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PALO ALTO ISSUES

How Our City Manager's Salary Compares

Can we have a discussion about the salary of our city manager? Any ideas about why he gets more money than any other in...

Original post made by Wha? on May. 18, 2015
Last comment by Me, on May 20, 2015 at 2:13 pm | 13 comments | 1124 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Halloween mask-wearing robbers sentenced for 7-Eleven robberies

Two men who wore Halloween masks and robbed a 7-Eleven store of $45 and another convenience store of $3,600 at gunpoint received...

Original post made on May. 19, 2015
Last comment by Gethin, on May 20, 2015 at 1:42 pm | 2 comments | 3616 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cantor Arts Center digitization to wrap up this fall

Since launching its digitization and inventory project in May 2010, the Cantor Arts Center has photographed the majority...

Original post made on May. 20, 2015
Last comment by Gethin, on May 20, 2015 at 1:38 pm | 1 comment | 2475 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto woman scares off intruder during attempted home burglary

A burglar who posed as a construction worker and tried to enter a guest house in Midtown on Monday morning left empty handed...

Original post made on May. 19, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on May 20, 2015 at 12:23 pm | 3 comments | 4515 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Some Fugitives Are Finding Luxury in U.S.

From today's online NYT, the headline reads: "Charged With Graft in China, Some Fugitives Are Finding Luxury in U.S." http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/16/world/asia/china-hunts-fugit...

Original post made by Is this a PA problem? on May. 15, 2015
Last comment by And next.., on May 20, 2015 at 12:15 pm | 20 comments | 1369 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents find themselves victims of tax scam

When Ken and Michele Dauber tried to file their tax return in April, the Palo Alto couple learned that someone else had beaten...

Original post made on May. 15, 2015
Last comment by Taxpayer, on May 20, 2015 at 10:18 am | 26 comments | 6345 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board members debate superintendent's authority

A flap erupted at the Palo Alto Board of Education meeting Tuesday over Superintendent Max McGee's recent decision to ban...

Original post made on May. 17, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on May 20, 2015 at 9:57 am | 70 comments | 5144 Views

AROUND TOWN

Safeway Invaded by young men late afternoon today.

Did anyone else notice the two tour buses offload a large number of teen boys dressed in black dress pants, white long sleeved...

Original post made by Safeway Shopper on May. 19, 2015
Last comment by Jusr Guessing, on May 19, 2015 at 10:38 pm | 2 comments | 1462 Views

AROUND TOWN

CCS Open Division a comfortable draw for Palo Alto

==BI Baseball playoffs== The Central Coast Section Open Division playoffs can be a virtual mine field in any sport. In baseball,...

Original post made on May. 19, 2015
There are no comments yet. 2528 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford lacrosse players earn All-American honors

Stanford juniors Lucy Dikeou and Adrienne Anderson were named All-Americans by the Intercollegiate Lacrosse Coaches Association...

Original post made on May. 19, 2015
There are no comments yet. 1682 Views

AROUND TOWN

Next stop for track and field will be the CCS semifinals

The next step has been sprinted, run, thrown or jumped as local track and field athletes head into the Central Coast Section...

Original post made on May. 19, 2015
There are no comments yet. 2818 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford lacrosse contingent invited to U.S. team tryouts

==BI Cardinal corner== Three Stanford lacrosse players and one assistant coach have been invited to the U.S. women's national...

Original post made on May. 19, 2015
There are no comments yet. 1751 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford players take their shots at NCAA individual honors

While the team portion of the season is over for the Stanford men's and women's tennis teams, the Cardinal nonetheless will...

Original post made on May. 19, 2015
There are no comments yet. 1768 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford football gets commitment from top high school tackle

==BI College recruiting == Clark Yarbrough, one of the top offensive tackles in the nation according to several scouting...

Original post made on May. 19, 2015
There are no comments yet. 2079 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo girls, SHP and Paly boys win lacrosse titles

The final day of the 2015 high school lacrosse season was a busy one with four league championship matches being held. In...

Original post made on May. 19, 2015
There are no comments yet. 3382 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to limit chain stores on California Avenue

Days after they celebrated the dramatic renovation of California Avenue, Palo Alto officials are bracing for their next challenge:...

Original post made on May. 15, 2015
Last comment by Quoi?, on May 19, 2015 at 11:30 am | 58 comments | 7940 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A Wise Caution from Gunn soph Chloe Sorenson

Dear Palo Alto Onliners, In speaking of the new bell schedule proposed for Gunn, sophomore Chloe Sorenson said something...

Original post made by Marc Vincenti on May. 14, 2015
Last comment by Left of Boom, on May 19, 2015 at 11:24 am | 5 comments | 1065 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

With maker's spaces, Ravenswood City School District invests in students' futures

With 90 laptops (donated by Facebook), three 3-D printers, one laser cutter, one sewing machine, a host of robots and a belief...

Original post made on May. 19, 2015
Last comment by EPAMom, on May 19, 2015 at 10:48 am | 3 comments | 3783 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The academic 'arms race' and myths about Asians

The Asian culture in the Bay Area needs reformation if the "academic arms race" is to disappear. But it can't disappear if...

Original post made on May. 12, 2015
Last comment by Terry, on May 19, 2015 at 12:55 am | 185 comments | 17532 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

UPDATE: Man killed by train in Atherton identified

The San Mateo County Coroner's Office has released the name of the man who was struck and killed by a train at the Atherton...

Original post made on May. 18, 2015
Last comment by Sadness, on May 19, 2015 at 12:16 am | 4 comments | 6702 Views
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Housing Impact Fees and the Economy
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Driverless self-driving car testbed issues
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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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