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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents outside new downtown parking zone want 'in'

For people living in downtown Palo Alto, the city's recently launched parking-permit program offered a promising start to...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2015
Last comment by Everyman, on Dec 16, 2015 at 12:48 pm | 30 comments | 9249 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police: Man follows 12-year-old girl, kisses her

Palo Alto police are searching for a man who allegedly followed a 12-year-old girl to her home and kissed her cheek Monday...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2015
Last comment by Carlos, on Dec 16, 2015 at 6:08 am | 4 comments | 4507 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

A call for more housing in Palo Alto

With home values soaring and affordable housing in short supply, Palo Alto residents appealed to the City Council on Monday...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2015
Last comment by Ahem, on Dec 15, 2015 at 11:37 pm | 239 comments | 14194 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Post Office to review mailbox removals in Palo Alto

Plans to remove more than 80 mailboxes in Palo Alto are temporarily on hold until at least after the first of the year, a...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2015
Last comment by Alice Schaffer Smith, on Dec 15, 2015 at 10:35 pm | 19 comments | 4755 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Groundwater is a valuable resource, not construction waste

While Palo Alto was urging residents to save water under California's mandated restrictions, we and other neighbors watched...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2015
Last comment by Shut Up, on Dec 15, 2015 at 7:19 pm | 63 comments | 5253 Views

AROUND TOWN

Rising costs threaten 'iconic' bike bridge

It was supposed to be the centerpiece of Palo Alto's biking renaissance -- a slender, elegant bridge that would span U.S....

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2015
Last comment by PAmoderate, on Dec 15, 2015 at 4:09 pm | 113 comments | 9663 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mountain View opens new $9 million trail link

After the ceremonial ribbon was cut, a crowd swarmed onto the new Permanente Creek Trail extension Tuesday, including a new...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2012
Last comment by Chip, on Dec 15, 2015 at 1:49 pm | 19 comments | 6079 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City kicks off Embarcadero Road improvement project

Trying to unknot the traffic snarls on the western end of Embarcadero Road while satisfying the myriad interests of pedestrians,...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Dec 15, 2015 at 1:24 pm | 11 comments | 5465 Views

AROUND TOWN

Flowers for Vets another huge success

Many, many thanks for the over 30 volunteers that showed up on Sunday to help make this years Flowers for Vets a huge success....

Original post made by NaturesAlley@yahoo.com on Dec. 15, 2015
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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto Weekly garners 16 awards in Bay Area competition

The Palo Alto Weekly won 16 awards at the Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards luncheon Saturday, Dec. 5, including first place...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2015
Last comment by anne, on Dec 15, 2015 at 8:14 am | 7 comments | 889 Views

AROUND TOWN

A walk down Christmas Tree Lane

Seventy-five years ago, the residents of Fulton Street set out Christmas trees along the street and strung up lights from...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2015
Last comment by OPar, on Dec 14, 2015 at 5:37 pm | 14 comments | 12230 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police seek package thief caught on camera

Police are looking for a man who was caught on surveillance video taking packages from a Palo Alto home Saturday afternoon,...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2015
Last comment by SuperD, on Dec 14, 2015 at 5:21 pm | 8 comments | 4927 Views

AROUND TOWN

Gift in a jar

The holiday season can be hectic, and sometimes gifts can fall through the cracks until the very last minute. But no need...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2015
Last comment by Thank you!, on Dec 14, 2015 at 3:46 pm | 2 comments | 6948 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

With a kick and a snip, El Camino Park re-opens in Palo Alto

Palo Alto's kick-off ceremony for the new El Camino Park was, quite literally, a kick off. Mayor Karen Holman scored the...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Dec 14, 2015 at 2:56 pm | 12 comments | 4510 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto council open to new Marriott hotels

It's still a long way from the finish line, but a proposal to build two Marriott hotels on the southern edge of Palo Alto...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Dec 14, 2015 at 2:47 pm | 21 comments | 10262 Views

SPORTS

2015 boys and girls All-CCS water polo teams

Sacred Heart Prep junior Maddy Johnson, the Most Valuable Player in Division II, is among a total of 11 local boys and 15...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Dec 14, 2015 at 2:32 pm | 6 comments | 2155 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stevenson House shakeup boots director, staff

A major shakeup at senior-housing community Stevenson House has resulted in the dismissal of its longtime executive director...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2015
Last comment by Melinda Rosenaur, on Dec 14, 2015 at 2:17 pm | 25 comments | 9780 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

OCR Evidently to Make Findings Against PAUSD in Sexual Harassment Cases

Today Superintendent McGee sent a Weekly Communication to the Board indicating that OCR would be making findings against...

Original post made by Alert Reader on Dec. 12, 2015
Last comment by parent2, on Dec 14, 2015 at 9:24 am | 38 comments | 1950 Views

SPORTS

Former Palo Alto basketball great Loscutoff passes away

Before there was Jeremy Lin, there was Jim Loscutoff. Before there was "Linsanity", there was "Jungle Jim." Loscutoff, who...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2015
Last comment by Douglas Nareau, on Dec 13, 2015 at 9:59 pm | 6 comments | 5394 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

As Palo Alto's fiber hopes grow, so do costs

As Palo Alto forges ahead with a plan to bring high-speed Internet access to every local home and business, city staff is...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2015
Last comment by Slow Down, on Dec 13, 2015 at 9:19 pm | 41 comments | 6574 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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