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PALO ALTO ISSUES

City spots flaws in glass shards on California Avenue

Responding to complaints about the sharpness of the polished glass used in California Avenues new sidewalks, Palo Alto officials...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2015
Last comment by eileen , on Jan 16, 2017 at 1:26 pm | 55 comments | 8517 Views

RESTAURANTS

Fit for a king

If you are ready to explore the incredible diversity of South Indian cuisine, the 2-year-old Chennai Kings in Mountain View...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2017
Last comment by Max Hauser, on Jan 16, 2017 at 12:36 pm | 4 comments | 2815 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto Hills

The Palo Alto Hills neighborhood is an oasis for those looking for a serene setting to live in. With large lots featuring...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2017
Last comment by Former PA Hills Resident, on Jan 16, 2017 at 12:19 pm | 2 comments | 1573 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

School board to discuss petition to rename Jordan Middle School

A parent in the district is calling on the school board to consider renaming David Starr Jordan Middle School, whose namesake...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2015
Last comment by Michael O, on Jan 16, 2017 at 10:38 am | 187 comments | 15614 Views

AROUND TOWN

Creek neared flooding, West Bayshore Road closed after major storm

Fierce wind and rain ushered in by Tuesday night's storm caused troublesome San Francisquito Creek to near flood stage and...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2017
Last comment by Bad Data!, on Jan 15, 2017 at 10:45 pm | 2 comments | 2981 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Police pilot psychiatric response team

The Palo Alto Police Department will soon become the first in Santa Clara County to pair an officer and a mental health professional...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2017
Last comment by GmTur, on Jan 15, 2017 at 10:27 pm | 13 comments | 7653 Views

RESTAURANTS

Calls for exempting tipped workers from minimum wage

When Palo Alto officials voted last fall to gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2019, they found plenty of allies...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2017
Last comment by Marrol, on Jan 15, 2017 at 11:40 am | 26 comments | 8047 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stuck in traffic

Carmageddon came to Palo Alto on Dec. 1, the worst traffic gridlock that residents and many commuters said they could recall....

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 15, 2017 at 9:05 am | 85 comments | 15397 Views

BOOKS

Stanford is shopping for new firefighting services

Stanford University is looking around for a new provider of firefighting services, a move that could transform or even end...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1031 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto hopes to speed up deployment of self-driving cars

Should the streets of Palo Alto become the newest testing ground for self-driving cars? For several members of the City Council,...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2016
Last comment by Me 2, on Jan 15, 2017 at 2:31 am | 35 comments | 8610 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

LAH offering $135,000 for PA park access

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Original post made on Jul. 13, 2007
Last comment by Citizen, on Jan 14, 2017 at 2:55 pm | 48 comments | 9819 Views

AROUND TOWN

Martin Luther King Day commemorates 50th anniversary of call to action

The Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University is one of numerous organizations holding...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2017
There are no comments yet. 2652 Views

AROUND TOWN

Creek authority prepares for next flood-control project

The agency charged with improving flood protection around San Francisquito Creek is preparing for its next ambitious project...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2017
Last comment by Three studies?, on Jan 13, 2017 at 11:29 pm | 2 comments | 2748 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board: Seek clarification, but avoid pushback with feds

A majority of Palo Alto school district trustees agreed Tuesday night that the best course of action forward on a proposed...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2017
Last comment by Mble, on Jan 13, 2017 at 4:38 pm | 19 comments | 3570 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

As part of Title IX investigation, feds to visit Stanford next week

The U.S Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights will be visiting Stanford University next week to talk to students...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Jan 13, 2017 at 2:40 pm | 13 comments | 3299 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Log jam blocks San Francisquito Creek

A log jam of branches and tree trunks clogged the West Bayshore overpass at San Francisquito Creek on Sunday afternoon and...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Jan 13, 2017 at 1:06 pm | 31 comments | 10809 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Compromise on VTA bus-routes plan unveiled

Palo Alto would lose its Line 89 bus route but it would keep service to Gunn High School via Line 88 in a compromise draft...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2017
Last comment by Online Name, on Jan 13, 2017 at 12:02 pm | 10 comments | 3648 Views

AROUND TOWN

Renaming schools committee to host town hall on Nov. 7

A committee convened by the Palo Alto school district this spring to consider the complex issue of whether to rename some...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 13, 2017 at 9:26 am | 46 comments | 5217 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police arrest alleged getaway driver in mall robberies

After two purse-snatch robberies at Stanford Shopping Center in recent days, Palo Alto police have arrested a man they believe...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2017
Last comment by Carrie, on Jan 13, 2017 at 3:25 am | 2 comments | 4371 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Development fees may be in for another shake-up in Palo Alto

Palo Alto approved last month a sharp increase to the fees that developers are required to pay to support affordable housing...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Jan 12, 2017 at 1:23 pm | 4 comments | 2379 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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