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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Traffic-fighting nonprofit struggles to lessen congestion

Two years after Palo Alto jump-started a new nonprofit charged with reducing traffic congestion and offering other commuting...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2016
Last comment by YIMBY, on Jan 7, 2017 at 4:38 am | 25 comments | 8319 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 | 8319 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Opposition to new office space unites council candidates

Stewart Carl believes Palo Alto needs to immediately enact a moratorium on office construction, a view that is shared by...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2016
Last comment by Online Name, on Oct 5, 2016 at 9:59 am | 58 comments | 8318 Views

AROUND TOWN

Residents challenge city over parking at Edgewood Plaza

Neighbors of the Edgewood Plaza Shopping Center are raising concerns that parked cars will clog their neighborhood now that...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2014
Last comment by Mr.Recycle, on Apr 5, 2014 at 10:03 pm | 47 comments | 8317 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Fry's to be rezoned out of Palo Alto??

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Original post made by Douglas Moran on Jul. 21, 2006
Last comment by Jeremy Loski, on Jul 25, 2006 at 11:17 pm | 16 comments | 8316 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

School enrollment rides the roller coaster

With Palo Alto elementary classrooms filled to overflowing this fall, old timers wince at the memory of having closed 11...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2010
Last comment by observer, on Oct 28, 2010 at 8:13 pm | 46 comments | 8314 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Divisive downtown project wins approval

It took three years, 14 public hearings, four different architects and a threatened lawsuit for Elizabeth Wong to win an...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2017
Last comment by P A Native , on Mar 9, 2017 at 7:01 am | 67 comments | 8312 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 | 8310 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 | 8308 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to consider encouraging more granny units

They are small, relatively affordable and can be built without zone changes or public hearings. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2015
Last comment by Gale Johnson, on Jun 6, 2016 at 11:41 am | 60 comments | 8308 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 | 8306 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

A joyful 'Noise'

From handmade acoustic instruments to powerful distorted electronics, from teenage phenoms to music-world veterans, KZSU's...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2016
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jan 30, 2016 at 11:23 am | 3 comments | 8304 Views

AROUND TOWN

Council drops Matadero Creek bikeway plan

Facing a slew of physical obstacles and neighborhood concerns, Palo Alto is veering away from a once popular proposal to...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2016
Last comment by Tom DuBois, on Jun 25, 2016 at 1:22 pm | 48 comments | 8298 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 | 8285 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 | 8284 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 | 8281 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Menlo Park approves new union contract

Despite a flood of emails protesting a time-off policy that gives some city employees a minimum seven weeks off a year, no...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2011
Last comment by Kim S. , on Nov 17, 2011 at 11:52 am | 1 comment | 8279 Views

AROUND TOWN

More than 500 attend 'high speed boondoggle' rally

Hundreds of critics of California's proposed high-speed rail project packed into Burlingame's Caltrain station Sunday afternoon...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2010
Last comment by Thiago, on Apr 12, 2013 at 9:00 am | 54 comments | 8279 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 | 8278 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford Credit Union accidentally releases member data

Stanford Credit Union informed 18,000 members this week that their personal information was accidentally sent to another...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2014
Last comment by Sandra, on Aug 26, 2014 at 9:50 am | 11 comments | 8275 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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