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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Four 'Operation Sunny Day' defendants from East Palo Alto strike plea deals

The first murder case that went to trial as a result of an 18-month investigation into a string of crimes involving East...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2017
Last comment by EPAMom, 2 minutes ago | 3 comments | 1585 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 eric, 5 minutes ago | 9 comments | 779 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 Abitarian, 9 minutes ago | 7 comments | 2105 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 Abitarian, 19 minutes ago | 33 comments | 3155 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

State to probe Kniss' campaign for possible violations

Prompted by a citizen complaint, the California Fair Political Practices Commission has launched an investigation into the...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, 21 minutes ago | 64 comments | 4903 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Editorial: A necessary investigation

State and federal campaign laws have long been rooted in the principle that the transparency of campaign contributions is...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by Support tanaka, 37 minutes ago | 32 comments | 2527 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Three teens busted for Palo Alto burglary

Palo Alto police have arrested three teenagers who they said sneaked into an unoccupied home in the Greer Park North neighborhood...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2017
Last comment by SUMidtown, 42 minutes ago | 26 comments | 4617 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 Rick, 1 hour ago | 37 comments | 2855 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Larry's AutoWorks closes down for good

Popular car repair shop Larry's AutoWorks closed down Friday and there are no plans for it to reopen. Owner Larry Moore told...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2017
Last comment by Palo Altan, 2 hours ago | 7 comments | 2695 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 Chip, 2 hours ago | 42 comments | 3567 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 Sighing, 2 hours ago | 3 comments | 407 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 Sandy, 3 hours ago | 2 comments | 734 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 paul, 3 hours ago | 11 comments | 1920 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community Notebook: Youth Speaks Out art exhibit opens Friday

Local nonprofit Youth Speaks Out's annual art exhibit will return this week, with a grand opening showcasing written, visual...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2017
Last comment by John Jacobs, 6 hours ago | 1 comment | 881 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police search for hit-and-run suspects after downtown collision

Palo Alto police are scouring downtown streets this afternoon in search of at least two suspects who they say were in a vehicle...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by Big Steve, 18 hours ago | 37 comments | 9809 Views

AROUND TOWN

Committee majority recommends renaming three Palo Alto school sites

What started as one father's [http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2015/12/07/palo-alto-school-board-to-discuss-petition-to-rename-jordan-middle-school...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2017
Last comment by Holler, 19 hours ago | 133 comments | 12242 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto teacher pleads no contest to sexual battery of student

A former Palo Alto High School science teacher arrested last summer for committing sex crimes against a minor on campus has...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2017
Last comment by Adult with perspective, on Mar 21, 2017 at 4:58 pm | 11 comments | 5252 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Lavorato leaving Sacred Heart Prep for TKA football job

Pete Lavorato, who built Sacred Heart Prep into a high school football power, is leaving SHP to take the head coaching job...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2017
Last comment by Stefan Schlotter , on Mar 21, 2017 at 1:27 pm | 1 comment | 1592 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 sweet little 16, on Mar 20, 2017 at 10:23 pm | 79 comments | 4579 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto set to pick preferred growth vision

Palo Alto's polarizing debate over future growth will resurface Monday night, when the City Council is scheduled to select...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by Samuel L., on Mar 20, 2017 at 10:08 pm | 25 comments | 2815 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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