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PALO ALTO ISSUES

It's never over until it's over--Alma Plaza Part 76:

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Original post made by Not so fast on Jun. 22, 2007
Last comment by Local Alma Plaza Resident, on Jun 29, 2007 at 12:28 am | 39 comments | 6518 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Proposed Sherman Avenue development stirs anxieties in Palo Alto

A developer's plan to build a three-story building next to Sarah Wallis Park in the rapidly changing California Avenue business...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2014
Last comment by Property Owner at Birch Court, on Jan 31, 2015 at 11:30 pm | 41 comments | 6516 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford University names new Title IX coordinator

Stanford University has named a new head for its embattled Title IX Office: Catherine Glaze, associate dean for student affairs...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2016
Last comment by Caitlin Maher, on Feb 15, 2016 at 12:25 pm | 2 comments | 6514 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

County investigates wave of Stanford illnesses

Forty-eight Stanford University students are recovering from a flu-like sickness, including four who were treated at a hospital...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2013
Last comment by Update, on Nov 1, 2013 at 9:36 am | 3 comments | 6512 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

With losses mounting, Palo Alto to rethink animal services

Dogged by cramped conditions and mounting financial losses, Palo Alto's scrappy but popular animal shelter is once again...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2015
Last comment by William Warrior, on Apr 26, 2015 at 5:29 pm | 59 comments | 6512 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto mulls raising the height limit for new buildings

Palo Alto's 50-foot ceiling for new developments may start showing cracks next week, when the City Council considers new...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2016
Last comment by CH, on Nov 29, 2016 at 1:24 pm | 46 comments | 6511 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board sets $378 million school-bond vote

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Original post made on Feb. 27, 2008
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Mar 7, 2008 at 6:32 pm | 48 comments | 6508 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

In search of high-quality preschool for all

With a Stanford University education and decades of hands-on experience with kids, Carol Thomsen is something of an expert...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2012
Last comment by Tyler Hanley, on Sep 17, 2012 at 11:15 am | 4 comments | 6508 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford tries to stem norovirus outbreak

After a reported outbreak of norovirus infected 52 Stanford students, the university put its infectious disease protocols...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2013
Last comment by Anonymous, on Nov 1, 2013 at 9:26 pm | 2 comments | 6508 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

By the students, for the students

As Palo Alto's high schools work to implement short-term changes to combat student stress, four Gunn High School students...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2015
Last comment by Marc Vincenti, on Feb 6, 2015 at 5:55 pm | 8 comments | 6507 Views

AROUND TOWN

Anyone recently bought a gas grill?

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Original post made by Andrew Thompson on Jun. 14, 2006
Last comment by Richard, on Jun 17, 2006 at 1:26 pm | 3 comments | 6507 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly graduates 465 in Class of 2013

With shrieks, songs and a tossing of mortarboards, Palo Alto High School Wednesday celebrated the graduation of 465 members...

Original post made on May. 30, 2013
Last comment by parent, on Oct 7, 2013 at 8:44 am | 14 comments | 6506 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto eyes slew of bicycle improvements

Palo Alto's ambitious effort to overtake Portland, Ore., and become the nation's top bicycling destination includes expanded...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2011
Last comment by Peter Smith, on Aug 19, 2011 at 12:07 am | 63 comments | 6506 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Despite permit snag, Palo Alto approves funds for golf course revamp

With little fanfare and much frustration, Palo Alto officials authorized this week spending more than $9 million on an ambitious...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2014
Last comment by Malika, on Jun 27, 2014 at 6:50 am | 14 comments | 6502 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Catching their dreams

The air was electric in rooms 1704 and 1705 of Palo Alto High School's science building on a recent Thursday evening. Students...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2015
Last comment by Anu, on Mar 2, 2017 at 1:36 pm | 11 comments | 6502 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Two men wanted after armed robbery at Fry's

Palo Alto police are looking for two men who they say committed armed robbery at Fry's Electronics on Wednesday afternoon...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2015
Last comment by Walter, on Jan 29, 2015 at 7:31 pm | 9 comments | 6502 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Two new neighborhoods seek parking restrictions

As downtown Palo Alto prepares for new parking restrictions on its residential streets, two other sections of the city have...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2016
Last comment by @CalAve Employee, on Apr 22, 2016 at 10:36 am | 38 comments | 6501 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teens get uplift from downward dog

The physical and mental benefits of practicing yoga are numerous and well-supported by research: decreased stress, enhanced...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2014
Last comment by Like it, on Dec 2, 2014 at 12:08 pm | 2 comments | 6501 Views

RESTAURANTS

Meet the winners of the 2014 Best Of Palo Alto

Some of these businesses are old friends, household names that are counted on and celebrated. Others are new kids on the...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2014
Last comment by Rupert of,henzau, on Jul 28, 2014 at 3:33 pm | 21 comments | 6501 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Downtown district opponents circulate petition, ignore assessments

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Original post made on Aug. 3, 2007
Last comment by For the BID, on Sep 8, 2007 at 11:08 am | 24 comments | 6500 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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