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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Possible train suicide at W. Meadow Friday night

A possible suicide or fatality involving a Caltrain occurred about 10:30 p.m. Friday night at West Meadow Drive in Palo Alto....

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2009
Last comment by bellag, on Aug 23, 2009 at 6:45 pm | 146 comments | 4911 Views

AROUND TOWN

City skeptical about Children's Hospital design

A revised plan to expand the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital ran into a skeptical group of Palo Alto Architectural Review...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2009
Last comment by Zebra, on Aug 23, 2009 at 6:29 pm | 26 comments | 2778 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pastor lauds Palo Alto police for 'better behavior'

Months after he urged the Palo Alto Police Department to diffuse its tension with the city's minority communities, the pastor...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2009
Last comment by annoyed, on Aug 23, 2009 at 5:59 pm | 27 comments | 5561 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto properties buck the down-market tide

Palo Alto properties appear to be holding their own in value, according to the Santa Clara County Assessor's 2009 Annual...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2009
Last comment by I don't get it, on Aug 23, 2009 at 5:33 pm | 21 comments | 3149 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto Story Project to launch Saturday

Got a good story to tell about something that happened to you in Palo Alto? Through a new video project, the Palo Alto Weekly...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2009
Last comment by DZ, on Aug 23, 2009 at 1:10 pm | 5 comments | 2296 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Google employee charged with grand theft

A Google employee entrusted with maintaining the Internet giant's server installations countrywide has been arrested for...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2009
Last comment by Steve C., on Aug 23, 2009 at 7:01 am | 8 comments | 2202 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

$2,500 per year allowance for aspirin

How about some REAL STRUCTURAL CHANGE!!!! In addition to healthcare plan, Managers and Professional Personnel and Council...

Original post made by city worker on Aug. 22, 2009
Last comment by Outside Observer, on Aug 22, 2009 at 8:18 pm | 3 comments | 1905 Views

AROUND TOWN

Check out the Weekly's unintentional cover

Is it just me, or did anyone else read it as something besides "MILE" since the bottom bar of the capital E was buried in...

Original post made by Hmm on Aug. 21, 2009
Last comment by To Not So Funny, on Aug 22, 2009 at 4:24 pm | 9 comments | 1852 Views

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Bowlers fight to save Palo Alto landmark

A group of bowlers dismayed about a plan to demolish the Palo Alto Bowl plan to petition the Palo Alto City Council to save...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2009
Last comment by neighbor, on Aug 22, 2009 at 1:45 pm | 23 comments | 2812 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

The Race Card

The race card has been pulled again. This time by the President of the United States, Obama without knowing all the facts...

Original post made by Inappropriate use of prestige on Jul. 23, 2009
Last comment by Bob Dylan post, on Aug 22, 2009 at 12:21 pm | 161 comments | 5866 Views

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Tesla plans to move headquarters to Palo Alto

Tesla Motors, whose sleek, flashy roadsters have become a visible emblem of Bay Area's growing electric-car industry, is...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2009
Last comment by Alan, on Aug 22, 2009 at 9:59 am | 37 comments | 3989 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Opportunity Center Police Action in Progress

I just drove by the Opportunity Center on my way back from the Palo Alto Medical Clinic. There were seven (7!) police...

Original post made by Bob on Aug. 21, 2009
There are no comments yet. 2209 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Frost's residence

Our City Attorney said the address on the envelope shown is a legitimate address - the USPS disagrees. Palo Alto could save...

Original post made by Walter_E_Wallis on Aug. 1, 2009
Last comment by Lady Mom, on Aug 21, 2009 at 11:21 am | 30 comments | 3062 Views

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Timpkin, Thompson to be honored by ISHOF in September ceremony

William R. "Tim" Timken, Jr. and Jenny Thompson have enriched the Stanford swimming program years after leaving their legacy...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2009
Last comment by Terry Gamble, on Aug 21, 2009 at 7:30 am | 1 comment | 2290 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Four auto burglaries reported in Barron Park

A man described as 5'11" and wearing a dark jogging suit with white shoes is believed to have burglarized four vehicles near...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2009
Last comment by lol, on Aug 21, 2009 at 7:01 am | 6 comments | 2665 Views

MOVIES

Jeanne Aufmuth's top films

1. Slumdog Millionaire: Danny Boyle directed with unwavering homage to India's teeming favelas and one young man's steadfast...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2009
Last comment by East Coast, on Aug 21, 2009 at 6:14 am | 3 comments | 6305 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police see spike in catalytic converter thefts

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Original post made on Aug. 7, 2008
Last comment by GearHead, on Aug 21, 2009 at 5:52 am | 14 comments | 3045 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Roots of rhythm to promote sprouts of literacy

The roots of rhythm in African music will be brought to the Midpeninsula Sunday with a celebration of African culture, art,...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2009
Last comment by Hmmm, on Aug 20, 2009 at 7:16 pm | 4 comments | 2510 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

M-A track coach charged with threatening kids

An assistant track coach at Menlo-Atherton High School is facing misdemeanor charges after being accused of making racially...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2009
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 20, 2009 at 6:25 pm | 15 comments | 2334 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford may unwrap mysteries of mummy

A 2,000-year-old mummy thought to have been a young Egyptian priest will be examined at Stanford University today in an effort...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Aug 20, 2009 at 4:57 pm | 2 comments | 2031 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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