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SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board eyes solutions to enrollment growth

As support on the school board has waned for opening a new elementary or high school given the district's long-term enrollment...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2016
Last comment by C, on Apr 26, 2016 at 10:59 pm | 29 comments | 3493 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Developer Roxy Rapp chases down alleged thief

The real estate business lends itself to financial rather than criminal excitement, or at least it's supposed to. But a local...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2013
Last comment by Linda DuPertuis, on Apr 26, 2016 at 10:41 pm | 10 comments | 7987 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Medical-marijuana delivery services operate in gray area

When neighbors began noticing multiple cars frequenting a residence on Clara Drive in Palo Alto a year ago, they were suspicious...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2016
Last comment by resident 1, on Apr 26, 2016 at 8:00 pm | 105 comments | 8251 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Eichler showdown heads toward May vote

A divided crowd of Royal Manor residents packed into Palo Alto City Hall on Monday night to argue for and against a proposed...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2016
Last comment by resident 1, on Apr 26, 2016 at 7:44 pm | 40 comments | 5785 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Off Deadline: Cooley Landing 'jewel' proves the power of vision, collaboration, $$

A new Cooley Landing Education Center and Park was dedicated last weekend, located at the bulb end of Bay Road in East Palo...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Apr 26, 2016 at 5:34 pm | 6 comments | 2820 Views

SPORTS

Worth a Look

What's the buzz? Nature photographer Judy Kramer and Environmental Volunteers present "A Bee's Eye View: Flowers and Pollinators...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2016
Last comment by Not a fact, just my opinion, on Apr 26, 2016 at 2:14 pm | 1 comment | 1590 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk

Annabelle Salon & Spa to open in Palo Alto's Charleston Shopping Center while Pet Club closes its doors in Mountain View...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2016
Last comment by Bean, on Apr 26, 2016 at 12:53 pm | 8 comments | 6678 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Foothill College names new president

Foothill College's new president, Thuy Thi Nguyen, is a practicing lawyer, general counsel for the California Community Colleges...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2016
Last comment by Michael Huynh, on Apr 26, 2016 at 11:58 am | 1 comment | 6819 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

It is up to us to stem the tide of gun violence

It is up to us to stem the tide of gun violence Read the full guest opinion here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2014/06/27/guest-opinion...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2014
Last comment by Bill Bang, on Apr 26, 2016 at 10:21 am | 22 comments | 6859 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Woman dies after being struck by train

A woman was struck by a train Friday afternoon near downtown Palo Alto, according to Caltrain officials. She is alive and...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2016
Last comment by Paly Parent, on Apr 26, 2016 at 8:27 am | 25 comments | 31080 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Purple Zone

The city of Palo Alto revenue collection department uses dubious parking revenue generating scheme our city employs by using...

Original post made by PA on Apr. 25, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 25, 2016 at 10:25 pm | 1 comment | 348 Views

AROUND TOWN

Campaigning for the Capitol

The eight candidates for California Assembly District 24 come from different cities, professions and philosophical positions,...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2016
Last comment by Karen Grove, on Apr 25, 2016 at 10:27 am | 6 comments | 8812 Views

RESTAURANTS

Breakfast staple

Bill's Cafe has been doing a brisk business serving up breakfast in the Bay Area for more than three decades. Read the...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by ChrisC, on Apr 24, 2016 at 4:09 pm | 8 comments | 3016 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto Sea Scouts get new Navy boat

The Palo Alto Sea Scouts' days of rebuilding decks and maintaining four ship engines is about to walk the gang plank. A newer...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2013
Last comment by David Smith, on Apr 24, 2016 at 12:13 am | 10 comments | 6081 Views

AROUND TOWN

Obstacles hamper plans for Matadero Creek bikeway

A divisive proposal to create a bike-friendly "greenway" along Palo Alto's Matadero Creek hit a series of speed bumps last...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by Mike, on Apr 23, 2016 at 10:27 pm | 28 comments | 3765 Views

AROUND TOWN

Local university graduate, two others win $250,000 fellowships

A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and two students planning to attend Stanford University are winners...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2016
Last comment by SEA_SEELAM REDDY, on Apr 23, 2016 at 9:16 pm | 1 comment | 1709 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Peak traffic? Re-framing our actions and choices in our Bay Area 'ecosystem'

Traffic in Palo Alto seems overwhelming in its complexity, but in order to think about systemic solutions to actually <I>reduce</I></B>...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2016
Last comment by stanhutchings, on Apr 22, 2016 at 10:02 pm | 24 comments | 3415 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

PUBLIC AGENDA: surveillance technology, bike-sharing system, single-story overlay

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of April 25. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2016/04/22/public-agenda-surveillance-technology-bi...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Apr 22, 2016 at 6:22 pm | 5 comments | 1519 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City looks to calm cars on bustling bike route

Palo Alto's busiest bike route may soon be furnished with wider bike lanes, enhanced crosswalks and a host of traffic-calming...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2015
Last comment by A Walker, on Apr 22, 2016 at 6:09 pm | 44 comments | 8440 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

The Disconnect Between Liberal Aspirations and Liberal Housing Policy is Killing Coastal U.S. Cities

http://www.betterinstitutions.com/blog/2016/3/27/liberal-cities-housing-policy-hypocrisy Excellent article on housing...

Original post made by housing on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Apr 22, 2016 at 3:32 pm | 18 comments | 585 Views
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Vina Enoteca to serve first 'Impossible burger' in Silicon Valley
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Coupon for Yourself and Your Partner
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Housing Impact Fees and the Economy
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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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