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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Lockheed Fire could be contained this week

The "Lockheed Fire" in the Santa Cruz Mountains could be contained by Thursday and fully controlled by Aug. 30, Cal Fire...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Aug 19, 2009 at 7:16 pm | 10 comments | 2381 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto raises fines for park, parking violations

People who stroll after sunset at public parks in Palo Alto, wipe meter-maids' chalk off their tires or unleash their dogs...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2009
Last comment by GML, on Aug 19, 2009 at 4:05 pm | 25 comments | 2996 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Why city's website still doesn't work: 'Palo Alto Process'

I'm one of the 12 original members of the volunteer citizens' committee to fix Palo Alto's much-maligned city website. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2009
Last comment by Bill, on Aug 19, 2009 at 2:32 pm | 32 comments | 5681 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto businesses mount anti-tax crusade

A coalition of small-business owners has earned the backing of the Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce for its nascent campaign...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2009
Last comment by james michael, on Aug 19, 2009 at 8:44 am | 30 comments | 3404 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

A Modest Proposal

HEALTH A MODEST PROPOSAL When I was a lad - There were for profit hospitals, often owned by doctors. There were fraternal...

Original post made by Walter_E_Wallis on Aug. 11, 2009
Last comment by Perspective, on Aug 19, 2009 at 6:32 am | 26 comments | 2506 Views

AROUND TOWN

Any recommendation on residential synthetic lawn installers?

Hi, I'm just starting to research into this, and am wondering if anyone has any recommendation and/or cautionary tales...

Original post made by jack on Aug. 14, 2009
Last comment by Perspective, on Aug 19, 2009 at 6:22 am | 4 comments | 1776 Views

SPORTS

PA National sees Little League season end

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Original post made on Jul. 17, 2007
Last comment by nbr115, on Aug 19, 2009 at 3:08 am | 5 comments | 4483 Views

MOVIES

No new movie news so .... District 9

Anyone seen it? Wow what an amazing and interesting movie. I saw it the night it came out knowing virtually nothing about...

Original post made by bruce on Aug. 19, 2009
There are no comments yet. 4711 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Water is the New Oil: Planning for a Changing Climate

Although it is important for people to converve water, isn't the Palo Alto City Council cancelling our efforts by approving...

Original post made by Resident on Aug. 14, 2009
Last comment by anon., on Aug 19, 2009 at 2:02 am | 8 comments | 1958 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Lytton Plaza project gets final approval

An ambitious plan to renovate Lytton Plaza in downtown Palo Alto earned swift endorsement from the City Council Friday afternoon,...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2009
Last comment by Ian, on Aug 19, 2009 at 1:53 am | 13 comments | 2197 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto candidate forum

I would like to request that Palo Alto Online open a forum to allow our City Council candidates to answer speicfic questions...

Original post made by Allison on Aug. 18, 2009
Last comment by Leon Leong, on Aug 18, 2009 at 11:55 pm | 2 comments | 2607 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Recendes pleads not guilty in sex assault

Roberto Recendes, accused of attacking a 94-year-old Palo Alto woman in 2002, pleaded not guilty to sexual-assault and elder-abuse...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Aug 18, 2009 at 7:46 pm | 3 comments | 2218 Views

AROUND TOWN

Join the Fight to Save Palo Alto Bowl!!

Hi you all, Care about the Palo Alto Bowl? Sick and tired of a handful of elderly people deciding the fate of your city...

Original post made by Daniel Mart on Aug. 14, 2009
Last comment by Greg, on Aug 18, 2009 at 6:25 pm | 19 comments | 2137 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents nervous over Facebook move

As Facebook gears up to move an estimated 800 employees to Stanford Research Park, some residents of the adjacent College...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2009
Last comment by Jack, on Aug 18, 2009 at 6:04 pm | 8 comments | 3252 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Another mountain lion sighting in Woodside

A mountain lion sighting was reported tonight in Woodside, according to the San Mateo County Office of Emergency Services....

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2009
Last comment by jb, on Aug 18, 2009 at 4:15 pm | 22 comments | 2534 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Huge jump in Palo Alto retiree health costs

With the liability of medical care for the City of Palo Alto's retirees ballooning to $129.7 million, the City Council has...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2009
Last comment by jb, on Aug 18, 2009 at 2:45 pm | 11 comments | 2877 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Boy, 12, shot by stray bullet in front of his home

A 12-year-old boy was shot in the ankle by a stray bullet while standing in front of his house in East Palo Alto late Monday...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2009
Last comment by anon., on Aug 18, 2009 at 1:37 pm | 9 comments | 2240 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Cal Train horns increasing in frequency; response to volume criticism?

My Lord, it's like the train engineer blows the horn every three seconds, over and over. In the morning commute (7:30-9:30)...

Original post made by Midtown Male on Aug. 14, 2009
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Aug 18, 2009 at 1:37 pm | 3 comments | 1724 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Charging ahead

By all accounts, things are looking up for a high-voltage future. And Palo Alto, already one of the greenest and tech-savviest...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2009
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Aug 18, 2009 at 1:00 pm | 14 comments | 2829 Views

SPORTS

Athletes give thumbs up, thumbs down to Games

As the 2009 Summer National Senior Games wind down, seniors who took part in the event praised the experience but also had...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2009
Last comment by William Stern, on Aug 18, 2009 at 12:45 pm | 1 comment | 2556 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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