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SPORTS

SHP's Martinelli earns CCS Honor Coach award in hoops

Sacred Heart Prep boys basketball coach Tony Martinelli earned Central Coast Section Honor Coach accolades, the CCS office...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2017
There are no comments yet. 764 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police: Bicyclist ran stop sign in fatal Palo Alto accident

A bicyclist who was struck and killed in Palo Alto on Aug. 15 apparently ran a stop sign when he collided with a car, Palo...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2016
Last comment by Carlos Cortez , on Jan 25, 2017 at 3:36 pm | 91 comments | 13001 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Permit parking gets green light in Evergreen Park

For workers around California Avenue, the era of free all-day parking on nearby residential streets is about to come to an...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2017
Last comment by anon, on Jan 25, 2017 at 2:23 pm | 27 comments | 5980 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

After re-election, Palo Alto Vice Mayor Kniss reaps developers' cash

Ten days after Liz Kniss cruised to an Election Day victory, picking up more votes than any other candidate, contributions...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2017
Last comment by Silly rabbit , on Jan 25, 2017 at 1:47 pm | 65 comments | 7509 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

We (Palo Alto) should be watching Mountain View's innovative transit study.

Mountain View has similar problems to Palo Alto and we share a common border along a very busy road corridor. Their inward...

Original post made by Resident on Jan. 10, 2017
Last comment by Not again, on Jan 25, 2017 at 11:47 am | 21 comments | 423 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man exposes himself to a woman near the Palo Alto Baylands

Police are looking for a man who exposed himself to a woman eating lunch in her car near the entrance to the Palo Alto Baylands...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2017
Last comment by Anon, on Jan 24, 2017 at 6:55 pm | 4 comments | 5158 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Tennis and tutoring program provides educational support

The East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring (EPATT) program has long sought to show disadvantaged students new possibilities in...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2016
Last comment by Amy, on Jan 24, 2017 at 1:01 pm | 3 comments | 4089 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Managers worry Palo Alto parking program could harm business

At more than a dozen businesses along California Avenue the Weekly visited to talk about the pending Residential Parking...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 24, 2017 at 7:51 am | 24 comments | 5623 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto looks to bring permit parking to Evergreen Park

For years, residents of Evergreen Park have been raising alarms about their neighborhood streets turning into parking lots...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2017
Last comment by What happened?, on Jan 24, 2017 at 12:08 am | 20 comments | 4390 Views

AROUND TOWN

Neighbors challenge plan for three homes on North California Avenue

After securing approval from City Hall last year, a proposal to demolish three homes on North California Avenue and construct...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2017
Last comment by DTN Paul, on Jan 23, 2017 at 11:07 pm | 44 comments | 7974 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: A new parking mess?

The debate over who should be entitled to park in residential neighborhoods adjacent to business districts will be renewed...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2017
Last comment by Ahem, on Jan 23, 2017 at 9:32 pm | 26 comments | 2707 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Community Notebook: Eshoo to speak at 'Community Action Rally' Saturday

The day after the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, a "Community Action Rally" will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday,...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2017
Last comment by KK, on Jan 23, 2017 at 6:02 pm | 6 comments | 2513 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Local hospitals brace for Obamacare repeal

The inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump is on Friday, Jan. 20 and congressional leaders are wasting no time delivering...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Jan 23, 2017 at 3:55 pm | 17 comments | 3376 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Neighbors resolve conflict over potential Airbnb rental

A Palo Alto property owner's suggestion to turn his Crescent Park home into an Airbnb rental set off a maelstrom of protest...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2016
Last comment by Jane Soros, on Jan 23, 2017 at 1:59 pm | 20 comments | 5530 Views

AROUND TOWN

Unemployment below 5 percent in eight Bay Area counties

Two Bay Area counties had unemployment rates below 3 percent last month, while all but one county reported rates under 5...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2017
Last comment by john_alderman, on Jan 23, 2017 at 12:11 pm | 3 comments | 2002 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto Sport Shop and Toy World faces uncertain future

Plans are underway to sell a historic building that houses Palo Alto Sport Shop and Toy World, a downtown destination for...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2017
Last comment by AllYouCanEat, on Jan 23, 2017 at 10:55 am | 20 comments | 8841 Views

AROUND TOWN

Midtown Shopping Center parcel sold for $15.26M

A portion of a shopping center that has long been the centerpiece of Palo Alto's Midtown neighborhood has been sold to a...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2017
Last comment by Resident2, on Jan 23, 2017 at 2:11 am | 2 comments | 335 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Caltrain strikes car at East Meadow crossing

A train has struck an occupied vehicle at the East Meadow crossing in Palo Alto on Thursday afternoon, according to Caltrain....

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2017
Last comment by Leslie, on Jan 23, 2017 at 2:04 am | 20 comments | 2578 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Feature story: Keeping the culture alive

Sporting the enormous striped feathers of the golden pheasant as well as seed pods that rattled around their shins, a procession...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2017
There are no comments yet. 9085 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

No place to go

It doesn't matter if they are rich or poor, longtime residents or new immigrants. Thousands of domestic-violence survivors...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2017
Last comment by women's shelter in CT?, on Jan 22, 2017 at 8:57 pm | 7 comments | 3646 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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