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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Three-alarm fire extinguished at Stanford Medical School building

A hazardous materials team responded to a three-alarm fire at a laboratory in Stanford Medical School's Edwards Building...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2017
Last comment by anonymous, on Mar 12, 2017 at 7:43 pm | 2 comments | 3908 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto Square theater to remain open -- for now

More than 2,600 signatures and letters from the Palo Alto City Council to the landlord of the CinéArts Theatre in Palo Alto...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2016
Last comment by Sarah, on Mar 12, 2017 at 6:37 pm | 29 comments | 9104 Views

MOVIES

Yoder sets pool record in first men's home swim meet

Jimmy Yoder (1:44.02) set a pool record in the 200-yard butterfly, to help Stanford's first home swim meet of the season...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2017
There are no comments yet. 746 Views

BOOKS

Pickens leads Stanford men to hoops victory over Seton Hall

==BI Cardinal corner == Junior Dorian Pickens scored a season-high 21 points to lead Stanford to a 66-52 victory over Seton...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2017
There are no comments yet. 803 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New plan calls for housing on Compadres site

Eight years after Palo Alto's popular eatery "Compadres" shuttered its operations, plans are afoot to demolish the building...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2017
Last comment by musical, on Mar 11, 2017 at 6:24 am | 51 comments | 4129 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police investigate incidents of sexual battery, assault near downtown bus stop

Police are investigating two recent incidents in which a woman was approached and sexually assaulted by a stranger near the...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Mar 10, 2017 at 6:43 pm | 3 comments | 3689 Views

SPORTS

Calling all PA sport fans: Paly boys hoops CIF Round 2 game Sat 6pm in Dublin

Paly boys basketball NorCal/CIF Round 2 game is Saturday (tomorrow) 6pm vs Dublin (#1 seed) *at their home gym*. IF EVER...

Original post made by Chris Zaharias on Mar. 10, 2017
There are no comments yet. 100 Views

SPORTS

Romanian romance

As part of its 2nd Stage series, Dragon Theatre presents "The Star Without a Name," a mysterious love story written in 1942...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1304 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto adopts rules to curb groundwater waste

Spurred by a growing citizens movement, Palo Alto officials agreed on Monday night to further clamp down on the practice...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2017
Last comment by Me 2, on Mar 10, 2017 at 10:56 am | 8 comments | 2472 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Penalties likely to stand for Edgewood owner

An administrative judge on Monday seemed inclined to affirm penalties against Edgewood Plaza Shopping Center owners, which...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2017
Last comment by Another Long Time Resident, on Mar 10, 2017 at 12:29 am | 17 comments | 3978 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district eyes $3.8 million in additional budget cuts

The school district's oft-cited budget priority of making cuts as far away from the classroom as possible will be tested...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2017
Last comment by Former Jordan senator, on Mar 9, 2017 at 11:37 pm | 10 comments | 2985 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Nine of 10 suspects identified, arrested in Apple store burglary

Police have identified six more alleged burglars in a brazen December burglary at the Apple store in downtown Palo Alto,...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2017
Last comment by Arrest warrant, on Mar 9, 2017 at 7:37 pm | 9 comments | 3699 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Office for Civil Rights: Why is it there and what does it do?

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Education that enforces civil rights laws tied...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2017
Last comment by Sean, on Mar 9, 2017 at 4:06 pm | 2 comments | 2953 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Cal. Ave. merchants urge city to go big on new garage

Merchants on California Avenue are well-versed in the challenges of running a business in Palo Alto. But on Wednesday, they...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2017
Last comment by Hamilton, on Mar 9, 2017 at 3:11 pm | 11 comments | 2948 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents mourn loss of community garden

Once there were fresh tomatoes and a thriving gardening community. Now, it's a barren dirt lot behind the Baskin-Robbins...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2017
Last comment by C.L.Tayor, on Mar 9, 2017 at 2:40 pm | 39 comments | 5519 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto set to move ahead with new garages

After years of planning, Palo Alto is preparing to take a significant step toward alleviating the worsening parking shortages...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2016
Last comment by Drew McKendry, on Mar 9, 2017 at 11:41 am | 26 comments | 4761 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Divisive downtown project wins approval

It took three years, 14 public hearings, four different architects and a threatened lawsuit for Elizabeth Wong to win an...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2017
Last comment by P A Native , on Mar 9, 2017 at 7:01 am | 67 comments | 8340 Views

AROUND TOWN

Jet Noise web site doesn't work

Yesterday morning at around 6am I was awoken by jet noise, and counted many planes thereafter, at three to five minute intervals....

Original post made by pares on Apr. 28, 2016
Last comment by Jetman, on Mar 9, 2017 at 1:35 am | 11 comments | 584 Views

RESTAURANTS

Fantastic Fijian

Don't let appearances deceive you. Curry Wrapper's Delight, a weekdays-only stop in downtown Redwood City, serves better...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2017
Last comment by Adrienne, on Mar 8, 2017 at 8:27 am | 1 comment | 1821 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Experts, advocates react to CDC report on youth suicide

For a community that has done much soul searching in the wake of two youth suicide clusters over the last eight years, the...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2017
Last comment by DES, on Mar 8, 2017 at 7:49 am | 20 comments | 5816 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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