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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Federal funding halted for Caltrain electrification

The $1.96 billion Caltrain electrification project came to screeching halt on Friday, Feb. 17, after it was announced that...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2017
Last comment by YIMBY, on Mar 8, 2017 at 12:19 am | 123 comments | 8024 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to discuss renaming schools

A committee's recommendation to rename two Palo Alto middle schools will be up for debate Tuesday night when the school board...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2017
Last comment by observer, on Mar 7, 2017 at 8:59 pm | 31 comments | 3321 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

PUBLIC AGENDA: Accessory-dwelling units; renaming schools

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of March 6. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2017/03/03/public-agenda-accessory-dwelling-units-re...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2017
Last comment by Agree or not, on Mar 7, 2017 at 8:47 pm | 2 comments | 1524 Views

MOVIES

Bellis loses but happy; Gibbs pleased about winning at Stanford

Taking part in a tournament she's watched from the stands for so many years made 16-year-old CiCi Bellis of Atherton one...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2017
There are no comments yet. 2298 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Former Stanford student dies in Hayward motorcycle crash

A motorcyclist who died in a crash late last month in Hayward was released Sunday by the Alameda County coroner's office...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2017
Last comment by Duly Noted, on Mar 7, 2017 at 2:16 pm | 3 comments | 3609 Views

MOVIES

Stanford in rhythm at regional synchronized swimming meet

The Stanford synchronized swimming team tuned up for the National Collegiate Championships by sweeping all routines Sunday...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2017
Last comment by julie armitano, on Mar 7, 2017 at 10:47 am | 1 comment | 751 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Video captures Fairmeadow burglary suspects

Palo Alto police are looking for two men who they believe stole jewelry and other valuables from a home in the Fairmeadow...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2017
Last comment by Scared straight...., on Mar 7, 2017 at 4:39 am | 7 comments | 4824 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Supreme Court decision could toss evidence in DUI manslaughter case

A U.S. Supreme Court decision on the admissibility of DUI blood-tests could affect important evidence in the vehicular manslaughter...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2016
Last comment by Fred, on Mar 7, 2017 at 1:58 am | 5 comments | 580 Views

SPORTS

An unforgettable night for Rojahn, Palo Alto boys hoops

Spencer Rojahn made a 3-point shot for the ages. It helped lift Palo Alto to a CCS Division I title that was in doubt until...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2017
Last comment by Chris Zaharias, on Mar 7, 2017 at 12:32 am | 2 comments | 2070 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How child care centers are run

Stanford's child care centers are a mix of for-profit and nonprofit, Stanford-affiliated and not. Bing Nursery School, which...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2017
Last comment by Questions, on Mar 6, 2017 at 5:45 pm | 10 comments | 6313 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Consternation over post office continues

Long lines for passports, supervisors who won't meet with the public, a dearth of stamps, already opened mail and a smelly...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2017
Last comment by In 94303 - WTF?, on Mar 6, 2017 at 3:05 pm | 32 comments | 4666 Views

AROUND TOWN

The urge to collect

What leads a person to want to collect things? Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2017/03/03/the-urge-to-collect...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Mom, on Mar 6, 2017 at 2:17 pm | 1 comment | 3254 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Guest Opinion: What will they write of me when I 'transition'?

I've discovered there's a definite point when a person becomes old. No, nothing like a special birthday, new decade or those...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2017
Last comment by May your life be an inspiration, on Mar 6, 2017 at 1:53 pm | 6 comments | 2395 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto boys open old-school arcade

Almost every Saturday, a garage in the Leland Manor neighborhood transforms into old-school arcade, filled with classic...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2017
Last comment by Sue Allen, on Mar 6, 2017 at 12:00 pm | 15 comments | 5185 Views

SPORTS

Paly's Zhao swims state qualifying mark in breaststroke

Prep report Grace Zhao picked up where she left off last year, swimming a state qualifying mark of 1:04.80 in winning the...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2017
Last comment by Gunn Parent, on Mar 6, 2017 at 10:44 am | 1 comment | 992 Views

AROUND TOWN

Community Notebook: Program marks 75th anniversary of Japanese internment

It's been 75 years since Executive Order 9066 mandated the internment of more than 110,000 Japanese-American citizens and...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2017
Last comment by FearCanBeVeryProfitableForSome, on Mar 6, 2017 at 12:24 am | 10 comments | 2129 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: Mike's Cafe expands; scooter showroom to open

In this week's retail news, read about Midtown Palo Alto's oldest neighborhood restaurant's plans for expansion and the...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2017
Last comment by Grease sensitive, on Mar 5, 2017 at 7:24 pm | 18 comments | 3308 Views

AROUND TOWN

Dump truck hits U.S. Highway 101 overpass

A dump truck struck an overpass on U.S. Highway 101 in Palo Alto on Thursday night, which has closed down two lanes not expected...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 5, 2017 at 6:09 pm | 26 comments | 11253 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Behind the Headlines: Inside social-emotional education

Gunn High School Principal Denise Herrmann joins Palo Alto Weekly journalists Jocelyn Dong and Elena Kadvany to discuss the...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2017
Last comment by Link?, on Mar 5, 2017 at 9:46 am | 8 comments | 1826 Views

BOOKS

Asian-inspired aerobics brings old traditions to new audience

Paper fans, handkerchiefs and dance sticks are proving to be a popular alternative to traditional fitness equipment on exercise...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2017
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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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