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San Mateo County sues Lehman Brothers

San Mateo County has filed a lawsuit against executives of the Lehman Bros. investment firm, which went bankrupt in September...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1432 Views

AROUND TOWN

Driver at fault in car-train accident

An accident between a commuter train and an SUV last Thursday could have resulted in catastrophe, but instead the out-of-town...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2017
Last comment by notgonna provide, on Jan 27, 2017 at 10:55 am | 45 comments | 10758 Views

AROUND TOWN

Concerts showcase music of African American composers

The January tradition of musicians and composers coming together for two rousing concerts benefiting Eastside College Preparatory...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2017
Last comment by Becky Sanders, on Jan 27, 2017 at 10:34 am | 1 comment | 966 Views

AROUND TOWN

Living Wisdom to open school in Palo Alto

At Living Wisdom High School, set to open this fall in Palo Alto, teachers believe students should focus not only on academic...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2017
Last comment by George Beinhorn, on Jan 27, 2017 at 9:38 am | 9 comments | 6541 Views

AROUND TOWN

Forest mural at Philz Coffee in Palo Alto set for a shake-up

The whimsical forest where cups of coffee happily frolic under a green canopy against the wall at Philz Coffee in downtown...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2017
Last comment by Bambi, on Jan 27, 2017 at 8:42 am | 9 comments | 4338 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

School board to discuss goals, governance at retreat Monday

The newly seated Palo Alto school board will review and possibly revise its goals for the current year, as well as discuss...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2017
Last comment by Meditate on This!, on Jan 26, 2017 at 4:52 pm | 10 comments | 3433 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Administrative fees cut for parents of juveniles in criminal justice system

Parents of juveniles in the criminal justice system will no longer be required to pay administrative fees for juvenile hall...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2017
Last comment by Chip, on Jan 26, 2017 at 12:13 pm | 3 comments | 1595 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Is it time for Charter Schools in Palo Alto?

The sad and unfortunate list at PAUSD keeps growing longer and longer. - sexual abuse scandals - budget mismanagement -...

Original post made by Sanctimonious City on Jan. 13, 2017
Last comment by We should get what we pay for., on Jan 26, 2017 at 9:09 am | 51 comments | 1357 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Let the band play on at Stanford

I am an alum from the Stanford University Class of '85. Yes, I was there when the band stormed the field at Cal before the...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2017
Last comment by Julie, on Jan 25, 2017 at 8:10 pm | 17 comments | 4750 Views

SPORTS

SHP's Martinelli earns CCS Honor Coach award in hoops

Sacred Heart Prep boys basketball coach Tony Martinelli earned Central Coast Section Honor Coach accolades, the CCS office...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2017
There are no comments yet. 852 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police: Bicyclist ran stop sign in fatal Palo Alto accident

A bicyclist who was struck and killed in Palo Alto on Aug. 15 apparently ran a stop sign when he collided with a car, Palo...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2016
Last comment by Carlos Cortez , on Jan 25, 2017 at 3:36 pm | 91 comments | 13227 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Permit parking gets green light in Evergreen Park

For workers around California Avenue, the era of free all-day parking on nearby residential streets is about to come to an...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2017
Last comment by anon, on Jan 25, 2017 at 2:23 pm | 27 comments | 6262 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

After re-election, Palo Alto Vice Mayor Kniss reaps developers' cash

Ten days after Liz Kniss cruised to an Election Day victory, picking up more votes than any other candidate, contributions...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2017
Last comment by Silly rabbit , on Jan 25, 2017 at 1:47 pm | 65 comments | 7908 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

We (Palo Alto) should be watching Mountain View's innovative transit study.

Mountain View has similar problems to Palo Alto and we share a common border along a very busy road corridor. Their inward...

Original post made by Resident on Jan. 10, 2017
Last comment by Not again, on Jan 25, 2017 at 11:47 am | 21 comments | 460 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man exposes himself to a woman near the Palo Alto Baylands

Police are looking for a man who exposed himself to a woman eating lunch in her car near the entrance to the Palo Alto Baylands...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2017
Last comment by Anon, on Jan 24, 2017 at 6:55 pm | 4 comments | 5292 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Tennis and tutoring program provides educational support

The East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring (EPATT) program has long sought to show disadvantaged students new possibilities in...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2016
Last comment by Amy, on Jan 24, 2017 at 1:01 pm | 3 comments | 4273 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Managers worry Palo Alto parking program could harm business

At more than a dozen businesses along California Avenue the Weekly visited to talk about the pending Residential Parking...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 24, 2017 at 7:51 am | 24 comments | 5845 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto looks to bring permit parking to Evergreen Park

For years, residents of Evergreen Park have been raising alarms about their neighborhood streets turning into parking lots...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2017
Last comment by What happened?, on Jan 24, 2017 at 12:08 am | 20 comments | 4632 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: A new parking mess?

The debate over who should be entitled to park in residential neighborhoods adjacent to business districts will be renewed...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2017
Last comment by Ahem, on Jan 23, 2017 at 9:32 pm | 26 comments | 2907 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Community Notebook: Eshoo to speak at 'Community Action Rally' Saturday

The day after the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, a "Community Action Rally" will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday,...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2017
Last comment by KK, on Jan 23, 2017 at 6:02 pm | 6 comments | 2634 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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