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RESTAURANTS

Glassy, glossy Quattro

The Quattro restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel in East Palo Alto is exactly what one would expect from one of the world's...

Original post made on May. 4, 2015
Last comment by daisyk, on May 4, 2015 at 11:55 pm | 1 comment | 1895 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Juniors opt out of Smarter Balanced test

About 50 percent of the junior classes at both of Palo Alto's public high schools decided to opt out of the new Smarter Balanced...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2015
Last comment by Gunn Junior, on May 4, 2015 at 11:16 pm | 48 comments | 11077 Views

AROUND TOWN

Landowner could raze home under city historic code

Palo Alto's historic-building code sides with 94-year-old Lucille Mellish when it comes to her right to demolish her College...

Original post made on May. 1, 2015
Last comment by Roger Overnaut, on May 4, 2015 at 10:32 pm | 24 comments | 6515 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mandatory After School Activities

There was a lively discussion on this Forum last December about legal right of schools to assign homework. My question is...

Original post made by Palo Alto Resident on May. 1, 2015
Last comment by Palo Alto Resident, on May 4, 2015 at 6:49 pm | 29 comments | 3610 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto pitcher's no-hitter was just perfect this time

Bill Laskey had a career as a Major League Baseball pitcher that spanned 1982-88 with three teams, including two stints with...

Original post made on May. 1, 2015
Last comment by Huh?, on May 4, 2015 at 6:34 pm | 2 comments | 2527 Views

AROUND TOWN

SurveyMonkey CEO Dave Goldberg dies at 47

Dave Goldberg of Menlo Park, the CEO of Survey Monkey and the husband of Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg,...

Original post made on May. 2, 2015
Last comment by Gym User, on May 4, 2015 at 5:47 pm | 13 comments | 8861 Views

AROUND TOWN

Body cameras to become norm for PAPD

After a year of experimentation, body cameras are about to go mainstream in the Palo Alto Police Department. City Manager...

Original post made on May. 2, 2015
Last comment by Jay Park, on May 4, 2015 at 3:47 pm | 10 comments | 4762 Views

AROUND TOWN

Freebirds Closed

Went to go get a post school day lunch with my son at Freebirds only to find that it has already shut down....

Original post made by JIm H on Mar. 17, 2015
Last comment by Don, on May 4, 2015 at 1:36 pm | 6 comments | 1366 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto softball has two top players leave team

The Palo Alto softball team will head into the final three games of the SCVAL El Camino Division season without sisters Mackenzie...

Original post made on May. 4, 2015
There are no comments yet. 4186 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto's 'Yes on A' parcel tax campaign raises more than $88K

With less than a week left until Election Day, the campaign in support of Palo Alto schools parcel tax Measure A has raised...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2015
Last comment by Greenacres, on May 3, 2015 at 2:47 am | 77 comments | 4650 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How to redesign PAUSD high schools

There was a packed, sold-out house last night at Gunn High School’s Spangenburg Theater to view the Sundance- debuted film...

Original post made by Kiran Gaind on Apr. 29, 2015
Last comment by Skeptic, on May 2, 2015 at 2:13 pm | 68 comments | 3752 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

NYT: Push, Don't Crush, the Students

Another NYT article on PAUSD: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/26/sunday-review/push-dont-crush-the-students.html?fb_ref=Default&_r=0...

Original post made by Parent on Apr. 27, 2015
Last comment by YellingAtTheWall, on May 2, 2015 at 11:07 am | 31 comments | 2112 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Making art together

Now in its 16th year, Palo Alto Art Center's Cultural Kaleidoscope program pairs students from Palo Alto and Ravenswood school...

Original post made on May. 2, 2015
Last comment by Michelle, on May 2, 2015 at 9:09 am | 1 comment | 3115 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto, Gunn both looking for new athletic directors

The search is on for new athletic directors at Palo Alto and Gunn high schools as Jason Fung and Jill Naylor will be taking...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by Paly athlete parent, on May 2, 2015 at 12:05 am | 9 comments | 2627 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Purposeful lives

Public service can take many forms. Sometimes it means getting out into the community, knocking on doors and raising awareness...

Original post made on May. 1, 2015
Last comment by Palo Alto Mom, on May 1, 2015 at 10:14 pm | 2 comments | 5685 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

We are overenrolled and non-residents are attending PAUSD

Here's the form for reporting non-residents attending PAUSD. Why should I pay for non-residents to attend PAUSD? Why should...

Original post made by Resident on May. 1, 2015
Last comment by palo alto resident, on May 1, 2015 at 7:26 pm | 4 comments | 985 Views

SPORTS

Stanford softball looks to future after final homestand

On Saturday night, first-year Stanford softball coach Rachel Hanson will help honor three seniors who have experienced the...

Original post made on May. 1, 2015
Last comment by Jason, on May 1, 2015 at 5:56 pm | 1 comment | 2281 Views

AROUND TOWN

Focus shifts to city-owned sites for new police building

Palo Alto has few great options for pursuing its most urgent infrastructure priority -- a new police headquarters -- but...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2015
Last comment by palo alto resident, on May 1, 2015 at 1:22 pm | 12 comments | 2657 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Donkey 'ambassador' to roam Palo Alto

Move over, El Palo Alto, the city is about to get a new icon. Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2015/04/24/donkey-ambassador-to-roam-palo-alto...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on May 1, 2015 at 12:10 pm | 10 comments | 7684 Views

AROUND TOWN

Students to present science research Wednesday

Palo Alto High School students will explain their science research projects in public presentations Wednesday, May 23. The...

Original post made on May. 1, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on May 1, 2015 at 11:51 am | 2 comments | 1720 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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