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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Ohlone teacher charged with child abuse

An Ohlone Elementary School teacher has been placed on unpaid compulsory leave after the district discovered he is facing...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2016
Last comment by CoachFromAnotherTown, on Jan 17, 2016 at 3:49 pm | 30 comments | 25405 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

'Hidden' earthquake faults underlay Peninsula

The San Andreas fault might be the iconic expression of the shifting tectonic plates sliding deep beneath Bay Area residents'...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2011
Last comment by Faulty Info.., on Feb 28, 2011 at 4:00 pm | 14 comments | 25366 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pedantic politics

Playwright Kenneth Lin focuses his newest work, "Warrior Class," on the smarmy backroom of politics, where deals are made...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2013
Last comment by Max Hauser, on Oct 22, 2013 at 2:26 pm | 2 comments | 25362 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Vehicle dwelling: Harmless or nuisance?

Vickie Boone sipped her beverage slowly outside Peet's Coffee & Tea on Charleston Road, recalling the day two years ago when...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2011
Last comment by Values a, on Jan 4, 2017 at 4:06 pm | 115 comments | 25308 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

ABAG vs. Palo Alto's "infrastructure-housing imbalance"

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Original post made on Sep. 6, 2007
Last comment by small is beautiful, on Sep 14, 2007 at 5:08 pm | 190 comments | 25266 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plan to replace JJ&F meets with opposition, skepticism

A proposal by the project developer's son to run the new grocery store at College Terrace Centre proved to be a tough sell...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2014
Last comment by Zapatos, on Sep 18, 2014 at 5:23 pm | 26 comments | 25166 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Power to hurt: how social media impacts our kids

Social media is an integral and growing force in young lives, everyone agrees. Yet it carries significant risks. In cyberspace,...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2013
Last comment by weekly reader, on Aug 20, 2013 at 11:08 am | 12 comments | 25112 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Superintendent emphasizes need for review, unity, proactivity

On the second day of the Palo Alto school board's annual retreat, new Superintendent Max McGee introduced six ambitious goals...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2014
Last comment by parent, on Aug 27, 2014 at 4:51 pm | 50 comments | 25039 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Federal budget cuts raise affordable-housing rents

In July, a Palo Alto single mother of two who lives in affordable housing received a letter alerting her that the rent for...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2013
Last comment by Neighbors Helping Neighbors, on Oct 25, 2013 at 10:19 am | 25 comments | 25015 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Woman killed after train strikes car in Menlo Park

A female driver was killed when her car was stuck on train tracks in Menlo Park and hit by a Caltrain, sending the car flying...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2015
Last comment by Esmi Johnson, on Mar 26, 2015 at 12:49 am | 83 comments | 25013 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to weigh uses for new Foothills Park land

In a moment acknowledged to be three decades overdue, an enthusiastic City Council on Monday night officially dedicated as...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2014
Last comment by Neighbor, on Aug 22, 2014 at 11:12 pm | 47 comments | 24958 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Riding Palo Alto's clean-tech revolution

Energy efficiency is steadily emerging as one of the hottest sub-sectors in the expanding world of green technology. While...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2010
Last comment by Just Wondering, on Apr 18, 2010 at 6:46 pm | 3 comments | 24871 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Saving the Baylands

The Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve marshlands, home to the endangered salt marsh harvest mouse and the California clapper...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2013
Last comment by Sally, on Nov 6, 2013 at 6:24 pm | 15 comments | 24826 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto mulls chain restrictions on California Avenue

As the commercial stretch of California Avenue continues its transformation into a fancier business district with fewer driving...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2014
Last comment by PAmoderate, on Aug 12, 2014 at 4:27 pm | 31 comments | 24775 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Beyond the 5150

Sarah Gentile was shocked to find, in the midst of a crisis with her teenage son, that there are no hospital beds available...

Original post made on May. 22, 2015
Last comment by Donna James, on Jun 3, 2015 at 10:14 am | 38 comments | 24768 Views

AROUND TOWN

Members of Page Mill YMCA look to city for help

Calling the proposed closure of the Page Mill YMCA a colossal loss for the Palo Alto community, patrons of the gym on Monday...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2014
Last comment by Sea=Seelam, on Aug 21, 2014 at 1:25 pm | 78 comments | 24765 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'Transcendence'

"Transcendence" is as silly as it is sinister. But with cinematographer Wally Pfister -- an Oscar winner for "Inception"...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2014
Last comment by Zioltan, on Apr 18, 2014 at 10:09 pm | 1 comment | 24722 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Proposed law aims to make new homes EV-friendly

Seeking to remain in the driver's seat of the electric-vehicle revolution, Palo Alto officials on Tuesday enthusiastically...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2013
Last comment by Concerned Local Citizen, on Dec 1, 2013 at 5:15 pm | 47 comments | 24669 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Redwood City burglars tied to theft in Palo Alto

Three men who were arrested inside a Redwood City home last week have been linked to additional burglaries in Redwood City,...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2012
Last comment by JustMe, on Oct 17, 2012 at 12:32 pm | 8 comments | 24652 Views

RESTAURANTS

The rebirth of Town & Country

Some descriptions of Town & Country Village of the past might seem unimaginable to anyone who frequents the boutique Palo...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2014
Last comment by Michael O, on Jan 22, 2014 at 9:15 pm | 40 comments | 24645 Views
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Affordable Housing: Complexities
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Common Application's 2017-2018 Essay Prompts
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The Call for Couples or Marriage Counseling? Communication
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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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