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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Off Deadline: Where is 'propaganda analysis' ed when we need it?

Propaganda techniques include often-subliminal marketing/advertising messages aimed at all ages - adults and children - that...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 1, 2017 at 9:59 pm | 27 comments | 4096 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Teenagers arrested for stealing from a car

Police arrested three East Palo Alto teenagers who had been prowling a Palo Alto neighborhood just after midnight on Tuesday,...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2017
Last comment by JustMe, on Mar 1, 2017 at 6:10 pm | 3 comments | 3572 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Woman photographs man who exposed himself

A man who exposed himself to a woman in Palo Alto's Evergreen Park neighborhood on Monday morning didn't flee quickly enough...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2017
Last comment by Rosey, on Mar 1, 2017 at 4:38 pm | 5 comments | 5863 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto opts not to regulate Airbnb rentals

A proposal in Palo Alto to start regulating and taxing rooms rented out through sites such as Airbnb quietly fizzled on Monday...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2015
Last comment by OMG, on Mar 1, 2017 at 4:10 pm | 26 comments | 7919 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Committee takes 'first step' on social-emotional learning curriculum

While the Palo Alto school district is nationally known for its academic rigor, it is "less clear" that its students are...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2017
Last comment by @massachusetts, on Mar 1, 2017 at 12:40 pm | 5 comments | 2657 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council not sold on changing zoning for El Camino housing project

Palo Alto's battle between its appetite for new housing and its general disdain for densification came to a head Monday night,...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2017
Last comment by JJ, on Feb 28, 2017 at 10:26 pm | 21 comments | 3615 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City of Palo Alto Utilities--Irresponsible to New Residents

This is a special warning to anyone thinking of moving to P.A., but not immediately after purchasing your home. Because...

Original post made by Chen Kai Wen on Dec. 30, 2009
Last comment by Angered Every Pickup Day, on Feb 28, 2017 at 4:05 pm | 9 comments | 2094 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to make key Office for Civil Rights decisions

The Palo Alto school board is set to take action Tuesday night on two key decisions that will impact the school district's...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2017
Last comment by Another Parent, on Feb 28, 2017 at 2:28 pm | 4 comments | 2762 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto man arrested for Mountain View stabbing

A Palo Alto man was arrested Monday night in connection to a stabbing in Mountain View that wounded one person, according...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Feb 28, 2017 at 1:02 pm | 1 comment | 1870 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford submits updated plans for Menlo Park development

Stanford told the Almanac it plans to submit updated plans for its 8.4-acre "Middle Plaza" development at 500 El Camino...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Feb 28, 2017 at 12:09 pm | 5 comments | 1707 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Officials: Hoaxes, rumors of local ICE arrests are false

Rumors of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent sightings that spread in East Palo Alto and Menlo Park over...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Feb 28, 2017 at 11:57 am | 5 comments | 3858 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Fear spreads as feds plan to expand deportations

Pledges by Mountain View and other Bay Area cities to stand by their immigrant communities could soon be tested under a sweeping...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 28, 2017 at 8:21 am | 17 comments | 797 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Another view of the Comp Plan process

We need to take a careful look at how and why the Comp Plan process spiraled out of control so that we don't repeat the errors...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by Sanctimonious City, on Feb 27, 2017 at 11:55 pm | 56 comments | 3322 Views

AROUND TOWN

Residents form watchdog group around Castilleja plans

Promising vigorous scrutiny of every aspect of a proposed expansion at Castilleja School, Old Palo Alto residents have formed...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2017
Last comment by PA, on Feb 27, 2017 at 10:38 pm | 122 comments | 9257 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Threatening phone call prompts evacuation of Oshman JCC

The Oshman Family JCC campus has been closed this evening after staff at the facility received a threatening phone call,...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2017
Last comment by john_alderman, on Feb 27, 2017 at 9:41 pm | 9 comments | 11678 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council offers a lift to traffic-fighting nonprofit

Even though the City Council spent more than $500,000 to create the Palo Alto Transportation Management Association three...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by Online Name, on Feb 27, 2017 at 3:01 pm | 4 comments | 1849 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School child care provider pleads for financial help

Facing a financial crossroads, the Palo Alto nonprofit that provides subsidized after-school and child care services to more...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by PA Parent, on Feb 27, 2017 at 2:25 pm | 14 comments | 6156 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Architectural Kudos to Stanford

This weekend I biked from College Terrace through campus to Menlo Park. As I did so, I was struck by how effectively Stanford...

Original post made by Annette on Feb. 27, 2017
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PALO ALTO ISSUES

2017 School Calendar time to nix Columbus day. No Start Early

yes the title says everything. I am not against anybody or anything. I am just in favor of eliminating Columbus day holiday,...

Original post made by School Calendar on Feb. 25, 2017
Last comment by Experienced Parent, on Feb 26, 2017 at 10:52 pm | 4 comments | 321 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Measuring the challenges for city's future

There are five numbers that capture the size and scale of the challenges that the city faces. Our choice of how to deal with...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2017
Last comment by It is not the PA based jobs that cause congestion, on Feb 26, 2017 at 4:41 pm | 14 comments | 2425 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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