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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Health team begins work to help San Mateo County residents with mental illness

A new team has begun work to help San Mateo County residents living with a serious mental illness improve their quality of...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2016
Last comment by Bike Commuter, on Aug 9, 2016 at 9:47 am | 1 comment | 1746 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Downtown project sent back to drawing board, again

In a stinging rejection Thursday, the Palo Alto Architectural Review Board voted 3-0, with two members recused, against a...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2016
Last comment by resident, on Aug 9, 2016 at 7:28 am | 44 comments | 8947 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police seek woman who robbed bank

Police are looking for a woman who robbed a Palo Alto bank on Tuesday morning, according to a police department press release. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2016
Last comment by NoMoPa, on Aug 8, 2016 at 4:22 pm | 14 comments | 7381 Views

AROUND TOWN

VIDEO: Behind the Headlines -- Local Muslims' reaction to rhetoric

On this week's half-hour webcast, "Behind the Headlines," Weekly reporters Sue Dremann and Elena Kadvany talk with Samina...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Aug 8, 2016 at 4:01 pm | 8 comments | 2335 Views

SPORTS

Ledecky swims to world record at Rio Olympics

It could be the first of many. As in both gold medals and world records. Stanford incoming freshman Katie Ledecky, a teenage...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2016
Last comment by Nayeli P., on Aug 8, 2016 at 12:38 am | 1 comment | 1290 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Cities, ACLU criticize findings of Facebook expansion studies

East Palo Alto, Palo Alto and Atherton have all written letters to Menlo Park, raising questions about the draft environmental-impact...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Aug 7, 2016 at 10:34 pm | 6 comments | 4349 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Developer of controversial downtown Palo Alto project tries again

Among the many questions pending at Palo Alto's Architectural Review Board meeting on Thursday, perhaps the most important...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2016
Last comment by Tsk, Tsk, on Aug 7, 2016 at 5:01 pm | 23 comments | 5251 Views

SPORTS

A golden opportunity for Team USA men's volleyball team

Three Stanford grads, all with ties to an NCAA championship, will be representing the United States at the 2016 Rio Olympics...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2016
Last comment by Robby, on Aug 7, 2016 at 3:01 pm | 1 comment | 2034 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Demystifying concussions

Inside Stanford University's Arrillaga Athletic Center, Dr. Jamshid Ghajar, director of the Concussion and Brain Performance...

Original post made on May. 13, 2016
Last comment by John Henry Ruminski, on Aug 6, 2016 at 8:56 pm | 5 comments | 4540 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 Alan & Donna, on Aug 5, 2016 at 11:05 pm | 26 comments | 8881 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Motorcyclist dead after collision in Palo Alto

One lane has reopened on U.S. Highway 101 in Palo Alto where a motorcyclist who was apparently splitting lanes was killed...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2016
Last comment by GTI, on Aug 5, 2016 at 8:58 pm | 25 comments | 9773 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

FAA to work to reduce plane noise

Admitting that jet aircraft noise is a problem over Palo Alto and neighboring Bay Area cities, Federal Aviation Administration...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2015
Last comment by Paly Grad, on Aug 5, 2016 at 6:51 pm | 457 comments | 21421 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Around Town

CLASS OF '14 ... When Kate Downing joined the Planning and Transportation Commission in November 2014, the city's advisory...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2016
Last comment by Relieved, on Aug 5, 2016 at 2:13 pm | 7 comments | 669 Views

SPORTS

San Jose State getting its track and field groove back

Glenn Reeves, Palo Alto Weekly's Associate Sports Editor, loves sports and track and field in particular. A San Jose State...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2016
Last comment by SJSU Spartan, on Aug 5, 2016 at 10:49 am | 2 comments | 1408 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What gives the school the right to give my child homework?

This is a legitimate question. I called the California Department of Education today and they did not know the answer. What...

Original post made by Parent on Dec. 18, 2014
Last comment by Overload, on Aug 5, 2016 at 9:05 am | 482 comments | 30241 Views

AROUND TOWN

Meet and greet the architects

"Open, honest, transparent." That's how Menlo Park architect Ana Williamson describes her client's mantra about what her...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2016
There are no comments yet. 3657 Views

AROUND TOWN

Home Front

<B><B>MIDTOWN SHARE FAIRE ... </B>Most neighbors are used to sharing zucchini or a cup of sugar, but Midtown is stepping...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1311 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto runs out of water, development on hold

Hundreds of units of affordable housing and millions of square feet of commercial construction in East Palo Alto cannot be...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2016
Last comment by ?, on Aug 5, 2016 at 7:21 am | 52 comments | 23750 Views

AROUND TOWN

Court employees continue strike Thursday over demands for pay raises

A strike by a union representing more than 300 Santa Clara County Superior Court employees demanding pay raises they say...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2016
Last comment by Nayeli P., on Aug 4, 2016 at 8:34 pm | 1 comment | 658 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton area to be treated to prevent West Nile virus

After fogging mosquitoes in one Atherton neighborhood over the weekend, additional adult mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2016
There are no comments yet. 815 Views
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Opening alert: Go Fish Poke Bar in Redwood City
By Elena Kadvany | 3 comments | 27,703 views

It's President's Day. Why Not Butter Up the Boss?
By Laura Stec | 4 comments | 13,235 views

Affordable Housing: Complexities
By Douglas Moran | 12 comments | 2,380 views

Common Application's 2017-2018 Essay Prompts
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 0 comments | 1,969 views

Checklist before baby arrives
By Cheryl Bac | 2 comments | 985 views

 

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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