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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford professor testifies in Prop 8 trial

A judge presiding over a same-sex marriage trial in San Francisco heard testimony today from a Stanford University professor...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2010
Last comment by To I Think, on Jan 23, 2010 at 3:53 pm | 40 comments | 3182 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PIE's big donor benefits

Whoa! OK, I think this is pretty powerful blog about Palo Alto PIE, and our fundraising efforts. Why are we publishing...

Original post made by PALY Parent on Jan. 19, 2010
Last comment by Geez, on Jan 23, 2010 at 3:49 pm | 98 comments | 6131 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Haiti Relief Bake Sales at Local Schools

If you are willing to brave the rain, please come out and support the efforts of your local schools to provide relief to...

Original post made by Pamela on Jan. 21, 2010
Last comment by HPA, on Jan 23, 2010 at 3:00 pm | 1 comment | 1822 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woman injured in crash on I-280 Thursday

A woman injured in a rollover crash in Palo Alto during Thursday's storm was pulled from her overturned vehicle and transported...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2010
There are no comments yet. 2252 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside woman uninjured when oak hits car

A woman narrowly escaped serious injury or death in Portola Valley Tuesday when a large oak tree fell onto the car she was...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 23, 2010 at 10:43 am | 3 comments | 1876 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Another death on Meadow crossing?

Does anyone know more details about this? Isn't there supposed to be professional guards watching the crossing? http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_14253535 ...

Original post made by What\'s happening on Jan. 23, 2010
Last comment by Steve, on Jan 23, 2010 at 10:01 am | 3 comments | 1865 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Zumot pleads 'not guilty' in girlfriend's death

Bulos Zumot, the suspect in the October death of 29-year-old Jennifer Schipsi, pleaded not guilty to murder and arson charges...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2010
Last comment by MarinaBeau, on Jan 23, 2010 at 10:00 am | 12 comments | 3607 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

How to report an abandoned car?

Does anyone know the maximum number of days a car is permitted to remain parked continuously (without being moved) on a city...

Original post made by Dave on Nov. 24, 2008
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Jan 23, 2010 at 9:25 am | 8 comments | 3044 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Alleged crack dealers arrested in Menlo Park

Police arrested a Menlo Park couple allegedly selling crack cocaine out of their apartment near Menlo Park's Willows neighborhood...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2010
Last comment by Joe, on Jan 23, 2010 at 5:04 am | 16 comments | 2805 Views

SPORTS

Paly tunes up for big week with a big hoops win

With plenty at stake in next week, the Palo Alto boys' basketball team perhaps reached a crossroad on Wednesday as it trailed...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2010
Last comment by joshua gould, on Jan 22, 2010 at 10:15 pm | 3 comments | 2260 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo-Atherton boys win basketball tourney title

Capping a successful three-game appearance at the North Monterey County Tournament, the Menlo-Atherton boys' basketball team...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2009
Last comment by Scott Gharda, on Jan 22, 2010 at 9:03 pm | 2 comments | 2457 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police activity closes East Bayshore in Palo Alto

A police incident early this evening (Wednesday) closed East Bayshore Road north of Embarcadero Road in Palo Alto, in what...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2010
Last comment by HAHA, on Jan 22, 2010 at 5:03 pm | 11 comments | 2482 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly Principal McEvoy Resigns!

An email just hit the wires. She is resigning effective June 30th this year. There is a collective sigh of relief all...

Original post made by Oh Boy! on Jan. 22, 2010
Last comment by Tyler Hanley, on Jan 22, 2010 at 4:42 pm | 3 comments | 2241 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

High-speed-rail business plan draws criticism

California's legislators have yet to fully digest the latest business plan from the California High-Speed Rail Authority,...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2010
Last comment by Nayeli, on Jan 22, 2010 at 2:28 pm | 29 comments | 3844 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Head of Cal. Ave. business group steps down

The volunteer head of a non-profit group representing California Avenue-area merchants and residents has stepped down after...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2010
Last comment by anne, on Jan 22, 2010 at 2:02 pm | 1 comment | 2212 Views

AROUND TOWN

This weekend's events (Jan. 23-24)

[http://www.rba.org/ Music: The Tuttles] The Tuttles, a bluegrass band of mostly teens and pre-teens, perform Saturday (Jan....

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2010
Last comment by Angela Neff, on Jan 22, 2010 at 11:37 am | 1 comment | 2209 Views

SPORTS

Menlo girls grab important WBAL soccer win

After suffering a tough loss earlier in the week to first-place Sacred Heart Prep, the Menlo girls' soccer team knew it had...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2010
Last comment by Casti Team, on Jan 22, 2010 at 10:06 am | 2 comments | 2488 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford study probes impact of calorie postings

Do people eat smarter if calorie counts are posted on the menu? The question looms large as California leads the nation in...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2010
Last comment by Steve, on Jan 22, 2010 at 8:47 am | 6 comments | 3086 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Storm shuts down traffic light on Embarcadero

A flurry of violent storms felled a pair of Palo Alto trees, swelled local creeks, slowed down local traffic and disrupted...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2010
Last comment by Lisa, on Jan 22, 2010 at 5:28 am | 46 comments | 3345 Views

SPORTS

The defense never rested for Stanford

Landry Fields and the Stanford men's basketball team survived a game that was better suited for the four-corner offense and...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2010
Last comment by Gordon G. Dewlap, on Jan 22, 2010 at 12:57 am | 1 comment | 2259 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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