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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Midtown bike project veers off course

Both in terms of geography and significance, the proposed bike path along Matadero Creek was supposed to be the centerpiece...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2015
Last comment by Humble observer, on Nov 7, 2015 at 10:13 am | 34 comments | 4989 Views

AROUND TOWN

Freight Train blasting horns!

Hey whats with all the new freight train horns blasting??why has the train noise increased so much?? 10:15 pm blasting...

Original post made by Steve on Nov. 3, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Nov 6, 2015 at 6:16 pm | 9 comments | 782 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council: Business composting plan more work

Palo Alto's goal to prevent nearly all waste from going to landfills by 2021 cannot be achieved unless commercial customers...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2015
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Nov 6, 2015 at 6:02 pm | 8 comments | 2578 Views

AROUND TOWN

Beam of light in the sky?

Does anyone know the story behind the beam of light in the sky? It appears to be coming from just south of Page Mill - maybe...

Original post made by MidtownChris on Nov. 2, 2015
Last comment by AJW, on Nov 6, 2015 at 4:15 pm | 8 comments | 1387 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Woodside college student launches mental health website

In the months after Mackenzie Drazan lost her younger sister, Shelby, to suicide last year, the 20-year-old Woodside resident...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2015
Last comment by Coincidence?, on Nov 6, 2015 at 3:35 pm | 3 comments | 5613 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Can traffic lights be smarter?

I have recently started using Charleston Rd a lot, and was disappointed by the intelligence of the traffic light at Charleston...

Original post made by Jeff on Nov. 4, 2015
Last comment by Maybe??, on Nov 6, 2015 at 2:58 pm | 23 comments | 1535 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Single-story limit eyed for Los Arboles

For residents of the Los Arboles, the squat and glass-doored Eichler isn't just the architectural norm – it's a symbol...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2015
Last comment by Play Parent, on Nov 6, 2015 at 2:41 pm | 20 comments | 3817 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

At Veterans Day, old warriors remember families left behind

The veterans sitting in the comfortable common area at Channing House cupped their hands to their ears. Read the full story...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2015
Last comment by A Vet, on Nov 6, 2015 at 12:48 pm | 2 comments | 2869 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Know a PA home seller who...

There's been lots of talk here and on Facebook lately wherein Palo Alto residents (current & former) lambast the real estate...

Original post made by Chris Zaharias on Nov. 5, 2015
Last comment by Chris Zaharias, on Nov 6, 2015 at 11:08 am | 17 comments | 890 Views

SPORTS

Stanford freshman defensive back could be a game-changer

He's just a freshman and people are already telling Quenton Meeks he should think about getting into coaching once his playing...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2015
Last comment by cereal, on Nov 6, 2015 at 10:05 am | 1 comment | 2718 Views

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Home sales

Home sales are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains the information from the county...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2015
There are no comments yet. 2580 Views

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Building permits

<B>Palo Alto Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2015/11/06/building-permits posted Friday,...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2015
There are no comments yet. 2792 Views

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Home Front

<B><B>DOCUMENT SHREDDING ...</B> Gather up old paperwork and head to the Sunnyvale Materials Recovery and Transfer (SMaRT)...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2015
There are no comments yet. 2965 Views

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A Fresh Look

How do you create a spacious look if you live in a small apartment or cottage? Any space can feel roomier if you try these...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2015
There are no comments yet. 6174 Views

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Sales at a glance

<B>Atherton Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2015/11/06/sales-at-a-glance posted Friday,...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2015
There are no comments yet. 2159 Views

BOOKS

Building a carbon-zero California

As part of a series and to serve as its annual conference, Passive House California hosts Building Carbon Zero California...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2015
There are no comments yet. 6749 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Outlet offers LGBTQQ youth a place to be

There's a rare place in Mountain View where transgender and gender non-conforming teens feel safe to explore, express and...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2015
There are no comments yet. 2500 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

JCC opens its doors for Community Tuesdays

Events for seniors this fall at the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center include lectures by authors, doctors, historians...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2015
Last comment by Neighbor, on Nov 6, 2015 at 8:01 am | 1 comment | 3278 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Fire forces Palo Alto family from home

A fire at a one-story home in Palo Alto Wednesday night displaced a family, but no one was injured in the incident, according...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2015
Last comment by jim, on Nov 6, 2015 at 7:22 am | 9 comments | 6433 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Annual charitable-giving drive launches

Life-skills classes for at-risk youth, an art program to bring East Palo Alto and PaloAlto kids together to learn from and...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2015
There are no comments yet. 4234 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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