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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

City opens Emergency Operations Center due to weather

The City of Palo Alto has activated its Emergency Operations Center due to today's storm, the police department announced...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Feb 13, 2017 at 11:11 am | 7 comments | 6556 Views

AROUND TOWN

Changes proposed for downtown parking program

Downtown Palo Alto's ever-evolving residential-parking program is about to undergo another gear shift, as city officials...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2017
Last comment by JamesB, on Feb 13, 2017 at 9:33 am | 7 comments | 2134 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto clinches boys hoops title, M-A is closing in

Prep report Palo Alto clinched the regular-season boys basketball title of the SCVAL De Anza Division, beating host Cupertino,...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2017
Last comment by guest201, on Feb 12, 2017 at 6:37 pm | 2 comments | 1460 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Council makes wise decisions on land use

Last week the Palo Alto City Council reviewed a series of policy and program choices sent to them by the Citizen's Advisory...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2017
Last comment by Retraction?, on Feb 12, 2017 at 4:20 pm | 27 comments | 2227 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Common goals, hopes should help us meet challenges

Former Mayor Pat Burt reflects on his year as mayor and the challenges facing the city. Read the full guest opinion here...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2017
Last comment by Jim, on Feb 12, 2017 at 1:09 pm | 7 comments | 2816 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Condominiums eyed for vacant El Camino site

In a city often described as "built out," one parcel along El Camino Real stands out precisely for what isn't there. Next...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2017
Last comment by YIMBY, on Feb 12, 2017 at 2:36 am | 79 comments | 8890 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: A reckless majority

The five members who make up the new, more development-friendly majority on the Palo Alto City Council blatantly stuck it...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2017
Last comment by Blackbeard, on Feb 11, 2017 at 10:52 pm | 52 comments | 4424 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto seeks to toss mobile-home park lawsuit

Attorneys for the City of Palo Alto and the Jisser family squared off in federal court on Thursday over whether the closure...

Original post made on May. 27, 2016
Last comment by rico, on Feb 11, 2017 at 2:27 pm | 18 comments | 5394 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

In 'State of the City,' Scharff calls for unity, civility, housing

Faced with community anxieties over growth and flagging confidence in local government, Palo Alto Mayor Greg Scharff used...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2017
Last comment by @ Blackbeard, on Feb 11, 2017 at 6:08 am | 69 comments | 5725 Views

BOOKS

Stanford football team feels Love is in the air for USC

David Shaw said he's confident that speedy sophomore running back Bryce Love will see action when No. 7 Stanford takes on...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2017
There are no comments yet. 2351 Views

AROUND TOWN

SHP grad Koloamatangi to play in college football all-star game

Sacred Heart Prep grad and East Palo Alto resident Leo Koloamatangi, a senior offensive lineman for the University of Hawai'i,...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1337 Views

AROUND TOWN

M-A's first hit of the game was the go-ahead home run

==BI District 52 Little League == Matt MacLeod hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the fifth inning, Menlo-Atherton's...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1620 Views

AROUND TOWN

Gunn girls lose late lead, then lose game to the Lancers

==BI Prep basketball == Senior Archer Olson scored 14 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, Tiazha Jackson added 14 points and...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1212 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo's passing game beginning to click on football field

Contrary to its traditional emphasis on the pass, the Menlo School football won its first two games of the season with an...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1142 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford's Big Game victory over Cal belongs to McCaffrey

The Big Game shootout many expected materialized in the form of Stanford's Christian McCaffrey, who led the Cardinal to a...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1079 Views

AROUND TOWN

From down under to on top, Stanford's Smith got game

Alanna Smith nearly sat out Stanford's game against Oregon on Friday night because of a sprained ankle. She decided to test...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1487 Views

AROUND TOWN

A tea room of one's own

Large windows framed with heavy, rosy curtains on the corner of Main and Stambaugh streets in downtown Redwood City provide...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2017
Last comment by Brit, on Feb 10, 2017 at 8:15 pm | 1 comment | 200 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

2017 State of the City address

Good evening, everyone. I’m Greg Scharff and I have the privilege of again serving as Mayor of Palo Alto this year. I want...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 10, 2017 at 7:37 pm | 6 comments | 826 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

After homeowner's call, alleged burglar shot by Taser

A Palo Alto man who allegedly broke into a woman's home was arrested as he exited the residence carrying her goods on Thursday,...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2017
Last comment by Midlander, on Feb 10, 2017 at 3:58 pm | 1 comment | 2261 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Huge Palo Alto day care center closes

Three hundred low-cost child-care slots in Palo Alto disappeared last week when the owners of the 37-year-old Peninsula Day...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2011
Last comment by Janelle, on Feb 10, 2017 at 2:36 pm | 12 comments | 3215 Views
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Opening alert: Go Fish Poke Bar in Redwood City
By Elena Kadvany | 3 comments | 26,873 views

It's President's Day. Why Not Butter Up the Boss?
By Laura Stec | 4 comments | 12,648 views

Affordable Housing: Complexities
By Douglas Moran | 12 comments | 2,299 views

Common Application's 2017-2018 Essay Prompts
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 0 comments | 1,932 views

Checklist before baby arrives
By Cheryl Bac | 2 comments | 966 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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