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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Myth of Consensus Explodes: APS Opens Global Warming Debate

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Original post made by Jane on Jul. 18, 2008
Last comment by Cojones, on Jul 20, 2008 at 9:09 am | 21 comments | 2650 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford med school restricts industry funding

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Original post made on Aug. 27, 2008
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Aug 28, 2008 at 4:30 pm | 7 comments | 2650 Views

AROUND TOWN

Our Town: A sense of place

Back in the early 1930s, an elderly white-haired man with a long, flowing white beard "like Santa Claus," used to sit on...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2008
Last comment by William Warrior, on Dec 27, 2008 at 10:58 am | 1 comment | 2650 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to share dispatch system with Mountain View, Los Altos

While other Peninsula cities are preparing to merge or outsource their public-safety departments, Palo Alto, Mountain View...

Original post made on May. 3, 2011
Last comment by Resident, on May 5, 2011 at 11:21 am | 8 comments | 2649 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Arastradero Preserve eyed for tree influx

When it comes to trees, the golf course's loss may be Arastradero Preserve's gain. As Palo Alto looks for ways to mitigate...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2013
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Jul 26, 2013 at 12:00 pm | 8 comments | 2649 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

At Jordan, a home for homework

The two large rooms of Jordan Middle School's library buzzed with activity. It was 3:45 p.m. and class had been dismissed...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2009
Last comment by Midtown Mom, on Dec 13, 2009 at 11:52 am | 5 comments | 2649 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

How China could wreck the US economy

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Original post made by Sharon on Oct. 6, 2008
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Oct 7, 2008 at 3:06 am | 6 comments | 2649 Views

AROUND TOWN

A closer look

On a Friday afternoon, the Palo Alto Art Center's galleries are lively with kids gazing at the art with big eyes. With the...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2010
Last comment by Cheryl Smith, on Jun 9, 2010 at 1:20 pm | 1 comment | 2649 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Altans protest garbage-fee hikes

Palo Alto residents are trashing the city's plan to start charging more for garbage collection. The council will discuss...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2010
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Sep 22, 2010 at 6:25 pm | 30 comments | 2649 Views

AROUND TOWN

Toughness just part of the job at Planned Parenthood

When Linda Williams applied for the top local job at Planned Parenthood, it took her nine months of interviews -- the human...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2010
Last comment by Not in favor of abortion, on Nov 23, 2010 at 9:21 am | 3 comments | 2649 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Fraud investigators spared budget ax

Palo Alto's high-tech police fraud-investigation unit should be retained, the City Council Finance Committee recommended...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2010
Last comment by Confused, on Jun 17, 2010 at 8:23 am | 8 comments | 2648 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Off Deadline: Kirke Comstock survived rough-and-tumble politics, and a bomb

The passing last week of Kirke Comstock — a former mayor of both Palo Alto and Portola Valley — closes a long-ago...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2016
Last comment by just a kid then, on Sep 4, 2016 at 8:43 pm | 3 comments | 2648 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Dead Trees at Jordan Middle School

There used to be a time when our School Board and Staff took pride in the appearance of school property - not anymore. There...

Original post made by Neighbor on Jul. 19, 2010
Last comment by Parent, on Aug 5, 2010 at 11:42 pm | 9 comments | 2648 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police offer reward for street robber

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Original post made on Oct. 22, 2008
Last comment by annoyed, on Oct 25, 2008 at 4:05 pm | 15 comments | 2648 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

TV premiere of Rick Walker story airing tonight

The national-television premiere of the documentary on the mistaken imprisonment for 12 years of Rick Walker of East Palo...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2009
Last comment by Georgia Walker-Adams, on Dec 6, 2009 at 10:02 pm | 8 comments | 2648 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Tensions high before hearing of accused killer

A shouting match between family members of accused killer Bulos "Paul" Zumot and victim Jennifer Schipsi erupted outside...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2010
Last comment by ScottD, on Feb 3, 2010 at 8:55 pm | 11 comments | 2648 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 | 2648 Views

AROUND TOWN

May Fete rolls through Palo Alto

Revelers and parade-marchers alike flocked to downtown Palo Alto, Saturday, May 4, to cheer on and participate in the 91st...

Original post made on May. 5, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on May 6, 2013 at 4:49 pm | 5 comments | 2648 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New citizens group to craft tax measure for transportation

Palo Alto officials continued their drive toward a local transportation measure on Monday night when they agreed to form...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2016
Last comment by Online Name, on Oct 31, 2016 at 5:43 pm | 20 comments | 2647 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PAUSD quietly reverses decision on refunds of illegal summer fees, receives new complaint about 2012 fees

All parents who paid summer school tuition to PAUSD for 2013 will automatically receive full refunds, according to a statement...

Original post made by Curious on Jun. 18, 2013
Last comment by village fool, on Jun 19, 2013 at 6:44 pm | 23 comments | 2647 Views
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Vina Enoteca to serve first 'Impossible burger' in Silicon Valley
By Elena Kadvany | 20 comments | 5,795 views

Coupon for Yourself and Your Partner
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,262 views

Housing Impact Fees and the Economy
By Steve Levy | 0 comments | 468 views

 

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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