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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: It's time to set campaign contribution and spending caps

Palo Alto City Council candidates broke records for total contributions and expenditures. Large cash and nonmonetary contributions...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2017
Last comment by Fred Balin, on Apr 20, 2017 at 2:26 pm | 10 comments | 1530 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ohlone Elementary principal announces retirement

The latest in a flurry of leadership changes for the Palo Alto school district comes from Ohlone Elementary School, where...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2017
Last comment by Two years too late, on Apr 20, 2017 at 12:52 pm | 2 comments | 2598 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fuzzy caterpillars munching Palo Alto oaks

At the intersection of Homer Avenue and Kipling Street, caterpillars dangle in the air, crawl on the ground and teem on trees....

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2017
Last comment by Enuff FUZZ, on Apr 20, 2017 at 12:30 pm | 4 comments | 10696 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

La Comida struggling to find new location

La Comida Senior Nutrition, a longtime senior lunch program relied on by more than 160 seniors, is asking the community to...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2017
Last comment by Not needed, not wanted, on Apr 20, 2017 at 12:14 pm | 11 comments | 2527 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Evidence reinstated in former Stanford student's vehicular manslaughter case

Blood-alcohol evidence in a vehicular manslaughter case against a former Stanford University student is admissible in his...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2016
Last comment by Jacob Simmon , on Apr 20, 2017 at 11:38 am | 4 comments | 5348 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

City Council mulls motorcyclists' lawsuit

A woman who received significant injuries after a motorcycle crash and her father, who witnessed the accident, are suing...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2017
Last comment by Miller, on Apr 20, 2017 at 8:17 am | 7 comments | 1645 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

YouTube and beyond

On Saturday, Nov. 1, Stanford grads Jack Conte and Nataly Dawn return to campus to play the Bing Auditorium. Their band Pomplamoose...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2017
There are no comments yet. 5693 Views

SPORTS

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER/FACEBOOK

You can now follow the Palo Alto Weekly/Palo Alto Online on Twitter and Facebook. Get breaking news updates, insights, links...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2017
There are no comments yet. 482 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto eyes new direction for bus routes

Palo Alto bus riders could be in for a jolt in coming months as both the city and the county move ahead with efforts to shake...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2017
Last comment by Bob, on Apr 19, 2017 at 8:23 pm | 8 comments | 2686 Views

AROUND TOWN

Community Notebook: Couple recognized for dedication to local, global environment

Longtime Palo Alto environmentalists, Kay and Walt Hays will be honored by the local nonprofit Acterra for their lifelong...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2017
Last comment by Lindsay Jye, on Apr 19, 2017 at 7:29 pm | 1 comment | 1266 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Top administrator, middle school principal to resign

More leadership shakeups are on the way for the Palo Alto Unified School District, with its chief student services officer...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2017
Last comment by It was PAEA, on Apr 19, 2017 at 6:20 pm | 17 comments | 6875 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man exposes himself to student at Stanford University residence hall

A man exposed himself to a student at a Stanford University housing facility on campus late Tuesday night, according to school's...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2017
Last comment by Anonymous, on Apr 19, 2017 at 5:48 pm | 4 comments | 1011 Views

AROUND TOWN

Why are campers on El Camino in front of Stanford?

I thought vehicle dwelling was outlawed. Why should our international visitors be welcomed by such a sight?...

Original post made by ? on Feb. 15, 2017
Last comment by Gordon Gecko, on Apr 19, 2017 at 9:16 am | 30 comments | 1347 Views

AROUND TOWN

School board approves 12 percent pay increases for teachers

The Palo Alto school board approved Tuesday night in a 4-to-1 vote a 12 percent base salary increase for teachers over three...

Original post made on May. 25, 2016
Last comment by Remember , on Apr 19, 2017 at 7:33 am | 60 comments | 6402 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to discuss budget cuts

After a series of public discussions and internal meetings over the last several months on the school district's budget shortfall,...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2017
Last comment by Cut staff, on Apr 19, 2017 at 7:12 am | 9 comments | 1934 Views

BOOKS

Juratovac maintains winning attitude

Gunn grad Adam Juratovac, a former all-section left tackle who played in college and professionally, understands the post-athletic...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2017
There are no comments yet. 527 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pear Theatre losing its impresario

Many credit the Pear Theatre's success and survival to its artistic director -- Diane Tasca. She recently announced she will...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2017
Last comment by DianaRR, on Apr 18, 2017 at 8:33 pm | 1 comment | 1142 Views

AROUND TOWN

Speak your truth

On Wednesday, April 19, Palo Alto's King Plaza will host the "Truth Booth," an interactive art project in which passersby...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2017
Last comment by Longtime Resident, on Apr 18, 2017 at 7:32 pm | 1 comment | 746 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Unintended consequences

A decision by Palo Alto Unified School District Superintendent Max McGee to seek formal competitive proposals for mental...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2017
Last comment by Resident , on Apr 18, 2017 at 3:10 pm | 13 comments | 2554 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New rules on accessory-housing spark debate

Palo Alto's plan to encourage more accessory-dwelling units will meet its first test tonight, when the City Council's ordinance...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2017
Last comment by YIMBY, on Apr 18, 2017 at 11:54 am | 95 comments | 3651 Views
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Best Of Palo Alto ballot is here

It's time to decide what local business is worthy of the title "Best Of Palo Alto" — and you get to decide! Cast your ballot online. Voting ends May 29th. Stay tuned for the results in the July 21st issue of the Palo Alto Weekly.

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