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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Loud noise to come during San Francisquito Creek Bridge replacement project

Palo Alto residents and businesses could hear loud, pounding noise as construction crews use pile-driving equipment for the...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 12, 2015 at 8:13 pm | 4 comments | 3480 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto seeks larger benefits from 2016 tax measure

Faced with busy streets, congested expressways and a rail corridor that is seen at once as essential and perilous, Palo Alto...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2015
Last comment by Robert, on Aug 12, 2015 at 7:17 pm | 20 comments | 5675 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto's proposed office cap set for review

As Palo Alto moves along with a cap on new office growth, several key details continue to bedevil and divide city officials....

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2015
Last comment by Listen Catefully, on Aug 12, 2015 at 5:24 pm | 2 comments | 2830 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford University to begin search for new president

A 19-member committee will begin next month to search for a successor to Stanford University President John Hennessy, who...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2015
Last comment by Polly Wanacracker, on Aug 12, 2015 at 11:29 am | 1 comment | 6262 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Webb Ranch grass fire quickly extinguished

Local firefighters responded quickly to a small grass fire off Alpine Road on the Webb Ranch just minutes after noon today,...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2015
Last comment by Webb Parent, on Aug 12, 2015 at 8:18 am | 1 comment | 2718 Views

AROUND TOWN

Robots deployed to protect and serve

Standing at 5 feet tall and weighing 300 pounds, Knightscope K5 looks like it came straight out of the sci-fi film Stars...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2015
Last comment by Ben, on Aug 11, 2015 at 8:01 pm | 30 comments | 29576 Views

SPORTS

McNealy is no match for field after first round of championship

==BI Local golf == Maverick McNealy ended his first round at the NCGA Amateur Match Play Championship on the Spyglass Hill...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2015
Last comment by Dennis, on Aug 11, 2015 at 1:36 pm | 2 comments | 1823 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: Belcampo Meat Co. serves up bone broth and more

Town & Country Village's Belcampo Meat Co. can't keep enough bone broth in stock; lard and lardo are other top sellers. Read...

Original post made on May. 11, 2015
Last comment by Max Hauser, on Aug 11, 2015 at 1:04 pm | 10 comments | 4176 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Aging in America, through immigrant eyes

Americans can learn from more "traditional societies" around the world when it comes to the treatment of older people, says...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2015
Last comment by Swansea, on Aug 11, 2015 at 10:22 am | 2 comments | 6983 Views

AROUND TOWN

Perseid meteor shower to appear this week

This week will be one of the best times to watch the Perseid meteor shower, chair of Foothill College's astronomy department...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2015
Last comment by casual AF fan, on Aug 10, 2015 at 4:27 pm | 6 comments | 4899 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Coding for a cause

Students who were accepted to Enza Academy, a new "innovation and leadership" program held at Stanford University last week,...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2015
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Aug 10, 2015 at 12:40 pm | 5 comments | 6304 Views

AROUND TOWN

Worth a Look: Technology showcase, Shakespeare in the park and more

This week, check out cutting-edge technological innovations in Mountain View, catch "Romeo and Juliet" in Redwood City and...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2015
Last comment by Elizabeth Schwyzer, on Aug 10, 2015 at 11:54 am | 2 comments | 2324 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Where to donate used clothes?

Now that the Salvation Army truck is no longer parked in the Paly parking lot, where are folks donating used clothes and...

Original post made by PA parent on Aug. 9, 2015
Last comment by lindaloo, on Aug 10, 2015 at 11:24 am | 10 comments | 1222 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to get people to switch off natural gas

Palo Alto's environmentalists cheered two years ago, when the city officially declared its electric portfolio "carbon neutral."...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2015
Last comment by common sense, on Aug 9, 2015 at 9:45 pm | 72 comments | 8003 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

The Idiocy of Colored Zones

What mind (or, more likely, committee of minds) came up with the colored zone system that we have downtown and California...

Original post made by PAmoderate on Aug. 6, 2015
Last comment by Tim Buck II, on Aug 9, 2015 at 5:42 pm | 10 comments | 754 Views

AROUND TOWN

Locals seek meeting with FAA over Surf Air

Local officials have requested Federal Aviation Administration representatives meet with them to discuss noise from Surf...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 9, 2015 at 5:04 pm | 127 comments | 6303 Views

AROUND TOWN

Community Notebook: Festival of the Arts returns to Palo Alto

The annual Palo Alto Festival of the Arts returns Aug. 22-23 and will bring together more than 300 hundred artists, local...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2015
Last comment by Janice Viariseo-Bothwell, on Aug 9, 2015 at 3:03 pm | 8 comments | 7570 Views

RESTAURANTS

Shop Talk: Bill's Cafe comes to Palo Alto, Farmigo adds new pickup location

In this week's retail news, San Jose's popular breakfast-and-lunch restaurant Bill Cafe comes to Midtown Palo Alto, and Farmigo...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2015
Last comment by JSD, on Aug 9, 2015 at 12:03 pm | 22 comments | 6093 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Lawsuit filed in punching death of Palo Alto man outside bar

The parents of a 24-year-old Palo Alto man who died after allegedly being punched by a large bouncer at a San Jose bar have...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2015
Last comment by Monte, on Aug 9, 2015 at 11:44 am | 11 comments | 5855 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Summertime 101 -- (cutting class OK)

Used to be, if you weren't bagging groceries or giving swim lessons, your summertime as a teenager melted gradually into...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2015
Last comment by Mom, on Aug 9, 2015 at 12:08 am | 13 comments | 4394 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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