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AROUND TOWN

School board to review Gunn, Paly buildings

Architectural details of major renovations set for Gunn and Palo Alto high schools are coming into focus. The Board of Education...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2010
Last comment by Kate, on Jan 12, 2010 at 8:32 pm | 8 comments | 1844 Views

AROUND TOWN

Skunks crossing -- beware of animals in the roads

Beware of skunks and other critters crossing the roads this time of year. According to Palo Alto Animal Services and Santa...

Original post made by Karla Kane on Jan. 12, 2010
Last comment by Bill, on Jan 12, 2010 at 6:25 pm | 3 comments | 1771 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Arrest made in foundation embezzlement case

A 52-year-old woman suspected of stealing $100,000 from the Silicon Valley Community Foundation has been arrested, Mountain...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2009
Last comment by Patty, on Jan 12, 2010 at 5:21 pm | 4 comments | 2572 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus'

Early in "The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus," the titular mystical showman advises an onlooker, "Don't worry if you don't...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2010
Last comment by Nicole, on Jan 12, 2010 at 1:34 pm | 1 comment | 5047 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Knife-wielding man robs Mountain View bank

A man brandishing a knife robbed the Wells Fargo Bank on Castro Street in Mountain View Monday morning before fleeing into...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2010
Last comment by ok, on Jan 12, 2010 at 1:25 pm | 5 comments | 2201 Views

AROUND TOWN

Green Waste extra charge for Private Streets

After talking with the driver of the Green Waste truck which services our Midtown private street, I learned that the City...

Original post made by Nat on Jan. 11, 2010
Last comment by nat, on Jan 12, 2010 at 12:02 pm | 3 comments | 1728 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto woman's murder under investigation

A popular medical assistant at Palo Alto Medical Foundation who was murdered in Mexico during the July 4 weekend is a Palo...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2009
Last comment by Mark, on Jan 12, 2010 at 10:43 am | 20 comments | 3613 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PTA forum packed after latest student death

Sobered by the fourth Caltrain death of a Palo Alto student in six months, more than 400 parents and students packed the...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2009
Last comment by FvygWIVJ, on Jan 12, 2010 at 9:51 am | 74 comments | 3891 Views

AROUND TOWN

Historic church building to house office space

A historic building on Bryant Street that once housed the First Church Christ, Scientist, would be renovated and transformed...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2010
Last comment by Daniel Mart, on Jan 11, 2010 at 5:56 pm | 4 comments | 2184 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Need advice: Thinking of moving to PA for the schools

Hi, as the mom of a 3 year old and a kindergartner, I could use some advice. We're considering a move from Redwood Shores...

Original post made by Redwood Shores mom on Dec. 24, 2009
Last comment by Barron Park Parent, on Jan 11, 2010 at 2:47 pm | 118 comments | 8962 Views

SPORTS

Stanford's O'Hara captures highest honor in women's soccer

Senior forward Kelley O'Hara became the first Stanford player in history to the win the Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2010
Last comment by Jim Patrick, on Jan 11, 2010 at 1:24 pm | 1 comment | 2448 Views

AROUND TOWN

Air district calls for another Spare the Air day

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has declared Friday a Spare the Air Day due to an unhealthy air forecast for...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2010
Last comment by Steve, on Jan 11, 2010 at 12:17 pm | 3 comments | 1808 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto City Managers and Professionals getting raise?

Did you find it strange that they removed the salary rate sheet for Management & Professionals? (Under Salary Rate Sheets) http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/depts/hrd/compensation.as...

Original post made by pawatchdog on Jan. 8, 2010
Last comment by CHinCider, on Jan 11, 2010 at 10:29 am | 3 comments | 1760 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto considers 'prevailing wage' experiment

Palo Alto may soon become a laboratory for studying the impacts of union-level wages on local capital projects. Read the...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Jan 11, 2010 at 3:20 am | 5 comments | 2639 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Fast food

Fast food just got a whole lot fresher. On Thursday, a mobile food bank stopped by the Onetta Harris Community Center in...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2010
Last comment by Dennis, on Jan 10, 2010 at 1:06 pm | 2 comments | 2068 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Fiber fanatics

Piles of fabric scraps — from 4-inch squares to half-yard swaths — beckon from a large table, where they've been...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2010
Last comment by barri, on Jan 10, 2010 at 10:50 am | 1 comment | 2697 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Menlo Park police seek driver in hit-and-run

A black Acura hit a large tree, knocked down a fence, tore through a lawn and smashed into three parked cars in a driveway...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2010
Last comment by Troll, on Jan 9, 2010 at 11:01 pm | 3 comments | 2162 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

6.5 earthquake in Northern California 4:27pm Saturday

Anyone feel it? CNN reports property damage and power failures: http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/01/09/california.earthquake/index.html...

Original post made by Bill on Jan. 9, 2010
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Jan 9, 2010 at 8:53 pm | 1 comment | 2282 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Facebook's Breast Cancer Awareness Statuses

As any facebook user can testify, the color coded statuses this week has brought a worldwide awareness to breast cancer in...

Original post made by FB user on Jan. 9, 2010
Last comment by TMI, on Jan 9, 2010 at 8:31 pm | 1 comment | 1944 Views

SPORTS

High School Athletes of the Week

Ahjalee Harvey Read the full story here http://www.PaloAltoOnline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=12250 posted Friday, January...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2010
Last comment by Anau Hafoka, on Jan 9, 2010 at 5:41 pm | 1 comment | 2813 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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