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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 PV resident, on Mar 19, 2017 at 7:15 am | 7 comments | 13120 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Jordan, Terman middle schools to be renamed

By the start of the 2018-19 school year, Palo Alto's David Starr Jordan and Terman middle schools will be no more. The school...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by Nayeli, on Mar 18, 2017 at 11:05 pm | 31 comments | 10079 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board eyes further budget cuts with least classroom impact

The school board continued to revise and refine the district's approach to mitigating its budget shortfall at a special meeting...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 18, 2017 at 10:53 pm | 7 comments | 2222 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

East Palo Alto family says they were harassed by men claiming to be ICE

An East Palo Alto family confronted by bounty hunters questioning their immigration status underscores how persons under...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Mar 18, 2017 at 10:45 pm | 8 comments | 10469 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Former state assemblyman wants to reform Prop. 13

The common good has long been former Assemblyman Rich Gordon's aim, whether in his efforts with troubled youth, with an unfair...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2017
Last comment by Sanctimonious City, on Mar 18, 2017 at 7:17 pm | 138 comments | 4880 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto stocks sandbags, prepares for storm

Palo Alto is bracing for a weekend of heavy rain by stocking the sandbag stations at Rinconada and Mitchell parks and at...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2017
Last comment by Sarah, on Mar 18, 2017 at 4:35 pm | 2 comments | 7209 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

County kicks in $3.5M for immigrant support

Fearing a zealous immigration crackdown by the new administration in Washington, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2017
Last comment by Mods, on Mar 18, 2017 at 8:25 am | 19 comments | 1761 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plan to replace Brutalist building sent back to drawing board

Love it or hate it, the Brutalist six-story building at 2600 El Camino Real is unlike any other in Palo Alto, a city better...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2016
Last comment by Untrustworthy developer, on Mar 17, 2017 at 6:28 pm | 28 comments | 6222 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Complaint prompts state probe of Tanaka's campaign

The agency that oversees California's campaign-finance laws has launched an investigation into the campaign of Palo Alto...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2017
Last comment by Truthiness , on Mar 17, 2017 at 6:21 pm | 64 comments | 5291 Views

AROUND TOWN

Housing proposal on Compadres site wins key vote

Despite some consternation from area residents, a proposal to demolish the El Camino Real building that once housed the popular...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Mar 17, 2017 at 9:47 am | 35 comments | 3773 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City explores new direction for Baylands bike bridge

When Palo Alto officials set out to build a bike bridge over U.S. Highway 101 five years ago, the plan was to create the...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2016
Last comment by resident, on Mar 17, 2017 at 6:48 am | 41 comments | 6951 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Love Sick' in Mountain View

"Love Sick," a new musical based on the erotic, Old Testament text "The Song of Songs," will run for one more weekend at...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by Sgkritzik, on Mar 17, 2017 at 6:18 am | 1 comment | 403 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Four arrested for allegedly furnishing alcohol to minors in East Palo Alto

East Palo Alto police arrested four persons on Monday for allegedly providing alcoholic beverages to juveniles, the department...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2017
Last comment by musical, on Mar 16, 2017 at 11:21 pm | 5 comments | 2104 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

DMV signals for self-driving cars to go driverless

For nearly three years, Mountain View residents have become accustomed to seeing self-driving cars zipping around town, but...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2017
Last comment by john_alderman, on Mar 16, 2017 at 10:42 pm | 12 comments | 2410 Views

AROUND TOWN

City to revisit controversial Comp Plan decision

Palo Alto officials will revisit on Monday their controversial January decision to strip all programs from the city's guiding...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2017
Last comment by Amazing, on Mar 16, 2017 at 7:18 pm | 7 comments | 2378 Views

SPORTS

Shop Talk: New kitchen shop, bike store

In this week's retail news, a new kitchen shop and bike store open while American Apparel is set to close downtown. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2017
Last comment by David B. Karpf, MD, on Mar 16, 2017 at 5:35 pm | 1 comment | 1285 Views

AROUND TOWN

Opportunity Center quadruples homeless housing placement

In the biggest leap since it opened its doors a decade ago, the LifeMoves Opportunity Services Center in Palo Alto housed...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2017
Last comment by Andrew, on Mar 16, 2017 at 5:09 pm | 2 comments | 3022 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Hundreds turn out for tech rally against federal policies

Hundreds of Silicon Valley workers and supporters rallied against the Trump administration's policies on immigrants, health...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2017
Last comment by Nayeli, on Mar 16, 2017 at 4:18 pm | 25 comments | 3632 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

East Palo Alto men arrested for allegedly robbing Livermore pharmacies

One of the two East Palo Alto men who was arrested on Monday on suspicion of robbing two pharmacies at gunpoint earlier that...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2017
Last comment by SuperD, on Mar 16, 2017 at 1:08 pm | 1 comment | 1973 Views

RESTAURANTS

Babian delivers dramatic finish to Titans victory over Paly

==BI Prep water polo == Gunn High's 10-9 sudden-death overtime victory over Palo Alto on Saturday had it all. The game,...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2017
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Coupon for Yourself and Your Partner
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Housing Impact Fees and the Economy
By Steve Levy | 8 comments | 4,022 views

California Restaurant Association tests out public-awareness campaign in Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 9 comments | 2,582 views

Driverless self-driving car testbed issues
By Douglas Moran | 4 comments | 1,326 views

Luck despite bad luck
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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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