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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto City Council to debate new cuts tonight

A proposed budget that would defer salary increases for police officers, impose new parking fees for Foothill College students...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2009
Last comment by Outside Observer, on Mar 6, 2010 at 5:39 pm | 13 comments | 2079 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'The Ghost Writer'

Few filmmakers make a better case that the story is in the telling than Roman Polanski. The director's 18th feature, the...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2010
Last comment by Sunil Singh, on Mar 6, 2010 at 4:21 pm | 1 comment | 4949 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Sunset calls Palo Alto #6 City of the Future

I post this somewhat tongue in cheek. http://www.sunset.com/travel/most-innovative-cities-00400000064623/page7.html Do...

Original post made by Resident on Mar. 4, 2010
Last comment by right..., on Mar 6, 2010 at 12:56 pm | 3 comments | 1708 Views

AROUND TOWN

Butterfly Life in Midtown

Anyone use this? Anyone like or dislike it? Is it ever very busy? Do the hours work?...

Original post made by Interested? on Mar. 3, 2010
Last comment by Interested, on Mar 6, 2010 at 12:19 pm | 1 comment | 1612 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Article about the Democratic/Republican paradigm. (Isn't it time for something new?)

Don’t Look Now, But We’re Winning Jimm Motyka Jimmy On the Spot March 5, 2010 It’s happening. We weren’t...

Original post made by food for thought on Mar. 6, 2010
There are no comments yet. 2172 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Why Won't CHSRA come clean?

I wonder why, whenever there's a computerized rendering of the HSR train in the media, we see the sleek train itself whizzing...

Original post made by Andrea on Mar. 6, 2010
There are no comments yet. 2093 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'Alice in Wonderland'

It couldn't have been too hard a sell: mega-bucks to burn and choice, tailor-made parts for director Tim Burton's two most...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2010
Last comment by Frances, on Mar 6, 2010 at 9:25 am | 1 comment | 5769 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City wins electric-car charging station funds

Six new electric-car charging stations will be installed in the Palo Alto City Hall parking garage as part of a pilot program...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2010
Last comment by Michael, on Mar 6, 2010 at 8:26 am | 20 comments | 3019 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Noreen Likins resigns after six years as Gunn High principal

Gunn High School Principal Noreen Likins is resigning at the end of the school year, she told Gunn teachers, students and...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2010
Last comment by Jacob, on Mar 5, 2010 at 10:24 pm | 34 comments | 5227 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

How you can help Palo Alto win Google Open Fiber

Palo Alto needs your help now to land a 'game changing' offer. Read the guest opinion here http://www.PaloAltoOnline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=12563...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2010
Last comment by Carroll Harrington, on Mar 5, 2010 at 12:17 pm | 4 comments | 2309 Views

AROUND TOWN

A rare quartet

With subtly colored berry branches, whimsical mice cavorting atop a book, abstract brushwork and panoramas that play with...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2010
Last comment by Steve, on Mar 5, 2010 at 11:02 am | 1 comment | 2692 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

'Hazmat' concern shuts down VA hospital briefly

A mysterious substance brought to the Palo Alto Veterans Administration Hospital Tuesday night caused Palo Alto fire officials...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Mar 5, 2010 at 7:33 am | 2 comments | 2071 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Is Skelly Next?

What is going on with our leadership?! Is it just me, or does it feel like we are losing all of our 6-12 leadership this...

Original post made by PA Parent on Feb. 27, 2010
Last comment by Mom, on Mar 4, 2010 at 9:06 pm | 15 comments | 2380 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Auditor urges police to seek diversity in recruits

The Palo Alto Police Department has taken giant steps to mend its relationship with minority communities, but its efforts...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Mar 4, 2010 at 5:42 pm | 34 comments | 2645 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Copper-wire theft darkens Shoreline Amphitheatre

Mountain View police are investigating the theft of copper wire from the light poles in the parking lot of Shoreline Amphitheatre...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Mar 4, 2010 at 5:00 pm | 3 comments | 2167 Views

SPORTS

Mitty gains some payback, ends Paly's hoop year

If the Mitty boys' basketball team was still smarting from those back-to-back losses to Palo Alto in the 2005 and '06 Central...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2010
Last comment by Larry, on Mar 4, 2010 at 4:20 pm | 6 comments | 2263 Views

AROUND TOWN

Finances, infrastructure highlight 'State of the City'

A huge budget gap may force Palo Alto to cut staff and services but it should not keep the city from rebuilding its infrastructure...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2010
Last comment by Bob, on Mar 4, 2010 at 10:36 am | 25 comments | 3582 Views

SPORTS

M-A, Castilleja hope to beat the CCS hoop odds

The season should come to an end for the Menlo-Atherton and Castilleja girls' basketball teams on Wednesday night as both...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2010
Last comment by MarchMadness, on Mar 4, 2010 at 9:01 am | 2 comments | 2493 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Is one airplane crash enough or do we need to wait for another one?

The tragic airplane crash in East Palo Alto has generated a lot of discussion on the Town Square Forum spread over a number...

Original post made by petercarp on Feb. 28, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 4, 2010 at 6:59 am | 102 comments | 6938 Views

AROUND TOWN

City may phase out hazardous-materials plant

The City of Palo Alto is studying ways to remove or relocate a hazardous-chemicals facility that has long plagued Barron...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Mar 4, 2010 at 1:49 am | 11 comments | 2035 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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