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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Threatening phone call prompts evacuation of Oshman JCC

The Oshman Family JCC campus has been closed this evening after staff at the facility received a threatening phone call,...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2017
Last comment by john_alderman, 2 minutes ago | 2 comments | 451 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City of Palo Alto Utilities--Irresponsible to New Residents

This is a special warning to anyone thinking of moving to P.A., but not immediately after purchasing your home. Because...

Original post made by Chen Kai Wen on Dec. 30, 2009
Last comment by Arkady Bukh, 10 minutes ago | 8 comments | 1829 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

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
Last comment by Todd, 15 minutes ago | 15 comments | 252 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Fear spreads as feds plan to expand deportations

Pledges by Mountain View and other Bay Area cities to stand by their immigrant communities could soon be tested under a sweeping...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2017
Last comment by resident, 19 minutes ago | 11 comments | 643 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford submits updated plans for 500 El Camino Real development in Menlo Park

Stanford told the Almanac it plans to submit updated plans for its 8.4-acre "Middle Plaza" development at 500 El Camino...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2017
Last comment by YIMBY, 44 minutes ago | 2 comments | 406 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

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 midtown, 47 minutes ago | 54 comments | 2766 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

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 margaret heath, 49 minutes ago | 51 comments | 4062 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Bike-share plan takes another turn

Palo Alto's effort to roll out a bike-share program for the community is set to take another turn Monday night, when the...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2017
Last comment by Rose, 52 minutes ago | 40 comments | 3756 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: Mike's Cafe expands; scooter showroom to open

In this week's retail news, read about Midtown Palo Alto's oldest neighborhood restaurant's plans for expansion and the...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2017
Last comment by Gale Johnson, 2 hours ago | 13 comments | 1756 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

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 John, 2 hours ago | 20 comments | 1890 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to make key Office for Civil Rights decisions

The Palo Alto school board is set to take action Tuesday night on two key decisions that will impact the school district's...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2017
Last comment by Oh SNAP., 3 hours ago | 2 comments | 697 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

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 Southgate Resident, 3 hours ago | 47 comments | 7149 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

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 SuperD, 3 hours ago | 36 comments | 6150 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council offers a lift to traffic-fighting nonprofit

Even though the City Council spent more than $500,000 to create the Palo Alto Transportation Management Association three...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by Online Name, 4 hours ago | 4 comments | 1264 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 PA Parent, 4 hours ago | 14 comments | 5439 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Architectural Kudos to Stanford

This weekend I biked from College Terrace through campus to Menlo Park. As I did so, I was struck by how effectively Stanford...

Original post made by Annette on Feb. 27, 2017
There are no comments yet. 63 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

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 Experienced Parent, 20 hours ago | 4 comments | 230 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Measuring the challenges for city's future

There are five numbers that capture the size and scale of the challenges that the city faces. Our choice of how to deal with...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2017
Last comment by It is not the PA based jobs that cause congestion, on Feb 26, 2017 at 4:41 pm | 14 comments | 2266 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: Keep on truckin'; community hero

Tidbits collected by the Weekly staff on Palo Alto people, events and other happenings. Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/news/2017/02/26/around-town-keep-on-truck...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2017
Last comment by Fred Balin, on Feb 26, 2017 at 10:36 am | 1 comment | 799 Views

SPORTS

Stanford's Howe backs her way into an American record

Sacred Heart Prep grad Ally Howe joined in the record-setting fun for the Stanford women's swimming and diving team at the...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2017
Last comment by Keith Peters, on Feb 25, 2017 at 8:16 pm | 1 comment | 1129 Views
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Affordable Housing: Complexities
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Common Application's 2017-2018 Essay Prompts
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The Call for Couples or Marriage Counseling? Communication
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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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