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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Superintendent seeks revisions on federal agreement

Palo Alto Unified Superintendent Max McGee is seeking to limit certain reporting and investigatory requirements outlined...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2017
Last comment by Truth, on Feb 17, 2017 at 11:39 am | 15 comments | 3305 Views

SPORTS

Worth a Look: Music, Arts & BBQ Festival and more

This week, head down to Redwood City's Music, Arts & BBQ Festival; catch "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" at Los Altos Stage Co....

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1896 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Nonprofit to offer intensive outpatient program for teens

A donation from an anonymous Palo Alto resident has enabled Children's Health Council to address a "critical gap in teen...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2017
Last comment by palo alto resident, on Feb 16, 2017 at 8:35 pm | 5 comments | 3980 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Despite pushback, 'retail protection' law passes

Every day, brick-and-mortar shops along Palo Alto's main commercial strips engage in a life-or-death battle against online...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2017
Last comment by Online Name, on Feb 16, 2017 at 8:28 pm | 42 comments | 5205 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford dismisses lawyer following criticisms in New York Times story

Stanford University has dismissed an attorney it retained to represent students in sexual-assault cases after she publicly...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2017
Last comment by Been There, on Feb 16, 2017 at 3:32 pm | 18 comments | 6165 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

'No contest' plea in East Palo Alto spree

A 23-year-old man who was involved in three armed robberies in East Palo Alto that ended with a car crashing into a building...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2017
Last comment by Gethin, on Feb 16, 2017 at 3:04 pm | 1 comment | 2448 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Students no longer waiting to exhale

There's a scientific reason the saying "take a deep breath" exists. Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2015/05/08/students-no-longer-waiting-to-exhale...

Original post made on May. 8, 2015
Last comment by Migues, on Feb 16, 2017 at 12:37 pm | 10 comments | 8416 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Amid bus shakeup, VTA looks to retain paratransit service

As the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority prepares to redraw the bus map throughout the county, Palo Alto is bracing...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 16, 2017 at 12:21 pm | 9 comments | 2277 Views

BOOKS

Valentine's progress

This Feb. 14, ditch the box of chocolates and flowers for a plan to hop from one restaurant to another for food and drink. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2017
Last comment by Lovely!, on Feb 16, 2017 at 9:19 am | 1 comment | 1508 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Good news about mega bus route

According to MV Voice, VTA are piloting a non-stop mega bus route from Gilroy, Morgan Hill to Mountain View. http://www.mv-voice.com/square/2017/02/14/new-bus-route-aims-to-get-mega...

Original post made by Resident on Feb. 16, 2017
There are no comments yet. 74 Views

AROUND TOWN

Wake up, little SUSIE

Bill Frye, 96, may be in a wheelchair, but on April 22, he was still rotating his bike pedals through the Balinese forest....

Original post made on May. 2, 2014
Last comment by Marcelo, on Feb 16, 2017 at 4:48 am | 2 comments | 8452 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

AT&T's sweeping antenna plan wins final OK

A contentious plan by AT&T to mount dozens of antennas on utility poles throughout Palo Alto cruised to the finish line Monday...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2013
Last comment by Don't Freaking Fry Me, on Feb 15, 2017 at 10:51 pm | 26 comments | 8881 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Complaint: school district website 'inaccessible'

A special-education advocate from Michigan who has filed more than 1,000 federal complaints against school districts alleging...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2017
Last comment by Marcie Lipsitt, on Feb 15, 2017 at 5:43 pm | 7 comments | 3699 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford joins universities in challenging Trump's travel ban

An amicus brief filed in federal court on Monday by Stanford University and 16 other universities argues that President Donald...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2017
Last comment by Wingnut Alert!, on Feb 15, 2017 at 12:58 pm | 7 comments | 2232 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Body builder on probation for drug-trafficking offense

A body builder who was arrested for selling $250,000 worth of steroids and prescription medications through his Menlo Park...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2017
Last comment by Disgusted, on Feb 15, 2017 at 12:05 pm | 1 comment | 1870 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Where does the paper bag charge go?

Due to a momentary lack of foresight (leaving bags at home) on a recent rainy day I was forced to "purchase" a bag to get...

Original post made by Questioning Mind on Feb. 14, 2017
Last comment by Questioning Mind, on Feb 15, 2017 at 9:33 am | 9 comments | 201 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

'Meteor' sighted over Bay Area sky was a missile test launch

A bright light traveling across the dark sky Tuesday morning was one of two missile tests conducted by the U.S. Navy over...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2017
Last comment by Mulder, on Feb 14, 2017 at 5:48 pm | 1 comment | 1246 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: When democracy is hijacked

Monday night, in a brazen display of power, some members of the Palo Alto City Council massacred our Comprehensive Plan,...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2017
Last comment by AL Franken, on Feb 14, 2017 at 5:30 pm | 77 comments | 5935 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto tries to get a piece of the 'sharing economy'

It's called the "sharing economy," but Palo Alto officials are growing increasingly concerned that the city isn't getting...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2015
Last comment by Theresa Mayer, on Feb 14, 2017 at 4:12 pm | 52 comments | 8025 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woman throws hot coffee on would-be robber near Stanford Shopping Center

A woman targeted in an attempted robbery near Stanford Shopping Center on Saturday morning threw hot coffee on one of the...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2017
Last comment by Barbara, on Feb 14, 2017 at 1:06 pm | 9 comments | 3422 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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