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SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district launches special-education review

A longtime special-education advocate and Harvard University Graduate School of Education professor is visiting Palo Alto...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2015
Last comment by R Alvarez, on Mar 25, 2017 at 6:18 am | 28 comments | 6202 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Making amends

Faced with a strong backlash from residents across Palo Alto's political spectrum and angry colleagues who felt disrespected,...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by Annette, on Mar 24, 2017 at 6:04 pm | 14 comments | 2407 Views

AROUND TOWN

Knead to bake

Every week, subscribers to As Kneaded Bakery, a new Community Supported Bakery, get a different variety of bread -- from...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by Ron Wolf, on Mar 24, 2017 at 4:52 pm | 1 comment | 2143 Views

AROUND TOWN

Rare Tall Tree 'Global Impact Award' awarded to longtime philanthropists

Longtime philanthropists Gordon and Betty Moore will on May 16 become only the second recipients of Tall Tree Global Impact...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by moi , on Mar 24, 2017 at 3:12 pm | 1 comment | 1844 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City moves toward compromise on growth vision

Responding to an uproar of criticism from residents and community volunteers, members of the Palo Alto City Council swiftly...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2017
Last comment by Abitarian, on Mar 24, 2017 at 1:56 pm | 52 comments | 5143 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Renew stormwater fee

The system for moving rainwater from our streets out to the bay only gets our attention when something goes wrong, streets...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2017
Last comment by Online Name, on Mar 24, 2017 at 12:49 pm | 33 comments | 2760 Views

AROUND TOWN

East Palo Alto changes first-source hiring rule to accommodate Amazon

East Palo Alto’s long-standing first-source jobs rule of hiring up to 30 percent of local residents at new businesses has...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2017
Last comment by Marlene Glez, on Mar 24, 2017 at 9:57 am | 21 comments | 11178 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Connections at JLS vs Private School

My child has been accepted by both the Connections program at JLS and a highly privileged private school H in San Jose. As...

Original post made by Caring Parent on Mar. 20, 2017
Last comment by Ask lots of people and really listen, on Mar 24, 2017 at 9:46 am | 7 comments | 906 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

One woman's will to survive

Janet Steele was driving from her College Terrace neighborhood home to work on March 13, 2006, when a terrible accident changed...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2017
Last comment by Questions re lifetime health insurance limits, on Mar 24, 2017 at 9:19 am | 10 comments | 4642 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Electric rates set to surge in Palo Alto

Despite a wet winter that recharged Palo Alto's hydroelectric supplies, the city's electric customers could be in for a shock...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2017
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Mar 24, 2017 at 3:23 am | 59 comments | 6367 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford's proposed expansion raises anxieties over traffic

As Stanford University prepares for its next phase of campus expansion, officials are confronting a daunting question: How...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2017
Last comment by Palo Alto Resident, on Mar 24, 2017 at 12:41 am | 47 comments | 8878 Views

AROUND TOWN

Two-alarm fire contained in Old Palo Alto

Palo Alto firefighters have contained a two-alarm fire found in the attic of an Old Palo Alto home on Sunday. Read the full...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2017
Last comment by Alex, on Mar 23, 2017 at 8:50 pm | 6 comments | 5379 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Oakland shooting victim was from East Palo Alto

A man who was fatally shot in East Oakland earlier this month has been identified by police as 26-year-old Rene Cabrera of...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2017
Last comment by Anonymous , on Mar 23, 2017 at 7:03 pm | 1 comment | 1465 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Community Notebook: Israeli arrested for bomb threats at Jewish Community Centers

The Oshman Family Jewish Community Center in Palo Alto responded today to the arrest of a 19-year-old Israeli teenager for...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Mar 23, 2017 at 6:17 pm | 3 comments | 1530 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police: Alleged Crescent Park burglars caught after traffic stop

A routine traffic stop in Gilroy resulted in an arrest of two people for allegedly burglarizing a home in Crescent Park earlier...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2017
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Mar 23, 2017 at 5:06 pm | 16 comments | 2667 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

FPPC investigates allegation against Adrian Fine

An anonymous complaint against Palo Alto City Councilman Adrian Fine has triggered an investigation by the Fair Political...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2017
Last comment by 38 year resident, on Mar 23, 2017 at 4:44 pm | 21 comments | 2335 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Lavorato leaving Sacred Heart Prep for TKA football job

Pete Lavorato, who built Sacred Heart Prep into a high school football power, is leaving SHP to take the head coaching job...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2017
Last comment by Concerned Coach, on Mar 23, 2017 at 4:22 pm | 2 comments | 1943 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Community Notebook: 'Understanding Islam' speaker series starts in April

Santa Clara County Joe Simitian is looking to increase the public's knowledge of Islam and Muslims through a speaker series...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Mar 23, 2017 at 11:58 am | 8 comments | 1734 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Renaming schools

Over the past year a highly motivated group of Palo Alto parents has waged a campaign to rename Jordan and Terman middle...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2017
Last comment by PAUSD Alum, on Mar 23, 2017 at 10:46 am | 96 comments | 6385 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Editorial: A necessary investigation

State and federal campaign laws have long been rooted in the principle that the transparency of campaign contributions is...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by Bogus claims once again, on Mar 23, 2017 at 8:21 am | 34 comments | 2771 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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