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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 nw, 16 minutes ago | 2 comments | 508 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Renew stormwater fee

The system for moving rainwater from our streets out to the bay only gets our attention when something goes wrong, streets...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2017
Last comment by Online Name, 31 minutes ago | 31 comments | 2648 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

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...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2017
Last comment by Online Name, 34 minutes ago | 50 comments | 4813 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Making amends

Faced with a strong backlash from residents across Palo Alto's political spectrum and angry colleagues who felt disrespected,...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by Online Name, 45 minutes ago | 4 comments | 303 Views

AROUND TOWN

East Palo Alto changes first-source hiring rule to accommodate Amazon

East Palo Alto’s long-standing first-source jobs rule of hiring up to 30 percent of local residents at new businesses has...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2017
Last comment by Marlene Glez, 49 minutes ago | 21 comments | 8685 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Connections at JLS vs Private School

My child has been accepted by both the Connections program at JLS and a highly privileged private school H in San Jose. As...

Original post made by Caring Parent on Mar. 20, 2017
Last comment by Ask lots of people and really listen, 1 hour ago | 7 comments | 674 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

One woman's will to survive

Janet Steele was driving from her College Terrace neighborhood home to work on March 13, 2006, when a terrible accident changed...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2017
Last comment by Questions re lifetime health insurance limits, 1 hour ago | 10 comments | 3767 Views

AROUND TOWN

Rare Tall Tree 'Global Impact Award' awarded to longtime philanthropists

Longtime philanthropists Gordon and Betty Moore will on May 16 become only the second recipients of Tall Tree Global Impact...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2017
There are no comments yet. 525 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
There are no comments yet. 614 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2017
There are no comments yet. 462 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 musical, 3 hours ago | 7 comments | 1295 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

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...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2017
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., 7 hours ago | 59 comments | 5643 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 Palo Alto Resident, 10 hours ago | 47 comments | 8799 Views

AROUND TOWN

Two-alarm fire contained in Old Palo Alto

Palo Alto firefighters have contained a two-alarm fire found in the attic of an Old Palo Alto home on Sunday. Read the full...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2017
Last comment by Alex, 13 hours ago | 6 comments | 5233 Views

AROUND TOWN

Not perfect? No problem

TACO's mission is to give people of all skill levels the chance to share a love of playing classical music in an enjoyable,...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2017
Last comment by former flautist, 15 hours ago | 1 comment | 839 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Oakland shooting victim was from East Palo Alto

A man who was fatally shot in East Oakland earlier this month has been identified by police as 26-year-old Rene Cabrera of...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2017
Last comment by Anonymous , 15 hours ago | 1 comment | 1340 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Community Notebook: Israeli arrested for bomb threats at Jewish Community Centers

The Oshman Family Jewish Community Center in Palo Alto responded today to the arrest of a 19-year-old Israeli teenager for...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2017
Last comment by resident, 16 hours ago | 3 comments | 1276 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 back foot, 17 hours ago | 16 comments | 3294 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police: Alleged Crescent Park burglars caught after traffic stop

A routine traffic stop in Gilroy resulted in an arrest of two people for allegedly burglarizing a home in Crescent Park earlier...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2017
Last comment by Plane Speaker, 17 hours ago | 16 comments | 2528 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

FPPC investigates allegation against Adrian Fine

An anonymous complaint against Palo Alto City Councilman Adrian Fine has triggered an investigation by the Fair Political...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2017
Last comment by 38 year resident, 18 hours ago | 21 comments | 1660 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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