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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Wells Fargo takes ownership of 1,800 EPA units

Wells Fargo took ownership of more than 1,800 housing units in East Palo Alto's Woodland Park neighborhood Tuesday afternoon,...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2010
Last comment by Not Going Very Wells, on Aug 2, 2016 at 1:37 pm | 18 comments | 4002 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board probes impact of mis-budgeted tax revenue

All five Palo Alto school-board members agreed during a special meeting Wednesday afternoon that finding the most fiscally...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2016
Last comment by Joe, on Aug 2, 2016 at 1:10 pm | 65 comments | 5628 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Graphite furnace fire at CPI causes evacuation

About 150 people were evacuated from a Palo Alto company that manufactures microwave and radio transmission devices on Monday...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2016
Last comment by fatherof3, on Aug 2, 2016 at 12:17 pm | 1 comment | 7432 Views

SPORTS

Stanford dominates final three quarters to win 16-U girls title

The Stanford 16-U A girls water polo team went scoreless in the first quarter Sunday in the Junior Olympic Gold Division...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2016
Last comment by Spectator , on Aug 2, 2016 at 10:45 am | 1 comment | 2384 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

stock exchange online

online stock trading Book is one part of my beautiful life and reading book has definitely been my favourite hobby. I will...

Original post made by mahmoud ahmed on Aug. 2, 2016
Last comment by WilliamR, on Aug 2, 2016 at 10:33 am | 1 comment | 219 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City hopes to preserve Palo Alto Square theater

Two efforts -- one relying on grassroots democracy and the other rooted in the zoning code -- have emerged to try to save...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2016
Last comment by Mary, on Aug 2, 2016 at 10:13 am | 41 comments | 9931 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto school trustee Melissa Baten Caswell to run for re-election

Melissa Baten Caswell, who has served as a member of the Palo Alto Board of Education for nearly a decade, announced Monday...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2016
Last comment by when you do the math, on Aug 2, 2016 at 10:04 am | 30 comments | 4409 Views

SPORTS

East Palo Alto's McGee places second in shot put at national meet

==BI Of local note == East Palo Alto Greyhounds Leilani McGee placed second nationally in the 8U girls shot put at the USATF...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2016
Last comment by Sports spectator, on Aug 2, 2016 at 8:35 am | 1 comment | 1645 Views

SPORTS

Bill Green was more than just a remarkable sprinter

Bill Green's life went by just too fast, nearly as quick as he was at Cubberley High when he blazed to a reputation as one...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2012
Last comment by Dwayne Green, on Aug 2, 2016 at 4:59 am | 14 comments | 11885 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Caltrain swaps out old cars for larger ones to avoid overcrowding

Starting today, Caltrain will be replacing some of its trains with larger trains capable of accommodating more passengers,...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2016
Last comment by Martin Sommer, on Aug 2, 2016 at 4:43 am | 16 comments | 5309 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Cinemark to close Palo Alto Square theater

Another cultural treasure in Palo Alto will flicker out of existence in August, when CinéArts at Palo Alto Square shuts...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2016
Last comment by Me, on Aug 1, 2016 at 10:45 pm | 82 comments | 16656 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Exacting Smelly Revenge on a Package Thief

Great idea! From SFGate: "After installing cameras around their property, one resident devised a crafty, though smelly,...

Original post made by love it! on Aug. 1, 2016
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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Bro will be swimming in Rio with more than a medal at stake

Stanford sophomore Brickelle Bro's journey began with a scrapbook. It continues with her second trip to the Paralympics and...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2016
Last comment by Cali1967, on Aug 1, 2016 at 7:17 pm | 1 comment | 2553 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Tesla acquires SolarCity for $2.6 billion

Tesla, Inc. has reached a deal to acquire solar-energy company, SolarCity Corp., the electric-car maker announced Monday,...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2016
Last comment by Bad News, on Aug 1, 2016 at 7:05 pm | 2 comments | 3750 Views

AROUND TOWN

Digging in

In an age when faster is better and attention spans are shortening, when people are hustling and smartphones demand quicker...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2016
Last comment by Catherine Bourquin, on Aug 1, 2016 at 3:47 pm | 3 comments | 2750 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Youth Inpatient Mental Health Care Just Opened in Santa Clara County

Inpatient psychiatric care is now available in Santa Clara County for the first time in over twenty years. San Jose Behavioral...

Original post made by Sarah1000 on Jul. 30, 2016
Last comment by Sarah1000, on Aug 1, 2016 at 12:07 pm | 5 comments | 466 Views

AROUND TOWN

IRS Scammers at it again

Received a call today that we owe money to the IRS and that the IRS is about to file a case against us. Don't fall for this...

Original post made by scammers on Jul. 14, 2016
Last comment by Corky, on Aug 1, 2016 at 11:18 am | 7 comments | 1028 Views

AROUND TOWN

Three arrested following Mountain View home-invasion robbery

Mountain View police and a regional law enforcement agency arrested three suspects on Wednesday in connection to an armed...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2016
Last comment by juan olive, on Aug 1, 2016 at 10:31 am | 3 comments | 4558 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plan to hike fees for developers raises concerns

A proposal in Palo Alto to sharply spike the fees that developers would have to pay to support affordable housing faced significant...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2016
Last comment by Joe, on Jul 31, 2016 at 9:07 pm | 24 comments | 3572 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Housing eyed at Page Mill and El Camino

After seeing its initial bid rebuffed by Palo Alto officials, the development team looking to construct a four-story building...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2016
Last comment by Zoning Changes, on Jul 31, 2016 at 5:36 pm | 52 comments | 7785 Views
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Opening alert: Go Fish Poke Bar in Redwood City
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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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