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SPORTS

Palo Alto's Pederson heads to U.S. U-19 soccer training camp

The Palo Alto girls will have to be at their best next week if they are to remain tied with Mountain View the SCVAL De Anza...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2016
Last comment by Be Positive, on Jan 24, 2016 at 9:37 am | 5 comments | 4127 Views

AROUND TOWN

Large tree falls on Palo Alto home

Saturated soils and wind from winter storm uprooted a large tree, which fell on a home on Embarcadero Road on Friday, Jan....

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2016
Last comment by HUTCH 7.62, on Jan 24, 2016 at 8:37 am | 5 comments | 1131 Views

AROUND TOWN

Filoli executive director departs

Volunteers at Filoli, the historic estate located north of Woodside, learned Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 11, via an email that...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2015
Last comment by SC, on Jan 23, 2016 at 10:31 pm | 12 comments | 5682 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUBLIC AGENDA: water-efficient landscaping, schools town hall, highway overpass project

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Jan. 18. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2016/01/15/public-agenda-water-efficient-landscaping...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2016
Last comment by Retreat, on Jan 23, 2016 at 1:02 pm | 1 comment | 2940 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Shuttle survey nearly passed by many seniors

An online survey to revamp the Palo Alto Shuttle program left many of the most vulnerable seniors who need the service the...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2016
Last comment by A Voice in the Wilderness, on Jan 22, 2016 at 9:15 pm | 19 comments | 4563 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Bottle Rocket Sarah Palin Is Back

John Oliver was hosting the Daily Show when Jon Stewart was on leave, and he had a snippet which basically said "We should...

Original post made by A Boomer on Jan. 22, 2016
Last comment by resident 1, on Jan 22, 2016 at 7:47 pm | 4 comments | 527 Views

SPORTS

Verhoeven gives Stanford men a spark of hope in hoops loss

Marcus Sheffield matched his season-high with 17 points and Dorian Pickens added 11 but the Stanford men's basketball team...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2016
Last comment by Stanford Fan, on Jan 22, 2016 at 3:39 pm | 1 comment | 3851 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto backs away from new landscaping ordinance

Facing criticisms about inadequate outreach to the greater community, Palo Alto officials on Tuesday retreated from a proposal...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2016
Last comment by Jane, on Jan 22, 2016 at 9:51 am | 15 comments | 6082 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Email from Board Member on New High School Proposal

I got this from Ken Dauber because I'm subscribed to his school board blog. I'm posting it here because this is an important...

Original post made by Citizen on Jan. 19, 2016
Last comment by GetSomeRest, on Jan 22, 2016 at 5:52 am | 9 comments | 927 Views

AROUND TOWN

Battle of the brewers at Freewheel

Meet beer enthusiasts and see how beer is made during Freewheel Home Brew Club's first annual Battle of the Brew Clubs on...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2016
Last comment by KP, on Jan 21, 2016 at 7:17 pm | 1 comment | 708 Views

AROUND TOWN

A hike and a drink in the outdoors

Looking for a more immersive outdoor experience? Go "wiking" (hiking and wine tasting) this Saturday, Jan. 23 with the Peninsula...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2016
Last comment by KP, on Jan 21, 2016 at 7:15 pm | 1 comment | 1915 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Our kids making a difference, spreading the message of hope!

Paly and Gunn High School Students have created a film spreading awareness about teen suicide and mental health. Now in the...

Original post made by Brown on Jan. 21, 2016
There are no comments yet. 378 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police: Burglars steal beer, fire stun gun while fleeing 7-Eleven

Two men allegedly stole two cases of beer from a Palo Alto 7-Eleven and then used a Taser-like weapon to ward off employees...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2016
Last comment by Caitlin, on Jan 21, 2016 at 3:22 pm | 5 comments | 4974 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Power outage reported in Palo Alto

Nearly 2,000 residents in the southern half of Palo Alto near the Ventura neighborhood are without power Wednesday morning,...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2016
Last comment by power engineer, on Jan 21, 2016 at 1:52 pm | 7 comments | 4232 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local health educator tapped to lead Palo Alto's Project Safety Net

Mary Gloner, a local health educator, has been selected to lead Project Safety Net, a community coalition formed in the wake...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2016
Last comment by Concerned Parent, on Jan 21, 2016 at 1:28 pm | 5 comments | 4041 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City to sell development rights to pay for EcoCenter

Shaped like a ship forever moored in the Baylands, the EcoCenter is a building like no other in Palo Alto. On Tuesday, the...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Jan 21, 2016 at 12:37 pm | 16 comments | 4816 Views

SPORTS

Schuler announces his departure from Stanford football

Stanford football player Graham Schuler always felt an obligation to do something special with his life. Until recently,...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2016
Last comment by Art, on Jan 21, 2016 at 12:05 pm | 1 comment | 4496 Views

SPORTS

SHP, Menlo girls keep their soccer rivalry close with a tie

Since the Menlo School and Sacred Heart Prep girls have been playing each other in soccer, the local rivals have been pretty...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2016
Last comment by Bill Smith, on Jan 21, 2016 at 10:24 am | 1 comment | 998 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Public's help sought in identifying bank robbery suspect

Police in Mountain View are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect in a bank robbery earlier this month. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2016
Last comment by AllYouCanEat, on Jan 21, 2016 at 9:15 am | 1 comment | 2260 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Sexual battery reported on Stanford campus Saturday

Stanford University's Department of Public Safety is looking for a man who sexually battered someone on campus Saturday night. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2016
Last comment by AllYouCanEat, on Jan 21, 2016 at 9:09 am | 4 comments | 5240 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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