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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Utility rates set to rise in Palo Alto

Palo Alto residents should brace themselves for a dramatic spike in their utility bills in July, with electricity, gas, water...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2016
Last comment by Anonymous, on Feb 14, 2016 at 10:12 am | 29 comments | 7045 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto prepares to test new office cap

When Palo Alto officials agreed last year to institute an annual limit on office development, the goal was to slow down the...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2016
Last comment by Allen Akin, on Feb 13, 2016 at 7:59 pm | 33 comments | 4696 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Evergreen Park wants annexation to parking-permit program

With their neighborhood rapidly becoming a de facto commuter parking zone, residents of Evergreen Park want the Palo Alto...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2016
Last comment by Roger Overnaut, on Feb 13, 2016 at 5:29 pm | 27 comments | 4897 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Silicon Valley's year: 'amazing' but with 'perils'

Joint Venture Silicon Valley's annual economic study found that 2015 was a year of record-breaking growth and prosperity,...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2016
Last comment by Ed Barbar, on Feb 12, 2016 at 8:06 pm | 44 comments | 80096 Views

SPORTS

Even without Olympians, Stanford women will contend

==BI College swimming== Sarah Haase, Lia Neal, Janet Hu and Ella Eastin may not have the name recognition of, say, world...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2016
Last comment by Rick Eymer, on Feb 12, 2016 at 6:07 pm | 2 comments | 4867 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto student-support committee proposed

How the school district can best — and better — support student mental health was front and center at Tuesday's...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2016
Last comment by stats, on Feb 12, 2016 at 5:49 pm | 2 comments | 488 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school district moves to dismiss teacher accused of sex abuse

The Palo Alto school board unanimously voted Tuesday to initiate dismissal proceedings for an elementary school teacher who...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2016
Last comment by teacher, on Feb 12, 2016 at 5:14 pm | 34 comments | 7312 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Neighbors divided over ban on two-story homes

Royal Manor, a community of more than 200 homes in the Palo Verde neighborhood, is seeking to become the latest Eichler-style...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2016
Last comment by surrealDude, on Feb 12, 2016 at 4:58 pm | 26 comments | 6334 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley: Driver found dead in car down embankment

A man found dead in a Jeep Cherokee at the bottom of an embankment in Portola Valley this morning had likely been dead for...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2016
Last comment by Reality Check, on Feb 12, 2016 at 4:51 pm | 2 comments | 6206 Views

AROUND TOWN

Obama in Palo Alto this morning

Streets in Old Palo Alto are impacted this morning due to a visit by President Barack Obama to a private event on Seale Avenue....

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2016
Last comment by Tutu, on Feb 12, 2016 at 4:06 pm | 26 comments | 10842 Views

AROUND TOWN

Andronico's offers to move into Edgewood

Edgewood Plaza Shopping Center could soon have a new grocer in the form of Andronico's Community Markets, according to center...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2015
Last comment by Hmmm, on Feb 12, 2016 at 3:24 pm | 76 comments | 8779 Views

SPORTS

Stanford football loses top defensive coach Hart

Randy Hart, one of the nation's premier defensive line coaches and a protege of Woody Hayes, has announced his retirement....

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2016
Last comment by Bob Jimenez, on Feb 12, 2016 at 1:46 pm | 3 comments | 7556 Views

SPORTS

Beavers take a bite out of Stanford men in Pac-12 hoops

==BI College roundup == Stanford's 62-50 loss to visiting Oregon State on Thursday was more of the same: not enough defense...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2016
Last comment by Anonymous, on Feb 12, 2016 at 12:26 pm | 2 comments | 3600 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Midtown man booked for lewd behavior, again

A Palo Alto man was arrested Sunday afternoon for exposing himself and engaging in lewd behavior while standing in the backyard...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2016
Last comment by sidwell, on Feb 12, 2016 at 11:15 am | 4 comments | 4656 Views

SPORTS

U.S. men qualify for Olympics with golden performance

Team USA punched its ticket to next summer's Rio Olympics by earning gold at the FIVB Volleyball Men's World Cup on Wednesday...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2015
Last comment by Alejandra, on Feb 12, 2016 at 8:29 am | 1 comment | 1569 Views

AROUND TOWN

Saving water and blooming all year round

Water-wise gardens, popular during the drought, do not have to be a colorless compromise, according to Roberta Barnes, who...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2016
There are no comments yet. 11028 Views

AROUND TOWN

Home Front

<B><B>CHANGE OF SEASONS ...</B> Local gardeners can gear up for spring with the help of UCCE Master Gardeners during a drop-in...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2016
There are no comments yet. 3999 Views

AROUND TOWN

Valentine's Day comedy show with Kevin Wong

Get caffeinated and catch a free comedy show on Sunday, Valentine's Day, at Red Rock Coffee in downtown Mountain View. Bay...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2016
Last comment by My Nguyen, on Feb 12, 2016 at 7:51 am | 2 comments | 772 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board discusses student mental health

How the school district can best &#151; and better &#151; support student mental health was front and center at Tuesday's...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2016
Last comment by Data, on Feb 11, 2016 at 10:58 pm | 13 comments | 3957 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Topping it off

Construction crews placed the finial atop Hoover Pavilion on Quarry Road Tuesday morning, symbolizing the near-completion...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2012
Last comment by musical, on Feb 11, 2016 at 9:40 pm | 6 comments | 7438 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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