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SPORTS

SHP sophomore keeps unbeaten streak intact

Sara Choy has been unbeatable against high school competition during her first two tennis seasons at Sacred Heart Prep. She...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2015
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Dec 4, 2015 at 12:54 pm | 1 comment | 675 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Tension grows between City Council, planning commission

In theory, the Palo Alto Planning and Transportation Commission serves at the pleasure of the City Council. In practice,...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2015
Last comment by About Time, on Dec 4, 2015 at 10:22 am | 68 comments | 7093 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Outsource street sweeping, finance committee agrees

The Palo Alto Finance Committee voted unanimously to back outsourcing street-sweeping services, but with a few caveats that...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2013
Last comment by Sophomoric, on Dec 4, 2015 at 9:13 am | 9 comments | 3556 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

East Palo Alto organization helps girls transition to womanhood

Four years ago, Hannah Cervantes didn't enjoy speaking in front of her class. Now a sixth-grader at Terman Middle School...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2015
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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto Police Department installs drug disposal container

Palo Alto residents have another place to safely dispose of unused, expired or unwanted prescription drugs and over-the-counter...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2015
Last comment by A Proud Southie, on Dec 3, 2015 at 10:45 pm | 11 comments | 4446 Views

SPORTS

Elway named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Century

John Elway has been named the Pac-12 Conference Offensive Player of the Century, as announced by the Conference. Elway was...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2015
Last comment by the_punnisher, on Dec 3, 2015 at 4:57 pm | 1 comment | 3965 Views

MOVIES

A Big Game in more ways than one

Brennan Scarlett retains ties with the University of California, where he earned a degree and played football for three years,...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2015
Last comment by Julie armitano, on Dec 3, 2015 at 3:54 pm | 1 comment | 643 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Attorney general issues tips, warnings to avoid charitable donation scams

California Attorney General Kamala Harris has issued some tips and warnings to help consumers make sure their holiday-season...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Dec 3, 2015 at 3:48 pm | 2 comments | 2527 Views

AROUND TOWN

Peninsula cities call for new Bus Rapid Transit options

A proposal to create bus-only lanes on El Camino Real between Palo Alto and San Jose has hit a political speed bump, with...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2015
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Dec 2, 2015 at 5:01 pm | 40 comments | 5049 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Community Notebook: 20 local organizations receive grants

In anticipation of Giving Tuesday, a global effort to celebrate charitable giving, the Palo Alto-based Gordon and Betty Moore...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2015
Last comment by fcservices, on Dec 2, 2015 at 4:56 pm | 2 comments | 2837 Views

AROUND TOWN

Officials warn of flooding from coming storms

If a 1998-level El Nino storm barrels into the Bay Area this winter, Palo Alto and East Palo Alto residents and city staff...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2015
Last comment by Stephen, on Dec 2, 2015 at 4:31 pm | 54 comments | 12198 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto house destroyed in morning blaze

An Eichler home in Palo Alto's Fairmeadow neighborhood was torched in a morning blaze late Wednesday morning, but the resident...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2015
Last comment by Bill Copeland, on Dec 2, 2015 at 4:11 pm | 2 comments | 3220 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Bargain Box outlasted other Palo Alto thrift stores

When Bargain Box closes on June 25, Goodwill Industries will be the last nonprofit thrift store in Palo Alto. Read the full...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2014
Last comment by Melinda Rosenaur, on Dec 2, 2015 at 12:27 pm | 1 comment | 7342 Views

SPORTS

Stanford volleyball players earn top honors on All-Pac-12 team

Stanford senior Madi Bugg has been named the Pac-12 Setter of the Year for the third straight season and Hayley Hodson is...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2015
Last comment by Lois Fowkes, on Dec 2, 2015 at 11:50 am | 1 comment | 3659 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Possible grenade unearthed at Stanford Research Park

A building at Stanford Research Park was evacuated Monday afternoon after a construction crew discovered what looked like...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2015
Last comment by Barbara Wilcox, on Dec 2, 2015 at 9:52 am | 3 comments | 6165 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto Medical Foundation names new CEO

Palo Alto Medical Foundation has named Elizabeth Vilardo, M.D., as its new chief executive officer, according to a Nov. 25...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2015
Last comment by My Nguyen, on Dec 2, 2015 at 9:14 am | 2 comments | 4517 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City to consider banning two-story homes in Greer Park North

Weeks after the Palo Alto approved a request from Los Arboles residents to ban new two-story homes in their Eichler neighborhood,...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2015
Last comment by Sunshine, on Dec 2, 2015 at 9:04 am | 17 comments | 4752 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: False hopes of FAA noise legislation

A group of 14 House Democrats and one Republican introduced legislation in Congress last week that would require the Federal...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2015
Last comment by Open question, on Dec 1, 2015 at 9:49 pm | 56 comments | 5867 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Support expressed for new secondary school

The school district office was imbued with excitement and enthusiasm on Monday night as both the school board and community...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2015
Last comment by Choice for the few, on Dec 1, 2015 at 10:23 am | 121 comments | 8544 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stewards of Bol Park path give it new life

The gaping, 400-foot-long gash in the verdant border along Bol Park path has become a rallying cry for nine Barron Park residents. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2015
Last comment by Richard Placone, on Nov 30, 2015 at 9:07 pm | 5 comments | 5273 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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