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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto schools win lottery for tax-credit bonds

Palo Alto schools have won the lottery -- the lottery for up to $25 million in "Qualified School Construction Bond" tax credits,...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2009
Last comment by Eric, on Sep 11, 2009 at 11:21 pm | 11 comments | 2552 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police arrest three for assault

Three people were arrested in Palo Alto Tuesday evening after allegedly assaulting a man with chunks of rock and concrete,...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2009
Last comment by Concealed, on Sep 11, 2009 at 11:11 pm | 48 comments | 3156 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mountain lion reported on south Palo Alto roof

A full-grown mountain lion was sighted Thursday evening on a rooftop in south Palo Alto, in the 800 block of Rorke Way, police...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2009
Last comment by A Noun Ea Mus, on Sep 11, 2009 at 8:13 pm | 41 comments | 4311 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Armed men invade Menlo Park home

Two masked men armed with handguns invaded an occupied home in the 700 block of Ivy Drive in Menlo Park Saturday at about...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2009
Last comment by Lena, on Sep 11, 2009 at 12:29 pm | 11 comments | 2194 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

High-speed rail 'teach-in' Saturday

The City of Palo Alto will host a six-hour workshop on the California high-speed rail project Saturday, Sept. 12, designed...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2009
Last comment by get_involved, on Sep 11, 2009 at 12:11 pm | 11 comments | 2353 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Fat-cell farms in the future for stem-cells?

Fat, that much-maligned substance the medical profession warns patients to reduce, may someday save lives by becoming healing...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2009
There are no comments yet. 3438 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

'Taliban' gangster gets 17 years for shooting at rivals

Two East Palo Alto gang members accused of shooting at their rivals in front of police and federal agents had two very different...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2009
Last comment by qq, on Sep 11, 2009 at 1:10 am | 2 comments | 3151 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: A glimpse back at the history of Palo Alto parks-dedication battles

The proposed renovation of Lytton Plaza created a bit of consternation and misinformation about how Palo Alto is required...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2009
Last comment by Brian Steen, on Sep 10, 2009 at 11:02 pm | 1 comment | 2112 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Hundreds protest outside East Palo Alto home

Hundreds of East Palo Alto residents gathered in protest Wednesday night in front of the home of a sexually violent predator...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2009
Last comment by carlos, on Sep 10, 2009 at 10:39 pm | 8 comments | 2384 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Swine Flu of the 80's

Does anyone else remember the Swine Flu epidemic of the 1980's. Then president Ford went on TV and got his Swine Flu shot...

Original post made by Richard on Sep. 10, 2009
Last comment by Kate, on Sep 10, 2009 at 10:17 pm | 4 comments | 3352 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Obama tells kids to stay in school - who saw it?

As a very unscientific survey, my high school senior did not see this at school and doesn't know of anyone at school who...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Sep. 8, 2009
Last comment by Bru, on Sep 10, 2009 at 5:47 pm | 27 comments | 2195 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City, neighbors encounter Facebook challenge

Despite earlier assurances, Facebook's rapidly growing employee population at its California Avenue headquarters has taken...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2009
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Sep 10, 2009 at 4:32 pm | 59 comments | 2543 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto seeking new phone contract, ASAP

Palo Alto will seek a new phone contract for city phones and come up with a plan for improving management of worker's personal...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2009
Last comment by Anon, on Sep 10, 2009 at 3:47 pm | 14 comments | 2663 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

OUR NEA tax dollars being called on to promote Obama propoganda

http://bighollywood.breitbart.com/pcourrielche/2009/08/25/the-national-endowment-for-the-art-of-persuasion-patrick-courrielche/ And...

Original post made by Perspective on Aug. 26, 2009
Last comment by Perspective, on Sep 10, 2009 at 3:25 pm | 13 comments | 2006 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Montagues' vs. 'Capulets' case nears closure

An attempted murder case with modern-day parallels to William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" -- with gang members feuding...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2009
Last comment by bill, on Sep 10, 2009 at 1:52 pm | 5 comments | 2506 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Coroner releases name of Caltrain victim

Catrina Holmes, 13, of Palo Alto was officially identified as the girl who stepped in front of a Caltrain late Friday night,...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2009
Last comment by Bru, on Sep 10, 2009 at 1:39 pm | 7 comments | 3292 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Garrido had Global Positioning Device on Ankle

I just read in an article in The New York Times that the Garrido creep had a global positioning device on his ankle when...

Original post made by Lisa on Aug. 29, 2009
Last comment by Bru, on Sep 10, 2009 at 1:27 pm | 7 comments | 1932 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

News Digest

Green-vested man robs Luther Savings bank Read the full story here http://www.PaloAltoOnline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=11554...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2009
Last comment by John Beach, on Sep 10, 2009 at 9:50 am | 1 comment | 2208 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

how Sacramento really works

State Assemblyman Mike Duvall is the vice chairman of the Utilities and Commerce Committee. He was audio taped bragging...

Original post made by billy on Sep. 9, 2009
Last comment by billy, on Sep 10, 2009 at 8:12 am | 6 comments | 2227 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sole searching

Eddie Fung (left) and Aashbir Basi (right) line up rows of shoes -- 1,000 total -- at El Camino Park in Palo Alto Tuesday....

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2009
Last comment by William, on Sep 9, 2009 at 4:10 pm | 1 comment | 2199 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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