obama to seize control of Internet

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-10320096-38.html If nothing is scaring or horrifying you, from using the NEA to hire...

Original post made by Perspective on Aug. 28, 2009
Last comment by svatoid, on Aug 29, 2009 at 2:03 pm | 9 comments | 1923 Views

AROUND TOWN

District: Kids' emotional health a top concern

In the wake of three student Caltrain suicides in four months, student emotional health is a top priority for the Palo Alto...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2009
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Aug 29, 2009 at 12:59 pm | 89 comments | 6002 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ahh. Lytton Plaza back to its old self again

I was downtown to see the festival today. I walked down the alley that runs from the Compaq bldg to the lot behind Lytton...

Original post made by Dave on Aug. 23, 2009
Last comment by anon., on Aug 29, 2009 at 12:47 pm | 6 comments | 1790 Views

AROUND TOWN

Monster Ediface Corner Seale/Cowper-Eyesore or Brave New Palo Alto?

I can't help wondering what intentions of the owners and architect can be inferred from this supposedly residential structure...

Original post made by Midtown Man on Aug. 24, 2009
Last comment by anon., on Aug 29, 2009 at 12:44 pm | 11 comments | 2327 Views

AROUND TOWN

Potential train death averted by engineer

A recent spate of tragedies along the tracks has everyone, perhaps especially Caltrain engineers, on edge. But among the...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2009
Last comment by anon., on Aug 29, 2009 at 12:36 pm | 7 comments | 1812 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

palo alto or la jolla? for education, living and family life

We've enjoyed living in Palo Alto for a few years with two small children. Now the husband got a better career opportunity...

Original post made by need suggestions on Aug. 28, 2009
Last comment by need suggestions, on Aug 29, 2009 at 11:39 am | 4 comments | 1877 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Locking and unlocking cars quietly.

Not a very big issue, but it is annoying to many of us. I visited Mitchell Park library today at lunchtime and spent time...

Original post made by Library User on Aug. 25, 2009
Last comment by Library User, on Aug 29, 2009 at 9:17 am | 12 comments | 1933 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

UC system is suck

UC system is our high education system in California. All Californian tax payers pay their money to the state. UC gets the...

Original post made by Jean on Aug. 27, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Aug 29, 2009 at 3:49 am | 6 comments | 1784 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Algebra for all 8th graders

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Original post made by Elementary Parent on Jul. 11, 2008
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Aug 28, 2009 at 3:49 pm | 47 comments | 5486 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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