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AROUND TOWN

sad news about Briones house

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Original post made by joyce on Mar. 9, 2007
Last comment by someone who reads, on Apr 22, 2010 at 5:39 pm | 41 comments | 8059 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford's Redwood City campus moves closer to reality

The Stanford University Board of Trustees gave its blessing this week to the university's first significant expansion outside...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2015
Last comment by Public neighborhood access, on Apr 9, 2016 at 10:07 am | 13 comments | 8058 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Four office buildings, theater planned for downtown Palo Alto

The City of Palo Alto and billionaire philanthropist John Arrillaga are pushing forward a sweeping development plan that...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2012
Last comment by Constraints are a good thing, on Oct 1, 2012 at 12:06 pm | 85 comments | 8057 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City taps Napa veteran as top planner

Palo Alto has chosen a new planning director, tapping the top planning official at Napa County for one of the city's most...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2013
Last comment by Juno, on Sep 13, 2013 at 10:08 am | 22 comments | 8054 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

National Merit semi-finalists announced

Forty seniors from Palo Alto High School and 33 seniors from Gunn High School have earned recognition as semi-finalists by...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2012
Last comment by Student, on Feb 20, 2013 at 9:25 pm | 22 comments | 8054 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Seniors oppose 'ugly, depressing' new colors at apartments

More than 25 seniors and disabled residents have launched a petition against a new color scheme at their apartment building,...

Original post made on May. 15, 2015
Last comment by Uschi, on Jul 25, 2016 at 11:23 am | 41 comments | 8052 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Construction firm threatens to take Palo Alto school district to trial

While Palo Alto High School students were finally able to make full use of a new classroom building and just-completed Media...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2014
Last comment by Don't donate to PiE, on Oct 31, 2014 at 8:17 pm | 22 comments | 8052 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Divisive downtown project wins approval

It took three years, 14 public hearings, four different architects and a threatened lawsuit for Elizabeth Wong to win an...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2017
Last comment by Eric, on Feb 9, 2017 at 7:59 pm | 66 comments | 8051 Views

MOVIES

Peaceful Warrior

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Original post made by Craig Bright on Jun. 14, 2006
Last comment by Good Film, on Jul 5, 2006 at 10:39 am | 1 comment | 8050 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bicyclists praise city's bold traffic-calming push

Dozens of Palo Alto bicyclists cheered Monday night as the city approved more than $2 million in design contracts for 17...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2014
Last comment by Yep Tickets, on Mar 20, 2014 at 7:10 am | 43 comments | 8048 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to consider encouraging more granny units

They are small, relatively affordable and can be built without zone changes or public hearings. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2015
Last comment by Gale Johnson, on Jun 6, 2016 at 11:41 am | 60 comments | 8047 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

AIG and the Bail Out

Things are heating up all over the place 1/ Anger Over Firm Depletes Obama's Political Capital President Obama's...

Original post made by Sharon on Mar. 17, 2009
Last comment by Sun and Sand, on Mar 28, 2009 at 10:58 pm | 66 comments | 8047 Views

AROUND TOWN

On anniversary of Steve Jobs' death, trees honor his life

It's been five years since Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died on Oct. 5, 2011. This week, Old Palo Alto resident Catherine...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2016
Last comment by Susan Cole, on Oct 30, 2016 at 11:03 pm | 10 comments | 8047 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: A child shall lead the way -- with a good deal of help

When the Opportunity Center officially opens on Sunday, the ribbon-cutter will be my 7-year-old son, Isaac. He's been waiting...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2013
Last comment by Kevin, on Feb 6, 2013 at 11:55 am | 2 comments | 8046 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Menlo Park: Three arrests tied to drive-by shootings

Police made three arrests on Wednesday evening (Nov. 27) in the Belle Haven neighborhood of Menlo Park in connection with...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2013
Last comment by Most Delighted!, on Dec 18, 2013 at 11:29 am | 3 comments | 8046 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Flying the American Flag on Memorial Day

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Original post made by R. Donan on May. 31, 2006
Last comment by Can Never Come Back Again, on Nov 30, 2007 at 12:37 pm | 4 comments | 8043 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Planned bike route on Matadero wins key vote

Palo Alto's ambitious quest to become the nation's top biking city received a boost Wednesday night when the city's planning...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2014
Last comment by Bill Kelly, on Feb 19, 2014 at 11:59 am | 19 comments | 8042 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New civil-rights complaints filed against Palo Alto district

The Palo Alto Unified School District received notification last week that federal investigators are probing two new cases...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2013
Last comment by Eileen 1, on Apr 21, 2013 at 10:56 am | 148 comments | 8042 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Buena Vista closure heads toward final chapter

With the City Council just days away from making a decision on the closure of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park, supporters of...

Original post made on May. 22, 2015
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on May 27, 2015 at 10:32 am | 59 comments | 8041 Views

AROUND TOWN

1st Annual Children's Health Symposium presented by Palo Alto Menlo Park Parents' Club

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Original post made by Natalia Gabrea on May. 31, 2006
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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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