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AROUND TOWN

Selecting art; on a budget

Carefully chosen art can add life to any room. But how do you select an appropriate piece when you're on a budget? Read...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2016
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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Mountain View police looking for alleged cellphone thieves

Police are seeking the public's help in finding a couple who stole two cellphones from a Sprint store Wednesday night, then...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2016
Last comment by resident, on Apr 1, 2016 at 9:07 am | 1 comment | 1976 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Get some sleep to age better

Sleep is one of only a few activities that is shared by every single human being on the planet. While our bodies require...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2016
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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

New high-speed rail plan faces criticism

High-speed rail's recent pivot toward the Bay Area may have energized the project's Silicon Valley supporters, but it is...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2016
Last comment by morris brown, on Apr 1, 2016 at 6:36 am | 36 comments | 4273 Views

AROUND TOWN

Governor announces deal for $15 minimum wage

A new agreement announced by state lawmakers and Gov. Jerry Brown would raise the state's minimum wage to $15 for most employees...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2016
Last comment by SEA_SEELAM REDDY, on Apr 1, 2016 at 3:08 am | 13 comments | 2067 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ex-Stanford swimmer found guilty of sexual assault

Brock Turner, a former Stanford University student who was convicted in a Palo Alto courthouse Wednesday of sexually assaulting...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2016
Last comment by SEA_SEELAM REDDY, on Apr 1, 2016 at 2:56 am | 1 comment | 807 Views

RESTAURANTS

Not just another ramen shop

Rice bowls and noodle soups under $13 are Kumino's primary currency, yet this is absolutely not just another ramen shop....

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2016
Last comment by Common sense, on Apr 1, 2016 at 1:50 am | 1 comment | 3966 Views

AROUND TOWN

Take a morning hike with a ranger

Explore the exciting wonders of the Palo Alto Baylands on a ranger-led hike around the Adobe Creek Loop Trail on Friday,...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2016
Last comment by Kay, on Mar 31, 2016 at 10:09 pm | 1 comment | 685 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

UC lowers standards for out-of-staters to raise cash

"The University of California has been admitting thousands of students from out of state with lower grades and test scores...

Original post made by disgusted on Mar. 30, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Mar 31, 2016 at 5:29 pm | 16 comments | 724 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

UC Caught with lower standards for out-of-staters

In case you missed it, proof came out this week through a formal audit that UC has been lowering admission standards for...

Original post made by MP parent on Mar. 31, 2016
Last comment by Needs a law, on Mar 31, 2016 at 5:11 pm | 1 comment | 308 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New dog parks pitched in Palo Alto

Dogged by persistent complaints about inadequate park space for local pooches, Palo Alto officials are preparing to unleash...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2016
Last comment by Paloaltogirl , on Mar 31, 2016 at 10:06 am | 44 comments | 6399 Views

AROUND TOWN

Citywide bike-routes meeting tonight

A public meeting on the final concept plans for four bicycle routes will be held by the City of Palo Alto on tonight, March...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2016
Last comment by Online Name, on Mar 31, 2016 at 9:48 am | 12 comments | 1458 Views

AROUND TOWN

New Palo Alto hotel banks on 'all-inclusive' concept

Palo Alto's bustling hotel scene got a little busier on Monday with the launch of The Clement Palo Alto, a boutique hotel...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2016
Last comment by resident 1, on Mar 30, 2016 at 7:13 pm | 18 comments | 4615 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Reversing course, Palo Alto renews solar-energy program

Just when it looked like the sun will go down on Palo Alto CLEAN, the City Council offered the program a boost of energy...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2016
Last comment by Roger Overnaut, on Mar 30, 2016 at 5:19 pm | 12 comments | 4684 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: The housing fallacy

Palo Alto has become a community that is affordable only to those who have owned their homes for decades, inherited them...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2016
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Mar 30, 2016 at 5:12 pm | 147 comments | 11168 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Eshoo backs Apple on iPhone access

A ranking member of the U.S. Congressional Communications and Technology Subcommittee said she supports tech company Apple's...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Mar 30, 2016 at 4:53 pm | 12 comments | 3740 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

College Admissions Shocker

"PALO ALTO, California — Cementing its standing as the most selective institution of higher education in the country,...

Original post made by Yikes on Mar. 30, 2016
Last comment by Palo Alto Native, on Mar 30, 2016 at 3:03 pm | 5 comments | 719 Views

AROUND TOWN

Community Notebook: Simitian to host 'sidewalk office hours'

Community members can chat with Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian about local issues during Simitian's "sidewalk...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2016
Last comment by Que Pasa?, on Mar 30, 2016 at 1:27 pm | 3 comments | 2300 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto forum to test local biases, stereotypes

Think you're not prejudiced? A new forum on implicit biases sponsored by Palo Alto's Human Relations Commission might test...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2016
Last comment by Gale Johnson, on Mar 30, 2016 at 1:08 pm | 23 comments | 4800 Views

AROUND TOWN

Chosen (by the) people

The quest to find the best in modern Jewish theater is coming to the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center in Palo Alto on...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2016
Last comment by gcoladon, on Mar 29, 2016 at 9:36 pm | 1 comment | 1669 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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