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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

A daughter's disability. A mother's ingenuity. And the playground that's launching a revolution.

With the establishment of a relatively new foundation to boost their goals, Magical Bridge co-founders Olenka Steciw Villarrea...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2020
Last comment by Dr. Reeve Brenner, on Feb 24, 2020 at 10:19 am | 11 comments | 11620 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

After Ross Road blowback, Palo Alto looks to shift gears on bike boulevards

Chastened by the outpouring of resident complaints about the city's new "bike boulevard" on Ross Road, Palo Alto's transportation...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 23, 2020 at 10:52 pm | 58 comments | 6703 Views

SPORTS

M-A girls win fourth consecutive CCS wrestling title

Freshman Kiely Tabaldo and sophomore Alexia Bensoussan, both of Menlo-Atherton, delivered individual Central Coast Section...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2020
Last comment by MAHS Wrestling Fan, on Feb 23, 2020 at 7:55 am | 1 comment | 1170 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Searchers for missing Palo Alto couple focus on the water, following alerts from cadaver dogs

With the search for Carol Kiparsky and Ian Irwin nearly reaching the one-week mark, the Marin County Sheriff's Office is...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2020
Last comment by Hello ....., on Feb 22, 2020 at 5:22 pm | 20 comments | 7410 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto couple gone missing in Marin County

A Palo Alto couple who had rented a room in Marin County last week and were due to check out Saturday morning have gone missing,...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2020
Last comment by Local, on Feb 22, 2020 at 12:04 pm | 25 comments | 18647 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Looking 'beyond everywhere': Palo Alto couple remains missing after fourth day of searches

As time ticks on in the effort to locate Palo Alto residents Carol Kiparsky and Ian Irwin, who have been missing for nearly...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2020
Last comment by SCR, on Feb 22, 2020 at 11:37 am | 18 comments | 6835 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man arrested for kidnapping attempt reportedly held another family hostage

A man arrested Monday for attempted kidnapping in a Mountain View home had allegedly held another woman and her daughter...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2020
Last comment by Clinical Researcher, on Feb 21, 2020 at 4:17 pm | 5 comments | 3384 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Santa Clara County man recovers from coronavirus

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department announced Thursday that a man who became the county's first confirmed case...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2020
Last comment by Rev. Beecham, on Feb 21, 2020 at 3:23 pm | 2 comments | 2037 Views

SPORTS

Town of Atherton becomes a hotbed for prep basketball

The elite teams in the Central Coast Section, the eight teams chosen Wednesday for the boys Open Division, includes three...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2020
Last comment by Parent, on Feb 21, 2020 at 3:21 pm | 1 comment | 1435 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Outside spending in state Senate race ramps up in final days before Super Tuesday

With only 12 days until California's March 3 primary, candidates for District 13 in the state Senate are ramping up their...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2020
Last comment by NeilsonBuchanan, on Feb 21, 2020 at 12:45 pm | 1 comment | 2440 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

As car break-ins surge, Palo Alto police laud drop in violent crime

Despite a year marred by car break-ins and claims of police brutality, the Palo Alto Police Department saw several positive...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2020
Last comment by When will republicons ever run a good candidate again?, on Feb 21, 2020 at 12:37 pm | 30 comments | 5676 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Senior Commission? Sustainability Commission? Palo Alto mulls new advisory panels

Palo Alto's long-standing system of advisory panels could be heading for a big shake-up in the coming months, as the City...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2020
Last comment by Judith Wasserman, on Feb 21, 2020 at 11:51 am | 2 comments | 2092 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Art Center branches out, pays tribute to the trees

Following in the footsteps of last year's nature-themed exhibitions that focused on the sky and encounters between humans...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2020
Last comment by Richard H Stafursky, on Feb 21, 2020 at 4:52 am | 1 comment | 1910 Views

AROUND TOWN

A student was injured by a potato gun at school in 2017. The district will likely pay him $1.5 million.

The Palo Alto school board will consider approving in closed session next week a $1.5 million settlement with a former student...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2020
Last comment by musical, on Feb 20, 2020 at 10:01 pm | 11 comments | 5031 Views

AROUND TOWN

Jerry Hill endorses state Senate candidate Josh Becker to take his place in Sacramento

State Sen. Jerry Hill wants Josh Becker to be his successor, Becker's campaign announced Wednesday morning. Read the full...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Feb 20, 2020 at 6:27 pm | 14 comments | 2224 Views

SPORTS

CCS basketball seedings set; tournaments open on Friday

The Central Coast Section basketball playoffs were seeded Wednesday with not a whole lot of controversy either, other than...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2020
Last comment by Me, on Feb 20, 2020 at 5:37 pm | 1 comment | 1535 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

State Senate candidate faces allegations she violated 'non-coordination' rule with real estate political-action committee

A complaint has been filed with the California Fair Political Practices Commission against state Senate candidate Annie Oliva,...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2020
Last comment by Ben, on Feb 20, 2020 at 5:23 pm | 23 comments | 4972 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community college district asks voters for new tax, bond funds to upgrade facilities, keep education accessible

Vote-by-mail ballots for the March 3 election went out to Santa Clara County voters on Tuesday, including two Foothill-De...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Feb 20, 2020 at 1:32 pm | 95 comments | 6855 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto girls come together for SCVAL wrestling title

Ella Jauregui, Alexandra Lee, Aviv Kobza and Amelia Clough were each honored as Santa Clara Valley Athletic League girls...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2020
Last comment by WrestlingFan, on Feb 20, 2020 at 9:35 am | 3 comments | 1336 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police nab duo for string of car burglaries

Two men linked to 10 car burglaries in Palo Alto on Saturday were arrested after a woman whose vehicle they nearly broke...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2020
Last comment by Dan, on Feb 20, 2020 at 8:38 am | 5 comments | 3689 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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