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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Eminent Domain and more is on the way for Palo Alto

The high speed rail will create a significant amount of eminent domain in Palo Alto (or worse - the state may just seize...

Original post made by Parent on Dec. 1, 2008
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Dec 13, 2008 at 2:09 am | 147 comments | 11570 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Harnessing the power of coding

Can coding change the course of a life? Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2015/01/02/harnessing-the-power-of-coding...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2015
Last comment by Warren Slocum, San Mateo County Supervisor, on Jan 7, 2015 at 12:05 pm | 6 comments | 11570 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto VA employee alleges retaliation, gag order for flagging errors

An inpatient pharmacy technician supervisor at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System's Palo Alto facility said he experienced...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2014
Last comment by Another Frontline Clinician, on Sep 30, 2014 at 10:39 am | 15 comments | 11562 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Why does Anyone Think Palo Alto is a Quiet Suburb?

When I moved to Palo Alto I knew a lot about the place I was going to live. I knew about Stanford where I was going to graduate...

Original post made by stephen levy on Jun. 27, 2009
Last comment by Irvin, on Jul 26, 2009 at 6:41 pm | 149 comments | 11561 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mary Frances Callan announces retirement

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Original post made by Tyler Hanley on Dec. 1, 2006
Last comment by Parent, on Dec 13, 2006 at 12:44 am | 48 comments | 11560 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School panel backs limited bullying policies

Despite protests by some parents, a Palo Alto school board committee gave a tentative go-ahead Friday to new policies and...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2014
Last comment by Former PAUSD Parent, on Jan 16, 2014 at 11:03 am | 76 comments | 11559 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Clifford Nass, Stanford communication professor, dies at 55

Clifford I. Nass, a communication professor at Stanford University known for his research on technology and multitasking,...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2013
Last comment by Pat, on Nov 9, 2013 at 8:29 am | 9 comments | 11554 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Traffic snarled due to downtown 'Promenade'

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Original post made on Jul. 20, 2007
Last comment by Eve N. Reynolds, on Jul 30, 2007 at 9:18 pm | 7 comments | 11543 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Students slam school leaders on zero period

A large group of impassioned Gunn High School students turned out to Tuesday's board meeting to deliver a fierce condemnation...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2015
Last comment by My Thoughts, on Apr 23, 2015 at 1:37 pm | 157 comments | 11533 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Shop Talk: Where have all the flowers gone?

Palo Alto's oldest florist is shutting its doors. After 19 years in business, Stanford Floral Design at 433 Hamilton Ave....

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2013
Last comment by Not an issue, on Jul 30, 2013 at 4:29 pm | 21 comments | 11529 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Valley job growth biggest since 'dotcom' boom

Last year's rebound in technology added the highest number of jobs to the Bay Area since the dotcom boom of the late 1990s,...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2013
Last comment by moo, on Feb 6, 2013 at 9:40 pm | 3 comments | 11511 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Shoreline Noise - does anyone care any more?

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Original post made by Deborah on Aug. 30, 2007
Last comment by Concerts, on Jul 30, 2016 at 5:48 pm | 41 comments | 11510 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Confrontation at the duck pond

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Original post made by John on Jan. 19, 2007
Last comment by Scott Prose, on Jun 8, 2009 at 2:20 pm | 29 comments | 11509 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Undisclosed meetings, private funds cloud downtown debate

In July 2011, just weeks after Palo Alto approved the mammoth expansion of the Stanford University Medical Center -- the...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2012
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jun 20, 2014 at 10:33 am | 78 comments | 11503 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'Sex Tape'

There's a sequence early on in "Sex Tape" during which the married couple played by Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel try repeatedly...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, on Jul 18, 2014 at 10:20 am | 1 comment | 11497 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Downtown affordable-housing complex officially opens

A decade-long effort to build a downtown Palo Alto affordable housing project officially came to fruition Friday afternoon...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2014
Last comment by Slow Down, on Apr 11, 2015 at 7:39 pm | 53 comments | 11495 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto raises fresh concerns about Caltrain electrification

After years of talking about the benefits of a "modernized" Caltrain system, Palo Alto officials on Monday turned their attention...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2014
Last comment by Edward Syrett, on Jan 15, 2015 at 4:16 am | 52 comments | 11493 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Mitchell Park Library contractor fires back at the city

Flintco Pacific, the contractor blamed by Palo Alto officials for the long delayed and error-plagued construction of the...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2014
Last comment by The Shadow knows...., on Jul 16, 2014 at 12:42 pm | 49 comments | 11493 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School needs more limits on courseload

We read with sadness the email sent reporting the death by suicide of yet another student at Gunn. As parents of two current...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by Parent, on Mar 19, 2015 at 10:26 pm | 98 comments | 11488 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Three bicyclists hit by car on Page Mill Road

Three bicyclists who were hit by a vehicle on upper Page Mill Road above Foothills Park Sunday were transported to Stanford...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2011
Last comment by MJP_Cyclist, on Apr 27, 2015 at 9:03 pm | 99 comments | 11484 Views
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Vina Enoteca to serve first 'Impossible burger' in Silicon Valley
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Coupon for Yourself and Your Partner
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,870 views

Housing Impact Fees and the Economy
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Planning for College Tours
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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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