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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: The looming election

Unusual opportunities exist this fall for qualified and motivated newcomers to seek and win seats on the Palo Alto City Council...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2016
Last comment by Bacon is bad for you, on Apr 3, 2016 at 10:20 pm | 44 comments | 4498 Views

RESTAURANTS

Ellison to transform Epiphany Hotel into tropical 'resort hub'

<I>Editor's note: This article was posted on April 1 -- April Fools' Day. It is satire, and thus, while occasionally referencing...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2016
Last comment by Voter2, on Apr 3, 2016 at 9:58 pm | 14 comments | 6015 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Twelve gardeners nabbed in Palo Alto's leaf-blower crackdown

<I>Editor's note: This article was posted on April 1 -- April Fools' Day. It is satire, and thus, while occasionally referencing...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2016
Last comment by Pay of Quiet and Clean, on Apr 3, 2016 at 9:13 pm | 19 comments | 1611 Views

SPORTS

Gunn runners are right on track at the Stanford Invitational

==BI Weekend prep roundup== It was a good weekend for Gunn seniors Gillian Meeks and Maya Miklos, who moved among the state...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2016
Last comment by JOB, on Apr 3, 2016 at 7:47 pm | 1 comment | 706 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Old Palo Alto launches 'sharrow' revolt

<I>Editor's note: This article was posted on April 1 -- April Fools' Day. It is satire, and thus, while occasionally referencing...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 3, 2016 at 7:11 pm | 20 comments | 1240 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Character witnesses defend Brock Turner

Three character witnesses testifying Friday on behalf of former Stanford University student Brock Turner, who is on trial...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2016
Last comment by Number612, on Apr 3, 2016 at 4:36 pm | 26 comments | 10737 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Pushing the speed limit? Beware the drones

<I>Editor's note: This article was posted on April 1 -- April Fools' Day. It is satire, and thus, while occasionally referencing...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2016
Last comment by funny, on Apr 2, 2016 at 6:50 pm | 20 comments | 9929 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Caltrain schedule changes on the way

Caltrain will be changing its train schedule starting early next month to cope with the growing numbers of riders bogging...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2016
Last comment by Genady Okrain, on Apr 2, 2016 at 6:47 am | 13 comments | 5902 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

With new car ban, Palo Alto launches 'self-driving' revolution

<I>Editor's note: This article was posted on April 1 -- April Fools' Day. It is satire, and thus, while occasionally referencing...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2016
Last comment by chuck jagoda, on Apr 1, 2016 at 11:55 pm | 15 comments | 4938 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Grass fire near Facebook in Menlo Park deemed suspicious

Investigators have determined a 13-acre grass fire on Monday in Menlo Park near Facebook is suspicious, fire officials said...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Apr 1, 2016 at 6:26 pm | 2 comments | 2000 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City considers redevelopment of City Hall floors into housing

<I>Editor's note: This article was posted on April 1 -- April Fools' Day. It is satire, and thus, while occasionally referencing...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2016
Last comment by Open, on Apr 1, 2016 at 4:38 pm | 6 comments | 2579 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto moves ahead with sludge facility

The new building slated to go up in the Palo Alto Baylands will be a concrete structure, 50 feet in height, and designed...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2016
Last comment by Marie, on Apr 1, 2016 at 3:41 pm | 9 comments | 3310 Views

AROUND TOWN

Creating cooperative choreography

They're a retired particle physicist, a ground-services manager, a librarian, a psychologist, a homemaker, an aerospace engineer,...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2016
Last comment by Katniss, on Apr 1, 2016 at 3:17 pm | 1 comment | 676 Views

AROUND TOWN

Home Front

<B><B>CAMELLIA PEST ... </B>A warning from the Santa Clara County <B>Master Gardeners</B>: Camellias provide beautiful blooms...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2016
There are no comments yet. 2160 Views

AROUND TOWN

Selecting art; on a budget

Carefully chosen art can add life to any room. But how do you select an appropriate piece when you're on a budget? Read...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1595 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Mountain View police looking for alleged cellphone thieves

Police are seeking the public's help in finding a couple who stole two cellphones from a Sprint store Wednesday night, then...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2016
Last comment by resident, on Apr 1, 2016 at 9:07 am | 1 comment | 1927 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Get some sleep to age better

Sleep is one of only a few activities that is shared by every single human being on the planet. While our bodies require...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2016
There are no comments yet. 4894 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

New high-speed rail plan faces criticism

High-speed rail's recent pivot toward the Bay Area may have energized the project's Silicon Valley supporters, but it is...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2016
Last comment by morris brown, on Apr 1, 2016 at 6:36 am | 36 comments | 4210 Views

AROUND TOWN

Governor announces deal for $15 minimum wage

A new agreement announced by state lawmakers and Gov. Jerry Brown would raise the state's minimum wage to $15 for most employees...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2016
Last comment by SEA_SEELAM REDDY, on Apr 1, 2016 at 3:08 am | 13 comments | 2022 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ex-Stanford swimmer found guilty of sexual assault

Brock Turner, a former Stanford University student who was convicted in a Palo Alto courthouse Wednesday of sexually assaulting...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2016
Last comment by SEA_SEELAM REDDY, on Apr 1, 2016 at 2:56 am | 1 comment | 764 Views
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Opening alert: Go Fish Poke Bar in Redwood City
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It's President's Day. Why Not Butter Up the Boss?
By Laura Stec | 4 comments | 6,983 views

Affordable Housing: Complexities
By Douglas Moran | 12 comments | 1,475 views

Common Application's 2017-2018 Essay Prompts
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 0 comments | 1,232 views

Checklist before baby arrives
By Cheryl Bac | 2 comments | 754 views

 

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.

Contest Details