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AROUND TOWN

OCR findings: A repeated failure to properly investigate

A formal letter of findings from the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights released on Thursday details...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2017
Last comment by stanhutchings, on Mar 20, 2017 at 9:07 pm | 10 comments | 5071 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: New kitchen shop, bike store

In this week's retail news, a new kitchen shop and bike store open while American Apparel is set to close downtown. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2017
Last comment by geneD, on Mar 20, 2017 at 4:07 pm | 2 comments | 1844 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

College Panel at PALY yesterday

PALY hosted a college panel yesterday - very informative. The message that came across loud and clear from the panelists...

Original post made by WOW .. on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by iSez, on Mar 20, 2017 at 1:32 pm | 11 comments | 491 Views

AROUND TOWN

Housing advocate, drama teacher among Tall Tree awardees

Four dedicated individuals and organizations that have focused on affordable housing, community health, educational excellence...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by Kevin, on Mar 20, 2017 at 1:29 pm | 17 comments | 3944 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto Forward-Can A Non-Profit Lobby?

From another thread: "I just got the following email from PAF, which is advocating for building 6000 new homes in Palo...

Original post made by HMMM on Mar. 18, 2017
Last comment by HMMM, on Mar 20, 2017 at 12:14 pm | 24 comments | 447 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Lane Shift at merge on 101/Oregon/Embarcadero NB

Without warning us in advance, big lane shift at merge onto 101 NB. Be careful everyone....

Original post made by Driver on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Mar 20, 2017 at 12:09 pm | 9 comments | 312 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Around Town: snail mail; gliding to first place

Tidbits collected by the Weekly staff on people, events and other happenings. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2017/03/18/around-town-snail-mail-gliding-...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2017
Last comment by McCarthyism, on Mar 20, 2017 at 11:40 am | 6 comments | 1475 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sweet community

Owned by Google's "chief culture officer" Stacy Sullivan, Sweet Shop in Los Altos serves as a community gathering place and...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2017
Last comment by Nayeli, on Mar 20, 2017 at 10:50 am | 3 comments | 4074 Views

AROUND TOWN

Two-alarm fire contained in Old Palo Alto

Palo Alto firefighters have contained a two-alarm fire found in the attic of an Old Palo Alto home on Sunday. Read the full...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2017
Last comment by Glad you r ok, on Mar 19, 2017 at 9:59 pm | 5 comments | 5150 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Renew stormwater fee

The system for moving rainwater from our streets out to the bay only gets our attention when something goes wrong, streets...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2017
Last comment by Stephen, on Mar 19, 2017 at 8:28 pm | 26 comments | 2552 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The Wave that changed the world

The classroom guards, symbolic armbands and secret salutes carried out by members of an elite student movement at Cubberley...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Mar 19, 2017 at 5:44 pm | 24 comments | 10305 Views

AROUND TOWN

Neighborhood residents offer after-school culinary classes to children

Two Palo Alto chefs have been teaching cooking classes in Duveneck/St. Francis and Professorville neighborhoods to children,...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by nearby resident, on Mar 19, 2017 at 5:43 pm | 2 comments | 3568 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Caltrans: Crack in overpass damaged by dump truck wider than expected

A dump truck that crashed into the Embarcadero Road overpass at U.S. Highway 101 in Palo Alto earlier this month resulted...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by Sigh, on Mar 19, 2017 at 12:36 pm | 7 comments | 2377 Views

AROUND TOWN

At long last, Menlo Park's BBC holds 'soft,' stealth opening

On the morning of Dec. 23, a passerby peeped through the window of the British Bankers Club, then entered the building. A...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2016
Last comment by PV resident, on Mar 19, 2017 at 7:15 am | 7 comments | 13026 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Jordan, Terman middle schools to be renamed

By the start of the 2018-19 school year, Palo Alto's David Starr Jordan and Terman middle schools will be no more. The school...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by Nayeli, on Mar 18, 2017 at 11:05 pm | 31 comments | 9144 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board eyes further budget cuts with least classroom impact

The school board continued to revise and refine the district's approach to mitigating its budget shortfall at a special meeting...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 18, 2017 at 10:53 pm | 7 comments | 2083 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

East Palo Alto family says they were harassed by men claiming to be ICE

An East Palo Alto family confronted by bounty hunters questioning their immigration status underscores how persons under...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Mar 18, 2017 at 10:45 pm | 8 comments | 10263 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Former state assemblyman wants to reform Prop. 13

The common good has long been former Assemblyman Rich Gordon's aim, whether in his efforts with troubled youth, with an unfair...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2017
Last comment by Sanctimonious City, on Mar 18, 2017 at 7:17 pm | 138 comments | 4542 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto stocks sandbags, prepares for storm

Palo Alto is bracing for a weekend of heavy rain by stocking the sandbag stations at Rinconada and Mitchell parks and at...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2017
Last comment by Sarah, on Mar 18, 2017 at 4:35 pm | 2 comments | 7178 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

County kicks in $3.5M for immigrant support

Fearing a zealous immigration crackdown by the new administration in Washington, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2017
Last comment by Mods, on Mar 18, 2017 at 8:25 am | 19 comments | 1612 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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