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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Fire department defends pancake-breakfast alert

When 27,000 Palo Alto residents received an emergency alert telling them about an upcoming fire department pancake breakfast,...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2013
Last comment by Bruce Li, on Oct 18, 2013 at 5:45 pm | 47 comments | 34468 Views

RESTAURANTS

Best of Palo Alto 2013

A snapshot of the Palo Alto area will show a place teeming with tasty restaurants, handy service businesses and retailers...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2013
Last comment by college terrace mom, on Sep 3, 2013 at 1:24 pm | 7 comments | 34400 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Controversy mars Newell Bridge debate

Residents on either side of Newell bridge, a 102-year-old structure that links Palo Alto and East Palo Alto, agree that it...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2013
Last comment by Andrew Kloak, on Oct 24, 2013 at 2:31 pm | 61 comments | 34381 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Cops to wear cameras in Palo Alto

Drivers who get pulled over by motorcycle cops in Palo Alto rarely feel like smiling. The Police Department's proposal to...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2013
Last comment by coooper, on Nov 15, 2013 at 1:06 pm | 15 comments | 34289 Views

MOVIES

The best of 2013 on the big screen

When the Weekly film critics assemble their lists of the top 10 movies of the year, it's anyone's guess whether anyone will...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2014
Last comment by anonymous, on Jan 7, 2014 at 9:37 am | 15 comments | 34110 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

OpEd: Don't sacrifice August by forcing early school start

The August summer break for Palo Alto schoolchildren and their families is on the chopping block, and little will be gained...

Original post made on May. 6, 2011
Last comment by Paly Grad 09, on May 10, 2011 at 6:21 pm | 111 comments | 34027 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New push for music program in East Palo Alto schools

A desire to give kids a "sense of belonging" in high school is fueling a new push to restore music education in public schools...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2014
Last comment by JM, on May 29, 2014 at 1:48 pm | 8 comments | 34023 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: The school board's nadir

There are so many ways the public, students and teachers were disrespected by the school board and Superintendent Kevin Skelly...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2014
Last comment by How do you spell relief?, on Nov 26, 2014 at 11:26 am | 331 comments | 33836 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Civil rights lawyers scrutinize school district

In a bid to start a conversation on addressing poor academic performance among students from the Ravenswood City School District...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2013
Last comment by Old Palo Alto, on Jul 26, 2013 at 12:37 pm | 29 comments | 33755 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Challenge success: Are we setting the right goals for our kids?

As a Palo Alto mom of a third grader and sixth grader, I admit I sometimes feel uneasy about the future. These anxious moments...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2008
Last comment by why not?, on Dec 28, 2008 at 7:32 pm | 82 comments | 32977 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto expands public-art program

Palo Alto's vocal art critics will soon have plenty to cheer, jeer, laugh and complain about thanks to the City Council's...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2013
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Nov 21, 2013 at 2:38 pm | 17 comments | 32944 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Funding challenges cloud high-speed rail's future

With California's high-speed rail system preparing for a groundbreaking in Central Valley, the fate of the $68-billion project...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2013
Last comment by Julian, on Nov 13, 2013 at 7:33 pm | 9 comments | 32702 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn student, former teacher call for more balanced academic culture

A Gunn High School student and former teacher brought to the school board Tuesday night a rallying cry to create a healthier,...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2014
Last comment by lets stay on topic, on Jan 2, 2015 at 3:09 pm | 142 comments | 32648 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Modernist building gets approval, mixed reception

Everyone agrees that the latest downtown development to win approval from Palo Alto's architectural board will bring an eye-catching...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Oct 26, 2013 at 9:32 pm | 26 comments | 32558 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

A whole new image for San Antonio corridor

The massive facelift of Mountain View's San Antonio corridor has already begun -- with the first phase of the San Antonio...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Mar 31, 2014 at 7:46 pm | 95 comments | 32481 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto scales back summer school plans

Palo Alto school officials are scaling back their plans for summer school next year following a court settlement and state...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2013
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Dec 20, 2013 at 12:44 pm | 55 comments | 32424 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Sofia names new president amid student protest

Trustees of Palo Alto's Sofia University named an interim president Thursday as students and faculty protested in front of...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2013
Last comment by Moo Cow, on Jan 13, 2014 at 12:18 am | 53 comments | 32423 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board OKs timeline on opening new school

Palo Alto school board members will vote by June on a location for a new elementary school, and also whether that school...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2013
Last comment by Curious, on Nov 21, 2013 at 7:40 pm | 6 comments | 32284 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Modernist building faces citizen appeal

Downtown resident Douglas Smith, a fan of Spanish-style arcades, ornate awnings and other traditional decorative flourishes,...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2013
Last comment by Citizen appeal, on Nov 13, 2013 at 11:11 am | 86 comments | 32149 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Door to Door Home Buyer?

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Original post made by PA Resident on Mar. 16, 2007
Last comment by Resident Owner, on Feb 2, 2017 at 12:41 pm | 156 comments | 32080 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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