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PALO ALTO ISSUES

PA Firefighter Petition Is Bad Policy. Don't Sign!

PA Firefighters approached me outside Piazza's for a signature on their petition the other day. They want to force any reduction...

Original post made by Budget Watcher on Apr. 7, 2010
Last comment by I think I get it, on Apr 10, 2010 at 8:48 am | 11 comments | 1971 Views

AROUND TOWN

Page Mill investors sue firm over millions

Palo Alto-based property manager Page Mill Properties committed securities fraud, misled its investors and engaged in an...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2010
Last comment by JC, on Apr 10, 2010 at 8:24 am | 15 comments | 7882 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest Opinion: If ROTC returns will it compromise Stanford's core mission?

There appears to be much concern these days about "identity": Who or what it is we are, what we need and what we, as individual...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2010
Last comment by Sharon, on Apr 9, 2010 at 7:25 pm | 37 comments | 14330 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to landfill for 'green' energy

Palo Alto is banking on an old landfill in the Central Valley to help it meet its long-term goals for renewable energy. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Apr 9, 2010 at 4:42 pm | 3 comments | 2391 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto parcel-tax ballots to arrive next week

Voters in the Palo Alto school district can expect ballots in the mail next week for Measure A, which would replace the current...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2010
Last comment by Devin, on Apr 9, 2010 at 4:38 pm | 13 comments | 2492 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plan for waste-to-energy plant surges ahead

Palo Alto's composting advocates cheered in the City Hall lobby early Tuesday morning after the City Council voted for a...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2010
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Apr 9, 2010 at 4:32 pm | 42 comments | 4574 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto's affordable-housing program challenged

Following in his father's footsteps, Forrest Mozart filed a lawsuit against Palo Alto this month, claiming that the city's...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2010
Last comment by John, on Apr 9, 2010 at 4:04 pm | 75 comments | 4995 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City plans tour of new LED streetlights

The City of Palo Alto will hold a walking tour of Palo Alto streets that have been outfitted with newly installed, energy-efficient...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2010
Last comment by bill, on Apr 9, 2010 at 3:15 pm | 13 comments | 2217 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New Paly Bell Schedule is 4-Day Block

I rec'd an email regarding the decision to begin 4-day block this fall at Paly. Thirty teachers decided on this crazy idea?...

Original post made by Parent on Apr. 7, 2010
Last comment by Student, on Apr 9, 2010 at 1:17 pm | 5 comments | 2362 Views

SPORTS

Stanford's Appel gets return trip to San Antonio with WNBA

Stanford senior All-American center Jayne Appel was drafted by the San Antonio Silver Stars in the first round, the fifth...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2010
Last comment by Good luck!!!, on Apr 9, 2010 at 12:40 pm | 1 comment | 2718 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Rave reviews for 'Everyday Mathematics'

Teachers and administrators from top school districts in Illinois and one in California report strong results after using...

Original post made on May. 4, 2009
Last comment by Alabama Teacher, on Apr 9, 2010 at 12:30 pm | 22 comments | 6005 Views

AROUND TOWN

Good Samaritan helps lost East Palo Alto man

East Palo Alto police today are commending a good Samaritan who helped an 81-year-old man with Alzheimer's disease find his...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2010
Last comment by nikki freyermuth, on Apr 9, 2010 at 10:39 am | 10 comments | 2184 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Upgrades on tap for Palo Alto elementary schools

Smartboards, whiteboards, new lighting and ventilation will soon come to every classroom in Palo Alto's 12 elementary schools,...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2010
Last comment by puzzled, on Apr 9, 2010 at 9:59 am | 18 comments | 3423 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Burglar suspect caught catnapping -- cat missing

A 46-year-old man was arrested Sunday after apparently falling asleep while burglarizing a home in East Palo Alto, police...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2010
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Apr 9, 2010 at 12:07 am | 11 comments | 2335 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Partners in Education names new executive director

Palo Alto Partners in Education, an independent foundation that raises money for Palo Alto's public schools, has named longtime...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2010
Last comment by PA resident, on Apr 8, 2010 at 4:25 pm | 11 comments | 2793 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Menlo Park unveils plan for downtown

The city of Menlo Park has released a plan establishing guidelines for development and capital improvements over the next...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2010
Last comment by Anon, on Apr 8, 2010 at 3:59 pm | 2 comments | 2124 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn High library displaying student phography

My high school kid Leo loves photography. Gunn High library is displaying Leo's photography work now. Some of these photos...

Original post made by AJ Chen on Apr. 7, 2010
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Apr 8, 2010 at 3:32 pm | 1 comment | 2610 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

think twice before you buy an Apple iPhone or iPad

Those gadgets are made in Chinese sweatshops where suicides are rampant. One woman worker jumped off a factory building...

Original post made by Steve on Apr. 7, 2010
Last comment by iNeeds, on Apr 8, 2010 at 2:08 pm | 7 comments | 2305 Views

RESTAURANTS

Marche on Santa Cruz

Anyone try this place in Menlo Park recently? Comments?...

Original post made by nat on Mar. 23, 2010
Last comment by nat, on Apr 8, 2010 at 1:24 pm | 1 comment | 3926 Views

AROUND TOWN

Report to examine alternatives for high-speed rail

A report will be released Thursday analyzing alternative alignments for the San Jose-to-San Francisco segment of the proposed...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2010
Last comment by Outraged, on Apr 8, 2010 at 1:18 pm | 3 comments | 1918 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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