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PALO ALTO ISSUES

New Junior Museum & Zoo would double size

Palo Alto's Junior Museum & Zoo would be demolished and rebuilt at twice its current size as part of an ambitious makeover...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2015
Last comment by Just right, on Mar 24, 2015 at 2:24 am | 29 comments | 7469 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Architecture critic threatens to sue over approved development

One of downtown's most vehement critics of modernist architecture has threatened to file a lawsuit if Palo Alto officials...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2015
Last comment by mauricio, on Apr 7, 2015 at 5:58 am | 29 comments | 4010 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 | 3601 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Utility rates set to rise in Palo Alto

Palo Alto residents should brace themselves for a dramatic spike in their utility bills in July, with electricity, gas, water...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2016
Last comment by Anonymous, on Feb 14, 2016 at 10:12 am | 29 comments | 7064 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Traffic looms large in Burt's 'State of the City'

Steep housing prices, excessive office growth and a prolonged drought all loom as challenges for Palo Alto's future, but...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2016
Last comment by Johnny, on Feb 27, 2016 at 4:21 pm | 29 comments | 4723 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

In fight against traffic, Palo Alto finds business allies

From Caltrain passes for daily commuters to nimble shuttles for local residents, city leaders in Palo Alto have no shortage...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 18, 2016 at 2:23 pm | 29 comments | 4787 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Labor groups boost Berman, Veenker in Assembly bids

With the primary election fast approaching, Palo Alto Councilman Marc Berman and patent attorney Vicky Veenker are getting...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2016
Last comment by Stephen, on Jun 7, 2016 at 8:22 pm | 29 comments | 3194 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Officials to announce 'breakthrough development' in quest to preserve Buena Vista

An effort by Santa Clara County and Palo Alto to save Buena Vista Mobile Home Park from closure could be approaching a key...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2016
Last comment by anonymous, on Jun 15, 2016 at 3:36 pm | 29 comments | 4136 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Neighbor challenges downtown development proposal

Vincent Leung wasn't looking for a political battle, but when the Kipling Street resident learned about a three-story building...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2016
Last comment by Mark Rothschild, on Aug 15, 2016 at 11:02 am | 29 comments | 6734 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto City Council taps the brakes on higher speed limits

Higher speed limits may boost Palo Alto's ability to conduct traffic enforcement on key roadways, but city officials indicated...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2016
Last comment by circle of destruction, on Nov 24, 2016 at 2:35 pm | 29 comments | 3055 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Bad-tasting water due to Hetch Hetchy water reductions

Palo Alto and other local cities' residents who have been complaining about nasty-tasting water coming from their taps can...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2016
Last comment by Marie, on Dec 12, 2016 at 1:59 pm | 29 comments | 2745 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gearing up for school board elections

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Original post made on Jun. 12, 2007
Last comment by Jon, on Jul 11, 2007 at 11:19 pm | 29 comments | 6367 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Are our schools re-writing history?

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Original post made by Middle School Parent on Oct. 5, 2007
Last comment by PA Mom, on Oct 30, 2007 at 12:17 pm | 29 comments | 4329 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Day off school

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Original post made by Parent on Apr. 25, 2008
Last comment by Mom, on Mar 13, 2009 at 10:19 am | 29 comments | 3974 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Number participating in 'egg war' dropped to 50

Only about 50 Palo Alto High School students -- far fewer than initial reports from stuents of 100 to 200 -- were involved...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2009
Last comment by student, on Nov 5, 2009 at 1:31 am | 29 comments | 2680 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford University admits 753 early applicants

Stanford University has sent acceptance letters to 753 early applicants for the class of 2014, the university announced Monday....

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2009
Last comment by Admin, on Dec 19, 2009 at 10:25 pm | 29 comments | 4490 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto parents in denial about their teens?

Are Palo Alto parents in denial about what really goes on in their teenagers' lives? Survey results suggest that the answer...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2010
Last comment by Alex, on Jun 14, 2010 at 8:43 pm | 29 comments | 4279 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to vote on 2011-12 calendar

The Palo Alto school board Tuesday will be asked to vote on a "rollover" academic calendar for next year that is nearly identical...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2010
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Dec 9, 2010 at 8:36 am | 29 comments | 2638 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Escondido principal to move to Fairmeadow

Escondido School in Palo Alto was searching for a new principal Tuesday after the announcement that 15-year Principal Gary...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2011
Last comment by Former Escondido parents, on Jun 26, 2011 at 6:53 am | 29 comments | 3654 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto schools brace for more budget cuts

Palo Alto schools are bracing for their third round of budget cuts in as many years and face some "tough decisions," officials...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2011
Last comment by EPA dad, on Dec 5, 2011 at 8:58 am | 29 comments | 4319 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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