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AROUND TOWN

Search for missing Palo Alto flight instructor entails massive area of Pacific Ocean

The search area of the Pacific Ocean for missing flight instructor William James McAdams is so vast that the U.S. Coast Guard...

Original post made on May. 21, 2015
Last comment by It's all a game..., on May 23, 2015 at 11:26 pm | 22 comments | 6481 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto gets new center for domestic-violence services

A domestic-violence services center for women in affluent communities is now headquartered in Palo Alto. Read the full...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Peter, on May 23, 2015 at 4:21 pm | 6 comments | 7454 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto crossing guard does his part to make kids feel safe, joyous

Charles Gaters' gregarious presence as a local crossing guard since 2010 has been gratefully received by his manager, parents,...

Original post made on May. 21, 2015
Last comment by Bob, on May 23, 2015 at 2:20 pm | 24 comments | 7110 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Surf Air continues plans to expand local flights

Local residents and officials who had been trying to meet with Surf Air CEO Jeff Potter since the company announced a major...

Original post made on May. 21, 2015
Last comment by short period of time, on May 23, 2015 at 9:26 am | 40 comments | 3554 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto's Lin brings home bronze from state diving meet

Palo Alto High junior Mimi Lin capped a stellar diving season by finishing third in the first-ever CIF State Swimming and...

Original post made on May. 23, 2015
Last comment by Bob Wenzlau, on May 23, 2015 at 8:48 am | 1 comment | 3235 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford fraternity loses housing indefinitely

Stanford University's Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity has lost its house indefinitely after a university investigation found...

Original post made on May. 20, 2015
Last comment by mauricio, on May 22, 2015 at 2:55 pm | 24 comments | 10193 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cautious route on Cal Ave chain store ban

The goal sounds simple: Protect California Avenue's quirky character and mom-and-pop shops from an influx of offices and...

Original post made on May. 19, 2015
Last comment by Gale Johnson, on May 22, 2015 at 1:54 pm | 37 comments | 6468 Views

AROUND TOWN

Council redirects City Hall's proposed sign program

Is A,B,C really as easy as 1, 2, 3? When it comes to labeling the three levels of the City Hall underground parking garage,...

Original post made on May. 19, 2015
Last comment by Online Name, on May 22, 2015 at 1:39 pm | 25 comments | 3216 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Models and experts lean toward strong El Nino forecast for the fall

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2015/05/22/models-and-experts-lean-toward-strong-el-nino-forecast-for-the-fall/ I...

Original post made by Slow Down on May. 22, 2015
There are no comments yet. 592 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto businesses to participate in Bike to Shop Day

If you ride on two wheels and like to shop, Saturday is going to be your day. The Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, in celebration...

Original post made on May. 21, 2015
Last comment by For Nick of Time, on May 21, 2015 at 9:33 pm | 15 comments | 3976 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Murder conviction in DUI case that killed Menlo Park couple

A woman who was driving drunk when her car struck and killed a Menlo Park couple in 2013 was convicted of murder this morning,...

Original post made on May. 21, 2015
Last comment by typical, on May 21, 2015 at 3:21 pm | 6 comments | 4651 Views

AROUND TOWN

Local mental health program receives WASC accreditation

El Camino Hospital's After School Program Interventions and Resiliency Education (ASPIRE) program for local teenagers with...

Original post made on May. 20, 2015
Last comment by Partial Fix, on May 21, 2015 at 10:38 am | 4 comments | 3402 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford set to roll out ambitious trail project

After more than two years of planning and designing, Stanford University is looking to break ground this month on an ambitious...

Original post made on May. 18, 2015
Last comment by Stanford Employee, on May 21, 2015 at 9:45 am | 20 comments | 8745 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

How Our City Manager's Salary Compares

Can we have a discussion about the salary of our city manager? Any ideas about why he gets more money than any other in...

Original post made by Wha? on May. 18, 2015
Last comment by Me, on May 20, 2015 at 2:13 pm | 13 comments | 1101 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Halloween mask-wearing robbers sentenced for 7-Eleven robberies

Two men who wore Halloween masks and robbed a 7-Eleven store of $45 and another convenience store of $3,600 at gunpoint received...

Original post made on May. 19, 2015
Last comment by Gethin, on May 20, 2015 at 1:42 pm | 2 comments | 3584 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cantor Arts Center digitization to wrap up this fall

Since launching its digitization and inventory project in May 2010, the Cantor Arts Center has photographed the majority...

Original post made on May. 20, 2015
Last comment by Gethin, on May 20, 2015 at 1:38 pm | 1 comment | 2431 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto woman scares off intruder during attempted home burglary

A burglar who posed as a construction worker and tried to enter a guest house in Midtown on Monday morning left empty handed...

Original post made on May. 19, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on May 20, 2015 at 12:23 pm | 3 comments | 4459 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Some Fugitives Are Finding Luxury in U.S.

From today's online NYT, the headline reads: "Charged With Graft in China, Some Fugitives Are Finding Luxury in U.S." http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/16/world/asia/china-hunts-fugit...

Original post made by Is this a PA problem? on May. 15, 2015
Last comment by And next.., on May 20, 2015 at 12:15 pm | 20 comments | 1349 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents find themselves victims of tax scam

When Ken and Michele Dauber tried to file their tax return in April, the Palo Alto couple learned that someone else had beaten...

Original post made on May. 15, 2015
Last comment by Taxpayer, on May 20, 2015 at 10:18 am | 26 comments | 6284 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board members debate superintendent's authority

A flap erupted at the Palo Alto Board of Education meeting Tuesday over Superintendent Max McGee's recent decision to ban...

Original post made on May. 17, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on May 20, 2015 at 9:57 am | 70 comments | 5095 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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