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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Local hospitals brace for Obamacare repeal

The inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump is on Friday, Jan. 20 and congressional leaders are wasting no time delivering...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Jan 23, 2017 at 3:55 pm | 17 comments | 3595 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Neighbors resolve conflict over potential Airbnb rental

A Palo Alto property owner's suggestion to turn his Crescent Park home into an Airbnb rental set off a maelstrom of protest...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2016
Last comment by Jane Soros, on Jan 23, 2017 at 1:59 pm | 20 comments | 5762 Views

AROUND TOWN

Unemployment below 5 percent in eight Bay Area counties

Two Bay Area counties had unemployment rates below 3 percent last month, while all but one county reported rates under 5...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2017
Last comment by john_alderman, on Jan 23, 2017 at 12:11 pm | 3 comments | 2115 Views

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Palo Alto Sport Shop and Toy World faces uncertain future

Plans are underway to sell a historic building that houses Palo Alto Sport Shop and Toy World, a downtown destination for...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2017
Last comment by AllYouCanEat, on Jan 23, 2017 at 10:55 am | 20 comments | 9369 Views

AROUND TOWN

Midtown Shopping Center parcel sold for $15.26M

A portion of a shopping center that has long been the centerpiece of Palo Alto's Midtown neighborhood has been sold to a...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2017
Last comment by Resident2, on Jan 23, 2017 at 2:11 am | 2 comments | 404 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Caltrain strikes car at East Meadow crossing

A train has struck an occupied vehicle at the East Meadow crossing in Palo Alto on Thursday afternoon, according to Caltrain....

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2017
Last comment by Leslie, on Jan 23, 2017 at 2:04 am | 20 comments | 2700 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Feature story: Keeping the culture alive

Sporting the enormous striped feathers of the golden pheasant as well as seed pods that rattled around their shins, a procession...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2017
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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

No place to go

It doesn't matter if they are rich or poor, longtime residents or new immigrants. Thousands of domestic-violence survivors...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2017
Last comment by women's shelter in CT?, on Jan 22, 2017 at 8:57 pm | 7 comments | 3859 Views

AROUND TOWN

Community Garden in Midtown no more

The Community Garden has gone. Workers were clearing away the last of the tree debris this afternoon. It was the topic of...

Original post made by Resident on Dec. 30, 2016
Last comment by Long-time Midtown Resident, on Jan 22, 2017 at 5:07 pm | 10 comments | 860 Views

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Stanford poll shows more state residents are unaligned with Trump's agenda

As Donald Trump prepares for his swearing-in as the nation's 45th president, a new survey by the Hoover Institution at Stanford...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2017
Last comment by Sanctimonious City, on Jan 21, 2017 at 11:02 pm | 14 comments | 2402 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

On chasing criminals, race relations and being the chief

It takes Palo Alto Police Chief Dennis Burns about 15 minutes to walk from King Plaza to the conference room inside the Police...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2017
Last comment by John Bost, on Jan 21, 2017 at 8:09 pm | 10 comments | 4390 Views

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After inauguration, Palo Alto demonstrators promise renewed activism

Palo Alto demonstrators promised a new era of activism immediately after President Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday,...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2017
Last comment by student, on Jan 21, 2017 at 4:06 pm | 11 comments | 6714 Views

SPORTS

Gators, Bears win; Vikings fit to be tied in girls soccer action

==BI Prep report == Lauren von Thaden scored midway through the second half and the Sacred Heart Prep girls beat host Menlo,...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2017
Last comment by Eric , on Jan 20, 2017 at 9:21 pm | 2 comments | 1211 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Santa Clara County reports first flu-related death of the season

County health officials said the flu this year is more severe than in recent flu seasons and is encouraging residents to...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2017
Last comment by Disgusted, on Jan 20, 2017 at 3:56 pm | 1 comment | 1421 Views

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Rich Gordon takes government relations job at nonprofit

Rich Gordon, who served 24 years in elected office locally and recently termed out as representative to the state Assembly,...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2017
Last comment by fcservices, on Jan 20, 2017 at 8:09 am | 1 comment | 1560 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Big donations boost mental health program

After a lengthy appeal to the public to do more to support teens and young adults suffering from anxiety and depression,...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2017
Last comment by Sarah1000, on Jan 20, 2017 at 7:43 am | 2 comments | 1968 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Health advisory: Flu season in full swing

The Bay Area has been named one of three regions in California with the most influenza activity. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2017
Last comment by Calm, on Jan 20, 2017 at 2:33 am | 3 comments | 1733 Views

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Tech workers picket Palantir amid 'Muslim registry' fears

About 50 tech workers and members of civil rights groups demonstrated in front of Palo Alto-based Palantir Technologies on...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2017
Last comment by Sanctimonious City, on Jan 19, 2017 at 10:50 pm | 16 comments | 8140 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Lane reduction eyed for stretch of Middlefield Road

After years of collisions, congestion and complaints, a bustling, three-block stretch of Middlefield Road near the Menlo...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2017
Last comment by Dangerous, on Jan 19, 2017 at 10:12 pm | 26 comments | 8030 Views

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Baylands foxes decimated by distemper

Canine distemper sweeping through the Palo Alto Baylands has wiped out a colony of gray foxes, according to a researcher. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2017
Last comment by dennis, on Jan 19, 2017 at 8:28 pm | 18 comments | 7258 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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