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BOOKS

Fire burns 3,500-square-foot Atherton home

Investigators were at a 3,500-square-foot home in Atherton Saturday afternoon trying to determine was caused a fire there,...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2009
There are no comments yet. 4327 Views

SPORTS

O'Hara records a hat trick in Cardinal soccer win

Stanford roundup Senior forward Kelley O'Hara scored three goals and sophomore Lindsay Taylor had a goal and two assists...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2009
Last comment by SUIndian31, on Oct 12, 2009 at 9:13 am | 1 comment | 2629 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Former mayor, against better judgment, weighs in on 'trees'

Good common sense should tell me not to get into the middle of a fight and the one currently going on about the California...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2009
Last comment by Anon., on Oct 11, 2009 at 10:52 pm | 8 comments | 2230 Views

AROUND TOWN

Two motorcyclists severely injured at Sky Londa

Two motorcyclists were severely injured after colliding at Skyline Boulevard and Highway 84 in Woodside early Sunday afternoon,...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2009
Last comment by , on Oct 11, 2009 at 10:22 pm | 2 comments | 2785 Views

AROUND TOWN

Judge may rule Friday on Peninsula rail plan

A Sacramento County Superior Court judge is expected to rule Friday on whether the California High-Speed Rail Authority must...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2009
Last comment by Irvin, on Oct 11, 2009 at 3:13 pm | 3 comments | 1991 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council candidate denounces labor backing

As Palo Alto continues its heated negotiations with the Service Employees International Union, one City Council candidate...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2009
Last comment by Timothy Gray, on Oct 11, 2009 at 11:29 am | 79 comments | 6015 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Government retirement benefits: national perspective

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/10/10/AR2009101002360.html Washington Post article on underfunded...

Original post made by anonymous on Oct. 11, 2009
There are no comments yet. 2097 Views

AROUND TOWN

Caltrain to return whistles to underneath trains

Amid sustained complaints from residents since Caltrain moved its train whistles to the tops of its engines, the rail agency...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2009
Last comment by Resident close to tracks, on Oct 10, 2009 at 11:38 pm | 20 comments | 2836 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Calling all used bikes -- African kids need 'em

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Original post made on Mar. 28, 2008
Last comment by Otai Robert, on Oct 10, 2009 at 11:36 pm | 3 comments | 3549 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Manager, council surprised by Cal Ave tree cutting

A major tree-removal project in California Avenue's business district caught both City Manager James Keene and the City Council...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2009
Last comment by Unicorns don't bow, on Oct 10, 2009 at 9:35 pm | 113 comments | 5589 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Why Palo Alto needs a citywide WiFi network

Operating efficiency and success in today's society requires being connected to a data network. Read the guest opinion...

Original post made on May. 15, 2009
Last comment by Dubious, on Oct 10, 2009 at 8:30 pm | 19 comments | 3029 Views

RESTAURANTS

Pizazz Coupons Expired

Anyone know why all of the Pizazz coupons are expired? http://pizazz.paloaltoonline.com/site-bin/cpscon.exe/S?cpid=paloaltoonline&loc=7&srt=6 The...

Original post made by qq on Oct. 8, 2009
Last comment by qq, on Oct 10, 2009 at 5:15 pm | 1 comment | 5061 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto and Gunn will meet for the 45th time in football

Only twice this decade has the Gunn football team defeated rival Palo Alto, first in 2000 and again two years later. Since...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2009
Last comment by PRINCE #31, on Oct 9, 2009 at 11:53 pm | 5 comments | 3141 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Everyday Mathematics' authors to visit Palo Alto

Authors of Everyday Mathematics, the new textbook in Palo Alto's elementary classrooms this fall, will visit Palo Alto Sept....

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2009
Last comment by Anonymous, on Oct 9, 2009 at 10:11 pm | 108 comments | 7494 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Obama wins what?

Obama wins the Nobel Peace Prize? It would be wonderful if I could think why he won? Yet this seems more like a soccer...

Original post made by Ray Banneke on Oct. 9, 2009
Last comment by Gary, on Oct 9, 2009 at 4:33 pm | 22 comments | 2585 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Ideas abound at high-speed-rail workshop

Residents from five Palo Alto neighborhoods, Menlo Park and Atherton, defined their visions for the planned California high-speed-rail...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2009
Last comment by James Hoosac, on Oct 9, 2009 at 3:33 pm | 18 comments | 9610 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Dan Dykwel

Dan Dykwel is a businessman who supports a new business tax; a school volunteer who doesn't have children in the school system;...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2009
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 9, 2009 at 12:30 pm | 1 comment | 2735 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

SJ offers students free swine flu shots and PAUSD does not?

http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_13493660?source=most_viewed What? We have more time and money to take our students on our...

Original post made by Parent on Oct. 6, 2009
Last comment by Another Concerned Parent, on Oct 9, 2009 at 11:59 am | 5 comments | 2003 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police hunt for high-tech Peeping Tom

Palo Alto police are investigating a report of a man using his cell phone camera to record videos up women's skirts at Fry's...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2009
Last comment by Palo Parent, on Oct 9, 2009 at 10:21 am | 21 comments | 2740 Views

AROUND TOWN

Any one know what's being built on the old Palo Alto Joe's / Kiki's Candy Bar site?

There is a new multi-story tilt-up being constructed on the old Palo Alto Joe's / Kiki's Candy Bar site at 3750 West Bayshore...

Original post made by Palo Parent on Oct. 7, 2009
Last comment by MidtownMom, on Oct 9, 2009 at 6:50 am | 3 comments | 2164 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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