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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to bring back traffic-enforcement team

After years of budget cuts and staff freezes, the Palo Alto Police Department is now experiencing an "early thaw" and looking...

Original post made on May. 17, 2013
Last comment by Happy, on Jul 6, 2015 at 10:13 pm | 47 comments | 8281 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Downtown post office unveils two new possible locations

Downtown post office patrons will have 30 days starting today to comment on a proposed plan to relocate the historic 83-year-old...

Original post made on May. 29, 2015
Last comment by Neighborhood of PO Box user, on Oct 27, 2016 at 12:42 pm | 18 comments | 8279 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Reckless driving during morning school hours

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Original post made by Concerned neighbor on Sep. 12, 2006
Last comment by Parent, on Apr 2, 2007 at 5:26 pm | 16 comments | 8276 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto eyes higher speed limits at busy roadways

Can higher speed limits slow down drivers on some of Palo Alto's busiest arteries? The idea may sound counterintuitive, if...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2016
Last comment by SEA_SEELAM REDDY, on Nov 22, 2016 at 6:22 pm | 42 comments | 8272 Views

AROUND TOWN

Smash-and-grab burglars hit Bloomingdale's at Stanford Shopping Center

Palo Alto police are looking for four people who drove a stolen sports utility vehicle through the front glass doors of Bloomingdale's...

Original post made on May. 13, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 16, 2015 at 7:59 am | 21 comments | 8269 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto mulls opposing high-speed rail project

Palo Alto may soon take a formal stance against California's proposed high-speed-rail line and begin lobbying state legislators...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2010
Last comment by The vote, on Sep 2, 2010 at 5:13 pm | 153 comments | 8268 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Soap Box Derby racing into Mountain View

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Original post made by joe sparaco on Sep. 30, 2006
Last comment by joe sparaco, on Oct 27, 2006 at 3:57 pm | 5 comments | 8268 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Minority students speak to challenges they face

A group of Palo Alto middle and high school students of color spoke Tuesday night about the good, the bad and the ugly inherent...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2014
Last comment by iSez, on Dec 21, 2014 at 11:18 pm | 11 comments | 8268 Views

AROUND TOWN

Close encounter with cougars

Warren Storkman, 89, has had a lifetime of adventure, traveling to remote corners of the world on treks to some of the world's...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2016
Last comment by Thorstein Veblen, on Jun 25, 2016 at 10:01 am | 9 comments | 8259 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

A new center for geriatric, palliative care

Like all organizations that serve older adults, the Palo Alto Medical Foundation is preparing for a coming tsunami of Baby...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2015
Last comment by Cynthia Greaves, on Jul 10, 2015 at 10:33 am | 7 comments | 8258 Views

SPORTS

Successful season ends in Lexington for Cardinal volleyball

There are countless reasons to suggest the third-ranked (and seventh-seeded) Stanford women's volleyball team enjoyed a successful...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2013
Last comment by randy albin, on Dec 16, 2013 at 12:01 pm | 1 comment | 8257 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto schools usher in new era of testing

Students across the Palo Alto Unified School District are sitting down to computers over the next few weeks to take the state's...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by Engineer, on Apr 27, 2015 at 10:07 pm | 39 comments | 8253 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto nonprofit funds education around the world

Matt Severson his father, Denis Severson, and Paly friend Andrew Perrault launched The School Fund website, inviting people...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2013
Last comment by Solon, on Sep 20, 2013 at 9:54 pm | 10 comments | 8249 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Community Forum: Can downtown Palo Alto have growth without gridlock?

Subject: Can downtown Palo Alto have growth without gridlock? People in Palo Alto enjoy the city as a great place to live,...

Original post made by Community Forum on Aug. 12, 2013
Last comment by Not an issue, on Aug 14, 2013 at 6:31 pm | 15 comments | 8242 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to Hill to soothe high-speed-rail concerns

California's high-speed rail project may have left the station last year, when the state Legislature approved funding for...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2013
Last comment by Martin, on Feb 26, 2013 at 5:35 pm | 37 comments | 8240 Views

AROUND TOWN

Yelp to move into planned College Terrace Centre

Palo Alto's College Terrace Centre development has secured at least one tenant in review website Yelp, according to the Silicon...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2014
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Oct 2, 2014 at 9:46 pm | 35 comments | 8240 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto's Aquarius Theatre closes for remodel

Palo Alto's Aquarius Theatre has closed for significant interior renovations, with new seating, updated restrooms and an...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2015
Last comment by Judy Adams, on Oct 24, 2016 at 3:31 pm | 26 comments | 8239 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Truck driver convicted in 2011 crash that killed Palo Alto family

A truck driver involved in a fiery 2011 accident in Canada that killed a Palo Alto family of four was convicted Monday on...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2014
Last comment by Yvanna, on Aug 16, 2014 at 12:52 pm | 9 comments | 8239 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fire Department helps capture alleged Black Friday wallet thief

An ambulance crew with the Palo Alto Fire Department, flagged down by witnesses of a wallet theft at a downtown restaurant,...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2013
Last comment by pearl, on Dec 5, 2013 at 8:00 pm | 5 comments | 8239 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Parents launch mobile health-record challenge

The parents of a 2011 Palo Alto High School graduate who died from meningitis have launched a campaign to teach people how...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2015
Last comment by Sally Bemus, on Feb 9, 2015 at 12:26 pm | 4 comments | 8237 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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