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Valentine's progress

This Feb. 14, ditch the box of chocolates and flowers for a plan to hop from one restaurant to another for food and drink. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2017
Last comment by Lovely!, on Feb 16, 2017 at 9:19 am | 1 comment | 1497 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Good news about mega bus route

According to MV Voice, VTA are piloting a non-stop mega bus route from Gilroy, Morgan Hill to Mountain View. http://www.mv-voice.com/square/2017/02/14/new-bus-route-aims-to-get-mega...

Original post made by Resident on Feb. 16, 2017
There are no comments yet. 72 Views

AROUND TOWN

Wake up, little SUSIE

Bill Frye, 96, may be in a wheelchair, but on April 22, he was still rotating his bike pedals through the Balinese forest....

Original post made on May. 2, 2014
Last comment by Marcelo, on Feb 16, 2017 at 4:48 am | 2 comments | 8443 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

AT&T's sweeping antenna plan wins final OK

A contentious plan by AT&T to mount dozens of antennas on utility poles throughout Palo Alto cruised to the finish line Monday...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2013
Last comment by Don't Freaking Fry Me, on Feb 15, 2017 at 10:51 pm | 26 comments | 8861 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Complaint: school district website 'inaccessible'

A special-education advocate from Michigan who has filed more than 1,000 federal complaints against school districts alleging...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2017
Last comment by Marcie Lipsitt, on Feb 15, 2017 at 5:43 pm | 7 comments | 3659 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford joins universities in challenging Trump's travel ban

An amicus brief filed in federal court on Monday by Stanford University and 16 other universities argues that President Donald...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2017
Last comment by Wingnut Alert!, on Feb 15, 2017 at 12:58 pm | 7 comments | 2202 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Body builder on probation for drug-trafficking offense

A body builder who was arrested for selling $250,000 worth of steroids and prescription medications through his Menlo Park...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2017
Last comment by Disgusted, on Feb 15, 2017 at 12:05 pm | 1 comment | 1846 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Where does the paper bag charge go?

Due to a momentary lack of foresight (leaving bags at home) on a recent rainy day I was forced to "purchase" a bag to get...

Original post made by Questioning Mind on Feb. 14, 2017
Last comment by Questioning Mind, on Feb 15, 2017 at 9:33 am | 9 comments | 198 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

'Meteor' sighted over Bay Area sky was a missile test launch

A bright light traveling across the dark sky Tuesday morning was one of two missile tests conducted by the U.S. Navy over...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2017
Last comment by Mulder, on Feb 14, 2017 at 5:48 pm | 1 comment | 1229 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: When democracy is hijacked

Monday night, in a brazen display of power, some members of the Palo Alto City Council massacred our Comprehensive Plan,...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2017
Last comment by AL Franken, on Feb 14, 2017 at 5:30 pm | 77 comments | 5908 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto tries to get a piece of the 'sharing economy'

It's called the "sharing economy," but Palo Alto officials are growing increasingly concerned that the city isn't getting...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2015
Last comment by Theresa Mayer, on Feb 14, 2017 at 4:12 pm | 52 comments | 8017 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woman throws hot coffee on would-be robber near Stanford Shopping Center

A woman targeted in an attempted robbery near Stanford Shopping Center on Saturday morning threw hot coffee on one of the...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2017
Last comment by Barbara, on Feb 14, 2017 at 1:06 pm | 9 comments | 3410 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Shop Talk: Pet Depot to close, Accent Arts moves

In the latest Palo Alto retail news, Pet Food Depot is set to close after 30-plus years, Amity Crossfit opens on California...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2017
Last comment by Shopper, on Feb 14, 2017 at 12:38 pm | 6 comments | 6038 Views

AROUND TOWN

The Willows

A communal, yet informal, atmosphere seems to permeate life in The Willows -- from a publicly maintained traffic island (complete...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2017
Last comment by Burke, on Feb 14, 2017 at 12:01 pm | 1 comment | 5731 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: The retail quandary

The retail health of Palo Alto's various commercial districts has ebbed and flowed over the decades, influenced by economic...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2017
Last comment by Suspicious, on Feb 14, 2017 at 8:10 am | 7 comments | 2221 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stop Castilleja Expansion signs

Stop Castilleja Expansion signs are all over Palo Alto asking PACC to Save PA Neighborhoods. Freedom of Speech in action!...

Original post made by Expansion signs on Feb. 9, 2017
Last comment by YIMBY, on Feb 13, 2017 at 11:38 pm | 13 comments | 345 Views

AROUND TOWN

First rain of the season forecast for Sunday

Roads will be slick on Sunday in the San Francisco and Monterey Bay areas as the first rain of the rainy season falls that...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2017
There are no comments yet. 3302 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Federal complaint alleges school district website 'inaccessible'

A special-education advocate from Michigan who has filed more than 1,000 federal complaints against school districts alleging...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2017
Last comment by Hilarious, on Feb 13, 2017 at 10:32 pm | 1 comment | 579 Views

AROUND TOWN

School board to discuss budget cuts

The Palo Alto school board will discuss Tuesday morning a proposed round of budget cuts for the 2017-18 school year to mitigate...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2017
Last comment by Ed, on Feb 13, 2017 at 9:50 pm | 7 comments | 2150 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Monitoring software sparks concern, relief

Parents of sophomores and juniors at Gunn and Palo Alto high schools and seventh-graders at Jordan Middle School will soon...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2017
Last comment by Skelly is still laughing, on Feb 13, 2017 at 8:05 pm | 13 comments | 5186 Views
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Common Application's 2017-2018 Essay Prompts
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Checklist before baby arrives
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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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