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AROUND TOWN

Caltrain to return whistles to underneath trains

Amid sustained complaints from residents since Caltrain moved its train whistles to the tops of its engines, the rail agency...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2009
Last comment by Resident close to tracks, on Oct 10, 2009 at 11:38 pm | 20 comments | 2831 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Calling all used bikes -- African kids need 'em

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Original post made on Mar. 28, 2008
Last comment by Otai Robert, on Oct 10, 2009 at 11:36 pm | 3 comments | 3547 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Manager, council surprised by Cal Ave tree cutting

A major tree-removal project in California Avenue's business district caught both City Manager James Keene and the City Council...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2009
Last comment by Unicorns don't bow, on Oct 10, 2009 at 9:35 pm | 113 comments | 5587 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Why Palo Alto needs a citywide WiFi network

Operating efficiency and success in today's society requires being connected to a data network. Read the guest opinion...

Original post made on May. 15, 2009
Last comment by Dubious, on Oct 10, 2009 at 8:30 pm | 19 comments | 3027 Views

RESTAURANTS

Pizazz Coupons Expired

Anyone know why all of the Pizazz coupons are expired? http://pizazz.paloaltoonline.com/site-bin/cpscon.exe/S?cpid=paloaltoonline&loc=7&srt=6 The...

Original post made by qq on Oct. 8, 2009
Last comment by qq, on Oct 10, 2009 at 5:15 pm | 1 comment | 5059 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto and Gunn will meet for the 45th time in football

Only twice this decade has the Gunn football team defeated rival Palo Alto, first in 2000 and again two years later. Since...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2009
Last comment by PRINCE #31, on Oct 9, 2009 at 11:53 pm | 5 comments | 3140 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Everyday Mathematics' authors to visit Palo Alto

Authors of Everyday Mathematics, the new textbook in Palo Alto's elementary classrooms this fall, will visit Palo Alto Sept....

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2009
Last comment by Anonymous, on Oct 9, 2009 at 10:11 pm | 108 comments | 7485 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Obama wins what?

Obama wins the Nobel Peace Prize? It would be wonderful if I could think why he won? Yet this seems more like a soccer...

Original post made by Ray Banneke on Oct. 9, 2009
Last comment by Gary, on Oct 9, 2009 at 4:33 pm | 22 comments | 2584 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Ideas abound at high-speed-rail workshop

Residents from five Palo Alto neighborhoods, Menlo Park and Atherton, defined their visions for the planned California high-speed-rail...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2009
Last comment by James Hoosac, on Oct 9, 2009 at 3:33 pm | 18 comments | 9609 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Dan Dykwel

Dan Dykwel is a businessman who supports a new business tax; a school volunteer who doesn't have children in the school system;...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2009
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 9, 2009 at 12:30 pm | 1 comment | 2735 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

SJ offers students free swine flu shots and PAUSD does not?

http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_13493660?source=most_viewed What? We have more time and money to take our students on our...

Original post made by Parent on Oct. 6, 2009
Last comment by Another Concerned Parent, on Oct 9, 2009 at 11:59 am | 5 comments | 2003 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police hunt for high-tech Peeping Tom

Palo Alto police are investigating a report of a man using his cell phone camera to record videos up women's skirts at Fry's...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2009
Last comment by Palo Parent, on Oct 9, 2009 at 10:21 am | 21 comments | 2739 Views

AROUND TOWN

Any one know what's being built on the old Palo Alto Joe's / Kiki's Candy Bar site?

There is a new multi-story tilt-up being constructed on the old Palo Alto Joe's / Kiki's Candy Bar site at 3750 West Bayshore...

Original post made by Palo Parent on Oct. 7, 2009
Last comment by MidtownMom, on Oct 9, 2009 at 6:50 am | 3 comments | 2164 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto, Gunn tune up with volleyball titles

The Palo Alto and Gunn girls' volleyball teams are both coming off tournament titles on the weekend and will need to take...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2009
Last comment by ysk, on Oct 9, 2009 at 12:30 am | 9 comments | 2596 Views

AROUND TOWN

Beltramo's, Draeger's fight BevMo's move to MP

Six local alcoholic beverage vendors -- including Beltramo's and Draeger's -- have formed an organization to oppose the...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2009
Last comment by Sharon, on Oct 8, 2009 at 8:30 pm | 3 comments | 1830 Views

AROUND TOWN

Why comment anonymously in Town Square?

I do not understand why most people post comments anonymously. Don't they stand behind the remarks they make? By designing...

Original post made by stephanie enos on Sep. 17, 2009
Last comment by anonymousaswell, on Oct 8, 2009 at 6:45 pm | 19 comments | 2252 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Heart' award goes to Jerry and Joyce Shefren

In medical school "we were not taught about end-of-life care," Dr. Jerry Shefren told a full-house audience at the annual...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2009
Last comment by Sabrina, on Oct 8, 2009 at 6:33 pm | 1 comment | 2678 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

The demise of the dollar

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/the-demise-of-the-dollar-1798175.html China, along with several other...

Original post made by Dean on Oct. 5, 2009
Last comment by Anon., on Oct 8, 2009 at 5:45 pm | 37 comments | 2751 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents seek more retail, parking at Cal. Ave.

Residents and businesses around California Avenue in Palo Alto have no shortage of ideas when it comes to the future of their...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2009
Last comment by J, on Oct 8, 2009 at 4:41 pm | 19 comments | 3534 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Menlo Park discovers $400,000 accounting error

Menlo Park city management has discovered a major accounting error in the budget for the current fiscal year relating to...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2009
Last comment by Facts, on Oct 8, 2009 at 3:24 pm | 1 comment | 2216 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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