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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 | 8126 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Buena Vista residents, supporters ask for comparable compensation

The washing machines and dryers are infested with cockroaches, but Blanca Fonseca still wants to live in Buena Vista Mobile...

Original post made on May. 14, 2014
Last comment by village fool, on May 16, 2014 at 7:00 pm | 58 comments | 8125 Views

AROUND TOWN

City unveils new Household Hazardous Waste facility

With just a little bit of embarrassment about what is hiding in his garage, Palo Alto City Councilman Marc Berman officially...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2013
Last comment by Great idea, on Sep 27, 2013 at 4:57 pm | 8 comments | 8124 Views

AROUND TOWN

Groundwater pumping irks Palo Alto residents

With the start of construction season, thousands of gallons of water have been gushing along city streets this month, the...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2015
Last comment by Misconceptions, on Jun 25, 2015 at 7:23 pm | 102 comments | 8123 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto Chinese New Year celebration welcomes all

Palo Alto residents won't have to travel to San Francisco's Chinatown to celebrate this year's Chinese Lunar New Year. The...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2016
Last comment by Hopeful, on Feb 23, 2016 at 8:52 am | 10 comments | 8122 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Un-fare competition?

If you ask Bikram Singh what's happened to most of his taxi cabs, he'll take out his phone and show you photos of the "Monster...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2016
Last comment by Kelly, on Nov 3, 2016 at 5:33 pm | 17 comments | 8117 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Police theater probe reaches back to early '90s

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Original post made on Feb. 29, 2008
Last comment by litebug, on Mar 8, 2008 at 4:28 pm | 85 comments | 8115 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

'Landlords from hell' plead guilty in four felony counts

A husband and wife dubbed the "landlords from hell" for a series of escalating actions and threats made against their tenants...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jun 24, 2013 at 7:20 pm | 13 comments | 8115 Views

AROUND TOWN

Barnes & Noble opening in downtown Palo Alto

Bookstore giant Barnes & Noble is moving into downtown Palo Alto, but shoppers will still need to head to Redwood City because...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2010
Last comment by Too Much Traffic, on Aug 19, 2010 at 6:03 am | 13 comments | 8113 Views

BOOKS

BEECH STREET...The Summer of 59'

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Original post made by Marie on Oct. 7, 2006
Last comment by April, on Oct 12, 2006 at 6:12 pm | 4 comments | 8113 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tech workers picket Palantir amid 'Muslim registry' fears

About 50 tech workers and members of civil rights groups demonstrated in front of Palo Alto-based Palantir Technologies on...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2017
Last comment by Sanctimonious City, on Jan 19, 2017 at 10:50 pm | 16 comments | 8112 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Brain research enters 'golden era' at Stanford

For patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease, little progress in the way of treatment has been made for decades, says...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2017
Last comment by anne, on Jan 8, 2017 at 7:06 am | 5 comments | 8111 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 | 8108 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to get people to switch off natural gas

Palo Alto's environmentalists cheered two years ago, when the city officially declared its electric portfolio "carbon neutral."...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2015
Last comment by common sense, on Aug 9, 2015 at 9:45 pm | 72 comments | 8104 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: The push for 27 University

If you're confused by the process by which the City Council is considering a massive commercial office project put forth...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2012
Last comment by pat, on Dec 3, 2012 at 10:40 pm | 50 comments | 8103 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Legal costs soar as Palo Alto school board begins OCR lobbying

The Palo Alto school district spent more than $200,000 in the first seven months of 2014 in legal fees related to its cases...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2014
Last comment by George Orwell, on Sep 30, 2014 at 7:52 am | 57 comments | 8103 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 | 8103 Views

AROUND TOWN

Page Mill Road development hits another snag

Harold Hohbach's tortuous journey to build a development filled with condominiums and research space on Page Mill Road just...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2011
Last comment by jan, on Oct 8, 2011 at 5:45 pm | 16 comments | 8103 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 | 8100 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto's bicycle pioneer Ellen Fletcher dies

Ellen Fletcher, a former Palo Alto City Councilwoman who spearheaded the city's transformation into a nationally recognized...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2012
Last comment by Joe Breeze, on Mar 1, 2014 at 10:56 am | 24 comments | 8097 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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