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AROUND TOWN

Police: East Palo Alto woman arrested for setting fire to RV

A 31-year-old East Palo Alto woman was arrested on suspicion of arson following a fire on Sunday, May 1, that caused minor...

Original post made on May. 5, 2016
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on May 5, 2016 at 1:44 pm | 3 comments | 3071 Views

AROUND TOWN

New website highlights the many 'paths from Palo Alto'

More than 80 life stories from Palo Alto alumni of all ages are featured on a new online anthology, launched this week by...

Original post made on May. 4, 2016
Last comment by wonderful site, on May 5, 2016 at 12:18 pm | 17 comments | 5896 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Los Altos Hills resident arrested for child molestation

NBC news report: http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Sheriffs-378129661.html This part of Page Mill Road is in Los Altos...

Original post made by parent on May. 4, 2016
Last comment by parent, on May 5, 2016 at 10:46 am | 1 comment | 519 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Developer looks to replace six-story El Camino building

It's one of the tallest buildings in Palo Alto, though few would say it's one of its most welcoming. Now, plans are afoot...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on May 4, 2016 at 9:49 pm | 41 comments | 9725 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Possible Gunshot sequence at about 1:15am Sun ?

I just heard a sequence of about 5-7 gunshots in succession from the direction of East Palo Alto or Menlo Park. No more,...

Original post made by Plane Speaker on May. 1, 2016
Last comment by Eileen Wright, on May 4, 2016 at 3:15 pm | 14 comments | 667 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

VTA considers complete bus route overhaul

In an effort to increase bus ridership and prepare for an onslaught of commuters from new BART stations in Milpitas and San...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2016
Last comment by Arthur Keller, on May 4, 2016 at 12:01 pm | 28 comments | 4468 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District's special ed department gets new director

When Superintendent Max McGee began his new post in the Palo Alto Unified School District last fall, one of the first changes...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2015
Last comment by parent, on May 4, 2016 at 11:02 am | 21 comments | 10480 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District slow to publish decisions made at meetings

The Palo Alto school district is an outlier when it comes to officially documenting and making public the minutes from meetings...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2016
Last comment by Cougar alum, on May 4, 2016 at 9:19 am | 16 comments | 4294 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Track guards still missing in action

Please accept my condolences for last weekend's loss of another Palo Alto teenager. In my thoughts are her grieving family...

Original post made by Marc Vincenti on Apr. 28, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on May 4, 2016 at 8:15 am | 58 comments | 3248 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Cruz/Fiorina

I cannot think of two other people who generate as much dislike as Ted and Carly. Forget their political positions, just...

Original post made by Paul Losch on Apr. 27, 2016
Last comment by If_the_FBI_is_Right_We_Must_Indict, on May 4, 2016 at 12:53 am | 46 comments | 1082 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

PHOTOS: 2015 Palo Alto May Fete Children's Parade

Hundreds gathered on University Avenue in downtown Palo Alto and surrounding blocks on Saturday, May 2, for the 93rd annual...

Original post made on May. 4, 2015
Last comment by Remembering, on May 4, 2016 at 12:01 am | 4 comments | 7377 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside executive uses telepresence robot at Sand Hill Road office

How can you be in two places at once? If you ask Geoff Rehnert of Woodside, it's easy. Now that his company has a small team...

Original post made on May. 3, 2016
Last comment by Polly Wanacracker, on May 3, 2016 at 3:43 pm | 2 comments | 3968 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Faircourt joins movement to ban new two-story homes

As Palo Alto officials prepare to rule on a contentious proposal to ban new two-story homes and additions in the Eichler...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2016
Last comment by fwiw, on May 3, 2016 at 9:41 am | 18 comments | 3273 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Trash Reduction Program: One House At a Time

One House At a Time By The BrickMinders, Sixth Graders at JLS Middle School Did you know that the average American produces...

Original post made by Brickminders on Nov. 17, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on May 3, 2016 at 7:31 am | 9 comments | 784 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district seeks members for social-emotional learning committee

The Palo Alto school district is looking for parents, students, faculty, staff and community members to serve on a new committee...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by Results, on May 2, 2016 at 8:05 pm | 15 comments | 3447 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto Weekly wins online 'General Excellence,' total 13 state journalism awards

The Palo Alto Weekly's staff was awarded the top prize for quality online journalism by the California Newspaper Publishers...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2016
Last comment by Alice Smith, on May 2, 2016 at 5:10 pm | 6 comments | 2926 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palantir taking over downtown Palo Alto

from today's Mercury News: http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_29834056/palo-alto-palantir-is-taking-over I had no idea...

Original post made by didn't know on Apr. 30, 2016
Last comment by Marie, on May 2, 2016 at 1:27 pm | 32 comments | 1232 Views

AROUND TOWN

Neighborhoods call for new parking restrictions in Palo Alto

The causes are different, but the problem facing the four Palo Alto neighborhoods seeking help from the city is the same:...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2016
Last comment by Ashamed of my Neighbors, on May 2, 2016 at 11:35 am | 32 comments | 3821 Views

RESTAURANTS

Locavore hot spot

Local Union 271 opened in early April in downtown Palo Alto. It's spacious, communal, loud, open long hours -- and the food...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2015
Last comment by local foodie, on May 2, 2016 at 10:55 am | 4 comments | 3169 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Andronico's drops plans to move into Edgewood Plaza

Plans for Andronico's Community Markets to open a grocery store at Edgewood Plaza Shopping Center apparently fizzled at the...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2016
Last comment by Fact or Fiction, on May 2, 2016 at 7:49 am | 78 comments | 7426 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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