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Which area of Palo Alto is most in need of revitalization?

Voice your opinion in the online poll. Which area of Palo Alto do you feel is most in need of revitalization? Downtown? Midtown?...

Original post made by Tyler Hanley on Feb. 22, 2010
Last comment by Charlie, on Mar 2, 2010 at 11:35 am | 25 comments | 3852 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Despite opposition, city pushes for business tax

Despite an outcry from the business community, Palo Alto is proceeding with its plan to put a new business-license tax on...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2009
Last comment by Orphe D, on Mar 2, 2010 at 11:28 am | 17 comments | 2559 Views

AROUND TOWN

Affordable Events At Stanford

Stanford University invites local community members to campus for concerts, art exhibits, special tours, sports events, lectures,...

Original post made by Stanford For You on Mar. 2, 2010
There are no comments yet. 1974 Views

SPORTS

Lin is named the Player of the Week in Ivy League basketball

Harvard senior guard Jeremy Lin from Palo Alto High has been named the Player of the Week in the Ivy League for helping the...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2010
Last comment by Local gurl, on Mar 2, 2010 at 9:26 am | 1 comment | 2223 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto papers in the New York Times

Sunday's New york Times had an article about the Palo Alto Newspaper wars: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/28/us/28sfnewspaper.html?scp=2&sq=palo%20alto%20newspapers%20bay%20area&...

Original post made by Marvin on Mar. 1, 2010
Last comment by Marvin, on Mar 2, 2010 at 8:59 am | 10 comments | 1959 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Downed powerlines black out, brown out Palo Alto

Substantial portions of Palo Alto suffered electrical power brownouts or blackouts tonight, but no city announcement has...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2010
Last comment by Here we go again....., on Mar 2, 2010 at 12:32 am | 43 comments | 3274 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Sand Hill Road reopens after gas-leak closure

A portion of Sand Hill Road in San Mateo County near Woodside was closed briefly Monday afternoon due to a gas main break. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2010
Last comment by John, on Mar 1, 2010 at 11:44 pm | 1 comment | 2253 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

State of the City: Finances, youth, energy, environment, land use are interwoven challenges

The 2010 "State of the City" address is the highpoint of tonight's City Council meeting, delivered by Mayor Pat Burt in the...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2010
Last comment by Tim, on Mar 1, 2010 at 9:37 pm | 1 comment | 2300 Views

SPORTS

Paly boys advance to CCS hoops semifinals

What started as a rout, ended too close for comfort for the Palo Alto boys' basketball team as it advanced in the Central...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2010
Last comment by Marie, on Mar 1, 2010 at 6:34 pm | 1 comment | 2232 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Part of Sand Hill closed due to gas main break

The 1.6-mile section of Sand Hill Road between Whiskey and Portola roads is closed in both directions due to a break in a...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2010
Last comment by R Wray, on Mar 1, 2010 at 5:55 pm | 2 comments | 1938 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Catastrophe in Chile

Following coverage of the wreckage in Chile, I can't help but admire the Chileans. You see supermarkets cracked open...

Original post made by Jennifer on Feb. 27, 2010
Last comment by Sharon, on Mar 1, 2010 at 5:34 pm | 16 comments | 2396 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

The antitrust advocate

Gary Reback has the subtle restlessness of a man facing a deadline. Read the full story here http://www.PaloAltoOnline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=12380...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2010
Last comment by Mark Borofka, on Mar 1, 2010 at 3:15 pm | 4 comments | 2093 Views

AROUND TOWN

2007 Gunn High School grad Lawrence Park ends his life

Lawrence Park, 20, a 2007 graduate of Gunn High School, is being mourned by family, friends and classmates at University...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2010
Last comment by Helpful Realist, on Mar 1, 2010 at 2:39 pm | 48 comments | 6071 Views

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Palo Alto will focus on street repairs, bike lanes

Rebuilt libraries, a new roof for the Palo Alto Arts Center and the closure of the city's landfill should top Palo Alto's...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2010
Last comment by pat, on Mar 1, 2010 at 2:13 pm | 27 comments | 3331 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

The most dangerous intersections in Palo Alto

Town and Country shopping center entrances on both Embarcadero and El Camino. Someone will be seriously injured at one or...

Original post made by Old Palo Alto on Feb. 26, 2010
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Mar 1, 2010 at 1:34 pm | 8 comments | 1806 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Pilots' group urges tighter procedures at airport

Acutely aware of the Palo Alto Airport's limited-visibility future, the airport's pilots' and aircraft-owners' group is pushing...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 1, 2010 at 1:31 pm | 133 comments | 10516 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man, 32, shot and killed in East Palo Alto

A man was shot and killed at an East Palo Alto apartment building Wednesday night. Read the full story here http://www.PaloAltoOnline.com/news/show_story.php?id=15868...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2010
Last comment by Hmmm, on Mar 1, 2010 at 1:01 pm | 3 comments | 1846 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

weird power situation

Anyone else experiencing decreased electricity in their homes, starting about 8:30p? According to one piece of equipment,...

Original post made by JSD on Feb. 28, 2010
Last comment by nat, on Mar 1, 2010 at 12:43 pm | 32 comments | 2975 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto lawyer, fiancee, die in plane crash

A prominent Palo Alto patent lawyer and his fiancee were killed Friday after the private plane he was piloting hit a tree,...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2010
Last comment by DDW, on Mar 1, 2010 at 11:37 am | 53 comments | 2951 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Power outage in south Palo Alto

I live on Rorke way. Around 835pm Sunday we experienced a brownout. 911 aparently knows about this but the utilities is busy....

Original post made by Becky B on Feb. 28, 2010
Last comment by Jenny, on Mar 1, 2010 at 9:00 am | 7 comments | 1687 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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