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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Building community, creating income and employment

The benefits of urban beekeeping are substantial. Despite the conventional view of the city as a slough of pollution, urban...

Original post made by Resident on Jul. 7, 2010
There are no comments yet. 2244 Views

AROUND TOWN

An Independence Day with flavor

Hundreds of eager chili eaters were on hand for the 29th annual Summer Festival and Chili Cook-off Sunday at Mitchell Park...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2010
Last comment by JF, on Jul 7, 2010 at 10:39 am | 8 comments | 2177 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

San Mateo County supervisor to step down

San Mateo County District 1 Supervisor Mark Church announced Tuesday he will step down from the Board of Supervisors in January....

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2010
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Jul 7, 2010 at 10:30 am | 1 comment | 2705 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Peninsula cities issue new challenge to rail authority

Palo Alto and its four allies in the Peninsula Cities Consortium have issued a new call for the California High-Speed Rail...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2010
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Jul 7, 2010 at 10:07 am | 2 comments | 2065 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Achievement gap' still dogs Palo Alto schools

Despite years of efforts to combat it, a long-standing academic achievement gap persists in Palo Alto schools. African-American...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2010
Last comment by HelpUsIn94303, on Jul 6, 2010 at 8:43 pm | 116 comments | 12651 Views

SPORTS

Sharapova already knows her opening match for Bank of the West

The entire field for the 2010 Bank of the West Classic has yet to be filled, but key players already are finding out when...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2010
Last comment by Bob and Louise, on Jul 6, 2010 at 8:35 pm | 1 comment | 2728 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Never say it can't get any worse...

From Reason Magazine: Posted on July 2, 2010, 6:00AM In Newcastle-under-Lyme, England, the local council has introduced...

Original post made by Walter_E_Wallis on Jul. 6, 2010
Last comment by geez, on Jul 6, 2010 at 7:29 pm | 1 comment | 2440 Views

AROUND TOWN

Crackdown nets fewer drunk drivers this year

DUI arrests in Santa Clara County are down from this time last year, according to the sheriff's office. On Sunday night,...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2010
Last comment by just say no, on Jul 6, 2010 at 3:32 pm | 8 comments | 2483 Views

AROUND TOWN

Winners of the Chili Cook-Off?

Can anyone tell me who one in each category on Sunday's amazing Chili Cook-Off?...

Original post made by Chrissy Spanoghe on Jul. 6, 2010
Last comment by Palo Parent, on Jul 6, 2010 at 8:53 am | 1 comment | 2345 Views

AROUND TOWN

A spiritual movement

On a sweltering Saturday in early June, an eclectic group of dancers gathered in a mirrored room at Palo Alto's Cubberley...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2010
Last comment by Diane Nikfar, on Jul 5, 2010 at 8:14 pm | 1 comment | 2842 Views

AROUND TOWN

Gunn wrestler has CCS title as goal

For Gunn High senior Adam Juratovac, this wrestling season has seen a reversal of fortune. A year ago, Juratovac was only...

Original post made on Jul. 4, 2010
There are no comments yet. 2371 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Foothills home engulfed by blaze

A fire engulfed a home in the foothills across from Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve today, July 4, narrowly missing an...

Original post made on Jul. 4, 2010
Last comment by Foothills resident, on Jul 4, 2010 at 4:18 pm | 1 comment | 2374 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police vs Fire Charity Football Game @ Paly on July 10th

Please join us for the first annual “Clash of The Heroes” police vs. fire football game at Palo Alto High School on July...

Original post made by Football Fan on Jul. 4, 2010
There are no comments yet. 2206 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

King Coal

For those who think we are moving away from coal, think again. The world use of coal is expanding dramatically (see: http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/06/18/the-coal-age-conti...

Original post made by Greg on Jun. 23, 2010
Last comment by Perspective, on Jul 4, 2010 at 5:55 am | 17 comments | 2297 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fireworks Show Shoreline Park SAT and SUN

Enjoy fireworks at Mountain View Shoreline Park Saturday AND Sunday evenings. http://www.bethel.org/CelebrateAmerica.htm...

Original post made by David on Jul. 3, 2010
Last comment by Just wondering, on Jul 4, 2010 at 5:50 am | 2 comments | 2136 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Developer Jim Baer injured in bike accident

Palo Alto real estate developer, property manager and environmental activist Jim Baer is recovering from injuries sustained...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2010
Last comment by Dave Bagshaw, on Jul 3, 2010 at 11:12 pm | 19 comments | 4041 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Activists win Stanford investment change

Does the widespread use of cell phones and laptops inadvertently fuel the ongoing mass murder and rape in the Democratic...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2010
Last comment by Honestly, on Jul 3, 2010 at 11:06 pm | 11 comments | 2516 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'Cop Out'

The latest R-rated comedy from director Kevin Smith ("Clerks") is immature and sloppy. The cinematography is often frenetic...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2010
Last comment by No drama, on Jul 3, 2010 at 7:25 pm | 2 comments | 4848 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Cities may share dispatchers -- 'no fire merger'

City managers from Palo Alto, Mountain View and Los Altos will meet in mid-July to explore sharing dispatch services -- but...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2010
Last comment by Tim, on Jul 3, 2010 at 10:21 am | 12 comments | 4133 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Judge: No bail for murder suspect Zumot

Bulos Zumot, the Palo Alto hookah-shop owner who police said killed his girlfriend and set their shared cottage on fire last...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2010
Last comment by gerome, on Jul 3, 2010 at 9:10 am | 2 comments | 2432 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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