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AROUND TOWN

Amazon wants to open big office in EPA, refuses to try to hire local workers

News report in the Observer: http://observer.com/2017/03/amazon-east-paolo-alto-office-tech-gentrification/...

Original post made by gentrification on Mar. 8, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Mar 13, 2017 at 5:08 pm | 13 comments | 450 Views

AROUND TOWN

Is this town losing its old heritage?

I remember back in to the 1970s, when I was young, and still going to Cubberley. The town was hardly as populated and dense...

Original post made by Catamount on Mar. 4, 2017
Last comment by Catamount, on Mar 13, 2017 at 5:01 pm | 6 comments | 322 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council shifts gears on downtown parking program

For residents of downtown Palo Alto, the city's new residential parking program has proved to be an effective -- if imperfect...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2017
Last comment by Park in my drive.com, on Mar 13, 2017 at 4:31 pm | 26 comments | 4218 Views

SPORTS

Diepenbrock returns to coach Paly boys basketball

The start of the 2015-16 school year will find Palo Alto High with a new athletic director and the framework for the school's...

Original post made on May. 13, 2015
Last comment by Drew, on Mar 13, 2017 at 2:59 pm | 3 comments | 3925 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Student with 3.85 GPA gets rejection letters from UCs

Hi, My friend's daughter got 3.85 GPA, had 5 AP classes in high school, was on competitive swimming team, volunteered...

Original post made by Parent on May. 28, 2012
Last comment by Mom, on Mar 13, 2017 at 2:50 pm | 364 comments | 338775 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Committee explores K-12 computer science curriculum for Palo Alto

A new Palo Alto school district committee has been charged with exploring and eventually recommending a computer science...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2017
Last comment by Douglas Moran, on Mar 13, 2017 at 2:12 pm | 8 comments | 2636 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

CDC releases final youth suicide report

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released Friday a much-anticipated final report on its investigation...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2017
Last comment by Unbelievable, on Mar 13, 2017 at 10:07 am | 31 comments | 6565 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Jordan Middle School, other schools now up for renaming

What began as one Jordan Middle School seventh-grader's book report on the questionable history of the school's namesake,...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2016
Last comment by Boaty MacBoatface, on Mar 13, 2017 at 8:26 am | 141 comments | 13391 Views

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 | 3805 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 | 9073 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. 736 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. 794 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 | 4050 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 | 3616 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. 87 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. 1297 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 | 2431 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 | 3916 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 | 2932 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 | 3620 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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