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SCHOOLS & KIDS

It's on again: Paly and Gunn will meet in a football game

Palo Alto and Gunn will meet in a non-league football game Sept. 4 at Gunn, the first time the two have played since 2012....

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jan 28, 2020 at 11:24 am | 2 comments | 1588 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Study: When it comes to polarization across the globe, America leads the way

America's widening political divide stands out above other nations, according to a new cross-country polarization study by...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Jan 28, 2020 at 11:11 am | 20 comments | 2407 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Behind the Headlines: Mike Price's big idea

Southgate resident Mike Price joins Weekly journalists for a discussion of his proposal to improve the Churchill Avenue rail...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2020
Last comment by Ummmm...What about Charleston and Meadow?, on Jan 27, 2020 at 2:22 pm | 4 comments | 2413 Views

BOOKS

What's Palo Alto reading? Local book lovers share their favorite titles of the past year

Local book experts share a few of their favorite reads of 2019 and data on what titles were most popular. Read the full...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2020
Last comment by The Extorter, on Jan 27, 2020 at 11:57 am | 3 comments | 2900 Views

SPORTS

Woodside rallies in fourth quarter to beat Gunn in hoops

Calvin Kapral scored 20 points to help Woodside rally from a deficit and beat host Gunn in a non-league boys basketball contest...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jan 27, 2020 at 11:52 am | 1 comment | 937 Views

SPORTS

Choy clinches Stanford's women's tennis win in ITA event

Former Sacred Heart Prep standout Sara Choy won at No. 5 singles to clinch Stanford’s 4-0 women’s tennis victory over...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jan 27, 2020 at 11:47 am | 1 comment | 1067 Views

SPORTS

Ravenswood's 1962 basketball championship revisited

Menlo-Atherton graduate Dave Newhouse, a longtime sportswriter and columnist, will be the guest of the Palo Alto Historical...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jan 27, 2020 at 10:13 am | 1 comment | 1372 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Setting the bar: Nine seniors who exemplify the meaning of being selfless

This year's Avenidas Lifetimes of Achievement honorees have gone beyond the call of duty to create positive changes in their...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2020
Last comment by Curious..., on Jan 26, 2020 at 3:08 pm | 4 comments | 4408 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: Man running 8 marathons in 8 days; Ms. Wheelchair California makes local visit

In the latest Around Town column, news about a Stanford Children's Health employee eight-marathon adventure for charity,...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2020
Last comment by Walk Don't Run, on Jan 26, 2020 at 2:51 pm | 2 comments | 3379 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Why not try ideas that work?

Palo Alto's Comprehensive Plan has a goal to build 300 housing units per year. That's 3,000 housing units over the next 10...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2020
Last comment by Asher Waldfogel, on Jan 25, 2020 at 9:49 am | 46 comments | 5419 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Former teacher sentenced to nearly 7 years in prison for sex acts with minor

A former Palo Alto teacher who pleaded no contest to engaging in sex acts with a minor was sentenced by a San Mateo County...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2020
Last comment by Mina, on Jan 25, 2020 at 9:12 am | 4 comments | 3921 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Despite time pressures, Palo Alto opts to study more rail design options

Palo Alto's never-ending effort to pick new designs for rail crossings got a little more complicated on Tuesday, when the...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2020
Last comment by TBM, on Jan 25, 2020 at 8:44 am | 22 comments | 5082 Views

RESTAURANTS

How does this Mountain View restaurant owner stay afloat? By keeping things really, really small.

At Mountain View's Yami Grill, which sources its produce from a farm run by a Buddhist temple and is the sole Peninsula restaurant...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2020
Last comment by Agana Heights, on Jan 25, 2020 at 8:14 am | 4 comments | 3952 Views

SPORTS

One more high school football game for the area's seniors

Although he's only been around the area for two years, Gunn's Jason Miller was chosen to coach the North in Saturday's Charlie...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2020
Last comment by AM, on Jan 24, 2020 at 4:40 pm | 1 comment | 1371 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New plan aims to shake Palo Alto out of housing slump

Stuck in a housing drought, Palo Alto leaders are considering more dramatic actions to encourage residential construction,...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2020
Last comment by NeilsonBuchanan, on Jan 24, 2020 at 2:15 pm | 22 comments | 7398 Views

AROUND TOWN

Poignant 'Pianist' shares a mother's gift

When teenage Lisa Jura left her home in Vienna, Austria, in 1938 and traveled, unaccompanied, to London, England, her mother...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2020
Last comment by Josie, on Jan 24, 2020 at 9:21 am | 2 comments | 1502 Views

AROUND TOWN

EPA record label aims to amplify diverse voices

When Justin Phipps looks at the Bay Area, and East Palo Alto in particular, he sees a diverse artistic community with strong...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2020
Last comment by Southside Suzie, on Jan 23, 2020 at 11:35 pm | 2 comments | 2694 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

State Senate candidate’s mom puts $460K toward son’s campaign

A candidate seeking to represent South San Francisco to Sunnyvale in the California Senate received a major campaign boost...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2020
Last comment by Neighbor, on Jan 23, 2020 at 8:20 pm | 9 comments | 3738 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to reflect on its own function, effectiveness

The Board of Education will hold a special meeting Thursday to reflect on its own performance and discuss how they can make...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2020
Last comment by Independent, on Jan 23, 2020 at 4:36 pm | 6 comments | 1928 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Group tasked with cutting rail-redesign options instead adds 3 more

When Palo Alto established a committee last year to work on a proposed redesign of local rail crossings, the goal was to...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2020
Last comment by member, on Jan 23, 2020 at 2:30 pm | 63 comments | 6492 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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