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PALO ALTO ISSUES

East Palo Alto nonprofit gets $3.1 million from Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

An East Palo Alto nonprofit group that helps thousands of low-income residents with housing and immigration issues will receive...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2017
Last comment by Michael Levin, on Feb 6, 2017 at 7:01 pm | 9 comments | 8772 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

REDUCE Aircraft Noise - Meeting with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) - Thursday Sept 29, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Palo Alto and Neighboring Communities, If you are concerned with the alarming increase in aircraft noise over our communities,...

Original post made by Sky Posse Palo Alto on Sep. 27, 2016
Last comment by What?, on Feb 6, 2017 at 5:53 pm | 3 comments | 372 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Mobility crisis?

At 88, Carol Dondick has not allowed her decision to stop driving interfere with her life. Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2017/02/03/mobility-crisis...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2017
Last comment by EPA Mom, on Feb 6, 2017 at 4:45 pm | 10 comments | 6746 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto man helps Afghan interpreter receive visa

Qismat Amin, an Afghan interpreter who helped the U.S. Army, has been waiting for years for the U.S. government to grant...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2017
Last comment by Resident , on Feb 6, 2017 at 4:22 pm | 13 comments | 5671 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Witness call is alleged car burglar's downfall

A timely call by an alert witness led to the arrest of an alleged car burglar within minutes of the crime, Palo Alto police...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2017
Last comment by Reading comprehension, on Feb 6, 2017 at 2:12 pm | 3 comments | 2139 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

December Bay Area home sales drop, prices climb in latest report

December Bay Area home sales and prices moved in opposite directions on a year-over-year basis, research firm CoreLogic announced....

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2017
Last comment by Promises, Promises, on Feb 6, 2017 at 1:58 pm | 4 comments | 1668 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

A different kind of justice

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Original post made on Sep. 10, 2008
Last comment by Melinda Letterman Circuit, on Feb 5, 2017 at 11:20 pm | 10 comments | 7979 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Couple arrested for alleged opium operation

In what is being called one of the biggest drug busts of its kind in California history, Mountain View police on Friday afternoon...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2017
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Feb 5, 2017 at 7:32 pm | 4 comments | 3709 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest opinion: Why I support reporting weighted GPAs

I am a strong advocate for student wellness and a healthy school climate, but there are several reasons I do not believe...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2017
Last comment by A Quiet and Shy Paly Parent, on Feb 5, 2017 at 12:22 pm | 17 comments | 1963 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council spars over land-use vision

Faced with growing concerns about too much traffic and not enough housing, Palo Alto officials agreed on Monday to retain...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2017
Last comment by Citize, on Feb 5, 2017 at 12:19 pm | 87 comments | 6792 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest opinion: Raise students, not GPAs

Weighted grade point averages should be the exception, not the standard –– printed on transcripts only when a student...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2017
Last comment by challenge all assumptions, on Feb 5, 2017 at 11:41 am | 42 comments | 2116 Views

BOOKS

Worth a Look

Challenging conventional notions about books for two decades now, The Bay Area Book Artists are holding their 15th annual...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1514 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Tanaka to return developer's contribution

Palo Alto Councilman Greg Tanaka, whose campaign received $5,000 from a developer whose project he is set to review Monday...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2017
Last comment by Recall, on Feb 4, 2017 at 7:06 pm | 13 comments | 2054 Views

SPORTS

Several wrestlers still in contention for a title at CCS

==BI Girls wrestling == Palo Alto's Masaka Perez and Sara Aguilar both reached the quarterfinals of the Central Coast Section...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2017
Last comment by congrats, on Feb 4, 2017 at 5:51 pm | 1 comment | 802 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Special-education director resigns mid-year

In the midst of Palo Alto Unified's efforts to reform its special-education department, the school district announced Tuesday...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2017
Last comment by a parent, on Feb 4, 2017 at 5:31 pm | 12 comments | 5356 Views

AROUND TOWN

VIDEO: Behind the Headlines -- Office for Civil Rights agreement

"Behind the Headlines" looks at steps proposed by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights for bringing...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2017
Last comment by caroline V, on Feb 4, 2017 at 1:27 pm | 3 comments | 3275 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Growth impacts, housing needs to drive city's 2017 priorities

Housing and traffic, the two topics that have dominated Palo Alto's political and policy debates for the past year, will...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2017
Last comment by musical, on Feb 4, 2017 at 12:22 pm | 12 comments | 2311 Views

AROUND TOWN

VIDEO: Behind the Headlines -- Uproar over city land-use plan

On "Behind the Headlines," Palo Alto Councilman Tom DuBois joins journalists Jocelyn Dong and Gennady Sheyner to discuss...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 4, 2017 at 11:49 am | 2 comments | 1962 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Around Town

<B><B>PART OF THE FAMILY ... </B>Some people treat their pets like family. At Stanford, animal companions can receive health...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2017
Last comment by Skeptic, on Feb 3, 2017 at 6:21 pm | 1 comment | 1939 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Joint community effort to save Menlo's Guild Theater

Update on the petition in support of Menlo Park's Guild Theater The Palo Alto Square remains open because of hard work...

Original post made by Judy Adams on Feb. 3, 2017
There are no comments yet. 221 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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