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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto Chinese New Year celebration welcomes all

Palo Alto residents won't have to travel to San Francisco's Chinatown to celebrate this year's Chinese Lunar New Year. The...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2016
Last comment by Hopeful, on Feb 23, 2016 at 8:52 am | 10 comments | 7994 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

M-A girls shine at CCS wrestling as Bears pin down fourth

For competing in only their first year as a team, the Menlo-Atherton girls made quite an impact in their inaugural season....

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2016
Last comment by MENLO, on Feb 23, 2016 at 8:03 am | 1 comment | 4281 Views

AROUND TOWN

City snags cheapest-ever solar-power contract

Palo Alto's outlook for expanding its supply of cheap, green energy brightened this week, when a City Council committee enthusiastically...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2016
Last comment by Justin, on Feb 22, 2016 at 10:37 pm | 11 comments | 8719 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board sticks with law firms

The Palo Alto school board opted Tuesday night to renew the district's contracts with its primary law firms, including one...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2016
Last comment by PAUSD needs better administration, on Feb 22, 2016 at 6:29 pm | 6 comments | 981 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

KIPP Bay Area Schools to open charter school in East Palo Alto

East Palo Alto parents who have been working tirelessly for well over a year to bring a new public-school option to their...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2016
Last comment by A Proud KIPP Parent, on Feb 22, 2016 at 5:26 pm | 9 comments | 6721 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

EIR raises concerns about city's future

Earlier this month, Palo Alto unveiled a draft environmental study of various strategies for city growth. The 837-page state-mandated...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2016
Last comment by Roger Overnaut, on Feb 22, 2016 at 2:55 pm | 44 comments | 7451 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Assembly candidates square off in Democratic forum

The race to succeed Assemblyman Rich Gordon in Sacramento kicked off in earnest on Sunday afternoon at a forum in Los Altos...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2016
Last comment by Justacitizen, on Feb 22, 2016 at 12:52 pm | 7 comments | 4538 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pursuing the rocky path to college

Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/news/2016/02/12/pursuing-the-rocky-path-to-college posted Friday, February...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2016
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Feb 22, 2016 at 11:17 am | 2 comments | 1708 Views

AROUND TOWN

Masseuse gets 13 years in state prison for molestation

An East Palo Alto man operating an unregulated massage business out of a shed in his backyard was sentenced Friday to 13...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2016
Last comment by CoachFromAnotherTown, on Feb 22, 2016 at 10:57 am | 2 comments | 1940 Views

AROUND TOWN

Toxic chemical discovery prompts changes in Stanford housing project

A discovery of toxic vapors in the middle of a construction site has prompted Stanford University to redesign portions of...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2015
Last comment by Groundswell Technologies, on Feb 22, 2016 at 10:02 am | 16 comments | 8558 Views

AROUND TOWN

Family escapes from three-alarm Palo Alto house fire

Firefighters Saturday battled a difficult three-alarm fire in a Professorville neighborhood home in Palo Alto Saturday, calling...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2016
Last comment by moi, on Feb 22, 2016 at 9:07 am | 1 comment | 7873 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Can you get into the summer school registration?

https://www.pausd.org/programs/summer-school Clearly says that the links for the highschool registration ( Living Skills...

Original post made by SummerSchoolRegistration on Feb. 22, 2016
There are no comments yet. 396 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Downtown parking program set for more changes

Downtown Palo Alto's nascent parking-permit program is about to undergo another transformation, with the latest changes aimed...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2016
Last comment by downtown north, on Feb 22, 2016 at 7:02 am | 38 comments | 5870 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Anonymous donor spurs major renovation plans at Addison

A new two-story building, outdoor-learning environments, a maker's space, a multipurpose room that can actually fit the entire...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2015
Last comment by about time!, on Feb 21, 2016 at 7:28 pm | 75 comments | 19461 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man booked after alleged south Palo Alto crime spree

A man who allegedly used a bright blue bike as part of short crime spree in south Palo Alto on Thursday evening was arrested...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2016
Last comment by Nayeli P., on Feb 21, 2016 at 6:33 pm | 1 comment | 4365 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Chamber slams proposed changes to parking program

A proposal to cut the number of parking permits sold to downtown employees as part a new parking-permit program is facing...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2016
Last comment by eileen, on Feb 21, 2016 at 6:10 pm | 10 comments | 3258 Views

SPORTS

M-A teams head to CCS playoffs after winning PAL titles

==BI Pinewood girls toppled== The Menlo-Atherton boys and girls are heading into the Central Coast Section basketball playoffs...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2016
Last comment by Stats, on Feb 21, 2016 at 11:52 am | 1 comment | 3678 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Security Issues v Freedoms and Liberty

In the past day or so, security concerns with Apple v FBI are national headlines. A precedent could be at stake and Apple...

Original post made by Resident on Feb. 19, 2016
Last comment by Apple is lying, on Feb 21, 2016 at 11:35 am | 7 comments | 438 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New Project Safety Net director brings public health expertise

Health educator Mary Gloner has been hired to lead Project Safety Net, a youth well-being collaborative formed in response...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2016
Last comment by Still awful, on Feb 21, 2016 at 11:15 am | 3 comments | 4334 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents want state to reject Stanford toxics plan

The state agency tasked with regulating hazardous materials should reject Stanford University's plan to deal with trichloroethylene...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2016
Last comment by Ahem, on Feb 21, 2016 at 12:36 am | 3 comments | 676 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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