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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Lloyd Thacker Coming to M-A on Feb. 4

The Menlo-Atherton High School Parent Education Series is offering a special event open to the Menlo Park and Palo Alto communities....

Original post made by Charlene Margot on Jan. 9, 2009
There are no comments yet. 2423 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Slain officer's family speaks out at trial

Family members of East Palo Alto police Officer Richard May, who was fatally shot in the line of duty almost four years ago,...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2009
Last comment by In god we trust, on Dec 17, 2009 at 8:25 pm | 17 comments | 2423 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police Activity blocking Bayshore at Loma Verde

Police appear to be diverting traffic between Fabian and Loma Verde on Bayshore. Anyone any idea why?...

Original post made by Driver on Sep. 4, 2013
Last comment by motorcycle rider, on Sep 4, 2013 at 8:34 pm | 3 comments | 2423 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Why is Barack Obama allowing Libya to twist in the wind?

The Libyan people are being crushed under the relentless attacks from Quadaffi. A straight-forward air cover, from the beginning,...

Original post made by Steve on Apr. 29, 2011
Last comment by Gramps knows best!, on Oct 21, 2011 at 11:14 am | 44 comments | 2423 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Romeo H.: Deployed in Kosovo

On 9/11 I was actually in active duty in the U.S. Army already, and I was deployed in Kosovo. I was coming toward the end...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2011
Last comment by Mark, on Sep 8, 2011 at 5:04 pm | 1 comment | 2423 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

MTC partners with Waze to ease Bay Area traffic

The agency responsible for helping plan and finance the Bay Area's transportation systems is teaming up with a tech company...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2016
Last comment by Oy, Weh ist Mir!, on Dec 20, 2016 at 1:50 pm | 11 comments | 2423 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

PUBLIC AGENDA: City Council, water-supply agreement

The Palo Alto City Council is scheduled to hold a joint meeting with the Utilities Advisory Commission to discuss the new...

Original post made on May. 1, 2009
Last comment by Duh, on May 3, 2009 at 9:42 pm | 2 comments | 2422 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Providing homes for birds and native bees

Native plants can attract bees to urban gardens Read the full story here http://www.PaloAltoOnline.com/news/show_story.php?id=13924...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2009
Last comment by The Honeybee Conservancy, on Sep 24, 2009 at 6:29 am | 1 comment | 2422 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford backs Palo Alto's fiber drive

If Google's founders listen to their alma mater, Palo Alto may very well succeed in its bid to be selected for the company's...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2010
Last comment by Nayeli, on Mar 20, 2010 at 10:05 am | 14 comments | 2422 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

'Human directionals' becoming more common

Sign-spinning advertisements, also known as "human directionals," are frequent sights on street corners throughout the Midpeninsula....

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2010
Last comment by Cheap, on Aug 24, 2010 at 10:56 am | 6 comments | 2422 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Buying and selling of high school physics project

My physics student has just completed a complicated physics project designing the wiring for a house, building model of said...

Original post made by High School Parent on May. 28, 2009
Last comment by High School Parent, on Jun 8, 2009 at 11:11 pm | 8 comments | 2422 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Wind fells tree, blocks 84 and Skyline Tuesday

A fallen tree that blocked State Highway 84 at state Highway 35 (Skyline Boulevard) in Woodside for more than four hours...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2009
Last comment by robit noops, on Sep 30, 2009 at 5:13 pm | 1 comment | 2422 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

The economic slowdown casts a shadow over the prospects for clean technology

Big American utilities are slashing their investments in alternative energy. Florida Power & Light has cut its planned investment...

Original post made by tj on Nov. 7, 2008
There are no comments yet. 2422 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

BP drilling off the Libyan coast

The Financial Times or London revealed this morning that BP has plans for deep water drilling in the Gulf of Sirte off the...

Original post made by Bill on Jul. 24, 2010
Last comment by Good sense, on Aug 4, 2010 at 6:28 pm | 4 comments | 2422 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kids delay bulldozers on hospital expansion

Kids playing in a tree-shaded sandbox have temporarily stopped the bulldozers on Stanford University's $5 billion medical-center...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2011
Last comment by justamom, on Jun 29, 2011 at 3:41 pm | 21 comments | 2422 Views

AROUND TOWN

grocery donations for hurricane victims

Mitt Romney is organizing grocery donations to give to the hurricane victims. Are any of the local Romney offices doing collections?...

Original post made by resident on Oct. 31, 2012
Last comment by James, on Oct 31, 2012 at 9:58 am | 1 comment | 2422 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford Shopping Center cuts week-night hours

In a "seasonal trial period," Stanford Shopping Center last month moved the week-night closing time of the mall's small shops...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2009
Last comment by Resident, on May 11, 2009 at 9:23 pm | 4 comments | 2421 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Planning commissioners back private meetings

One day after a City Council committee recommended curbing private meetings between council members and developers, Palo...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 16, 2010 at 3:44 pm | 7 comments | 2421 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto ponders long list of labor reforms

As Palo Alto officials look to reform the city's binding-arbitration provision, they are specifically looking at ways to...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2011
Last comment by noonehere, on Jul 2, 2011 at 11:21 pm | 31 comments | 2421 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn girls clinch De Anza basketball league title

It was fitting that Gunn’s leading scorer for the year, Jasmine Evans, would also lead the team in Friday’s 55-22 victory...

Original post made by Sports Reporter on Feb. 14, 2009
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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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