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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Mental Illness Ignored by Santa Clara County

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Original post made by Periwinkle on Sep. 14, 2006
Last comment by Mayfield child, on Sep 27, 2006 at 12:33 am | 1 comment | 7259 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Teen attacked at Menlo Park skate park

School vacation, a sunny Monday morning in Menlo Park, nowhere else to be -- why not hit the skate park? One 14-year-old...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2012
Last comment by Kristin, on Aug 15, 2012 at 4:11 pm | 7 comments | 7259 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford University's Larry Horton to retire

Larry Horton, Stanford University's longtime senior associate vice president and director of government and community relations,...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2013
Last comment by Thanks to Larry, on Jun 19, 2013 at 7:44 pm | 6 comments | 7257 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Hotel California rooms to be reserved for affordable housing

Hotel California will be converted next month into an apartment complex for low-income residents -- a project that will bring...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2016
Last comment by Bobber, on Aug 21, 2016 at 9:04 pm | 19 comments | 7254 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Robbers fracture man's shoulder in PA robbery

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Original post made on Oct. 13, 2008
Last comment by G. Orwell, on Oct 18, 2008 at 5:44 pm | 71 comments | 7253 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Guest Opinion: Why Rumsfeld doesn't deserve a 'distinguished' post at Hoover

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Original post made on Oct. 30, 2007
Last comment by a, on Nov 7, 2007 at 9:10 pm | 37 comments | 7252 Views

AROUND TOWN

AT&T and concerned residents butt heads

An AT&T presentation intended to inform Palo Alto residents about plans to shore up spotty coverage by installing distributed...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2011
Last comment by Peninsula Commuter, on Aug 4, 2011 at 5:50 pm | 34 comments | 7251 Views

SPORTS

Paly girls' season comes to an end after forfeiting playoff win

While the SCVAL El Camino Division champion Palo Alto girls' soccer team was looking forward to Saturday's Central Coast...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2013
Last comment by PALY Soccer Parent, on Feb 23, 2013 at 6:37 pm | 59 comments | 7248 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PiE raises $3.4 million for Palo Alto schools

Parent volunteers have raised a record-breaking $3.4 million to donate to Palo Alto's 17 public school campuses, the foundation...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2011
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Mar 26, 2011 at 5:32 pm | 31 comments | 7247 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Foothill College selected to launch historic four-year degree program

Foothill College is officially one of 15 community colleges in the state that, for the first time in California's history,...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jan 22, 2015 at 9:07 am | 6 comments | 7245 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Alaska DA will not bring charges in Stanford sexual-assault case

The district attorney in Juneau, Alaska, has announced that his office will not be bringing any charges in a sexual-assault...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2014
Last comment by rick, on Aug 14, 2014 at 11:33 pm | 13 comments | 7245 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Don't sacrifice neighborhood bus system in Palo Alto

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Original post made by Arthur Keller on May. 23, 2007
Last comment by Richard, on May 30, 2007 at 11:26 am | 7 comments | 7244 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Avenidas senior center head to step down

Lisa Hendrickson, president and CEO for the past 15 years of Avenidas, the Palo Alto senior-services nonprofit, has announced...

Original post made on May. 15, 2014
Last comment by Thomas M. Pamilla, on May 16, 2014 at 12:54 pm | 8 comments | 7242 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City treads cautiously against 'Citizens United'

The recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to loosen up campaign-finance restrictions for corporations won't win any popularity...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2012
Last comment by wmartin46, on Oct 24, 2012 at 10:53 am | 24 comments | 7241 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Former school trustees should refrain from comment

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Original post made by Anne Avis on Oct. 11, 2006
Last comment by Observer of the Board, on Oct 17, 2006 at 11:51 am | 15 comments | 7240 Views

AROUND TOWN

Nothin' but lunch

A vision of Palo Alto's California Avenue and its environs as a mecca for high-tech employees was met with limited enthusiasm...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2014
Last comment by Vrubel nachman, on Mar 27, 2014 at 10:05 am | 17 comments | 7239 Views

AROUND TOWN

Competition casts large shadow over fiber-to-the-home

For more than 15 years, Palo Alto has been chasing a dream of bringing ultra high-speed Internet to every local household,...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2015
Last comment by Nayeli, on Sep 14, 2015 at 5:15 pm | 86 comments | 7238 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Survey shows growing angst about retirement in Palo Alto

With traffic congestion and skyrocketing housing prices high on people's minds, the percentage of Palo Alto residents rating...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2016
Last comment by Palo Alto Native, on Mar 14, 2016 at 8:55 am | 26 comments | 7237 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Referendum petition submitted in Palo Alto

The signatures are in, and Palo Alto may be heading for a November election. Critics of the proposed development on Maybell...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2013
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Jul 21, 2013 at 4:00 pm | 73 comments | 7236 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Push comes to shove on possible Cubberley deal

Push may finally be coming to shove on the fate of Palo Alto's treasured but dilapidated Cubberley Community Center. ==I...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2011
Last comment by parent, on Jun 30, 2011 at 12:18 pm | 14 comments | 7234 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 | 2,088 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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