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AROUND TOWN

New senior residences address Palo Alto's growing need

A new independent-living community for people aged 60 and older officially opened its doors on Thursday, May 1, offering...

Original post made on May. 2, 2014
Last comment by LN, on Mar 29, 2016 at 11:26 am | 34 comments | 10191 Views

AROUND TOWN

Brock Turner case goes to jury

The jury's decision in the sexual-assault trial of former Stanford University freshman Brock Allen Turner could hinge on...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2016
Last comment by observer, on Mar 29, 2016 at 10:39 am | 6 comments | 10307 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Significant traffic delays at East Bayshore expected

A busy route along East Bayshore Road will be reduced to one lane with traffic control signaling as the third phase of the...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2016
Last comment by Online Name, on Mar 29, 2016 at 8:48 am | 22 comments | 5332 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

ABAG Official Goes to Prison for Bond Fund Embezzlement

Former ABAG official sentenced in $3.9 million embezzlement (the link would copy - look at the Mtn Vw Voice) Why is this...

Original post made by From Mtn Vw Voice on Mar. 28, 2016
Last comment by Michael, on Mar 28, 2016 at 4:57 pm | 1 comment | 361 Views

SPORTS

Slow start turns into Stanford's NCAA tournament exit

Washington opened Sunday's NCAA regional final game in Lexington's Rupp Arena by scoring the first 12 points and never looked...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2016
Last comment by John Jacobs, on Mar 28, 2016 at 12:50 pm | 2 comments | 2014 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford wins approval for Escondido Village housing development

Stanford University can move ahead with its plan to add 2,000 beds for graduate students to Escondido Village after the project...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2016
Last comment by LAHscot, on Mar 28, 2016 at 12:01 pm | 4 comments | 4673 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto looks to spur affordable housing

Seeking to halt the city's transformation into an enclave for the super-rich, Palo Alto officials set their sights Monday...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2016
Last comment by Gale Johnson, on Mar 27, 2016 at 7:13 pm | 73 comments | 7562 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto throws its support behind Stanford's housing project

As Palo Alto struggles to find ways to encourage new housing, Stanford University is quickly advancing a project that city...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2016
Last comment by Sardines , on Mar 27, 2016 at 4:24 pm | 24 comments | 6063 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Firefighters put out fire at downtown Palo Alto office

Palo Alto firefighters knocked down a small fire at an office building in downtown early Sunday morning, according to fire...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2016
Last comment by Bill, on Mar 27, 2016 at 1:33 pm | 1 comment | 3665 Views

AROUND TOWN

Seeking tales from the old Paly gym

The Palo Alto Weekly is preparing a retrospective on Palo Alto High School's 85-year-old gym, slated for demolition this...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2014
Last comment by Palo Alto theme song, on Mar 26, 2016 at 3:24 pm | 21 comments | 21025 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto seeks ideas for new traffic-fighting nonprofit

From Emeryville to Boston, nonprofits called "transportation management associations" have sprung up in the last few decades...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2015
Last comment by Rick, on Mar 26, 2016 at 12:07 pm | 9 comments | 3340 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Educating for life

On one recent morning in an English as a Second Language (ESL) classroom at Palo Alto's Greendell School, the tables began...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2016
Last comment by Chip, on Mar 26, 2016 at 9:18 am | 2 comments | 6583 Views

SPORTS

USA women win again in Olympic water polo qualifying

The USA Women's National Team moved to 4-0 at the Olympic Qualification Tournament and secured first place in Group A following...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2016
Last comment by Bradford Barrett, on Mar 26, 2016 at 7:13 am | 1 comment | 1351 Views

SPORTS

Stanford's new men's hoops coach is a former Cal player

==BI Dawkins hired at UCF== Jerod Haase may have given himself another great birthday gift as he has signed on as Stanford's...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2016
Last comment by Ghost of Roy Williams, on Mar 25, 2016 at 10:00 pm | 1 comment | 3060 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Warning: Height Limit Assault is Upon Us

Found this little surprise in the details of city housing proposals: H2.1.1 PROGRAM To allow for higher density residential...

Original post made by Crescent Park Dad on Mar. 21, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Mar 25, 2016 at 5:12 pm | 65 comments | 5302 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School Renaming Committee Application Deadline is this Monday

Reminder that the applications for participation in the PAUSD school renaming committee are due this coming Monday. Committee...

Original post made by Lars Johnsson on Mar. 25, 2016
There are no comments yet. 297 Views

SPORTS

Eastside Prep girls win their first-ever state hoop crown

With sophomore Kayla Tahaafe overcoming illness to score 15 points and grab seven rebounds, the Eastside Prep girls overcame...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2016
Last comment by John Jacobs, on Mar 25, 2016 at 12:54 pm | 3 comments | 2529 Views

AROUND TOWN

Disabled man gets stolen tricycle back

A man who has a mobility disability had his chief form of transportation stolen on Tuesday, March 22, sparking a nearly 32-hour...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2016
Last comment by Mark, on Mar 25, 2016 at 12:13 pm | 1 comment | 2314 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Pushing for integration

Karena Li's voice was tinged with loneliness as she recalled her experience as a new immigrant living in Palo Alto. Standing...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2016
Last comment by Sham, on Mar 25, 2016 at 8:56 am | 75 comments | 7343 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Meeting needs, creatively

After serving for four years as principal at Gunn High School, Katya Villalobos became principal of the Palo Alto Adult School...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2016
Last comment by really?, on Mar 25, 2016 at 8:12 am | 1 comment | 2739 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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