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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 Gratitude, 3 hours ago | 1 comment | 878 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Guest Opinion: To solve housing crisis, decrease demand

Housing is in short supply in Silicon Valley, especially affordable housing. Unfortunately, no amount of the current sort...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2020
Last comment by Sense, 3 hours ago | 60 comments | 5673 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Two volunteers, one dog and the story of the Palo Alto couple's unlikely rescue

On the eighth day of Palo Alto residents Carol Kiparsky and Ian Irwin’s disappearance, Rich Cassens and his search dog...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2020
Last comment by Gary, 4 hours ago | 8 comments | 3919 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

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 Gary, 4 hours ago | 21 comments | 2641 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford student died from accidental fentanyl overdose, coroner confirms

A Stanford University sophomore found unresponsive in a campus fraternity house in January died from an accidental overdose...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2020
Last comment by Jacob, 5 hours ago | 15 comments | 11666 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

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, 8 hours ago | 25 comments | 11639 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Editorial: Yes on community college measures G, H

A vibrant community college system is an essential safety net and path to opportunity for those whose options are limited,...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2020
Last comment by Support Community Colleges too, 8 hours ago | 16 comments | 2733 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Errors in federal reimbursement, employee ratios to cost Ravenswood $24K

The Ravenswood City School District will pay just over $24,000 for financial errors uncovered in an annual audit in part...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2020
Last comment by Transparency Please. , 8 hours ago | 11 comments | 1720 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

NTSB: Tesla's Autopilot steered Model X into highway median, causing fatal crash

An Apple employee died from a high-speed crash because his Tesla Model X's Autopilot driving system steered the car into...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2020
Last comment by Leslie, 9 hours ago | 14 comments | 2148 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Drug dealer sentenced to 6 years for fatal fentanyl overdose

A man who sold the powerful narcotic fentanyl to a woman who later died was sentenced to six years and eight months of jail...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2020
Last comment by Capital Punishment for Drug Dealers?, 9 hours ago | 3 comments | 2145 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto's last dive bar faces uncertain future

Three years after its colorful owner passed away, Antonio's Nut House, Palo Alto's last authentic dive bar, is still open,...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2020
Last comment by Greg, 9 hours ago | 40 comments | 28674 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 Evergreen Park Resident, 10 hours ago | 35 comments | 7513 Views

AROUND TOWN

Rent increase sends FabMo, the nonprofit treasure trove of rescued fabrics, to Sunnyvale

FabMo, a nonprofit that offers discarded designer showroom samples to the public, has announced it will be moving from Mountain...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2020
Last comment by eileen , 12 hours ago | 2 comments | 1620 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: Sephora to open downtown, Umami Burger shutters

In this week's Shop Talk column, read about Sephora's newest Palo Alto location, the closure of Umami Burger and a new pizzeria...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2020
There are no comments yet. 1486 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

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, 17 hours ago | 13 comments | 2652 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

With current textbooks 'obsolete,' Palo Alto's middle schools to get new science materials

The Palo Alto school board will discuss on Tuesday a committee's recommendation for a new middle school science curriculum,...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2020
Last comment by Call Me Doctor If You Will, 18 hours ago | 11 comments | 3212 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Editorial: Brownrigg for state Senate

In the impressive group of candidates for California's 13th Senate district, we give the nod to Michael Brownrigg, who has...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Feb 25, 2020 at 3:22 pm | 31 comments | 6177 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

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 | 2570 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Life-saving drug costs have soared. Santa Clara County thinks it has a solution.

Three life-saving drugs costing hundreds of dollars a month could potentially be subsidized to patients in Santa Clara County...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2020
Last comment by Free Healthcare Is A RIGHT, on Feb 25, 2020 at 8:53 am | 3 comments | 2709 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

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 | 20841 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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