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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto moves ahead with 'urgency' law to protect retail

With Palo Alto's shopping centers thriving, its sales-tax revenues rising and its downtown vacancies virtually nonexistent,...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2015
Last comment by southbayresident , on May 29, 2015 at 2:04 am | 65 comments | 7925 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School Board To Vote on Contracts for Legal Services for Academic Year 2013-14

At the May 7th Board Meeting a proposal for the new legal firm contracts was put before the Board. At that meeting school...

Original post made by Also Curious on May. 28, 2013
Last comment by resident, on May 29, 2013 at 5:21 pm | 4 comments | 7925 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

New county ordinance to limit payday lenders

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance Tuesday night that blocks payday lenders and check-cashing...

Original post made on May. 3, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on May 3, 2012 at 10:56 pm | 12 comments | 7924 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto man dies in highway hit-and-run

A 29-year-old Palo Alto man died Saturday night after the motorcycle he was riding collided on a Milpitas highway with a...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2015
Last comment by Amelia, on Jul 8, 2015 at 4:06 pm | 5 comments | 7921 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Bike improvements eyed around Palo Alto high schools

With about two dozen bike projects already in the works in Palo Alto, city officials are preparing to sign off on two more...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2015
Last comment by Paly parent, on Aug 14, 2015 at 11:34 am | 31 comments | 7920 Views

AROUND TOWN

When is a comp not really a comp?

We've all heard a version of the same story at a dinner party or on the sidelines of our child's soccer game. It goes something...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2014
Last comment by palo alto resident, on Jan 13, 2014 at 7:06 pm | 7 comments | 7919 Views

MOVIES

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Original post made by Bill Johnson on May. 30, 2006
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 11, 2007 at 8:38 am | 5 comments | 7915 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Bicyclist, cars struck by hit-and-run driver

A 29-year-old Palo Alto woman allegedly struck a bicyclist and two cars on the Stanford campus, then fled the scene Monday...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2013
Last comment by Alai, on Jan 30, 2013 at 2:34 pm | 32 comments | 7913 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

East Palo Alto organization helps girls transition to womanhood

Four years ago, Hannah Cervantes didn't enjoy speaking in front of her class. Now a sixth-grader at Terman Middle School...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2015
There are no comments yet. 7911 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Student journalists investigate 'rape culture' at Paly

The editor of a student magazine at Palo Alto High School said her staff has received "overwhelmingly positive" reaction...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2013
Last comment by Consent=YesPlease!, on Apr 15, 2013 at 2:51 pm | 78 comments | 7910 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Paying the Price for an SUV - Ira Ruskin creates a great gas hog disincentive

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Original post made by Bill Boland on Apr. 10, 2007
Last comment by John, on Apr 19, 2007 at 8:27 pm | 83 comments | 7910 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Romic receives last hazardous waste shipment

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Original post made on Aug. 4, 2007
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Aug 9, 2007 at 7:11 am | 12 comments | 7908 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Debate: Finding a voice, head to head

From "ego-crushing moments" to state championships, high school debaters take risks and earn confidence. ==B Photos and video...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2011
Last comment by Roy, on Feb 17, 2011 at 11:38 pm | 4 comments | 7905 Views

AROUND TOWN

please don't park on the street on street sweeping days

Work crews try to sweep city streets once a week during the fall and winter. Unfortunately, scofflaws parking on the street...

Original post made by resident on Nov. 20, 2013
There are no comments yet. 7903 Views

AROUND TOWN

Foothills Park hiker falls, is rescued via helicopter

A 70-year-old man fell down a steep embankment while hiking in Foothills Park Tuesday morning, sustaining injuries to his...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2014
Last comment by Booboo, on Aug 6, 2014 at 7:37 pm | 18 comments | 7903 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto's top projects of 2012

Palo Alto's effort to reinvigorate the charming but neglected commercial strip of California Avenue sped ahead this year...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2012
Last comment by Local roots, on Jan 3, 2013 at 1:04 pm | 8 comments | 7901 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Changes for Charleston-Arastradero approved

No traffic-calming project has caused as much road rage in Palo Alto as the city's decade-long experiment with the Chareston-Arastradero...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2015
Last comment by HUTCH 7.62, on Jan 12, 2016 at 1:39 pm | 47 comments | 7901 Views

AROUND TOWN

Huge rodent at 10.30 a.m. walked up my garden

What I thought was an opossum could not be, it had no hair bristles, pinkish gray skin. It was about 16 inches long with...

Original post made by Alice Schaffer Smith on Dec. 12, 2010
Last comment by Charles, on Apr 1, 2011 at 10:49 am | 46 comments | 7900 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Proposal to ban two-story houses splits neighbors

What began as an effort to promote harmony and protect the privacy of Royal Manor residents has devolved into a full-fledged...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2016
Last comment by MD, on May 9, 2016 at 11:41 am | 72 comments | 7899 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Brain research enters 'golden era' at Stanford

For patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease, little progress in the way of treatment has been made for decades, says...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2017
Last comment by anne, on Jan 8, 2017 at 7:06 am | 5 comments | 7898 Views
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Opening alert: Go Fish Poke Bar in Redwood City
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Affordable Housing: Complexities
By Douglas Moran | 12 comments | 2,203 views

Common Application's 2017-2018 Essay Prompts
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Checklist before baby arrives
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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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