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AROUND TOWN

A tea room of one's own

Large windows framed with heavy, rosy curtains on the corner of Main and Stambaugh streets in downtown Redwood City provide...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2017
Last comment by Brit, on Feb 10, 2017 at 8:15 pm | 1 comment | 251 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

2017 State of the City address

Good evening, everyone. I’m Greg Scharff and I have the privilege of again serving as Mayor of Palo Alto this year. I want...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 10, 2017 at 7:37 pm | 6 comments | 997 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

After homeowner's call, alleged burglar shot by Taser

A Palo Alto man who allegedly broke into a woman's home was arrested as he exited the residence carrying her goods on Thursday,...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2017
Last comment by Midlander, on Feb 10, 2017 at 3:58 pm | 1 comment | 2413 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Huge Palo Alto day care center closes

Three hundred low-cost child-care slots in Palo Alto disappeared last week when the owners of the 37-year-old Peninsula Day...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2011
Last comment by Janelle, on Feb 10, 2017 at 2:36 pm | 12 comments | 3250 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Avenidas unveils Lifetime of Achievement honorees

The honorees of the Avenidas Lifetime of Achievement Award have accomplished a wide and inspiring range of initiatives. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2017
Last comment by Cathy Tokic, on Feb 10, 2017 at 12:48 pm | 3 comments | 5265 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Finally on safe ground

The four-year journey of Qismat Amin to reach U.S. soil finally ended on the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 8 after Department...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2017
Last comment by DES, on Feb 10, 2017 at 9:33 am | 17 comments | 2937 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Former Paly coach Clem Wiser was a winner in every sense

Clem Wiser will be best remembered as a champion of education, a championship coach, a championship facilitator and a championship...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2017
Last comment by Jack Dickinson , on Feb 9, 2017 at 4:59 pm | 9 comments | 2958 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Facebook donates $20M for East Palo Alto affordable housing

Facebook announced on Friday that it is committing $20 million to help create badly needed affordable housing in East Palo...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2016
Last comment by Susan, on Feb 9, 2017 at 3:22 pm | 9 comments | 7032 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Nonprofit to host youth suicide prevention forum Thursday

In anticipation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's release of its final report on youth suicide in Santa...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2017
Last comment by Parent, on Feb 9, 2017 at 1:56 pm | 6 comments | 2541 Views

AROUND TOWN

Man convicted of murder in 2014 East Palo Alto shooting after a party

A man was found guilty of first-degree murder on Monday for chasing down and killing a man in East Palo Alto in 2014. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2017
Last comment by Mary, on Feb 9, 2017 at 1:32 pm | 2 comments | 2083 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

County approves contract for teen inpatient unit, but still looking for more

Santa Clara County teenagers in mental-health crisis can now access inpatient hospital beds within the county's borders at...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2017
Last comment by fcservices, on Feb 9, 2017 at 1:26 pm | 5 comments | 2616 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Whatever happened to the BofA near Page Mill & El Camino ?

I went to use the ATM yesterday and the entire building seem vacated? Is BofA gone or is it moving to another location?...

Original post made by BankerSours on Feb. 9, 2017
There are no comments yet. 146 Views

RESTAURANTS

Rep. Speier demands reopening of White House phone comment line

Rep. Jackie Speier, D-San Francisco/San Mateo, on Thursday introduced a bill that seeks to require President Donald Trump...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2017
There are no comments yet. 2095 Views

AROUND TOWN

To promote housing, Palo Alto hikes up development fees

Developers looking to build offices, research facilities and hotels in Palo Alto will have to significantly up their contribution...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2016
Last comment by AB, on Feb 8, 2017 at 9:55 pm | 15 comments | 7616 Views

MOVIES

Vikings strike a big number in girls soccer

==BI Prep report == Six different players scored and the Palo Alto girls soccer team went on to beat visiting Capuchino,...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1646 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Kniss says she didn't break campaign-finance law

Weeks before Election Day, incumbent Palo Alto City Council candidate Liz Kniss pivoted from her campaign's earlier policy...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2017
Last comment by Anonymous, on Feb 8, 2017 at 6:13 pm | 53 comments | 4166 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Housing agency eyes new affordable housing sites

After a bruising 2013 defeat of its proposal to build affordable senior apartments in south Palo Alto, the nonprofit Palo...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2016
Last comment by Dan Gold, on Feb 8, 2017 at 4:29 pm | 39 comments | 6974 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Pre-construction work starts on Caltrain electification

Preparations for the construction work needed to electrify Caltrain along the Peninsula corridor have started and will last...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2016
Last comment by Kevin, on Feb 8, 2017 at 1:24 pm | 32 comments | 3974 Views

AROUND TOWN

Flood watch called for East Palo Alto

The National Weather Service and local authorities have issued a flood watch for the City of East Palo Alto on Tuesday at...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2017
Last comment by David, on Feb 8, 2017 at 8:15 am | 4 comments | 12156 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Appeals court to hear Trump administration's bid to reinstate travel ban

A federal appeals court in San Francisco will hear arguments at 3 p.m. Tuesday on whether to reinstate a ban ordered by President...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 8, 2017 at 6:20 am | 5 comments | 1619 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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