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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Rate increases projected for Palo Alto utilities

After a few years of holding steady, Palo Alto's utility bills are about to embark on an upward climb. According to the most...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2015
Last comment by Sunshine, on Feb 5, 2016 at 6:14 pm | 32 comments | 7315 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Traffic drives 2016 priorities in Palo Alto

No one disputes the idea that traffic congestion is one of Palo Alto's most urgent and mystifying priorities. But as the...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 5, 2016 at 4:09 pm | 49 comments | 7200 Views

AROUND TOWN

Get the romance going at Gallery 9

Los Altos Gallery 9 is showcasing different artwork by 30 local artists, focusing on the symbolic meaning of the color red...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2016
There are no comments yet. 377 Views

AROUND TOWN

Decorating for the Lunar New Year

To more than 9,000 Palo Alto residents of Chinese descent, February can be as festive as December. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2016
Last comment by Ex-Cupertinian, on Feb 5, 2016 at 12:33 pm | 2 comments | 7701 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

One dead from downtown police shooting

Palo Alto police: An officer-involved incident near downtown is in progress near downtown tonight. No officers have been...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2015
Last comment by an insider, on Feb 5, 2016 at 11:18 am | 144 comments | 28697 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Drones prohibited over Super Bowl airspace

With the long-awaited Super Bowl 50 fast approaching, the Federal Aviation Administration is reminding Bay Area residents...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2016
Last comment by Be Positive, on Feb 5, 2016 at 9:54 am | 14 comments | 4179 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Unemployment higher for men than women who grow up poor

Article states, among many interesting items, "Among its key findings: boys from families in the bottom quintile of the income...

Original post made by Mike on Feb. 3, 2016
Last comment by Mike, on Feb 5, 2016 at 9:48 am | 3 comments | 444 Views

AROUND TOWN

Home Front

<B><B>ROSE CARE SERIES ...</B> Learn how to care for roses year-round with Filoli's Rose Care Series, which starts on <B>Wednesday,...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2016
There are no comments yet. 4108 Views

AROUND TOWN

Earthquake warning prototype discussed at White House summit

A White House summit on earthquake preparedness Tuesday included an extensive discussion of a new early warning system that...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2016
Last comment by musical, on Feb 4, 2016 at 10:48 pm | 3 comments | 3041 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Yelp not moving into Palo Alto's College Terrace Centre

Long construction delays pushed review website Yelp to vacate its lease at College Terrace Centre in Palo Alto, a Yelp spokesman...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2016
Last comment by Ahem, on Feb 4, 2016 at 10:00 pm | 9 comments | 4888 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Emergency law targets medical marijuana

In a liberal city that gave rise to Jerry Garcia and that embraces all things green, medical marijuana remains a glaring...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2016
Last comment by @ online name, on Feb 4, 2016 at 6:35 pm | 59 comments | 6033 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council expands downtown residential parking restrictions

With more Palo Alto residents clamoring for parking restrictions that would keep commuters off their neighborhood streets,...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2016
Last comment by Kevin Ohlson, on Feb 4, 2016 at 5:00 pm | 25 comments | 5567 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Neuroscience pioneer tapped to lead Stanford

After six months and thousands of hours reviewing prospective candidates for a successor to Stanford University President...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2016
There are no comments yet. 814 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Disappearing posts again

Can Weekl please put a notification button at every thread ro notify that posts are not posting, or are disappearing? Several...

Original post made by Poster on Feb. 3, 2016
Last comment by My Nguyen, on Feb 4, 2016 at 1:31 pm | 6 comments | 487 Views

AROUND TOWN

AAA offering free tows to those who drink during Super Bowl

Bay Area Super Bowl fans who choose to drink Sunday at the Super Bowl and at Super Bowl parties can get a free tow home through...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2016
Last comment by Ed P., on Feb 4, 2016 at 11:26 am | 1 comment | 2339 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community Notebook: Parents start local mental-health support group

A group of parents who saw a need for a locally based, ongoing group to support other parents concerned about the mental...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2016
Last comment by Sarah1000, on Feb 3, 2016 at 7:33 pm | 1 comment | 2876 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

East Palo Alto man found guilty in 2013 shooting of YMCA coach

An East Palo Alto man was found guilty Monday of shooting and injuring a YMCA wellness coach as he was walking home from...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2016
Last comment by juror , on Feb 3, 2016 at 5:42 pm | 1 comment | 2305 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

ACLU lawsuit affects school field trips

A pending lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union is having far-reaching effects on school field trips around California,...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2011
Last comment by LauraM, on Feb 3, 2016 at 3:34 pm | 70 comments | 8761 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto breaks ground on new tech development

With golden shovels dug into the earth, members of the East Palo Alto City Council and developer John A. Sobrato broke ground...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2015
Last comment by I hire in tech, on Feb 3, 2016 at 2:55 pm | 18 comments | 6337 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford Blood Center in need of donations to avoid shortage

With an estimated two to three million people expected to visit the Bay Area for Super Bowl 50, the Stanford Blood Center...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2016
Last comment by big numbers, on Feb 3, 2016 at 1:50 pm | 2 comments | 2616 Views
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Coupon for Yourself and Your Partner
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Housing Impact Fees and the Economy
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California Restaurant Association tests out public-awareness campaign in Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 9 comments | 2,487 views

Driverless self-driving car testbed issues
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Luck despite bad luck
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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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