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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto firefighters' overtime costs soar

Palo Alto's firefighters have already used up more than 150 percent of their overtime budget for fiscal year 2009-2010 --...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2010
Last comment by Jake, on Mar 30, 2010 at 9:50 am | 89 comments | 5352 Views

SPORTS

Stanford races to Final Four

Jeanette Pohlen saw open court and never hesitated. She raced the length of the court to score as the final horn sounded...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2010
Last comment by Phil Johnson, on Mar 29, 2010 at 9:29 pm | 1 comment | 2910 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Novice Skiiers

I'm a single parent and I would like to take my two teenagers skiing this month. They have never skiied before. (Is that...

Original post made by Sandra on Mar. 29, 2010
Last comment by VoxPop, on Mar 29, 2010 at 7:46 pm | 4 comments | 1989 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto retirees cash in on 'cash out' payments

Pay raises may be a thing of the past in Palo Alto, but some city workers managed to supplement their salaries with hefty...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2010
Last comment by Mike, on Mar 29, 2010 at 5:52 pm | 32 comments | 3742 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Police arrest alleged gang member after search

Menlo Park police arrested a 28-year-old suspected gang member Thursday morning after serving a search warrant and finding...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2010
Last comment by GET OUTTA HERE!, on Mar 29, 2010 at 4:44 pm | 10 comments | 2378 Views

AROUND TOWN

Military tank collector Jacques Littlefield dies

Jacques Mequet Littlefield, who assembled one of the largest private collections of military vehicles in the world and championed...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2009
Last comment by Christopher, on Mar 29, 2010 at 2:52 pm | 16 comments | 5389 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Reflections on Reflections

Tonight we returned disheartened from what should have been a proud moment for our family. Our daughter entered an art contest...

Original post made by momof2 on Mar. 18, 2010
Last comment by momof2, on Mar 29, 2010 at 8:08 am | 10 comments | 2394 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park man's valuables returned -- after 11 years

When Victor Lee went to the Chase Bank on Hamilton Avenue in Palo Alto last month, he expected the valuables in his safe-deposit...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2010
Last comment by heart broken, on Mar 29, 2010 at 8:02 am | 9 comments | 3654 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Foothill students join march on Sacramento

Looming final exams and papers didn't stop four busloads of Foothill College students from taking Monday to go to Sacramento,...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2010
Last comment by Laurel Marshall, on Mar 28, 2010 at 11:16 pm | 5 comments | 2200 Views

SPORTS

Stanford, Xavier hit the 'Big' time Monday

Monday is the first day of classes at Stanford University and members of the women's basketball team are already skipping...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2010
Last comment by John R. Grout, on Mar 28, 2010 at 10:30 pm | 1 comment | 2602 Views

AROUND TOWN

Downtown library to shut down next month

Fans and patrons of Palo Alto's Downtown Library have another month to visit the cozy branch before it closes down for a...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2010
Last comment by Lovin Mountain View, on Mar 28, 2010 at 10:07 pm | 11 comments | 2264 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

fireman

I still see some of fireman's posts before they get removed. Many can be intentionally inflamatory. But inflamatory is...

Original post made by R on Mar. 26, 2010
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Mar 28, 2010 at 7:58 pm | 7 comments | 1838 Views

BOOKS

SPORTS: Stanford women taking a shot at getting even better

As well as the Stanford women's basketball team played through the first two round of the NCAA tournament last weekend, coach...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2010
There are no comments yet. 4336 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Jumbo home OK'd by Palo Alto planners

Weeks after Palo Alto's planning commissioners rejected setting maximum sizes for new houses in the foothills, they found...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2010
Last comment by joe, on Mar 28, 2010 at 6:30 pm | 2 comments | 2328 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers, principals, set to get tenure tonight

The Palo Alto school board tonight is slated to confer tenure on 36 teachers and administrators, including the principals...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2010
Last comment by another Gunn parent, on Mar 28, 2010 at 5:23 pm | 18 comments | 3775 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

High turnout expected at 'Citywide Yard Sale'

A record number of participants have registered this year for the biennial citywide yard sale in Palo Alto. Read the full...

Original post made on May. 29, 2009
Last comment by Garage Seller, on Mar 28, 2010 at 3:44 pm | 5 comments | 2611 Views

AROUND TOWN

Downtown merchants baffled by parking problem

What good is free and abundant downtown parking when visitors don't know it's there? That's one of the questions Palo Alto's...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2010
Last comment by Barbara, on Mar 28, 2010 at 10:30 am | 30 comments | 3446 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Court throws out case due to police error

A case in which a Palo Alto man was arrested on three felony drug and weapon charges was thrown out because Palo Alto police...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2010
Last comment by fireman, on Mar 28, 2010 at 7:39 am | 23 comments | 4121 Views

AROUND TOWN

Condoleezza Rice returns to Stanford -- and criticism

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice returned to the Stanford campus on Monday after eight years in the Bush administration...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2009
Last comment by Unbelievable, on Mar 28, 2010 at 5:19 am | 41 comments | 2664 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Gunn theft of Haiti funds far less than reported

The value of a Haiti earthquake relief fund stolen from a Gunn High School classroom last weekend was far less than the $200...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2010
There are no comments yet. 2796 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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