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SCHOOLS & KIDS

School child care provider pleads for financial help

Facing a financial crossroads, the Palo Alto nonprofit that provides subsidized after-school and child care services to more...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by PA Parent, 26 minutes ago | 14 comments | 5374 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Off Deadline: Where is 'propaganda analysis' ed when we need it?

Propaganda techniques include often-subliminal marketing/advertising messages aimed at all ages - adults and children - that...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2017
Last comment by ThinkingIsTheBestWayToTravel, 33 minutes ago | 17 comments | 1595 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council offers a lift to traffic-fighting nonprofit

Even though the City Council spent more than $500,000 to create the Palo Alto Transportation Management Association three...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by Resident, 50 minutes ago | 3 comments | 1232 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Changes to 'megahouse' plan don't mollify neighbors

Proposed last July as an 11-bedroom, 14-bath home, plans for 1710 Newell Road in Palo Alto continue to upset neighbors —...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by Corporate housing?, 1 hour ago | 35 comments | 6028 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Bike-share plan takes another turn

Palo Alto's effort to roll out a bike-share program for the community is set to take another turn Monday night, when the...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2017
Last comment by Donny, 1 hour ago | 30 comments | 3107 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: Mike's Cafe expands; scooter showroom to open

In this week's retail news, read about Midtown Palo Alto's oldest neighborhood restaurant's plans for expansion and the...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2017
Last comment by Pasta and Baseball, 1 hour ago | 10 comments | 1424 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Fear spreads as feds plan to expand deportations

Pledges by Mountain View and other Bay Area cities to stand by their immigrant communities could soon be tested under a sweeping...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2017
Last comment by CW, 1 hour ago | 8 comments | 622 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Monday meeting on reverse flow aircraft noise

For those who are bothered by the ~2000 ft elevation flights during SJC's "reverse flow", consider attending a meeting on...

Original post made by Resident 11 on Feb. 25, 2017
Last comment by Hey, Todd...., 2 hours ago | 14 comments | 230 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Another view of the Comp Plan process

We need to take a careful look at how and why the Comp Plan process spiraled out of control so that we don't repeat the errors...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by Annette, 4 hours ago | 49 comments | 2695 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Architectural Kudos to Stanford

This weekend I biked from College Terrace through campus to Menlo Park. As I did so, I was struck by how effectively Stanford...

Original post made by Annette on Feb. 27, 2017
There are no comments yet. 46 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

2017 School Calendar time to nix Columbus day. No Start Early

yes the title says everything. I am not against anybody or anything. I am just in favor of eliminating Columbus day holiday,...

Original post made by School Calendar on Feb. 25, 2017
Last comment by Experienced Parent, 16 hours ago | 4 comments | 217 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Committee members slam council for paring down Comprehensive Plan

The City Council's abrupt decision to remove all program from the city's guiding land-use document has left members of the...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, 16 hours ago | 50 comments | 4035 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Nature offers boost to storm drain fee increase campaign

Palo Alto officials could hardly have chosen a better week to start mailing out ballots for their campaign to raise fees...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2017
Last comment by common sense, 18 hours ago | 46 comments | 7099 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Measuring the challenges for city's future

There are five numbers that capture the size and scale of the challenges that the city faces. Our choice of how to deal with...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2017
Last comment by It is not the PA based jobs that cause congestion, 22 hours ago | 14 comments | 2260 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: Keep on truckin'; community hero

Tidbits collected by the Weekly staff on Palo Alto people, events and other happenings. Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/news/2017/02/26/around-town-keep-on-truck...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2017
Last comment by Fred Balin, on Feb 26, 2017 at 10:36 am | 1 comment | 759 Views

SPORTS

Stanford's Howe backs her way into an American record

Sacred Heart Prep grad Ally Howe joined in the record-setting fun for the Stanford women's swimming and diving team at the...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2017
Last comment by Keith Peters, on Feb 25, 2017 at 8:16 pm | 1 comment | 1115 Views

AROUND TOWN

Opportunity Center quadruples homeless housing placement

In the biggest leap since it opened its doors a decade ago, the LifeMoves Opportunity Services Center in Palo Alto housed...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2017
Last comment by Fred Balin, on Feb 25, 2017 at 2:59 pm | 1 comment | 1793 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Rescind, replace and approve

The Palo Alto Board of Education will make two important decisions next Tuesday night, and both will say a lot about what...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by PTA Member, on Feb 25, 2017 at 12:40 pm | 8 comments | 1871 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board majority paves new path forward with Office for Civil Rights

Representing a marked change in stance from the 2014 Palo Alto school board, this year’s board appears determined to work...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2017
Last comment by name withheld, on Feb 25, 2017 at 9:14 am | 32 comments | 3820 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Businesses slam downtown parking proposal

As Palo Alto prepares to adopt new parking restrictions on downtown's residential streets, a growing crowd of dentists, merchants,...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2017
Last comment by Midtown, on Feb 24, 2017 at 10:36 pm | 37 comments | 7112 Views
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Affordable Housing: Complexities
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Common Application's 2017-2018 Essay Prompts
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The Call for Couples or Marriage Counseling? Communication
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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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