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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Why don't we have Spring Break this week?

It is Holy Week for Christians and Passover for Jews, so why are we the only local district that is in school this week?...

Original post made by palo alto mom on Apr. 2, 2010
Last comment by No Lines, on Apr 13, 2010 at 12:27 am | 17 comments | 2813 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Desperate Housewives

Whether Nicolette Sheridan got slapped by the creator of the show or not, I sort of feel proverbially slapped by the...

Original post made by housewife on Apr. 10, 2010
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Apr 12, 2010 at 5:57 pm | 1 comment | 1983 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Local runaways return home -- safe

A 15-year-old Palo Alto girl and her 12-year-old boyfriend from Portola Valley returned home safe this afternoon after being...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2010
Last comment by Willy, on Apr 12, 2010 at 11:36 am | 3 comments | 2167 Views

SPORTS

It's a track split for Stanford in the annual Big Meet with Cal

One streak continued but another ended in the 2010 Big Meet, the annual track and field showdown between Stanford and California....

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2010
Last comment by John, on Apr 12, 2010 at 11:24 am | 1 comment | 2521 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto schools get grant for suicide recovery

The federal government has awarded the Palo Alto school district $50,000 to "respond" and "re-establish a safe learning environment"...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2010
Last comment by parent, on Apr 12, 2010 at 10:43 am | 18 comments | 2539 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Google shows off 'extraordinary' building plans

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Original post made on Oct. 27, 2008
Last comment by Kristine, on Apr 11, 2010 at 7:52 pm | 10 comments | 4767 Views

BOOKS

'Walking tour' book lists Palo Alto historical sites

The Palo Alto Historical Association has published a new book that provides a walking tour of 43 sites of sites of historical...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2010
Last comment by Daniel Mart, on Apr 11, 2010 at 10:02 am | 19 comments | 9063 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto Budget Preview or Budget Cuts

Here is the link to the City Manager's Budget Preview detailing the 119 positions that are slated to be eliminated. 70 of...

Original post made by David on Apr. 9, 2010
Last comment by Veritas, on Apr 10, 2010 at 3:09 pm | 2 comments | 1933 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Runaway Palo Alto girl 'not at risk,' police say

A 15-year-old Palo Alto girl who ran away with her 12-year-old Portola Valley boyfriend Wednesday night or Thursday morning...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2010
Last comment by A husband, on Apr 10, 2010 at 1:23 pm | 1 comment | 2144 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Hidden Villa celebrates golden anniversary

Hidden Villa, the 1,600-acre education center, working farm and wilderness preserve nestled in Los Altos Hills, will celebrate...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2010
Last comment by joel, on Apr 10, 2010 at 1:17 pm | 2 comments | 2264 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto, Med Center negotiations revving up

After starting out on a rancorous note, Palo Alto and Stanford University are now nearing an agreement over the types of...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2010
Last comment by Concerned Retiree, on Apr 10, 2010 at 11:04 am | 12 comments | 2509 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

$700,000 in hidden city bonuses

An interesting discrepancy struck me while reading the City salary table posed on paloaltoonline http://www.paloaltoonline.com/media/reports/1269449374.pdf On...

Original post made by Gigo on Apr. 9, 2010
Last comment by Gigo, on Apr 10, 2010 at 9:51 am | 3 comments | 2308 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

PA Firefighter Petition Is Bad Policy. Don't Sign!

PA Firefighters approached me outside Piazza's for a signature on their petition the other day. They want to force any reduction...

Original post made by Budget Watcher on Apr. 7, 2010
Last comment by I think I get it, on Apr 10, 2010 at 8:48 am | 11 comments | 1971 Views

AROUND TOWN

Page Mill investors sue firm over millions

Palo Alto-based property manager Page Mill Properties committed securities fraud, misled its investors and engaged in an...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2010
Last comment by JC, on Apr 10, 2010 at 8:24 am | 15 comments | 7859 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest Opinion: If ROTC returns will it compromise Stanford's core mission?

There appears to be much concern these days about "identity": Who or what it is we are, what we need and what we, as individual...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2010
Last comment by Sharon, on Apr 9, 2010 at 7:25 pm | 37 comments | 14323 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to landfill for 'green' energy

Palo Alto is banking on an old landfill in the Central Valley to help it meet its long-term goals for renewable energy. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Apr 9, 2010 at 4:42 pm | 3 comments | 2389 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto parcel-tax ballots to arrive next week

Voters in the Palo Alto school district can expect ballots in the mail next week for Measure A, which would replace the current...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2010
Last comment by Devin, on Apr 9, 2010 at 4:38 pm | 13 comments | 2490 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plan for waste-to-energy plant surges ahead

Palo Alto's composting advocates cheered in the City Hall lobby early Tuesday morning after the City Council voted for a...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2010
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Apr 9, 2010 at 4:32 pm | 42 comments | 4572 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto's affordable-housing program challenged

Following in his father's footsteps, Forrest Mozart filed a lawsuit against Palo Alto this month, claiming that the city's...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2010
Last comment by John, on Apr 9, 2010 at 4:04 pm | 75 comments | 4992 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City plans tour of new LED streetlights

The City of Palo Alto will hold a walking tour of Palo Alto streets that have been outfitted with newly installed, energy-efficient...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2010
Last comment by bill, on Apr 9, 2010 at 3:15 pm | 13 comments | 2217 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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