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PALO ALTO ISSUES

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Oil leak Read the full story here http://www.PaloAltoOnline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=13102 posted Friday, June 11,...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Jun 12, 2010 at 12:14 pm | 2 comments | 2509 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Mountain View bank robbed by man with note

Mountain View Police are looking for a man in his 50s who robbed the Heritage Bank of Commerce on El Camino Real near Grant...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2010
Last comment by profiler, on Jun 12, 2010 at 8:48 am | 3 comments | 2651 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Take the gag off or "DA won't file charges against Weston Healy, Part II"

I am very disappointed in the Editors. You have killed my entertainment. Reading Peter Carpenter's occasionally critical...

Original post made by John Milton on Jun. 12, 2010
Last comment by Paradise Lost, on Jun 12, 2010 at 7:15 am | 1 comment | 2022 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto and the Gulf Oil Spill

If we care about the Gulf spill, our community should work harder on establishing smarter and wiser use of cars. The consequence...

Original post made by Bob Wenzlau on May. 28, 2010
Last comment by aigo, on Jun 12, 2010 at 2:17 am | 10 comments | 2140 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Political correctness and censorship by editor

Let's see how long this post will last. I want to raise public's attention to unwarranted and unjustified censorship of politically...

Original post made by Resident on May. 14, 2010
Last comment by Outside Observer, on Jun 11, 2010 at 11:41 pm | 10 comments | 2309 Views

SPORTS

It's Bike Connection vs. Old Pro in title game

It will be No. 2 Old Pro and No. 4 Bike Connection battling for honors on Saturday in the Palo Alto Little League City Tournament...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2010
Last comment by jt, on Jun 11, 2010 at 11:40 pm | 1 comment | 2692 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Fire union, Palo Alto council clash over petition

The president of Palo Alto's firefighters' union publicly accused the City Council Monday night of hampering democracy by...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 11, 2010 at 10:57 pm | 63 comments | 3521 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

It's official: Jeff Rosen wins DA race

Jeff Rosen's victory over Dolores Carr in Santa Clara County's razor-thin race for district attorney became official Friday...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2010
Last comment by Domecq, on Jun 11, 2010 at 5:53 pm | 1 comment | 2412 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Reflections of high school seniors

As they approached their graduations, a handful of seniors from Gunn, Palo Alto and Castilleja reflected on their high school...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2010
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Jun 11, 2010 at 5:12 pm | 1 comment | 2733 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford hospitals reject union 'cooling off' bid

Stanford and Lucile Packard hospitals have rejected a nurses' union request for a contract negotiations cooling-off period,...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2010
Last comment by mmmmMom, on Jun 11, 2010 at 3:36 pm | 55 comments | 3767 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

DA won't file charges against Weston Healy

Weston Healy, the Gunn High School senior who was arrested May 27 after bringing an Airsoft air rifle on campus, will not...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2010
Last comment by petercarp, on Jun 11, 2010 at 2:58 pm | 70 comments | 4597 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Outgoing director Zepecki reflects on special education

In a town famous for its competitive, nationally ranked high schools, about 10 percent of Palo Alto children navigate kindergarten...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2010
Last comment by Parent of an underserve child, on Jun 11, 2010 at 9:57 am | 23 comments | 7729 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Out of bounds? Coaching in Palo Alto high schools - Part 2

What happens when Palo Alto's high school athletes and their parents complain that a coach's behavior has crossed the line?...

Original post made on May. 21, 2010
Last comment by Shocked, on Jun 11, 2010 at 9:00 am | 54 comments | 9644 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Surprise! There are 93,500 ballots still uncounted

Surprise! A last-minute surge of mail-in ballots means the election in Santa Clara County isn't over and some close races...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2010
Last comment by wondering, on Jun 11, 2010 at 5:26 am | 6 comments | 2098 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Elementary Mandarin popular in Palo Alto

Palo Alto's elementary Mandarin Immersion Program is wildly popular among local families, with 69 students applying for 22...

Original post made on May. 25, 2010
Last comment by old old arguments, on Jun 10, 2010 at 11:33 pm | 59 comments | 6016 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Accused rapist's criminal record dates to 1993

Lionel Blanks Jr., the man accused of rape and attempted murder in the carjacking of a woman in Palo Alto on May 27, had...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2010
Last comment by raym, on Jun 10, 2010 at 7:16 pm | 27 comments | 4953 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Few good alternatives for Palo Alto police HQ

Having seen plans for a brand new police building collapse in a financial downturn, Palo Alto officials are now considering...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2010
Last comment by George Browning, on Jun 10, 2010 at 6:20 pm | 19 comments | 2617 Views

AROUND TOWN

Damaged Trojans receive two-year bowl ban

The NCAA leveled USC with stinging penalties Thursday, issuing a two-year bowl ban and declaring Heisman Trophy winner Reggie...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2010
Last comment by 45 year-old adolescent, on Jun 10, 2010 at 5:26 pm | 1 comment | 2075 Views

AROUND TOWN

Rents at former Page Mill apartments rolled back

Matthew Martin got an unexpected surprise in the mail this week: The Woodland Park Apartments tenant saw his rent go down...

Original post made on May. 8, 2010
Last comment by Jack, on Jun 10, 2010 at 10:37 am | 21 comments | 2782 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Misleading mailers and Prop. 16

In the last few days I have received in the mail three large, slick, four-color postcards urging me to vote Yes on Proposition...

Original post made by Jim Burch on Jun. 2, 2010
Last comment by Pro-choice, on Jun 10, 2010 at 8:52 am | 29 comments | 2643 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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