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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Homeless shelter seeks neighbors' input

Heart and Home Collaborative, a nonprofit organization offering emergency shelter to homeless women, is exploring various...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2015
Last comment by Lynn Huidekoper, RN, on Jun 13, 2015 at 4:24 am | 39 comments | 5589 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Advice on how to parent less

Five years ago, Julie Lythcott-Haims, then the dean of freshman at Stanford University, addressed a crowd of brand-new freshman...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2015
Last comment by Different take, on Jun 13, 2015 at 12:06 am | 54 comments | 13765 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto school district spokesperson resigns

Two years after creating a communications-coordinator position, the Palo Alto school district is looking for a new person...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2015
Last comment by Janus , on Jun 12, 2015 at 4:45 pm | 9 comments | 6168 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board split on law firm contract

Amid sky-high legal fees and the school district's continued troubles providing services to special-needs students, the Palo...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2015
Last comment by A PAUSD Parent, on Jun 12, 2015 at 3:06 pm | 42 comments | 5513 Views

AROUND TOWN

Midtown Wish List

I see that there's space for lease opposite Safeway beside Chase Bank. My wish list would include Bakery for cakes, pastries...

Original post made by Midtown Shopper on Apr. 4, 2015
Last comment by Midtown Shopper, on Jun 12, 2015 at 3:06 pm | 18 comments | 1078 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Short Story Contest: You and me

Each individual has his or her own quirks, a collection of experiences, a way of seeing the world. What happens when that...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2015
Last comment by My Nguyen, on Jun 12, 2015 at 12:58 pm | 4 comments | 4774 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Supervisors approve study on youth psych beds

Santa Clara County has not had an acute-care, inpatient psychiatric unit for youth for more than 20 years, but the Board...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2015
Last comment by neighbor, on Jun 12, 2015 at 12:13 pm | 10 comments | 6205 Views

AROUND TOWN

What's with the helicopter? Is someone on the loose again?

I don't see anything on PAPD Twitter....

Original post made by Huh? on Jun. 11, 2015
Last comment by AlexDeLarge, on Jun 12, 2015 at 12:02 pm | 3 comments | 605 Views

AROUND TOWN

Another Stanford student convicted in bridge protest case

A 22-year-old Stanford man received the harshest sentence yet for blocking traffic on a bridge during a protest in January,...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jun 12, 2015 at 1:26 am | 17 comments | 4333 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Castilleja celebrates a century of schooling

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Original post made on Sep. 29, 2007
Last comment by Casti Alumna, on Jun 11, 2015 at 10:02 pm | 5 comments | 8579 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Ellen Pao to appeal discrimination lawsuit verdict

Ellen Pao filed a court notice on June 1 indicating she plans to appeal the verdict in her gender discrimination lawsuit...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2015
Last comment by AlexDeLarge, on Jun 11, 2015 at 2:04 pm | 3 comments | 3660 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto Online 'enhancement' request ?

When looking at the Town Square Forum, there are some 20 topics loaded on the initial page ... at the bottom of which is this...

Original post made by CrescentParkAnon. on Jun. 8, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jun 11, 2015 at 1:47 pm | 1 comment | 642 Views

AROUND TOWN

Knife-wielding burglar nabbed in Crescent Park

A wig-wearing woman who police said used a hide-a-key to enter a Crescent Park home and then threatened the homeowner with...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2015
Last comment by Gethin, on Jun 11, 2015 at 11:50 am | 4 comments | 5183 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Neighborhood groups may get free use of city rooms

Neighborhood groups in Palo Alto can be tough to define, let alone engage, but the City Council wants to give it a shot....

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2015
Last comment by NotSure, on Jun 11, 2015 at 8:54 am | 1 comment | 3005 Views

AROUND TOWN

Community Notebook: Talk with Joe Simitian on Saturday

There will be more than farm-fresh produce at the Downtown Palo Alto Farmers Market on Saturday, June 6. Santa Clara County...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2015
Last comment by george drysdale, on Jun 10, 2015 at 9:15 pm | 5 comments | 1450 Views

AROUND TOWN

Flooded with red tape

A torrential downpour is a welcome sight in the midst of drought, as long as it does not result in your living room resembling...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2015
Last comment by Garden Gnome, on Jun 10, 2015 at 4:38 pm | 1 comment | 4785 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What #BaltimoreUprising means for Palo Alto

In the aftermath of Freddie Gray's death in the back of a police van while handcuffed and shackled, Baltimore teenagers,...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2015
Last comment by Be Kind PA, on Jun 10, 2015 at 1:51 pm | 32 comments | 5508 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto package thief nabbed in undercover sting

A man suspected of stealing a package from the porch of a Webster Street home and then trying to pawn off its contents on...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2015
Last comment by Another Nextdoor Skeptic, on Jun 10, 2015 at 8:54 am | 18 comments | 4979 Views

AROUND TOWN

District pays $150K for former principal's resignation

Former Palo Alto High School Principal Phil Winston has received a $150,000 payment from the school district in exchange...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2015
Last comment by DG, on Jun 10, 2015 at 7:07 am | 17 comments | 10099 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Historic Juana Briones House coming down

The owner of Palo Alto's oldest home, Juana Briones House, has begun deconstructing the 166-year-old structure after 13 years...

Original post made on May. 25, 2011
Last comment by shallow alto, on Jun 10, 2015 at 12:42 am | 31 comments | 7495 Views
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Vina Enoteca to serve first 'Impossible burger' in Silicon Valley
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Coupon for Yourself and Your Partner
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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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