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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Injured young cyclist to get $1.96 million settlement

Palo Alto store Izzy's Brooklyn Bagels has agreed to pay $1.9 million to settle a lawsuit involving one of its employees...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2016
Last comment by Goosie, on Jun 13, 2016 at 12:10 pm | 30 comments | 10963 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents challenge proposed traffic signal on Page Mill

A proposal by state, county and local officials to add a traffic signal at the Interstate 280/Page Mill Road interchange...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2014
Last comment by Pete, on Nov 4, 2015 at 9:33 am | 65 comments | 10959 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Postal worker taken to hospital after allegedly making threats

A postal worker was placed on a psychiatric hold at the East Bayshore Road post office in East Palo Alto early Wednesday...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2016
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Jun 28, 2016 at 6:33 pm | 11 comments | 10959 Views

AROUND TOWN

Skateboarder injured in Stanford collision

A skateboarder hospitalized after being struck by a vehicle Sunday on the Stanford University campus has been identified...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2013
Last comment by Leland, on Oct 25, 2013 at 4:41 pm | 4 comments | 10951 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Our Town: After the Mandarin debate

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Original post made on Jun. 20, 2007
Last comment by Parent, on Jun 29, 2007 at 9:22 pm | 36 comments | 10949 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

State may declare water drought emergency

The state of California's water supply is in a third year of drought and is prompting state water officials to ask for a...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2014
Last comment by resident, on Jan 9, 2014 at 1:55 pm | 19 comments | 10947 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Loudspeaker from Caltrain

The Caltrain speaker noise from the University Avenue station is increasing in volume and frequency, from the dubiously helpful...

Original post made by Sleepless in PA North on Nov. 14, 2013
Last comment by Sleepless in PA North, on Nov 27, 2013 at 10:09 pm | 5 comments | 10943 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto residents to see postal changes

With the U.S. Postal Service facing insolvency this month, Palo Alto and Menlo Park residents could soon see changes in their...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Oct 1, 2011 at 7:28 am | 32 comments | 10942 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

From the source

Downstream of a small canyon dotted with skinny ponderosa pines and incense cedar trees, rushing water cascades over large...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Parkie, on Jul 26, 2015 at 11:04 am | 24 comments | 10942 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Planned Stanford housing units mean school enrollment bump

With nearly 250 new units of family-friendly Stanford University housing on the horizon, Palo Alto school officials are puzzling...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2013
Last comment by palo alto resident, on Oct 31, 2013 at 12:46 pm | 42 comments | 10940 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Michael Litfin of Children's Theatre dies

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Original post made on Feb. 2, 2008
Last comment by Laura Sander, on Dec 4, 2008 at 1:41 am | 82 comments | 10935 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

New suit claims high-speed-rail officials 'misled' public

Just weeks after California's high-speed rail project withstood a court challenge from a group of Peninsula cities, the agency...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2013
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Mar 25, 2013 at 12:52 pm | 36 comments | 10933 Views

AROUND TOWN

I just saw a rat on the fence outside my house!

So I'm in my kitchen and looking out the window, and there on the the fence is a rat! I googled and it's probably a roof...

Original post made by neighbor on Jul. 25, 2009
Last comment by Retired Engineer, on Jun 8, 2014 at 4:33 pm | 17 comments | 10928 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto mulls dedicating new parkland

A long forgotten and largely abandoned parcel of city-owned land next to Foothills Park could be spruced up and added to...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2014
Last comment by Disgusted 2, on Mar 23, 2014 at 9:55 pm | 38 comments | 10919 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Analysis: How they won and lost

With the dust still settling on Election Day and scores of provisional and hand-delivered absentee ballots still being tallied,...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2014
Last comment by mauricio, on Nov 10, 2014 at 5:08 pm | 11 comments | 10915 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

How much more housing can Palo Alto handle?

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Original post made by Arthur Keller on Feb. 21, 2007
Last comment by Native, on Jul 15, 2009 at 3:20 pm | 124 comments | 10913 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teacher, staff bonus on board agenda

Palo Alto school employees will vote soon on a proposed pay raise described as a "one-time, off-the-salary-schedule payment"...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2012
Last comment by resident, on Dec 19, 2012 at 12:48 pm | 54 comments | 10908 Views

AROUND TOWN

Saving water and blooming all year round

Water-wise gardens, popular during the drought, do not have to be a colorless compromise, according to Roberta Barnes, who...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2016
There are no comments yet. 10905 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Live now. Share deeply,' Gunn grad counsels

Shortly after learning of her early admission to Stanford University, a Gunn High School senior last December spiraled into...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2012
Last comment by Gunn Student, on Nov 16, 2012 at 7:52 pm | 33 comments | 10900 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Workers' union publicly protests city takebacks

The closed-doors negotiations between Palo Alto and its largest workers' union turned public and testy Monday night when...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2009
Last comment by Anna, on Jun 21, 2009 at 5:10 am | 129 comments | 10897 Views
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Common Application's 2017-2018 Essay Prompts
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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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