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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Special 'Lytton Plaza' meeting Friday at 5 p.m.

Seeking to expedite the long-awaited renovation of Lytton Plaza, Palo Alto officials have scheduled a special City Council...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2009
Last comment by bikes2work, on Aug 12, 2009 at 9:09 pm | 9 comments | 2471 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

How to save California

California's budget woes can be partially fixed for the future with a series of constitutional amendments, which the people...

Original post made by Kevin Crispie on Aug. 9, 2009
Last comment by Landlord, on Aug 12, 2009 at 9:00 pm | 18 comments | 1969 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto budgets $50,000 for California Avenue fountain

The Palo Alto Public Art Commission voted Thursday to budget $50,000 for a new fountain at the Caltrain end of California...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2009
Last comment by Trevi jumper, on Aug 12, 2009 at 5:37 pm | 26 comments | 2864 Views

AROUND TOWN

A garden for all

Sheila Mandoli's long-held dream for a larger community garden for Ventura neighborhood residents is finally coming to fruition....

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2009
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 12, 2009 at 3:19 pm | 2 comments | 2146 Views

AROUND TOWN

Neighbors to observe National Night Out tonight

Out of all the neighborhood events planned for National Night Out tonight, perhaps the "swingingest" will take place at Channing...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2009
Last comment by C.L.Taylor, on Aug 12, 2009 at 1:08 pm | 2 comments | 2220 Views

AROUND TOWN

$3 million house raffled to help the homeless

Buy a raffle ticket, help the homeless -- and possibly win a $3 million house in Los Altos Hills. That's the pitch in a new...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2009
Last comment by moi, on Aug 12, 2009 at 11:34 am | 4 comments | 2508 Views

SPORTS

Stanford has four players named to college soccer's Hermann Trophy Watch List

Palo Alto grad Teresa Noyola, a sophomore midfielder at Stanford, Castilleja grad Lindsay Taylor, a sophomore forward, and...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2009
Last comment by Big time Stanford fan, on Aug 12, 2009 at 11:25 am | 1 comment | 2375 Views

SPORTS

2009 Senior Games: Getting their Games on

After more than five years of planning, it's crunch time for organizers of the 2009 Summer National Senior Games. The event's...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2009
Last comment by Ronald Hanley Chilton, on Aug 12, 2009 at 7:32 am | 1 comment | 3687 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

HSR is the way to go

The Guardian ran a series of articles looking at the state of high-speed rail travel today. France intends to double its...

Original post made by Keep on Trackin\' on Aug. 8, 2009
Last comment by PJ, on Aug 11, 2009 at 7:46 pm | 7 comments | 1984 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Our Town: Advice from Sigmund

While passing through Vienna last August on the way to a climbing vacation in the Alps, I chanced across a dignified gentleman....

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2009
Last comment by wert, on Aug 11, 2009 at 6:11 pm | 7 comments | 2452 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ugly soundwall still a hazard!

It appears that the work on the Loma Verde/Bayshore intersection by the ugly soundwall has been completed. It is now very...

Original post made by Ugly, ugly, ugly on Aug. 7, 2009
Last comment by Sarah, on Aug 11, 2009 at 5:38 pm | 10 comments | 2469 Views

BOOKS

Palo Alto author Meg Waite Clayton to speak at the Palo Alto City Library

Palo Alto resident and author Meg Waite Clayton will be talking about her book, The Wednesday Sisters, on Tuesday, April...

Original post made by jessicathelibrarian on Apr. 1, 2009
Last comment by Suzie, on Aug 11, 2009 at 1:00 pm | 1 comment | 4602 Views

AROUND TOWN

Higher than expected July water usage

Hi Readers, I am hoping for some advice. I am the Treasurer for the Greenmeadow neighborhood Board of Directors. The water...

Original post made by Rachel on Aug. 9, 2009
Last comment by SteveU, on Aug 11, 2009 at 9:42 am | 5 comments | 1952 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board raises bond rate

Anticipating slower growth in property values, the Palo Alto school board Wednesday raised the rate property owners will...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2009
Last comment by midtown resident, on Aug 11, 2009 at 9:37 am | 14 comments | 3066 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Caltrain to reduce horn volume

Following an outcry from people who live near the tracks, Caltrain plans to reduce the volume of its locomotives' horns back...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2009
Last comment by Jerry, on Aug 11, 2009 at 8:53 am | 18 comments | 4438 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

2009 Senior Games to draw 13,500 athletes to PA

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Original post made on Jun. 17, 2008
Last comment by Barbara Buddington, on Aug 11, 2009 at 8:07 am | 6 comments | 2845 Views

AROUND TOWN

Senior Games a winner with local merchants

The 2009 Summer National Senior Games are bringing in the gold to Palo Alto businesses, merchants say. But exactly how much...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2009
Last comment by debbie, on Aug 11, 2009 at 1:45 am | 3 comments | 2014 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Caltrain horns getting louder

Locals who have complained recently that horn blasts from Caltrain locomotives have gotten louder aren't imagining things....

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2009
Last comment by Jane, on Aug 10, 2009 at 8:51 pm | 40 comments | 3690 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Fraudulent Band of America on-line survey

Do not open a fraudulent official looking Band of America survey. We received one today. In return for doing this survey...

Original post made by Mary Carlstead on Aug. 7, 2009
Last comment by Kate, on Aug 10, 2009 at 6:02 pm | 2 comments | 1792 Views

AROUND TOWN

Why the sirens this morning at 6:45 and then helicopter?

I heard lots of sirens and then around 7:30, a helicopter flying around for awhile. Criminal fleeing or car wreck? ...

Original post made by Curious on Aug. 10, 2009
Last comment by JFP, on Aug 10, 2009 at 11:31 am | 1 comment | 2060 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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