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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Ruling paves the way for Buena Vista's closure

The closure of Palo Alto's sole mobile-home park became more imminent Wednesday, when an administrative judge upheld the...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2014
Last comment by Jane, on Sep 3, 2014 at 11:13 am | 53 comments | 6451 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

With losses mounting, Palo Alto to rethink animal services

Dogged by cramped conditions and mounting financial losses, Palo Alto's scrappy but popular animal shelter is once again...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2015
Last comment by William Warrior, on Apr 26, 2015 at 5:29 pm | 59 comments | 6451 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Despite permit snag, Palo Alto approves funds for golf course revamp

With little fanfare and much frustration, Palo Alto officials authorized this week spending more than $9 million on an ambitious...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2014
Last comment by Malika, on Jun 27, 2014 at 6:50 am | 14 comments | 6448 Views

AROUND TOWN

Women's shelter to open again in College Terrace

After a two-year hiatus, the Heart and Home Collaborative will again open its temporary shelter for homeless women at University...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2016
Last comment by Jeremy, on Dec 19, 2016 at 11:32 am | 4 comments | 6447 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board sets $378 million school-bond vote

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Original post made on Feb. 27, 2008
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Mar 7, 2008 at 6:32 pm | 48 comments | 6446 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Are PAUSD Schools Excellent?

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Original post made by Working Mother of Three on Feb. 14, 2007
Last comment by parent, on Feb 24, 2007 at 4:33 pm | 44 comments | 6445 Views

AROUND TOWN

Laura Martinez to serve on Sequoia school board

East Palo Alto Councilwoman and Palo Alto High School graduate Laura Martinez was selected to serve on the governing board...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2015
Last comment by Margaret Row, on Mar 12, 2015 at 8:31 pm | 2 comments | 6445 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford grad at center of SEC suit against Goldman

Fabrice Tourre, a 2001 Stanford University graduate who is allegedly the principal architect in a "toxic" sub-prime mortgage...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2010
Last comment by chris, on Apr 28, 2010 at 7:45 am | 17 comments | 6444 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Downtown district opponents circulate petition, ignore assessments

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Original post made on Aug. 3, 2007
Last comment by For the BID, on Sep 8, 2007 at 11:08 am | 24 comments | 6442 Views

AROUND TOWN

VMware unveils plan for massive campus expansion

Palo Alto's cloud-computing giant VMware is planning to dramatically expand its Stanford Research Park property by adding...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2011
Last comment by Possible solution, on Apr 30, 2013 at 9:21 pm | 15 comments | 6442 Views

SPORTS

Rittman resigns as Stanford's head softball coach

John Rittman has resigned his position as the head softball coach at Stanford University, athletic director Bernard Muir...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2014
Last comment by Fox, on Jun 5, 2014 at 10:28 am | 7 comments | 6441 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Do Palo Altans want a Charter School?

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Original post made by Parent on Feb. 15, 2007
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Mar 4, 2007 at 1:19 pm | 87 comments | 6440 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Is Gunn High School's student culture racist?

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Original post made by PA Dad on May. 21, 2008
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Jun 2, 2008 at 9:06 am | 103 comments | 6439 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Tariq Aziz sentenced to the gallows

The liberation of Iraq by GWB, which was a truly a historical event of great dimensions, nevertheless produced a final accounting...

Original post made by Gary on Oct. 27, 2010
Last comment by Support Iraqis, then and now, on Oct 28, 2010 at 2:49 pm | 5 comments | 6438 Views

AROUND TOWN

Midtown explosion, fire draws extra help

A reported explosion in an Eichler home at 452 Maureen Ave. had firefighters out in force today. The affected area was in...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2009
Last comment by Suwen, on Oct 2, 2009 at 5:01 pm | 97 comments | 6438 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly vs. Gunn

We're planning on moving to PA this coming year and of course one of the factors we're considering is schools, particularly...

Original post made by Reymundo on Jan. 20, 2009
Last comment by anonymous, on Jan 30, 2009 at 9:14 am | 11 comments | 6437 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Advantages and Disadvantages of Pinewood

Hello all, The question about Menlo School prompts this one from me about Pinewood. We are considering sending my daughter...

Original post made by Just Looking for Now on Dec. 21, 2009
Last comment by GSB Parent, on Jan 19, 2010 at 11:17 am | 13 comments | 6437 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Woman nearly drowns in Palo Alto condo complex swimming pool

Authorities in Palo Alto are investigating the third near-drowning incident in the city since June 1 after an 89-year-old...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2015
Last comment by dennis, on Jun 25, 2015 at 11:59 pm | 3 comments | 6436 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

By the students, for the students

As Palo Alto's high schools work to implement short-term changes to combat student stress, four Gunn High School students...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2015
Last comment by Marc Vincenti, on Feb 6, 2015 at 5:55 pm | 8 comments | 6436 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

PA Teacher "Party House"

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Original post made by Amy on Oct. 30, 2006
Last comment by AnotherPalyParent, on Nov 12, 2006 at 2:00 am | 15 comments | 6435 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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