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<B><B>BATTLE OF THE CHILIES ...</B> Twelve teams took part in a Fourth of July tradition on Tuesday for Palo Alto's 36th...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2017
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PALO ALTO ISSUES

La Comida nears deal for new location

The nonprofit La Comida, that serves nutritious meals to seniors, found itself facing scary prospect this summer: By the...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2017
Last comment by HOPE, on Jul 7, 2017 at 11:22 am | 14 comments | 2672 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Despite booming illegal fireworks, complaints down in East Palo Alto

The number of calls for service around illegal fireworks on July 4 through the early morning of July 5 actually dropped by...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2017
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jul 7, 2017 at 9:34 am | 10 comments | 1988 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School Supe Max McGee to retire next year

Max McGee came to the Palo Alto Unified School District in 2014 with high hopes of innovating education in the heart of Silicon...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2017
Last comment by Exasperated, on Jul 6, 2017 at 4:19 pm | 111 comments | 9002 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Long drought ends for Santa Clara County

Months of wet weather have washed away much of the drought that plagued California over the last four years. Read the full...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2017
Last comment by Online Name, on Jul 6, 2017 at 3:42 pm | 6 comments | 3047 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Power outage puts more than 2K customers in the dark

A power outage in the downtown Palo Alto area has disrupted service for more than 2,000 utility customers on Tuesday night,...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2017
Last comment by Online Name, on Jul 6, 2017 at 12:14 pm | 14 comments | 3708 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

College counselor ?

My son, a senior at PALY wants to go through the college application process on his own, with appropriate level of help from...

Original post made by predicament? on Jul. 4, 2017
Last comment by Food for thought, on Jul 6, 2017 at 6:21 am | 4 comments | 309 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Audit finds flaws in Palo Alto's pipeline inspections

A contractor hired in 2011 to inspect Palo Alto's pipelines in the aftermath of the fatal San Bruno explosion had only fulfilled...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2017
Last comment by the_punnisher, on Jul 5, 2017 at 6:43 pm | 13 comments | 3101 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Outage blacks out large swath in Palo Alto

A power outage is affecting a large area in Palo Alto on July 4 morning, according to Palo Alto Utilities. Read the full...

Original post made on Jul. 4, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Jul 5, 2017 at 1:04 am | 56 comments | 9835 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest Opinion: In renaming schools, protect Fred Terman's legacy

A funny thing happened on the way to a school renaming: A respected and beloved Silicon Valley pioneer, with no connection...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2017
Last comment by Larry Cohn, on Jul 4, 2017 at 8:59 pm | 26 comments | 2157 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Senate bill would slash Medi-Cal coverage in Santa Clara County

California politicians and hospital officials are speaking out against the Senate Republican health care bill. Read the...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2017
Last comment by D. T. Rump, on Jul 4, 2017 at 6:57 pm | 8 comments | 1950 Views

SPORTS

Stanford grad Lichtman helps Vision volleyball to success

Cassidy Lichtman, who was part of the U.S. women's national volleyball team from 2011-2015 after a standout career at Stanford,...

Original post made on Jul. 4, 2017
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jul 4, 2017 at 4:08 pm | 1 comment | 951 Views

AROUND TOWN

Driving on Alma? Turning car blocking your lane? Please BLAST into the next lane!

Hi all, I'd like to make a public plea. I live and work in Palo Alto and drive to University and back to the Castilleja...

Original post made by StaySafe on Jul. 3, 2017
Last comment by Wide Bus, on Jul 4, 2017 at 1:23 pm | 4 comments | 301 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New budget signals Palo Alto's shift on transportation

Palo Alto fired a salvo Tuesday night in its war against traffic congestion when it approved a budget that dramatically increases...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2017
Last comment by Prediction, on Jul 4, 2017 at 1:04 pm | 38 comments | 3374 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

RV dwellers: Add affordable housing, not regulations

Palo Alto's own miniature Hooverville on wheels is situated within sight of the tower on the Stanford University campus bearing...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2017
Last comment by Anke, on Jul 3, 2017 at 6:52 pm | 34 comments | 5552 Views

AROUND TOWN

Behind the Headlines: Junior Museum and Zoo expansion

Weekly journalists Jocelyn Dong and Gennady Sheyner visit the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo, where they discuss the zoo's...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 3, 2017 at 4:16 pm | 3 comments | 1909 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Guest Opinion: Do your part to combat climate change — Get an EV

Most Palo Altans don't need to be convinced that climate change is real, human-caused and a major threat. The planet is already...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2016
Last comment by An Engineer, on Jul 3, 2017 at 3:58 pm | 33 comments | 5318 Views

AROUND TOWN

City, Stanford officials celebrate grand opening of Mayfield Place

A new residential building on El Camino Real may just look like any regular apartment complex, but walk past its tall red...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2017
Last comment by Jeff, on Jul 3, 2017 at 3:46 pm | 11 comments | 3447 Views

AROUND TOWN

Independence Day ideas

Check out some local options for celebrating America's birthday, from Palo Alto's annual Chili Cookoff to Fourth of July...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2017
Last comment by A 50+ Year Fourth of July Tradition Right Here In Palo Alto, on Jul 3, 2017 at 11:49 am | 1 comment | 2084 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly's Kathie Laurence named Gunn principal

Kathie Laurence, a Palo Alto High School assistant principal and former social studies teacher, will take over as the permanent...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2017
Last comment by Reader, on Jul 3, 2017 at 9:28 am | 36 comments | 6896 Views
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Save $5 when you register by Monday, July 31

Registration is now open for the 33rd annual Palo Alto Weekly Moonlight Run and Walk. This family-friendly event which benefits local nonprofits serving kids and families will take place on Friday, Oct. 6 at the Palo Alto Baylands.

Register Here