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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Suspicious letter sparks evacuation at Palo Alto VA

An office building was evacuated and one employee sought treatment in the emergency room at the VA Palo Alto Health Care...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2011
Last comment by Jake, on Feb 17, 2011 at 9:07 pm | 12 comments | 8396 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto treads cautiously on fiber network

With Google looming as a major wildcard, Palo Alto officials agreed on Monday to wait until next year before making any decisions...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2015
Last comment by Nayeli, on Oct 16, 2015 at 3:51 pm | 138 comments | 8395 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 | 8393 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Gunn staff address conflicts following MLK Day talk

Last Friday, Jan. 20, at Gunn High School, students from all grades gathered in the gym for a belated Martin Luther King,...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2017
Last comment by Open, on Jan 30, 2017 at 1:05 am | 32 comments | 8392 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 | 8389 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Guest Opinion: Announcer speaks out on evils of 'human trafficking'

March Madness has come and gone, and my vocal cords are resting from my role as the Stanford women's basketball stadium announcer....

Original post made on May. 4, 2009
Last comment by Todd, on May 5, 2009 at 9:45 pm | 6 comments | 8388 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 | 8387 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Changes to 'megahouse' plan don't mollify neighbors

Proposed last July as an 11-bedroom, 14-bath home, plans for 1710 Newell Road in Palo Alto continue to upset neighbors —...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Mar 4, 2017 at 5:35 pm | 70 comments | 8386 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 | 8386 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Motorists ignoring new Middlefield turning restrictions

New signs to prohibit left-hand turns from Everett and Hawthorne avenues onto busy Middlefield Road in Palo Alto's Downtown...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2015
Last comment by Karen Marincovich, on Jul 13, 2015 at 2:11 pm | 59 comments | 8383 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 | 8383 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 | 8382 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 | 8382 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 | 8380 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Gunn grad leads Crisis Text Line's Bay Area efforts

Palo Alto native and Gunn High School graduate Libby Craig is leading Crisis Text Line's efforts to grow the 24-7 support...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2016
Last comment by Jon, on Sep 17, 2016 at 4:58 pm | 4 comments | 8380 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 | 8380 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Father says autopsy shows Stanford student was murdered

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Original post made on Aug. 20, 2007
Last comment by ME, on Dec 1, 2009 at 1:52 pm | 32 comments | 8378 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 | 8375 Views

AROUND TOWN

Victor Frost, well-known panhandler, has died

One of Palo Alto's most colorful characters, Victor Frost, has died, according to the San Mateo County Coroner. Frost, who...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2016
Last comment by Timekeeper, on Feb 20, 2016 at 9:31 am | 16 comments | 8375 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Duraflame loses court battle over 'Spare the Air'

A firelog manufacturer lost its legal challenge to the Bay Area's wood-burning rule, according to an announcement Thursday...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2010
Last comment by Fed Up, again, on Oct 14, 2010 at 4:06 am | 52 comments | 8374 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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