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AROUND TOWN

East Palo Alto changes first-source hiring rule to accommodate Amazon

East Palo Alto’s long-standing first-source jobs rule of hiring up to 30 percent of local residents at new businesses has...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2017
Last comment by Marlene Glez, on Mar 24, 2017 at 9:57 am | 21 comments | 10972 Views

AROUND TOWN

Samsung opens new chapter for old Borders building

Palo Alto's iconic Varsity Theatre building on University Avenue, most recently a home to Borders Books, will soon be transformed...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2013
Last comment by musical, on Mar 1, 2015 at 12:09 am | 70 comments | 10971 Views

AROUND TOWN

CDC releases preliminary findings from youth-suicide study

Preliminary findings from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's epidemiological investigation into youth suicide...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2016
Last comment by anne, on Jul 16, 2016 at 12:32 am | 16 comments | 10969 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

City's electric-wire program hangs in the balance

For nearly 50 years, the City of Palo Alto has slowly and steadily converted electric lines around town from overhead to...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2012
Last comment by Ceri, on Jul 17, 2013 at 10:21 am | 81 comments | 10967 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 | 10965 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto kicks bike-share system into gear

Commuters and traffic-weary residents can cruise Palo Alto on readily available rented bicycles, now that the city has 75...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2013
Last comment by resident, on Aug 31, 2013 at 6:54 pm | 31 comments | 10963 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly teacher resigns following sexual-harassment case

A Palo Alto High School teacher has received $150,000 from the school district in exchange for his resignation following...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2015
Last comment by Ashamedof PaloAlto, on Nov 14, 2015 at 9:42 am | 24 comments | 10962 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 | 10959 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 | 10959 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Unfriendly skies

It doesn't take too many minutes of sitting in a backyard in Palo Alto or trying to sleep next to an open window to realize...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Aug 5, 2015 at 8:20 am | 103 comments | 10950 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 | 10941 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Trying to gauge nanny compensation market--fair or highway robbery?

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Original post made by Nanny Searcher on Jun. 17, 2008
Last comment by pampclub person, on Apr 15, 2014 at 1:19 pm | 71 comments | 10938 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 | 10934 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School District Overcrowding – how bad is it?

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Original post made by yet another parent on Aug. 30, 2007
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Sep 12, 2007 at 3:27 pm | 147 comments | 10929 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Report: Palo Alto Airport could be profitable

Palo Alto's long and heated debate over the future of Palo Alto Airport will resume later this month, when a City Council...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2010
Last comment by Anon., on Oct 11, 2010 at 9:54 pm | 31 comments | 10927 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

School district will report weighted GPA

After three hours of discussion and passionate pleas from more than 30 parents and high school students, the Palo Alto school...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2016
Last comment by Parent of 2, on Nov 5, 2016 at 2:25 pm | 112 comments | 10922 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Storm-damaged Arastradero Road won't be fixed until summer

A section of Arastradero Road in Palo Alto where the asphalt is crumbling and falling into Los Trancos Creek has nearby residents...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2017
Last comment by Follow Speed Laws, on Feb 24, 2017 at 1:53 pm | 24 comments | 10915 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn hits top 100 in Newsweek ranking

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Original post made on May. 20, 2008
Last comment by Resident, on May 28, 2010 at 8:48 am | 72 comments | 10909 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A champion for charter schools

Six years after rocking the Palo Alto education scene with a threat to petition for a charter school here, Grace Mah finds...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2013
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Mar 17, 2013 at 12:34 pm | 100 comments | 10904 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Growing up undocumented

Editor's note: Pseudonyms are being used by three of the undocumented youth interviewed for this story, at their request...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2016
Last comment by the_punnisher, on Feb 16, 2016 at 4:22 pm | 13 comments | 10901 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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