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PALO ALTO ISSUES

What to expect when Google Fiber comes to town

Google Fiber has been hailed by many observers as a much-needed shake-up for the local telecommunications market. But to...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Sep 8, 2016 at 3:46 pm | 96 comments | 10233 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Consultant confirms increased airplane noise, flight paths

Hundreds if not thousands of airplanes from San Francisco International Airport pass over Palo Alto's residential neighborhoods...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2016
Last comment by AlexDeLarge, on Sep 8, 2016 at 1:57 pm | 55 comments | 8788 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school district hosts town hall on budget shortfall

The Palo Alto school district will hold a town hall to solicit community input about how to manage a $3.3 million budget...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 8, 2016 at 11:01 am | 6 comments | 1858 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man sought in robbery near Nordstrom

Palo Alto police are searching for a man who they say ripped a purse off a woman's shoulder in a Stanford Shopping Center...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2016
Last comment by Edgar, on Sep 7, 2016 at 8:57 pm | 11 comments | 6043 Views

AROUND TOWN

Home Sales

<B>Atherton Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2016/09/02/home-sales posted Friday, September...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2016
Last comment by Resident One, on Sep 7, 2016 at 2:41 pm | 1 comment | 1787 Views

AROUND TOWN

Srinivasan Subramanian drops out of Palo Alto school-board race

Palo Alto parent and engineer Srinivasan Subramanian has decided to withdraw from the race for a seat on the Board of Education...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 6, 2016 at 6:07 pm | 21 comments | 9192 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest opinion: Our housing crisis calls for regional cooperation

The housing crisis in our communities is both an economic challenge and a threat to sustainability. It is defined by the...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2016
Last comment by Gale Johnson, on Sep 6, 2016 at 2:47 pm | 32 comments | 5501 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

How were you able to become a Palo Alto homeowner

I thought it would be helpful to start a thread where Palo Alto homeowners explained how they got here. There seems to be...

Original post made by PAresident on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by Not worth the sacrifice, on Sep 6, 2016 at 1:56 pm | 33 comments | 1406 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

25 free articles per month

Dear Town Square, Several months ago you started a policy of only 25 free articles per month and after that registration...

Original post made by Reader on Sep. 3, 2016
Last comment by musical, on Sep 6, 2016 at 11:44 am | 26 comments | 883 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Employee suffers minor injuries after kitchen fire at Panda Express in Palo Alto

A manager at a Palo Alto restaurant suffered minor injuries when a fire broke out in the restaurant's kitchen Monday morning,...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2016
Last comment by Reader, on Sep 6, 2016 at 11:29 am | 1 comment | 5113 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district committee drops Everyday Math

After devoting an entire school year to testing out new math materials at Palo Alto's elementary schools and selecting three...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2016
Last comment by Theodore, on Sep 5, 2016 at 2:27 pm | 37 comments | 9091 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Following Turner's release, recall-campaign organizers rally

Local and national elected officials, Stanford University students, sexual-assault survivors, parents and others threw their...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2016
Last comment by Palo Alto Resident, on Sep 5, 2016 at 12:24 pm | 5 comments | 1395 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Locals open up about housing struggles

A group of children sat at the back of Kepler's Books in Menlo Park, as they fidgeted with their marker and glitter-paint...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2016
Last comment by Observer, on Sep 5, 2016 at 7:46 am | 43 comments | 5732 Views

AROUND TOWN

Air is smokey tonight in Midtown Palo Alto

Anyone else experiencing smokey air tonight? I've just closed all of our windows because of it. Seems like either firewood...

Original post made by Lily on Sep. 4, 2016
Last comment by Anonymous, on Sep 5, 2016 at 5:25 am | 1 comment | 363 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Off Deadline: Kirke Comstock survived rough-and-tumble politics, and a bomb

The passing last week of Kirke Comstock &#8212; a former mayor of both Palo Alto and Portola Valley &#8212; closes a long-ago...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2016
Last comment by just a kid then, on Sep 4, 2016 at 8:43 pm | 3 comments | 2636 Views

SPORTS

Course record set in first cross country race of the year

Palo Alto senior Kent Slaney set a Bol Park course record, racing 10:13, at the annual Palo Alto-Gunn Alumni meet Wednesday....

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2016
Last comment by running fan, on Sep 4, 2016 at 6:06 pm | 1 comment | 1079 Views

SPORTS

Menlo School boys pass big water polo test over weekend

==BI Prep roundup == Menlo School boys water polo coach Jack Bowen enjoys a challenging nonleague schedule. This year he...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2016
Last comment by Phillip, on Sep 4, 2016 at 1:56 pm | 2 comments | 2358 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto teens arrested on suspicion of burglary

Two East Palo Alto teens were arrested Thursday afternoon in connection with at least one burglary in Menlo Park, police...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2016
Last comment by MenloRez, on Sep 4, 2016 at 8:27 am | 1 comment | 2974 Views

AROUND TOWN

Plan to raise storm-drain fees flows forth in Palo Alto

A proposal in Palo Alto to raise storm-drain fees and create a new structure for funding future improvements advanced this...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2016
Last comment by Betty Jo, on Sep 3, 2016 at 8:48 pm | 15 comments | 4294 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers speak out against full-day kindergarten proposal

Several Palo Alto Unified kindergarten teachers, speaking on behalf of their colleagues, told the school board Tuesday night...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2016
Last comment by Just check for soft drinks, on Sep 3, 2016 at 3:52 pm | 85 comments | 8579 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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