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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: It's the secrecy, stupid

To help keep then-candidate Bill Clinton focused on the poor condition of the U.S. economy in his 1992 presidential campaign...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2015
Last comment by Its the TRUST Stupid, on Dec 9, 2015 at 12:25 pm | 46 comments | 6584 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Family: Drowned man was a loving son, brother

The 21-year-old man found dead in a Redwood City swimming pool last week was a loving son and brother who always gave without...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2009
Last comment by Los siento que perdieron su hermano e hijo, on Mar 24, 2014 at 8:26 pm | 13 comments | 6584 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Woman who died in park among at least 145 'unsheltered' Palo Alto homeless

The woman found dead in a downtown Palo Alto park Saturday was among at least 145 "unsheltered" homeless people living on...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2013
Last comment by Mayfield Child, on Dec 28, 2013 at 10:19 pm | 10 comments | 6584 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Educating for life

On one recent morning in an English as a Second Language (ESL) classroom at Palo Alto's Greendell School, the tables began...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2016
Last comment by Chip, on Mar 26, 2016 at 9:18 am | 2 comments | 6583 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Town and Country Canal

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Original post made by Paly Parent on Aug. 24, 2006
Last comment by Carol, on Aug 26, 2006 at 11:07 am | 4 comments | 6583 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The MI process is now a farce

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Original post made by Simon Firth on Jan. 6, 2007
Last comment by Lorraine, on Jan 9, 2007 at 12:40 pm | 27 comments | 6583 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Living in a multi-culture community

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Original post made by Resident on Apr. 20, 2007
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 25, 2007 at 2:55 pm | 47 comments | 6582 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Budget deficits forecast for Palo Alto

Recent layoffs and salary freezes will not save the City of Palo Alto from years of budget deficits as health care and pension...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2011
Last comment by Walter, on Mar 21, 2011 at 10:24 am | 58 comments | 6582 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents urge deeper push to improve special ed

It was supposed to be the "golden ticket" for the Palo Alto Unified School District's special-education program: an in-depth,...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2016
Last comment by More Cuts, on Feb 21, 2017 at 12:39 pm | 26 comments | 6580 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Commission seeks more police-building options

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Original post made on Aug. 23, 2007
Last comment by Anonymous, on Sep 2, 2007 at 6:16 pm | 26 comments | 6579 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Why is Ground Water Pumping Still Allowed in Palo Alto?

Last night I was walking my dog and saw a new house being built in the 2100 block of Cowper in OId Palo Alto. The site was...

Original post made by Bill Glazier on Apr. 9, 2015
Last comment by Paly Grad, on Aug 1, 2015 at 3:37 pm | 146 comments | 6579 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: The 'microunit' allure

Some call it an innovative way to create needed housing that will become the wave of the future. Others call it inappropriate...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2016
Last comment by Gale Johnson, on Sep 21, 2016 at 6:10 am | 75 comments | 6573 Views

SPORTS

What do people think about the new stadium?

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Original post made by Stanford Fan on Sep. 18, 2006
Last comment by Driver, on Jul 16, 2007 at 6:58 pm | 26 comments | 6573 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to raise minimum wage to $15 by 2018

Palo Alto joined a regional trend toward a higher minimum wage when City Council committee endorsed a goal of requiring every...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2015
Last comment by Let's face it, on May 15, 2016 at 10:30 pm | 82 comments | 6572 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Is latest robbery related to the one on Cowper?

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Original post made by Worried walker on Aug. 4, 2006
Last comment by Geri of Green Acres, on Aug 25, 2006 at 10:56 pm | 5 comments | 6572 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Police seeking East Palo Alto shooting suspect

An East Palo Alto man is died after police said he was shot outside an apartment complex at about 10:12 p.m. on Saturday,...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2015
Last comment by Mrs. Jack , on Apr 10, 2016 at 7:21 pm | 2 comments | 6572 Views

AROUND TOWN

A mission of music

There's a special kind of harmony that comes from sharing a piano bench. As LaDoris Cordell and Josephine "Jodi" Gandolfi...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Jan 22, 2011 at 12:13 pm | 3 comments | 6572 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Best Food & Drink

Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2013/08/30/best-food--drink posted Friday, August 30, 2013,...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2014
Last comment by Ducat hutch, on Feb 13, 2014 at 8:06 pm | 4 comments | 6571 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Survey sheds light on downtown Palo Alto drivers

They drive alone and show up in droves -- that much is clear. But who are downtown's non-carpooling commuters and where do...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2015
Last comment by Well-Travelled, on Aug 22, 2015 at 8:59 am | 36 comments | 6571 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Realignment drives property-crime increase, report says

Property crimes across the state rose 7.6 percent this year, and Santa Clara County was hit the worst, with an increase of...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2013
Last comment by Outside Observer, on Dec 24, 2013 at 8:39 pm | 8 comments | 6568 Views
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Affordable Housing: Complexities
By Douglas Moran | 13 comments | 4,387 views

Common Application's 2017-2018 Essay Prompts
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 0 comments | 3,984 views

Checklist before baby arrives
By Cheryl Bac | 2 comments | 1,306 views

The Call for Couples or Marriage Counseling? Communication
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,108 views

 

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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