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PALO ALTO ISSUES

East Palo Alto OKs senior-housing development

In broad support of its commitment to keep its low-income population within the city, the East Palo Alto City Council unanimously...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2015
Last comment by Georgia, on Sep 10, 2015 at 11:46 am | 6 comments | 6772 Views

AROUND TOWN

Save the last dance

Later this month, a close-knit group will bid farewell to their "home away from home." The Cheryl Burke Dance Studio in Mountain...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2015
Last comment by six of one, on Sep 10, 2015 at 8:30 am | 6 comments | 2690 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Heat wave hits Bay Area

Bay Area temperatures are expected this week to reach temperatures 10 to 20 degrees above seasonal averages, prompting some...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2015
Last comment by OPar, on Sep 9, 2015 at 10:50 pm | 11 comments | 4072 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PE and temps in the 90s

Does anyone know the official PAUSD position on PE on these hot days? Paly has no gym or pool at present. I have only...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Sep. 9, 2015
There are no comments yet. 505 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Spare the Air alert called for Wednesday as heat wave continues

Continuing hot weather has prompted the Bay Area Air Quality Management District to call another Spare the Air alert for...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2015
Last comment by Lachen McClellan, on Sep 9, 2015 at 3:08 pm | 5 comments | 2460 Views

AROUND TOWN

A 'structured and sane' reckoning with the end of life

Planning — as much as possible — for the unknowable but inevitable circumstances at the end of life is the topic...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2015
Last comment by Annette, on Sep 9, 2015 at 10:40 am | 7 comments | 5219 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Former Menlo basketball player, current assistant coach dies

Michael Harris, who worked as counselor and assistant basketball coach at Menlo School, was killed early Sunday morning in...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2015
Last comment by Nayeli, on Sep 9, 2015 at 9:32 am | 1 comment | 2561 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Debate over 'Save the 2008' plan at school board meeting

Why is it that the Merc has coverage but not the Weekly? http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_28781007/palo-alto-parents-students-at-odds-over-save...

Original post made by Anonymous on Sep. 9, 2015
There are no comments yet. 405 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Save the 2,008 reforms to come before school board

Close to one year after its creation, grassroots school-reform campaign Save the 2,008 will be coming before the Palo Alto...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2015
Last comment by Better way, on Sep 9, 2015 at 4:56 am | 6 comments | 4188 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto Medical Foundation CEO to retire

After more than five years as chief executive officer at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF), Richard Slavin, M.D., announced...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2015
Last comment by DGN, on Sep 8, 2015 at 9:24 pm | 4 comments | 5590 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Debate over new parkland leaves nursery's future uncertain

Tucked away on the western edge of Foothills Park, the newest addition to Palo Alto's park system doesn't have any benches,...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2015
Last comment by Greenwashed, on Sep 8, 2015 at 6:01 pm | 23 comments | 5403 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Sea Scout Open House Saturday 9/19 10am-2pm

The Sea Scout Ship Intrepid invites teens (eight grade thru twelfth grade) to join us on Saturday September 19th from 10am-2pm...

Original post made by SSS Intrepid on Sep. 8, 2015
There are no comments yet. 464 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Spare the Air alert issued for Bay Area today

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a Spare the Air Alert for today because of a high-pressure system...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2015
Last comment by If Only, on Sep 8, 2015 at 11:52 am | 2 comments | 3574 Views

SPORTS

Cardinal football team is looking for chance to rebound

Coaches often say the biggest improvement teams make is from Game 1 to Game 2. Stanford coach David Shaw is counting on that...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2015
Last comment by Pastor Johannes (HOPE CENTER), on Sep 8, 2015 at 11:03 am | 1 comment | 2143 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Common Core Results

Does anyone know when we can expect to see Common Core results, either aggregated or individual? (I've seen preliminary results...

Original post made by Parent on Aug. 7, 2015
Last comment by Parent, on Sep 7, 2015 at 10:35 pm | 6 comments | 1067 Views

SPORTS

Wildcats trap Stanford in Evanston, make off with 16-6 football win

The Stanford football team won't have to worry about its stay in the Top 25, not after a frustrating 16-6 loss to host Northwestern...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2015
Last comment by Shallow Alto, on Sep 7, 2015 at 2:03 pm | 6 comments | 2788 Views

AROUND TOWN

Weekly debuts news-analysis webcast

The Palo Alto Weekly has launched a new half-hour webcast, "Behind the Headlines." Every week, the reporters and editors...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2015
Last comment by Patricia, on Sep 7, 2015 at 12:12 pm | 6 comments | 4225 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New parks, bathrooms top Palo Alto's list of recreation needs

With Palo Alto preparing to unveil a new vision for recreation, some residents are calling for more nature, whether new neighborhood...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2015
Last comment by Granny Nanny, on Sep 7, 2015 at 10:54 am | 2 comments | 2762 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford, Toyota launch artificial-intelligence research center

Toyota Motor Corporation announced Friday that it will be investing approximately $50 million over the next five years to...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2015
Last comment by Joe, on Sep 6, 2015 at 9:03 pm | 3 comments | 6335 Views

AROUND TOWN

New transportation vision targets congestion, parking

From congested roads to inadequate parking, transportation problems have been driving most of the debates at City Hall over...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2015
Last comment by Robert, on Sep 6, 2015 at 6:43 pm | 27 comments | 3657 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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