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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Power outage caused by plane crash

Three dead in a small plane crash in East Palo Alto this morning that caused a major power outage in Palo Alto, East Palo...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2010
Last comment by Ron, on Feb 18, 2010 at 11:18 am | 7 comments | 2480 Views

AROUND TOWN

Thank you, Mountain View!!

Thank you, Mountain View for hosting all the Palo Alto refugees yesterday! I went to Mountain View and picked up some lunch...

Original post made by Michele on Feb. 18, 2010
Last comment by Ron, on Feb 18, 2010 at 11:09 am | 1 comment | 1552 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

A Silicon Valley approach to Afghanistan strategy

Palo Alto resident Christopher Radin has never set foot in war-torn Afghanistan, nor has he ever served in the military....

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2010
Last comment by Phil, on Feb 18, 2010 at 11:06 am | 12 comments | 3292 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

The positive things that happened through the power outage

Too many negative threads. This is a positive thread to encourage us about the good things that happened yesterday. I...

Original post made by Resident on Feb. 18, 2010
Last comment by No auto today, on Feb 18, 2010 at 10:57 am | 2 comments | 1855 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

After a power outage, is the food safe to eat?

The power was out for about 10 hours today. I didn't open the refrigerator or the freezer at all while the power was out. When...

Original post made by Hungry on Feb. 17, 2010
Last comment by Mom, on Feb 18, 2010 at 10:06 am | 6 comments | 3052 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Prefab homes ?

Hello folks, I'm investigating the idea of using a prefabricated build for my new home in Palo Alto, instead of the conventional...

Original post made by MidtownRemodeler on Feb. 11, 2010
Last comment by MidtownRemodeler, on Feb 18, 2010 at 9:34 am | 5 comments | 8497 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto begins process to rename Lytton Plaza

Lytton Plaza officially began its transformation into Thoits Plaza Monday night, when the Palo Alto City Council voted unanimously...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2010
Last comment by Larry Cone, on Feb 18, 2010 at 12:40 am | 66 comments | 4242 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Unleashed Dogs

I saw a couple of unleashed dogs running around the neighborhood....

Original post made by Amy Peterson on Feb. 17, 2010
Last comment by Col. Walter E. Kurtz, on Feb 17, 2010 at 11:39 pm | 1 comment | 2136 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto's Bid to Boost Tourism Falls Short

From the Wall Street Journal PALO ALTO—City leaders in this enclave, which Stanford University and many Silicon Valley...

Original post made by Resident on Feb. 17, 2010
There are no comments yet. 2029 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Children escape Atherton house fire

A fire caused more than $200,000 in damage to a large ranch-style home in Atherton late this afternoon, Menlo Park Fire Protection...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2010
Last comment by antonebraga, on Feb 17, 2010 at 2:23 pm | 2 comments | 1935 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Was woman pushed from vehicle in Palo Alto?

Palo Alto police are investigating a case in which a 33-year-old woman jumped or was pushed from a moving vehicle at Alma...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2010
Last comment by a sad day, on Feb 17, 2010 at 10:00 am | 5 comments | 2077 Views

AROUND TOWN

What happened this morning at 8:00?

Electricity off in part of my house and traffic signals out, firetrucks heading toward 101 on Embarcadero Rd....

Original post made by Mom on Feb. 17, 2010
Last comment by Midtown Mom, on Feb 17, 2010 at 8:29 am | 2 comments | 1617 Views

AROUND TOWN

Contaminated Fuel at the Embarcadero Shell?

Hi everyone, My wife and I gas up exclusively at the Embarcadero Shell Station (101 and Embarcadero)around the corner...

Original post made by Car Trouble on Feb. 15, 2010
Last comment by Hmm..., on Feb 16, 2010 at 9:27 pm | 2 comments | 1686 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Counties urge H1N1 vaccination as third wave looms

County public health officials are asking residents to get vaccinated against H1N1 flu as soon as possible as a third wave...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2010
Last comment by Polly Wanacraker, on Feb 16, 2010 at 5:27 pm | 7 comments | 2076 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Can we balance our economic needs against a long-term climate catastrophe?

Climate change is one of the most serious issues facing our nation and our planet. Today we are at a key juncture of the...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2010
Last comment by Paul, on Feb 16, 2010 at 4:15 pm | 22 comments | 2329 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Response to Palin Article

Third try to post my reaction to a Palin article on Yahoo.com this morning. Apparently, my opinion was not in sync with Palo...

Original post made by P.A. since 1960 on Feb. 7, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Feb 16, 2010 at 4:14 pm | 61 comments | 3533 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Why slowing down in order to solve our problems may be good

A vital but limited human resource subject to increasingly unsatisfiable demands: The politics of water are becoming...

Original post made by Resident on Feb. 16, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Feb 16, 2010 at 3:39 pm | 1 comment | 2212 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Altan John Berwald dies; Mass scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday

John Joseph Berwald, a Palo Alto resident for 55 years, former Palo Alto City Council member and Standard Oil administrator,...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2010
Last comment by Solly, on Feb 16, 2010 at 3:37 pm | 3 comments | 2182 Views

AROUND TOWN

Oregon Expressway is 3rd bumpiest road in the Bay Area

Story about potholes and road maintenance in today's Mercury-News: http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_14406221...

Original post made by Ron on Feb. 15, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 16, 2010 at 2:01 pm | 1 comment | 1880 Views

SPORTS

Ellie Ochowicz skates today

Ellie Ochowicz, daughter of Palo Alto's Jim and Sheila Ochowicz will be racing in the 500-meter speed skating event today....

Original post made by Ron on Feb. 16, 2010
There are no comments yet. 2225 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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