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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plan for waste-to-energy plant surges ahead

Palo Alto's composting advocates cheered in the City Hall lobby early Tuesday morning after the City Council voted for a...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2010
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Apr 9, 2010 at 4:32 pm | 42 comments | 4550 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto's affordable-housing program challenged

Following in his father's footsteps, Forrest Mozart filed a lawsuit against Palo Alto this month, claiming that the city's...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2010
Last comment by John, on Apr 9, 2010 at 4:04 pm | 75 comments | 4964 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City plans tour of new LED streetlights

The City of Palo Alto will hold a walking tour of Palo Alto streets that have been outfitted with newly installed, energy-efficient...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2010
Last comment by bill, on Apr 9, 2010 at 3:15 pm | 13 comments | 2197 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New Paly Bell Schedule is 4-Day Block

I rec'd an email regarding the decision to begin 4-day block this fall at Paly. Thirty teachers decided on this crazy idea?...

Original post made by Parent on Apr. 7, 2010
Last comment by Student, on Apr 9, 2010 at 1:17 pm | 5 comments | 2353 Views

SPORTS

Stanford's Appel gets return trip to San Antonio with WNBA

Stanford senior All-American center Jayne Appel was drafted by the San Antonio Silver Stars in the first round, the fifth...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2010
Last comment by Good luck!!!, on Apr 9, 2010 at 12:40 pm | 1 comment | 2705 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Rave reviews for 'Everyday Mathematics'

Teachers and administrators from top school districts in Illinois and one in California report strong results after using...

Original post made on May. 4, 2009
Last comment by Alabama Teacher, on Apr 9, 2010 at 12:30 pm | 22 comments | 5949 Views

AROUND TOWN

Good Samaritan helps lost East Palo Alto man

East Palo Alto police today are commending a good Samaritan who helped an 81-year-old man with Alzheimer's disease find his...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2010
Last comment by nikki freyermuth, on Apr 9, 2010 at 10:39 am | 10 comments | 2172 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Upgrades on tap for Palo Alto elementary schools

Smartboards, whiteboards, new lighting and ventilation will soon come to every classroom in Palo Alto's 12 elementary schools,...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2010
Last comment by puzzled, on Apr 9, 2010 at 9:59 am | 18 comments | 3396 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Burglar suspect caught catnapping -- cat missing

A 46-year-old man was arrested Sunday after apparently falling asleep while burglarizing a home in East Palo Alto, police...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2010
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Apr 9, 2010 at 12:07 am | 11 comments | 2321 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Partners in Education names new executive director

Palo Alto Partners in Education, an independent foundation that raises money for Palo Alto's public schools, has named longtime...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2010
Last comment by PA resident, on Apr 8, 2010 at 4:25 pm | 11 comments | 2769 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Menlo Park unveils plan for downtown

The city of Menlo Park has released a plan establishing guidelines for development and capital improvements over the next...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2010
Last comment by Anon, on Apr 8, 2010 at 3:59 pm | 2 comments | 2114 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn High library displaying student phography

My high school kid Leo loves photography. Gunn High library is displaying Leo's photography work now. Some of these photos...

Original post made by AJ Chen on Apr. 7, 2010
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Apr 8, 2010 at 3:32 pm | 1 comment | 2602 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

think twice before you buy an Apple iPhone or iPad

Those gadgets are made in Chinese sweatshops where suicides are rampant. One woman worker jumped off a factory building...

Original post made by Steve on Apr. 7, 2010
Last comment by iNeeds, on Apr 8, 2010 at 2:08 pm | 7 comments | 2298 Views

RESTAURANTS

Marche on Santa Cruz

Anyone try this place in Menlo Park recently? Comments?...

Original post made by nat on Mar. 23, 2010
Last comment by nat, on Apr 8, 2010 at 1:24 pm | 1 comment | 3913 Views

AROUND TOWN

Report to examine alternatives for high-speed rail

A report will be released Thursday analyzing alternative alignments for the San Jose-to-San Francisco segment of the proposed...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2010
Last comment by Outraged, on Apr 8, 2010 at 1:18 pm | 3 comments | 1907 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford nurses union(CRONA)Votes to Reject Hospitals' "Last, Best, and Final" Offer

FYI, but this is not vote to strike, just a rejection of the "last final, best" offer from the hospitals....

Original post made by It\\\'sasecret on Apr. 8, 2010
There are no comments yet. 2368 Views

AROUND TOWN

Finding bliss in the garden

Palo Alto landscapes to be featured in Going Native Garden Tour Read the full story here http://www.PaloAltoOnline.com/news/show_story.php?id=16372...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2010
Last comment by Arvind, on Apr 8, 2010 at 12:36 pm | 1 comment | 2379 Views

SPORTS

Stanford women vow to return to the national stage with another title contender

The faithful waited for the Stanford women's basketball team on Wednesday, just like they had waited the night before. Both...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2010
Last comment by Jon, on Apr 8, 2010 at 11:11 am | 3 comments | 2411 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man arrested for robbery after altercation at Fry's

A man was arrested for strong-arm robbery Sunday after stealing a pocket knife from Fry's Electronics in Palo Alto and scuffling...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2010
Last comment by Arno Robert, on Apr 8, 2010 at 7:29 am | 18 comments | 2956 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Meg is spending like there is no tomorrow

According to the Mercury-News, Meg Whitman has already spent almost $40 million of her own money on her campaign for governor....

Original post made by Meg on Mar. 29, 2010
Last comment by Steve, on Apr 7, 2010 at 10:02 pm | 32 comments | 2495 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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