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PALO ALTO ISSUES

How it happened: California Avenue tree-cutting timeline

A timeline of events surrounding the California Avenue tree-removal project, constructed from internal correspondences of...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2009
Last comment by Greg Hargrove, on Dec 30, 2009 at 6:17 pm | 11 comments | 2597 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

City: Composting violations too minor to alert council

A local composting facility may be a crucial component of Palo Alto's green movement, but as city leaders learned this week,...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2008
Last comment by No B.S., on Dec 12, 2008 at 11:44 am | 1 comment | 2597 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Arson fires set in Palo Alto on Easter Sunday

A rash of dumpster fires reported in Palo Alto early Sunday has sparked an investigation by the Palo Alto Police Department. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2009
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 15, 2009 at 9:29 am | 14 comments | 2597 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Caltrain suicide attempt in Menlo Park this afternoon?

I heard that someone parked his car on the Caltrain tracks in Menlo Park at around 4:30 this afternoon. Train was able to...

Original post made by train rider on Sep. 9, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Sep 11, 2010 at 5:13 am | 6 comments | 2597 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police: Alleged Crescent Park burglars caught after traffic stop

A routine traffic stop in Gilroy resulted in an arrest of two people for allegedly burglarizing a home in Crescent Park earlier...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2017
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Mar 23, 2017 at 5:06 pm | 16 comments | 2597 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford exempt from social host ordinance

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Original post made on Sep. 25, 2008
Last comment by Paul, on Sep 25, 2008 at 11:05 am | 1 comment | 2596 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Federal ruling could alter Taser use in Palo Alto

A Monday ruling by the federal appeals court in San Francisco could affect how the Palo Alto Police Department uses Tasers...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2009
Last comment by Ronna Devincenzi, on Jan 2, 2010 at 11:43 am | 6 comments | 2596 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

San Jose police make neighborhood a parking lot

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Original post made on Oct. 8, 2008
Last comment by MissUpset!, on Oct 17, 2008 at 12:28 am | 4 comments | 2596 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Sentencing continued in EPA murder case

Sentencing for a 27-year-old man convicted of fatally shooting another man on the victim's 24th birthday was delayed this...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2009
Last comment by you dont need to know, on Mar 2, 2009 at 6:08 am | 1 comment | 2596 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Altercation at Pizza My Heart leads to arrest

A Redwood City man was arrested for assaulting a police officer early Saturday morning outside the Pizza My Heart restaurant...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2009
Last comment by Ned, on Apr 22, 2009 at 7:26 pm | 11 comments | 2596 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man brings pipe bomb to Palo Alto police station

Palo Alto police closed off a portion of Forest Avenue in downtown after a resident brought what appeared to be a pipe bomb...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2010
Last comment by Hello?, on Feb 26, 2010 at 4:16 pm | 12 comments | 2596 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Who is the President of the USA right now?

Barack Obama has been on TV every morning this week, discussing his economic recovery plan and introducing his various advisors....

Original post made by Greg K on Nov. 26, 2008
Last comment by Perspective, on Dec 1, 2008 at 9:27 am | 17 comments | 2596 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Volunteers prepare for disaster in Palo Alto

Al Dorsky listened intently to the call coming in over the MURS -- multi-use (two-way) radio system. A reedy voice emanated...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2009
Last comment by Caryll-Lynn Taylor, NPC Midtown 2, on Sep 28, 2009 at 11:18 am | 10 comments | 2596 Views

AROUND TOWN

Opening Garland means kids must cross Oregon

Reopening Garland Elementary School in 2010 will mean some students will have to cross Oregon Expressway to get to school,...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2009
Last comment by Mom, on Feb 18, 2009 at 11:29 am | 4 comments | 2596 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto voters to rule on council size

Palo Alto's on-again-off-again debate about the size of its City Council is being decided today, Nov. 4, as voters consider...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2014
Last comment by Citizen, on Nov 5, 2014 at 8:28 am | 7 comments | 2596 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly team places third in national math contest

A team of students from Palo Alto High School placed third in a national math contest, the 2009 Team Scramble, administered...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2009
Last comment by Concerned Parent, on Dec 3, 2009 at 9:47 pm | 3 comments | 2595 Views

SPORTS

Tips for helping the environment

The local nonprofit environmental organization Acterra offers Earth Week tips for helping to reduce greenhouse gases. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Jan 30, 2009 at 6:08 am | 3 comments | 2595 Views

SPORTS

Tell it goodbye: Cal to drop its baseball program

California has cut its baseball program, along with other sports, it was announced Tuesday. "I've been doing this long enough,...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2010
Last comment by Emy Kelty, on Nov 23, 2010 at 12:59 pm | 6 comments | 2595 Views

SPORTS

U.S. women fall to China in FIVB Grand Prix volleyball

Stanford grad Foluke Akinradewo had 16 points but the U.S. women's national team lost to host China, 25-20, 25-19, 15-25,...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2016
Last comment by Unfair, on Jun 16, 2016 at 9:28 am | 2 comments | 2595 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Who Says a Harvard Education Makes You Smart?

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Original post made by Time to get serious on Aug. 3, 2008
Last comment by Perspective: Real ONe, on Aug 5, 2008 at 8:29 pm | 12 comments | 2595 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
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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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