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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto residents not sold on local rail station

High-speed rail officials seeking to gauge Palo Alto's interest in a local rail station received an unambiguous message from...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2010
Last comment by Anonymous, on Oct 10, 2010 at 10:47 am | 27 comments | 2606 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

SI Middle School Situation

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Original post made by Paly Parent on Jul. 10, 2008
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Jul 10, 2008 at 7:53 pm | 3 comments | 2606 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Pipe-wielding teens fight with Palo Alto police

Two 16-year-old boys brandishing large plastic pipes threatened to "beat up" a construction worker on University Avenue Saturday...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2009
Last comment by Citizen, on Jun 11, 2009 at 3:09 pm | 51 comments | 2606 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police: Sexual assault victim 'very uncooperative'

The victim of a Nov. 12 sexual assault by two men near the footbridge to Palo Alto at the southern end of Alma Street in...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2009
Last comment by Anon., on Nov 20, 2009 at 1:47 am | 11 comments | 2606 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Woman arrested after trying to run car off road

A woman was arrested after allegedly trying to run her own car off the road with another vehicle after her car was repossessed...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jul 9, 2011 at 4:59 pm | 33 comments | 2606 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Ex Portola Valley supe pleads not guilty of embezzling funds

Tim Hanretty pleaded not guilty Tuesday morning to six counts of embezzlement from the Portola Valley School District, charges...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2012
Last comment by Cid Young, on Jun 22, 2012 at 9:45 am | 3 comments | 2606 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Largest-ever bulimia study seeks participants

The largest study in the nation of adolescents with bulimia nervosa is seeking volunteers at Stanford. Read the full story...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2009
Last comment by debnorth, on Apr 18, 2010 at 10:53 pm | 4 comments | 2606 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

State budget passes, Palo Alto schools face cuts

The Palo Alto Unified School District plans to tap into its reserve in an effort to offset massive state budget cuts passed...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2009
Last comment by paul, on Feb 20, 2009 at 11:19 am | 6 comments | 2606 Views

AROUND TOWN

Public hearing Thursday on Oregon Expressway plans

A public hearing Thursday will examine revised draft plans for $2.5 billion in improvements on eight county expressways,...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Jan 9, 2009 at 5:05 pm | 14 comments | 2606 Views

RESTAURANTS

Time and talent

As it settles into its cozy, 28-seat downtown Palo Alto home at Hamilton Avenue and Cowper Street, Thyme doesn't necessarily...

Original post made on May. 5, 2016
Last comment by Tren, on May 13, 2016 at 10:00 pm | 3 comments | 2606 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Human error blamed for Children's Theatre probe

Palo Alto's botched investigation into the Palo Alto Children's Theatre was plagued more by human errors than by procedural...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2009
Last comment by Sunshine, on Aug 7, 2009 at 10:43 am | 21 comments | 2605 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

What are the real issues with global warming?

Does anyone know of an Internet site that lays out the best arguments for and against global warming? I am not interested...

Original post made by Kerry on Dec. 9, 2009
Last comment by To Kerry, on Jan 9, 2010 at 6:58 am | 31 comments | 2605 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

PG&E 'power grab' threatens Palo Alto

Palo Alto for more than a century has reaped rewards from its city-owned utilities, chiefly its electric utility. Read...

Original post made on May. 7, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on May 11, 2010 at 3:23 am | 7 comments | 2605 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Board says 'Treehouse' design is lacking

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Original post made on Sep. 18, 2008
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 20, 2008 at 4:10 pm | 8 comments | 2604 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New mayor to be selected tonight

The Palo Alto City Council is scheduled to elect a new mayor and vice mayor and adopt a resolution commending Mayor Larry...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2009
Last comment by fireman, on Jan 6, 2009 at 7:19 am | 24 comments | 2604 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto approves staff cuts, fee hikes at animal shelter

Palo Alto's animal shelter may have been saved from the chopping block last month, but the city's cash-strapped animal-services...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2012
Last comment by lacye, on Jul 29, 2012 at 7:52 am | 14 comments | 2604 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Alumni to host 'family and culture' event in Palo Alto

A group of Palo Alto alumni working to spur conversation around youth mental health in Palo Alto is hosting a community event...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2016
Last comment by Toxicity, on Aug 9, 2016 at 4:17 pm | 2 comments | 2604 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

CHP: Speed likely factor in students' crash

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Original post made by Sam on Oct. 16, 2008
Last comment by Sam, on Oct 16, 2008 at 6:32 pm | 7 comments | 2604 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

The unfiring of a Menlo Park police officer

Questions linger months after the Weekly's sister paper, The Almanac, broke the story about the arrest, firing and reinstatement...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2013
Last comment by He Got Game, on Jun 5, 2013 at 12:53 pm | 2 comments | 2604 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Cowardly Congress Passes Farm Bill

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Original post made by Mike on May. 15, 2008
Last comment by a, on May 16, 2008 at 9:15 pm | 2 comments | 2604 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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