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Off Deadline: Where is 'propaganda analysis' ed when we need it?

Propaganda techniques include often-subliminal marketing/advertising messages aimed at all ages - adults and children - that...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2017
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., 19 minutes ago | 1 comment | 206 Views


Guest Opinion: Another view of the Comp Plan process

We need to take a careful look at how and why the Comp Plan process spiraled out of control so that we don't repeat the errors...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by mauricio, 28 minutes ago | 39 comments | 1963 Views


Changes to 'megahouse' plan don't mollify neighbors

Proposed last July as an 11-bedroom, 14-bath home, plans for 1710 Newell Road in Palo Alto continue to upset neighbors —...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by former resident, 43 minutes ago | 22 comments | 3319 Views


Monday meeting on reverse flow aircraft noise

For those who are bothered by the ~2000 ft elevation flights during SJC's "reverse flow", consider attending a meeting on...

Original post made by Resident 11 on Feb. 25, 2017
There are no comments yet. 4 Views


School child care provider pleads for financial help

Facing a financial crossroads, the Palo Alto nonprofit that provides subsidized after-school and child care services to more...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by Just me, 2 hours ago | 9 comments | 3347 Views


Nature offers boost to storm drain fee increase campaign

Palo Alto officials could hardly have chosen a better week to start mailing out ballots for their campaign to raise fees...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2017
Last comment by Online Name, 3 hours ago | 40 comments | 6776 Views


Committee members slam council for paring down Comprehensive Plan

The City Council's abrupt decision to remove all program from the city's guiding land-use document has left members of the...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2017
Last comment by Online Name, 3 hours ago | 48 comments | 3864 Views


Opportunity Center quadruples homeless housing placement

In the biggest leap since it opened its doors a decade ago, the LifeMoves Opportunity Services Center in Palo Alto housed...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2017
Last comment by Fred Balin, 4 hours ago | 1 comment | 834 Views


Editorial: Rescind, replace and approve

The Palo Alto Board of Education will make two important decisions next Tuesday night, and both will say a lot about what...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by PTA Member, 6 hours ago | 8 comments | 1471 Views


2017 School Calendar time to nix Columbus day. No Start Early

yes the title says everything. I am not against anybody or anything. I am just in favor of eliminating Columbus day holiday,...

Original post made by School Calendar on Feb. 25, 2017
Last comment by Peers Parent, 9 hours ago | 1 comment | 76 Views


Board majority paves new path forward with Office for Civil Rights

Representing a marked change in stance from the 2014 Palo Alto school board, this year’s board appears determined to work...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2017
Last comment by name withheld, 10 hours ago | 32 comments | 3618 Views


Businesses slam downtown parking proposal

As Palo Alto prepares to adopt new parking restrictions on downtown's residential streets, a growing crowd of dentists, merchants,...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2017
Last comment by Midtown, 20 hours ago | 37 comments | 7002 Views


Rumors of immigration raids reach 'boiling point'

While leading the charge against the new administration's immigration policies, the Bay Area's immigrant advocates are finding...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2017
Last comment by super chicana, 21 hours ago | 12 comments | 3088 Views


High-tech satellites have Palo Alto soul

At more than 2,200 employees -- 40 percent of whom have been there more than 10 years -- Space Systems/Loral is one of Palo...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2017
Last comment by resident, 22 hours ago | 6 comments | 6281 Views


County prepares for major housing boom

Santa Clara County is moving quickly on a strategy to build thousands of new homes for the county's low-income and homeless...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2017
Last comment by musical, on Feb 24, 2017 at 6:10 pm | 43 comments | 6204 Views


At long last, Menlo Park's BBC holds 'soft,' stealth opening

On the morning of Dec. 23, a passerby peeped through the window of the British Bankers Club, then entered the building. A...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2016
Last comment by RIP BBC, on Feb 24, 2017 at 4:46 pm | 6 comments | 12462 Views


Community Notebook: Forum on voting rights, and threats, this Saturday

A Palo-Alto based nonpartisan group will kickoff a series of lectures on Saturday, Feb. 25, around what it calls "threats...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Feb 24, 2017 at 3:45 pm | 4 comments | 1766 Views


Fantastic Fijian

It's an overstatement to call Curry Wrapper's Delight a restaurant. It's barely a storefront, with a single counter and zero...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by Angela, on Feb 24, 2017 at 3:24 pm | 1 comment | 271 Views


Palo Alto man arrested after attack at Mountain View auto parts store

A Palo Alto man was arrested Sunday afternoon after a dust-up at an O'Reilly Auto Parts in Mountain View, where he allegedly...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2017
Last comment by Cowlick, on Feb 24, 2017 at 3:08 pm | 7 comments | 2047 Views


Not too square to dance

As Kurt Gollhardt spins his dance partner across the floor during a recent "Tie-dye Friday" square dance party at St. Andrews...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Parker, on Feb 24, 2017 at 2:13 pm | 1 comment | 2244 Views
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Common Application's 2017-2018 Essay Prompts
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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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