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PALO ALTO ISSUES

City to reconsider minimum wage for tipped workers

Palo Alto's new minimum-wage law officially became a reality on Monday night, though in formally approving the new ordinance...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2015
Last comment by Carla, on Oct 27, 2015 at 8:12 am | 34 comments | 4191 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City blasts 'outrageous' tax

For the past four decades, Palo Alto residents have been paying taxes to a water district without getting a drop of water...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2015
Last comment by Tread, on Oct 27, 2015 at 7:32 am | 11 comments | 6148 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Millennial matters

Millennial homeownership has hit an all-time low — 34.6 percent. Local owners and renters share their stories of what...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2015
Last comment by Marlys J. Stewart, on Oct 27, 2015 at 7:05 am | 2 comments | 2449 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

NO FLY DAY, Saturday October 24th @SFO and nationwide

Tired of Relentless Aircraft Noise? Protest on No Fly Day With Your Neighbors On October 24th, protesters nationwide will...

Original post made by PA resident on Oct. 19, 2015
Last comment by joe giraffe, on Oct 26, 2015 at 5:12 pm | 64 comments | 1844 Views

SPORTS

Hogan, McCaffrey pile up yardage in Pac-12 win over Huskies

Kevin Hogan threw for 290 yards and a pair of touchdowns and added 37 rushing yards as Stanford won its sixth straight Saturday...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2015
Last comment by Nayeli, on Oct 26, 2015 at 4:06 pm | 1 comment | 2440 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto, Stanford clash over fire services

Nearly four decades after the Palo Alto Fire Department and Stanford University entered into a partnership for fire-protection...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2015
Last comment by Mark, on Oct 26, 2015 at 2:29 pm | 13 comments | 4246 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man, 31, fatally shot in East Palo Alto

East Palo Alto Police are investigating a shooting that left a 31-year-old city resident dead Sunday night. Read the full...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2015
Last comment by Real G Town, on Oct 26, 2015 at 2:10 pm | 1 comment | 5007 Views

RESTAURANTS

Special moments for Stanford football on special night

Of the lasting images from Saturday night's 31-14 victory against Washington, one stands alone. It happened so quickly, you...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2015
Last comment by Julie Armitano, on Oct 26, 2015 at 11:08 am | 1 comment | 3592 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City seeks $1 billion for improved rail crossings from VTA tax

Calling it a critical project not just for Palo Alto but for commuters throughout the Santa Clara County, city officials...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Oct 26, 2015 at 6:44 am | 110 comments | 6424 Views

AROUND TOWN

Grand opera on an intimate scale

Sixty years after it was founded, Palo Alto's West Bay Opera continues to thrive, attracting major international talent and...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2015
Last comment by Local newbie, on Oct 25, 2015 at 8:41 pm | 2 comments | 2314 Views

AROUND TOWN

Garden Tips

Jack McKinnon suggests ways to think outside the box when it comes to gardening — ways that will not only save water...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2015
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Oct 25, 2015 at 12:55 pm | 1 comment | 2742 Views

RESTAURANTS

Tastes like the real thing

Located at 2464 W. El Camino Real, two-year-old Veggie Garden serves affordable vegan Chinese food in a clean, modern setting....

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2015
Last comment by Foodie, on Oct 24, 2015 at 11:41 pm | 4 comments | 4365 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Another McGee flip-flop

Palo Alto school Superintendent Max McGee is now backing away from a plan he was trumpeting months ago and which the school...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2015
Last comment by parent2, on Oct 24, 2015 at 10:46 pm | 35 comments | 3599 Views

AROUND TOWN

USA women down Peru at World Cup; U.S. men fall to Brazil

The U.S. women's national volleyball team, ranked No. 1 in the world by the FIVB, converted 58.8 percent of its attacks and...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2015
There are no comments yet. 1742 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Focusing on kindness, inclusion on Unity Day

Across Palo Alto on Wednesday, students, teachers, staff, administrators and parents donned orange shirts — the color...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2015
Last comment by Parent of 3, on Oct 24, 2015 at 1:05 pm | 6 comments | 4017 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

One or more dead in head-on collision

At least one person is dead in a reported head-on collision this evening in Stanford, officials with the California Highway...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2015
Last comment by Meo, on Oct 24, 2015 at 12:26 pm | 11 comments | 15204 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Investing in Avenidas

A proposal by City of Palo Alto staff to raise money for the renovation and expansion of the city-owned building that houses...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2015
Last comment by Never Would Use Avenidas, on Oct 24, 2015 at 8:16 am | 4 comments | 2500 Views

AROUND TOWN

Here is what happens when you actually measure airplane noise

From Atherton Town Manager's Report "Beginning at 2 pm on May 13 through 11 am on May 14, Coffman Associates (Airport...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jun. 25, 2015
Last comment by Just Passing Through, on Oct 23, 2015 at 7:05 pm | 209 comments | 3903 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

County supes approve road rage ordinance

Motorists, bicyclists, pedestrians and equestrians can now file a civil lawsuit over hostile behavior on the road -- and...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2015
Last comment by @Johnny, on Oct 23, 2015 at 5:30 pm | 30 comments | 3216 Views

AROUND TOWN

Do-it-yourself: Friendly welcome

Helen Hu shows readers show to make a wreath for any season with step-by-step directions. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2015/10/23/do-it-yourself-frie...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2015
Last comment by Bonnie, on Oct 23, 2015 at 3:42 pm | 1 comment | 8421 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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