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AROUND TOWN

Bitter fruit: An inside look at street vending

The strawberry vendors stand on street corners throughout Palo Alto, at busy intersections, outside shopping centers and...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2009
Last comment by Paula, on Sep 18, 2009 at 1:01 pm | 97 comments | 11027 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Disaster aides to practice what they preach

Disaster-response volunteers will be holding an earthquake drill Saturday afternoon in Palo Alto, practicing putting out...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2009
Last comment by Annette Ashton, on Sep 18, 2009 at 12:54 pm | 1 comment | 2396 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mountain View considers bold new transit system

Someday in Mountain View's not-too-distant future, driverless electric vehicles could whisk passengers between the downtown...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2009
Last comment by Allen Payton, on Sep 18, 2009 at 10:42 am | 11 comments | 2309 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Fire alarm and sirens in neighborhood - 9 PM - 9:20 and going

Loud fire alarm, many sirens. What is going on? ...

Original post made by Fred on Sep. 17, 2009
Last comment by June, on Sep 18, 2009 at 10:06 am | 1 comment | 2171 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto union workers call in sick

About a quarter of the workers represented by Palo Alto's largest labor union called in sick Tuesday in what city leaders...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2009
Last comment by City Employee/resident, on Sep 18, 2009 at 12:39 am | 143 comments | 5637 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto students to be honored Friday

Three East Palo Alto teens will be honored at the annual Family Service Winners Breakfast Friday at the Crowne Plaza Cabana...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2009
Last comment by Ada, on Sep 17, 2009 at 10:49 pm | 1 comment | 2391 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Room hunting in Palo Alto has shock value, sticker and otherwise

Next to Stanford University, one would think there would be a wide choice of rooms for rent. Not so, especially within biking...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2009
Last comment by exaggeration, on Sep 17, 2009 at 5:53 pm | 2 comments | 4588 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police nab former felon with a gun

A Palo Alto police officer's suspicion that a car had falsified registration led to a multi-felony arrest in the baylands...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2009
Last comment by Thank you, on Sep 17, 2009 at 3:02 pm | 15 comments | 2097 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Child killed by car backing out of driveway

In what appears to be a family tragedy, a 14-month-old child was killed by a vehicle backing out of the driveway of an East...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2009
Last comment by Doris, on Sep 17, 2009 at 2:48 pm | 7 comments | 2058 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Sunset, Coastal Commission to honor 'heroes'

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of California Coastal Cleanup Day, Menlo Park-based Sunset magazine and the California...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Sep 17, 2009 at 2:12 pm | 2 comments | 2132 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Juana Briones School names new principal

Matthew Nagle, principal of Blackford Elementary School in San Jose, was named principal of Juana Briones School Tuesday,...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2009
Last comment by Dick Gould, on Sep 17, 2009 at 1:56 pm | 4 comments | 2630 Views

AROUND TOWN

Paper? No thanks.

I will place a large plastic bin in my van and request help to place my unbagged groceries in that bin. The paper bag was...

Original post made by Walter_E_Wallis on Sep. 17, 2009
Last comment by who needs paper bags?, on Sep 17, 2009 at 12:48 pm | 1 comment | 2027 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

East Meadow Circle Concept Plan Meeting Wed 16th September

-------- EAST MEADOW CIRCLE CONCEPT PLAN MEETING THIS WEDNESDAY -------------- The third meeting for the East Meadow...

Original post made by Palo Verde Resident on Sep. 14, 2009
Last comment by Palo Verde Resident, on Sep 17, 2009 at 9:33 am | 1 comment | 1890 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Police arrest man for East Palo Alto murder

Police have arrested a man and woman in connection with the fatal shooting of a 21-year-old man in East Palo Alto earlier...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2009
Last comment by Anonymous, on Sep 17, 2009 at 7:38 am | 8 comments | 2225 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents share high-speed-rail ideas -- civilly

High-speed-rail officials vowed Saturday to collaborate with Peninsula residents on the design of the controversial rail...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2009
Last comment by bikes2work, on Sep 16, 2009 at 8:58 pm | 55 comments | 3632 Views

SPORTS

Former Gunn standout Evans sidelined by a knee injury

The start to Jasmine Evans' collegiate basketball career at Harvard has been put on hold for a year after the former Gunn...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2009
Last comment by Deborah, on Sep 16, 2009 at 6:19 pm | 1 comment | 2337 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto again has the tools to build something special

It's easy to see why Palo Alto has one of the elite football programs in the Central Coast Section. It's all about consistency...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2009
Last comment by T.., on Sep 16, 2009 at 4:59 pm | 5 comments | 2681 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto schools prepare for H1N1 virus

Following the adage that cleanliness is next to godliness, the Palo Alto Unified School District is urging families and school...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2009
Last comment by A Noun Ea Mus, on Sep 16, 2009 at 4:43 pm | 16 comments | 2700 Views

AROUND TOWN

Facebook ain't going away any time soon

Facebook has announced that they now have 300,000,000 users and growth is still accelerating. Growth is especially strong...

Original post made by Mark on Sep. 16, 2009
Last comment by Mark, on Sep 16, 2009 at 4:30 pm | 3 comments | 1789 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Knights a victory away from Super Bowl

The Palo Alto Knights are heading to Reno this weekend to gamble on a trip to the Super Bowl. These Junior Pee Wee Pop Warner...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2009
Last comment by Matt Manning, on Sep 16, 2009 at 3:01 pm | 1 comment | 1712 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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