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Police auditor raises flags about Taser use by Palo Alto officers

A new police auditors report raises concerns about Taser use and suggests that the city delayed the report's issuance to...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2020
Last comment by Tim, on Mar 10, 2020 at 3:31 pm | 3 comments | 3813 Views


PUBLIC AGENDA: Review of Human Relations Commission's work plan

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of March 9. Read the full story here

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2020
Last comment by Independent, on Mar 10, 2020 at 9:15 am | 1 comment | 1403 Views


Letters to the editor

<B>Castilleja listens Read the full story here

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2020
Last comment by Richard Feldman, on Mar 9, 2020 at 11:30 pm | 1 comment | 338 Views


Behind the Headlines: Impact of the coronavirus

With the number of coronavirus cases rising tenfold in the past week in Santa Clara County, Palo Alto Weekly journalists...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 9, 2020 at 8:01 am | 17 comments | 7547 Views


As costs rise, history nonprofit faces uncertain future

Facing a funding shortage, mounting costs and flagging political support, a nonprofit dedicated to celebrating the city’s...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2020
Last comment by DUH, on Mar 8, 2020 at 2:09 pm | 41 comments | 6352 Views


Opinion: Castilleja doesn't exist in a bubble

Our corner of Old Palo Alto, bounded by Alma Street, Embarcadero Road, Churchill Avenue and Waverley Street, is an eclectic...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2020
Last comment by mauricio, on Mar 7, 2020 at 5:06 pm | 35 comments | 4756 Views


Fine shares the spotlight, highlights housing challenges in 'State of City' speech

In a his "State of the City" speech Wednesday night, Palo Alto Mayor Adrian Fine adopted an approach that both felt familiar...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 5, 2020 at 6:36 pm | 21 comments | 4527 Views


Extra hand sanitizer, canceled events: How local schools and universities are responding to coronavirus

As reports of coronavirus cases continue to increase locally, schools and universities are amping up their prevention efforts,...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2020
Last comment by Parent, on Mar 5, 2020 at 1:57 am | 6 comments | 14096 Views


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 C, on Mar 3, 2020 at 9:53 am | 28 comments | 8393 Views


More homes? Too many people? Residents find little consensus over plans for Ventura's future

Responding to concerns from residents and property owners about a proposed new vision for the Ventura neighborhood, city...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Mar 2, 2020 at 7:50 pm | 21 comments | 5695 Views


Auditors face toughest review — their own

Palo Alto City Council's recent move to outsource the city auditor position, which was created by the voters in 1983, is...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Mar 2, 2020 at 10:50 am | 13 comments | 3638 Views


After early speed bumps, Palo Alto steers bike boulevards in a new direction

After a rocky start and a sudden stop, Palo Alto is preparing to resume its ambitious plan to build a network of bike boulevards,...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2020
Last comment by Rick, on Feb 29, 2020 at 8:54 am | 40 comments | 6211 Views


Bay Area real estate developer pledges $55M to alleviate medical students' debt at Stanford

Bay Area real estate developer John Arrillaga has pledged $55 million towards the Stanford School of Medicine to help cover...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2020
Last comment by Giver of 2 Cents, on Feb 28, 2020 at 2:07 am | 8 comments | 5637 Views


Palo Alto Tailoring closed three years ago. Customers want their clothes back.

Customers of a Palo Alto tailoring business say they have been trying to get their clothing back for nearly three years,...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2020
Last comment by A, on Feb 26, 2020 at 7:14 pm | 25 comments | 13252 Views


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 Evergreen Park Resident, on Feb 26, 2020 at 4:51 pm | 35 comments | 7839 Views


Police chief says use of force is 'very rare.' Critics are not convinced.

Facing numerous allegations of excessive force by local police officers, Palo Alto Police Chief Robert Jonsen assured the...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Feb 26, 2020 at 9:56 am | 13 comments | 3947 Views


Around Town: Suspected 'bait' dog finds new home; residents prioritize bathroom in park renovation

In the latest Around Town column, news about the recent adoption of a dog who was abandoned last month, support for a permanent...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2020
Last comment by Vagrant Advocate, on Feb 25, 2020 at 2:14 pm | 4 comments | 3171 Views


Missing Palo Alto couple located in Marin County

Missing Palo Alto residents Carol Kiparsky and Ian Irwin were found alive on Saturday morning, eight days after they were...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2020
Last comment by musical, on Feb 24, 2020 at 5:11 pm | 41 comments | 23390 Views


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 | 7534 Views


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 | 19694 Views
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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 April 10, 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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