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AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund doles out $350K in grants

Representatives from local nonprofits gathered on Monday evening as the Palo Alto Weekly awarded $350,000 in grants to 54...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2015
Last comment by Town Square Moderator, on Apr 30, 2015 at 11:54 am | 4 comments | 2786 Views

AROUND TOWN

The Willows

While Carl Hesse sat on his front porch to talk about living in The Willows, his young son burst outside and ran joyfully...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2015
Last comment by Willows Resident, on Apr 30, 2015 at 11:06 am | 4 comments | 2479 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

More action urged to save Buena Vista

With one month left until the final verdict, Buena Vista Mobile Home Park residents and their supporters on Monday night...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2015
Last comment by GoneOnTooLong, on Apr 30, 2015 at 7:01 am | 29 comments | 3487 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Most Likely to Succeed - FEEDBACK - What did you think?

The filmmaker seemed amazed. Last night's audience for the education documentary Most Likely to Succeed was filled to overflowing...

Original post made by Parent on Apr. 29, 2015
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Apr 30, 2015 at 3:56 am | 3 comments | 877 Views

SPORTS

Pederson homers, makes big defensive play in Dodgers' win

Palo Alto High grad Joc Pederson had the biggest moments on Monday night as the host Los Angeles Dodgers finally won in their...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2015
Last comment by stephen levy, on Apr 29, 2015 at 10:02 pm | 3 comments | 2379 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Groping suspect surrenders after social-media buzz

The man who police said groped a 12-year-old girl at a Stanford Shopping Center market on Sunday afternoon turned himself...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2015
Last comment by Nayeli, on Apr 29, 2015 at 9:14 pm | 7 comments | 6413 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school district ranks sixth in state

The Palo Alto school district ranked sixth among California K-12 districts in standardized test results released Thursday....

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2013
Last comment by Miranda C., Gunn High School Graduate, on Apr 29, 2015 at 5:07 pm | 92 comments | 20074 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Longer hours proposed for new Palo Alto libraries

It may not have a gripping plot, but the City of Palo Alto's latest publication will have local bookworms riveted. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2015
Last comment by Love the Library, on Apr 29, 2015 at 4:45 pm | 21 comments | 4213 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Governor proposes new water-conservation enforcement powers for local agencies

California Gov. Jerry Brown announced legislation Tuesday that would authorize penalties of up to $10,000 a day against those...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2015
Last comment by Jay Ess, on Apr 29, 2015 at 3:41 pm | 5 comments | 2645 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Cordell: A different solution for Buena Vista

"In recognition of the unique situation and vulnerability of mobile home owners, the State Legislature adopted the Mobilehome...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Apr 29, 2015 at 10:01 am | 109 comments | 7497 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Planning department proposal draws fire

In most cities, the job description of the city's deputy planning director wouldn't cause a ripple of opposition. Read the...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Apr 29, 2015 at 9:56 am | 4 comments | 1329 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Thinking of moving?

Roger and Margaret Smith had always thought of themselves as in the "we're going to die in the house" scenario. Read the...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Apr 29, 2015 at 5:28 am | 11 comments | 3531 Views

AROUND TOWN

SAP launches high-tech cafe at historic Palo Alto theater

Seeking to breathe new life into a venerable downtown landmark, software giant SAP on Tuesday unveiled a product guaranteed...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2015
Last comment by Slow Down, on Apr 29, 2015 at 12:08 am | 49 comments | 15838 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Yes on Measure A

It is hard to imagine a worse time for the Palo Alto school district to go to the voters for the renewal and a 20 percent...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by Parent voting NO, on Apr 28, 2015 at 11:52 pm | 103 comments | 6106 Views

AROUND TOWN

Former Stanford employee arrested for sexual battery

A Stanford Hospital operating-room technician was arrested for sexual battery after he allegedly inappropriately touched...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2015
There are no comments yet. 3395 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Gunn junior plans benefit concert

On Sunday, May 3, Gunn High School junior Lina Karamali will present a benefit concert to raise funds for the creation of...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2015
Last comment by kirk miller, on Apr 28, 2015 at 3:11 pm | 1 comment | 2490 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto: Burglary suspect arrested after leaving driver's license

Palo Alto police arrested a woman Monday morning for residential burglary after she accidentally dropped her driver's license...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2015
Last comment by Neighbor, on Apr 28, 2015 at 2:20 pm | 7 comments | 4422 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Never a drop to waste

Palo Alto resident Sue Kemp has long since turned off her automatic watering systems and tends by hand to the plants and...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2015
Last comment by Online Name, on Apr 28, 2015 at 11:40 am | 36 comments | 7345 Views

SPORTS

Gunn's Campbell splashes to a pair of school records

==BI Prep swimming== Jenna Campbell has been known as a 200- and 500-yard freestyler for the Gunn High swim team throughout...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2015
Last comment by Student , on Apr 28, 2015 at 11:09 am | 1 comment | 863 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford University to boost psychological services

With a new injection of recently approved funding, Stanford University's Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) plans...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2015
Last comment by LCSW, on Apr 28, 2015 at 11:06 am | 4 comments | 3766 Views
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Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund

For the last 23 years, the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund has given away more than $4 million to local nonprofits serving children and families. When you make a donation, every dollar is automatically doubled, and 100% of the funds go directly to local programs. It’s a great way to ensure your charitable donations are working at home.

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