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SCHOOLS & KIDS

choosing a new Gunn principal

Dear Readers, Gunn High School is at a turning point in its history. Still in mourning, still anxious, the school awaits...

Original post made by Marc Vincenti on Apr. 10, 2010
Last comment by kmom, on Apr 25, 2010 at 5:39 pm | 8 comments | 2876 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Volcanic ash strands Gunn students in Spain

Stranded in Barcelona, 12 Gunn High School students and two faculty chaperones hope to return to Palo Alto Thursday night...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2010
Last comment by kmom, on Apr 25, 2010 at 4:05 pm | 8 comments | 4414 Views

AROUND TOWN

Holiday Fund targets programs for kids, families

The Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund is giving $260,000 in grants this year to 38 community organizations that serve children...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2010
Last comment by inhalthouttip, on Apr 25, 2010 at 2:27 pm | 1 comment | 1968 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Jury deliberates Victor Frost's sit-lie challenge

Panhandler Victor Frost's milk crate and its distance from Whole Foods Market became an evidentiary pivot-point in his battle...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2010
Last comment by Anon., on Apr 25, 2010 at 10:37 am | 30 comments | 3257 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto man arrested for stealing lotto tickets

An assistant manager at a CVS pharmacy in Palo Alto who allegedly stole 268 packets of Scratchers lotto tickets worth $73,200...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2010
Last comment by musical, on Apr 25, 2010 at 4:11 am | 4 comments | 2395 Views

AROUND TOWN

City unleashes flood of high-speed-rail concerns

Insufficient outreach, inaccurate projections and a shoddy business plan have all plagued the California High-Speed Rail...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2010
Last comment by Sharon, on Apr 24, 2010 at 9:12 pm | 52 comments | 5396 Views

AROUND TOWN

How do their gardens grow?

Mature landscapes reflect evolving trends on Gamble Garden's annual tour Read the full story here http://www.PaloAltoOnline.com/news/show_story.php?id=16449...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2010
Last comment by Mom, on Apr 24, 2010 at 5:26 pm | 1 comment | 3222 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

what are the good elementary schools

we are moving into the area in august from london with 2 boys of 7 and 10 and have no idea where to live and where to send...

Original post made by confused.com on Apr. 18, 2010
Last comment by Anon, on Apr 24, 2010 at 1:06 pm | 51 comments | 4424 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school campuses mark Earth Week

Each one of Palo Alto's 17 public school campuses observes Earth Week from April 19 through April 23. It was a week to highlight...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 24, 2010 at 12:42 am | 5 comments | 2432 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

PUBLIC AGENDA: School board, high-speed rail

The Palo Alto school board plans to decide on "schematic designs" for additions to Jordan Middle School, including construction...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2010
Last comment by NONIMBYS, on Apr 23, 2010 at 11:35 pm | 1 comment | 5483 Views

AROUND TOWN

Feature story: Lending their voices

In a Palo Alto office building Monday, inside a soundproof booth, the events leading up to the Civil War were playing out...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2010
Last comment by Ayreq, on Apr 23, 2010 at 7:34 pm | 4 comments | 3378 Views

BOOKS

Esther Clark Park

Large oak trees, wild animals and uninterrupted landscapes define Esther Clark Park, an open 21-acre plot of land located...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2010
Last comment by aqdrianna currie, on Apr 23, 2010 at 3:46 pm | 1 comment | 5193 Views

SPORTS

Gunn-Paly track much more than a grudge meet

When it comes to the annual track and field dual meet between Palo Alto and Gunn, times are not important. Only place and...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2010
Last comment by Proud Parent, on Apr 23, 2010 at 1:03 pm | 1 comment | 3179 Views

AROUND TOWN

"M-A on eBay" Online Auction is OPEN!

Menlo-Atherton High School’s ONLINE auction is now open! Sponsored by the school’s Foundation for the Future, every...

Original post made by Kim Sommer on Apr. 23, 2010
There are no comments yet. 2110 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Menlo Park will re-join high-speed rail suit

The city of Menlo Park will join Atherton in re-filing a lawsuit against the California High-Speed Rail Authority. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2010
Last comment by Spokker, on Apr 22, 2010 at 11:56 pm | 5 comments | 2247 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

For Palo Alto, it's the watts that count

Last week, when Palo Alto utilities officials offered residents $8 dimmable, energy-efficient light bulbs — normally...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2010
Last comment by Anon., on Apr 22, 2010 at 11:49 pm | 5 comments | 2471 Views

AROUND TOWN

sad news about Briones house

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Original post made by joyce on Mar. 9, 2007
Last comment by someone who reads, on Apr 22, 2010 at 5:39 pm | 41 comments | 8067 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Polystyrene on its way out of Palo Alto

Polystyrene containers are making a permanent exodus from Palo Alto's food establishments this Thursday -- the latest target...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2010
Last comment by Natty, on Apr 22, 2010 at 3:15 pm | 13 comments | 3701 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Connecting Dots between NYC, Goldman Sachs, and us

A thread was shut down, ( not deleted, just shut down), a few days ago about "The Sky is Falling" related to the upcoming...

Original post made by Somewhat Dispassionate on Apr. 21, 2010
Last comment by Anon., on Apr 22, 2010 at 3:11 pm | 9 comments | 1910 Views

SPORTS

Stanford women win title, keep streak alive

After waiting 17 days and enduring a shift of 334 miles away from its own court to complete a dual match, the Stanford women's...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2010
Last comment by Outstanding!, on Apr 22, 2010 at 1:28 pm | 1 comment | 2453 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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