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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 julian, 14 minutes ago | 47 comments | 4430 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 Lincoln Ave, 25 minutes ago | 6 comments | 2534 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, 43 minutes ago | 3 comments | 340 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 FPPC closes investigation, 52 minutes ago | 19 comments | 1274 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, 1 hour ago | 1 comment | 329 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 recall donor, 1 hour ago | 15 comments | 2789 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 resident, 1 hour ago | 18 comments | 3672 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 Take a deep breath., 1 hour ago | 45 comments | 3070 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 Long time resident, 3 hours ago | 48 comments | 4750 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Community Notebook: 'Understanding Islam' speaker series starts in April

Santa Clara County Joe Simitian is looking to increase the public's knowledge of Islam and Muslims through a speaker series...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, 3 hours ago | 8 comments | 1289 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Renaming schools

Over the past year a highly motivated group of Palo Alto parents has waged a campaign to rename Jordan and Terman middle...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2017
Last comment by PAUSD Alum, 4 hours ago | 96 comments | 6274 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 Bogus claims once again, 7 hours ago | 34 comments | 2653 Views

BOOKS

Even more gold for Stanford Olympians Manuel, Ledecky

Stanford's Simone Manuel and Katie Ledecky each earned prestigious hardware at the 2016 USA Swimming Golden Goggle Awards...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2017
There are no comments yet. 926 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 musical, 14 hours ago | 15 comments | 2360 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 American, 19 hours ago | 134 comments | 12293 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 Curmudgeon, 19 hours ago | 4 comments | 523 Views

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, 21 hours ago | 3 comments | 2004 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, 22 hours ago | 64 comments | 5044 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, 22 hours ago | 26 comments | 5109 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, on Mar 22, 2017 at 2:58 pm | 7 comments | 3083 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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