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AROUND TOWN

Budget and Consolidation

Each of the citys in Santa Clara County has grown since most were started, and the government for each of these cities has...

Original post made by David on Mar. 31, 2010
Last comment by Anon, on Mar 31, 2010 at 8:16 pm | 2 comments | 1612 Views

AROUND TOWN

A home for the homemade

Artists often struggle to promote their homespun goods, yearning to be seen amidst the big-box retailers. But since the advent...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2010
Last comment by palo alto, on Mar 31, 2010 at 7:22 pm | 2 comments | 4595 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

home-grown religious terrorists tried to use WMDs to mass murder police officers

9 Christian terrorists arrested in Michigan. They planned to kill a police officer, then bomb his funeral that would be...

Original post made by Hutaree on Mar. 29, 2010
Last comment by Perspective, on Mar 31, 2010 at 6:17 pm | 5 comments | 1947 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Three ideas win 'There Oughta Be a Law' contest

Three ideas for new legislation have been selected by California State Senator Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto) in his annual "There...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2010
Last comment by the observer, on Mar 31, 2010 at 5:41 pm | 23 comments | 3487 Views

AROUND TOWN

Feds say quit whining about train horn noise

They are not loud, you're just psychotic. Story in the Chron: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2010/03/27/state/n161448D54.DTL...

Original post made by Fed on Mar. 27, 2010
Last comment by Palo Altan, on Mar 31, 2010 at 5:18 pm | 14 comments | 2833 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto takes fresh look at landfill-gas contracts

Palo Alto is once again considering investing in "green energy" generated by landfill gas, though the latest proposal is...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2010
Last comment by An Engineer, on Mar 31, 2010 at 4:47 pm | 7 comments | 2170 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fraudulent solar seller forced to repay victims

A man who claimed to be offering a "Free Solar Program" to qualified homeowners was sentenced to eight months in Santa Clara...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2010
Last comment by David, on Mar 30, 2010 at 10:52 pm | 2 comments | 3191 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Adobe Flash sucks

Steve Jobs is right. Adobe Flash is the worst software ever written. Adobe Flash is bloated and buggy and every time I...

Original post made by I hate Adobe Flash on Mar. 29, 2010
Last comment by Yes, on Mar 30, 2010 at 9:54 pm | 19 comments | 2248 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

how to find cysa team

Does anyone have any pointers for finding a CYSA team for a 6th grade girl? I have heard there are different divisions and...

Original post made by amom on Mar. 30, 2010
Last comment by Midtown Mom, on Mar 30, 2010 at 5:10 pm | 5 comments | 3740 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Menlo Park police Chief Bruce Goitia to retire

Menlo Park police Chief Bruce Goitia will retire after 28 years with the Police Department, effective June 1, City Manager...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2010
Last comment by Observer, on Mar 30, 2010 at 2:20 pm | 1 comment | 2489 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school enrollment for 2010-2011

Does anyone have a glimpse of Palo Alto school enrollment for 2010-2011? How does it look so far? Will there be any overflows...

Original post made by Lynn on Mar. 29, 2010
Last comment by Vianica, on Mar 30, 2010 at 1:00 pm | 5 comments | 2724 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bicyclist shot, wounded in East Palo Alto

A 39-year-old man shot multiple times while riding his bicycle in East Palo Alto early Friday morning is expected to survive,...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2009
Last comment by Becky, on Mar 30, 2010 at 10:29 am | 3 comments | 2833 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto firefighters' overtime costs soar

Palo Alto's firefighters have already used up more than 150 percent of their overtime budget for fiscal year 2009-2010 --...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2010
Last comment by Jake, on Mar 30, 2010 at 9:50 am | 89 comments | 5350 Views

SPORTS

Stanford races to Final Four

Jeanette Pohlen saw open court and never hesitated. She raced the length of the court to score as the final horn sounded...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2010
Last comment by Phil Johnson, on Mar 29, 2010 at 9:29 pm | 1 comment | 2908 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Novice Skiiers

I'm a single parent and I would like to take my two teenagers skiing this month. They have never skiied before. (Is that...

Original post made by Sandra on Mar. 29, 2010
Last comment by VoxPop, on Mar 29, 2010 at 7:46 pm | 4 comments | 1984 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto retirees cash in on 'cash out' payments

Pay raises may be a thing of the past in Palo Alto, but some city workers managed to supplement their salaries with hefty...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2010
Last comment by Mike, on Mar 29, 2010 at 5:52 pm | 32 comments | 3738 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Police arrest alleged gang member after search

Menlo Park police arrested a 28-year-old suspected gang member Thursday morning after serving a search warrant and finding...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2010
Last comment by GET OUTTA HERE!, on Mar 29, 2010 at 4:44 pm | 10 comments | 2375 Views

AROUND TOWN

Military tank collector Jacques Littlefield dies

Jacques Mequet Littlefield, who assembled one of the largest private collections of military vehicles in the world and championed...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2009
Last comment by Christopher, on Mar 29, 2010 at 2:52 pm | 16 comments | 5382 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Reflections on Reflections

Tonight we returned disheartened from what should have been a proud moment for our family. Our daughter entered an art contest...

Original post made by momof2 on Mar. 18, 2010
Last comment by momof2, on Mar 29, 2010 at 8:08 am | 10 comments | 2392 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park man's valuables returned -- after 11 years

When Victor Lee went to the Chase Bank on Hamilton Avenue in Palo Alto last month, he expected the valuables in his safe-deposit...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2010
Last comment by heart broken, on Mar 29, 2010 at 8:02 am | 9 comments | 3647 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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