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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 Poster, 34 minutes ago | 52 comments | 6858 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 Green and Paly parent, 43 minutes ago | 57 comments | 5881 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

In a bid to woo Google, Palo Alto shared confidential utility information

Newly released documents reveal that the city of Palo Alto, in its effort to join Google Fiber Cities program, provided the...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2019
Last comment by Hendrik, 1 hour ago | 11 comments | 3734 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Former teacher sentenced to 15 years for child sex abuse

Michael Airo, a former Palo Alto elementary school teacher, was sentenced on Thursday to 15 years in state prison for sexually...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2019
Last comment by Questions, 1 hour ago | 5 comments | 960 Views

AROUND TOWN

How a beloved family recipe inspired Ladera Foods

The roots for one of the Midpeninsula's most popular granola brands and a growing local business can be traced back to when...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2019
Last comment by Matt James, 1 hour ago | 2 comments | 535 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 Old Steve, 2 hours ago | 121 comments | 5655 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Should police protect Facebook's bikes?

Local law enforcement officials have been stopping people riding Facebook bikes, questioning them, and in some instances,...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2019
Last comment by Seriously, 4 hours ago | 15 comments | 1545 Views

AROUND TOWN

Nobu reveals hotel renovation plans

Downtown Palo Alto's Nobu Hotel, once The Epiphany Hotel, is undergoing a multimillion-dollar remodel that promises new amenities,...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2019
Last comment by Curmudgeon, 4 hours ago | 7 comments | 1600 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Governor names Stanford professor as state education board president

Linda Darling-Hammond, a longtime Stanford University education professor, will lead the 11-member state Board of Education,...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2019
Last comment by Anon, 6 hours ago | 9 comments | 2940 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City looks to buy land near Boulware Park

Palo Alto is preparing to make an offer on a Birch Street property that city leaders hope to transform into parkland as part...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2019
Last comment by Anon, 6 hours ago | 11 comments | 2233 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 Resident, 7 hours ago | 22 comments | 11893 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Former Palo Alto transportation head dies at 71

No matter how daunting a task, Joseph Kott believed that Palo Alto and the greater Silicon Valley region could become a national...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2019
Last comment by Lynn Krug, 8 hours ago | 8 comments | 2129 Views

BOOKS

A new chapter begins at Paly library

There was visible awe and excitement on the faces of Palo Alto High School students as they flooded into their brand-new...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2019
Last comment by Experienced, 9 hours ago | 10 comments | 4249 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto plans to relax rules for roof decks

Seeking to encourage more roof decks, patios and gardens in the downtown area, Palo Alto officials are preparing to relax...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2019
Last comment by DTN Paul, 10 hours ago | 4 comments | 1149 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 Kevin Fanch, 11 hours ago | 24 comments | 2266 Views

SPORTS

Bears have no luck with the Irish in CCS Open hoops

Menlo-Atherton’s bid for a Central Coast Section Open Division boys basketball title came up a little short Wednesday in...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2019
Last comment by Dave, 11 hours ago | 1 comment | 615 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 Tom, 13 hours ago | 13 comments | 1161 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Federal agency canceling grant for high-speed rail project

Officials with the U.S. Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that they are terminating an agreement worth $929...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2019
Last comment by Leslie, 20 hours ago | 16 comments | 1321 Views

AROUND TOWN

Progress on the Bay Trail

Look at the plans for the Bay Trail and it's easy for a cynic to laugh it off as a pipe dream -- 500 contiguous miles of...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2019
Last comment by bay rider, on Feb 20, 2019 at 9:56 pm | 4 comments | 2256 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 Online Name, on Feb 20, 2019 at 2:26 pm | 61 comments | 3475 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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