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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Monitoring software sparks concern, relief

Parents of sophomores and juniors at Gunn and Palo Alto high schools and seventh-graders at Jordan Middle School will soon...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2017
Last comment by Skelly is still laughing, on Feb 13, 2017 at 8:05 pm | 13 comments | 5204 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Progress report: Assessing all-day kindergarten

Jennifer DiBrienza's son was prone to tears and hiding under desks at the start of kindergarten last fall at Ohlone Elementary...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2017
Last comment by Skelly is still laughing, on Feb 13, 2017 at 8:04 pm | 15 comments | 3691 Views

AROUND TOWN

Campaign to expand Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo raises $25M

A proposal to transform the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo into a more spacious, safe and whimsical habitat for humans and...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2017
Last comment by Palo Altan, on Feb 13, 2017 at 7:24 pm | 1 comment | 2419 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Power outages hit Palo Alto through the morning

A power outage that put 1,800 customers in the dark and turned off many traffic signals has been fully repaired as of 11:15...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 13, 2017 at 7:21 pm | 1 comment | 6785 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Cities unite for Midpeninsula bike route

In its most recent survey, the League of American Bicyclists gave accolades to almost every Midpeninsula city, singling them...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2017
Last comment by Rose , on Feb 13, 2017 at 5:30 pm | 24 comments | 5019 Views

AROUND TOWN

County to launch aerial assault on Palo Alto marsh mosquitoes

County helicopters will launch an assault next week on a mosquito species that county officials say has been laying its eggs...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2017
Last comment by West Nile Victim, on Feb 13, 2017 at 2:04 pm | 6 comments | 1276 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

City opens Emergency Operations Center due to weather

The City of Palo Alto has activated its Emergency Operations Center due to today's storm, the police department announced...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Feb 13, 2017 at 11:11 am | 7 comments | 6568 Views

AROUND TOWN

Changes proposed for downtown parking program

Downtown Palo Alto's ever-evolving residential-parking program is about to undergo another gear shift, as city officials...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2017
Last comment by JamesB, on Feb 13, 2017 at 9:33 am | 7 comments | 2143 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto clinches boys hoops title, M-A is closing in

Prep report Palo Alto clinched the regular-season boys basketball title of the SCVAL De Anza Division, beating host Cupertino,...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2017
Last comment by guest201, on Feb 12, 2017 at 6:37 pm | 2 comments | 1466 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Council makes wise decisions on land use

Last week the Palo Alto City Council reviewed a series of policy and program choices sent to them by the Citizen's Advisory...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2017
Last comment by Retraction?, on Feb 12, 2017 at 4:20 pm | 27 comments | 2242 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Common goals, hopes should help us meet challenges

Former Mayor Pat Burt reflects on his year as mayor and the challenges facing the city. Read the full guest opinion here...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2017
Last comment by Jim, on Feb 12, 2017 at 1:09 pm | 7 comments | 2821 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Condominiums eyed for vacant El Camino site

In a city often described as "built out," one parcel along El Camino Real stands out precisely for what isn't there. Next...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2017
Last comment by YIMBY, on Feb 12, 2017 at 2:36 am | 79 comments | 8899 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: A reckless majority

The five members who make up the new, more development-friendly majority on the Palo Alto City Council blatantly stuck it...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2017
Last comment by Blackbeard, on Feb 11, 2017 at 10:52 pm | 52 comments | 4441 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto seeks to toss mobile-home park lawsuit

Attorneys for the City of Palo Alto and the Jisser family squared off in federal court on Thursday over whether the closure...

Original post made on May. 27, 2016
Last comment by rico, on Feb 11, 2017 at 2:27 pm | 18 comments | 5396 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

In 'State of the City,' Scharff calls for unity, civility, housing

Faced with community anxieties over growth and flagging confidence in local government, Palo Alto Mayor Greg Scharff used...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2017
Last comment by @ Blackbeard, on Feb 11, 2017 at 6:08 am | 69 comments | 5734 Views

BOOKS

Stanford football team feels Love is in the air for USC

David Shaw said he's confident that speedy sophomore running back Bryce Love will see action when No. 7 Stanford takes on...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2017
There are no comments yet. 2354 Views

AROUND TOWN

SHP grad Koloamatangi to play in college football all-star game

Sacred Heart Prep grad and East Palo Alto resident Leo Koloamatangi, a senior offensive lineman for the University of Hawai'i,...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1339 Views

AROUND TOWN

M-A's first hit of the game was the go-ahead home run

==BI District 52 Little League == Matt MacLeod hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the fifth inning, Menlo-Atherton's...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1624 Views

AROUND TOWN

Gunn girls lose late lead, then lose game to the Lancers

==BI Prep basketball == Senior Archer Olson scored 14 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, Tiazha Jackson added 14 points and...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1215 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo's passing game beginning to click on football field

Contrary to its traditional emphasis on the pass, the Menlo School football won its first two games of the season with an...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1146 Views
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Affordable Housing: Complexities
By Douglas Moran | 13 comments | 5,005 views

Common Application's 2017-2018 Essay Prompts
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The Call for Couples or Marriage Counseling? Communication
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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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