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AROUND TOWN

Stanford studies explore potency of flu vaccines

Where flu vaccines for men are concerned, with virility comes virulence, according to a new report released by Stanford. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2014
Last comment by Jake, on Jan 23, 2014 at 11:59 am | 7 comments | 8308 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents, students named to calendar committee

The Palo Alto school district has named some 20 parents, teachers, administrators and students to a committee to evaluate...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2012
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Dec 3, 2012 at 3:12 pm | 91 comments | 8307 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Who Beats Obama in 2012. 1st GOP debate is in 6 weeks.

FCalled nefarious names by some parts of our society, often frustrating the left of his own party, the question arises: Who...

Original post made by Willy SM on Mar. 19, 2011
Last comment by Alfred E Newman, on Aug 25, 2011 at 1:31 pm | 23 comments | 8304 Views

AROUND TOWN

Residents ask: What's with the water?

Palo Alto residents have noticed a change in their tap water lately, The drought, in part, is to blame, according to Palo...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2015
Last comment by Online Name, on Mar 30, 2015 at 1:54 am | 16 comments | 8304 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Consultant confirms increased airplane noise, flight paths

Hundreds if not thousands of airplanes from San Francisco International Airport pass over Palo Alto's residential neighborhoods...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2016
Last comment by AlexDeLarge, on Sep 8, 2016 at 1:57 pm | 55 comments | 8303 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Guest Opinion: Announcer speaks out on evils of 'human trafficking'

March Madness has come and gone, and my vocal cords are resting from my role as the Stanford women's basketball stadium announcer....

Original post made on May. 4, 2009
Last comment by Todd, on May 5, 2009 at 9:45 pm | 6 comments | 8302 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto urges safety improvements along Caltrain corridor

As the Palo Alto school district continues to work on its campuses to respond to a teen suicide cluster, the city has proposed...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Apr 9, 2015 at 10:25 pm | 40 comments | 8301 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

East Palo Alto's health challenges greater than county's

East Palo Alto's poorest residents and the city's population in general live with far greater health problems than San Mateo...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2012
Last comment by Kwaheas, on Sep 10, 2012 at 10:09 pm | 2 comments | 8299 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Zipcar pulls up in downtown Palo Alto

Palo Alto's carless commuters and residents now have their pick from 10 available-for-rent Zipcars, thanks to the car-sharing...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2014
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Sep 6, 2014 at 12:17 pm | 36 comments | 8298 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: Paperwhirl leaves Palo Alto; boutiques open at Town & Country

What's happening on the Palo Alto retail scene? Paperwhirl in downtown Palo Alto will close, and several new boutiques are...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2016
Last comment by Reader, on Jun 16, 2016 at 9:50 am | 14 comments | 8295 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Buena Vista conversion spurs school debate

When residents of Buena Vista Mobile Park paid a surprise visit to Palo Alto City Hall last fall to urge city officials to...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2013
Last comment by Greenacres, on Dec 5, 2013 at 10:50 pm | 39 comments | 8294 Views

AROUND TOWN

Feature story: Delivering hope at Lucile Packard

In the 20 years since Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford opened, thousands of children have received a chance...

Original post made on May. 27, 2011
Last comment by Stacey Martz, on Jun 2, 2012 at 8:39 am | 10 comments | 8294 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Duraflame loses court battle over 'Spare the Air'

A firelog manufacturer lost its legal challenge to the Bay Area's wood-burning rule, according to an announcement Thursday...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2010
Last comment by Fed Up, again, on Oct 14, 2010 at 4:06 am | 52 comments | 8293 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

FAA committee: Scrap existing flight path

A committee tasked with recommending ways to reduce airplane noise over the Midpeninsula voted last week in favor of a new...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2016
Last comment by Binocular, on Nov 28, 2016 at 11:42 pm | 28 comments | 8288 Views

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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 | 8285 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Flood premium reduction services - is it worth a try?

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Original post made by Natalie G on Mar. 4, 2008
Last comment by Ling-Ling Chen, on Feb 19, 2015 at 11:03 am | 17 comments | 8284 Views

AROUND TOWN

Victor Frost, well-known panhandler, has died

One of Palo Alto's most colorful characters, Victor Frost, has died, according to the San Mateo County Coroner. Frost, who...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2016
Last comment by Timekeeper, on Feb 20, 2016 at 9:31 am | 16 comments | 8284 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Proposed school calendars released

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Original post made by Paly parent on Sep. 18, 2006
Last comment by Paly Student Journalist, on Jan 17, 2007 at 11:10 am | 26 comments | 8282 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Addressing Pedestrian and Bike Safety in Embarcadero Underpass

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Original post made by Bob Wenzlau on Sep. 11, 2007
Last comment by RS, on Oct 5, 2007 at 4:47 pm | 30 comments | 8281 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

New flu deaths in Santa Clara, San Mateo counties

A second person has died in Santa Clara County from influenza, and the first death in San Mateo County was also reported...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2014
Last comment by Rupert of henzau, on Jan 12, 2014 at 4:31 pm | 19 comments | 8281 Views
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Opening alert: Go Fish Poke Bar in Redwood City
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Affordable Housing: Complexities
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Common Application's 2017-2018 Essay Prompts
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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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