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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Traffic looms large in Burt's 'State of the City'

Steep housing prices, excessive office growth and a prolonged drought all loom as challenges for Palo Alto's future, but...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2016
Last comment by Johnny, on Feb 27, 2016 at 4:21 pm | 29 comments | 4644 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto man gets three years for assaulting priest, others

An East Palo Alto resident was sentenced today to three years in state prison for assaulting an 89-year-old priest and two...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2016
Last comment by Marrol, on Feb 27, 2016 at 11:38 am | 1 comment | 3442 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Our city state

Six years ago, when then-Mayor Pat Burt delivered his first 'State of the City' address, he read from prepared remarks about...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2016
Last comment by mauricio, on Feb 27, 2016 at 11:09 am | 7 comments | 3887 Views

RESTAURANTS

A touch of New England

Our beloved Dungeness crab season might be finally getting underway, but in the meantime, we can take advantage of that East...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2016
Last comment by Scarlet, on Feb 26, 2016 at 5:12 pm | 7 comments | 6125 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Social worker pleads 'no contest' in child sex-abuse case

A former San Mateo County social worker who oversaw the cases of vulnerable East Palo Alto children pleaded no contest to...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2016
Last comment by Parrisha💯, on Feb 26, 2016 at 2:22 pm | 10 comments | 4162 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Where will district dollars have most impact on student mental health in Palo Alto?

When it comes to better supporting student wellness and mental health in Palo Alto, is the school district most in need of...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2016
Last comment by Legal Due , on Feb 26, 2016 at 1:36 pm | 12 comments | 3347 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford University approves tuition hike

Stanford University has approved an increase in tuition for the next school year while reaffirming its commitment to "keeping...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2016
Last comment by Calling BS, on Feb 26, 2016 at 1:29 pm | 7 comments | 6488 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Portola Valley doctor aims to combat obesity epidemic

The facts, says Dr. Sean Bourke, are clear: The U.S. is being overtaken by an epidemic of obesity. He wants to replace it...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2016
Last comment by Questions, on Feb 26, 2016 at 10:08 am | 9 comments | 4673 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Obama nominates federal judge Lucy Koh to U.S. appeals court

U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh of San Jose was nominated by President Obama today to serve on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2016
There are no comments yet. 2212 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Federal court orders state to release confidential student information

Parents in school districts around the state recently received notice that confidential information on their students maintained...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2016
Last comment by Eva, on Feb 26, 2016 at 9:07 am | 12 comments | 2864 Views

AROUND TOWN

Home sales

Home sales are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains the information from the county...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2016
There are no comments yet. 940 Views

AROUND TOWN

Building permits

<B>Palo Alto Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2016/02/26/building-permits posted Friday, February...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2016
There are no comments yet. 5476 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Home Front

<B><B>LESS LUX ... </B>Fewer high-priced homes on the market generally means fewer high-priced sales, a truism borne out...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2016
There are no comments yet. 4825 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police: Man booked for harassing teen at city lot

Palo Alto police have arrested a man who they said harassed a teenager in a parking lot near California Avenue shortly after...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2016
Last comment by Emmett Till, on Feb 25, 2016 at 6:59 pm | 1 comment | 4089 Views

AROUND TOWN

Recent home sales: a $4.3 million whopper in Palo Alto

In this week's column, we see a 1,253-square-foot Palo Alto home that sold for $4,300,000, or $3,432 per square foot. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2016
Last comment by We, on Feb 25, 2016 at 6:57 pm | 4 comments | 5386 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board backs $17 million Addison gift

The Palo Alto school board enthusiastically endorsed Tuesday night a multi-million dollar plan, paid for in full by an anonymous...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2016
Last comment by High School Parent, on Feb 25, 2016 at 6:32 pm | 29 comments | 4860 Views

SPORTS

Juana Run this weekend?

Put on your running shoes and explore the scenic streets of the Barron Park neighborhood during the 20th Annual Juana Run...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2016
Last comment by JR runner, on Feb 25, 2016 at 5:35 pm | 1 comment | 901 Views

AROUND TOWN

police activity this morning

At the corner of El Camino Real and Charleston at the Jiffy Lube 8:12am today 2/25/2016 One police car pulled over on El...

Original post made by Joe on Feb. 25, 2016
Last comment by JerryM, on Feb 25, 2016 at 3:29 pm | 3 comments | 485 Views

SPORTS

SH Prep grad Howe part of American record medley relay

One event. One win. One American record. The Stanford women's swimming and diving team opened the Pac-12 Championships on...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2016
Last comment by nmckenna, on Feb 25, 2016 at 10:49 am | 1 comment | 3409 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto movie theater employees robbed at gunpoint

Palo Alto police are searching for two men they say robbed two movie theater employees at gunpoint on El Camino Real Tuesday...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2016
Last comment by RS, on Feb 25, 2016 at 10:18 am | 6 comments | 4442 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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