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SPORTS

2016 all-league football teams

==B ALL-PAL BAY DIVISION== ==B Offensive Player of the Year: ==Aajon Johnson (Menlo-Atherton) ==B Defensive Player of...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2017
Last comment by old school SCVAL, on Jan 4, 2017 at 10:24 am | 1 comment | 1917 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board urges basic 'blocking and tackling' as first step toward special-ed reform

Palo Alto school board members urged district staff Tuesday morning to seek concrete, specific data on how well the district...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2016
Last comment by 504 SOS, on Jan 4, 2017 at 1:48 am | 13 comments | 3268 Views

AROUND TOWN

Remembering those who left legacies

As the Weekly reflects back on 2016, we remember a few of the leaders we lost in 2016 who left an indelible impression on...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2016
Last comment by Dan, on Jan 3, 2017 at 10:55 pm | 11 comments | 8950 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Atherton no longer is the most expensive, Forbes says

After three years of sitting at the top of the Forbes priciest American residential real estate list, as of this December...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2017
Last comment by Silicon Valley Resident, on Jan 3, 2017 at 7:09 pm | 1 comment | 2647 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Hetch Hetchy water supply temporarily turns off

Starting Thursday, Dec. 29, Palo Alto residents will receive water from two Peninsula surface reservoirs rather than from...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2016
Last comment by What IS in the Water?, on Jan 3, 2017 at 1:45 pm | 3 comments | 3625 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Major renovation planned for Avenidas senior center

Avenidas Senior Center unveiled plans for a modern, technologically advanced senior center Wednesday that would include amenities...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2015
Last comment by Developers rule, on Jan 3, 2017 at 11:35 am | 6 comments | 5123 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

In parting shot, planning commissioner slams council

For the past two years, Kate Downing has been one of Palo Alto's most passionate advocates for building more affordable housing....

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Jan 3, 2017 at 11:08 am | 337 comments | 36186 Views

SPORTS

Things not going well for Stanford men's basketball

==BI Cardinal corner == No. 18 Arizona came, saw and conquered, handing the Stanford men's basketball team its fifth loss...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2017
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jan 3, 2017 at 9:15 am | 1 comment | 2224 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Officers cleared in shooting of EPA youth

Officers who shot and killed a 16-year-old East Palo Alto boy while investigating an earlier robbery and shooting in December...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2017
Last comment by Aaron Beitch, on Jan 2, 2017 at 9:35 pm | 1 comment | 998 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Takeaways of 2016

Looking back on the past 12 months, we've highlighted the top 16 takeaways of 2016, from the most inspiring moment to the...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2016
Last comment by Homeowner, on Jan 2, 2017 at 8:56 pm | 8 comments | 8920 Views

SPORTS

Stanford football brings home Sun Bowl championship trophy

Solomon Thomas sacked Tar Heel quarterback Mitch Trubisky on a two-point conversion attempt with 25 seconds left and the...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2016
Last comment by So Far, So Good, on Jan 2, 2017 at 4:12 pm | 10 comments | 2463 Views

AROUND TOWN

Housing Authority votes to acquire Buena Vista

Buena Vista Mobile Home Park residents received a hopeful pre-holiday present from the county Housing Authority on Tuesday...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2016
Last comment by Oldster, on Jan 1, 2017 at 7:02 pm | 94 comments | 9405 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Court rejects approval of Buena Vista closure

The Palo Alto City Council abdicated its duty when it approved relocation payments for Buena Vista Mobile Home Park residents,...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2016
Last comment by Just a resident, on Jan 1, 2017 at 11:24 am | 23 comments | 8995 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Burglars smash vehicle into Apple Store in Palo Alto

A burglary ring crashed through the front glass windows of the downtown Palo Alto Apple Store early Sunday morning by driving...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2016
Last comment by Dan, on Dec 31, 2016 at 6:34 pm | 17 comments | 19805 Views

RESTAURANTS

Shop Talk: Anatolian Kitchen gets TV chef; a look at Vina Enoteca

In this week's Shop Talk column, Daryl Savage takes a closer look at new Italian restaurant Vina Enoteca, and talks to the...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2016
Last comment by Rocco Sordella, on Dec 31, 2016 at 1:03 pm | 3 comments | 2800 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto's year of resurgence

The donkey is dead. Long live the donkey. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2016/12/30/palo-altos-year-of-resurgence...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2016
Last comment by anne, on Dec 31, 2016 at 12:10 pm | 1 comment | 3082 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Uplifting Palo Alto stories that topped 2016

Here are some of the top uplifting Palo Alto stories of 2016. View original stories at PaloAltoOnline.com. Read the full...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2016
Last comment by Longtime Resident, on Dec 31, 2016 at 11:35 am | 1 comment | 3771 Views

AROUND TOWN

Midtown Shopping Center parcel sold for $15.26 million

A parcel of a shopping center that has long been the centerpiece of Palo Alto's Midtown neighborhood has been sold to a private...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2016
Last comment by Citizen, on Dec 31, 2016 at 10:00 am | 54 comments | 18251 Views

AROUND TOWN

North Palo Alto house fire extinguished

A two-alarm house fire broke out in the 2100 block of Louis Road in Palo Alto Friday morning, fire officials said. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2016
Last comment by Fact check , on Dec 30, 2016 at 9:59 pm | 1 comment | 2621 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

VIDEO: Palo Alto's year in review

On this week's news webcast, "Behind the Headlines," Palo Alto Weekly journalists Gennady Sheyner, Elena Kadvany, Sue Dremann,...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2016
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Vina Enoteca to serve first 'Impossible burger' in Silicon Valley
By Elena Kadvany | 20 comments | 5,306 views

Coupon for Yourself and Your Partner
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Housing Impact Fees and the Economy
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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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