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AROUND TOWN

Attempted kidnapping reported Saturday morning in Atherton

The Atherton Police Department says that a 24-year-old woman's screams drove off a man who was attempting to kidnap her at...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2016
Last comment by Harriet, on Mar 19, 2016 at 9:06 pm | 1 comment | 2636 Views

SPORTS

Eastside Prep girls earn return trip to state basketball finals

Eastside Prep coach Donovan Blythe got the best birthday gift possible as his girls presented him with a return trip to the...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2016
Last comment by Diane, on Mar 19, 2016 at 7:53 pm | 1 comment | 1280 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What is wrong with the USPS in Palo Alto?

Today, I was waiting for a package from Amazon that would be delivered through the USPS. I was given a tracking number and...

Original post made by Nayeli on Oct. 25, 2014
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Mar 19, 2016 at 4:18 pm | 89 comments | 5108 Views

AROUND TOWN

Red light cameras in Palo Alto?

I entered an intersection while the traffic light was yellow and the light changed to red as I passed through. (The intersection...

Original post made by Driver on Sep. 20, 2014
Last comment by Chris, on Mar 19, 2016 at 3:14 am | 24 comments | 7856 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Track Watch security guards arrested for theft, drugs

Three security guards who were hired as part of Palo Alto's Track Watch program to prevent suicides on the Caltrain tracks...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2016
Last comment by Poohntigger, on Mar 18, 2016 at 8:59 pm | 10 comments | 2032 Views

AROUND TOWN

Positively Green: The 'green' and 'blue' connection

There are a number of elements that factor into the overarching principles of green building, and one important consideration...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2016
Last comment by Former editor, on Mar 18, 2016 at 6:03 pm | 1 comment | 1582 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Office projects approved around California Avenue

The rapidly changing area around California Avenue is likely to get another heavy dollop of commercial development after...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2016
Last comment by Roger Overnaut, on Mar 18, 2016 at 5:45 pm | 6 comments | 3060 Views

AROUND TOWN

Resident group petitions city for housing

A coaltion of Palo Alto residents, including eight former mayors, is petitioning the City Council to fix the city's affordable-housing...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2016
Last comment by Mike-Crescent Park, on Mar 18, 2016 at 4:58 pm | 110 comments | 7608 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police arrest Track Watch guard for alleged lewd conduct

A uniformed Track Watch guard who was allegedly pleasuring himself in his parked car in Palo Alto last month has been arrested,...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2016
Last comment by Sue Dremann, on Mar 18, 2016 at 3:11 pm | 13 comments | 4259 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

In fight against traffic, Palo Alto finds business allies

From Caltrain passes for daily commuters to nimble shuttles for local residents, city leaders in Palo Alto have no shortage...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 18, 2016 at 2:23 pm | 29 comments | 4787 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Study makes economic case for growth

New developments inevitably breed frustrations in Palo Alto, where city leaders have spent much of the past year exploring...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2016
Last comment by mauricio, on Mar 18, 2016 at 10:49 am | 49 comments | 5540 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Research park companies join forces to fight traffic

For Lockheed Martin, Hewlett-Packard and other titans based at Stanford Research Park in Palo Alto, innovation has always...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2016
Last comment by Cheryl, on Mar 18, 2016 at 9:59 am | 9 comments | 4952 Views

AROUND TOWN

Home Front

<B><B>HIGH PRICES, STILL .... </B>The inventory of homes in San Mateo County in February as well as total residential sales...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1717 Views

AROUND TOWN

Midtown residents make connections count

When Cynthia Tham picked up her daughter from El Carmelo Elementary School on a recent weekday afternoon, her return home...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2016
There are no comments yet. 2683 Views

AROUND TOWN

Deadline nears for Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest

The deadline for entries for the Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is fast approaching. Submissions are due no later than...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2016
There are no comments yet. 2946 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Breaking barriers for 50 years

Even as new groups of immigrants are working to help recent arrivals acculturate to life in America, a local 50-year-old...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2016
There are no comments yet. 2038 Views

AROUND TOWN

Free tows home available for people who drink on St. Patrick's Day

People celebrating St. Patrick's Day in the Bay Area by drinking alcohol can avoid a DUI arrest by getting a free tow home...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 17, 2016 at 1:26 pm | 5 comments | 1881 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community Notebook: Former East Palo Alto mayor named Woman of the Year

Girls to Women Executive Director and former East Palo Alto Mayor Patricia Foster has been named the 2016 Woman of the Year...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2016
Last comment by Eileen Bailey, on Mar 17, 2016 at 1:07 pm | 7 comments | 3322 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

According to Merc, Verizon Tower will be installed at Ball Park.

Yippee, better cell phone reception at last. http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_29649537/palo-alto-cell-tower-can-go-up-at...

Original post made by Resident on Mar. 17, 2016
There are no comments yet. 351 Views

AROUND TOWN

Josh Becker withdraws from Assembly race

California state Assembly candidate Josh Becker announced in an email on Friday, March 11, that he will no longer be running...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2016
Last comment by Barry Chang, on Mar 17, 2016 at 10:52 am | 5 comments | 3070 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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