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Electric rates set to surge in Palo Alto
Despite a wet winter that recharged Palo Alto's hydroelectric supplies, the city's electric customers could be in for a shock... Last comment on Mar 24, 2017 at 3:23 am | 59 comments

Editorial: Making amends
Faced with a strong backlash from residents across Palo Alto's political spectrum and angry colleagues who felt disrespected,... Last comment on Mar 24, 2017 at 6:04 pm | 14 comments

City moves toward compromise on growth vision
Responding to an uproar of criticism from residents and community volunteers, members of the Palo Alto City Council swiftly... Last comment on Mar 24, 2017 at 1:56 pm | 52 comments

Behind the psychological safety net
The mix of services that await students needing support for everything from stress about school or relationships to a diagnosable... Last comment on Mar 24, 2017 at 5:27 pm | 8 comments

 
 
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Around Town: off to the Capitol; ruff reception
Tidbits collected by the Weekly staff on people, events and other happenings. Sunday, 8:07 AM

Two-alarm fire reported at Moldaw Residences
Palo Alto firefighters responded to smoke pouring out of a janitor's closet at the Moldaw Residences on Charleston Road in Palo Alto Saturday afternoon. There were no injuries. Saturday, 5:22 PM | 2 comments

Young man receives honor for his passion for trees
Since his childhood in East Palo Alto, Uriel Hernandez has noticed significant change in his neighborhood's greenery -- mostly thanks to his own work. Saturday, 2:11 PM | 2 comments

School district hosts 'Immigrants and Allies' forum
A panel of speakers who work in education, law, psychology and other fields will speak about issues impacting local immigrant communities at a forum hosted by the Palo Alto school district on Monday, March 27. Saturday, 7:11 AM | 9 comments

Behind the Headlines: City Hall Roundup
This week's episode looks at the latest news from City Hall, including the conclusion of the FPPC's investigation into Councilman Adrian Fine, the City Council's new direction on the Comprehensive Plan and the new Residential Preferential Parking program in Evergreen Park. Friday, 4:12 PM

Crime in Palo Alto takes a dip in 2016
Palo Altans called police far fewer times in 2016 than in any of the past seven years -- 10 percent less often than in 2015 -- and the city experienced lower crime overall than in 2015. Friday, 6:59 AM | 6 comments

Behind the psychological safety net
The mix of services that await students needing support for everything from stress about school or relationships to a diagnosable mental illness illustrate the increasing expectation that school campuses, in addition to hospitals, doctors' offices or private therapists, are places where students can access high-quality mental health services. Friday, 6:56 AM | 8 comments

Community Notebook: Feminist walk Sunday in Palo Alto

Palo Alto resident celebrates 100th birthday

Couple to receive rare Tall Tree 'Global Impact Award'

Editorial: A failure to communicate

Editorial: Making amends

FPPC closes case against Adrian Fine with a warning

Community Notebook: 'Understanding Islam' panels

PUBLIC AGENDA: below-market housing; weighted GPA

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Short story writers wanted!

The 31st Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 13, 2017. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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