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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Learn this word before heading to the permit counter

Building permit fees typically hinge on one key field on your application form. Columnist Richard Morrison explores how to...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2020
Last comment by permit process, on Feb 2, 2020 at 11:21 pm | 1 comment | 1184 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

13 vehicles burglarized on Stanford campus Saturday

Thirteen vehicle burglaries were reported Saturday at three parking lots on the Stanford University campus, according to...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2020
Last comment by Nick, on Feb 2, 2020 at 8:12 am | 8 comments | 3528 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man tests positive for novel coronavirus in Santa Clara County

A man has tested positive for novel coronavirus in Santa Clara County, marking the first case of the disease that has become...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2020
Last comment by DC, on Feb 2, 2020 at 12:16 am | 21 comments | 8942 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

No viaduct, no closure: Palo Alto resident aims for compromise on Churchill

The long controversy behind the Churchill Avenue rail redesign has put the city and its residents at a frustrating, but understandable...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2020
Last comment by Embarcadero underpass, on Feb 1, 2020 at 3:19 pm | 34 comments | 7437 Views

AROUND TOWN

Old Pizz'a Chicago building to make way for condos, offices

The Palo Alto City Council celebrated a rare and tiny victory on the housing front last week when members unanimously supported...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2019
Last comment by I miss my small town feel, on Feb 1, 2020 at 8:22 am | 16 comments | 4248 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Spare the Air alerts called for Saturday and Sunday, wood burning banned

A high-pressure system trapping smoke over the Bay Area spurred the air district to issue the winter season's first Spare...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2019
Last comment by no genie in a bottle, they're terrible, on Feb 1, 2020 at 8:05 am | 3 comments | 1984 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Gravely injured dog dumped in the night on the path to recovery

Badly abused and abandoned in a crate, a sweet-tempered dog named "Baby" was left outside the Pets In Need shelter in Palo...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2020
Last comment by pearl, on Feb 1, 2020 at 4:50 am | 9 comments | 5423 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Caltrain electrification is coming to Palo Alto. What should you expect?

Caltrain's plan to electrify its trains is about to roll through Palo Alto, where crews are preparing to install nearly 200...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2020
Last comment by HUTCH 7.62, on Jan 31, 2020 at 10:16 pm | 10 comments | 9765 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Downtown Streets Team executives accused of sexual harassment, creating drinking culture

Downtown Streets Team is embroiled in a scandal in which its top executives have been accused of sexual harassment, creating...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Jan 31, 2020 at 3:58 pm | 39 comments | 9657 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Condoleezza Rice to helm Hoover Institution at Stanford University

Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has been chosen as director of Stanford University's Hoover Institution,...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2020
Last comment by Midtown Citizen, on Jan 31, 2020 at 3:27 pm | 14 comments | 2946 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'This is how we improve as a district.' Report on D/F grades reflects progress for both students and Palo Alto Unified

A more granular monitoring of failing middle and high school students reflects a changing approach to using data, targeted...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2020
Last comment by Yuri, on Jan 31, 2020 at 6:28 am | 14 comments | 3479 Views

SPORTS

Gunn boys, girls each lead SCVAL El Camino soccer race

Gunn maintained its lead in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League El Camino Division with a 3-1 victory over Saratoga in...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2020
Last comment by BP, on Jan 30, 2020 at 10:08 pm | 1 comment | 1353 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district announces 'bold' proposals to revamp middle school math

The Palo Alto school board will discuss tonight a plan to redesign middle school mathematics, including proposals to eliminate...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2019
Last comment by See Sth Say Sth, on Jan 30, 2020 at 7:28 pm | 63 comments | 8623 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

For Iowa, every vote counts — even the ones at Stanford

On Monday, one of the first-ever "satellite caucuses" will be held at Stanford's Haas Center for Public Service. It's one...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jan 30, 2020 at 3:50 pm | 10 comments | 2699 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Families want Palo Alto schools to offer Hindi as a foreign language. The school district says it's complicated.

Palo Alto Unified parents are eager to work with the school district to offer Hindi as a world language at its two high schools. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2020
Last comment by This Is America...Speak English, on Jan 30, 2020 at 3:41 pm | 85 comments | 8160 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

'It's really bad out there': Santa Clara County supervisors create task force to tackle homeless crisis

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved a plan to establish a homeless task force and a plan to address...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2020
Last comment by Speaking From Experience..., on Jan 30, 2020 at 3:32 pm | 7 comments | 1504 Views

AROUND TOWN

'The Soul of EPA' kicks off African American History Month

The East Palo Alto Library] will host "The Soul of EPA," a community event to kick off African American History Month, on...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2020
Last comment by A Long Time Coming..., on Jan 30, 2020 at 3:16 pm | 2 comments | 871 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Standard practice or 'misleading'? Mayor's official letter in support of SB 50 rankles council colleagues

With a passionate endorsement of Senate Bill 50, Palo Alto’s new Mayor Adrian Fine set himself apart from most of his colleagues...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jan 30, 2020 at 10:32 am | 145 comments | 9613 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

One dies in East Palo Alto shooting on Tuesday

One person was killed in a shooting in East Palo Alto on Tuesday night, marking the city's first homicide of the year, police...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2020
Last comment by Member, on Jan 29, 2020 at 7:03 pm | 1 comment | 8590 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man tackles teen who allegedly stole his phone, gets punched in the face

A man walking in Palo Alto's Downtown North neighborhood was accosted by three teenage boys who stole his cellphone and punched...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2020
Last comment by Lazlo, on Jan 29, 2020 at 10:33 am | 7 comments | 5034 Views
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Short story writers wanted!

The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 27, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category. Sponsored by Kepler's Books, Linden Tree Books and Bell's Books.

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