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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Theft triggers outpouring of frogs

Palo Alto school children gave the mother of a 4-year-old boy who died in 2005 more than a dozen frog sculptures Thursday...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2009
Last comment by MILLIE, on Dec 20, 2009 at 5:59 am | 8 comments | 2748 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford University admits 753 early applicants

Stanford University has sent acceptance letters to 753 early applicants for the class of 2014, the university announced Monday....

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2009
Last comment by Admin, on Dec 19, 2009 at 10:25 pm | 29 comments | 4447 Views

AROUND TOWN

Widespread errors led to clearcutting of Cal Ave trees

Insufficient public outreach, miscommunication within Palo Alto's Public Works Department and the department's widespread...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2009
Last comment by Daddywarbucks, on Dec 19, 2009 at 8:20 pm | 70 comments | 6121 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: A bad initial process on global warming

In the face of massive budget cuts confronting Palo Alto city officials, the City Council this week took a time out to pass...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2009
Last comment by Jerry, on Dec 19, 2009 at 7:55 pm | 32 comments | 3002 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto woman surprises burglar in her bedroom, leading to arrest

A suspected residential burglar and convicted car thief was surprised in the bedroom of a Palo Alto woman in her Sierra Court...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2009
Last comment by Set the Record Straight, on Dec 19, 2009 at 4:52 pm | 50 comments | 3096 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Eshoo bill targeting loud ads passes House

For decades, loud TV commercials have been among the leading complaints to the Federal Communications Commission, says Rep....

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2009
Last comment by good grief, on Dec 19, 2009 at 11:40 am | 19 comments | 3110 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Drunk-driving crackdown starts this weekend

Bay Area law-enforcement agencies Friday are kicking off a winter-holiday crackdown on drunk drivers this week by stepping...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2009
Last comment by MADDC - Mad Against Drunk Driving Cops, on Dec 19, 2009 at 9:18 am | 25 comments | 4135 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police auditors urge overall review of Taser use

Palo Alto police zapped an allegedly bellicose man with a Taser outside a bar early Saturday morning, two days after a police...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2009
Last comment by mike, on Dec 18, 2009 at 8:02 pm | 29 comments | 3627 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Decision on Paly portables postponed to Jan. 12

Palo Altans need another month or so to understand better why 13 portable classrooms should occupy the main quad at Palo...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2009
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Dec 18, 2009 at 3:17 pm | 8 comments | 2082 Views

AROUND TOWN

Win-win: energy savings + historical renovation

When Marc Porat walks the renewable-energy walk, he's serious about cutting back on his carbon footprint. Read the full...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2009
Last comment by Monty Anderson, on Dec 18, 2009 at 2:47 pm | 1 comment | 2466 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Lytton Plaza set for grand re-opening today

After three months of construction, the new Lytton Plaza will reopen this afternoon in a special ceremony featuring local...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2009
Last comment by Oldtimer, on Dec 18, 2009 at 11:40 am | 3 comments | 2153 Views

AROUND TOWN

Letters

Project Cornerstone Read the full letter here http://www.PaloAltoOnline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=12162 posted Friday,...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2009
Last comment by TipAndRing, on Dec 18, 2009 at 11:18 am | 1 comment | 2449 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hotel, townhouses to replace Palo Alto Bowl

After serving Palo Alto for more than half a century, Palo Alto's only bowling alley will soon be demolished to make way...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2009
Last comment by K-Mart, on Dec 18, 2009 at 6:26 am | 98 comments | 4751 Views

SPORTS

Pritchard returns to a familiar position as Stanford's starting quarterback

Tavita Pritchard received a little more advance notice about his return as the Stanford starting quarterback, as opposed...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2009
Last comment by Commander McBragg, on Dec 18, 2009 at 4:51 am | 3 comments | 2338 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto eases parking rules for the holidays

Palo Alto is relaxing its parking rules this holiday season to encourage more shopping at its retail districts. Read the...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2009
Last comment by Please, on Dec 18, 2009 at 12:37 am | 13 comments | 2225 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Slain officer's family speaks out at trial

Family members of East Palo Alto police Officer Richard May, who was fatally shot in the line of duty almost four years ago,...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2009
Last comment by In god we trust, on Dec 17, 2009 at 8:25 pm | 17 comments | 2425 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

CHP officers hunt for asphalt-throwing assailant

Authorities are looking for the person who threw a chunk of asphalt onto a California Highway Patrol car in Mountain View...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2009
There are no comments yet. 2763 Views

SPORTS

Mann showing improvement at the point for Stanford men

Stanford sophomore guard Jarrett Mann has come a long way and still has room to grow. He didn't have a particularly good...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2009
Last comment by Gamer, on Dec 17, 2009 at 2:43 pm | 1 comment | 2186 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Proposal to Increase Hours Worked for Temporary Employees

The Consent Calendar on the City Council's December 14, 2009, agenda has a proposal to increase the number of hours a temporary...

Original post made by Herb Borock on Dec. 14, 2009
Last comment by fireman, on Dec 17, 2009 at 1:25 pm | 5 comments | 2019 Views

AROUND TOWN

$15 charge by Green Waste for Private Streets

I received a notice from Public Works that Green Waste will be charging every household on a private street an extra $15/month...

Original post made by Nat on Dec. 1, 2009
Last comment by nat, on Dec 17, 2009 at 12:35 pm | 4 comments | 1852 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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