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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Nature offers boost to storm drain fee increase campaign

Palo Alto officials could hardly have chosen a better week to start mailing out ballots for their campaign to raise fees...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2017
Last comment by Bob Wenzlau, 4 minutes ago | 34 comments | 6497 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Another view of the Comp Plan process

We need to take a careful look at how and why the Comp Plan process spiraled out of control so that we don't repeat the errors...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by Mark, 7 minutes ago | 9 comments | 930 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

County prepares for major housing boom

Santa Clara County is moving quickly on a strategy to build thousands of new homes for the county's low-income and homeless...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2017
Last comment by musical, 12 minutes ago | 43 comments | 6135 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

High-tech satellites have Palo Alto soul

At more than 2,200 employees -- 40 percent of whom have been there more than 10 years -- Space Systems/Loral is one of Palo...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2017
Last comment by Employee, 29 minutes ago | 5 comments | 6248 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Changes to 'megahouse' plan don't mollify neighbors

Proposed last July as an 11-bedroom, 14-bath home, plans for 1710 Newell Road in Palo Alto continue to upset neighbors —...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by Deep Sigh, 51 minutes ago | 15 comments | 1775 Views

AROUND TOWN

At long last, Menlo Park's BBC holds 'soft,' stealth opening

On the morning of Dec. 23, a passerby peeped through the window of the British Bankers Club, then entered the building. A...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2016
Last comment by RIP BBC, 1 hour ago | 6 comments | 12408 Views

AROUND TOWN

Community Notebook: Forum on voting rights, and threats, this Saturday

A Palo-Alto based nonpartisan group will kickoff a series of lectures on Saturday, Feb. 25, around what it calls "threats...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, 2 hours ago | 4 comments | 1350 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Committee members slam council for paring down Comprehensive Plan

The City Council's abrupt decision to remove all program from the city's guiding land-use document has left members of the...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2017
Last comment by Shaking my head, 2 hours ago | 42 comments | 3658 Views

RESTAURANTS

Fantastic Fijian

It's an overstatement to call Curry Wrapper's Delight a restaurant. It's barely a storefront, with a single counter and zero...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by Angela, 2 hours ago | 1 comment | 112 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto man arrested after attack at Mountain View auto parts store

A Palo Alto man was arrested Sunday afternoon after a dust-up at an O'Reilly Auto Parts in Mountain View, where he allegedly...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2017
Last comment by Cowlick, 3 hours ago | 7 comments | 1994 Views

AROUND TOWN

Not too square to dance

As Kurt Gollhardt spins his dance partner across the floor during a recent "Tie-dye Friday" square dance party at St. Andrews...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Parker, 4 hours ago | 1 comment | 1157 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Storm-damaged Arastradero Road won't be fixed until summer

A section of Arastradero Road in Palo Alto where the asphalt is crumbling and falling into Los Trancos Creek has nearby residents...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2017
Last comment by Follow Speed Laws, 4 hours ago | 24 comments | 10429 Views

SPORTS

M-A freshman comes up big in CCS soccer victory over Paly

Goalkeeper Charlie McKay's varsity high school career is five games old and he played like a four-year veteran in helping...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2017
Last comment by Jack West, 4 hours ago | 2 comments | 888 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School child care provider pleads for financial help

Facing a financial crossroads, the Palo Alto nonprofit that provides subsidized after-school and child care services to more...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by PACC Supporter, 4 hours ago | 7 comments | 1549 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Rescind, replace and approve

The Palo Alto Board of Education will make two important decisions next Tuesday night, and both will say a lot about what...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by Ken Dauber, 6 hours ago | 1 comment | 866 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council offers a lift to traffic-fighting nonprofit

Even though the City Council spent more than $500,000 to create the Palo Alto Transportation Management Association three...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by Res, 6 hours ago | 1 comment | 602 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Bouncer receives eight months for punch that killed Palo Alto man

A bouncer who pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of a Palo Alto resident outside a San Jose bar received...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by Danny's Mom , 7 hours ago | 8 comments | 9570 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Businesses slam downtown parking proposal

As Palo Alto prepares to adopt new parking restrictions on downtown's residential streets, a growing crowd of dentists, merchants,...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2017
Last comment by Palo, 8 hours ago | 36 comments | 6274 Views

SPORTS

Kehillah Jewish makes the most of its first CCS appearance

==BI CCS Division V == Kehillah Jewish rode the energy of senior guard Yuval Luria and the dynamic scoring duo of Manor...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by yeah, 12 hours ago | 1 comment | 1560 Views

AROUND TOWN

Newly visible

The Cantor Arts Center is celebrating the joys of directly engaging with art, thanks to a complete and dramatic overhaul...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
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Opening alert: Go Fish Poke Bar in Redwood City
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Affordable Housing: Complexities
By Douglas Moran | 12 comments | 1,281 views

Common Application's 2017-2018 Essay Prompts
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Checklist before baby arrives
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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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