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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Gov. Brown signs bill on ignition interlock devices in cars of drunk drivers

A bill by state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, was signed into law Wednesday and will soon require certain convicted drunk...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2016
Last comment by TLM, on Oct 2, 2016 at 4:56 pm | 18 comments | 3475 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man allegedly exposes himself to teen at Bol Park in Palo Alto

Palo Alto police are seeking the public’s assistance with identifying a man who they said exposed himself to a teenage...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2016
Last comment by GROSS, on Oct 2, 2016 at 12:21 pm | 2 comments | 3806 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

For easing traffic jams, Palo Alto pins hopes on nonprofit

As Palo Alto looks ahead toward adopting a new long-term vision for transportation, officials are increasingly leaning on...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2016
Last comment by Biased surveys, on Oct 2, 2016 at 10:10 am | 33 comments | 4324 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bike Palo Alto hopes to draw another large crowd

In past years, Bike Palo Alto has welcomed hundreds of cyclists and encouraged many residents to ride their bikes for local...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2016
Last comment by bicyclist and driver , on Oct 1, 2016 at 10:45 pm | 20 comments | 5063 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Governor signs sexual-assault bill inspired by Brock Turner case

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law today a new bill that would establish a mandatory prison sentence of three to...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2016
Last comment by Gratitude, on Oct 1, 2016 at 4:56 pm | 5 comments | 2927 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Why does Jordan have bike lanes in the wrong direction?

Not only did the bike lane painting occur the FIRST day of school (Tuesday), but the bike lane in front of the bike cage...

Original post made by Mom on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by Me, on Oct 1, 2016 at 3:33 pm | 51 comments | 1946 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

We have a Transportation--Not Housing--Crisis

Silicon Valley has a transportation crisis, not a housing crisis. Most metropolitan areas, and we have become one, have workers...

Original post made by Mickie Winkler on Sep. 30, 2016
Last comment by NeilsonBuchanan, on Oct 1, 2016 at 10:23 am | 2 comments | 348 Views

SPORTS

Gunn grad Watt is looking for her next challenge

The more you learn about Amy Watt the more you realize how little she has allowed her disability to define her. Read the...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2016
Last comment by Scottie Zimmerman, on Sep 30, 2016 at 7:44 pm | 2 comments | 1789 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Embarcadero project aims to give bicyclists a smoother ride

For Palo Alto's bicycles and drivers, the bustling stretch of Embarcadero Road near El Camino Real isn't just a shared commuter...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2016
Last comment by Online Name, on Sep 30, 2016 at 5:58 pm | 40 comments | 7753 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board approves first round of budget measures

A majority of the Palo Alto school board backed a series of budget-savings measures -- some ongoing, some short term; some...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2016
Last comment by Teacher Cuts, on Sep 30, 2016 at 5:38 pm | 22 comments | 3789 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shikada to stay on as head of Utilities Department

Ed Shikada probably won't need much of a learning curve for his new job as Palo Alto's permanent utilities director. The...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2016
Last comment by Jeremy Robinson, on Sep 30, 2016 at 12:27 pm | 1 comment | 1817 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto welcomes new urban forester Walter Passmore

Nine weeks into his new position as Palo Alto's first city urban forester, Walter Passmore eschewed a stuffy City Hall office...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2012
Last comment by artbuilder, on Sep 30, 2016 at 11:20 am | 41 comments | 7698 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Second health-care 'telephone town hall' goes well

A second "telephone town hall" by Congresswoman Anna Eshoo Monday evening went smoothly and won praise from callers from...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2009
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Sep 30, 2016 at 11:15 am | 132 comments | 24482 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Off Deadline: Book program for African kids illustrates 'power of one'

In 2004 Chris Bradshaw of Portola Valley was on a trip with her family of four to Lesotho, a small mountainous nation completely...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2016
Last comment by Do They Value Education, on Sep 30, 2016 at 8:20 am | 1 comment | 1925 Views

AROUND TOWN

Home Front

<B><B>WATER USE RULES ... </B>The city of Palo Alto has launched a new Water Efficiency Compliance web page, explaining the...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1370 Views

AROUND TOWN

A gardener's delight

One way the Elizabeth Gamble Garden hopes to reach the community is to actually get people to put their hands in the dirt....

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2016
There are no comments yet. 2333 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board candidates meet in second debate

The five Palo Alto school-board candidates sat together at the board's own dais on Thursday night in the second in a series...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2016
Last comment by Misha, on Sep 29, 2016 at 11:22 pm | 8 comments | 3497 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto General Fund Subsidizes Developers' Planning Review Costs

Palo Alto General Fund Subsidizes Developers' Planning Review Costs Many of the significant projects that are proposed...

Original post made by Dollar Dollar Bill on Aug. 18, 2016
Last comment by I_Got_mine, on Sep 29, 2016 at 7:03 pm | 4 comments | 233 Views

AROUND TOWN

Burglars hit Keeble & Shuchat by breaking through wall

Burglars broke through layers of plaster, plywood, sheetrock and a display case to get inside Keeble & Shuchat Photography...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2016
Last comment by Raj, on Sep 29, 2016 at 3:36 pm | 27 comments | 12975 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly Student hit by car

A Paly student biking to school was hit by a car this morning at Churchill and Castilleja. http://palyvoice.com/2016/09/27/admin-calls-for-safety-reform-after-bike-accident/ S...

Original post made by Hugh B on Sep. 27, 2016
Last comment by Midtown Paly, on Sep 29, 2016 at 2:29 pm | 14 comments | 761 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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