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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto residents flex their muscle

Citizens united over Palo Alto issues affecting their quality of life in 2015, holding federal authorities, City Hall and...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2015
Last comment by Stephanie Enos, on Apr 7, 2016 at 5:00 pm | 12 comments | 5577 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Peninsula cities team up on new recycled water projects

Seeking to spur greater use of recycled water in the region, Palo Alto, Mountain View, East Palo Alto and members of the...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2016
Last comment by Not laughing, on Apr 7, 2016 at 4:50 pm | 2 comments | 2733 Views

AROUND TOWN

Community Notebook: Eight Palo Alto companies recognized for green efforts

Eight Palo Alto businesses will receive the 4th annual Mayor's Green Business Leader Award for their efforts in improving...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2016
Last comment by Please correct, on Apr 7, 2016 at 3:08 pm | 1 comment | 2078 Views

AROUND TOWN

Burglars hit Palo Alto nonprofit

A Palo Alto nonprofit group that serves people with disabilities was hit by burglars over the weekend, according to Palo...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2016
Last comment by Green, on Apr 7, 2016 at 1:39 pm | 5 comments | 3807 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man arrested after opening wrong car door

There can sometimes be good surprises at 2:30 a.m., but on March 31, Curtis Edward Jordan Jr. did not get one of them. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2016
Last comment by Retired Teacher, on Apr 7, 2016 at 11:02 am | 23 comments | 5758 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Unmasking the truth: Beyond the stigma of mental illness

When I was first diagnosed with depression and Generalized Anxiety Disorder, I was 12 years old. At first, I thought my episodes...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2016
Last comment by For understanding, on Apr 7, 2016 at 9:35 am | 30 comments | 6942 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plaintiffs to continue court fight against Vi at Palo Alto despite dismissals

A U.S. District Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Palo Alto retirement community Vi for allegedly illegally giving...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2016
Last comment by Steve, on Apr 6, 2016 at 9:06 pm | 2 comments | 4454 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly grad wins music grant

Violinist and Palo Alto native Alexi Kenney has received the prestigious 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant, which is annually...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2016
Last comment by ECYS Family, on Apr 6, 2016 at 6:24 pm | 1 comment | 1999 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Apple shuttle bus catches fire on Interstate 280, no one injured

A shuttle bus carrying Apple employees from San Francisco to Cupertino caught fire this morning in unincorporated San Mateo...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2016
Last comment by Apple Worm, on Apr 6, 2016 at 5:23 pm | 8 comments | 10298 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Record-breaking warm weather expected Wednesday in Bay Area

Temperatures around the Bay Area will pick up drastically during the middle of the week, possibly breaking previous records,...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 6, 2016 at 5:51 am | 4 comments | 2686 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Community Notebook: StreetCode Academy to host two-day technology event

StreetCode Academy, an East Palo Alto nonprofit organization that empowers low-income youth through hackathons, after-school...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2016
Last comment by Thomas Bedford, on Apr 5, 2016 at 9:38 pm | 1 comment | 2265 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man allegedly shot at construction workers

A Palo Alto man allegedly threatened his apartment building manager with a knife and fired a pellet gun at construction workers...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2016
Last comment by Hulkamania, on Apr 5, 2016 at 6:28 pm | 5 comments | 4911 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Anxious about plane noise, Palo Alto eyes seat on new FAA committee

Spurred by outrage over airplane noise from residents of Palo Alto and surrounding communities, the Federal Aviation Administration...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2016
Last comment by Roger Overnaut, on Apr 5, 2016 at 2:02 pm | 15 comments | 4833 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Lawsuit against Vi at Palo Alto is dismissed

A U.S. District Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit by seniors who accused Palo Alto retirement community Vi of illegally...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2016
Last comment by Commentator, on Apr 5, 2016 at 1:53 pm | 2 comments | 500 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High schools tell board: Restore athletics funding

Palo Alto students, parents and high school athletics staff made the case at Tuesday's Board of Education meeting that sports...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2016
Last comment by @ Election and Social Emotional Wellness, on Apr 5, 2016 at 10:38 am | 2 comments | 814 Views

SPORTS

VanDerveer leads the way on Pac-12's All-Century hoop team

Tara VanDerveer was named the Pac-12 Coach of the Century and eight former Stanford players were named to the roster on the...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2016
Last comment by chris burford, on Apr 4, 2016 at 5:04 pm | 1 comment | 2821 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford swimmer found guilty of sexual assault

Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner was found guilty Wednesday of three felony charges relating to a sexual assault...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2016
Last comment by myscreenname, on Apr 4, 2016 at 4:09 pm | 36 comments | 13981 Views

AROUND TOWN

What people get from 'giving back'

Volunteering can be a powerful way to engage with others and heighten one's sense of purpose, a recent report from the Stanford...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2016
Last comment by Mutti, on Apr 4, 2016 at 10:36 am | 1 comment | 4141 Views

SPORTS

Paly boys waste career best by Mullin in key loss

Boys' prep basketball Kevin Mullin did his best to keep the Palo Alto boys in the running for the SCVAL De Anza Division...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by Paly '82, on Apr 4, 2016 at 2:10 am | 18 comments | 4259 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: The looming election

Unusual opportunities exist this fall for qualified and motivated newcomers to seek and win seats on the Palo Alto City Council...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2016
Last comment by Bacon is bad for you, on Apr 3, 2016 at 10:20 pm | 44 comments | 4601 Views
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Housing Impact Fees and the Economy
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Driverless self-driving car testbed issues
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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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