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Stanford's proposed expansion raises anxieties over traffic

As Stanford University prepares for its next phase of campus expansion, officials are confronting a daunting question: How...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2017
Last comment by resident, 10 minutes ago | 2 comments | 857 Views


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 musical, 33 minutes ago | 55 comments | 4954 Views


Officials: Hoaxes, rumors of local ICE arrests are false

Rumors of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent sightings that spread in East Palo Alto and Menlo Park over...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2017
Last comment by Law Breakers, 33 minutes ago | 1 comment | 1055 Views


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, 40 minutes ago | 17 comments | 693 Views


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 A Parent, 53 minutes ago | 3 comments | 1325 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
Last comment by YIMBY, 2 hours ago | 19 comments | 310 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 Bob Wenzlau, 3 hours ago | 50 comments | 7276 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 JJ, 5 hours ago | 39 comments | 6355 Views


Stanford submits updated plans for Menlo Park development

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 housing not offices, 8 hours ago | 4 comments | 857 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 Sanctimonious City, 9 hours ago | 56 comments | 2874 Views


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 Louise68, 9 hours ago | 14 comments | 2138 Views


Residents form watchdog group around Castilleja plans

Promising vigorous scrutiny of every aspect of a proposed expansion at Castilleja School, Old Palo Alto residents have formed...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2017
Last comment by PA, 10 hours ago | 122 comments | 8633 Views


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, 11 hours ago | 9 comments | 5172 Views


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 Curmudgeon, 11 hours ago | 21 comments | 2674 Views


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, 13 hours ago | 8 comments | 1908 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 margaret heath, 14 hours ago | 51 comments | 4092 Views


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, 18 hours ago | 4 comments | 1292 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 PA Parent, 18 hours ago | 14 comments | 5553 Views


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
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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, on Feb 26, 2017 at 10:52 pm | 4 comments | 243 Views
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Affordable Housing: Complexities
By Douglas Moran | 14 comments | 5,658 views

Common Application's 2017-2018 Essay Prompts
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Checklist before baby arrives
By Cheryl Bac | 2 comments | 1,506 views

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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