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BOOKS

Free the Children opens office, holds rally

More than a hundred teenagers and adults celebrated the opening of the first Free the Children office in California, located...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Feb 2, 2009 at 6:23 pm | 4 comments | 6592 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

As Palo Alto's fiber hopes grow, so do costs

As Palo Alto forges ahead with a plan to bring high-speed Internet access to every local home and business, city staff is...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2015
Last comment by Slow Down, on Dec 13, 2015 at 9:19 pm | 41 comments | 6590 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Transforming City Hall

Palo Alto's Fire Chief Nick Marinaro became the first major City Hall domino to fall when he retired in late June, after...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2010
Last comment by PA-Needs-A-Good-House-Cleaning, on Nov 10, 2010 at 2:19 pm | 38 comments | 6589 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man steals leaf blower in Palo Alto armed robbery

Palo Alto police are looking for a man who threatened a gardener with a knife and stole her leaf blower Monday. Read the...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2012
Last comment by Frank, on Oct 25, 2012 at 7:13 pm | 13 comments | 6589 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Peninsula College Fund names 2013 honorees

Fifteen local high-school graduates will be honored June 18 by the Peninsula College Fund, a nonprofit aimed at helping low-income,...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2013
Last comment by moi, on Jun 7, 2013 at 2:44 pm | 3 comments | 6589 Views

RESTAURANTS

Dinah's Shack

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Original post made by john Labutski on Apr. 22, 2007
Last comment by Cece Moore, on Jun 3, 2009 at 5:48 pm | 4 comments | 6589 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

University Ave Cal Train Station

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Original post made by Cal Train Commuter on Jun. 2, 2006
Last comment by Andrew, on Jun 8, 2006 at 1:07 pm | 1 comment | 6588 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto man falls in Yosemite climb

A 26-year-old Palo Alto man was seriously injured on Sunday morning after falling 30 feet during a climb in Yosemite National...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2014
Last comment by musical, on Apr 27, 2014 at 7:04 pm | 8 comments | 6588 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Are you taking time to prepare for emergency?

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Original post made by Annette Ashton on Jun. 23, 2006
Last comment by Wil, on Jun 27, 2006 at 1:49 pm | 1 comment | 6585 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police arrest suspect following manhunt

Palo Alto police arrested Cameron Conley, 19, of Oakland after a nearly three-hour manhunt near downtown Palo Alto Thursday...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2012
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Sep 1, 2012 at 7:32 pm | 67 comments | 6585 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

North Korea acknowledges arresting Merrill Newman

North Korea said Saturday that it had arrested 85-year-old Palo Alto resident Merrill Newman for "hostile acts" against the...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2013
Last comment by marie, on Dec 2, 2013 at 3:21 pm | 27 comments | 6583 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tree lighting to kick off holiday season

Downtown Palo Alto will launch the holiday shopping season on Saturday, Nov. 29, with the annual holiday tree lighting at...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2014
Last comment by anneke, on Dec 4, 2014 at 10:56 am | 5 comments | 6582 Views

AROUND TOWN

Landowner could raze home under city historic code

Palo Alto's historic-building code sides with 94-year-old Lucille Mellish when it comes to her right to demolish her College...

Original post made on May. 1, 2015
Last comment by Roger Overnaut, on May 4, 2015 at 10:32 pm | 24 comments | 6581 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly vs. Gunn

We're planning on moving to PA this coming year and of course one of the factors we're considering is schools, particularly...

Original post made by Reymundo on Jan. 20, 2009
Last comment by anonymous, on Jan 30, 2009 at 9:14 am | 11 comments | 6578 Views

AROUND TOWN

Homeless in Palo Alto

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Original post made by Alice Schaffer Smith on Jan. 13, 2007
Last comment by just thinkin', on Jun 13, 2008 at 3:04 pm | 15 comments | 6577 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Measure A is vital for school excellence

Ballots went out this week for another crucially important election in Palo Alto: a mail-in-only vote on whether to renew...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2010
Last comment by JFT, on Apr 28, 2010 at 12:14 am | 49 comments | 6576 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Help Senator Feinstein save Sesame Street!

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Original post made by Parent of two PBS Kids Fans on Aug. 4, 2006
Last comment by Concerned, on Aug 14, 2006 at 1:19 pm | 5 comments | 6575 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto DNA-privacy case could have wide implications

An appeals case filed by a Palo Alto couple could have far-reaching impacts regarding whether personal medical information...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2016
Last comment by Penny Wise, on Feb 10, 2016 at 10:29 pm | 12 comments | 6575 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to cameras for traffic data

Seeking to gather more data about local bicyclists and pedestrians, Palo Alto has installed dozens of cameras around the...

Original post made on May. 13, 2014
Last comment by Greenacres, on May 16, 2014 at 7:06 pm | 63 comments | 6574 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Library and Police Bond

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Original post made by SW on Mar. 6, 2007
Last comment by Chris, on Mar 11, 2007 at 10:38 am | 63 comments | 6573 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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