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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Divisive downtown project wins approval

It took three years, 14 public hearings, four different architects and a threatened lawsuit for Elizabeth Wong to win an...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2017
Last comment by Eric, on Feb 9, 2017 at 7:59 pm | 66 comments | 8074 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Former Paly coach Clem Wiser was a winner in every sense

Clem Wiser will be best remembered as a champion of education, a championship coach, a championship facilitator and a championship...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2017
Last comment by Jack Dickinson , on Feb 9, 2017 at 4:59 pm | 9 comments | 2697 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Facebook donates $20M for East Palo Alto affordable housing

Facebook announced on Friday that it is committing $20 million to help create badly needed affordable housing in East Palo...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2016
Last comment by Susan, on Feb 9, 2017 at 3:22 pm | 9 comments | 6836 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Nonprofit to host youth suicide prevention forum Thursday

In anticipation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's release of its final report on youth suicide in Santa...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2017
Last comment by Parent, on Feb 9, 2017 at 1:56 pm | 6 comments | 2397 Views

AROUND TOWN

Man convicted of murder in 2014 East Palo Alto shooting after a party

A man was found guilty of first-degree murder on Monday for chasing down and killing a man in East Palo Alto in 2014. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2017
Last comment by Mary, on Feb 9, 2017 at 1:32 pm | 2 comments | 1854 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

County approves contract for teen inpatient unit, but still looking for more

Santa Clara County teenagers in mental-health crisis can now access inpatient hospital beds within the county's borders at...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2017
Last comment by fcservices, on Feb 9, 2017 at 1:26 pm | 5 comments | 2457 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Whatever happened to the BofA near Page Mill & El Camino ?

I went to use the ATM yesterday and the entire building seem vacated? Is BofA gone or is it moving to another location?...

Original post made by BankerSours on Feb. 9, 2017
There are no comments yet. 116 Views

RESTAURANTS

Rep. Speier demands reopening of White House phone comment line

Rep. Jackie Speier, D-San Francisco/San Mateo, on Thursday introduced a bill that seeks to require President Donald Trump...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1974 Views

AROUND TOWN

To promote housing, Palo Alto hikes up development fees

Developers looking to build offices, research facilities and hotels in Palo Alto will have to significantly up their contribution...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2016
Last comment by AB, on Feb 8, 2017 at 9:55 pm | 15 comments | 7476 Views

MOVIES

Vikings strike a big number in girls soccer

==BI Prep report == Six different players scored and the Palo Alto girls soccer team went on to beat visiting Capuchino,...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1621 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Kniss says she didn't break campaign-finance law

Weeks before Election Day, incumbent Palo Alto City Council candidate Liz Kniss pivoted from her campaign's earlier policy...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2017
Last comment by Anonymous, on Feb 8, 2017 at 6:13 pm | 53 comments | 3893 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Housing agency eyes new affordable housing sites

After a bruising 2013 defeat of its proposal to build affordable senior apartments in south Palo Alto, the nonprofit Palo...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2016
Last comment by Dan Gold, on Feb 8, 2017 at 4:29 pm | 39 comments | 6866 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Pre-construction work starts on Caltrain electification

Preparations for the construction work needed to electrify Caltrain along the Peninsula corridor have started and will last...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2016
Last comment by Kevin, on Feb 8, 2017 at 1:24 pm | 32 comments | 3890 Views

AROUND TOWN

Flood watch called for East Palo Alto

The National Weather Service and local authorities have issued a flood watch for the City of East Palo Alto on Tuesday at...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2017
Last comment by David, on Feb 8, 2017 at 8:15 am | 4 comments | 11868 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Appeals court to hear Trump administration's bid to reinstate travel ban

A federal appeals court in San Francisco will hear arguments at 3 p.m. Tuesday on whether to reinstate a ban ordered by President...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 8, 2017 at 6:20 am | 5 comments | 1540 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Eshoo holds 'tele-town hall' meeting tonight

U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo will be available to discuss any issue and answer questions from the public during a Tele-Town Hall...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2017
Last comment by @resident, on Feb 7, 2017 at 8:21 pm | 9 comments | 1467 Views

AROUND TOWN

New deal to keep CinéArts Theatre open for two years

Palo Alto's popular CinéArts theater will remain open for at least two more years, thanks to a new agreement between the...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2016
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Feb 7, 2017 at 4:01 pm | 31 comments | 6212 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Letters to the editor

<B>'No' to negative tactics Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2016/10/21/letters-to-the-editor...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 7, 2017 at 3:28 pm | 4 comments | 622 Views

SPORTS

His influence continues to be felt

Since the Central Coast Section began handing out team titles in boys tennis beginning in 1972, three schools have dominated...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2017
Last comment by Jim Webster, on Feb 7, 2017 at 12:50 pm | 1 comment | 252 Views

AROUND TOWN

Landscaping around the oaks

The previous owners of Jesse Johnson's new home told him they tried to put a pool in the back yard, but it didn't work out....

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1594 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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