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AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto set to move ahead with new garages

After years of planning, Palo Alto is preparing to take a significant step toward alleviating the worsening parking shortages...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2016
Last comment by Drew McKendry, on Mar 9, 2017 at 11:41 am | 26 comments | 4740 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Divisive downtown project wins approval

It took three years, 14 public hearings, four different architects and a threatened lawsuit for Elizabeth Wong to win an...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2017
Last comment by P A Native , on Mar 9, 2017 at 7:01 am | 67 comments | 8329 Views

AROUND TOWN

Jet Noise web site doesn't work

Yesterday morning at around 6am I was awoken by jet noise, and counted many planes thereafter, at three to five minute intervals....

Original post made by pares on Apr. 28, 2016
Last comment by Jetman, on Mar 9, 2017 at 1:35 am | 11 comments | 582 Views

RESTAURANTS

Fantastic Fijian

Don't let appearances deceive you. Curry Wrapper's Delight, a weekdays-only stop in downtown Redwood City, serves better...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2017
Last comment by Adrienne, on Mar 8, 2017 at 8:27 am | 1 comment | 1786 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Experts, advocates react to CDC report on youth suicide

For a community that has done much soul searching in the wake of two youth suicide clusters over the last eight years, the...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2017
Last comment by DES, on Mar 8, 2017 at 7:49 am | 20 comments | 5715 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Federal funding halted for Caltrain electrification

The $1.96 billion Caltrain electrification project came to screeching halt on Friday, Feb. 17, after it was announced that...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2017
Last comment by YIMBY, on Mar 8, 2017 at 12:19 am | 123 comments | 8014 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to discuss renaming schools

A committee's recommendation to rename two Palo Alto middle schools will be up for debate Tuesday night when the school board...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2017
Last comment by observer, on Mar 7, 2017 at 8:59 pm | 31 comments | 3316 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

PUBLIC AGENDA: Accessory-dwelling units; renaming schools

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of March 6. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2017/03/03/public-agenda-accessory-dwelling-units-re...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2017
Last comment by Agree or not, on Mar 7, 2017 at 8:47 pm | 2 comments | 1522 Views

MOVIES

Bellis loses but happy; Gibbs pleased about winning at Stanford

Taking part in a tournament she's watched from the stands for so many years made 16-year-old CiCi Bellis of Atherton one...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2017
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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Former Stanford student dies in Hayward motorcycle crash

A motorcyclist who died in a crash late last month in Hayward was released Sunday by the Alameda County coroner's office...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2017
Last comment by Duly Noted, on Mar 7, 2017 at 2:16 pm | 3 comments | 3602 Views

MOVIES

Stanford in rhythm at regional synchronized swimming meet

The Stanford synchronized swimming team tuned up for the National Collegiate Championships by sweeping all routines Sunday...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2017
Last comment by julie armitano, on Mar 7, 2017 at 10:47 am | 1 comment | 746 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Video captures Fairmeadow burglary suspects

Palo Alto police are looking for two men who they believe stole jewelry and other valuables from a home in the Fairmeadow...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2017
Last comment by Scared straight...., on Mar 7, 2017 at 4:39 am | 7 comments | 4812 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Supreme Court decision could toss evidence in DUI manslaughter case

A U.S. Supreme Court decision on the admissibility of DUI blood-tests could affect important evidence in the vehicular manslaughter...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2016
Last comment by Fred, on Mar 7, 2017 at 1:58 am | 5 comments | 578 Views

SPORTS

An unforgettable night for Rojahn, Palo Alto boys hoops

Spencer Rojahn made a 3-point shot for the ages. It helped lift Palo Alto to a CCS Division I title that was in doubt until...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2017
Last comment by Chris Zaharias, on Mar 7, 2017 at 12:32 am | 2 comments | 2060 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How child care centers are run

Stanford's child care centers are a mix of for-profit and nonprofit, Stanford-affiliated and not. Bing Nursery School, which...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2017
Last comment by Questions, on Mar 6, 2017 at 5:45 pm | 10 comments | 6296 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Consternation over post office continues

Long lines for passports, supervisors who won't meet with the public, a dearth of stamps, already opened mail and a smelly...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2017
Last comment by In 94303 - WTF?, on Mar 6, 2017 at 3:05 pm | 32 comments | 4655 Views

AROUND TOWN

The urge to collect

What leads a person to want to collect things? Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2017/03/03/the-urge-to-collect...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Mom, on Mar 6, 2017 at 2:17 pm | 1 comment | 3241 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Guest Opinion: What will they write of me when I 'transition'?

I've discovered there's a definite point when a person becomes old. No, nothing like a special birthday, new decade or those...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2017
Last comment by May your life be an inspiration, on Mar 6, 2017 at 1:53 pm | 6 comments | 2380 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto boys open old-school arcade

Almost every Saturday, a garage in the Leland Manor neighborhood transforms into old-school arcade, filled with classic...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2017
Last comment by Sue Allen, on Mar 6, 2017 at 12:00 pm | 15 comments | 5168 Views

SPORTS

Paly's Zhao swims state qualifying mark in breaststroke

Prep report Grace Zhao picked up where she left off last year, swimming a state qualifying mark of 1:04.80 in winning the...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2017
Last comment by Gunn Parent, on Mar 6, 2017 at 10:44 am | 1 comment | 990 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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