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AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto plans high-speed-rail workshop Sept. 12

The city of Palo Alto will host a workshop Sept. 12 to teach participants about the High-Speed Rail plans on the Peninsula,...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2009
Last comment by biker, on Aug 25, 2009 at 8:17 am | 10 comments | 2064 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Eshoo: 'Phone Town Hall' on health care tonight

U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, will hold a telephone meeting with constituents tonight (Wednesday) to discuss health...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2009
Last comment by WAKEUP, on Aug 25, 2009 at 12:17 am | 39 comments | 2435 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Three Palo Alto division managers to retire

Three of the four division managers in the city's large Community Services Department will retire this fall in a sweeping...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2009
Last comment by Lynn Krug, on Aug 24, 2009 at 6:51 pm | 21 comments | 2544 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Bowlers fight to save Palo Alto landmark

A group of bowlers dismayed about a plan to demolish the Palo Alto Bowl plan to petition the Palo Alto City Council to save...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2009
Last comment by Whine whine whine, on Aug 24, 2009 at 6:35 pm | 39 comments | 2550 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Story: World's Largest Science Group Rejecting Man-made Climate Fear

Have you seen this story yet? I hope everyone can read it before someone takes it down. I doesn't help the socialist pass...

Original post made by food for thought on Aug. 24, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Aug 24, 2009 at 3:49 pm | 3 comments | 1874 Views

SPORTS

Cyclists find their groove at Tour de Menlo Saturday

About 500 cyclists from all over the Bay Area took part in the fifth annual Tour de Menlo Saturday, enjoying a beautiful...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2009
Last comment by Tim, on Aug 24, 2009 at 2:08 pm | 4 comments | 2142 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Verizon Yellow Pages - I Tossed Mine Back

Most of Palo Alto residents have been inundated by a yellow pages by Verizon tossed on their front yard. In aggregate, I...

Original post made by Bob Wenzlau on Aug. 12, 2009
Last comment by Bob Wenzlau, on Aug 24, 2009 at 11:07 am | 8 comments | 1862 Views

SPORTS

"The sky is the limit" for Klineman

Stanford 6-foot-4 junior outside hitter Alix Klineman will be the center of attention when Stanford opens its season Friday...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2009
Last comment by VB Fan, on Aug 24, 2009 at 10:31 am | 1 comment | 3552 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto police candidates reach out to public

Days after Fairfield Police Chief Kenton Rainey announced he would resign from the city's police department in early September,...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2009
Last comment by Black is Black, on Aug 23, 2009 at 11:41 pm | 11 comments | 2116 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City Manager Keene Increases Staffing to CM Office

Transparency and accountability? Keene adds more management to his office while he and Council preach structural change to...

Original post made by city worker on Aug. 22, 2009
Last comment by observer, on Aug 23, 2009 at 9:20 pm | 2 comments | 3484 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Wag the dog? Tom Ridge says GWB exaggerated terrorist threats to win the 2004 election.

Tom Ridge was the Secretary of Homeland Security under George W. Bush. He says that Bush cronies John Ashcroft and Don Rumsfeld...

Original post made by Tom on Aug. 22, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Aug 23, 2009 at 8:18 pm | 10 comments | 3667 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Possible train suicide at W. Meadow Friday night

A possible suicide or fatality involving a Caltrain occurred about 10:30 p.m. Friday night at West Meadow Drive in Palo Alto....

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2009
Last comment by bellag, on Aug 23, 2009 at 6:45 pm | 146 comments | 4906 Views

AROUND TOWN

City skeptical about Children's Hospital design

A revised plan to expand the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital ran into a skeptical group of Palo Alto Architectural Review...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2009
Last comment by Zebra, on Aug 23, 2009 at 6:29 pm | 26 comments | 2772 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pastor lauds Palo Alto police for 'better behavior'

Months after he urged the Palo Alto Police Department to diffuse its tension with the city's minority communities, the pastor...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2009
Last comment by annoyed, on Aug 23, 2009 at 5:59 pm | 27 comments | 5560 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto properties buck the down-market tide

Palo Alto properties appear to be holding their own in value, according to the Santa Clara County Assessor's 2009 Annual...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2009
Last comment by I don't get it, on Aug 23, 2009 at 5:33 pm | 21 comments | 3147 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto Story Project to launch Saturday

Got a good story to tell about something that happened to you in Palo Alto? Through a new video project, the Palo Alto Weekly...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2009
Last comment by DZ, on Aug 23, 2009 at 1:10 pm | 5 comments | 2292 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Google employee charged with grand theft

A Google employee entrusted with maintaining the Internet giant's server installations countrywide has been arrested for...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2009
Last comment by Steve C., on Aug 23, 2009 at 7:01 am | 8 comments | 2201 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

$2,500 per year allowance for aspirin

How about some REAL STRUCTURAL CHANGE!!!! In addition to healthcare plan, Managers and Professional Personnel and Council...

Original post made by city worker on Aug. 22, 2009
Last comment by Outside Observer, on Aug 22, 2009 at 8:18 pm | 3 comments | 1905 Views

AROUND TOWN

Check out the Weekly's unintentional cover

Is it just me, or did anyone else read it as something besides "MILE" since the bottom bar of the capital E was buried in...

Original post made by Hmm on Aug. 21, 2009
Last comment by To Not So Funny, on Aug 22, 2009 at 4:24 pm | 9 comments | 1851 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bowlers fight to save Palo Alto landmark

A group of bowlers dismayed about a plan to demolish the Palo Alto Bowl plan to petition the Palo Alto City Council to save...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2009
Last comment by neighbor, on Aug 22, 2009 at 1:45 pm | 23 comments | 2807 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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