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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 9 hours ago | 59 comments

Safer streets - what's been done, what's possible
As traffic increases, dangers multiply. The question we really should be asking is: "How can the city help the community... Last comment 23 hours ago | 45 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 1 hour ago | 51 comments

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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 | 3 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 | 3 comments

Palo Alto resident celebrates 100th birthday
Delivery-room doctors in Detroit didn't expect Sidney Simon to survive when he came into the world three months early on March 26, 1917, weighing only 1.5 pounds. He has exceeded all expectations, and then some: The longtime Palo Alto resident will celebrate his 100th birthday on Sunday. Friday, 6:55 AM | 4 comments

Couple to receive rare Tall Tree 'Global Impact Award'
Longtime philanthropists Gordon and Betty Moore will on May 16 become only the second recipients of Tall Tree Global Impact Award, the award co-sponsors -- the Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce and the Palo Alto Weekly -- have announced. Friday, 6:55 AM

Editorial: Making amends
Faced with a strong backlash from residents across Palo Alto's political spectrum and angry colleagues who felt disrespected, the City Council majority that had in January abruptly voted to remove the implementing programs from the draft revision to the Comprehensive Plan reversed course with a do-over Monday night. Friday, 6:54 AM | 10 comments

Editorial: A failure to communicate
The city's voicemail box for questions is full and unable to take additional messages. Emailed questions go unanswered. A website is nearly impossible to navigate. A complicated and poorly explained process for getting permits leaves people confused and frustrated. Friday, 12:19 PM

FPPC closes case against Adrian Fine with a warning
Palo Alto City Councilman Adrian Fine will not face a penalty for failing to put his campaign's identification number on an envelope that he used to send out a mailer last October, the state's Fair Political Practices Commission informed him in a letter Thursday. Thursday, 2:04 PM | 7 comments

Israeli teen arrested for bomb threats at JCCs

EPA changes first-source hiring rule to accommodate Amazon

One woman's will to survive

Community Notebook: 'Understanding Islam' panels

Youth Speaks Out art exhibit opens Friday

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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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