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SPORTS

Gators, Bears win; Vikings fit to be tied in girls soccer action

==BI Prep report == Lauren von Thaden scored midway through the second half and the Sacred Heart Prep girls beat host Menlo,...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2017
Last comment by Eric , on Jan 20, 2017 at 9:21 pm | 2 comments | 1210 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Santa Clara County reports first flu-related death of the season

County health officials said the flu this year is more severe than in recent flu seasons and is encouraging residents to...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2017
Last comment by Disgusted, on Jan 20, 2017 at 3:56 pm | 1 comment | 1416 Views

AROUND TOWN

Rich Gordon takes government relations job at nonprofit

Rich Gordon, who served 24 years in elected office locally and recently termed out as representative to the state Assembly,...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2017
Last comment by fcservices, on Jan 20, 2017 at 8:09 am | 1 comment | 1559 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Big donations boost mental health program

After a lengthy appeal to the public to do more to support teens and young adults suffering from anxiety and depression,...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2017
Last comment by Sarah1000, on Jan 20, 2017 at 7:43 am | 2 comments | 1963 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Health advisory: Flu season in full swing

The Bay Area has been named one of three regions in California with the most influenza activity. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2017
Last comment by Calm, on Jan 20, 2017 at 2:33 am | 3 comments | 1731 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tech workers picket Palantir amid 'Muslim registry' fears

About 50 tech workers and members of civil rights groups demonstrated in front of Palo Alto-based Palantir Technologies on...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2017
Last comment by Sanctimonious City, on Jan 19, 2017 at 10:50 pm | 16 comments | 8133 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Lane reduction eyed for stretch of Middlefield Road

After years of collisions, congestion and complaints, a bustling, three-block stretch of Middlefield Road near the Menlo...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2017
Last comment by Dangerous, on Jan 19, 2017 at 10:12 pm | 26 comments | 8026 Views

AROUND TOWN

Baylands foxes decimated by distemper

Canine distemper sweeping through the Palo Alto Baylands has wiped out a colony of gray foxes, according to a researcher. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2017
Last comment by dennis, on Jan 19, 2017 at 8:28 pm | 18 comments | 7241 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Traffic advisory: Expect delays on University Avenue

Palo Alto police are warning motorists driving through downtown Palo Alto to expect slight delays on University Avenue starting...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Jan 19, 2017 at 5:09 pm | 7 comments | 5023 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PiE donations less than expected

As expected, I received two emails from the middle and elementary school principals saying PiE donations are lesser than...

Original post made by pausdparent on Jan. 19, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 19, 2017 at 4:53 pm | 1 comment | 209 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Community Notebook: Multifaith 'Service of Concern and Commitment' takes place tonight

Religious leaders who are concerned about potential divisive policies of President-elect Donald Trump will hold a multifaith...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2017
Last comment by @Sanctimonious Poster, on Jan 19, 2017 at 3:49 pm | 3 comments | 1486 Views

AROUND TOWN

College Terrace Centre nears completion

High above El Camino Real, a garden of flowers, grasses and sedges blooms atop the newly constructed College Terrace Centre,...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2016
Last comment by Terrance, on Jan 19, 2017 at 1:35 pm | 36 comments | 6761 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford's Vardell earns NCAA silver anniversary award

Former Stanford star Tommy Vardell, nicknamed "Touchdown Tommy" during his time on The Farm, is one of six recipients of...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2017
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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Feedback on Summer Camps for Incoming First Grader

Greetings: We hope to enroll our six-year-old daughter in a day camp this summer, and I know the enrollment period for many...

Original post made by SummerCamper on Jan. 4, 2012
Last comment by NewInTown, on Jan 18, 2017 at 7:01 pm | 4 comments | 2082 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Summer Camp?

I am moving to Palo Alto from NYC in June with my 3 kids (2,4 and 6). Can anyone give me a heads up on fun summer activities...

Original post made by Kathryn Kirby on Jan. 14, 2011
Last comment by parent, on Jan 18, 2017 at 6:50 pm | 7 comments | 2739 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to appeal court order that halted Buena Vista closure

Palo Alto will appeal a recent court ruling in which a judge overturned the city's decision to allow the closure of Buena...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2017
Last comment by Bill, on Jan 18, 2017 at 4:08 pm | 39 comments | 7211 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto Unified associate superintendent gone

Palo Alto Unified Associate Superintendent Markus Autrey, the district's second-in-command who was hired just 18 months ago,...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2017
Last comment by Samuel L., on Jan 18, 2017 at 3:30 pm | 9 comments | 7319 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community Notebook: School district to host special-ed 'listening tours'

To solicit further public input on its special education services and a recent report evaluating them, the Palo Alto school...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2017
Last comment by Get Real, on Jan 18, 2017 at 12:46 pm | 3 comments | 2626 Views

SPORTS

Menlo-Atherton RB Mims commits to Fresno State

==BI Football == Menlo-Atherton senior Jordan Mims, who led the Bears to the state championship football game in Division...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2017
Last comment by MA ALUM, on Jan 18, 2017 at 10:58 am | 1 comment | 1071 Views

AROUND TOWN

Travel advisory: 9-day closure of Palo Alto Transit Center bus depot

The Palo Alto Transit Center bus depot will be temporarily closed Jan. 17-26 due to a City of Palo Alto construction project. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2017
Last comment by musical, on Jan 17, 2017 at 11:54 pm | 4 comments | 6821 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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