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RESTAURANTS

Woodside Bakery & Cafe to close its doors on March 15

The last day of business for the Woodside Bakery & Cafe will be Tuesday, March 15, according to Jan Sweyer, who co-owns the...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2016
Last comment by Joanna, on Apr 30, 2016 at 1:20 pm | 16 comments | 7681 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

To Honking Driver from El Camino and El Camino Way today

Yes, you, the driver behind me in the little yellow/orange car who was on your way to cut through the neighborhood to Arastradero...

Original post made by Driver on Apr. 27, 2016
Last comment by Other People, on Apr 30, 2016 at 9:41 am | 17 comments | 892 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Raises help fuel $11.8M jump in payroll at City Hall

Despite fewer permanent positions in City Hall, Palo Alto's payroll went up by $11.8 million last year, an increase that...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2016
Last comment by sunshine, on Apr 30, 2016 at 7:08 am | 11 comments | 2270 Views

AROUND TOWN

East Palo Alto teacher will face charges for lewd acts with students

A former teacher at Aspire East Palo Alto Phoenix Academy has been ordered to stand trial for allegedly engaging in lewd...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2016
There are no comments yet. 3505 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Payroll, infrastructure fuel growing budget in Palo Alto

Facing a growing payroll and a City Council hungry for new garages, bike boulevards and public-safety facilities, City Manager...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2016
Last comment by Edwin, on Apr 29, 2016 at 9:20 pm | 49 comments | 5910 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: The angst over second stories

When should the City of Palo Alto forbid the construction of second-story additions in a neighborhood dominated by single-story...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2016
Last comment by Robert Neff, on Apr 29, 2016 at 2:32 pm | 54 comments | 5908 Views

AROUND TOWN

At the crossroads

As a tight-knit community along the border of Los Altos, the Monroe Park neighborhood, located on the edge of South Palo...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 29, 2016 at 2:05 pm | 2 comments | 3075 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school district's secondary-education director to retire

Katherine Baker, the Palo Alto Unified School District's chief academic officer for secondary education and former Terman...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2016
Last comment by Meanie, on Apr 29, 2016 at 9:55 am | 12 comments | 3523 Views

AROUND TOWN

Home Front

<B><B>LOCAL BONSAI SHOW . . . </B>The <B>Kusamura Bonsai Club</B> will hold its 56th Annual Show <B>Saturday, April 30</B>,...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2016
There are no comments yet. 2397 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Four arrested in major Stanford Shopping Center theft

Four men who stole a delivery truck containing clothing worth tens of thousands of dollars have been arrested, according...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2016
Last comment by Anonymous tip: enforce immigration laws, on Apr 29, 2016 at 5:55 am | 7 comments | 5116 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Aid-in-dying law begins June 9

California's new End of Life Option Act goes into effect on June 9, offering terminally ill persons who face painful or prolonged...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2016
Last comment by Joan S, on Apr 28, 2016 at 8:27 pm | 8 comments | 3755 Views

AROUND TOWN

Man arrested for package theft on Monroe Drive

A 37-year-old man allegedly found with stolen packages was arrested in Mountain View, near the border of Palo Alto, on Tuesday...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2016
Last comment by David, on Apr 28, 2016 at 2:42 pm | 4 comments | 2138 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

A library for everyone: Palo Alto branch reopens with new name, new features

Palo Alto Main Library &#151; now renamed the Rinconada Library &#151; fits into the current trend of how libraries are being...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2015
Last comment by User friendly is gone, on Apr 28, 2016 at 1:23 pm | 28 comments | 11130 Views

AROUND TOWN

Los Gatos woman dies after crash on Interstate 280 near Palo Alto

A 47-year-old Los Gatos woman died this morning after her car crashed into a cement wall on northbound Interstate 280 near...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2016
Last comment by SEA_SEELAM REDDY, on Apr 28, 2016 at 2:10 am | 8 comments | 10704 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cool, calm and collected

During the winter months, Zack Herlick's koi fish slowly mill around near the bottom of his ponds. Bald cypress trees stand...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2016
Last comment by Pond Repair, on Apr 27, 2016 at 11:52 pm | 4 comments | 11145 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford student accused of sexual assault fires back at university in federal lawsuit

A male Stanford University student found responsible for sexual assault in 2014 has fired back at the university in a lawsuit...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2016
Last comment by Amanda, on Apr 27, 2016 at 11:19 pm | 17 comments | 13507 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Errors undermine data in new business registry

When Palo Alto launched its business registry last year, the goal was to gather data about employees' parking and commuting...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2016
Last comment by Gus L., on Apr 27, 2016 at 9:07 pm | 21 comments | 4202 Views

AROUND TOWN

Racist, pro-Trump graffiti found at Palo Alto High School

The Palo Alto High School administration and Palo Alto Police Department are investigating racist and pro-Donald Trump graffiti...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2016
Last comment by Nayeli P., on Apr 27, 2016 at 7:40 pm | 13 comments | 5718 Views

AROUND TOWN

Terman students who cross at Clemo/Arastradero Beware

Just after 2pm today, I witnessed a child on a bike crossing Arastradero at Clemo, using the crosswalk warning device. She...

Original post made by pamom on Apr. 27, 2016
Last comment by Jordan Parent, on Apr 27, 2016 at 4:16 pm | 1 comment | 385 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Community Notebook: Palo Alto race to raise awareness about water conservation

The City of Palo Alto is teaming up again with the Tuolumne River Trust and other community groups for the Great Race for...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2016
Last comment by Palo Alto Native, on Apr 27, 2016 at 2:22 pm | 6 comments | 2341 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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