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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Failure to communicate

The city's voicemail box for questions is full and unable to take additional messages. Emailed questions go unanswered. A...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by wes, 4 minutes ago | 8 comments | 856 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, 2 hours ago | 28 comments | 6142 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 Nayeli, 7 hours ago | 10 comments | 3675 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 No upside for palo alto, 12 hours ago | 37 comments | 1046 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, 12 hours ago | 7 comments | 147 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 Online Name, 12 hours ago | 49 comments | 3317 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 Annette, 14 hours ago | 14 comments | 1973 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 Not A Stanford Alum , 14 hours ago | 18 comments | 3552 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
Last comment by Elizabeth, 15 hours ago | 8 comments | 1654 Views

AROUND TOWN

Knead to bake

Every week, subscribers to As Kneaded Bakery, a new Community Supported Bakery, get a different variety of bread -- from...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by Ron Wolf, 15 hours ago | 1 comment | 1757 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
Last comment by moi , 17 hours ago | 1 comment | 1380 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 Sue Dremann, 17 hours ago | 4 comments | 1179 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 Abitarian, 18 hours ago | 52 comments | 4989 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 T. Ripley, 19 hours ago | 8 comments | 1696 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
There are no comments yet. 124 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, 19 hours ago | 33 comments | 2730 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, 22 hours ago | 21 comments | 10392 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, 22 hours ago | 7 comments | 785 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, 23 hours ago | 10 comments | 4342 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., on Mar 24, 2017 at 3:23 am | 59 comments | 6119 Views
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Vina Enoteca to serve first 'Impossible burger' in Silicon Valley
By Elena Kadvany | 19 comments | 4,770 views

Coupon for Yourself and Your Partner
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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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