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PALO ALTO ISSUES

City explores new direction for Baylands bike bridge

When Palo Alto officials set out to build a bike bridge over U.S. Highway 101 five years ago, the plan was to create the...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2016
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Dec 27, 2016 at 7:32 pm | 40 comments | 6672 Views

RESTAURANTS

Barbecue, beer and biscuits

Don't miss the oversized biscuits, barbecue made in a 750-pound wood smoker and handcrafted brews at the reinvented Dan Gordon's...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2016
Last comment by M2, on Dec 26, 2016 at 4:31 pm | 4 comments | 2599 Views

AROUND TOWN

County declares 'inclement weather episode' through Monday

Since Thursday night, homeless shelters in Santa Clara County have been offering additional beds due to the cold weather...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2016
Last comment by We Are Everywhere, on Dec 26, 2016 at 10:48 am | 2 comments | 2670 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford's Love makes a return to the football spotlight

==BI Sun Bowl notebook == Bryce Love is ready to step up. He's already proven that. When Christian McCaffrey was out with...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2016
Last comment by Whoa!, on Dec 26, 2016 at 9:28 am | 2 comments | 1941 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto braces for budget deficit

Despite a thriving economy and growing revenues, Palo Alto is heading into the new year with a financial cloud on the horizon:...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2016
Last comment by musical, on Dec 25, 2016 at 4:29 pm | 69 comments | 7773 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Judge considering Buena Vista closure

A Santa Clara County Superior Court judge is considering whether Palo Alto city officials were adequate in holding hearings...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2016
Last comment by Help me too, on Dec 25, 2016 at 9:19 am | 9 comments | 2633 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Three East Palo Alto residents charged with attempted murder

Three East Palo Alto residents were arraigned Thursday in San Mateo County Superior Court on charges related to the beating...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2016
Last comment by menlopark2, on Dec 25, 2016 at 4:31 am | 4 comments | 4741 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

M-A freshman facing medical emergency dies

Only eight days after going to the emergency room with a mysterious illness, Aisea Mataele, a 14-year-old freshman at Menlo-Atherton...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2016
Last comment by Akanesi, on Dec 24, 2016 at 9:49 pm | 2 comments | 5217 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto and Stanford reach stop-gap deal for fire protection

With the contract dispute between Palo Alto and Stanford University over fire services dragging into its fourth year, the...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2016
Last comment by Billiam, on Dec 24, 2016 at 1:43 pm | 5 comments | 2300 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New downtown condo rents for $32K -- per month

The condominium in one of the downtown's newest mixed-use buildings includes all the usual luxurious trappings of Silicon...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2016
Last comment by Developer is Reller, on Dec 24, 2016 at 12:49 pm | 40 comments | 10826 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Before Trump takes office, schools look to protect undocumented students

At Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, President Thuy Nguyen is racing against time to figure out ways the community college...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Dec 24, 2016 at 12:09 pm | 30 comments | 5011 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New 'retail protection' law draws opposition

When Palo Alto adopted an emergency law last year prohibiting the conversion of ground-floor retail space to other uses,...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2016
Last comment by Sunshine, on Dec 23, 2016 at 9:54 pm | 26 comments | 10514 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Police Chief Dennis Burns to retire

Palo Alto Police Chief Dennis Burns, a City Hall veteran who rose through the ranks before assuming the department's top...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2016
Last comment by Jeffery P, on Dec 23, 2016 at 4:13 pm | 14 comments | 8072 Views

AROUND TOWN

ShopTalk: Warby Parker opens; shopping surge at Stanford

In this week's retail news: Predictions for the holiday surge at Stanford Shopping Center, and the anticipated opening of...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2016
Last comment by Dr Demento, on Dec 23, 2016 at 2:10 pm | 1 comment | 5386 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Woman dies after being thrown from spooked horse

A Santa Clara woman out for a horseback ride with friends in Palo Alto died on Dec. 17 after her horse threw her, Palo Alto...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2016
Last comment by Equestrian , on Dec 23, 2016 at 1:51 pm | 15 comments | 14413 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Holiday Fund: The play's the thing

"All the world's a stage," according to the king of theater, William Shakespeare. TheatreWorks Silicon Valley has taken that...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2016
There are no comments yet. 2026 Views

AROUND TOWN

Defining moments

Protests, peace gatherings and a presidential candidate inspiring hope along the campaign trail were among the key moments...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2016
There are no comments yet. 3381 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Sidney Drell, Stanford theoretical physicist and national security expert, dies at 90

A giant in the worlds of both academia and policy, Sidney Drell, emeritus professor of theoretical physics at SLAC National...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2016
Last comment by Nayeli, on Dec 22, 2016 at 9:05 pm | 3 comments | 3272 Views

SPORTS

Good things come in 3s for Pinewood girls basketball

==BI Girls' basketball == Brianna Claros says she's at her best when she stops using her brain. If that's the case, she...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2016
Last comment by Full disclosure , on Dec 22, 2016 at 8:31 pm | 1 comment | 1378 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ecumenical Hunger Program seeks gifts for teens

With only days left in the Ecumenical Hunger Program's holiday distribution of food and gifts, the organization is low on...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2016
Last comment by giving, on Dec 22, 2016 at 7:43 pm | 2 comments | 1788 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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