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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Unworthy PC 'reforms'

A year and a half after putting a temporary halt to any further negotiated development projects that exceed the existing...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2015
Last comment by mauricio, on Aug 25, 2015 at 6:06 am | 25 comments | 4737 Views

SPORTS

Shoji brothers named to U.S. World Cup volleyball team

Stanford grads Kawika Shoji and Erik Shoji were each named to the U.S. men's national volleyball team preliminary roster...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by Stacy, on Aug 25, 2015 at 2:59 am | 1 comment | 1563 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The Homework Spike

August 24, 2015 738 Los Robles Avenue August 24, 2015 Dear Online Friends, The “homework spike” that occurs...

Original post made by Marc Vincenti on Aug. 24, 2015
Last comment by OrADifferentApproach, on Aug 24, 2015 at 10:10 pm | 1 comment | 589 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

HSR will probably need TSA

HSR advocations have been telling us that, compared to commercial flight, HSR will be easy to get on and off - no security...

Original post made by PAmoderate on Aug. 21, 2015
Last comment by Rome, on Aug 24, 2015 at 8:53 pm | 12 comments | 769 Views

SPORTS

Walsh Jennings and Ross earn silver at Grand Slam event

==BI World roundup == Stanford grad Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross earned the silver medal at the Long Beach Grand...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2015
Last comment by Gertrude, on Aug 24, 2015 at 8:29 pm | 1 comment | 2226 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Driver wanted for 'acting strangely' near biking student

Palo Alto police are looking for a driver who was observed acting suspiciously after repeatedly driving past an 11-year-old...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2015
Last comment by parent, on Aug 24, 2015 at 5:28 pm | 1 comment | 4156 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Regular school day on Yom Kippur

Does anybody know why there is school this year on Yom Kippur? For as long as I can remember, there was always no school...

Original post made by Mary on Aug. 24, 2015
Last comment by Middle School Teacher, on Aug 24, 2015 at 3:50 pm | 9 comments | 872 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

East Palo Alto man, girlfriend arrested on suspicion of fraud, conspiracy

Deputies arrested two people on suspicion of conspiracy and fraud Sunday morning, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2015
Last comment by destroy receipts, on Aug 24, 2015 at 1:53 pm | 1 comment | 3952 Views

AROUND TOWN

Community Notebook: Palo Alto teens organize environmental event

Learn about Palo Alto's water sources (and restrictions), digitized carpooling and how to pack eco-friendly lunches at Green...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2015
Last comment by moi aussi, on Aug 24, 2015 at 12:32 pm | 2 comments | 4432 Views

AROUND TOWN

Real Estate Matters

Ask any real estate attorney about disputes between sellers and listing agents and you are likely to hear a lament about...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2015
Last comment by neighbor, on Aug 23, 2015 at 3:16 pm | 2 comments | 3364 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto prepares to raise minimum wage

Palo Alto is a relative latecomer when it comes to establishing a minimum wage, but a new proposal that the City Council...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Aug 23, 2015 at 11:17 am | 45 comments | 4790 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Neighbors jump in to find Fresh Market replacement

With the clock ticking down to the March 31 closure of Edgewood Plaza's Fresh Market grocery store, residents who live near...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2015
Last comment by Long Time Resident, on Aug 22, 2015 at 7:38 pm | 42 comments | 3391 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto's up-and-coming teen actress

Palo Alto Preparatory School freshman Angelina Wahler stars in the new animated Nickelodeon series, "Harvey Beaks," which...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2015
Last comment by Neighbor Friend, on Aug 22, 2015 at 6:31 pm | 1 comment | 3739 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Spanish immersion program marks 20 years in Palo Alto

One works on climate change in the White House. Another started a new job this week as an elementary school dual-immersion...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 22, 2015 at 11:56 am | 10 comments | 9903 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Survey sheds light on downtown Palo Alto drivers

They drive alone and show up in droves -- that much is clear. But who are downtown's non-carpooling commuters and where do...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2015
Last comment by Well-Travelled, on Aug 22, 2015 at 8:59 am | 36 comments | 6567 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Letters to the editor

<B>Transportation waste Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2015/08/21/letters-to-the-editor...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2015
Last comment by Gary, on Aug 21, 2015 at 6:19 pm | 1 comment | 934 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police: Alert neighbor halts prowler at Palo Alto home

A Palo Alto man was arrested Wednesday after a quick-thinking neighbor notified police when she saw him climbing into the...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2015
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Aug 21, 2015 at 3:42 pm | 22 comments | 4388 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto commission discusses local hate crimes

In the wake of last month's hate crime incident where a Latino teenager was stabbed downtown after being called racial slurs,...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2015
Last comment by Jerry99, on Aug 21, 2015 at 3:01 pm | 12 comments | 3512 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Bol Park donkeys defended with BB rifle

The owner of the donkey pasture where Palo Alto's two beloved donkeys reside defended the animals on Monday night by shooing...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2015
Last comment by JaneP, on Aug 21, 2015 at 1:15 pm | 78 comments | 7394 Views

RESTAURANTS

When in France ...

Cafe Brioche has been an anchor on California Avenue since 1995. The food is uncomplicated and well-prepared by chef Ricardo...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2015
Last comment by Regulars, on Aug 21, 2015 at 12:07 pm | 2 comments | 2785 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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