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AROUND TOWN

Taking a bite out of emergency preparedness

After a chlorine-gas explosion caused more than 200 people to be evacuated from their homes last September, the old Scouts...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2012
Last comment by Caryll-Lynn, on Jun 22, 2012 at 3:55 pm | 2 comments | 2636 Views

AROUND TOWN

Minimalism with a view

No drawer pulls, window moldings or massive appliances mar the minimalist aesthetic of the Moody Road home, the smallest...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2016
There are no comments yet. 2636 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Commission turns down idea to widen Middlefield

Seeking to satisfy residents' concerns about a plan to widen Middlefield Road near Oregon Expressway, Palo Alto Planning...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2009
Last comment by Erin, on Aug 31, 2009 at 10:45 am | 36 comments | 2635 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Los Altos woman accused of attempted murder

A Los Altos woman accused of stabbing her estranged husband in September at the business they owned in Redwood City pleaded...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Nov 4, 2011 at 4:50 pm | 5 comments | 2635 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Happening now: Palo Alto police hunt burglary suspect in residential neighborhood

Police in Palo Alto have cornered a man inside a home on the 900 block of Elsinore Drive who they suspect of a residential...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2015
Last comment by Thank you, PAPD!, on Mar 23, 2015 at 5:31 pm | 5 comments | 2635 Views

SPORTS

PA Babe Ruth 14s split NorCal all-star games

Through the opening weekend of the Northern California State Tournament, the Palo Alto Babe Ruth 14-year-old all-stars split...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2009
Last comment by HAYSTACK, on Jul 25, 2009 at 1:27 am | 2 comments | 2635 Views

SPORTS

Toby Gerhart signs with the NFL's Minnesota Vikings

While his former Stanford football teammates are gearing up for their first day of fall practice on August 9, Toby Gerhart...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2010
Last comment by Old Sports Fan, on Aug 2, 2010 at 11:29 am | 1 comment | 2635 Views

AROUND TOWN

Naked man arrested near Sand Hill Road

A man was arrested early Saturday after allegedly ringing residents' doorbells naked then leading deputies on a chase in...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2009
Last comment by Frank, on Jul 20, 2009 at 11:08 pm | 20 comments | 2635 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto hopeful about buying historic post office

The future of Palo Alto's downtown post office building could become clearer Monday night, when the City Council considers...

Original post made on May. 18, 2013
Last comment by Pat Markevitch, on May 20, 2013 at 6:40 pm | 6 comments | 2635 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Bad-tasting water due to Hetch Hetchy water reductions

Palo Alto and other local cities' residents who have been complaining about nasty-tasting water coming from their taps can...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2016
Last comment by Marie, on Dec 12, 2016 at 1:59 pm | 29 comments | 2634 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto is off to a hot start in football

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Original post made on Sep. 22, 2008
Last comment by H. Raffel, on Oct 17, 2008 at 5:36 pm | 2 comments | 2634 Views

SPORTS

Stanford tops Pac-12 with six players picked in NFL Draft

Stanford had a record-tying six former players selected in the 2014 NFL Draft, tying the mark previously set in 1972, 1975,...

Original post made on May. 12, 2014
Last comment by Dennis, on May 12, 2014 at 6:00 pm | 1 comment | 2634 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Community Notebook: Palo Alto gets new postmaster

Palo Alto will swear in a new postmaster on Friday, Aug. 19, after a 14-month absence, the United States Postal Service has...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2016
Last comment by Concern Neighbor, on Aug 18, 2016 at 6:54 am | 8 comments | 2634 Views

AROUND TOWN

A turkey's eye view of Thanksgiving

A white turkey hen walks in her pen at Deer Hollow Farms in Mountain View on Tuesday, Nov. 25. Two turkeys at Deer Hollow...

Original post made on Nov. 26, 2008
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Nov 26, 2008 at 11:15 pm | 2 comments | 2634 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Sunday protest organizers plan peace training

Participants in Sunday's planned march and rally to protest alleged racial profiling in Palo Alto are receiving training...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2008
Last comment by A noun Ea Mus, on Nov 8, 2008 at 3:17 pm | 15 comments | 2633 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What would Palo Alto be like if Stanford wasn't our neighbor?

Answer: Pretty boring! Maybe we'd see a people coming to the lovely Stanford Theater, but then, maybe the Stanford Theater...

Original post made by Sierra on Jul. 29, 2010
Last comment by Me Too, on Jul 29, 2010 at 11:58 pm | 4 comments | 2632 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto's Third World roads

My morning travels take me down Forest from Middlefield and then across Emerson to Lytton and back to Middlefield. These...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jun. 20, 2012
Last comment by So True, on May 1, 2014 at 10:57 am | 10 comments | 2632 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

For A Palo Alto office building, what is the land cost per square foot of office space?

Can anyone offer information on what a developer would have to pay for land per square foot of buildable office space. Simply...

Original post made by Timothy Gray on Sep. 24, 2012
Last comment by Fred Balin, on Sep 24, 2012 at 3:00 pm | 2 comments | 2632 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City workers to get 6.3 percent increase

The labor standoff between the City of Palo Alto and its largest employee union concluded this week when workers voted to...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2014
Last comment by say what say what say what, on Mar 8, 2014 at 10:03 am | 1 comment | 2632 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

VIDEO: Celebrating science

Children and their parents descended on the Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo Wednesday evening, March 7, for Family Science...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2012
Last comment by Teacher Yazz, on Mar 12, 2012 at 2:50 pm | 7 comments | 2632 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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