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AROUND TOWN

Anyone feel an earthquake just now, 9:43 pm, Sat?

Just checking. Just felt a big earth tremor and heard a bang, but no lamps are swinging. What was it? ...

Original post made by Tremor? on Feb. 28, 2009
Last comment by Tremor, on Mar 2, 2009 at 11:35 am | 3 comments | 2507 Views

AROUND TOWN

School district to end retiree health benefits for new hires

As of June 1, teachers and others hired to work in Palo Alto schools will not receive district health coverage after they...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2009
Last comment by just wondering, on Mar 19, 2009 at 2:57 pm | 7 comments | 2507 Views

AROUND TOWN

Channing House tutors give, gain knowledge, rewards

Twice each week, 20 children from East Palo Alto meet with Channing House seniors, ages 70 to 94, for one-on-one time, reading,...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2009
Last comment by Loni Allen, on Oct 24, 2009 at 8:48 am | 2 comments | 2507 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mountain View City Council passes smoking ban

It just got a lot harder to smoke in Mountain View. On Tuesday night the City Council narrowly passed a ban on smoking near...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2012
Last comment by some guy, on Jan 28, 2012 at 10:32 am | 4 comments | 2507 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Roots of rhythm to promote sprouts of literacy

The roots of rhythm in African music will be brought to the Midpeninsula Sunday with a celebration of African culture, art,...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2009
Last comment by Hmmm, on Aug 20, 2009 at 7:16 pm | 4 comments | 2506 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Fatal shooting in East Palo Alto Sunday night

A 21-year-old man was fatally shot in Palo Alto Sunday night, but police have no leads in the case, authorities said. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2009
Last comment by young chiwis frum RICH-CITY, on Dec 10, 2009 at 7:49 pm | 18 comments | 2506 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo girls top unbeaten Paly in battle of best

==BI Wednesday's prep roundup== It was a battle between the No. 1 and 2 teams in the Central Coast Section. It was a...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2010
Last comment by Sherry, on Apr 1, 2010 at 11:01 am | 1 comment | 2506 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

air pollution warning for Friday, January 8

A Winter Spare the Air Alert has been called for tomorrow, Friday, January 8, in the Bay Area. The burning of wood and...

Original post made by spare the air on Jan. 7, 2010
Last comment by More worried about Fireplaces than Health Care, on Jan 8, 2010 at 5:41 am | 1 comment | 2506 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Another mountain lion sighting in Woodside

A mountain lion sighting was reported tonight in Woodside, according to the San Mateo County Office of Emergency Services....

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2009
Last comment by jb, on Aug 18, 2009 at 4:15 pm | 22 comments | 2506 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

State unemployment rate rises to record height

California's unemployment rate rose to 11.9 percent in July, the highest rate in modern record-keeping history, according...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2009
Last comment by reality, on Sep 6, 2009 at 8:05 am | 18 comments | 2506 Views

AROUND TOWN

Things I remember going back to 1962.

Garland Elementary School, Mr. Center, The Indian Bowl, The Variety Store, Bergman's counter, The Peninsula Creamery, Jean's...

Original post made by Eric "Rick" Cohen on Jul. 2, 2009
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Jul 3, 2009 at 10:05 pm | 1 comment | 2506 Views

AROUND TOWN

$3 million house raffled to help the homeless

Buy a raffle ticket, help the homeless -- and possibly win a $3 million house in Los Altos Hills. That's the pitch in a new...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2009
Last comment by moi, on Aug 12, 2009 at 11:34 am | 4 comments | 2506 Views

AROUND TOWN

huge expansion proposed for San Antonio Shopping Center

NIMBYs keep killing new retail projects inside Palo Alto, but our neighbors to the south are more enthusiastic. Story in...

Original post made by shopper on May. 18, 2010
Last comment by palo alto mom, on May 19, 2010 at 1:35 pm | 17 comments | 2506 Views

AROUND TOWN

Festival of the Arts comes to downtown

The Festival of the Arts is returning to downtown Palo Alto this weekend for its 31st year and is expected to bring more...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2012
Last comment by Mike, on Aug 23, 2012 at 6:47 am | 1 comment | 2506 Views

SPORTS

PA Babe Ruth 14s fall in NorCal title game

Following a tremendous four-game winning streak to reach the Northern California State Tournament championship, the Palo...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2009
Last comment by me, on Jul 9, 2010 at 12:36 am | 6 comments | 2505 Views

SPORTS

Fundraiser on Sunday at Stanford for injured water polo player

Aside from the college women's season, water polo is taking a break until the summer season. However, that won't stop hundreds...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2011
Last comment by Colette, on Feb 11, 2011 at 10:05 am | 1 comment | 2505 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Al-Qaeda Websites Endorse McCain

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Original post made by Al-Qaeda for McCain on Oct. 22, 2008
Last comment by Hem, on Oct 22, 2008 at 2:26 pm | 4 comments | 2505 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Regional disaster-response plans take priority

Consider the human toll if a bioterrorism event was to occur in Palo Alto. Thousands would end up sick or dead, Eric A. Weiss,...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2010
Last comment by fireman, on Nov 28, 2010 at 10:45 pm | 2 comments | 2505 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hello Chrysler bye bye Tesla

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Original post made by Larry Electron on Sep. 24, 2008
Last comment by Paul, on Sep 24, 2008 at 5:38 pm | 8 comments | 2505 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Another strong-arm robbery occurs in Palo Alto

A woman walking alone in the 600 block of Webster Street in downtown Palo Alto at 6 p.m. Saturday was pushed to the ground...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2008
Last comment by JustMe, on Nov 17, 2008 at 9:25 am | 1 comment | 2504 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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