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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto police reports spike in auto break-ins

The city's auto-burglary rate has doubled in January from previous months, according to the Palo Alto Police Department....

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2016
Last comment by New Resident, on Jan 29, 2017 at 6:09 pm | 8 comments | 5056 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Board unanimously approves body-worn camera proposal

Sheriff's deputies and correctional officers in Santa Clara County will soon be outfitted with body-worn cameras, a decision...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2017
Last comment by Flash, on Jan 28, 2017 at 9:33 am | 1 comment | 1278 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Union-district negotiations delay release of school calendar

To the consternation of some families seeking to plan vacations and travel for the coming year, the Palo Alto school district...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2017
Last comment by 2 Days is Enough, on Jan 27, 2017 at 10:48 pm | 24 comments | 3834 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board members disagree on path forward with Office for Civil Rights

The Palo Alto school board struggled to agree Tuesday night on its approach to negotiating a draft agreement with the U.S....

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2017
Last comment by Taxpayer, on Jan 27, 2017 at 8:14 pm | 39 comments | 4301 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford expansion raises traffic, housing concerns

As Stanford University prepares for its next stage of campus growth, Palo Alto residents and the university's student and...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2017
Last comment by macbaldy, on Jan 27, 2017 at 6:51 pm | 23 comments | 5254 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Toward a mea culpa

It has taken two Palo Alto Board of Education elections and the replacement of four out of five trustees, a new Superintendent...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2017
Last comment by TIMOTHY, on Jan 27, 2017 at 5:11 pm | 5 comments | 2640 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto Unified assistant superintendent for human resources to retire

The Palo Alto school district's longtime assistant superintendent for human resources, Scott Bowers, plans to retire at the...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2017
Last comment by Observer, on Jan 27, 2017 at 4:25 pm | 14 comments | 10096 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Security Alert: Thieves Testing Door handles on Cars at Night.

We live 2 blocks off Middlefield. This morning we found one of our cars with 2 doors open and the insides thoroughly ransacked....

Original post made by Retired Engineer on Jan. 27, 2017
Last comment by It's a wave, on Jan 27, 2017 at 3:55 pm | 3 comments | 195 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Few sign up for new 'transitional' program

Despite its origins in Palo Alto, a new law compelling California school districts to offer "transitional kindergarten" has...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2012
Last comment by No difference , on Jan 27, 2017 at 3:21 pm | 9 comments | 5413 Views

SPORTS

Stanford swimmers set for final home meets this weekend

Depending upon which poll you are citing, the Stanford women's swimming and diving team ranks first or second in the nation....

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1131 Views

SPORTS

Motivation key to Palo Alto's SCVAL win over Los Gatos

==BI Prep basketball == The Palo Alto girls basketball team was not lacking in motivation for Wednesday night's game at...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1297 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Playing God at the Pear

If you've seen the movie "Rogue One" and enjoyed the droll droid K-2SO but felt creeped out by CGI Grand Moff Tarkin and...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1551 Views

HISTORIC PHOTOS

Above and beyond realism

The term "surrealism" is used now so often to refer to anything out of the norm that we might underestimate just how shocking...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1701 Views

RESTAURANTS

Shop Talk

<B><B>SHOE PALACE OPENS AT ICONIC APPLE SITE ... </B>Apple's old flagship store at 451 University Ave. will be home to another...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2017
There are no comments yet. 781 Views

MOVIES

La dolce vita

For the winemakers behind the bottles sold at the new Biondivino wine shop in Palo Alto, it isn't about empire; it's about...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2017
There are no comments yet. 2119 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford administration lifts band suspension

The Stanford University administration has lifted a suspension imposed last month on its famous marching band after considering...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2017
Last comment by the good old boys, on Jan 27, 2017 at 1:03 pm | 4 comments | 2936 Views

BOOKS

San Mateo County sues Lehman Brothers

San Mateo County has filed a lawsuit against executives of the Lehman Bros. investment firm, which went bankrupt in September...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1401 Views

AROUND TOWN

Driver at fault in car-train accident

An accident between a commuter train and an SUV last Thursday could have resulted in catastrophe, but instead the out-of-town...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2017
Last comment by notgonna provide, on Jan 27, 2017 at 10:55 am | 45 comments | 10482 Views

AROUND TOWN

Concerts showcase music of African American composers

The January tradition of musicians and composers coming together for two rousing concerts benefiting Eastside College Preparatory...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2017
Last comment by Becky Sanders, on Jan 27, 2017 at 10:34 am | 1 comment | 817 Views

AROUND TOWN

Living Wisdom to open school in Palo Alto

At Living Wisdom High School, set to open this fall in Palo Alto, teachers believe students should focus not only on academic...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2017
Last comment by George Beinhorn, on Jan 27, 2017 at 9:38 am | 9 comments | 6297 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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