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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Larry's AutoWorks closes down for good

Popular car repair shop Larry's AutoWorks closed down Friday and there are no plans for it to reopen. Owner Larry Moore told...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2017
Last comment by Palo Altan, on Mar 22, 2017 at 2:58 pm | 7 comments | 3114 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community Notebook: Youth Speaks Out art exhibit opens Friday

Local nonprofit Youth Speaks Out's annual art exhibit will return this week, with a grand opening showcasing written, visual...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2017
Last comment by John Jacobs, on Mar 22, 2017 at 11:12 am | 1 comment | 1067 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police search for hit-and-run suspects after downtown collision

Palo Alto police are scouring downtown streets this afternoon in search of at least two suspects who they say were in a vehicle...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by Big Steve, on Mar 21, 2017 at 10:37 pm | 37 comments | 9993 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto teacher pleads no contest to sexual battery of student

A former Palo Alto High School science teacher arrested last summer for committing sex crimes against a minor on campus has...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2017
Last comment by Adult with perspective, on Mar 21, 2017 at 4:58 pm | 11 comments | 5301 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board delays renaming vote

The Palo Alto school board decided Tuesday night to postpone a vote to rename two middle schools until Friday, given one...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2017
Last comment by sweet little 16, on Mar 20, 2017 at 10:23 pm | 79 comments | 4615 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto set to pick preferred growth vision

Palo Alto's polarizing debate over future growth will resurface Monday night, when the City Council is scheduled to select...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by Samuel L., on Mar 20, 2017 at 10:08 pm | 25 comments | 2878 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Trouble in paradise

It's a typically bustling lunch hour on California Avenue, with workers, residents and the occasional out-of-towner lining...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2017
Last comment by America, on Mar 20, 2017 at 9:40 pm | 50 comments | 10670 Views

AROUND TOWN

OCR findings: A repeated failure to properly investigate

A formal letter of findings from the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights released on Thursday details...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2017
Last comment by stanhutchings, on Mar 20, 2017 at 9:07 pm | 10 comments | 5112 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: New kitchen shop, bike store

In this week's retail news, a new kitchen shop and bike store open while American Apparel is set to close downtown. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2017
Last comment by geneD, on Mar 20, 2017 at 4:07 pm | 2 comments | 1867 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

College Panel at PALY yesterday

PALY hosted a college panel yesterday - very informative. The message that came across loud and clear from the panelists...

Original post made by WOW .. on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by iSez, on Mar 20, 2017 at 1:32 pm | 11 comments | 495 Views

AROUND TOWN

Housing advocate, drama teacher among Tall Tree awardees

Four dedicated individuals and organizations that have focused on affordable housing, community health, educational excellence...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by Kevin, on Mar 20, 2017 at 1:29 pm | 17 comments | 3975 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto Forward-Can A Non-Profit Lobby?

From another thread: "I just got the following email from PAF, which is advocating for building 6000 new homes in Palo...

Original post made by HMMM on Mar. 18, 2017
Last comment by HMMM, on Mar 20, 2017 at 12:14 pm | 24 comments | 451 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Lane Shift at merge on 101/Oregon/Embarcadero NB

Without warning us in advance, big lane shift at merge onto 101 NB. Be careful everyone....

Original post made by Driver on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Mar 20, 2017 at 12:09 pm | 9 comments | 312 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Around Town: snail mail; gliding to first place

Tidbits collected by the Weekly staff on people, events and other happenings. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2017/03/18/around-town-snail-mail-gliding-...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2017
Last comment by McCarthyism, on Mar 20, 2017 at 11:40 am | 6 comments | 1489 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sweet community

Owned by Google's "chief culture officer" Stacy Sullivan, Sweet Shop in Los Altos serves as a community gathering place and...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2017
Last comment by Nayeli, on Mar 20, 2017 at 10:50 am | 3 comments | 4076 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The Wave that changed the world

The classroom guards, symbolic armbands and secret salutes carried out by members of an elite student movement at Cubberley...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Mar 19, 2017 at 5:44 pm | 24 comments | 10384 Views

AROUND TOWN

Neighborhood residents offer after-school culinary classes to children

Two Palo Alto chefs have been teaching cooking classes in Duveneck/St. Francis and Professorville neighborhoods to children,...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by nearby resident, on Mar 19, 2017 at 5:43 pm | 2 comments | 3581 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Caltrans: Crack in overpass damaged by dump truck wider than expected

A dump truck that crashed into the Embarcadero Road overpass at U.S. Highway 101 in Palo Alto earlier this month resulted...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by Sigh, on Mar 19, 2017 at 12:36 pm | 7 comments | 2390 Views

AROUND TOWN

At long last, Menlo Park's BBC holds 'soft,' stealth opening

On the morning of Dec. 23, a passerby peeped through the window of the British Bankers Club, then entered the building. A...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2016
Last comment by PV resident, on Mar 19, 2017 at 7:15 am | 7 comments | 13033 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Jordan, Terman middle schools to be renamed

By the start of the 2018-19 school year, Palo Alto's David Starr Jordan and Terman middle schools will be no more. The school...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by Nayeli, on Mar 18, 2017 at 11:05 pm | 31 comments | 9174 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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