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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Wedding mishaps, anyone?

I am looking for people to interview for a story who had a snafu prior to their wedding and had to pull a last-minute rabbit...

Original post made by Sue Dremann on Jan. 18, 2010
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AROUND TOWN

Alex Freeman marvelous at MLK interfaith celebration

I attended the MLK interfaith celebration yesterday with my family and had the privilege to hear this talented young man...

Original post made by Michele on Jan. 18, 2010
Last comment by James, on Jan 18, 2010 at 3:10 pm | 1 comment | 1760 Views

AROUND TOWN

Zumot's murder case moved to San Jose

A tense shouting match between the families of murder suspect Bulos Zumot and victim Jennifer Schipsi before Zumot's Friday...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2010
Last comment by Hulkamania, on Jan 18, 2010 at 9:40 am | 16 comments | 2608 Views

AROUND TOWN

what caused power outage today?

It was out from 8.30 to around noon - does anyone know why?...

Original post made by belle on Jan. 16, 2010
Last comment by Brian, on Jan 18, 2010 at 8:49 am | 3 comments | 1798 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

New grant funds equipment for Palo Alto police

Palo Alto's police officers will soon be equipped with global-position-system devices, binoculars and radio earpieces thanks...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2010
Last comment by K, on Jan 18, 2010 at 12:25 am | 8 comments | 2857 Views

AROUND TOWN

Gun battle erupts in East Palo Alto

Twenty-five to 30 shots were fired in a gun battle in East Palo Alto Thursday evening, injuring two men, according to an...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2009
Last comment by interested, on Jan 17, 2010 at 11:25 pm | 16 comments | 2690 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Frost in court to challenge Palo Alto sit/lie law

Palo Alto panhandler Victor Frost's challenge to the City of Palo Alto's sit/lie ordinance will be argued in court Thursday...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2010
Last comment by Robert Norse, on Jan 17, 2010 at 9:58 pm | 19 comments | 2622 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man, 27, fatally shot in East Palo Alto

A 27-year-old man died in a shooting in East Palo Alto Saturday afternoon, according to a San Mateo County deputy coroner....

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2010
Last comment by mizz juicy Gurl, on Jan 17, 2010 at 8:07 pm | 55 comments | 4808 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

What was happening on Alma?

Cops, Fire & Utilities had Alma closed between Charleston and San Antonio. Obviously a utility issue but curios as to what...

Original post made by Dave on Jan. 14, 2010
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Jan 17, 2010 at 2:24 pm | 6 comments | 2041 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Disaster Photo Ops

If your daughter was buried under Hatian wreckage, what would rather see landing at the one operable airport, a load of supplies...

Original post made by Walter_E_Wallis on Jan. 16, 2010
Last comment by Kevin, on Jan 17, 2010 at 8:01 am | 7 comments | 1994 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Utilities commission skeptical about water plan

A proposal to raise water-efficiency standards for local landscapes was greeted with skepticism by the city's Utilities Advisory...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2010
Last comment by how markets work, on Jan 16, 2010 at 8:52 pm | 11 comments | 2204 Views

AROUND TOWN

The power of the story

<B>"Close Encounters of the Third-Grade Kind: Thoughts on Teacherhood," by Phillip Done; Center Street/Hachette Book Group;...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2010
Last comment by the prefessor, on Jan 16, 2010 at 7:47 pm | 2 comments | 2277 Views

AROUND TOWN

JCC Theater - What's on list?

Hi everyone Does anyone know where to find out about what's on at the new JCC theater? I don't see it advertised on line...

Original post made by Neighbor on Jan. 15, 2010
Last comment by Neighbor, on Jan 16, 2010 at 5:52 pm | 2 comments | 1661 Views

AROUND TOWN

percussive noises early Saturday mornings?

Does anyone now what the intermittent percussive (construction?) noises are? We've been noticing them early Saturday mornings....

Original post made by JSD on Jan. 9, 2010
Last comment by Bill, on Jan 16, 2010 at 11:04 am | 5 comments | 1903 Views

BOOKS

Palo Altan uncovers Slovenia

For Palo Alto resident and attorney Jacqueline Widmar Stewart, publishing a book about her grandparents' homeland of Slovenia...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2010
Last comment by Susan Sachen, on Jan 16, 2010 at 10:24 am | 1 comment | 4698 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Bankrupt California Considering Paying Citizens Dividend Checks for Energy Savings

Arnold really is losing his mind. It's bizarre that he claimed he'd save us from left wing lunacy in the election. http://content.usatoday.com/communities/greenhouse/post/2010/0...

Original post made by George on Jan. 13, 2010
Last comment by disgusted, on Jan 16, 2010 at 5:42 am | 2 comments | 1794 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Middle College at Foothill (at Cubberly)

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Original post made by High School Parent on Mar. 11, 2008
Last comment by Anne W, on Jan 15, 2010 at 10:53 pm | 2 comments | 3133 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Local fund seeks Haiti quake relief donations

The Irene S. Scully Fund, a donor-advised fund of Silicon Valley Community Foundation in Mountain View, will provide up to...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2010
Last comment by Sharon, on Jan 15, 2010 at 7:30 pm | 3 comments | 2402 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Accident on California and Hanover Thursday evening

While driving home on Thursday evening, there were a lot of police cars and fire trucks at the corner of California and Hanover....

Original post made by Wondering on Jan. 15, 2010
Last comment by Ken, on Jan 15, 2010 at 3:31 pm | 3 comments | 2165 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Much ado about homework

The mere mention of homework conjures up stress in Palo Alto, but Addison Elementary School is trying to take the anxiety...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2010
Last comment by , on Jan 15, 2010 at 3:20 pm | -1 comments | 2642 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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