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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Few sign up for new 'transitional' program

Despite its origins in Palo Alto, a new law compelling California school districts to offer "transitional kindergarten" has...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2012
Last comment by No difference , on Jan 27, 2017 at 3:21 pm | 9 comments | 5392 Views

SPORTS

Stanford swimmers set for final home meets this weekend

Depending upon which poll you are citing, the Stanford women's swimming and diving team ranks first or second in the nation....

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1096 Views

SPORTS

Motivation key to Palo Alto's SCVAL win over Los Gatos

==BI Prep basketball == The Palo Alto girls basketball team was not lacking in motivation for Wednesday night's game at...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1276 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Playing God at the Pear

If you've seen the movie "Rogue One" and enjoyed the droll droid K-2SO but felt creeped out by CGI Grand Moff Tarkin and...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1537 Views

HISTORIC PHOTOS

Above and beyond realism

The term "surrealism" is used now so often to refer to anything out of the norm that we might underestimate just how shocking...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2017
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RESTAURANTS

Shop Talk

<B><B>SHOE PALACE OPENS AT ICONIC APPLE SITE ... </B>Apple's old flagship store at 451 University Ave. will be home to another...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2017
There are no comments yet. 754 Views

MOVIES

La dolce vita

For the winemakers behind the bottles sold at the new Biondivino wine shop in Palo Alto, it isn't about empire; it's about...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2017
There are no comments yet. 2101 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford administration lifts band suspension

The Stanford University administration has lifted a suspension imposed last month on its famous marching band after considering...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2017
Last comment by the good old boys, on Jan 27, 2017 at 1:03 pm | 4 comments | 2921 Views

BOOKS

San Mateo County sues Lehman Brothers

San Mateo County has filed a lawsuit against executives of the Lehman Bros. investment firm, which went bankrupt in September...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1398 Views

AROUND TOWN

Driver at fault in car-train accident

An accident between a commuter train and an SUV last Thursday could have resulted in catastrophe, but instead the out-of-town...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2017
Last comment by notgonna provide, on Jan 27, 2017 at 10:55 am | 45 comments | 10465 Views

AROUND TOWN

Concerts showcase music of African American composers

The January tradition of musicians and composers coming together for two rousing concerts benefiting Eastside College Preparatory...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2017
Last comment by Becky Sanders, on Jan 27, 2017 at 10:34 am | 1 comment | 806 Views

AROUND TOWN

Living Wisdom to open school in Palo Alto

At Living Wisdom High School, set to open this fall in Palo Alto, teachers believe students should focus not only on academic...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2017
Last comment by George Beinhorn, on Jan 27, 2017 at 9:38 am | 9 comments | 6287 Views

AROUND TOWN

Forest mural at Philz Coffee in Palo Alto set for a shake-up

The whimsical forest where cups of coffee happily frolic under a green canopy against the wall at Philz Coffee in downtown...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2017
Last comment by Bambi, on Jan 27, 2017 at 8:42 am | 9 comments | 4101 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

School board to discuss goals, governance at retreat Monday

The newly seated Palo Alto school board will review and possibly revise its goals for the current year, as well as discuss...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2017
Last comment by Meditate on This!, on Jan 26, 2017 at 4:52 pm | 10 comments | 3309 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Administrative fees cut for parents of juveniles in criminal justice system

Parents of juveniles in the criminal justice system will no longer be required to pay administrative fees for juvenile hall...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2017
Last comment by Chip, on Jan 26, 2017 at 12:13 pm | 3 comments | 1490 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Is it time for Charter Schools in Palo Alto?

The sad and unfortunate list at PAUSD keeps growing longer and longer. - sexual abuse scandals - budget mismanagement -...

Original post made by Sanctimonious City on Jan. 13, 2017
Last comment by We should get what we pay for., on Jan 26, 2017 at 9:09 am | 51 comments | 1286 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Let the band play on at Stanford

I am an alum from the Stanford University Class of '85. Yes, I was there when the band stormed the field at Cal before the...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2017
Last comment by Julie, on Jan 25, 2017 at 8:10 pm | 17 comments | 4476 Views

SPORTS

SHP's Martinelli earns CCS Honor Coach award in hoops

Sacred Heart Prep boys basketball coach Tony Martinelli earned Central Coast Section Honor Coach accolades, the CCS office...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2017
There are no comments yet. 747 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police: Bicyclist ran stop sign in fatal Palo Alto accident

A bicyclist who was struck and killed in Palo Alto on Aug. 15 apparently ran a stop sign when he collided with a car, Palo...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2016
Last comment by Carlos Cortez , on Jan 25, 2017 at 3:36 pm | 91 comments | 12981 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Permit parking gets green light in Evergreen Park

For workers around California Avenue, the era of free all-day parking on nearby residential streets is about to come to an...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2017
Last comment by anon, on Jan 25, 2017 at 2:23 pm | 27 comments | 5970 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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