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AROUND TOWN

Close encounter with cougars

Warren Storkman, 89, has had a lifetime of adventure, traveling to remote corners of the world on treks to some of the world's...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2016
Last comment by Thorstein Veblen, on Jun 25, 2016 at 10:01 am | 9 comments | 8371 Views

AROUND TOWN

California Avenue work now set to stretch until March

Palo Alto's reconstruction of California Avenue, which officials had expected to complete by the end of this year, is now...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2014
Last comment by Mr.Recycle, on Jan 23, 2015 at 1:12 am | 43 comments | 8369 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Despite top test scores, Palo Alto 'failing'

Despite scoring among the top five school districts in California, Palo Alto failed to meet "adequate yearly progress" in...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2011
Last comment by NCLBmat, on Sep 10, 2011 at 11:38 am | 49 comments | 8366 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents, students named to calendar committee

The Palo Alto school district has named some 20 parents, teachers, administrators and students to a committee to evaluate...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2012
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Dec 3, 2012 at 3:12 pm | 91 comments | 8366 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

When the Knock Comes

When the knock comes, do not answer the door. It may be the man in the bowler hat and round glasses from the collection agency....

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2013
Last comment by Yvonne, on Jul 18, 2013 at 5:06 pm | 1 comment | 8366 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Zipcar pulls up in downtown Palo Alto

Palo Alto's carless commuters and residents now have their pick from 10 available-for-rent Zipcars, thanks to the car-sharing...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2014
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Sep 6, 2014 at 12:17 pm | 36 comments | 8362 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto nonprofit funds education around the world

Matt Severson his father, Denis Severson, and Paly friend Andrew Perrault launched The School Fund website, inviting people...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2013
Last comment by Solon, on Sep 20, 2013 at 9:54 pm | 10 comments | 8361 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Family files claim against school district

The family of a Palo Alto special education student who was previously the focus of an Office for Civil Rights investigation...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2013
Last comment by jls mom of 2, on Aug 6, 2013 at 9:06 am | 83 comments | 8359 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Buena Vista conversion spurs school debate

When residents of Buena Vista Mobile Park paid a surprise visit to Palo Alto City Hall last fall to urge city officials to...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2013
Last comment by Greenacres, on Dec 5, 2013 at 10:50 pm | 39 comments | 8357 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto urges safety improvements along Caltrain corridor

As the Palo Alto school district continues to work on its campuses to respond to a teen suicide cluster, the city has proposed...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Apr 9, 2015 at 10:25 pm | 40 comments | 8356 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford studies explore potency of flu vaccines

Where flu vaccines for men are concerned, with virility comes virulence, according to a new report released by Stanford. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2014
Last comment by Jake, on Jan 23, 2014 at 11:59 am | 7 comments | 8355 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto mulls opposing high-speed rail project

Palo Alto may soon take a formal stance against California's proposed high-speed-rail line and begin lobbying state legislators...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2010
Last comment by The vote, on Sep 2, 2010 at 5:13 pm | 153 comments | 8353 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

"Drone"-d out

While many have heard Amazon's Jeff Bezos assert that in five years drones will be used to deliver its packages, right now...

Original post made on May. 22, 2014
Last comment by Mr.Recycle, on Jun 11, 2014 at 1:37 pm | 15 comments | 8353 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Divisive downtown project wins approval

It took three years, 14 public hearings, four different architects and a threatened lawsuit for Elizabeth Wong to win an...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2017
Last comment by P A Native , on Mar 9, 2017 at 7:01 am | 67 comments | 8351 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Addressing Pedestrian and Bike Safety in Embarcadero Underpass

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Original post made by Bob Wenzlau on Sep. 11, 2007
Last comment by RS, on Oct 5, 2007 at 4:47 pm | 30 comments | 8349 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Flood premium reduction services - is it worth a try?

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Original post made by Natalie G on Mar. 4, 2008
Last comment by Ling-Ling Chen, on Feb 19, 2015 at 11:03 am | 17 comments | 8349 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Opposition to new office space unites council candidates

Stewart Carl believes Palo Alto needs to immediately enact a moratorium on office construction, a view that is shared by...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2016
Last comment by Online Name, on Oct 5, 2016 at 9:59 am | 58 comments | 8349 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Proposed school calendars released

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Original post made by Paly parent on Sep. 18, 2006
Last comment by Paly Student Journalist, on Jan 17, 2007 at 11:10 am | 26 comments | 8348 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

A new center for geriatric, palliative care

Like all organizations that serve older adults, the Palo Alto Medical Foundation is preparing for a coming tsunami of Baby...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2015
Last comment by Cynthia Greaves, on Jul 10, 2015 at 10:33 am | 7 comments | 8347 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palantir co-founder accused of sexual assault

Joe Lonsdale, the co-founder of Palantir and a partner at the venture capital firm Formation 8, has been accused of sexual...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2015
Last comment by worth noting, on Jan 29, 2015 at 8:34 pm | 9 comments | 8344 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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