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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Changes to 'megahouse' plan don't mollify neighbors

Proposed last July as an 11-bedroom, 14-bath home, plans for 1710 Newell Road in Palo Alto continue to upset neighbors —...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Mar 4, 2017 at 5:35 pm | 70 comments | 8367 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Committee members slam council for paring down Comprehensive Plan

The City Council's abrupt decision to remove all program from the city's guiding land-use document has left members of the...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Mar 4, 2017 at 5:03 pm | 53 comments | 4477 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Community Notebook: Ravenswood school district to host immigration forum

In the wake of a "recent surge in immigration actions by federal agencies," the Ravenswood City School District is hosting...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2017
Last comment by Hmmm, on Mar 4, 2017 at 11:42 am | 9 comments | 3104 Views

AROUND TOWN

Home Front

<B><B>HOMES AND HOPE ... </B>Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Community Foundation, the Realtor's philanthropic arm,...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1632 Views

SPORTS

Pinewood girls make their point in hoops loss to Mitty

Mikaela Topper scored 17 points, one of three Pinewood players to reach double figures in Friday night's 65-57 loss to the...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2017
Last comment by Rich Altmaier, on Mar 4, 2017 at 8:55 am | 1 comment | 1072 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Caltrain gets 3-month extension for electrification project

Caltrain has successfully negotiated an extension of the deadline for contractors to begin construction on a massive electrification...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Mar 3, 2017 at 8:32 pm | 17 comments | 1680 Views

AROUND TOWN

Community Notebook: City looking for feedback on speed limits

Palo Alto city staff will hold two public meetings starting Thursday, March 2, to get the public's feedback on whether to...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Mar 3, 2017 at 5:09 pm | 8 comments | 1618 Views

AROUND TOWN

Suburban Park/Lorelei Manor/Flood Triangle

Tucked between Marsh Road, U.S. Highway 101 and Bay Road, the unassuming Suburban Park, Lorelei Manor and Flood Triangle...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Mar 3, 2017 at 3:43 pm | 1 comment | 7001 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Monday meeting on reverse flow aircraft noise

For those who are bothered by the ~2000 ft elevation flights during SJC's "reverse flow", consider attending a meeting on...

Original post made by Resident 11 on Feb. 25, 2017
Last comment by Todd, on Mar 3, 2017 at 10:16 am | 30 comments | 578 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Trustees supportive of social-emotional proposals

School trustees were supportive on Tuesday of a committee's proposal to bring a districtwide social-emotional curriculum...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2017
Last comment by George, on Mar 3, 2017 at 7:51 am | 5 comments | 1708 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

The education innovator

Revolutionary change in public education is rare. Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2016/07/08/the-education-innovator...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 2, 2017 at 11:39 pm | 7 comments | 6526 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Officials' private emails considered public records, state Supreme Court rules

In a victory for public access to government records, the California Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously ruled that local...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Mar 2, 2017 at 10:05 pm | 3 comments | 2234 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

CDC's final report, due out in days, will be a disservice to Palo Alto's families

Palo Alto’s worried parents, grandparents, teachers, students, administrators, therapists, doctors, police officers--well,...

Original post made by Marc Vincenti on Mar. 2, 2017
There are no comments yet. 148 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Door to Door Home Buyer?

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Original post made by PA Resident on Mar. 16, 2007
Last comment by NotBornYesterday, on Mar 2, 2017 at 6:14 pm | 157 comments | 32614 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New rules on the way for groundwater pumping

As residents continue to cry foul over the millions of gallons of groundwater that get pumped for basement construction,...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2017
Last comment by worried, on Mar 2, 2017 at 5:08 pm | 25 comments | 3920 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

East Palo Alto man sentenced to 7 years, 3 months for soliciting murder-for-hire

An East Palo Alto man was sentenced in federal court in San Francisco on Wednesday to seven years and three months in prison...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2017
Last comment by Hmmm, on Mar 2, 2017 at 4:25 pm | 1 comment | 1809 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Catching their dreams

The air was electric in rooms 1704 and 1705 of Palo Alto High School's science building on a recent Thursday evening. Students...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2015
Last comment by Anu, on Mar 2, 2017 at 1:36 pm | 11 comments | 6492 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Hawaiian golf trip a success for Cardinal women

==B Stanford roundup == The third-ranked Stanford women's golf team placed two players in the top 10 and finished third...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2017
There are no comments yet. 927 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

County prepares for major housing boom

Santa Clara County is moving quickly on a strategy to build thousands of new homes for the county's low-income and homeless...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Mar 2, 2017 at 9:30 am | 60 comments | 6964 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board approves civil-rights agreement, resolution

On Tuesday evening, the Palo Alto school board closed a chapter and opened a new one with the U.S. Department of Education's...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2017
Last comment by Marielena, on Mar 1, 2017 at 11:15 pm | 4 comments | 2210 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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