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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto DNA-privacy case could have wide implications

An appeals case filed by a Palo Alto couple could have far-reaching impacts regarding whether personal medical information...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2016
Last comment by Penny Wise, on Feb 10, 2016 at 10:29 pm | 12 comments | 6382 Views

SPORTS

Stanford's Modi earns national honor in men's gymnastics

Stanford's Akash Modi was named the College Gymnastics Association Gymnast of the Week for the second time this year, as...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2016
Last comment by Ashok Modi, on Feb 10, 2016 at 4:35 pm | 1 comment | 3863 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto backs funding plan for transportation-tax measure

Seeking to preserve a fragile and fraying coalition of cities, Palo Alto officials on Monday night rallied behind a proposal...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2016
Last comment by Fred, on Feb 10, 2016 at 1:23 pm | 3 comments | 3651 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New Stanford building gathers neuroscience researchers, clinicians

Stanford University's Alzheimer's Disease Research Center as well as its Center for Memory Disorders are among the groups...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2016
Last comment by JHC, on Feb 10, 2016 at 9:03 am | 6 comments | 7061 Views

AROUND TOWN

Prep basketball titles will be on the line this week

==BI Weekend prep roundup== Titles will be on the line in two of three local basketball races this week as the Sacred Heart...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2016
Last comment by BBall Fan, on Feb 9, 2016 at 2:18 pm | 2 comments | 3459 Views

AROUND TOWN

Wine co-op is lifeblood of neighborhood

Good spirits are flowing in Crescent Park. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2008/10/24/wine-co-op-is-lifeblood-of-neighborhood...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2016
Last comment by Mark Holler, on Feb 9, 2016 at 6:49 am | 1 comment | 5301 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Real compassion in college admissisons

Good NYT op-ed on the new college admissions proposal. What do people here think about the likelihood that our high schools...

Original post made by Barron Park dad on Feb. 6, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 8, 2016 at 6:43 pm | 4 comments | 583 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hillary Clinton will be in Atherton Feb. 21

February is proving to be a busy month for high-profile visitors to Atherton, including a political fundraising visit from...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2016
Last comment by Brian, on Feb 8, 2016 at 4:33 pm | 3 comments | 4141 Views

AROUND TOWN

Real Estate Matters: Are we heading toward a correction this year?

At the beginning of 2015, I wrote the column "A long-term cyclical view" and pointed out the high probability of a temporary...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2016
Last comment by Ask China, on Feb 8, 2016 at 4:00 pm | 4 comments | 6689 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Super Bowl Sunday hoopla? Not in Palo Alto

The banners won't fly and Super Bowl 50 special events won't be taking place in one of Silicon Valley's premier destinations...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2016
Last comment by Hmmm, on Feb 8, 2016 at 12:34 pm | 32 comments | 8732 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Multigenerational living

Betsy Hobson is thrilled to share a new routine with her next-door neighbor, her 2 1/2-year-old granddaughter. That's just...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2015
Last comment by Godspower Amraibure , on Feb 7, 2016 at 8:10 pm | 7 comments | 2503 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Avenidas honors seven with 'Lifetime of Achievement' awards

Seven local residents — three individuals and two couples — will be honored this spring by the senior services...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2016
Last comment by Anneke, on Feb 7, 2016 at 7:12 pm | 1 comment | 3670 Views

SPORTS

SHP boys fall out of sole possession of first in WBAL race

==BI Friday's prep basketball== The West Bay Athletic League basketball race is all tied up and the Sacred Heart Prep boys...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2016
Last comment by Fred Lansing, on Feb 7, 2016 at 11:33 am | 1 comment | 1096 Views

AROUND TOWN

They are in a play!

Parents, children's literature fans, and well-read local kids are likely familiar with the work of Mo Willems. His style...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2016
Last comment by Gaston Olvera, on Feb 5, 2016 at 10:09 pm | 1 comment | 5816 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto teacher salaries compared statewide

The average public school teacher in Palo Alto earns somewhere in the middle -- not the highest, not the lowest -- compared...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2013
Last comment by Another teacher, on Feb 5, 2016 at 10:03 pm | 32 comments | 19207 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Rate increases projected for Palo Alto utilities

After a few years of holding steady, Palo Alto's utility bills are about to embark on an upward climb. According to the most...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2015
Last comment by Sunshine, on Feb 5, 2016 at 6:14 pm | 32 comments | 7263 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Traffic drives 2016 priorities in Palo Alto

No one disputes the idea that traffic congestion is one of Palo Alto's most urgent and mystifying priorities. But as the...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 5, 2016 at 4:09 pm | 49 comments | 7138 Views

AROUND TOWN

Get the romance going at Gallery 9

Los Altos Gallery 9 is showcasing different artwork by 30 local artists, focusing on the symbolic meaning of the color red...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2016
There are no comments yet. 368 Views

AROUND TOWN

Decorating for the Lunar New Year

To more than 9,000 Palo Alto residents of Chinese descent, February can be as festive as December. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2016
Last comment by Ex-Cupertinian, on Feb 5, 2016 at 12:33 pm | 2 comments | 7609 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

One dead from downtown police shooting

Palo Alto police: An officer-involved incident near downtown is in progress near downtown tonight. No officers have been...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2015
Last comment by an insider, on Feb 5, 2016 at 11:18 am | 144 comments | 28274 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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