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Palo Alto Medical Foundation CEO to retire

After more than five years as chief executive officer at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF), Richard Slavin, M.D., announced...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2015
Last comment by DGN, on Sep 8, 2015 at 9:24 pm | 4 comments | 5501 Views


Debate over new parkland leaves nursery's future uncertain

Tucked away on the western edge of Foothills Park, the newest addition to Palo Alto's park system doesn't have any benches,...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2015
Last comment by Greenwashed, on Sep 8, 2015 at 6:01 pm | 23 comments | 5340 Views


Sea Scout Open House Saturday 9/19 10am-2pm

The Sea Scout Ship Intrepid invites teens (eight grade thru twelfth grade) to join us on Saturday September 19th from 10am-2pm...

Original post made by SSS Intrepid on Sep. 8, 2015
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Spare the Air alert issued for Bay Area today

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a Spare the Air Alert for today because of a high-pressure system...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2015
Last comment by If Only, on Sep 8, 2015 at 11:52 am | 2 comments | 3524 Views


Cardinal football team is looking for chance to rebound

Coaches often say the biggest improvement teams make is from Game 1 to Game 2. Stanford coach David Shaw is counting on that...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2015
Last comment by Pastor Johannes (HOPE CENTER), on Sep 8, 2015 at 11:03 am | 1 comment | 2104 Views


Common Core Results

Does anyone know when we can expect to see Common Core results, either aggregated or individual? (I've seen preliminary results...

Original post made by Parent on Aug. 7, 2015
Last comment by Parent, on Sep 7, 2015 at 10:35 pm | 6 comments | 1048 Views


Wildcats trap Stanford in Evanston, make off with 16-6 football win

The Stanford football team won't have to worry about its stay in the Top 25, not after a frustrating 16-6 loss to host Northwestern...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2015
Last comment by Shallow Alto, on Sep 7, 2015 at 2:03 pm | 6 comments | 2749 Views


Weekly debuts news-analysis webcast

The Palo Alto Weekly has launched a new half-hour webcast, "Behind the Headlines." Every week, the reporters and editors...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2015
Last comment by Patricia, on Sep 7, 2015 at 12:12 pm | 6 comments | 4183 Views


New parks, bathrooms top Palo Alto's list of recreation needs

With Palo Alto preparing to unveil a new vision for recreation, some residents are calling for more nature, whether new neighborhood...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2015
Last comment by Granny Nanny, on Sep 7, 2015 at 10:54 am | 2 comments | 2725 Views


Stanford, Toyota launch artificial-intelligence research center

Toyota Motor Corporation announced Friday that it will be investing approximately $50 million over the next five years to...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2015
Last comment by Joe, on Sep 6, 2015 at 9:03 pm | 3 comments | 6286 Views


New transportation vision targets congestion, parking

From congested roads to inadequate parking, transportation problems have been driving most of the debates at City Hall over...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2015
Last comment by Robert, on Sep 6, 2015 at 6:43 pm | 27 comments | 3611 Views


McGee memo to board

[Portion removed.] I don't know how you missed the August 28, 2015 Max McGee Weekly Communication in which McGee praises...

Original post made by Minority Task Force Needed on Sep. 6, 2015
Last comment by Roger Dodger, on Sep 6, 2015 at 4:48 pm | 8 comments | 909 Views


Little enthusiasm for El Camino bus plan

A proposal to create dedicated bus lanes along El Camino Real is facing a new round of skepticism. On Wednesday, representatives...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2015
Last comment by Gary, on Sep 6, 2015 at 11:09 am | 45 comments | 3562 Views


Editorial: Eshoo's big challenge

It is rare for a member of Congress to become a lightning rod for complaints about the local impacts of a federal agency's...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Sep 6, 2015 at 5:07 am | 240 comments | 7866 Views


Caltrain begins upgrade of fencing along tracks

Caltrain began removing vegetation Tuesday along the rail corridor in Palo Alto as part of a suicide prevention program approved...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 5, 2015 at 5:25 pm | 27 comments | 4876 Views


Shaw is ready for his fifth season opener as head coach

Stanford head football coach David Shaw leads his 21st-ranked Cardinal into a season-opener for the fifth time Saturday at...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2015
Last comment by Northwestern fan, on Sep 5, 2015 at 4:25 pm | 2 comments | 1416 Views


Movie night at the pop-up park

Bring your lawn chairs and snacks on Friday night, and catch the 2014 blockbuster at the new pop-up park on Chestnut Street...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2015
Last comment by Judy, on Sep 5, 2015 at 3:48 pm | 2 comments | 1580 Views


Palo Alto police search for indecent-exposure suspect

Police are investigating an indecent-exposure incident that occurred on Friday, Sept. 4, in Palo Alto, according to a police...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2015
Last comment by resident, on Sep 5, 2015 at 12:25 pm | 4 comments | 2697 Views


When dogs bite

Muffin got lucky the day a large labradoodle attacked him and his owner during a walk in their Crescent Park neighborhood....

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2015
Last comment by Walk with a stun gun, on Sep 5, 2015 at 6:49 am | 56 comments | 7481 Views


Two San Jose men arrested in connection with theft

An alert resident's report of two men lurking around vehicles in the Barron Park neighborhood on Wednesday led to the arrest...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2015
Last comment by Frank, on Sep 4, 2015 at 9:25 pm | 3 comments | 3089 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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