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AROUND TOWN

Teen musicians play for a good cause

This winter, five teenagers have been spending some of their weekend evenings combining their love of playing music together...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Feb 11, 2020 at 9:29 am | 4 comments | 1330 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

School board poised to place parcel tax on May ballot

The Palo Alto school board will likely approve at its Tuesday meeting putting an increased parcel tax to voters in a special...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Feb 11, 2020 at 8:49 am | 20 comments | 3080 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

New technology-themed institute brings tech-hungry seniors downtown

Downtown Palo Alto has been a longtime mecca for tech startups, and now it could be a destination for retired tech workers...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2020
Last comment by Annette, on Feb 11, 2020 at 7:29 am | 15 comments | 5800 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Contentious housing bill SB 50 dies on the Senate floor

Senate Bill 50, a contentious proposal to relax height and density restrictions for housing developments, suffered a serious...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Feb 10, 2020 at 11:05 am | 51 comments | 5719 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Can Santa Clara County house 100 homeless students in 100 days? Foothill College joins effort

Foothill College announced Wednesday new partnerships that the community college hopes will help Santa Clara County achieve...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Feb 10, 2020 at 10:34 am | 8 comments | 2687 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Cal. Ave. businesses are feeling the pain — and waiting for the gain

Ten months into the construction of a parking garage in the California Avenue business district in Palo Alto, business owners...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2020
Last comment by Merchant, on Feb 9, 2020 at 3:53 pm | 14 comments | 5606 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Residents find political signs on their lawns — for a candidate they don't support

A handful of Palo Alto residents recently found lawn signs supporting Rishi Kumar, a Saratoga city councilman and candidate...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2020
Last comment by Sick of lying politicians, on Feb 9, 2020 at 11:06 am | 59 comments | 6251 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Escapee from Palo Alto courthouse gets 4 years in prison for gun charges

A man who escaped from a Palo Alto courthouse in 2017, sparking a 20-day manhunt, was sentenced to four years in prison on...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2020
Last comment by Ant, on Feb 9, 2020 at 8:12 am | 3 comments | 2749 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 Beverly, on Feb 8, 2020 at 11:00 pm | 1186 comments | 309922 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto moves to place employee-count tax on November ballot

Emboldened by recent survey results and examples from neighboring cities, Palo Alto's elected leaders agreed Monday to place...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Feb 8, 2020 at 3:29 pm | 32 comments | 4422 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Hungry for housing, Palo Alto brings back contentious zoning tool

Eager to pull Palo Alto out of its prolonged housing rut, the City Council agreed on Monday to resurrect a zoning tool that...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Feb 8, 2020 at 3:14 pm | 44 comments | 7004 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Senate candidates clash over housing policies, PG&E's future at Palo Alto forum

Seven candidates vying to succeed state Sen. Jerry Hill clashed Wednesday over housing policies, charter schools and a new...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Feb 8, 2020 at 10:22 am | 24 comments | 6188 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Community emergency preparedness leaders to be recognized with awards

Four Palo Alto residents and two organizations will receive top honors on Thursday night during the Palo Alto/Stanford Citizen...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2020
Last comment by A concerned homeowner, on Feb 7, 2020 at 2:26 pm | 1 comment | 1696 Views

AROUND TOWN

Housing for whom? Council adopts new 2020 priority, debates what it means

After repeatedly failing to meet its housing goals, the Palo Alto City Council agreed on Saturday to place the issue atop...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2020
Last comment by george drysdale, on Feb 7, 2020 at 12:24 pm | 38 comments | 5284 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Walgreens agrees to $7.5M settlement over alleged phony pharmacist

Walgreens has settled a consumer protection lawsuit alleging that it put people's health at risk by allowing an unlicensed...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2020
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Feb 6, 2020 at 8:09 pm | 4 comments | 2136 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: What's keeping the new Fire Station 3 behind schedule?

In this week's Around Town column, news about lagging construction for Fire Station 3, the Stanford School of Medicine taking...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2020
Last comment by He Must Go, on Feb 6, 2020 at 5:51 pm | 10 comments | 3204 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford ER now providing rape kits, support services to sexual assault survivors

People who are sexually assaulted in northern Santa Clara County will no longer have to travel to San Jose for a medical...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2020
Last comment by Curious..., on Feb 6, 2020 at 3:56 pm | 7 comments | 3640 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

M-A honors their student-athletes on National Signing Day

Justin Anderson, who will be playing football at Washington State next season, was one of 16 Menlo-Atherton student-athletes...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2020
Last comment by Anonymous, on Feb 6, 2020 at 3:49 pm | 1 comment | 2048 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man to stand trial for 1973 cold-case murder at Stanford

Accused serial killer John Arthur Getreu claims he didn't have contact with Leslie Marie Perlov, but his statements appeared...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2020
Last comment by Nick, on Feb 6, 2020 at 12:11 pm | 3 comments | 4969 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

More money, more discussion? Palo Alto considers requiring full hearings for big-ticket items

Despite their role as stewards of public money, Palo Alto council members are prone to swiftly approving, without a peep...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Feb 6, 2020 at 9:48 am | 7 comments | 1808 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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