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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Rule on screening older doctors roils Stanford faculty

A policy requiring doctors 75 and older to undergo special screening in order to keep their privileges at Stanford University's...

Original post made on May. 15, 2015
Last comment by Stanford is the Pits, on Jun 24, 2015 at 1:36 pm | 21 comments | 7118 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto set to make all new homes 'solar ready'

All new homes in Palo Alto will have to dedicate roof space to solar panels under a new law that the City Council is preparing...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2015
Last comment by Online Name, on Jun 24, 2015 at 12:48 pm | 38 comments | 7223 Views

AROUND TOWN

New trash contract would hike rates by 9 percent

Composting services in Palo Alto would be expanded, promoted and, in many cases, required under a significant contract overhaul...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2015
Last comment by Garbage, on Jun 23, 2015 at 11:03 pm | 51 comments | 5224 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Homeowners protest 50-foot office building proposed next door

A planned 50-foot-high office development with a shadow that neighbors said would plunge their home into darkness could receive...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2015
Last comment by Online Name, on Jun 23, 2015 at 6:33 pm | 25 comments | 4254 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Experts: Rising sea level needs to be top priority

Sea levels are already rising along the San Francisco Bay and local creeks, and officials can't waste time in finding a fix,...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2015
Last comment by JoAnn, on Jun 23, 2015 at 5:58 pm | 22 comments | 5776 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New goals for Palo Alto schools come into focus

After spending a day looking inward, the Palo Alto school board shifted its gaze forward at the second day of an annual retreat,...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2015
Last comment by Completely, on Jun 23, 2015 at 4:34 pm | 46 comments | 5109 Views

AROUND TOWN

Accident on Alma/Central - San Antonio Rd

The southbound road on Alma (just before it turns into Central Expressway) was shut down for quite a while at around Noon...

Original post made by Nayeli on Jun. 21, 2015
Last comment by anon, on Jun 23, 2015 at 4:18 pm | 14 comments | 1157 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford Driving School closes; students stranded

One of the Bay Area's oldest driving schools suddenly closed its doors last month, and hundreds of parents and student drivers...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2015
Last comment by Jennifer, on Jun 23, 2015 at 10:54 am | 14 comments | 14031 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Why the police and fire on Alma today?

Today, Sunday, around noon, there was a large gathering of police, ambulances, and fire trucks (probably a half dozen police...

Original post made by Still no news on Jun. 22, 2015
Last comment by JD, on Jun 23, 2015 at 10:54 am | 6 comments | 867 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pear Theatre announces new home

After months of building anticipation and community speculation, Mountain View's Pear Avenue Theatre has announced the location...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2015
Last comment by Kathy H, on Jun 22, 2015 at 10:29 pm | 1 comment | 2766 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

African Methodist Episcopal members mourn in aftermath of Charleston killings

The killing of nine African American churchgoers by a white gunman in Charleston, South Carolina, on Wednesday has sent shock...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2015
Last comment by revdreileen, on Jun 22, 2015 at 6:19 pm | 20 comments | 5476 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Clearing the air about green

Some say that the term "green" is so overused that it has lost its distinction, but I disagree. There is a steady stream...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2015
Last comment by Tim Buck II, on Jun 22, 2015 at 2:40 pm | 2 comments | 3219 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford study bolsters support for Mandarin immersion program

Findings from a new Stanford Graduate School of Education study on the benefits of Ohlone Elementary School's Mandarin immersion...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2015
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Jun 21, 2015 at 9:50 pm | 42 comments | 7510 Views

AROUND TOWN

Why police activity on 280 this afternoon?

Saturday afternoon, about 1:15pm, the police stopped traffic on 280S near the Arastradero Road exit. They stopped it for...

Original post made by Driver on Jun. 21, 2015
Last comment by Driver, on Jun 21, 2015 at 6:30 pm | 2 comments | 574 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Page Mill development up for review

Few projects better encapsulate everything that locals love and loathe about new developments than the three-story building...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2015
Last comment by Online Name, on Jun 21, 2015 at 5:04 pm | 53 comments | 6343 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City looks to contract out parking program

Despite vehement opposition from the city's largest union and an unfavorable ruling this week from a fact-finding panel,...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2015
Last comment by S. Palo alto resident / DT worker, on Jun 21, 2015 at 1:48 pm | 24 comments | 4619 Views

AROUND TOWN

East Palo Alto girl sues former social worker for alleged molestation

A former San Mateo County Child Protective Services Agency social worker accused of molesting East Palo Alto girls to which...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2015
Last comment by Michael Stogner, on Jun 21, 2015 at 11:08 am | 1 comment | 6880 Views

SPORTS

Wulff is a high school baseball All-American

Stanford incoming freshman Brandon Wulff was named a third team ABCA/Rawlings High School All-American, the American Baseball...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2015
Last comment by dennis, on Jun 20, 2015 at 4:43 pm | 1 comment | 1669 Views

AROUND TOWN

Potluck to celebrate neighborhood diversity

Midtown Residents Association members don't have to travel to New York to visit the United Nations; it's right in their own...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2015
Last comment by Nayeli, on Jun 20, 2015 at 10:48 am | 7 comments | 4642 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto teen nearly drowns at country club

A 17-year-old male nearly drowned at the Palo Alto Country Club on Wednesday afternoon, fire officials said. Read the full...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2015
Last comment by parent, on Jun 20, 2015 at 10:32 am | 4 comments | 3882 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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