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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto golf course faces uncertain future

An effort by Palo Alto and its neighbors to calm the volatile San Francisquito Creek is prompting city officials to take...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2011
Last comment by jim, on Dec 6, 2011 at 10:12 pm | 12 comments | 2646 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

At Jordan, a home for homework

The two large rooms of Jordan Middle School's library buzzed with activity. It was 3:45 p.m. and class had been dismissed...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2009
Last comment by Midtown Mom, on Dec 13, 2009 at 11:52 am | 5 comments | 2646 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto home invasion linked to Mountain View case

The Oct. 18 home-invasion robbery in Palo Alto's College Terrace neighborhood has been linked to a similar case in Mountain...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2009
Last comment by Cynthia, on Oct 24, 2009 at 5:23 pm | 8 comments | 2646 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Tensions high before hearing of accused killer

A shouting match between family members of accused killer Bulos "Paul" Zumot and victim Jennifer Schipsi erupted outside...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2010
Last comment by ScottD, on Feb 3, 2010 at 8:55 pm | 11 comments | 2646 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Los Altos woman accused of attempted murder

A Los Altos woman accused of stabbing her estranged husband in September at the business they owned in Redwood City pleaded...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Nov 4, 2011 at 4:50 pm | 5 comments | 2646 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Much ado about homework

The mere mention of homework conjures up stress in Palo Alto, but Addison Elementary School is trying to take the anxiety...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2010
Last comment by , on Jan 15, 2010 at 3:20 pm | -1 comments | 2646 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cable Digital TV

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Original post made by nat on Aug. 12, 2008
Last comment by qq, on Aug 12, 2008 at 4:33 pm | 1 comment | 2646 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Coming Epidemic Of Type 2 Diabetes In Young Adults

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Original post made by PAMD on Jul. 12, 2008
Last comment by Loser, on Jul 14, 2008 at 11:58 am | 2 comments | 2645 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tour de Menlo bike ride Saturday

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Original post made on Aug. 14, 2008
Last comment by Tim, on Aug 14, 2008 at 5:20 pm | 2 comments | 2645 Views

AROUND TOWN

Harassed by Homeless

I'm tired of being harassed by the homeless in downtown. I admit some of them are perfectly polite and friendly, but there...

Original post made by Mr. M. on Sep. 22, 2010
Last comment by Anon., on Sep 29, 2010 at 4:31 pm | 17 comments | 2645 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

We need a new Public Works Director

The new City Manager should consider whether Glenn Roberts should be replaced as Public Works Director. Even when streets...

Original post made by Glenn Roberts Must Go on Dec. 21, 2008
Last comment by It's Time for a Change, on Dec 24, 2008 at 3:23 pm | 7 comments | 2644 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to share dispatch system with Mountain View, Los Altos

While other Peninsula cities are preparing to merge or outsource their public-safety departments, Palo Alto, Mountain View...

Original post made on May. 3, 2011
Last comment by Resident, on May 5, 2011 at 11:21 am | 8 comments | 2644 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Arastradero Preserve eyed for tree influx

When it comes to trees, the golf course's loss may be Arastradero Preserve's gain. As Palo Alto looks for ways to mitigate...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2013
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Jul 26, 2013 at 12:00 pm | 8 comments | 2644 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Multiple shootings in EPA in four-hour period

Four people were shot in two separate incidents in East Palo Alto on Friday night and Saturday morning, leaving as many as...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2008
Last comment by anita smith, on Dec 11, 2008 at 8:22 pm | 64 comments | 2644 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

How China could wreck the US economy

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Original post made by Sharon on Oct. 6, 2008
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Oct 7, 2008 at 3:06 am | 6 comments | 2644 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

'Warming center' to be opened in East Palo Alto

A plan to open a warming center in East Palo Alto for homeless people and families has gotten a $25,000 funding commitment...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2009
Last comment by lee, on Feb 2, 2010 at 9:46 am | 3 comments | 2644 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford professor to work for President Obama

Stanford University political science Professor Michael McFaul has been named by President Barack Obama to be his special...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2009
Last comment by Perspective, on Feb 25, 2009 at 6:34 am | 21 comments | 2644 Views

AROUND TOWN

Outage hits 1,400 Barron Park homes, and Gunn

More than 1,400 utilities customers in Palo Alto's Barron Park neighborhood lost electric power Friday afternoon -- including...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2010
Last comment by Me Too, on Sep 29, 2010 at 7:49 am | 10 comments | 2644 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Rinc rec swim closed 6/8/08

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Original post made by Jake on Jun. 8, 2008
Last comment by Jake, on Jun 16, 2008 at 5:41 pm | 3 comments | 2643 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New citizens group to craft tax measure for transportation

Palo Alto officials continued their drive toward a local transportation measure on Monday night when they agreed to form...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2016
Last comment by Online Name, on Oct 31, 2016 at 5:43 pm | 20 comments | 2643 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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