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SPORTS

Encouraging words about teamwork that rang true

The honorable U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) remembers, with great admiration, his high school basketball coach at Palo...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2017
Last comment by Brian, on Feb 19, 2017 at 4:17 pm | 1 comment | 787 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

The free speech revolutionary

Annie Folger, longtime Midpeninsula Community Media Center executive director, who retired Jan. 31, reflects on her nearly...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2017
Last comment by EPAMom, on Feb 18, 2017 at 5:48 pm | 1 comment | 2403 Views

SPORTS

A confidence booster par excellence

Nearly 50 years ago this week, my Paly High basketball team won an unforgettably taut South Peninsula Athletic League title...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2017
Last comment by Rebecca, on Feb 18, 2017 at 1:17 pm | 1 comment | 320 Views

AROUND TOWN

School board to consider repeal of resolution criticizing federal agency

The Palo Alto school board will consider rescinding Tuesday night a resolution adopted in 2014 criticizing the U.S. Department...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2017
Last comment by Silver Linings, on Feb 18, 2017 at 11:46 am | 8 comments | 2273 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PAUSD 2017-2018 Calendar?

Any idea when the new PAUSD Calendar for next year will come out?...

Original post made by Mom on Feb. 17, 2017
There are no comments yet. 124 Views

AROUND TOWN

A quick fix for your bathroom

Even if you can't afford the time and expense of a complete bathroom renovation, you can still make dramatic changes without...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1975 Views

AROUND TOWN

Why are campers on El Camino in front of Stanford?

I thought vehicle dwelling was outlawed. Why should our international visitors be welcomed by such a sight?...

Original post made by ? on Feb. 15, 2017
Last comment by long-term, on Feb 17, 2017 at 7:42 pm | 23 comments | 683 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Two arrested for 7-Eleven robbery that left clerk with bloody nose

Two men who got into an argument with 7-Eleven clerks over the price of a few snacks and an eaten doughnut were arrested...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2017
Last comment by Hulkamania, on Feb 17, 2017 at 6:45 pm | 1 comment | 1859 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Schools and RSAC schedule "Office Hours" to talk about renaming

There is a perception among many in the community that a decision has already been made regarding the renaming of Jordan...

Original post made by Jerry Underdal on Feb. 17, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 17, 2017 at 6:15 pm | 2 comments | 143 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Finding the 'spark' in public education

A Palo Alto High School English teacher visited 100 classrooms to find positive stories in public education documented in...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2017
Last comment by Marc Vincenti (Save the 2,008), on Feb 17, 2017 at 1:55 pm | 1 comment | 4023 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Superintendent seeks revisions on federal agreement

Palo Alto Unified Superintendent Max McGee is seeking to limit certain reporting and investigatory requirements outlined...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2017
Last comment by Truth, on Feb 17, 2017 at 11:39 am | 15 comments | 3257 Views

SPORTS

Worth a Look: Music, Arts & BBQ Festival and more

This week, head down to Redwood City's Music, Arts & BBQ Festival; catch "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" at Los Altos Stage Co....

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1885 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Nonprofit to offer intensive outpatient program for teens

A donation from an anonymous Palo Alto resident has enabled Children's Health Council to address a "critical gap in teen...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2017
Last comment by palo alto resident, on Feb 16, 2017 at 8:35 pm | 5 comments | 3914 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Despite pushback, 'retail protection' law passes

Every day, brick-and-mortar shops along Palo Alto's main commercial strips engage in a life-or-death battle against online...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2017
Last comment by Online Name, on Feb 16, 2017 at 8:28 pm | 42 comments | 5128 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford dismisses lawyer following criticisms in New York Times story

Stanford University has dismissed an attorney it retained to represent students in sexual-assault cases after she publicly...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2017
Last comment by Been There, on Feb 16, 2017 at 3:32 pm | 18 comments | 6113 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

'No contest' plea in East Palo Alto spree

A 23-year-old man who was involved in three armed robberies in East Palo Alto that ended with a car crashing into a building...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2017
Last comment by Gethin, on Feb 16, 2017 at 3:04 pm | 1 comment | 2334 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Students no longer waiting to exhale

There's a scientific reason the saying "take a deep breath" exists. Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2015/05/08/students-no-longer-waiting-to-exhale...

Original post made on May. 8, 2015
Last comment by Migues, on Feb 16, 2017 at 12:37 pm | 10 comments | 8394 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Amid bus shakeup, VTA looks to retain paratransit service

As the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority prepares to redraw the bus map throughout the county, Palo Alto is bracing...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 16, 2017 at 12:21 pm | 9 comments | 2258 Views

BOOKS

Valentine's progress

This Feb. 14, ditch the box of chocolates and flowers for a plan to hop from one restaurant to another for food and drink. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2017
Last comment by Lovely!, on Feb 16, 2017 at 9:19 am | 1 comment | 1489 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Good news about mega bus route

According to MV Voice, VTA are piloting a non-stop mega bus route from Gilroy, Morgan Hill to Mountain View. http://www.mv-voice.com/square/2017/02/14/new-bus-route-aims-to-get-mega...

Original post made by Resident on Feb. 16, 2017
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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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