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Ogwumike sisters are finalists for USA Olympic hoop team

Former Stanford All-American sisters Chiney and Nneka Ogwumike were named as two of 25 finalists for the 2016 U.S. Olympic...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2016
Last comment by dennis, on Jan 26, 2016 at 6:23 pm | 1 comment | 3981 Views

AROUND TOWN

Scam telephone call

Just a heads up there is a telephone scam from a Dennis Qway (PA) who leaves a message that we are in trouble with the US...

Original post made by pares on Apr. 9, 2015
Last comment by pbs, on Jan 26, 2016 at 5:19 pm | 16 comments | 2527 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Transportation Mtg Tues 5/36 5:30 heads-up

THREE Important Places for You To Make Your Voice Heard Citizen Advisory Committee Meeting To Discuss: Comprehensive...

Original post made by PA resident on Jan. 25, 2016
Last comment by PAF, on Jan 26, 2016 at 5:08 pm | 3 comments | 432 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Guest Opinion: Do your part to combat climate change — Get an EV

Most Palo Altans don't need to be convinced that climate change is real, human-caused and a major threat. The planet is already...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2016
Last comment by An Engineer, on Jan 26, 2016 at 4:36 pm | 29 comments | 4933 Views

SPORTS

Stanford's VanDerveer honored with achievement award

==BI Cardinal corner== Stanford's women's basketball head coach Tara VanDerveer will be honored with the 2016 Coaching Corps...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2016
Last comment by John, on Jan 26, 2016 at 3:36 pm | 1 comment | 3624 Views

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Snacks giant settles lawsuit over lead in cookies

Mondelēz International, the world's largest manufacturer of processed food snacks, including Nabisco, Oreo, Cadbury...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2016
Last comment by Mom wants to know., on Jan 26, 2016 at 2:21 pm | 2 comments | 4586 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Do your part to combat climate change: Get an EV

Most Palo Altans don't need to be convinced that climate change is real, human-caused and a major threat. The planet is already...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2016
Last comment by David Coale, on Jan 25, 2016 at 11:02 pm | 8 comments | 897 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Eager to adopt new green goals, Palo Alto prepares for Sustainability Summit

From new bike paths and electric-car chargers to an aggressive "green building" code and a "carbon neutral" electric supply,...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2016
Last comment by Online Name, on Jan 25, 2016 at 1:54 pm | 10 comments | 892 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Averting a resident revolt

A water conservation plan that appeared designed by bureaucrats for bureaucrats was wisely scaled back Tuesday night by a...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2016
Last comment by resident, on Jan 25, 2016 at 8:07 am | 4 comments | 3341 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Allan and Mary Seid

In reflecting on their life's work — a veritable mountain of social and political projects — Mary and Allan Seid credited...

Original post made on May. 1, 2015
Last comment by Paly, on Jan 24, 2016 at 9:58 am | 3 comments | 3486 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto's Pederson heads to U.S. U-19 soccer training camp

The Palo Alto girls will have to be at their best next week if they are to remain tied with Mountain View the SCVAL De Anza...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2016
Last comment by Be Positive, on Jan 24, 2016 at 9:37 am | 5 comments | 4130 Views

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Large tree falls on Palo Alto home

Saturated soils and wind from winter storm uprooted a large tree, which fell on a home on Embarcadero Road on Friday, Jan....

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2016
Last comment by HUTCH 7.62, on Jan 24, 2016 at 8:37 am | 5 comments | 1132 Views

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Filoli executive director departs

Volunteers at Filoli, the historic estate located north of Woodside, learned Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 11, via an email that...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2015
Last comment by SC, on Jan 23, 2016 at 10:31 pm | 12 comments | 5688 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUBLIC AGENDA: water-efficient landscaping, schools town hall, highway overpass project

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Jan. 18. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2016/01/15/public-agenda-water-efficient-landscaping...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2016
Last comment by Retreat, on Jan 23, 2016 at 1:02 pm | 1 comment | 2941 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Shuttle survey nearly passed by many seniors

An online survey to revamp the Palo Alto Shuttle program left many of the most vulnerable seniors who need the service the...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2016
Last comment by A Voice in the Wilderness, on Jan 22, 2016 at 9:15 pm | 19 comments | 4564 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Bottle Rocket Sarah Palin Is Back

John Oliver was hosting the Daily Show when Jon Stewart was on leave, and he had a snippet which basically said "We should...

Original post made by A Boomer on Jan. 22, 2016
Last comment by resident 1, on Jan 22, 2016 at 7:47 pm | 4 comments | 528 Views

SPORTS

Verhoeven gives Stanford men a spark of hope in hoops loss

Marcus Sheffield matched his season-high with 17 points and Dorian Pickens added 11 but the Stanford men's basketball team...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2016
Last comment by Stanford Fan, on Jan 22, 2016 at 3:39 pm | 1 comment | 3856 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto backs away from new landscaping ordinance

Facing criticisms about inadequate outreach to the greater community, Palo Alto officials on Tuesday retreated from a proposal...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2016
Last comment by Jane, on Jan 22, 2016 at 9:51 am | 15 comments | 6086 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Email from Board Member on New High School Proposal

I got this from Ken Dauber because I'm subscribed to his school board blog. I'm posting it here because this is an important...

Original post made by Citizen on Jan. 19, 2016
Last comment by GetSomeRest, on Jan 22, 2016 at 5:52 am | 9 comments | 927 Views

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Battle of the brewers at Freewheel

Meet beer enthusiasts and see how beer is made during Freewheel Home Brew Club's first annual Battle of the Brew Clubs on...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2016
Last comment by KP, on Jan 21, 2016 at 7:17 pm | 1 comment | 710 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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