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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Off Deadline: Psychologist John Marquis left an indelible mark on Palo Alto and beyond

The recent passing of John Marquis, a respected psychologist and longtime Palo Alto resident, has left a hole of sadness...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2016
Last comment by Jeffrey Schwartz, on Apr 27, 2016 at 12:40 pm | 6 comments | 3603 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Real Estate Matters: Palo Alto real estate inventory up 20 percent over last year

The number of new listings in Palo Alto has jumped 20 percent in the first quarter of this year, compared to the same period...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2016
Last comment by Beg to Differ, on Apr 27, 2016 at 10:12 am | 8 comments | 2498 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Safety measures planned for Page Mill interchange

A permanent fix to the hazardous Page Mill Road/Interstate 280 interchange could be a decade away, but transportation officials...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Apr 27, 2016 at 1:14 am | 24 comments | 3790 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board eyes solutions to enrollment growth

As support on the school board has waned for opening a new elementary or high school given the district's long-term enrollment...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2016
Last comment by C, on Apr 26, 2016 at 10:59 pm | 29 comments | 3435 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Developer Roxy Rapp chases down alleged thief

The real estate business lends itself to financial rather than criminal excitement, or at least it's supposed to. But a local...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2013
Last comment by Linda DuPertuis, on Apr 26, 2016 at 10:41 pm | 10 comments | 7931 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Medical-marijuana delivery services operate in gray area

When neighbors began noticing multiple cars frequenting a residence on Clara Drive in Palo Alto a year ago, they were suspicious...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2016
Last comment by resident 1, on Apr 26, 2016 at 8:00 pm | 105 comments | 7855 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Eichler showdown heads toward May vote

A divided crowd of Royal Manor residents packed into Palo Alto City Hall on Monday night to argue for and against a proposed...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2016
Last comment by resident 1, on Apr 26, 2016 at 7:44 pm | 40 comments | 5724 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Off Deadline: Cooley Landing 'jewel' proves the power of vision, collaboration, $$

A new Cooley Landing Education Center and Park was dedicated last weekend, located at the bulb end of Bay Road in East Palo...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Apr 26, 2016 at 5:34 pm | 6 comments | 2773 Views

SPORTS

Worth a Look

What's the buzz? Nature photographer Judy Kramer and Environmental Volunteers present "A Bee's Eye View: Flowers and Pollinators...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2016
Last comment by Not a fact, just my opinion, on Apr 26, 2016 at 2:14 pm | 1 comment | 1555 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk

Annabelle Salon & Spa to open in Palo Alto's Charleston Shopping Center while Pet Club closes its doors in Mountain View...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2016
Last comment by Bean, on Apr 26, 2016 at 12:53 pm | 8 comments | 6591 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Foothill College names new president

Foothill College's new president, Thuy Thi Nguyen, is a practicing lawyer, general counsel for the California Community Colleges...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2016
Last comment by Michael Huynh, on Apr 26, 2016 at 11:58 am | 1 comment | 6374 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

It is up to us to stem the tide of gun violence

It is up to us to stem the tide of gun violence Read the full guest opinion here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2014/06/27/guest-opinion...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2014
Last comment by Bill Bang, on Apr 26, 2016 at 10:21 am | 22 comments | 6796 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Woman dies after being struck by train

A woman was struck by a train Friday afternoon near downtown Palo Alto, according to Caltrain officials. She is alive and...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2016
Last comment by Paly Parent, on Apr 26, 2016 at 8:27 am | 25 comments | 31007 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Purple Zone

The city of Palo Alto revenue collection department uses dubious parking revenue generating scheme our city employs by using...

Original post made by PA on Apr. 25, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 25, 2016 at 10:25 pm | 1 comment | 328 Views

AROUND TOWN

Campaigning for the Capitol

The eight candidates for California Assembly District 24 come from different cities, professions and philosophical positions,...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2016
Last comment by Karen Grove, on Apr 25, 2016 at 10:27 am | 6 comments | 8447 Views

RESTAURANTS

Breakfast staple

Bill's Cafe has been doing a brisk business serving up breakfast in the Bay Area for more than three decades. Read the...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by ChrisC, on Apr 24, 2016 at 4:09 pm | 8 comments | 2968 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district launches special-education review

A longtime special-education advocate and Harvard University Graduate School of Education professor is visiting Palo Alto...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2015
Last comment by Sarah1000, on Apr 24, 2016 at 7:32 am | 27 comments | 6042 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto Sea Scouts get new Navy boat

The Palo Alto Sea Scouts' days of rebuilding decks and maintaining four ship engines is about to walk the gang plank. A newer...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2013
Last comment by David Smith, on Apr 24, 2016 at 12:13 am | 10 comments | 5971 Views

AROUND TOWN

Obstacles hamper plans for Matadero Creek bikeway

A divisive proposal to create a bike-friendly "greenway" along Palo Alto's Matadero Creek hit a series of speed bumps last...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by Mike, on Apr 23, 2016 at 10:27 pm | 28 comments | 3701 Views

AROUND TOWN

Local university graduate, two others win $250,000 fellowships

A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and two students planning to attend Stanford University are winners...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2016
Last comment by SEA_SEELAM REDDY, on Apr 23, 2016 at 9:16 pm | 1 comment | 1669 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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