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AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto Forward-Can A Non-Profit Lobby?

From another thread: "I just got the following email from PAF, which is advocating for building 6000 new homes in Palo...

Original post made by HMMM on Mar. 18, 2017
Last comment by HMMM, on Mar 20, 2017 at 12:14 pm | 24 comments | 444 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Lane Shift at merge on 101/Oregon/Embarcadero NB

Without warning us in advance, big lane shift at merge onto 101 NB. Be careful everyone....

Original post made by Driver on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Mar 20, 2017 at 12:09 pm | 9 comments | 310 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Around Town: snail mail; gliding to first place

Tidbits collected by the Weekly staff on people, events and other happenings. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2017/03/18/around-town-snail-mail-gliding-...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2017
Last comment by McCarthyism, on Mar 20, 2017 at 11:40 am | 6 comments | 1456 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sweet community

Owned by Google's "chief culture officer" Stacy Sullivan, Sweet Shop in Los Altos serves as a community gathering place and...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2017
Last comment by Nayeli, on Mar 20, 2017 at 10:50 am | 3 comments | 4069 Views

AROUND TOWN

Two-alarm fire contained in Old Palo Alto

Palo Alto firefighters have contained a two-alarm fire found in the attic of an Old Palo Alto home on Sunday. Read the full...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2017
Last comment by Glad you r ok, on Mar 19, 2017 at 9:59 pm | 5 comments | 5077 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Renew stormwater fee

The system for moving rainwater from our streets out to the bay only gets our attention when something goes wrong, streets...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2017
Last comment by Stephen, on Mar 19, 2017 at 8:28 pm | 26 comments | 2542 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The Wave that changed the world

The classroom guards, symbolic armbands and secret salutes carried out by members of an elite student movement at Cubberley...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Mar 19, 2017 at 5:44 pm | 24 comments | 10161 Views

AROUND TOWN

Neighborhood residents offer after-school culinary classes to children

Two Palo Alto chefs have been teaching cooking classes in Duveneck/St. Francis and Professorville neighborhoods to children,...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by nearby resident, on Mar 19, 2017 at 5:43 pm | 2 comments | 3541 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Caltrans: Crack in overpass damaged by dump truck wider than expected

A dump truck that crashed into the Embarcadero Road overpass at U.S. Highway 101 in Palo Alto earlier this month resulted...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by Sigh, on Mar 19, 2017 at 12:36 pm | 7 comments | 2355 Views

AROUND TOWN

At long last, Menlo Park's BBC holds 'soft,' stealth opening

On the morning of Dec. 23, a passerby peeped through the window of the British Bankers Club, then entered the building. A...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2016
Last comment by PV resident, on Mar 19, 2017 at 7:15 am | 7 comments | 13016 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Jordan, Terman middle schools to be renamed

By the start of the 2018-19 school year, Palo Alto's David Starr Jordan and Terman middle schools will be no more. The school...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by Nayeli, on Mar 18, 2017 at 11:05 pm | 31 comments | 9100 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board eyes further budget cuts with least classroom impact

The school board continued to revise and refine the district's approach to mitigating its budget shortfall at a special meeting...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 18, 2017 at 10:53 pm | 7 comments | 2077 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

East Palo Alto family says they were harassed by men claiming to be ICE

An East Palo Alto family confronted by bounty hunters questioning their immigration status underscores how persons under...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Mar 18, 2017 at 10:45 pm | 8 comments | 10209 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Former state assemblyman wants to reform Prop. 13

The common good has long been former Assemblyman Rich Gordon's aim, whether in his efforts with troubled youth, with an unfair...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2017
Last comment by Sanctimonious City, on Mar 18, 2017 at 7:17 pm | 138 comments | 4479 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto stocks sandbags, prepares for storm

Palo Alto is bracing for a weekend of heavy rain by stocking the sandbag stations at Rinconada and Mitchell parks and at...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2017
Last comment by Sarah, on Mar 18, 2017 at 4:35 pm | 2 comments | 7174 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

County kicks in $3.5M for immigrant support

Fearing a zealous immigration crackdown by the new administration in Washington, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2017
Last comment by Mods, on Mar 18, 2017 at 8:25 am | 19 comments | 1601 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plan to replace Brutalist building sent back to drawing board

Love it or hate it, the Brutalist six-story building at 2600 El Camino Real is unlike any other in Palo Alto, a city better...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2016
Last comment by Untrustworthy developer, on Mar 17, 2017 at 6:28 pm | 28 comments | 6181 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Complaint prompts state probe of Tanaka's campaign

The agency that oversees California's campaign-finance laws has launched an investigation into the campaign of Palo Alto...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2017
Last comment by Truthiness , on Mar 17, 2017 at 6:21 pm | 64 comments | 5051 Views

AROUND TOWN

Neighborhood haunt

Renee Barton grew up in Redwood City's Woodside Plaza neighborhood and knows what it needs and what it lacks: a family-friendly...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2017
Last comment by Woodside Gem, on Mar 17, 2017 at 4:04 pm | 3 comments | 1557 Views

AROUND TOWN

Housing proposal on Compadres site wins key vote

Despite some consternation from area residents, a proposal to demolish the El Camino Real building that once housed the popular...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Mar 17, 2017 at 9:47 am | 35 comments | 3613 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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