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RESTAURANTS

Hot night, long lines for ice cream

Fans of the ice cream sandwich and other frozen treats waited up to an hour or more on Thursday night outside of Cream, Palo...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2013
Last comment by Leonardo Leal, on Jul 1, 2013 at 10:06 am | 27 comments | 7133 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Suit threatened over city's car-camping ban

A group of Palo Alto attorneys is threatening to sue the city over a recently adopted ban on vehicle habitation, a law that...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2013
Last comment by Retired Teacher, on Nov 20, 2013 at 1:33 pm | 49 comments | 7132 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New East Palo Alto health care center to debut Saturday

After 15 years of operating out of modular buildings, Ravenswood Family Health Center in East Palo Alto will host a grand...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2015
Last comment by RCS, on Mar 28, 2015 at 5:33 pm | 3 comments | 7131 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Garbage cans causing blight to neighborhoods

I know this is a rant, but I am getting very fed up with the fact that no matter what day of the week or what time of day...

Original post made by Resident on Dec. 31, 2015
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Jan 10, 2016 at 1:58 am | 89 comments | 7131 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Southgate and Walter Hays

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Original post made by AAAG Member on Dec. 6, 2006
Last comment by Lucinda, on Dec 9, 2006 at 1:07 pm | 9 comments | 7130 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

High-speed rail hit with legal setback

A coalition that includes Menlo Park, Atherton and Palo Alto scored a legal victory over the California High-Speed Rail Authority...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2011
Last comment by Midtown Man, on Nov 15, 2011 at 8:25 am | 38 comments | 7129 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto streetlights changing to LEDs

Palo Alto streets will be getting brighter in the next months as the city Utilities Department embarks on the latest phase...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2012
Last comment by Cedric de La Beaujardiere, on Oct 14, 2012 at 12:09 am | 45 comments | 7128 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto considers recycled water for irrigation

Depending on which member of the City Council talking, switching to recycled water for irrigation at Stanford Research Park...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2013
Last comment by The market speaks volumes, on Apr 4, 2013 at 7:24 pm | 9 comments | 7126 Views

AROUND TOWN

Yiaway Yeh won't seek second City Council term

Yiaway Yeh, who this year became the second-youngest mayor in Palo Alto's history, announced Tuesday that he will not seek...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2012
Last comment by pat, on Jul 18, 2012 at 4:14 pm | 17 comments | 7126 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

James Franco's "Palo Alto": Are things really this awful?

I recently read through some of James Franco's collection of short stories, "Palo Alto". He grew up in Palo Alto and all...

Original post made by Adobe on Apr. 8, 2011
Last comment by Ajiax, on Aug 24, 2011 at 6:44 am | 27 comments | 7125 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A theater also rises

Passersby might have noticed the massive 26,000-square-foot building whose skeleton has emerged over the last several weeks...

Original post made on May. 1, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Sep 14, 2015 at 11:31 am | 33 comments | 7125 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Rule on screening older doctors roils Stanford faculty

A policy requiring doctors 75 and older to undergo special screening in order to keep their privileges at Stanford University's...

Original post made on May. 15, 2015
Last comment by Stanford is the Pits, on Jun 24, 2015 at 1:36 pm | 21 comments | 7123 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto man pleads guilty to Gunn High School graffiti incident

An 18-year-old Palo Alto man who spray-painted racist and sexist messages on the walls of Gunn High School in May 2014 plead...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2015
Last comment by Palo Alto style, on Jan 3, 2015 at 8:40 am | 7 comments | 7123 Views

AROUND TOWN

History on the canvas

When the world is in turmoil, sometimes the most courageous people are artists. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=19441...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2013
Last comment by Joe Hill, on Sep 20, 2013 at 1:57 pm | 3 comments | 7123 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police: Palo Alto man booked for attempted murder for trying to torch ex boss' home

A Palo Alto man was arrested Sunday, Jan. 10, and charged with attempted murder and arson after he allegedly tried to burn...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2016
Last comment by Hulkamania, on Jan 13, 2016 at 5:11 pm | 1 comment | 7121 Views

SPORTS

Paly shuts down M-A for CCS football title

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Original post made on Nov. 30, 2007
Last comment by barry, on Jan 12, 2012 at 3:47 pm | 12 comments | 7120 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Four-story hotel proposed for El Camino Real

A proposal to demolish a two-story motel on El Camino Real and replace it with a 50-foot-tall hotel elicited early skepticism...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Oct 6, 2015 at 6:43 am | 15 comments | 7119 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Hiker rescued after fall down trail at Foothills Park in Palo Alto

An 85-year-old hiker was rescued after she slipped off a trail and went about 50 feet down to an embankment at Foothills...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2016
Last comment by musical, on Sep 17, 2016 at 11:11 pm | 14 comments | 7118 Views

AROUND TOWN

Buena Vista appraiser blasts council's direction, threatens to resign

An appraiser tasked by Palo Alto officials with recalculating how much assistance residents of the Buena Vista Mobile Home...

Original post made on May. 13, 2015
Last comment by to bill, on May 13, 2015 at 10:31 pm | 33 comments | 7118 Views

MOVIES

Patrick Swayze reportedly treated at Stanford for cancer

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Original post made on Mar. 5, 2008
Last comment by alyssa Ibarra, on Jun 19, 2009 at 5:29 pm | 5 comments | 7118 Views
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Affordable Housing: Complexities
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Common Application's 2017-2018 Essay Prompts
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The Call for Couples or Marriage Counseling? Communication
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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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