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AROUND TOWN

At the crossroads

As a tight-knit community along the border of Los Altos, the Monroe Park neighborhood, located on the edge of South Palo...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 29, 2016 at 2:05 pm | 2 comments | 3087 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school district's secondary-education director to retire

Katherine Baker, the Palo Alto Unified School District's chief academic officer for secondary education and former Terman...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2016
Last comment by Meanie, on Apr 29, 2016 at 9:55 am | 12 comments | 3532 Views

AROUND TOWN

Home Front

<B><B>LOCAL BONSAI SHOW . . . </B>The <B>Kusamura Bonsai Club</B> will hold its 56th Annual Show <B>Saturday, April 30</B>,...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2016
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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Four arrested in major Stanford Shopping Center theft

Four men who stole a delivery truck containing clothing worth tens of thousands of dollars have been arrested, according...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2016
Last comment by Anonymous tip: enforce immigration laws, on Apr 29, 2016 at 5:55 am | 7 comments | 5125 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Aid-in-dying law begins June 9

California's new End of Life Option Act goes into effect on June 9, offering terminally ill persons who face painful or prolonged...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2016
Last comment by Joan S, on Apr 28, 2016 at 8:27 pm | 8 comments | 3762 Views

AROUND TOWN

Man arrested for package theft on Monroe Drive

A 37-year-old man allegedly found with stolen packages was arrested in Mountain View, near the border of Palo Alto, on Tuesday...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2016
Last comment by David, on Apr 28, 2016 at 2:42 pm | 4 comments | 2142 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

A library for everyone: Palo Alto branch reopens with new name, new features

Palo Alto Main Library &#151; now renamed the Rinconada Library &#151; fits into the current trend of how libraries are being...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2015
Last comment by User friendly is gone, on Apr 28, 2016 at 1:23 pm | 28 comments | 11142 Views

AROUND TOWN

Los Gatos woman dies after crash on Interstate 280 near Palo Alto

A 47-year-old Los Gatos woman died this morning after her car crashed into a cement wall on northbound Interstate 280 near...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2016
Last comment by SEA_SEELAM REDDY, on Apr 28, 2016 at 2:10 am | 8 comments | 10716 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cool, calm and collected

During the winter months, Zack Herlick's koi fish slowly mill around near the bottom of his ponds. Bald cypress trees stand...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2016
Last comment by Pond Repair, on Apr 27, 2016 at 11:52 pm | 4 comments | 11151 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford student accused of sexual assault fires back at university in federal lawsuit

A male Stanford University student found responsible for sexual assault in 2014 has fired back at the university in a lawsuit...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2016
Last comment by Amanda, on Apr 27, 2016 at 11:19 pm | 17 comments | 13531 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Errors undermine data in new business registry

When Palo Alto launched its business registry last year, the goal was to gather data about employees' parking and commuting...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2016
Last comment by Gus L., on Apr 27, 2016 at 9:07 pm | 21 comments | 4212 Views

AROUND TOWN

Racist, pro-Trump graffiti found at Palo Alto High School

The Palo Alto High School administration and Palo Alto Police Department are investigating racist and pro-Donald Trump graffiti...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2016
Last comment by Nayeli P., on Apr 27, 2016 at 7:40 pm | 13 comments | 5730 Views

AROUND TOWN

Terman students who cross at Clemo/Arastradero Beware

Just after 2pm today, I witnessed a child on a bike crossing Arastradero at Clemo, using the crosswalk warning device. She...

Original post made by pamom on Apr. 27, 2016
Last comment by Jordan Parent, on Apr 27, 2016 at 4:16 pm | 1 comment | 386 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Community Notebook: Palo Alto race to raise awareness about water conservation

The City of Palo Alto is teaming up again with the Tuolumne River Trust and other community groups for the Great Race for...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2016
Last comment by Palo Alto Native, on Apr 27, 2016 at 2:22 pm | 6 comments | 2347 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Off Deadline: Psychologist John Marquis left an indelible mark on Palo Alto and beyond

The recent passing of John Marquis, a respected psychologist and longtime Palo Alto resident, has left a hole of sadness...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2016
Last comment by Jeffrey Schwartz, on Apr 27, 2016 at 12:40 pm | 6 comments | 3688 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Real Estate Matters: Palo Alto real estate inventory up 20 percent over last year

The number of new listings in Palo Alto has jumped 20 percent in the first quarter of this year, compared to the same period...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2016
Last comment by Beg to Differ, on Apr 27, 2016 at 10:12 am | 8 comments | 2566 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Safety measures planned for Page Mill interchange

A permanent fix to the hazardous Page Mill Road/Interstate 280 interchange could be a decade away, but transportation officials...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Apr 27, 2016 at 1:14 am | 24 comments | 3848 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board eyes solutions to enrollment growth

As support on the school board has waned for opening a new elementary or high school given the district's long-term enrollment...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2016
Last comment by C, on Apr 26, 2016 at 10:59 pm | 29 comments | 3503 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Developer Roxy Rapp chases down alleged thief

The real estate business lends itself to financial rather than criminal excitement, or at least it's supposed to. But a local...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2013
Last comment by Linda DuPertuis, on Apr 26, 2016 at 10:41 pm | 10 comments | 7998 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Medical-marijuana delivery services operate in gray area

When neighbors began noticing multiple cars frequenting a residence on Clara Drive in Palo Alto a year ago, they were suspicious...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2016
Last comment by resident 1, on Apr 26, 2016 at 8:00 pm | 105 comments | 8283 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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