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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Community Notebook: 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...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2017
Last comment by RW, 6 minutes ago | 7 comments | 832 Views

AROUND TOWN

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...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by a reader, 35 minutes ago | 11 comments | 4588 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Talking trash

Phil Bobel, assistant director of public works for the City of Palo Alto, admits something that most people won't. He sometimes...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2017
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., 36 minutes ago | 4 comments | 112 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest Opinion: Homeless man's dignity rose above malice of cafe patron

When I was a kid, poverty was as real as baseball, apple pie and the pledge of allegiance to the flag. In elementary school,...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by Plane Speaker, 40 minutes ago | 3 comments | 214 Views

AROUND TOWN

Community Notebook: Feminist walk Sunday in Palo Alto

Local female leaders from an array of fields, from education and activism to public service, will speak at a rally on Sunday,...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2017
Last comment by Chuck, 1 hour ago | 3 comments | 786 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

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...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2017
Last comment by Peter, 1 hour ago | 2 comments | 1477 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

An open letter to Palo Alto City Counicl

CITY COUNCIL NEEDS TO ENFORCE THE CUP Below is text of 1/2 page ad that appeared in todays Palo Alto Weekly Current...

Original post made by Stan Shore on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by resident, 4 hours ago | 8 comments | 189 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

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...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2017
Last comment by Just saying, 4 hours ago | 9 comments | 1919 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 --...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2017
Last comment by DENVERskiierchic, 4 hours ago | 2 comments | 604 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board delays renaming vote

The Palo Alto school board decided Tuesday night to postpone a vote to rename two middle schools until Friday, given one...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2017
Last comment by Heart Broken Grandma to lovey & Sweet 16, 5 hours ago | 80 comments | 4720 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Eastside rolls over Rolling Hills to win state title

The Eastside Prep girls basketball team made its third consecutive trip to the Division V state finals Friday. But this one...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2017
Last comment by Rich Altmaier, 5 hours ago | 3 comments | 863 Views

AROUND TOWN

Neighbors challenge plan for three homes on North California Avenue

After securing approval from City Hall last year, a proposal to demolish three homes on North California Avenue and construct...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2017
Last comment by resident 900, 6 hours ago | 45 comments | 8172 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Crime in Palo Alto takes a dip, but assaults, burglaries and arson rise 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...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by Angie, 6 hours ago | 6 comments | 1355 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Contributions in council race spark outcry

A large and unexpected injection of cash into Palo Alto's City Council race in recent weeks has lifted the campaigns of two...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2016
Last comment by Fred Balin, 9 hours ago | 84 comments | 11813 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

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...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by Marie, 9 hours ago | 51 comments | 3367 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Huge political contributions spark outcry, suspicion

As September wound down, Palo Alto City Council candidate Lydia Kou's campaign had plenty of endorsements but not a lot of...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2016
Last comment by Fred Balin, 10 hours ago | 4 comments | 576 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stop Castilleja Expansion signs

Stop Castilleja Expansion signs are all over Palo Alto asking PACC to Save PA Neighborhoods. Freedom of Speech in action!...

Original post made by Expansion signs on Feb. 9, 2017
Last comment by Mary, 11 hours ago | 38 comments | 1090 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Recall election of Brock Turner judge postponed

The group working to unseat Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky for alleged judicial bias has decided to delay placing...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2017
Last comment by My Left Foot, 11 hours ago | 20 comments | 3654 Views

AROUND TOWN

Neighborhood haunt

Renee Barton grew up in Redwood City's Woodside Plaza neighborhood and knows what it needs and what it lacks: a family-friendly...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2017
Last comment by Local, 13 hours ago | 4 comments | 2259 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district launches special-education review

A longtime special-education advocate and Harvard University Graduate School of Education professor is visiting Palo Alto...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2015
Last comment by R Alvarez, 16 hours ago | 28 comments | 6183 Views
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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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