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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police seek two women in bank fraud

Police are searching for two women who allegedly used fraudulent checks to scam people into withdrawing money from their...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2016
Last comment by resident, on Jan 16, 2016 at 9:14 am | 2 comments | 4212 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Slain Palo Alto man uttered three words before shooting

The accused accomplice in the homicide of a Palo Alto engineer described his three last words and the single shot that ended...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2016
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Jan 15, 2016 at 2:46 pm | 38 comments | 12659 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

County is first to establish office of LGBTQ affairs

Santa Clara County has become the first county nationwide to establish an Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2016
Last comment by It Never Ends, on Jan 15, 2016 at 12:19 pm | 26 comments | 4262 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

County to fix Oregon Expressway flooding problems

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved $80,000 to fund an engineering design study to...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2016
Last comment by musical, on Jan 15, 2016 at 1:06 am | 12 comments | 3439 Views

SPORTS

Trio of Castilleja student-athletes looking to next level

Castilleja celebrated three senior student-athletes this week who signed a National Letter of Intent to continue their athletic...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2016
Last comment by Dave Johnson, on Jan 14, 2016 at 7:27 pm | 1 comment | 4259 Views

AROUND TOWN

Auto dealer Bernard Magnussen dies at 78

Auto dealership owner Bernard "Bernie" L. Magnussen, 78, died Jan. 3 at his home in Atherton after a 10-year battle with...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2016
Last comment by Nayeli, on Jan 14, 2016 at 6:50 pm | 1 comment | 4329 Views

AROUND TOWN

Unwind from the work week at the Bing

Raise a glass — or two — to the end of the work week at Bing Concert Hall during Stanford Live's Happy Hour Series...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2016
Last comment by Olenka Villarreal, on Jan 14, 2016 at 6:50 pm | 1 comment | 1156 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Intolerably Loud Noise All Night from Stanford's Power Plant

Not all intolerable noise is from aircraft. Stanford's newer Central Energy Facility (which seems to have replaced the old...

Original post made by Intolerable Noise on Jan. 9, 2016
Last comment by musical, on Jan 14, 2016 at 5:24 pm | 21 comments | 1327 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police describe 'quick and violent' confrontation before fatal shooting

When three Palo Alto police officers arrived at the front lawn of a home at 652 Forest Ave. in the waning hours of Christmas...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2016
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Jan 14, 2016 at 12:44 pm | 2 comments | 1001 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto approves revamp of former Facebook campus

Blocks of concrete will make way for waves of glass at the former Facebook headquarters at Stanford Research Park under an...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2016
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jan 14, 2016 at 11:47 am | 24 comments | 7325 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New Jersey school facing same problems as Gunn

Interesting article in the NY Times, mirroring the problems at Gunn HS. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/26/nyregion/reforms-to-ease-students-stress-divide-a-new-jersey-school-dist...

Original post made by Barron Park resident on Jan. 6, 2016
Last comment by wondering, on Jan 13, 2016 at 10:32 pm | 14 comments | 1544 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Nonprofit helps put low-income kids on equal educational footing

Family Connections is a nonprofit that provides low-income kids with early-learning programs that allow them to enter kindergarten...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2015
Last comment by Riley , on Jan 13, 2016 at 6:50 pm | 3 comments | 6085 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police: Palo Alto man booked for attempted murder for trying to torch ex boss' home

A Palo Alto man was arrested Sunday, Jan. 10, and charged with attempted murder and arson after he allegedly tried to burn...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2016
Last comment by Hulkamania, on Jan 13, 2016 at 5:11 pm | 1 comment | 7125 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Gun safety law introduced in Sacramento

A bill introduced to the state Senate Tuesday would step up safety measures for handguns left in vehicles by law enforcement,...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 13, 2016 at 4:38 pm | 5 comments | 2208 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Supervisors OKs funding for housing, homeless services

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors approved Tuesday millions of dollars to address housing and homeless issues to...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2016
Last comment by @R Wray, on Jan 13, 2016 at 4:19 pm | 8 comments | 3633 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Cash Sales on the Rise in US

From todays WSJ (free article): http://www.mansionglobal.com/articles/17976-cash-home-sales-on-the-rise-in-the-u-s- "San...

Original post made by concerned on Jan. 12, 2016
Last comment by HUTCH 7.62, on Jan 13, 2016 at 12:57 pm | 4 comments | 491 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

After School or Saturday jobs for teenagers

Question. Do teenagers still get after school jobs or Saturday jobs? If so where and how did they get them? Thank you....

Original post made by Paly Parent on Jan. 9, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 13, 2016 at 8:38 am | 5 comments | 771 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New rules launched for Palo Alto Airport

When Palo Alto formally took over the operations of its eponymous airport last year, the goal was to turn the bustling but...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2015
Last comment by Kazu, on Jan 13, 2016 at 7:40 am | 214 comments | 17651 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Superintendent recommends new task force on enrollment proposals

At the school board's first meeting of 2016, Palo Alto Unified Superintendent Max McGee will give his own recommendations...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2016
Last comment by Strategy, on Jan 13, 2016 at 7:03 am | 32 comments | 3276 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

El Nino storms headed back to Bay Area

More rain from El Nino is expected to hit the Bay Area this week, according to the National Weather Service. Read the full...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2016
Last comment by Jenny, on Jan 12, 2016 at 9:49 pm | 4 comments | 4590 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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