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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Log jam blocks San Francisquito Creek

A log jam of branches and tree trunks clogged the West Bayshore overpass at San Francisquito Creek on Sunday afternoon and...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Jan 13, 2017 at 1:06 pm | 31 comments | 10869 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Compromise on VTA bus-routes plan unveiled

Palo Alto would lose its Line 89 bus route but it would keep service to Gunn High School via Line 88 in a compromise draft...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2017
Last comment by Online Name, on Jan 13, 2017 at 12:02 pm | 10 comments | 3685 Views

AROUND TOWN

Renaming schools committee to host town hall on Nov. 7

A committee convened by the Palo Alto school district this spring to consider the complex issue of whether to rename some...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 13, 2017 at 9:26 am | 46 comments | 5227 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police arrest alleged getaway driver in mall robberies

After two purse-snatch robberies at Stanford Shopping Center in recent days, Palo Alto police have arrested a man they believe...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2017
Last comment by Carrie, on Jan 13, 2017 at 3:25 am | 2 comments | 4383 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Development fees may be in for another shake-up in Palo Alto

Palo Alto approved last month a sharp increase to the fees that developers are required to pay to support affordable housing...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Jan 12, 2017 at 1:23 pm | 4 comments | 2394 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community Notebook: Teen panel to talk about parents, school

Parents seeking to better understand their teenage children can listen to a panel of Palo Alto High School seniors speak...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1830 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto approves outsourcing contract for Rinconada Pool

In a move that they hope will expand access for aspiring swimmers at Rinconada Pool without degrading the experience, Palo...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2017
Last comment by Alison, on Jan 11, 2017 at 12:40 pm | 5 comments | 2479 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district to give update on achievement-gap work

Close to two years after a group of students, teachers, parents and administrators highlighted the ways in which the Palo...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2017
Last comment by echo, on Jan 11, 2017 at 11:55 am | 20 comments | 2406 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Plan to address achievement gap must be more refined, trustees and parents say

The Palo Alto school board and community members urged district staff on Tuesday to move a draft plan to reduce the Palo...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2017
Last comment by john_alderman, on Jan 11, 2017 at 11:54 am | 2 comments | 2077 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Student with 3.85 GPA gets rejection letters from UCs

Hi, My friend's daughter got 3.85 GPA, had 5 AP classes in high school, was on competitive swimming team, volunteered...

Original post made by Parent on May. 28, 2012
Last comment by outsider, on Jan 11, 2017 at 9:38 am | 362 comments | 328376 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pickup truck runs red light, T-bones sedan

A pickup truck driver going east on Oregon Expressway ran a red light and T-boned a sedan on Bryant Street Tuesday afternoon. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Jan 10, 2017 at 8:08 pm | 2 comments | 1737 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Will new council members shift Palo Alto's priorities?

When the Palo Alto's new City Council meets in late January to set its priorities for the 2017, housing and transportation...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2017
Last comment by Innovation, on Jan 10, 2017 at 4:28 pm | 27 comments | 4863 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Storm downs treasured oak tree in Palo Alto neighborhood

The weekend storm that blew through Palo Alto led to the fall of a treasured live oak tree in the Barron Park neighborhood...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2017
Last comment by JC, on Jan 10, 2017 at 3:59 pm | 5 comments | 9012 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Rinconada Pool outsourcing plan up for a vote

Palo Alto's debate over whether to expand and outsource the learn-to-swim program at the popular Rinconada Pool could be...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2017
Last comment by Judith Schwartz, on Jan 10, 2017 at 3:15 pm | 11 comments | 2799 Views

SPORTS

Menlo-Atherton a 56-47 winner heading into league play

==BI Prep report == It’s always a big event for Menlo-Atherton coach Mike Molieri when he goes up against Half Moon Bay...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2017
Last comment by Chester Wong, on Jan 10, 2017 at 1:03 pm | 1 comment | 1960 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District homework policy roll-out stalls

When people talk about homework in Palo Alto, they often wonder: What, exactly, is the district's policy on homework? Read...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by Sherri, on Jan 10, 2017 at 11:23 am | 29 comments | 9817 Views

SPORTS

Nueva's win over Kehillah Jewish tells a different story

==BI Prep basketball == Junior guard Ben Winer scored 15 points and grabbed 11 rebounds but the Kehillah Jewish boys basketball...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2017
Last comment by raymond copstein, on Jan 10, 2017 at 10:53 am | 1 comment | 1280 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto police find missing at-risk man

A man with short-term memory loss who was missing from his Palo Alto home since about 5 a.m. Tuesday has been found. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2017
Last comment by Matt Smuts, on Jan 10, 2017 at 10:52 am | 1 comment | 1954 Views

AROUND TOWN

Positive Story

Today I went to my nearest Walgreens for my errands, and I came across an elderly woman who looked liked she was lost and...

Original post made by Anton Ulasovich on Jan. 9, 2017
Last comment by neighbor, on Jan 10, 2017 at 10:01 am | 4 comments | 232 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Recall campaign: State ruling that cleared judge is 'error-ridden'

The campaign working to unseat Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky, sparked by his sentencing of former Stanford University...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2017
Last comment by A Noun Ea Mus, on Jan 10, 2017 at 5:17 am | 7 comments | 3016 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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