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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Storm-damaged Arastradero Road won't be fixed until summer

A section of Arastradero Road in Palo Alto where the asphalt is crumbling and falling into Los Trancos Creek has nearby residents...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2017
Last comment by Follow Speed Laws, on Feb 24, 2017 at 1:53 pm | 24 comments | 10536 Views

SPORTS

M-A freshman comes up big in CCS soccer victory over Paly

Goalkeeper Charlie McKay's varsity high school career is five games old and he played like a four-year veteran in helping...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2017
Last comment by Jack West, on Feb 24, 2017 at 1:43 pm | 2 comments | 1031 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council offers a lift to traffic-fighting nonprofit

Even though the City Council spent more than $500,000 to create the Palo Alto Transportation Management Association three...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by Res, on Feb 24, 2017 at 11:53 am | 1 comment | 1076 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Bouncer receives eight months for punch that killed Palo Alto man

A bouncer who pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of a Palo Alto resident outside a San Jose bar received...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by Danny's Mom , on Feb 24, 2017 at 11:02 am | 8 comments | 9614 Views

SPORTS

Kehillah Jewish makes the most of its first CCS appearance

==BI CCS Division V == Kehillah Jewish rode the energy of senior guard Yuval Luria and the dynamic scoring duo of Manor...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by yeah, on Feb 24, 2017 at 5:35 am | 1 comment | 1671 Views

AROUND TOWN

Newly visible

The Cantor Arts Center is celebrating the joys of directly engaging with art, thanks to a complete and dramatic overhaul...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1462 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Video captures Fairmeadow burglary suspects

Palo Alto police are looking for two men who they believe stole jewelry and other valuables from a home in the Fairmeadow...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2017
Last comment by musical, on Feb 23, 2017 at 11:33 pm | 6 comments | 4290 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council looks to revise zoning code

Developers whose buildings will result in 100 or more new car trips during busy commute hours will be required to submit...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2017
Last comment by anon, on Feb 23, 2017 at 11:00 pm | 16 comments | 4158 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

County seeks injunction on executive order cutting funds for 'sanctuary jurisdictions'

Santa Clara County asked a federal court Thursday to grant a nationwide preliminary injunction blocking an executive order...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2017
Last comment by Sarah1000, on Feb 23, 2017 at 10:47 pm | 6 comments | 1228 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Demolition and replacement of Brutalist building wins approval

One of the tallest and most distinct buildings on El Camino Real will be torn down and replaced with a more modern-looking...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2017
Last comment by Rajesh Chin, on Feb 23, 2017 at 5:32 pm | 25 comments | 5862 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Federal funding halted for Caltrain electrification

The $1.96 billion Caltrain electrification project came to screeching halt on Friday, Feb. 17, after it was announced that...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2017
Last comment by Me 2, on Feb 23, 2017 at 2:38 pm | 111 comments | 7137 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Whistleblowers allege Air District improperly destroys pollution documents

Two former employees of the agency responsible for protecting the Bay Area from air pollution say they were improperly fired...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2017
Last comment by Peter K. Mueller, on Feb 23, 2017 at 11:51 am | 1 comment | 1240 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

People of color talk about impact of police stops

In Menlo Park's Willows neighborhood, a spate of home burglaries since September has put residents on edge, leading to an...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Feb 23, 2017 at 11:47 am | 7 comments | 1918 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Pinewood looks to contend for MTAL 8-man football title

There is a tweaking of the 8-man Mission Trail Athletic League this season with East Palo Alto Phoenix Academy moving in...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1119 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Postal inspector investigates theft of birthday money

The U.S. Postal Service's Office of the Inspector General is investigating a series of thefts of money from mailed birthday...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2016
Last comment by Jo, on Feb 23, 2017 at 6:28 am | 14 comments | 6837 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board members ask for deeper, more comprehensive budget cuts

School board members expressed dissatisfaction on Tuesday with a set of budget cuts proposed to mitigate an ongoing multimillion...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2017
Last comment by Classified, on Feb 22, 2017 at 3:39 pm | 17 comments | 2714 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Woman and her dog bite would-be robber in Pardee Park

A man in his 20s who Palo Alto police say attempted to steal a woman's cellphone got more than he bargained for Saturday...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2017
Last comment by Flyboy, on Feb 22, 2017 at 12:04 pm | 19 comments | 10084 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: Tough love, reporting for duty

Tidbits collected by the Weekly staff on Palo Alto people, events and other happenings. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2017/02/19/around-town-tough-lov...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2017
Last comment by Not on Seale, on Feb 22, 2017 at 9:43 am | 2 comments | 1868 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto seeks to strengthen immigrant protections

In the wake of recent presidential executive orders to step up immigration arrests and deportations, East Palo Alto officials...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Feb 21, 2017 at 8:46 pm | 5 comments | 2440 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Surf Air at Palo Alto Airport - clarification?

I saw a Surf Air plane land at Palo Alto Airport about 2:20PM today (Saturday). I was hiking nearby on a Baylands Path. It...

Original post made by anonymous on Feb. 18, 2017
Last comment by musical, on Feb 21, 2017 at 6:07 pm | 4 comments | 221 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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