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AROUND TOWN

Caltrain's survival: Is it high-speed rail or bust?

While Menlo Park and Atherton contest in court the state's decision to run its high-speed-rail system along the Caltrain...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2010
Last comment by Insight, on May 2, 2010 at 2:49 pm | 19 comments | 2602 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Tall Tree Awards

What a great evening at the Tall Tree awards last evening. Must have been the biggest event to date. Great honorees and community...

Original post made by bambi on Apr. 30, 2010
Last comment by Lost, on May 2, 2010 at 7:47 am | 1 comment | 2070 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto council trio rips firefighters' petition

Three members of the City Council are urging Palo Alto voters to refrain from signing a circulating petition that would make...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2010
Last comment by Andrea, on May 1, 2010 at 6:39 pm | 96 comments | 4899 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Holiday Fund targets programs for kids, families

The Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund is giving $260,000 in grants this year to 38 community organizations that serve children...

Original post made on May. 1, 2010
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AROUND TOWN

Turning garbage into gold

Throughout Palo Alto, a movement has been brewing. People serious about helping the environment are turning to composting...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2010
Last comment by zachary, on May 1, 2010 at 10:31 am | 15 comments | 4567 Views

AROUND TOWN

Toys banned for 'unhealthy' fast-food meals

Tuesday was a sad day for the McDonald's Happy Meal. The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted to ban toys and other...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2010
Last comment by If you need yet one more example of Big Brother..., on May 1, 2010 at 4:06 am | 53 comments | 4780 Views

BOOKS

Foothill-De Anza receives award for online texts

Foothill-De Anza Community College District received a statewide technology award for developing a national consortium to...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2009
Last comment by Otis, on May 1, 2010 at 3:57 am | 4 comments | 5808 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Local police bust nets $100,000 in pot plants

Mountain View police say they seized more than $100,000 worth of marijuana plants growing in a house near Aptos after a local...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2010
Last comment by health warning..4 Dopey, on May 1, 2010 at 1:44 am | 5 comments | 2273 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto May Fete Parade set for Saturday

Funny, it doesn't look a day over 87. This Saturday, Palo Alto's annual May Fete Children's Parade marches through downtown...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2010
Last comment by pamom, on Apr 30, 2010 at 9:04 pm | 3 comments | 2811 Views

AROUND TOWN

Taking a bite out of Alma Plaza

Demolition crews tore down the former Lucky's supermarket at Alma Plaza on Monday, April 26. ==B Photo courtesy of Keith...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2010
Last comment by Big Al, on Apr 30, 2010 at 7:32 pm | 11 comments | 2070 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Shop Talk

<B><B>URBAN OUTFITTERS AT STANFORD? ... </B>The on-again, off-again rumors of Urban Outfitters coming to town are on again....

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2010
Last comment by Anon, on Apr 30, 2010 at 7:04 pm | 2 comments | 2525 Views

AROUND TOWN

Back to the heart of 'Rent'

In 1996, as an audience member about to see "Rent" on Broadway, I knew several things. This was the hottest show on Broadway...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2010
Last comment by Jlarsonbaby, on Apr 30, 2010 at 6:05 pm | 4 comments | 2732 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Letters

<B>Bravo, M-A and Sequoia Read the full story here http://www.PaloAltoOnline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=12862 posted...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2010
Last comment by Friday is fish day, on Apr 30, 2010 at 12:07 pm | 2 comments | 2459 Views

SPORTS

All-Americans help Stanford men reach the championship of the MPSF tournament

==BI Stanford roundup== On the day Stanford's Kawika Shoji and younger brother Erik Shoji repeated as first team picks...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2010
Last comment by Theresa, on Apr 30, 2010 at 11:29 am | 1 comment | 2615 Views

SPORTS

Storen on his way to Triple-A Syrcause

==BI Women's basketball team to be feted== The Washington Nationals sent right-handed pitcher Drew Storen to Syracuse...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2010
Last comment by Texting??, on Apr 30, 2010 at 11:04 am | 1 comment | 2473 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Altans tackle high-speed-rail design

If you can't stop the high-speed-rail system, you might as well help design it. That's the position more than 80 Palo Alto...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2010
Last comment by HSRforCali, on Apr 29, 2010 at 10:49 pm | 56 comments | 2969 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Getting teens 'connected' is topic of Sunday event

Finding ways to support local youth will be the topic Sunday at a public gathering organized by two members of the Palo Alto...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2010
Last comment by Greg, on Apr 29, 2010 at 5:36 pm | 3 comments | 2218 Views

AROUND TOWN

Davis up for New Orleans police superintendent

East Palo Alto Police Chief Ron Davis has been named one of three finalists for the job of New Orleans police superintendent,...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2010
Last comment by former NOLA resident, on Apr 29, 2010 at 5:33 pm | 3 comments | 2070 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

20-year-old shot to death in East Palo Alto

An East Palo Alto man was shot and killed Wednesday night, and police seek information about the killing. Read the full...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2010
Last comment by ttom h, on Apr 29, 2010 at 3:23 pm | 2 comments | 2133 Views

AROUND TOWN

Warren Buffet responds to Peninsula mom

Jennifer Bestor didn't know what to expect last month when she mailed a rather whimsical letter to billionaire Warren Buffet...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2010
Last comment by NoCommonSense, on Apr 29, 2010 at 2:45 pm | 25 comments | 3719 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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