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SPORTS

Menlo-Atherton RB Mims commits to Fresno State

==BI Football == Menlo-Atherton senior Jordan Mims, who led the Bears to the state championship football game in Division...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2017
Last comment by MA ALUM, on Jan 18, 2017 at 10:58 am | 1 comment | 1000 Views

AROUND TOWN

Travel advisory: 9-day closure of Palo Alto Transit Center bus depot

The Palo Alto Transit Center bus depot will be temporarily closed Jan. 17-26 due to a City of Palo Alto construction project. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2017
Last comment by musical, on Jan 17, 2017 at 11:54 pm | 4 comments | 6714 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Catching their dreams

The air was electric in rooms 1704 and 1705 of Palo Alto High School's science building on a recent Thursday evening. Students...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2015
Last comment by Barbara Sih Klausner, on Jan 17, 2017 at 3:55 pm | 10 comments | 6356 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Community Notebook: 'Immigrants and Allies' forum on Jan. 19 in Palo Alto

Amid fears of increasing intolerance and anti-immigrant bias, 11 organizations will host a free public forum on Jan. 19 to...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2017
Last comment by Sally Bemus, on Jan 17, 2017 at 12:35 pm | 5 comments | 3772 Views

AROUND TOWN

Behind the Headlines -- Immigration Forum

"Behind the Headlines" discusses an upcoming public forum aimed informing immigrants of their rights and resources ahead...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2017
Last comment by nat, on Jan 17, 2017 at 12:28 pm | 1 comment | 1079 Views

AROUND TOWN

The things I remember about Palo Alto while growing up:

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Original post made by Andrew L. Freedman on Oct. 19, 2006
Last comment by radar, on Jan 17, 2017 at 5:59 am | 1109 comments | 208180 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Off Deadline

Where is 'Conan the Grammarian' in the battle with grammar barbarians? Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2016/12/02/off-deadline...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2016
Last comment by Russ Skinner, on Jan 16, 2017 at 6:51 pm | 8 comments | 2229 Views

AROUND TOWN

Winter Spare the Air alert issued for Tuesday

A Winter Spare the Air Alert issued for Tuesday in the Bay Area bans residents and businesses from burning wood, manufactured...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2017
Last comment by parent, on Jan 16, 2017 at 6:37 pm | 1 comment | 1285 Views

AROUND TOWN

Federal circuit court rejects petition challenging FAA aircraft noise initiative

Efforts aimed at reducing aircraft noise in the skies above Portola Valley, Ladera and Woodside were dealt a setback recently...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2017
Last comment by jim, on Jan 16, 2017 at 4:33 pm | 2 comments | 5189 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police nab 13-year-old boy driving stolen car

Menlo Park Police are investigating whether a 13-year-old driver and his three passengers, who officers detained on Saturday,...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2017
Last comment by Stew Pid, on Jan 16, 2017 at 1:58 pm | 5 comments | 6073 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City spots flaws in glass shards on California Avenue

Responding to complaints about the sharpness of the polished glass used in California Avenues new sidewalks, Palo Alto officials...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2015
Last comment by eileen , on Jan 16, 2017 at 1:26 pm | 55 comments | 8522 Views

RESTAURANTS

Fit for a king

If you are ready to explore the incredible diversity of South Indian cuisine, the 2-year-old Chennai Kings in Mountain View...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2017
Last comment by Max Hauser, on Jan 16, 2017 at 12:36 pm | 4 comments | 2820 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto Hills

The Palo Alto Hills neighborhood is an oasis for those looking for a serene setting to live in. With large lots featuring...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2017
Last comment by Former PA Hills Resident, on Jan 16, 2017 at 12:19 pm | 2 comments | 1578 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

School board to discuss petition to rename Jordan Middle School

A parent in the district is calling on the school board to consider renaming David Starr Jordan Middle School, whose namesake...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2015
Last comment by Michael O, on Jan 16, 2017 at 10:38 am | 187 comments | 15624 Views

AROUND TOWN

Creek neared flooding, West Bayshore Road closed after major storm

Fierce wind and rain ushered in by Tuesday night's storm caused troublesome San Francisquito Creek to near flood stage and...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2017
Last comment by Bad Data!, on Jan 15, 2017 at 10:45 pm | 2 comments | 2998 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Police pilot psychiatric response team

The Palo Alto Police Department will soon become the first in Santa Clara County to pair an officer and a mental health professional...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2017
Last comment by GmTur, on Jan 15, 2017 at 10:27 pm | 13 comments | 7678 Views

RESTAURANTS

Calls for exempting tipped workers from minimum wage

When Palo Alto officials voted last fall to gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2019, they found plenty of allies...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2017
Last comment by Marrol, on Jan 15, 2017 at 11:40 am | 26 comments | 8108 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stuck in traffic

Carmageddon came to Palo Alto on Dec. 1, the worst traffic gridlock that residents and many commuters said they could recall....

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 15, 2017 at 9:05 am | 85 comments | 15431 Views

BOOKS

Stanford is shopping for new firefighting services

Stanford University is looking around for a new provider of firefighting services, a move that could transform or even end...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1032 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto hopes to speed up deployment of self-driving cars

Should the streets of Palo Alto become the newest testing ground for self-driving cars? For several members of the City Council,...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2016
Last comment by Me 2, on Jan 15, 2017 at 2:31 am | 35 comments | 8648 Views
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Affordable Housing: Complexities
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Common Application's 2017-2018 Essay Prompts
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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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