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AROUND TOWN

Housing Authority votes to acquire Buena Vista

Buena Vista Mobile Home Park residents received a hopeful pre-holiday present from the county Housing Authority on Tuesday...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2016
Last comment by Oldster, on Jan 1, 2017 at 7:02 pm | 94 comments | 9214 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Court rejects approval of Buena Vista closure

The Palo Alto City Council abdicated its duty when it approved relocation payments for Buena Vista Mobile Home Park residents,...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2016
Last comment by Just a resident, on Jan 1, 2017 at 11:24 am | 23 comments | 8767 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Burglars smash vehicle into Apple Store in Palo Alto

A burglary ring crashed through the front glass windows of the downtown Palo Alto Apple Store early Sunday morning by driving...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2016
Last comment by Dan, on Dec 31, 2016 at 6:34 pm | 17 comments | 19321 Views

RESTAURANTS

Shop Talk: Anatolian Kitchen gets TV chef; a look at Vina Enoteca

In this week's Shop Talk column, Daryl Savage takes a closer look at new Italian restaurant Vina Enoteca, and talks to the...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2016
Last comment by Rocco Sordella, on Dec 31, 2016 at 1:03 pm | 3 comments | 2680 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto's year of resurgence

The donkey is dead. Long live the donkey. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2016/12/30/palo-altos-year-of-resurgence...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2016
Last comment by anne, on Dec 31, 2016 at 12:10 pm | 1 comment | 2750 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Uplifting Palo Alto stories that topped 2016

Here are some of the top uplifting Palo Alto stories of 2016. View original stories at PaloAltoOnline.com. Read the full...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2016
Last comment by Longtime Resident, on Dec 31, 2016 at 11:35 am | 1 comment | 3647 Views

AROUND TOWN

Midtown Shopping Center parcel sold for $15.26 million

A parcel of a shopping center that has long been the centerpiece of Palo Alto's Midtown neighborhood has been sold to a private...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2016
Last comment by Citizen, on Dec 31, 2016 at 10:00 am | 54 comments | 17878 Views

AROUND TOWN

North Palo Alto house fire extinguished

A two-alarm house fire broke out in the 2100 block of Louis Road in Palo Alto Friday morning, fire officials said. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2016
Last comment by Fact check , on Dec 30, 2016 at 9:59 pm | 1 comment | 2274 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

VIDEO: Palo Alto's year in review

On this week's news webcast, "Behind the Headlines," Palo Alto Weekly journalists Gennady Sheyner, Elena Kadvany, Sue Dremann,...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1919 Views

SPORTS

A history of Winter Lodge

1954: Duncan Williams, a Wisconsin civil engineer, conceives of the idea of an outdoor rink in California at a New Year's...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 30, 2016 at 2:26 pm | 2 comments | 3141 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district faces unexpected challenges

In many ways, 2016 was a year of surprises for the Palo Alto school district. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2016/12/30/school-district-faces-u...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2016
Last comment by Marc Vincenti, on Dec 30, 2016 at 2:15 pm | 1 comment | 4572 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Holiday Fund: Getting justice and a safe home

Jose Cabrera cranked up the heater to full blast in his duplex unit to keep his wife and three children warm. It wasn't the...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2016
There are no comments yet. 3814 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Food bank faces deep drop in donations

Silicon Valley's local food bank is sounding the alarm this holiday season after donations from residents in the South Bay...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2016
Last comment by Mary, on Dec 30, 2016 at 5:05 am | 11 comments | 5468 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Recycling and Composting ORDINANCE?

Are people aware of what's being considered for this ordinance? Take a gander at this: http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/civica/filebank/blobdload.asp?BlobID=19015 "...resulti...

Original post made by PAmoderate on Mar. 5, 2010
Last comment by Scott McVicker, on Dec 29, 2016 at 8:19 pm | 50 comments | 4054 Views

AROUND TOWN

Free Caltrain rides on New Year's Eve

Caltrain has volunteered to be the designated driver for Peninsula residents on New Year's Eve, offering free train service...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 29, 2016 at 3:29 pm | 2 comments | 2689 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plan to replace Brutalist building sent back to drawing board

Love it or hate it, the Brutalist six-story building at 2600 El Camino Real is unlike any other in Palo Alto, a city better...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2016
Last comment by Reader, on Dec 29, 2016 at 12:46 pm | 26 comments | 5955 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford to launch new youth mental health services

Stanford Children’s Health and Lucile Packard Children’'s Hospital will be addressing in 2017 what they describe as "immediate...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2016
Last comment by Mama Bear, on Dec 29, 2016 at 12:20 pm | 13 comments | 3658 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Buena Vista owners receive $36 million-plus offer

The Housing Authority of Santa Clara County has made a $36.7 million offer to purchase the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park,...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2016
Last comment by Random, on Dec 29, 2016 at 11:43 am | 44 comments | 6197 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto suing Menlo Park over general plan updates

East Palo Alto says it is suing Menlo Park over recently adopted changes to Menlo Park's general plan and zoning allowing...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2016
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Dec 29, 2016 at 11:26 am | 2 comments | 2604 Views

SPORTS

Stanford women surpass century mark in hoops win over Yale

Anna Wilson made a nice collegiate debut, Alanna Smith recorded a career-high in rebounds with 13 and the Stanford women's...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2016
Last comment by Chris , on Dec 29, 2016 at 6:02 am | 1 comment | 1495 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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