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SPORTS

M-A girls look to defend its CCS wrestling championship

The girls wrestling program at Menlo-Atherton has come full circle, having grown from a single wrestler to one on the verge...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2019
Last comment by bemused, 4 minutes ago | 2 comments | 1019 Views

AROUND TOWN

Report: Inequality on the rise in Silicon Valley

Despite a sizzling economy and an influx of wealth, Silicon Valley remains a bastion of inequality, with more residents now...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2019
Last comment by Sanctimonious City, 11 minutes ago | 28 comments | 4644 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Three Stanford students report sexual assaults

Three separate sexual assaults against female students at Stanford University are alleged to have occurred over the weekend,...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2019
Last comment by Not clear, 37 minutes ago | 3 comments | 2306 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

County seeks developer for new teacher housing project

With five North County school districts now offering support and funds, Santa Clara County officials are seeking a developer...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2019
Last comment by Gale Johnson, 1 hour ago | 1 comment | 1358 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto scraps downtown office cap

Palo Alto’s bitter debate over how much commercial growth the city should accommodate heated up Monday night, when a divided...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2019
Last comment by Steve Dabrowski, 1 hour ago | 79 comments | 7023 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Newsom scales back high-speed-rail plans

California's decade-long dream of building a high-speed rail system between San Francisco and Los Angeles hit a dead end...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2019
Last comment by Leslie, 2 hours ago | 104 comments | 4845 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Off Deadline: Why don't more people care about the stealing of their privacy?

Protecting — or losing — one's personal privacy is becoming a political hot topic. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2019
Last comment by resident, 3 hours ago | 17 comments | 1637 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: A housing setback

Monday night's 4-3 decision to repeal a decades-old downtown growth policy designed to trigger a one-year pause on non-residential...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2019
Last comment by Is there ever an end to bad city council members?, 4 hours ago | 38 comments | 2437 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford construction site could be in violation of city law

Stanford University is violating a city nuisance ordinance that prohibits storing building materials on a site where construction...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2019
Last comment by anon, 5 hours ago | 28 comments | 3459 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn High School algebra pilot shows mixed results

A Palo Alto school district report shows grades have remained steady and low-income, minority and special-education students...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2019
Last comment by No longer on the map, 17 hours ago | 45 comments | 5511 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

A new air-pollution solution

The city of Palo Alto has launched a pilot program to encourage residents to replace their traditional gas water heaters...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2019
Last comment by Rolanda, 18 hours ago | 11 comments | 749 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: Food for thought; a hero for the homeless

In the latest Around Town column, an elementary school's creative writing class collides with the culinary world, a local...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2019
Last comment by sporting, 22 hours ago | 1 comment | 1412 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

KIPP preliminarily offered shared school space

The Ravenswood school district's new comprehensive middle school could become a shared site with the growing KIPP Community...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2019
Last comment by Facts, 23 hours ago | 16 comments | 1871 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

M-A wins girls CCS wrestling team title; Four place first

Menlo-Atherton won its third consecutive Central Coast Section girls wrestling championship Saturday at Independence High....

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2019
Last comment by Menlo2, 23 hours ago | 3 comments | 1077 Views

AROUND TOWN

Therapists to lose home at landmark Mental Research Institute

Tension is building between therapists and the board of directors at a world-renowned Palo Alto mental health research institution. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2019
Last comment by Carolyn, 23 hours ago | 37 comments | 7971 Views

AROUND TOWN

The things I remember about Palo Alto while growing up:

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Original post made by Andrew L. Freedman on Oct. 19, 2006
Last comment by Bev, on Feb 16, 2019 at 9:28 pm | 1170 comments | 267488 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Animal shelter employees get severance bonuses

With Pets In Need taking over Palo Alto’s animal-services operation, the city is raising its severance payments to the...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2019
Last comment by Callous, on Feb 16, 2019 at 2:29 pm | 7 comments | 3626 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Webcast: Charter school expansion debate; downtown office cap repealed

Weekly journalists delve into the Ravenswood City School District debate over a charter school's expansion proposal; recap...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2019
Last comment by Clarification, on Feb 16, 2019 at 1:12 pm | 1 comment | 952 Views

BOOKS

What's open, closed on Presidents Day

A list of local and regional services that will be unavailable or operating on a modified schedule due to Presidents Day...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2019
Last comment by EZ Street, on Feb 16, 2019 at 1:02 pm | 4 comments | 2240 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford graduate engineering student's body found on campus

A Stanford University graduate engineering student was found dead on campus on Monday, according to the School of Engineering...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2019
Last comment by Zen Man, on Feb 16, 2019 at 12:59 pm | 20 comments | 11335 Views
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Short story writers wanted!

The 33rd 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 March 29. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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