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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn students must retake AP exams

A significant number of Gunn High School students will have to retake their Advance Placement (AP) exams after the school...

Original post made on May. 18, 2016
Last comment by Teachers NOT Flexible, on May 23, 2016 at 12:50 am | 62 comments | 15166 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto residents oppose VTA bus plan

Palo Alto residents told county transportation officials to go back to the drawing board after viewing three proposed bus...

Original post made on May. 19, 2016
Last comment by Eric, on May 22, 2016 at 9:50 pm | 17 comments | 4155 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Salary hikes put pressure on school budget

A historic new compensation agreement with teachers and classified employees that the Palo Alto school board is likely to...

Original post made on May. 20, 2016
Last comment by More than angry, on May 22, 2016 at 2:17 pm | 29 comments | 4673 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council urged to 'go big' on housing

Go big on housing. That's the message that about a hundred Palo Alto residents delivered to the City Council on Monday --...

Original post made on May. 18, 2016
Last comment by mauricio, on May 22, 2016 at 10:38 am | 92 comments | 6104 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Lockdown lifted for Palo Alto schools, suspect in custody

A lockdown has been lifted for south Palo Alto schools after police arrested an alleged criminal who fled police Wednesday,...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2016
Last comment by Gods son , on May 22, 2016 at 12:45 am | 43 comments | 8187 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Zuck remodeling plans in Crescent Park

http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_29920573/facebook-ceo-mark-zuckerberg-replacing-4-palo-alto...

Original post made by interesting on May. 21, 2016
There are no comments yet. 438 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to start collecting data on downtown parking

In an effort to identify where people are parking and how Palo Alto's exiting parking supply is being used, the city has...

Original post made on May. 19, 2016
Last comment by Marie, on May 21, 2016 at 6:27 pm | 2 comments | 1371 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

School district asks for quick approval of big pay raises

The Palo Alto school district has reached what it says are its first-ever multi-year contracts with teachers and classified...

Original post made on May. 9, 2016
Last comment by Gunn High Parent , on May 21, 2016 at 4:47 pm | 60 comments | 6824 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Transparent California - total cost of city employee compensation per resident

According to the web site TransparentCalifornia.com, the total cost of city employee compensation per resident is almost...

Original post made by James M. on May. 20, 2016
Last comment by Tyler Durden, on May 21, 2016 at 1:01 pm | 2 comments | 600 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ravenswood school district puts $26 million bond on ballot

Ravenswood City School District is asking voters to approve Measure H, which would provide the funding necessary for significant...

Original post made on May. 20, 2016
Last comment by Don't Believe what you Read, on May 21, 2016 at 12:16 pm | 9 comments | 3335 Views

RESTAURANTS

Staying hot

In its thirteenth year of business, Cascal is still reviewer Dale Bentson's tip-of-the-tongue recommendation for a lively...

Original post made on May. 20, 2016
Last comment by Reader, on May 21, 2016 at 10:14 am | 4 comments | 2104 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Here comes the sun

The congregation at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto proudly has no dogma. Its members follow different spiritual...

Original post made on May. 20, 2016
Last comment by Dan, on May 20, 2016 at 2:28 pm | 4 comments | 9005 Views

BOOKS

'The Skeleth' continues epic tale of battle against otherworldly evil

<B>"The Skeleth" by Matthew Jobin: Penguin Young Readers Group, 2016; 400 pages; $10.22 Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2016/05/20/the-skeleth-contin...

Original post made on May. 20, 2016
There are no comments yet. 2367 Views

BOOKS

Book Talk

<B><B>IN THE DEAD'S OWN WORDS ...</B> The voices of The Grateful Dead will return to the band's early Menlo Park stomping...

Original post made on May. 20, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1369 Views

AROUND TOWN

Home Front

<B><B>TWO WEEKS TIL CLOSING ...</B> According to MLS Listings, closing times for condominiums and townhomes is the lowest...

Original post made on May. 20, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1955 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Off Deadline: In a case of good timing, Palo Alto may staff Cooley nature center

Palo Alto's Lucy Evans Baylands Nature Interpretive Center will close for most of a year for an extensive <0x02014> some...

Original post made on May. 20, 2016
There are no comments yet. 2521 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teacher pay: the nuts and bolts

Palo Alto teachers, school district officials and a majority of the Board of Education have said the large, multiyear raises...

Original post made on May. 20, 2016
There are no comments yet. 2664 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

The case for resilience

When a small aircraft crashed into a transmission tower near the Palo Alto Municipal Airport on the morning of Feb. 17, 2010,...

Original post made on May. 20, 2016
There are no comments yet. 2640 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council nixes planned downtown development

A contentious proposal to demolish an office building on Hamilton Avenue and replace it with a mixed-use development with...

Original post made on May. 17, 2016
Last comment by mauricio, on May 19, 2016 at 3:34 pm | 34 comments | 14744 Views

SPORTS

Top-seeded Paly looks to end losing streak in CCS baseball

Palo Alto will be looking to end back-to-back seasons of first-round exits in the Central Coast Section Open Division baseball...

Original post made on May. 18, 2016
Last comment by scotty, on May 19, 2016 at 2:10 pm | 3 comments | 1867 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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