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AROUND TOWN

Catching neighbors who fall through the gap

A Palo Alto neighborhood group is working to turn a holiday food drive for needy neighbors into a monthly grocery giveaway....

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2013
Last comment by Neighbors Helping Neighbors, on Oct 6, 2015 at 8:41 am | 9 comments | 39461 Views

AROUND TOWN

Group of residents shelters, feeds the needy and homeless

Concerned about people sleeping on the streets or in their cars during the recent cold snap, Midtown-based Neighbors Helping...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2014
Last comment by Neighbors Helping Neighbors, on Oct 6, 2015 at 8:39 am | 13 comments | 202975 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Is Comcast really the only internet option in this town?

Hi - I currently have Comcast/Xfinity and its fine (fast, good service) but I was wondering about cheaper internet/tv/phone...

Original post made by Midtowner on Oct. 1, 2015
Last comment by Neighbor, on Oct 6, 2015 at 8:19 am | 6 comments | 692 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto's popular muralist Greg Brown dies

Greg Brown, a Palo Alto muralist whose elaborate, realistic and often whimsical depictions of crooks, aliens, cunning animals...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2014
Last comment by Sandro Lane, on Oct 6, 2015 at 8:11 am | 45 comments | 15096 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Four-story hotel proposed for El Camino Real

A proposal to demolish a two-story motel on El Camino Real and replace it with a 50-foot-tall hotel elicited early skepticism...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Oct 6, 2015 at 6:43 am | 15 comments | 7114 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

How do I get my deposit back from Landlord? He's 45 days

I sure would love some helpful feedback. I rented a house for nearly three years. Gave my notice (with more than 60 days...

Original post made by single mom, reliable tenant in distress on Oct. 5, 2015
Last comment by single mom, reliable tenant in distress, on Oct 5, 2015 at 11:25 pm | 9 comments | 567 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Achievement gap persists in new state test scores

While school district staff celebrated at Tuesday's school board meeting the high achievement of most Palo Alto Unified students...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2015
Last comment by @tension, on Oct 5, 2015 at 10:52 pm | 46 comments | 6477 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Castilleja proposes underground garage

Castilleja School has a new solution to a years-long battle over increasing enrollment — and thus traffic in the surrounding...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2015
Last comment by Barron Park Dad, on Oct 5, 2015 at 10:27 pm | 29 comments | 8498 Views

AROUND TOWN

Merchants set Meet The Street event

Call it a block party that the whole city is invited to attend. Palo Alto will kick off its inaugural Meet The Street event...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2015
Last comment by Carol Gilbert, on Oct 5, 2015 at 2:34 pm | 8 comments | 5282 Views

BOOKS

High school students make coding skills multiply

Coding isn't as hard as it sounds, but it might not be accessible to many teens. That was the idea that inspired Nikhil Cheerla...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2015
Last comment by Korny Korn Shell, on Oct 5, 2015 at 2:02 pm | 3 comments | 3783 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Facing fear with faith

Palo Alto bicyclist and runner George Pierce doesn't remember anything about the collision with a truck that almost killed...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2015
Last comment by Mmmm, well..., on Oct 5, 2015 at 2:01 pm | 4 comments | 3434 Views

RESTAURANTS

Recommend a good year round CSA?

I'd like to sign up for a year round CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). Pick up anywhere in Palo Alto or Menlo Park is...

Original post made by Organiclaws on Jan. 10, 2013
Last comment by Eric Munro, on Oct 5, 2015 at 10:14 am | 5 comments | 6143 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

One-third of Stanford women experience sexual misconduct, survey finds

Nearly one-third of undergraduate women at Stanford University reported in a new campus climate survey that they experienced...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2015
Last comment by Strange Comments, on Oct 4, 2015 at 6:23 pm | 13 comments | 6851 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City looks to expand 'drought-free' water supply

As California's water woes continue to stress local trees and inflate water rates, Palo Alto officials are preparing to move...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2015
Last comment by SF Mann, on Oct 4, 2015 at 1:15 pm | 15 comments | 6317 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Reaching for service, adventure with an encore career

Through their busy years of child-rearing and careers in Silicon Valley, Rick and Wendy Walleigh of Los Altos nurtured a...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2015
Last comment by Nayeli, on Oct 4, 2015 at 9:29 am | 1 comment | 3511 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

With El Nino looming, residents question timing of bridge replacement

With a whopper of an El Nino predicted for this winter, residents at a meeting on Thursday night told officials they want...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2015
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Oct 4, 2015 at 5:42 am | 116 comments | 7865 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents complain about geese invasion at Mitchell Park

Honking and flapping, flocks of Canada geese fly each morning over Ken Allen's house in Adobe Meadow. But rather than go...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2015
Last comment by Mike Alexander, on Oct 3, 2015 at 6:05 pm | 65 comments | 7032 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Don't let the bed bugs bite

Crows, leafblowers, incessant construction, parking and traffic problems and new airplane flight paths. They've all riled...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2015
Last comment by iSez, on Oct 3, 2015 at 3:28 pm | 52 comments | 6916 Views

AROUND TOWN

Al Gore address at Stanford climate change rally to draw thousands

Former Vice President Al Gore will join students at Stanford University this afternoon for a rally addressing climate change. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2015
Last comment by @Chris Zaharias, on Oct 3, 2015 at 2:58 pm | 6 comments | 2660 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Student pushes Stanford to address the 'Scary Path'

On the east side of Stanford University's campus, tucked between several fraternity houses and student residences, is a short,...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2015
Last comment by what?, on Oct 3, 2015 at 10:34 am | 11 comments | 6945 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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