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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly students score in Bay Area Science Bowl

Five Palo Alto High School students will fly to Washington D.C. next month to compete in the national championships of the...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2010
Last comment by Kev, on Mar 10, 2010 at 10:00 pm | 5 comments | 2831 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

'Widow maker' tree limb nearly hits resident

A large tree limb from an aged eucalyptus tree nearly struck a Crescent Park resident and has sparked a debate about the...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2010
Last comment by Widow Maker Defined, on Mar 10, 2010 at 8:35 pm | 41 comments | 10760 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Google now has bicycle map option

As from today, google maps now have a bicycle route option. Having checked this for our school routes, I find that the routes...

Original post made by Occasional Cyclist on Mar. 10, 2010
Last comment by Lance, on Mar 10, 2010 at 5:14 pm | 1 comment | 2054 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

VTA bus-line service reduced in Palo Alto

Service on the much-fought-over Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) bus line 88 will be cut in half and the Jordan Middle...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2009
Last comment by Luis Figueroa, on Mar 10, 2010 at 4:11 pm | 13 comments | 4089 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

eucalyptus trees at Eleanor Pardy Park - danger to the playground area?

Just read that the Eleanor Pardy Park's Eucalyptus Trees are in danger of falling down or fallen branches are in danger of...

Original post made by crescent park resident on Mar. 9, 2010
Last comment by Lois, on Mar 10, 2010 at 11:53 am | 1 comment | 1930 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto tightens policy on Taser-use by police

Palo Alto police officers will no longer be allowed to fire Tasers unless the person they use it against poses an immediate...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2010
Last comment by Jake, on Mar 10, 2010 at 2:52 am | 12 comments | 4336 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto considers ban on 'last-minute proposals'

Palo Alto should ban last-minute submissions by developers and require city staff to release reports earlier, three City...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2010
Last comment by It's a good idea, on Mar 9, 2010 at 3:49 pm | 6 comments | 2074 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

vote for photo of Coyote Hill (palo alto) in SIGMA contest

Hi, Leo is a high school student at Gunn High. His photo of the beautiful Coyote Hill near Standford is entering the SIGMA...

Original post made by ajchen on Mar. 9, 2010
There are no comments yet. 2454 Views

AROUND TOWN

East Palo Alto seeks to revise its rent-control law

After suffering legal setbacks last year, East Palo Alto officials are once again looking to revamp the city's much disputed...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Mar 9, 2010 at 2:43 pm | 2 comments | 2297 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

A class where the light bulb goes on

What do you do with shop class in a community where all the children are above average? For local advocates of "vocational...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2010
Last comment by Gunn Class of '67, on Mar 9, 2010 at 1:57 pm | 6 comments | 6022 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Fire causes $400,000 damage to Menlo Park home

A one-alarm fire caused about $350,000 in structural damage and $50,000 in damage to contents of a single-story home in Menlo...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2010
Last comment by antonebraga, on Mar 9, 2010 at 1:47 pm | 1 comment | 2036 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Power outage hits 700 homes in Palo Alto

About 700 Palo Alto homes will be without power until approximately 2 p.m. today because of downed power lines, city officials...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2010
Last comment by Eva, on Mar 9, 2010 at 12:56 pm | 3 comments | 2039 Views

AROUND TOWN

Victim: Murder suspect 'infatuated with killers'

Bulos Zumot, who has been charged with the murder of his girlfriend, Jennifer Schipsi, wanted to "plan the perfect murder...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2010
Last comment by MatthMcDowell, on Mar 9, 2010 at 9:13 am | 7 comments | 2310 Views

SPORTS

Four local teams open NorCal hoops at home

The quests to reach CIF Northern California championship games in basketball begin this week for five local teams, with four...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2010
Last comment by Correction, on Mar 9, 2010 at 8:58 am | 1 comment | 2159 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Pentagon shooter had run-in with MV police

John Patrick Bedell, the man killed after opening fire on two officers at the Pentagon last Thursday, had been arrested in...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2010
Last comment by Bill, on Mar 9, 2010 at 8:34 am | 1 comment | 2067 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Trial in Palo Alto's 'downtown murder' begins

The trial of Otto Emil Koloto for killing of a South San Francisco man next to the Palo Alto police station began this morning...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2010
Last comment by unknown, on Mar 8, 2010 at 10:24 pm | 14 comments | 2357 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Guns

If you have a hammer in your hand, everything is a nail. If you have a gun, everything is a target....

Original post made by Jon S on Mar. 6, 2010
Last comment by Sharon, on Mar 8, 2010 at 8:05 pm | 28 comments | 2137 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto selects new assistant city manager

Palo Alto City Manager James Keene is planning to hire a new assistant city manager as part of a broader reorganization of...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2010
Last comment by SuperD, on Mar 8, 2010 at 4:50 pm | 27 comments | 6077 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Helping Henry

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Original post made on Aug. 23, 2007
Last comment by Cialis, on Mar 8, 2010 at 4:49 pm | 2 comments | 7957 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Phil Lacy's gold chain was his 'pride and joy'

Homicide victim Philip Lacy was enamored of the long, gold chain and heavy diamond-encrusted crucifix that played a central...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2010
Last comment by what?, on Mar 8, 2010 at 4:18 pm | 2 comments | 1747 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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