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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Designed for safety

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Original post made on Oct. 22, 2008
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Oct 23, 2008 at 2:38 am | 2 comments | 2534 Views

AROUND TOWN

Vacant building

Does anyone know why the old California Craft and Floral building at Forest and Alma has been vacant for so many years? ...

Original post made by WilliamR on Nov. 14, 2008
Last comment by Too Much Traffic, on May 1, 2009 at 11:02 am | 6 comments | 2534 Views

AROUND TOWN

Report: East Palo Alto business district plan must 'get it right'

East Palo Alto's planned 4 Corners/Ravenswood Business District is the last area the city can develop to create jobs and...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jun 27, 2012 at 9:59 am | 2 comments | 2534 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Laser Focus - On the Wrong Things

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Original post made by Hoodwinked on Jul. 15, 2008
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Jul 18, 2008 at 5:01 pm | 26 comments | 2533 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto schools win lottery for tax-credit bonds

Palo Alto schools have won the lottery -- the lottery for up to $25 million in "Qualified School Construction Bond" tax credits,...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2009
Last comment by Eric, on Sep 11, 2009 at 11:21 pm | 11 comments | 2533 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

East Palo Alto crime, homicide rates plummet

If the New Year will bring anything positive after 12 months of economic decline, at least in East Palo Alto the crime and...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2010
Last comment by Sol, on Jan 2, 2011 at 9:55 am | 8 comments | 2533 Views

SPORTS

Litchtman's versatility leads Stanford in Pac-10 opener

There are days when Stanford junior Cassidy Lichtman comes to practice not knowing exactly what she'll be doing. Coach John...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2009
Last comment by Season Tix holder, on Sep 25, 2009 at 10:56 am | 1 comment | 2533 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Wisdom from the past

The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom...

Original post made by Mary Carlstead on Nov. 26, 2008
Last comment by Me Too, on Nov 26, 2008 at 2:02 pm | 1 comment | 2533 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo assault victim's condition still serious

A Menlo College student who was assaulted by a member of the school's football team and another man early on the morning...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2009
Last comment by jack, on Feb 5, 2009 at 12:02 pm | 1 comment | 2533 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pipe bomb found during traffic stop near I-280

A pipe bomb was discovered during a traffic stop on an off-ramp from southbound Interstate Highway 280 in unincorporated...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2009
Last comment by boom, on Jul 6, 2009 at 11:43 am | 1 comment | 2533 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford Blood Center in need of donations to avoid shortage

With an estimated two to three million people expected to visit the Bay Area for Super Bowl 50, the Stanford Blood Center...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2016
Last comment by big numbers, on Feb 3, 2016 at 1:50 pm | 2 comments | 2533 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Pets flood local shelter during hard times

As head of Palo Alto Animal Services, Sandi Stadler has a unique perspective on how the recession is hurting Peninsula residents....

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2010
Last comment by Robin, on Apr 13, 2010 at 11:27 am | 10 comments | 2532 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Timing/Synchronization of new light on Alma

In the past week since the new light on Alma near Meadow has been functioning, I have been stopped by this light each of...

Original post made by Driver on Oct. 6, 2012
Last comment by Jan H., on Oct 8, 2012 at 12:53 pm | 2 comments | 2532 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Planting new ideas

Avid backyard gardener Jake Hartinger meanders within the waist-high green forest that sits prominently in the center of...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2011
Last comment by morisson, on May 5, 2013 at 2:33 am | 3 comments | 2532 Views

SPORTS

17 Director's Cups in a row and counting for Stanford athletics

It's official: Stanford has won its 17th consecutive Learfield Sports Directors' Cup. The final standings were released Thursday....

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2011
Last comment by dipple, on Jul 1, 2011 at 2:00 pm | 1 comment | 2532 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Democrats Made No Room on Abortion

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Original post made by sharon on Aug. 26, 2008
Last comment by Perspective, on Aug 28, 2008 at 3:57 pm | 11 comments | 2532 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Fourth of July DUI arrests drop in Bay Area

DUI arrests were down throughout the Bay Area over the Independence Day holiday, authorities said Thursday. Read the full...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2012
Last comment by Walter, on Jul 8, 2012 at 11:06 am | 1 comment | 2532 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Fairmeadow opens search for new principal

Fairmeadow Elementary School is searching for a new leader following an announcement that Principal Eric Goddard will become...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2011
Last comment by Thankfull Parent, on Apr 11, 2011 at 11:20 am | 4 comments | 2531 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Los Altos woman calls con man's bluff

A Los Altos woman wants her peers in Palo Alto and elsewhere to be wary of anyone calling and claiming to be from the Social...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2012
Last comment by Palo Parent, on Aug 29, 2012 at 8:20 pm | 4 comments | 2531 Views

SPORTS

Stanford opens football season with 39-13 win

Toby Gerhart did what he does best, making life a little bit easier for Andrew Luck, who was making his college debut. Chris...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2009
Last comment by Martin, on Sep 5, 2009 at 10:10 pm | 1 comment | 2531 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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