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SCHOOLS & KIDS

East Palo Alto charter school wins county approval

Two months after the Sequoia Union High School District board voted down Oxford Day Academy's petition to open a public charter...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2016
Last comment by Mom, on Sep 1, 2016 at 12:46 am | 7 comments | 3205 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Local Gold Star mom speaks out against Trump comments

Hearing Khizr Khan speak movingly at last week's Democratic National Convention about his son, who was killed by a suicide...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2016
Last comment by Reprehensible, on Aug 31, 2016 at 6:22 pm | 22 comments | 4341 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

BART launching perks program with cash rewards

Bay Area Rapid Transit is launching a program offering cash rewards for riders who commute to work outside of the busiest...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 31, 2016 at 5:43 pm | 2 comments | 1695 Views

AROUND TOWN

Chronicling the dirty side of 'Techville'

The pioneering work of Silicon Valley on microprocessors, computers and circuits may have bestowed the region with abundant...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2016
Last comment by Ghost in the Machine, on Aug 31, 2016 at 4:53 pm | 5 comments | 2443 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City looks to change, cement retail-protection law

Retail in Palo Alto is easier to appreciate than to preserve, particularly at a time when soaring rents drive shops out of...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2016
Last comment by Free Market Anyone? , on Aug 31, 2016 at 4:52 pm | 26 comments | 6895 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Bill inspired by Brock Turner victim heads to governor’s desk

Legislation proposed by Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen in the wake of controversy over the six-month sentencing...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2016
Last comment by BillyBob, on Aug 31, 2016 at 1:10 am | 7 comments | 7393 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents in cottages feel the big-house squeeze

For more than 30 years, Crescent Park resident Marni Barnes has lived in a 1940s bungalow that is part of a cluster of four...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2016
Last comment by Jeff, on Aug 31, 2016 at 12:07 am | 74 comments | 13074 Views

SPORTS

A career in sports journalism in the rearview mirror

Keith Peters says goodbye after 49 years of sports reporting on the Peninsula. Read the full column here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2016/06/10/off-deadline...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2016
Last comment by Cubberley HS '64, on Aug 30, 2016 at 7:40 pm | 11 comments | 4303 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Judging the judges: Recalls may become easier, but is that better for California?

Amid a constellation of factors, some legal experts believe we could be plunging into a new era in which judges increasingly...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2016
Last comment by mauricio, on Aug 30, 2016 at 6:35 pm | 5 comments | 7189 Views

SPORTS

Stanford football to bid adieu to special staff member

Robert Mitchell will be attending his final game on the Stanford sideline. Mitchell has been a fixture around the football...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2016
Last comment by Kern, on Aug 30, 2016 at 4:14 pm | 1 comment | 3045 Views

SPORTS

SH Prep girls beat Menlo, place ninth at SpikeFest I

The Sacred Heart Prep girls volleyball team won the Bronze Division championship at the Milpitas/Independence Spikefest I...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2016
Last comment by Vball fan, on Aug 30, 2016 at 10:54 am | 1 comment | 1325 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Highway of change

Treasure Island Stamps and Coins doesn't look like a typical Palo Alto "destination." Crowds don't gather outside its doors...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Aug 30, 2016 at 8:12 am | 22 comments | 9964 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford grad Morris called to men's national soccer team

Former Stanford forward and current Seattle Sounders FC striker Jordan Morris was one of 26 players called by Jurgen Klinsmann...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2016
There are no comments yet. 865 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto high schools tell board: Restore athletics funding

Students, parents and high-school athletics department staff made the case at Tuesday's school board meeting that sports...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2016
Last comment by Duck, on Aug 29, 2016 at 6:34 pm | 25 comments | 4046 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford sex assault case judge accused of leniency toward another athlete, East Bay Times

Given the actions of Judge Persky in the case of Ikaika Gunderson, how can anyone reasonably argue that Persky does not have...

Original post made by Not A Stanford Alum on Aug. 27, 2016
Last comment by Floored, on Aug 29, 2016 at 3:20 pm | 1 comment | 312 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

A groundling's lament; and call to action

This summer I became a reluctant advocate for quiet skies. I say reluctant because I am a teacher-librarian, not a rabble-rouser....

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2015
Last comment by Maria Becce, on Aug 29, 2016 at 2:07 pm | 263 comments | 10641 Views

AROUND TOWN

New partner proposed for Palo Alto animal shelter

Palo Alto's cramped but popular animal shelter would be preserved, renovated and turned into a "no kill" zone under a proposed...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by Caitlin, on Aug 29, 2016 at 1:19 pm | 10 comments | 5332 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

VIDEO: Behind the Headlines -- The evolving El Camino Real

On this week's half-hour webcast, "Behind the Headlines," Weekly Editor Jocelyn Dong leads a discussion with reporter Gennady...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2016
Last comment by winter, on Aug 29, 2016 at 1:02 pm | 1 comment | 2053 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Study of texting aims to improve crisis counseling

What a counselor says — or doesn't say — during a crisis counseling session can make a big difference in whether...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by Sally Bemus, on Aug 29, 2016 at 11:25 am | 5 comments | 3605 Views

AROUND TOWN

Opportunities to Support September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Here are some great opportunities for Palo Altans to take trainings and...

Original post made by Tanya on Aug. 29, 2016
There are no comments yet. 181 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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