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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Office for Civil Rights: Why is it there and what does it do?

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Education that enforces civil rights laws tied...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2017
Last comment by Sean, on Mar 9, 2017 at 4:06 pm | 2 comments | 2950 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Cal. Ave. merchants urge city to go big on new garage

Merchants on California Avenue are well-versed in the challenges of running a business in Palo Alto. But on Wednesday, they...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2017
Last comment by Hamilton, on Mar 9, 2017 at 3:11 pm | 11 comments | 2927 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents mourn loss of community garden

Once there were fresh tomatoes and a thriving gardening community. Now, it's a barren dirt lot behind the Baskin-Robbins...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2017
Last comment by C.L.Tayor, on Mar 9, 2017 at 2:40 pm | 39 comments | 5510 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto set to move ahead with new garages

After years of planning, Palo Alto is preparing to take a significant step toward alleviating the worsening parking shortages...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2016
Last comment by Drew McKendry, on Mar 9, 2017 at 11:41 am | 26 comments | 4741 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 P A Native , on Mar 9, 2017 at 7:01 am | 67 comments | 8332 Views

AROUND TOWN

Jet Noise web site doesn't work

Yesterday morning at around 6am I was awoken by jet noise, and counted many planes thereafter, at three to five minute intervals....

Original post made by pares on Apr. 28, 2016
Last comment by Jetman, on Mar 9, 2017 at 1:35 am | 11 comments | 582 Views

RESTAURANTS

Fantastic Fijian

Don't let appearances deceive you. Curry Wrapper's Delight, a weekdays-only stop in downtown Redwood City, serves better...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2017
Last comment by Adrienne, on Mar 8, 2017 at 8:27 am | 1 comment | 1794 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Experts, advocates react to CDC report on youth suicide

For a community that has done much soul searching in the wake of two youth suicide clusters over the last eight years, the...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2017
Last comment by DES, on Mar 8, 2017 at 7:49 am | 20 comments | 5731 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Federal funding halted for Caltrain electrification

The $1.96 billion Caltrain electrification project came to screeching halt on Friday, Feb. 17, after it was announced that...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2017
Last comment by YIMBY, on Mar 8, 2017 at 12:19 am | 123 comments | 8019 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to discuss renaming schools

A committee's recommendation to rename two Palo Alto middle schools will be up for debate Tuesday night when the school board...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2017
Last comment by observer, on Mar 7, 2017 at 8:59 pm | 31 comments | 3318 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

PUBLIC AGENDA: Accessory-dwelling units; renaming schools

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of March 6. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2017/03/03/public-agenda-accessory-dwelling-units-re...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2017
Last comment by Agree or not, on Mar 7, 2017 at 8:47 pm | 2 comments | 1522 Views

MOVIES

Bellis loses but happy; Gibbs pleased about winning at Stanford

Taking part in a tournament she's watched from the stands for so many years made 16-year-old CiCi Bellis of Atherton one...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2017
There are no comments yet. 2296 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Former Stanford student dies in Hayward motorcycle crash

A motorcyclist who died in a crash late last month in Hayward was released Sunday by the Alameda County coroner's office...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2017
Last comment by Duly Noted, on Mar 7, 2017 at 2:16 pm | 3 comments | 3604 Views

MOVIES

Stanford in rhythm at regional synchronized swimming meet

The Stanford synchronized swimming team tuned up for the National Collegiate Championships by sweeping all routines Sunday...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2017
Last comment by julie armitano, on Mar 7, 2017 at 10:47 am | 1 comment | 748 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Video captures Fairmeadow burglary suspects

Palo Alto police are looking for two men who they believe stole jewelry and other valuables from a home in the Fairmeadow...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2017
Last comment by Scared straight...., on Mar 7, 2017 at 4:39 am | 7 comments | 4817 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Supreme Court decision could toss evidence in DUI manslaughter case

A U.S. Supreme Court decision on the admissibility of DUI blood-tests could affect important evidence in the vehicular manslaughter...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2016
Last comment by Fred, on Mar 7, 2017 at 1:58 am | 5 comments | 579 Views

SPORTS

An unforgettable night for Rojahn, Palo Alto boys hoops

Spencer Rojahn made a 3-point shot for the ages. It helped lift Palo Alto to a CCS Division I title that was in doubt until...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2017
Last comment by Chris Zaharias, on Mar 7, 2017 at 12:32 am | 2 comments | 2065 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How child care centers are run

Stanford's child care centers are a mix of for-profit and nonprofit, Stanford-affiliated and not. Bing Nursery School, which...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2017
Last comment by Questions, on Mar 6, 2017 at 5:45 pm | 10 comments | 6301 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Consternation over post office continues

Long lines for passports, supervisors who won't meet with the public, a dearth of stamps, already opened mail and a smelly...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2017
Last comment by In 94303 - WTF?, on Mar 6, 2017 at 3:05 pm | 32 comments | 4657 Views

AROUND TOWN

The urge to collect

What leads a person to want to collect things? Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2017/03/03/the-urge-to-collect...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Mom, on Mar 6, 2017 at 2:17 pm | 1 comment | 3245 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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