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MOVIES

Review: 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice'

Disney's "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" follows the Jerry Bruckheimer tradition of big stars and big special effects, often...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2010
Last comment by Erin, on Jul 16, 2010 at 11:47 am | 1 comment | 12385 Views

SPORTS

Local athletes qualify for national JO track and field

The competition was as hot as the weather, but a handful of local track and field athletes survived both during the Region...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2010
Last comment by kima, on Jul 16, 2010 at 10:27 am | 2 comments | 3228 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Ailing Medical Foundation leader David Druker speaks about health care

David Druker, president and CEO of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation and a key architect of the nonprofit organization's expansion...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 16, 2010 at 6:32 am | 2 comments | 2361 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Reassessing downtown's business district

Already facing the challenge of some businesses refusing to pay their required assessments, downtown Palo Alto's 6-year-old...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2010
Last comment by Forget the Chamber, on Jul 15, 2010 at 11:31 pm | 2 comments | 3063 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Wireless coverage boosted in Palo Alto schools

Wireless coverage in Palo Alto's public school classrooms will increase "dramatically," thanks to a recent contribution of...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2010
Last comment by steve, on Jul 15, 2010 at 11:26 pm | 18 comments | 3588 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Continuous Stanford Development

In her July 2 letter to Palo Alto Weekly, Pamela Kimball suggested that Stanford appears to be "aiming for a clinical, teaching,...

Original post made by Walter Sedriks on Jul. 15, 2010
There are no comments yet. 2489 Views

AROUND TOWN

HP to shift Cupertino operations to Palo Alto

HP plans to shut down its Cupertino operation and move its Cupertino employees to Palo Alto over the next two years, according...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2010
Last comment by Too much traffic, on Jul 15, 2010 at 7:15 pm | 2 comments | 2227 Views

AROUND TOWN

Night 'safety' work planned at Caltrain crossings

Eight Caltrain crossings in Palo Alto, Mountain View and Sunnyvale will get "safety" upgrades within the next year, the Santa...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2010
Last comment by Norm, on Jul 15, 2010 at 5:37 pm | 17 comments | 3172 Views

AROUND TOWN

Construction along Page Mill west of Foothill?

Looks like some major path/sidewalk/trail being constructed along the south side of Page Mill, extending out to Deer Creek,...

Original post made by TrailTracker on Jul. 14, 2010
Last comment by TrailTracker, on Jul 15, 2010 at 12:12 pm | 4 comments | 2338 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Bulos Zumot's murder trial set for September

Bulos Zumot, the owner of a the Palo Alto hookah shop Dah Hookah Spot, will undergo an arson and murder trial in September...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2010
Last comment by Chrisc, on Jul 15, 2010 at 1:50 am | 4 comments | 2978 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Innovative parolee program faces uncertain future

The Parolee Reentry Program, launched in 2007, assesses the needs of residents returning to East Palo Alto from prison and...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2010
Last comment by warren murphy, on Jul 14, 2010 at 6:54 pm | 3 comments | 3871 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Appealing assessed property value

The deadline for appealing assessed property value is coming up in a month. A house next door sold for $300K less than the...

Original post made by Midtown resident on Jul. 14, 2010
There are no comments yet. 2104 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Playground structure torched in Palo Alto

Palo Alto police are looking for a group of youths who burned down a play structure at Hoover Park Wednesday night. The fire...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2010
Last comment by Mike, on Jul 14, 2010 at 4:01 pm | 39 comments | 4919 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Don't sell Cubberley!!!

There is a possible sale to Foothill College of the part of the Cubberley Community Center that houses all the dance studios,...

Original post made by Sarah on Jun. 15, 2010
Last comment by clarity, on Jul 14, 2010 at 2:39 pm | 8 comments | 2522 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Rail Authority besieged by critical reports

The California High-Speed Rail Authority has until February to resolve a litany of recently uncovered problems with the planned...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2010
Last comment by Claire, on Jul 14, 2010 at 11:56 am | 17 comments | 3837 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Menlo Park bookkeeper arrested for grand theft

Police on Friday arrested Roger Reynolds Nursery business manager and bookkeeper Evette Christine Weiler on charges of grand...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2010
Last comment by Jackie Broyles, on Jul 14, 2010 at 9:17 am | 4 comments | 3142 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Most Americans agree with SCOTUS, say cities can't ban handguns

Most Americans agree with SCOTUS, say cities can’t ban handguns Posted in Press Releases by R Lee Wrights on July 8th,...

Original post made by food for thought on Jul. 8, 2010
Last comment by Think about it, on Jul 14, 2010 at 8:41 am | 17 comments | 2504 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto, Menlo Park and Atherton Council members knowingly break the law

Thanks to Palo Alto resident and watchdog Herb Borock we now know the Mayor of Palo Alto Part Burt, the Mayor of Menlo Park...

Original post made by peter carpenter on Jul. 12, 2010
Last comment by fireman, on Jul 14, 2010 at 8:08 am | 24 comments | 3131 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

$50,000 reward offered in David Lewis homicide

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's office announced Wednesday it will issue a $50,000 reward to anyone with information leading...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2010
Last comment by Anon., on Jul 13, 2010 at 11:28 pm | 3 comments | 2772 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Why are so many PAUSD students taking remedial summer school classes?

Given that the summer school program in PAUSD is primarily remedial - for kids who have either failed or done poorly in a...

Original post made by palo alto mom on Jun. 29, 2010
Last comment by must be out of the loop, on Jul 13, 2010 at 9:13 pm | 6 comments | 4267 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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