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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 | 2089 Views

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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 | 809 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 | 3978 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 | 726 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 | 312 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 | 6403 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 | 1462 Views

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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 | 4620 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 | 4690 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 | 11176 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 | 3742 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 | 720 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 | 2303 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 | 4811 Views

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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 | 1710 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Battle brews over Palo Alto's solar-energy program

It took four years of patience and frustration, but the clouds have finally parted for Palo Alto CLEAN, the city's pioneering...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Mar 29, 2016 at 3:54 pm | 15 comments | 4254 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sunset moving to Oakland

Sunset will move its headquarters from the Menlo Park campus it has occupied since 1951 to Jack London Square in Oakland...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2015
Last comment by Jackie, on Mar 29, 2016 at 3:07 pm | 20 comments | 7474 Views

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New senior residences address Palo Alto's growing need

A new independent-living community for people aged 60 and older officially opened its doors on Thursday, May 1, offering...

Original post made on May. 2, 2014
Last comment by LN, on Mar 29, 2016 at 11:26 am | 34 comments | 10517 Views

AROUND TOWN

Brock Turner case goes to jury

The jury's decision in the sexual-assault trial of former Stanford University freshman Brock Allen Turner could hinge on...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2016
Last comment by observer, on Mar 29, 2016 at 10:39 am | 6 comments | 10542 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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