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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Judy Koch

For a woman who continues to insist that she "never wanted a career," Judy Koch has taken some surprising turns in her life. Read...

Original post made on May. 6, 2016
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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Martin Deggeller

As a boy, Marty Dellegger loved to tramp through the woods of Washington state, surrounded by mature, soaring trees and forest...

Original post made on May. 6, 2016
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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Poll casts doubt on viablity of business tax

Despite widespread anxiety about traffic congestion, Palo Alto residents aren't entirely sold on a new business tax that...

Original post made on May. 4, 2016
Last comment by SEA_SEELAM REDDY, on May 6, 2016 at 4:23 am | 55 comments | 3683 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Comments by Cupertino's Mayor

An article at TheVerge.Com posted today May 5th, 2016 reported that Cupertino's Mayor, Barry Chang, stated that "Apple is...

Original post made by Plane Speaker on May. 5, 2016
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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

County officials eye housing-tax measure

In an ongoing effort to shore up affordable housing throughout the South Bay, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors...

Original post made on May. 5, 2016
Last comment by Ben, on May 5, 2016 at 7:54 pm | 16 comments | 2453 Views

SPORTS

Stanford women sweep Pac-12 honors in track and field

==BI Cardinal corner== Stanford swept the Pac-12 Women's Track and Field Athlete of the Week honors after Olivia Baker and...

Original post made on May. 5, 2016
Last comment by dennis, on May 5, 2016 at 5:45 pm | 1 comment | 1160 Views

AROUND TOWN

AAA offering free 'tipsy tow' service during Cinco de Mayo festivities

Drivers who need a tow home after drinking during Thursday's Cinco de Mayo festivities will be able to find one through a...

Original post made on May. 5, 2016
Last comment by or, on May 5, 2016 at 3:11 pm | 2 comments | 1558 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police: East Palo Alto woman arrested for setting fire to RV

A 31-year-old East Palo Alto woman was arrested on suspicion of arson following a fire on Sunday, May 1, that caused minor...

Original post made on May. 5, 2016
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on May 5, 2016 at 1:44 pm | 3 comments | 3077 Views

AROUND TOWN

New website highlights the many 'paths from Palo Alto'

More than 80 life stories from Palo Alto alumni of all ages are featured on a new online anthology, launched this week by...

Original post made on May. 4, 2016
Last comment by wonderful site, on May 5, 2016 at 12:18 pm | 17 comments | 5899 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Los Altos Hills resident arrested for child molestation

NBC news report: http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Sheriffs-378129661.html This part of Page Mill Road is in Los Altos...

Original post made by parent on May. 4, 2016
Last comment by parent, on May 5, 2016 at 10:46 am | 1 comment | 521 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Developer looks to replace six-story El Camino building

It's one of the tallest buildings in Palo Alto, though few would say it's one of its most welcoming. Now, plans are afoot...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on May 4, 2016 at 9:49 pm | 41 comments | 9728 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Possible Gunshot sequence at about 1:15am Sun ?

I just heard a sequence of about 5-7 gunshots in succession from the direction of East Palo Alto or Menlo Park. No more,...

Original post made by Plane Speaker on May. 1, 2016
Last comment by Eileen Wright, on May 4, 2016 at 3:15 pm | 14 comments | 667 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

VTA considers complete bus route overhaul

In an effort to increase bus ridership and prepare for an onslaught of commuters from new BART stations in Milpitas and San...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2016
Last comment by Arthur Keller, on May 4, 2016 at 12:01 pm | 28 comments | 4472 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District's special ed department gets new director

When Superintendent Max McGee began his new post in the Palo Alto Unified School District last fall, one of the first changes...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2015
Last comment by parent, on May 4, 2016 at 11:02 am | 21 comments | 10489 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District slow to publish decisions made at meetings

The Palo Alto school district is an outlier when it comes to officially documenting and making public the minutes from meetings...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2016
Last comment by Cougar alum, on May 4, 2016 at 9:19 am | 16 comments | 4299 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Track guards still missing in action

Please accept my condolences for last weekend's loss of another Palo Alto teenager. In my thoughts are her grieving family...

Original post made by Marc Vincenti on Apr. 28, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on May 4, 2016 at 8:15 am | 58 comments | 3249 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Cruz/Fiorina

I cannot think of two other people who generate as much dislike as Ted and Carly. Forget their political positions, just...

Original post made by Paul Losch on Apr. 27, 2016
Last comment by If_the_FBI_is_Right_We_Must_Indict, on May 4, 2016 at 12:53 am | 46 comments | 1082 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

PHOTOS: 2015 Palo Alto May Fete Children's Parade

Hundreds gathered on University Avenue in downtown Palo Alto and surrounding blocks on Saturday, May 2, for the 93rd annual...

Original post made on May. 4, 2015
Last comment by Remembering, on May 4, 2016 at 12:01 am | 4 comments | 7379 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside executive uses telepresence robot at Sand Hill Road office

How can you be in two places at once? If you ask Geoff Rehnert of Woodside, it's easy. Now that his company has a small team...

Original post made on May. 3, 2016
Last comment by Polly Wanacracker, on May 3, 2016 at 3:43 pm | 2 comments | 3976 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Faircourt joins movement to ban new two-story homes

As Palo Alto officials prepare to rule on a contentious proposal to ban new two-story homes and additions in the Eichler...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2016
Last comment by fwiw, on May 3, 2016 at 9:41 am | 18 comments | 3276 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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