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AROUND TOWN

Packard Hospital CEO Chris Dawes named a PIA 'community hero'

Christopher Dawes, president and CEO of the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford, has been named a "community...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2010
Last comment by Congrats!, on Apr 29, 2010 at 12:52 pm | 1 comment | 2959 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mountain lion spotted on Portola Valley deck

A mountain lion was spotted on the deck of a home in San Mateo County's Portola Valley area early Sunday morning, according...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2010
Last comment by A Noun Ea Mus, on Apr 29, 2010 at 11:11 am | 9 comments | 2363 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Celebration of life' for Tim Sullivan moved

A celebration of life for the Palo Alto youth who died in a skateboard accident last weekend has been moved to Gunn High...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2010
There are no comments yet. 2267 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto councilmen worried about bias in Fire Department study

When Palo Alto officials asked for an independent study of Fire Department staffing, they had no idea the analysis would...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2010
Last comment by Charles O Jones, on Apr 28, 2010 at 7:41 pm | 43 comments | 5269 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Ravenswood to close Stanford charter school

In a stunning rebuke to Stanford University, the Ravenswood City School District Board of Trustees Thursday voted to shut...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2010
Last comment by Sharon, on Apr 28, 2010 at 6:55 pm | 46 comments | 17986 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Electromagnetic Radiation Pollution from High Speed Rail?

This is just food for thought and I haven't done a lot of research into this area, but I am curious about the possibility...

Original post made by Susan Hong on Apr. 16, 2010
Last comment by SteveU, on Apr 28, 2010 at 4:32 pm | 10 comments | 5578 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community colleges ask for computer equipment

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is seeking donations of used computer equipment for its Computer Donation...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2010
Last comment by Foothill Guy, on Apr 28, 2010 at 2:20 pm | 3 comments | 2330 Views

AROUND TOWN

County off air-quality report card's 'dirtiest' list

For the first time after being among the nation's 25 dirtiest counties for two years, Santa Clara County has improved in...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2010
Last comment by public transit, on Apr 28, 2010 at 1:59 pm | 1 comment | 2468 Views

AROUND TOWN

Alma Plaza torn down

Alma Plaza is being demolished this week. Good riddance. But according to the Daily Post (which had a story and pictures...

Original post made by Sharpman on Apr. 28, 2010
There are no comments yet. 2063 Views

AROUND TOWN

Castilleja students win $30K to design phone app

Four Castilleja School students have won $30,000 in venture capital to develop a new app for the Google Nexus One Phone. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2010
Last comment by Riann, on Apr 28, 2010 at 10:47 am | 1 comment | 2570 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Chief says fatal Menlo Park fire likely an accident

A fatal fire at a Menlo Park home early this morning appears to have started accidentally, Menlo Park Fire Protection District...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2010
Last comment by hstill, on Apr 28, 2010 at 8:34 am | 1 comment | 2439 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford grad at center of SEC suit against Goldman

Fabrice Tourre, a 2001 Stanford University graduate who is allegedly the principal architect in a "toxic" sub-prime mortgage...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2010
Last comment by chris, on Apr 28, 2010 at 7:45 am | 17 comments | 6445 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Jury deadlocked in Frost sit-lie case

Victor Frost, perhaps Palo Alto's best-known panhandler, won a partial victory on Friday afternoon after a jury in his sit-lie...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2010
Last comment by Eliot, on Apr 28, 2010 at 7:24 am | 42 comments | 3775 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Measure A is vital for school excellence

Ballots went out this week for another crucially important election in Palo Alto: a mail-in-only vote on whether to renew...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2010
Last comment by JFT, on Apr 28, 2010 at 12:14 am | 49 comments | 6541 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How the U.S. Air Force fought suicide, and we can, too

As a parent of three, including a Gunn student and a Terman student, I shared the sense of grief, concern and helplessness...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2010
Last comment by Midtown Parent, on Apr 27, 2010 at 11:30 pm | 18 comments | 5703 Views

AROUND TOWN

Banning Happy Meal Toys in Santa Clara County

I just read about this - Ken Yeager of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors has proposed banning free toys that come...

Original post made by G-M on Apr. 27, 2010
Last comment by Tim, on Apr 27, 2010 at 10:01 pm | 10 comments | 2190 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto park rangers are all a-Twitter

Birds are not the only creatures tweeting in Palo Alto's Foothills Park this spring. They are joined by Park Rangers Kathleen...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2010
Last comment by KenN, on Apr 27, 2010 at 1:43 pm | 6 comments | 2484 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Simitian pushes bill to change kinder cutoff date

State Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, has joined a chorus of child-development experts in calling for California children...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2010
Last comment by Librarian, on Apr 27, 2010 at 1:22 pm | 30 comments | 4181 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto grads help Bucknell women advance in water polo

The Bucknell women's water polo team is making some big waves on the East Coast, and the Bisons have sophomore Hallie Kennan...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2010
There are no comments yet. 2421 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Tackling Palo Alto's city-budget crisis

Palo Alto faces one of its biggest challenges in decades: Closing an $8.3 million budget gap with cutbacks and new revenues....

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2010
Last comment by City Employee, on Apr 27, 2010 at 9:14 am | 8 comments | 2560 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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