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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Congressional Budget Office reports that US debt will rise to 90% of GDP

President Obama's fiscal 2011 budget will generate nearly $10 trillion in cumulative budget deficits over the next 10 years,...

Original post made by It just keeps getting better on Mar. 26, 2010
Last comment by Perspective, on Apr 14, 2010 at 5:54 am | 18 comments | 2069 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Why Is Crime Ignored in Palo Alto?

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Original post made by Jay on Jan. 18, 2007
Last comment by member, on Apr 13, 2010 at 12:55 pm | 19 comments | 6904 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PASA swims off with title at Far Western Short Course meet

Alex Liang is on spring break this week along with his classmates at Duveneck School in Palo Alto, where he is a fifth-grader....

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2010
Last comment by Swimmer, on Apr 13, 2010 at 12:40 pm | 2 comments | 5219 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Crash on Page Mill results in medical airlift

A single-vehicle crash at the intersection of Page Mill and Montebello roads high in the Palo Alto hills resulted in a helicopter...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Apr 13, 2010 at 11:44 am | 7 comments | 2124 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto rolls out the green carpet

Now in its fifth year, the city of Palo Alto's Greenlight Earth Day Film Festival attracted 54 eco-themed submissions for...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2010
Last comment by gunngrad 08, on Apr 13, 2010 at 11:36 am | 1 comment | 2565 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Pets flood local shelter during hard times

As head of Palo Alto Animal Services, Sandi Stadler has a unique perspective on how the recession is hurting Peninsula residents....

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2010
Last comment by Robin, on Apr 13, 2010 at 11:27 am | 10 comments | 2556 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Nicer' teachers, teen poetry slams on horizon?

The principals of Palo Alto's two high schools Saturday vowed to address student requests for "change" in areas such as...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2010
Last comment by jb, on Apr 13, 2010 at 11:03 am | 18 comments | 2955 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Arne Duncan to deliver Foothill College graduation address

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will deliver the keynote address at Foothill College commencement ceremonies June...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2010
Last comment by bummer, on Apr 13, 2010 at 5:13 am | 2 comments | 2156 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Why don't we have Spring Break this week?

It is Holy Week for Christians and Passover for Jews, so why are we the only local district that is in school this week?...

Original post made by palo alto mom on Apr. 2, 2010
Last comment by No Lines, on Apr 13, 2010 at 12:27 am | 17 comments | 2812 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Desperate Housewives

Whether Nicolette Sheridan got slapped by the creator of the show or not, I sort of feel proverbially slapped by the...

Original post made by housewife on Apr. 10, 2010
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Apr 12, 2010 at 5:57 pm | 1 comment | 1983 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Local runaways return home -- safe

A 15-year-old Palo Alto girl and her 12-year-old boyfriend from Portola Valley returned home safe this afternoon after being...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2010
Last comment by Willy, on Apr 12, 2010 at 11:36 am | 3 comments | 2166 Views

SPORTS

It's a track split for Stanford in the annual Big Meet with Cal

One streak continued but another ended in the 2010 Big Meet, the annual track and field showdown between Stanford and California....

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2010
Last comment by John, on Apr 12, 2010 at 11:24 am | 1 comment | 2515 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto schools get grant for suicide recovery

The federal government has awarded the Palo Alto school district $50,000 to "respond" and "re-establish a safe learning environment"...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2010
Last comment by parent, on Apr 12, 2010 at 10:43 am | 18 comments | 2534 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Google shows off 'extraordinary' building plans

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Original post made on Oct. 27, 2008
Last comment by Kristine, on Apr 11, 2010 at 7:52 pm | 10 comments | 4764 Views

BOOKS

'Walking tour' book lists Palo Alto historical sites

The Palo Alto Historical Association has published a new book that provides a walking tour of 43 sites of sites of historical...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2010
Last comment by Daniel Mart, on Apr 11, 2010 at 10:02 am | 19 comments | 9056 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto Budget Preview or Budget Cuts

Here is the link to the City Manager's Budget Preview detailing the 119 positions that are slated to be eliminated. 70 of...

Original post made by David on Apr. 9, 2010
Last comment by Veritas, on Apr 10, 2010 at 3:09 pm | 2 comments | 1933 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Runaway Palo Alto girl 'not at risk,' police say

A 15-year-old Palo Alto girl who ran away with her 12-year-old Portola Valley boyfriend Wednesday night or Thursday morning...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2010
Last comment by A husband, on Apr 10, 2010 at 1:23 pm | 1 comment | 2142 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Hidden Villa celebrates golden anniversary

Hidden Villa, the 1,600-acre education center, working farm and wilderness preserve nestled in Los Altos Hills, will celebrate...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2010
Last comment by joel, on Apr 10, 2010 at 1:17 pm | 2 comments | 2263 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto, Med Center negotiations revving up

After starting out on a rancorous note, Palo Alto and Stanford University are now nearing an agreement over the types of...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2010
Last comment by Concerned Retiree, on Apr 10, 2010 at 11:04 am | 12 comments | 2507 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

$700,000 in hidden city bonuses

An interesting discrepancy struck me while reading the City salary table posed on paloaltoonline http://www.paloaltoonline.com/media/reports/1269449374.pdf On...

Original post made by Gigo on Apr. 9, 2010
Last comment by Gigo, on Apr 10, 2010 at 9:51 am | 3 comments | 2308 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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