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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Tensions high before hearing of accused killer

A shouting match between family members of accused killer Bulos "Paul" Zumot and victim Jennifer Schipsi erupted outside...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2010
Last comment by ScottD, on Feb 3, 2010 at 8:55 pm | 11 comments | 2627 Views

AROUND TOWN

Growing up in Palo Alto

Palo Alto was the best place to grow up. Bergmanns Midtown Stanford shopping center Varsity theater Palo Alto drive...

Original post made by Barry on Feb. 3, 2010
Last comment by Ken, on Feb 3, 2010 at 5:53 pm | 1 comment | 1819 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Obama's budget boosts NASA Ames

The announcement of President Obama's new direction for space exploration has caused rancor in other parts of the country,...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Feb 3, 2010 at 5:09 pm | 3 comments | 2122 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Newcomer takes funding lead in Assembly race

A venture capitalist from Menlo Park has surged past two political veterans in the race for campaign fundraising, all but...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2010
Last comment by PJ, on Feb 3, 2010 at 2:08 pm | 10 comments | 2600 Views

AROUND TOWN

Volunteers replant trees along California Avenue

The trees are back on California Avenue -- and not without considerable fanfare. What started as a black eye for the City...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2010
Last comment by Harmony, on Feb 3, 2010 at 1:57 pm | 9 comments | 21306 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What's in a name? In Palo Alto, criteria for renaming landmarks are subject to interpretation

Throughout Palo Alto, open spaces and buildings have received the moniker of figures who range from local school leaders...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2010
Last comment by brett, on Feb 3, 2010 at 12:40 pm | 44 comments | 4266 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Students, parents rally against 'hate' group

More than 250 people gathered at the southeast corner of the Gunn High School campus in Palo Alto this morning in opposition...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2010
Last comment by gogunn, on Feb 3, 2010 at 10:13 am | 163 comments | 6387 Views

AROUND TOWN

Arrested men suspects in wave of car burglaries

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Original post made on Jul. 31, 2008
Last comment by John Cote, on Feb 3, 2010 at 8:11 am | 14 comments | 2537 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Arrests made in 7-Eleven armed robbery spree

Mountain View police have three suspects in custody following a spree of armed robberies of 7-Elevens in the city over the...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2010
Last comment by Mr. Fischer, on Feb 2, 2010 at 10:39 pm | 18 comments | 2934 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

High-speed rail project gets $2.25 billion boost

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood joined Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer in Washington today to announce...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2010
Last comment by Irvin, on Feb 2, 2010 at 9:40 pm | 56 comments | 3085 Views

AROUND TOWN

AT&T cell tower problem

We no longer can make or receive cell calls from our home between Page Mill and Stanford Ave. I've called AT&T often. They...

Original post made by Al F. on Jan. 30, 2010
Last comment by can you hear me now?, on Feb 2, 2010 at 8:00 pm | 5 comments | 2738 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Giving teens a greater voice in Palo Alto

Will students help choose a new principal for Palo Alto High School? Can they have a greater voice in Palo Alto's schools...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2010
Last comment by Sharon, on Feb 2, 2010 at 7:14 pm | 6 comments | 2386 Views

AROUND TOWN

Dalai Lama to visit Stanford, Ravenswood school

The Dalai Lama will visit Stanford University and East Palo Alto's Costano School in October to remind all those who listen...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2010
Last comment by Sharon, on Feb 2, 2010 at 7:07 pm | 17 comments | 4049 Views

BOOKS

Tomorrow's events (Feb. 3)

[http://brandontyler.net/ Music: Brandon Tyler] Sacramento Singer-Songwriter Brandon Tyler performs tomorrow (Feb. 3) at...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2010
There are no comments yet. 4265 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

'Youth well-being' added to Palo Alto goals

In a day-long retreat marked by thoughtful comments and respectful listening, the Palo Alto City Council increased the city's...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2010
Last comment by Well Being, on Feb 2, 2010 at 5:14 pm | 28 comments | 4560 Views

SPORTS

Big week for Lin includes a spread in Sports Illustrated

It was a big week for Palo Alto High grad Jeremy Lin, starting with a four-page spread (and a full-page photo of him) on...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2010
Last comment by Go Jeremy!, on Feb 2, 2010 at 2:54 pm | 2 comments | 906 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

More women, minorities needed in science

The United States is in danger of losing its leadership in science and technology unless more women and minorities are recruited...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2009
Last comment by rebecca justiniano, on Feb 2, 2010 at 2:23 pm | 30 comments | 3406 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

do-rag robber pleads guilty

I'm surprised that Palo Alto Online has apparently not reported on this story. Jeffrey Smith has plead guilty to a string...

Original post made by Lynne on Jan. 30, 2010
Last comment by Lynne, on Feb 2, 2010 at 1:13 pm | 3 comments | 1746 Views

AROUND TOWN

Knife-wielding man robs Palo Alto Goodwill

A Santa Clara man was arrested in Palo Alto Monday afternoon minutes after allegedly robbing a Goodwill store and threatening...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2010
Last comment by chuck, on Feb 2, 2010 at 12:41 pm | 12 comments | 2163 Views

AROUND TOWN

Residents oppose Walgreens' alcohol bid

A promise Walgreens made 15 years ago to not sell alcohol when it built a store at Maybell Avenue and El Camino Real in Palo...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2010
Last comment by PA resident, on Feb 2, 2010 at 9:58 am | 41 comments | 3131 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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