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PALO ALTO ISSUES

School board to discuss goals, governance at retreat Monday

The newly seated Palo Alto school board will review and possibly revise its goals for the current year, as well as discuss...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2017
Last comment by Meditate on This!, on Jan 26, 2017 at 4:52 pm | 10 comments | 3423 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Administrative fees cut for parents of juveniles in criminal justice system

Parents of juveniles in the criminal justice system will no longer be required to pay administrative fees for juvenile hall...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2017
Last comment by Chip, on Jan 26, 2017 at 12:13 pm | 3 comments | 1591 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Is it time for Charter Schools in Palo Alto?

The sad and unfortunate list at PAUSD keeps growing longer and longer. - sexual abuse scandals - budget mismanagement -...

Original post made by Sanctimonious City on Jan. 13, 2017
Last comment by We should get what we pay for., on Jan 26, 2017 at 9:09 am | 51 comments | 1355 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Let the band play on at Stanford

I am an alum from the Stanford University Class of '85. Yes, I was there when the band stormed the field at Cal before the...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2017
Last comment by Julie, on Jan 25, 2017 at 8:10 pm | 17 comments | 4725 Views

SPORTS

SHP's Martinelli earns CCS Honor Coach award in hoops

Sacred Heart Prep boys basketball coach Tony Martinelli earned Central Coast Section Honor Coach accolades, the CCS office...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2017
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AROUND TOWN

Police: Bicyclist ran stop sign in fatal Palo Alto accident

A bicyclist who was struck and killed in Palo Alto on Aug. 15 apparently ran a stop sign when he collided with a car, Palo...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2016
Last comment by Carlos Cortez , on Jan 25, 2017 at 3:36 pm | 91 comments | 13222 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Permit parking gets green light in Evergreen Park

For workers around California Avenue, the era of free all-day parking on nearby residential streets is about to come to an...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2017
Last comment by anon, on Jan 25, 2017 at 2:23 pm | 27 comments | 6243 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

After re-election, Palo Alto Vice Mayor Kniss reaps developers' cash

Ten days after Liz Kniss cruised to an Election Day victory, picking up more votes than any other candidate, contributions...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2017
Last comment by Silly rabbit , on Jan 25, 2017 at 1:47 pm | 65 comments | 7886 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

We (Palo Alto) should be watching Mountain View's innovative transit study.

Mountain View has similar problems to Palo Alto and we share a common border along a very busy road corridor. Their inward...

Original post made by Resident on Jan. 10, 2017
Last comment by Not again, on Jan 25, 2017 at 11:47 am | 21 comments | 457 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man exposes himself to a woman near the Palo Alto Baylands

Police are looking for a man who exposed himself to a woman eating lunch in her car near the entrance to the Palo Alto Baylands...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2017
Last comment by Anon, on Jan 24, 2017 at 6:55 pm | 4 comments | 5286 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Tennis and tutoring program provides educational support

The East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring (EPATT) program has long sought to show disadvantaged students new possibilities in...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2016
Last comment by Amy, on Jan 24, 2017 at 1:01 pm | 3 comments | 4252 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Managers worry Palo Alto parking program could harm business

At more than a dozen businesses along California Avenue the Weekly visited to talk about the pending Residential Parking...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 24, 2017 at 7:51 am | 24 comments | 5829 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto looks to bring permit parking to Evergreen Park

For years, residents of Evergreen Park have been raising alarms about their neighborhood streets turning into parking lots...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2017
Last comment by What happened?, on Jan 24, 2017 at 12:08 am | 20 comments | 4617 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: A new parking mess?

The debate over who should be entitled to park in residential neighborhoods adjacent to business districts will be renewed...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2017
Last comment by Ahem, on Jan 23, 2017 at 9:32 pm | 26 comments | 2898 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Community Notebook: Eshoo to speak at 'Community Action Rally' Saturday

The day after the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, a "Community Action Rally" will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday,...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2017
Last comment by KK, on Jan 23, 2017 at 6:02 pm | 6 comments | 2624 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Local hospitals brace for Obamacare repeal

The inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump is on Friday, Jan. 20 and congressional leaders are wasting no time delivering...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Jan 23, 2017 at 3:55 pm | 17 comments | 3579 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Neighbors resolve conflict over potential Airbnb rental

A Palo Alto property owner's suggestion to turn his Crescent Park home into an Airbnb rental set off a maelstrom of protest...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2016
Last comment by Jane Soros, on Jan 23, 2017 at 1:59 pm | 20 comments | 5741 Views

AROUND TOWN

Unemployment below 5 percent in eight Bay Area counties

Two Bay Area counties had unemployment rates below 3 percent last month, while all but one county reported rates under 5...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2017
Last comment by john_alderman, on Jan 23, 2017 at 12:11 pm | 3 comments | 2114 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto Sport Shop and Toy World faces uncertain future

Plans are underway to sell a historic building that houses Palo Alto Sport Shop and Toy World, a downtown destination for...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2017
Last comment by AllYouCanEat, on Jan 23, 2017 at 10:55 am | 20 comments | 9336 Views

AROUND TOWN

Midtown Shopping Center parcel sold for $15.26M

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

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2017
Last comment by Resident2, on Jan 23, 2017 at 2:11 am | 2 comments | 400 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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