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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Silicon Valley report shows a 'region at risk'

With rising competition from Bangalore to Beijing, Silicon Valley's dominance as the world's innovation hub is "at risk as...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2010
Last comment by pat, on Feb 15, 2010 at 11:19 am | 50 comments | 13476 Views

AROUND TOWN

Garden tips for January

I am amazed by what takes place in gardens when looked at closely. Getting to know the plants I am growing, where they originated,...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 15, 2010 at 10:07 am | 2 comments | 2201 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PiE raises $2.9 million for Palo Alto schools

Parent volunteers have raised a record-breaking $2.9 million to provide help to Palo Alto's 17 cash-strapped public schools,...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2010
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Feb 15, 2010 at 9:57 am | 19 comments | 2914 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

ZipCar could serve seniors, neighborhood

Channing House wants to collaborate with its neighbors to bring ZipCar to the community. Read the full story here http://www.PaloAltoOnline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=10311...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2009
Last comment by Gregory Marton, on Feb 15, 2010 at 4:19 am | 7 comments | 2783 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Google Looking for Test Communities for Fiber Networks

Google is planning to build a test fiber network in some local communities around the US. Palo Alto would make a terrific...

Original post made by Glen Kacher on Feb. 10, 2010
Last comment by Giggle, on Feb 14, 2010 at 3:26 pm | 13 comments | 1949 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Typo caused 'implausible' high-speed-rail numbers

A memo containing information about ridership projections for the proposed high-speed rail contained a "typographical error"...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2010
Last comment by Parent, on Feb 14, 2010 at 11:01 am | 27 comments | 2558 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

High-speed-rail ridership figures challenged

The agency charged with building California's controversial high-speed rail system is basing its ridership and revenue forecasts...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2010
Last comment by fed up, on Feb 14, 2010 at 8:41 am | 2 comments | 2145 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: It can happen. It will happen. Right here.

It's Monday night, 8:42 p.m. at a well-attended City Council meeting. All of a sudden the building starts shaking. Council...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2010
Last comment by George Browning, on Feb 13, 2010 at 8:45 pm | 9 comments | 2665 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

City was warned about checking seating permits

Lack of permits? Gambling at Rick�s? I�m shocked! Before I get into this, I want to make one point very clear:...

Original post made by Norm on Sep. 4, 2009
Last comment by MIchelle Garcia, on Feb 13, 2010 at 8:28 pm | 3 comments | 2135 Views

SPORTS

Eastside Prep, Pinewood girls share league hoops title

It was an appropriate finish to the West Bay Athletic League regular season as the Eastside Prep and Pinewood girls finished...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2010
There are no comments yet. 2394 Views

AROUND TOWN

Closing the 'digital divide' east of Bayshore

A decade ago East Palo Alto embarked on an effort to "close the digital divide" that was separating less-affluent communities...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Feb 13, 2010 at 7:13 pm | 3 comments | 2269 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mavericks surf contest set for 8 a.m. Saturday

The world-renowned annual Mavericks Surf Contest near Half Moon Bay will be held Saturday, contest officials announced thursday...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2010
Last comment by Sarah, on Feb 13, 2010 at 12:19 pm | 6 comments | 1928 Views

AROUND TOWN

Feature story: Voices uplifted

Interview a few members of the Stanford University world-music a cappella group Talisman, and you hear the word "soulful"...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2010
Last comment by highschooler, on Feb 13, 2010 at 11:43 am | 1 comment | 2429 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Expert: Treat junk food like cigarettes

America will solve its obesity problem when eating junk food becomes as socially unacceptable as smoking cigarettes. That...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2010
Last comment by Fat man, on Feb 13, 2010 at 8:50 am | 77 comments | 8576 Views

SPORTS

Paly boys move closer to clinching hoops title

Getting a big night from senior Kevin Brown and a big hand from Homestead, the Palo Alto boys' basketball team moved closer...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2010
Last comment by wow, on Feb 12, 2010 at 2:06 pm | 3 comments | 2369 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police arrest gang members in East Palo Alto

East Palo Alto police and officers from surrounding jurisdictions seized six guns and arrested two known gang members and...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Feb 12, 2010 at 1:19 pm | 23 comments | 3225 Views

MOVIES

Movies in 2009: The year's notables and forgettables

It was an "Up" year for Pixar, an up-in-the-air year for George Clooney, and a time of particular praise for "The Hurt Locker"...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2009
Last comment by anon, on Feb 12, 2010 at 11:20 am | 6 comments | 5686 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Contrast the cities

Santa Clara has moved ahead and placed a ballot measure regarding the proposed 49er stadium for a vote by the people. http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_14374568 Mea...

Original post made by Greenhouse resident on Feb. 12, 2010
There are no comments yet. 2122 Views

AROUND TOWN

Looking for love? Have you tried the Internet?

When it comes to dating and marriage, the Web has changed people's behavior in significant ways, a Stanford University sociologist...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2010
Last comment by Hmmm, on Feb 12, 2010 at 9:03 am | 2 comments | 1786 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

High-speed-rail critics prepare for new suit

A coalition of nonprofit groups is calling for a fresh probe into the state's high-speed-rail project after learning that...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2010
Last comment by Jason R, on Feb 11, 2010 at 11:28 pm | 5 comments | 2116 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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