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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, 1 minute ago | 16 comments | 2386 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 Lifestyle, 12 minutes ago | 5 comments | 536 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 Joe, 14 minutes ago | 2 comments | 503 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, 22 minutes ago | 21 comments | 1373 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 musical, 39 minutes ago | 8 comments | 2712 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 Concerned Coach, 45 minutes ago | 2 comments | 1727 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 Joe, 1 hour ago | 49 comments | 4874 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 julian, 2 hours ago | 47 comments | 4488 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, 2 hours ago | 3 comments | 504 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, 2 hours ago | 15 comments | 2822 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, 3 hours ago | 18 comments | 4465 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., 3 hours ago | 45 comments | 3083 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, 5 hours ago | 8 comments | 1338 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, 6 hours ago | 96 comments | 6279 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, 8 hours ago | 34 comments | 2656 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. 927 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, 20 hours ago | 134 comments | 12297 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, 23 hours ago | 3 comments | 2031 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, 23 hours ago | 64 comments | 5054 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, on Mar 22, 2017 at 4:51 pm | 26 comments | 5112 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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