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Conflict continues at Pacific Art League

Palo Alto's historic Pacific Art League has spent much of the last decade mired in controversy. In the latest development,...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2015
Last comment by Lynn A, on Jul 29, 2015 at 8:05 pm | 10 comments | 6108 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Hot spell in this week's forecast

The National Weather Service is advising Bay Area residents of the potential for higher-than-normal temperatures this week. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2015
Last comment by No A/C, on Jul 29, 2015 at 3:49 pm | 4 comments | 2390 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Appraisal dispute complicates Buena Vista decision

When Palo Alto officials indicated on April 14 their plan to approve the closure of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park, they specified...

Original post made on May. 15, 2015
Last comment by ResidentB, on Jul 29, 2015 at 3:36 pm | 14 comments | 4496 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Eshoo launches survey on airplane noise

Acting on numerous complaints by her constituents regarding an increase in aircraft noise, Rep. Anna Eshoo has assembled...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2015
Last comment by what plane noise?, on Jul 28, 2015 at 11:34 pm | 136 comments | 9175 Views

AROUND TOWN

The Body Shop has gone from Stanford SC

It's always my favorites that vanish from Palo Alto! Just went to get supplies of my staples at the Body Shop and found that...

Original post made by Shopper on Jul. 24, 2015
Last comment by Sally, on Jul 28, 2015 at 9:45 pm | 5 comments | 891 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto Elm trees are dying from draught?

I see many large elm trees in Palo Alto - especially along Louis Rd - have half brown leaves, all of them seem to suffer...

Original post made by Julie on Jul. 26, 2015
Last comment by Marie, on Jul 28, 2015 at 8:06 pm | 9 comments | 728 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Top need for parks? Bathrooms

Playing around is serious business in Palo Alto, where praise and demand for parks, playing fields and nature preserves come...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jul 28, 2015 at 6:04 pm | 42 comments | 5760 Views

AROUND TOWN

A&E Digest: New public art approved, Redwood City gets spruced up

Palo Alto's Public Art Commission approves new art installations for City Hall's King Plaza, Mountain View's Community School...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2015
Last comment by Online Name, on Jul 28, 2015 at 5:37 pm | 6 comments | 2648 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Season's first Spare the Air Day called for Tuesday

As a heat wave moves into the Bay Area, the summer's first Spare the Air Day has been called for Tuesday. Read the full...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2015
Last comment by MV Resident, on Jul 28, 2015 at 10:44 am | 2 comments | 2582 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Community notebook: Volunteers needed for Palo Alto's Utilities Advisory Commission

The City of Palo Alto is looking for volunteers to serve on the Utilities Advisory Commission on which they will advise the...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 28, 2015 at 10:17 am | 1 comment | 2238 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Developer scales down plan for Maybell site

Faced with criticism from the surrounding neighborhood, the developer looking to build houses on a much contested Maybell...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2015
Last comment by sea reddy, on Jul 28, 2015 at 6:11 am | 41 comments | 5686 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Feeding families

Lemotu Evaimalo comes to the East Palo Alto Library with her three young children almost every day she has off from work....

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2015
Last comment by ChrisC, on Jul 27, 2015 at 10:18 pm | 8 comments | 7434 Views

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Police arrest woman in million-dollar embezzlement case

Menlo Park police arrested a 39-year-old San Mateo woman Thursday on suspicion that she embezzled more than $1 million over...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2015
Last comment by muttiallen, on Jul 27, 2015 at 12:26 pm | 1 comment | 4557 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

From the source

Downstream of a small canyon dotted with skinny ponderosa pines and incense cedar trees, rushing water cascades over large...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Parkie, on Jul 26, 2015 at 11:04 am | 24 comments | 11247 Views

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Community Notebook: Palo Alto teens organize coding event

Calling all teens interested in coding: Two Palo Alto High School students are organizing a free computer programming event...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2015
Last comment by Gunn parent, on Jul 25, 2015 at 12:30 pm | 7 comments | 5489 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto Advertising Water Conservation & Waste Reduction on Television

Palo Alto is advertising on television about water conservation, and then another (right after) about zero waste. I always...

Original post made by Long Time Resident on Jul. 24, 2015
Last comment by Ouster, on Jul 25, 2015 at 12:08 pm | 3 comments | 565 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Restaurants

<B>Ambiance Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2015/07/24/restaurants posted Friday, July 24,...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2015
Last comment by Online Name, on Jul 25, 2015 at 7:02 am | 3 comments | 2696 Views

SPORTS

Stanford grad joins Army to continue Olympic dreams

Olympic hopeful Ryan Mango, one of the greatest wrestlers in Stanford history, has joined the Army. Mango ('13) left last...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2015
Last comment by Alan, on Jul 24, 2015 at 9:34 pm | 1 comment | 2064 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

PG&E says hundreds of trees near gas pipelines may be removed

More than 130 Menlo Park and Atherton property owners should soon receive letters from PG&E saying up to 1,400 trees near...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jul 24, 2015 at 7:16 pm | 5 comments | 3186 Views

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Berman, Kasperzak off to fast starts in bid for Assembly

The primary election is still nearly a year away but the two leading contenders to replace Assemblyman Rich Gordon in Sacramento...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2015
Last comment by jh, on Jul 24, 2015 at 5:13 pm | 20 comments | 1883 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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