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AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto bans vehicle dwelling

After two years of bitter debate and emotional soul searching, Palo Alto officials on Monday passed a deeply divisive law...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2013
Last comment by isez, on Aug 8, 2013 at 1:15 pm | 86 comments | 8357 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Lebanon

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Original post made by Jag Singh on Jul. 19, 2006
Last comment by Walter E. Wallis, on Aug 24, 2006 at 4:25 pm | 6 comments | 8353 Views

SPORTS

Jeremy Lin just a phone call away from the NBA

Jeremy Lin is waiting for a phone call, but not just any phone call. This call will begin a process that could change his...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2010
Last comment by Bob, on Jul 22, 2010 at 3:07 pm | 20 comments | 8352 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City looks to tighten parking requirements downtown

When Palo Alto officials decided to ease the parking rules for downtown developers nearly three decades ago, they did not...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2012
Last comment by jm, on Oct 15, 2012 at 3:56 pm | 16 comments | 8349 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Profound Insult to PAUSD Community

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Original post made by Parent on Feb. 16, 2007
Last comment by Parent, on Mar 7, 2007 at 2:16 pm | 51 comments | 8344 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mountain View man dies surfing in Santa Cruz

A boogie boarder who died after being pulled from the ocean in Santa Cruz on Friday has been identified as James Zenk, 47,...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2014
Last comment by Fellow Boogier, on Feb 1, 2014 at 10:35 am | 25 comments | 8340 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Whooping cough hits some Palo Alto schools

Cases of whooping cough are affecting some Palo Alto middle and high school students, prompting school officials to send...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2016
Last comment by Not Again!, on Dec 22, 2016 at 12:57 pm | 19 comments | 8339 Views

RESTAURANTS

Restaurant for family reunion

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Original post made by S. Johnson on Sep. 25, 2006
Last comment by ignatz, on Sep 23, 2008 at 2:28 pm | 14 comments | 8337 Views

RESTAURANTS

Has anyone tried "Mantra" yet?

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Original post made by toni on Sep. 28, 2006
Last comment by Carol, on Aug 30, 2007 at 9:11 am | 15 comments | 8335 Views

AROUND TOWN

Black Crows

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Original post made by Carlos on Jul. 17, 2006
Last comment by susie, on Jul 20, 2006 at 2:28 pm | 2 comments | 8334 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

School board calls special meeting on Brown Act

California's open meeting law will be the subject of a Board of Education study session following allegations that the board...

Original post made on May. 23, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 26, 2012 at 6:23 am | 54 comments | 8332 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto initiative aims to shift drivers to trains, buses

After months of debate about new garages and permit programs, Palo Alto officials shifted gears on Monday in their search...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2014
Last comment by Troilus and Cressida, on Mar 3, 2014 at 9:04 am | 73 comments | 8332 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Despite top test scores, Palo Alto 'failing'

Despite scoring among the top five school districts in California, Palo Alto failed to meet "adequate yearly progress" in...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2011
Last comment by NCLBmat, on Sep 10, 2011 at 11:38 am | 49 comments | 8328 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn High senior publishes children's book on autism

Inspired by a friend and class assignment, an autistic senior at Gunn High School has self-published a children's book on...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2014
Last comment by Jennifer, on Sep 23, 2014 at 2:24 pm | 9 comments | 8328 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto psychologist convicted of tax evasion

A federal jury has convicted a Palo Alto psychologist of five counts of tax evasion and one count of theft of government...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2014
Last comment by One of Many, on Jul 19, 2014 at 8:24 pm | 7 comments | 8328 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Recent "King Kong" Effect From Shoreline

Last Saturday, 8/28/11, and again last night, 9/2/11, Shoreline Amphitheatre featured rap extravaganzas, the first, 12 hours...

Original post made by baumgrenze on Sep. 3, 2011
Last comment by Complain, complain, complain, on Sep 7, 2011 at 4:29 pm | 9 comments | 8318 Views

AROUND TOWN

Neighborhoods In China Protest High Speed Rail

In a country where protests were once outlawed, Chinese citizens have organized protests and neighborhood groups, and they...

Original post made by Resident on Mar. 23, 2009
Last comment by Lessons from China, on Mar 27, 2009 at 12:47 pm | 8 comments | 8317 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Controversial plan for office building ekes out approval

Despite a chorus of protests from residents, Palo Alto's architectural board on Thursday approved a new three-story building...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2014
Last comment by Tired of Overdevelopment, on Aug 25, 2014 at 8:57 pm | 41 comments | 8316 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Victor Frost cited for violating sit-lie ordinance

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Original post made on Apr. 16, 2008
Last comment by A. F., on Jun 28, 2009 at 12:40 pm | 106 comments | 8316 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Jewelry swiped from Neiman Marcus store

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Original post made on Aug. 27, 2007
Last comment by PD, on Aug 27, 2007 at 7:02 pm | 2 comments | 8311 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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