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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

InnVision to merge with Shelter Network

InnVision, Santa Clara County's leading homeless agency, has merged with Shelter Network of San Mateo, the two agencies announced...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2012
Last comment by Lisa, on Jul 20, 2015 at 8:15 am | 8 comments | 4276 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What Charter Schools are Available Locally?

Question: What Charter Schools are available in Palo Alto? I know of Ocean Grove, any others? With more and more...

Original post made by Schools on Jun. 11, 2015
Last comment by Schools, on Jul 19, 2015 at 5:29 pm | 9 comments | 1102 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Texting while driving is on the rise

In a worrying trend, more California drivers are using their cell phones while driving this year than last, according to...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 19, 2015 at 7:21 am | 29 comments | 3095 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto seeks lobbyist help on pensions, taxes, plane noise

From pension reform to airplane noise, Palo Alto's elected leaders routinely find themselves wrestling over issues over which...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Jul 18, 2015 at 8:45 pm | 24 comments | 4330 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk

$1,000 A NIGHT ... This city's smallest and most expensive hotel is preparing to open in late October. The Clement Palo Alto,...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2015
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Jul 18, 2015 at 3:18 pm | 2 comments | 920 Views

RESTAURANTS

Singing at your supper

Mountain View's Vaso Azzurro distinguishes itself with quality Italian dishes, large portions, reasonable prices, attentive...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2015
Last comment by Max Hauser, on Jul 18, 2015 at 10:21 am | 1 comment | 2269 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto bicyclist dies following car crash in Mountain View

The 63-year-old Palo Alto man who suffered critical injuries late last week after he was struck by a vehicle in Mountain...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2015
Last comment by ndn, on Jul 18, 2015 at 7:59 am | 26 comments | 9636 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Teenager stabbed with screwdriver in Palo Alto garage

A teenager was allegedly attacked from behind, accosted with racial epithets and stabbed with a screwdriver as he was walking...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2015
Last comment by mauricio, on Jul 18, 2015 at 6:23 am | 8 comments | 7878 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto Babe Ruth 15s just miss winning NorCal title

The Palo Alto Babe Ruth 15-year-old all-stars came up just short of a NorCal State championship when they were downed, 3-2,...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2015
Last comment by Gina Hernandez, on Jul 17, 2015 at 9:49 pm | 1 comment | 2776 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school district eyes leadership shuffle, new positions

With an eye for more effective, responsive and efficient district operations, Palo Alto Unified's assistant superintendent...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2015
Last comment by Non Compliance Audit, on Jul 17, 2015 at 9:00 pm | 15 comments | 1448 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Brentwood has Gigabit Internet before Palo Alto

http://www.contracostatimes.com/endorsements/ci_26125188/guest-commentary-ultra-high-speed-gigabit-service-comes I know...

Original post made by PAmoderate on Jul. 15, 2014
Last comment by Jeff Hoel, on Jul 17, 2015 at 3:50 pm | 27 comments | 1749 Views

AROUND TOWN

Committee to focus on vision for Palo Alto

They came to the Mitchell Park Library from different neighborhoods, backgrounds and ideological corners to work toward a...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2015
Last comment by Becky Sanders, on Jul 17, 2015 at 11:24 am | 33 comments | 4499 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

PAUSD/PAPD Phone call tonight

Did anyone else receive a robocall from Max Mcgee tonight? It said Gunn had been closed (then reopened) by the PAPD this...

Original post made by Frank on Jul. 16, 2015
Last comment by Elena Kadvany, on Jul 17, 2015 at 10:00 am | 9 comments | 1448 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto or Noise Alto??

Dear citizens, though the problem of noise levels in Palo Alto was discussed in the past the situation did not improve...

Original post made by Vita Skoblikov on Jul. 15, 2015
Last comment by bob gardiner, on Jul 16, 2015 at 10:38 pm | 25 comments | 1102 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police arrest carjacking suspect after standoff

East Palo Alto police arrested two suspected gang members after a brief standoff at a home in the city early Saturday morning...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2009
Last comment by Ricky Roo, on Jul 16, 2015 at 9:28 pm | 7 comments | 3275 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Off Deadline: Neighborhood power meets the Comprehensive Plan and 'the Common Good'

Next Tuesday (July 14) a group of 20 Palo Altans will meet for the first time as the new Citizens' Advisory Committee on...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2015
Last comment by JoAnn, on Jul 16, 2015 at 6:09 pm | 35 comments | 4220 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Panel selected to help update land-use vision

Housing advocates, land-use watchdogs and two former planning commissioners are among the 20 residents selected last week...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2015
Last comment by Unbelievable!, on Jul 16, 2015 at 4:24 pm | 58 comments | 5824 Views

AROUND TOWN

East Palo Alto priest assaulted in church parking lot

A man who allegedly beat an 89-year-old priest with his own cane pleaded not guilty on Wednesday in San Mateo County Superior...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2015
Last comment by Midtowner, on Jul 16, 2015 at 1:15 pm | 4 comments | 4604 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Gardeners file claim against city over leaf blowers

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Original post made by Bill D'Agostino on Jun. 9, 2006
Last comment by Neighbor, on Jul 16, 2015 at 8:29 am | 60 comments | 12279 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Eastside Prep teacher honored by president

Marianne Chowning-Dray, a math teacher at Eastside College Preparatory School in East Palo Alto, was one of 108 teachers...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2015
Last comment by Liz Gaither, on Jul 16, 2015 at 7:23 am | 12 comments | 5082 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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