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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Rinconada Pool outsourcing plan up for a vote

Palo Alto's debate over whether to expand and outsource the learn-to-swim program at the popular Rinconada Pool could be...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2017
Last comment by Judith Schwartz, on Jan 10, 2017 at 3:15 pm | 11 comments | 2756 Views

SPORTS

Menlo-Atherton a 56-47 winner heading into league play

==BI Prep report == It’s always a big event for Menlo-Atherton coach Mike Molieri when he goes up against Half Moon Bay...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2017
Last comment by Chester Wong, on Jan 10, 2017 at 1:03 pm | 1 comment | 1944 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District homework policy roll-out stalls

When people talk about homework in Palo Alto, they often wonder: What, exactly, is the district's policy on homework? Read...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by Sherri, on Jan 10, 2017 at 11:23 am | 29 comments | 9801 Views

SPORTS

Nueva's win over Kehillah Jewish tells a different story

==BI Prep basketball == Junior guard Ben Winer scored 15 points and grabbed 11 rebounds but the Kehillah Jewish boys basketball...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2017
Last comment by raymond copstein, on Jan 10, 2017 at 10:53 am | 1 comment | 1269 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto police find missing at-risk man

A man with short-term memory loss who was missing from his Palo Alto home since about 5 a.m. Tuesday has been found. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2017
Last comment by Matt Smuts, on Jan 10, 2017 at 10:52 am | 1 comment | 1943 Views

AROUND TOWN

Positive Story

Today I went to my nearest Walgreens for my errands, and I came across an elderly woman who looked liked she was lost and...

Original post made by Anton Ulasovich on Jan. 9, 2017
Last comment by neighbor, on Jan 10, 2017 at 10:01 am | 4 comments | 229 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Recall campaign: State ruling that cleared judge is 'error-ridden'

The campaign working to unseat Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky, sparked by his sentencing of former Stanford University...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2017
Last comment by A Noun Ea Mus, on Jan 10, 2017 at 5:17 am | 7 comments | 3004 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

In the spotlight again, Stanford rebuts New York Times story on sexual assault

A New York Times story describing Stanford University's "struggles and pitfalls" in adjudicating sexual-assault cases --...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2017
Last comment by john_alderman, on Jan 10, 2017 at 2:25 am | 16 comments | 3762 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto man arrested for prowling in Pleasanton neighborhood

Two Palo Alto residents were found by police allegedly prowling in a Pleasanton neighborhood early Saturday morning. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2017
Last comment by Bill, on Jan 9, 2017 at 7:03 pm | 1 comment | 4035 Views

SPORTS

Paly, Spartans to duel in SCVAL girls soccer showdown

Something will have to give when the Palo Alto girls soccer team travels to Mountain View for an important early SCVAL De...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2017
Last comment by Big Schu, on Jan 9, 2017 at 3:22 pm | 1 comment | 1515 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto in the Fifties

What a great place to grow up. We could ride our bikes anywhere, almost. I was on the traffic patrol squad crossing...

Original post made by Paul Duggan on Jan. 9, 2017
There are no comments yet. 136 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford historian to give talk on Electoral College Jan. 11

The results of the 2016 presidential election — with Republican nominee Donald Trump securing nearly 80 more electoral...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2017
Last comment by Sanctimonious City, on Jan 9, 2017 at 12:30 pm | 17 comments | 3197 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A bridge to stability

The school day is done, the homework is polished off and all that's left to do for the two boys sitting at a table on a rainy...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2017
Last comment by Sylvia, on Jan 9, 2017 at 11:46 am | 1 comment | 2219 Views

MOVIES

The most -- and least -- memorable films of 2016

Palo Alto Weekly movie critic Peter Canavese shares his highlights in film from 2016, including his top 10 -- and bottom...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2017
Last comment by From Mtn View, on Jan 9, 2017 at 10:53 am | 4 comments | 3294 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Theranos fires 41% of staffers

Palo Alto's Theranos fires 41% of staffers. Will this have an impact on Palo Alto home prices? CNN news report: http://money.cnn.com/2017/01/06/technology/theranos-layoffs-41-percen...

Original post made by liz on Jan. 8, 2017
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Jan 9, 2017 at 9:54 am | 1 comment | 218 Views

AROUND TOWN

Starting Thursday, Surf Air will no longer have Bayside route option

To the consternation of local residents and Surf Air alike, San Mateo County announced this week that the alternate route...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2017
Last comment by musical, on Jan 8, 2017 at 11:32 pm | 12 comments | 5086 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Minor power outages, trees on Caltrain tracks reported in Palo Alto

A storm moving through the Bay Area on Sunday has resulted in fallen tree branches on the Caltrain tracks in Palo Alto, causing...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2017
Last comment by qqpa, on Jan 8, 2017 at 10:06 pm | 4 comments | 3659 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto police seek suspects in armed cell-phone store burglary

Palo Alto police are searching for two men who, armed with a handgun and a knife, allegedly stole merchandise and cash from...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2017
Last comment by Crime Wave, on Jan 8, 2017 at 6:26 pm | 1 comment | 2520 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Firefighters use new techniques to douse blaze

Palo Alto firefighters are crediting an aggressive new technique for allowing them to quickly stifle a blaze on Louis Road...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2016
Last comment by Mike, on Jan 8, 2017 at 2:36 pm | 13 comments | 17735 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Brain research enters 'golden era' at Stanford

For patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease, little progress in the way of treatment has been made for decades, says...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2017
Last comment by anne, on Jan 8, 2017 at 7:06 am | 5 comments | 7880 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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