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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto teacher pleads no contest to sexual battery of student

A former Palo Alto High School science teacher arrested last summer for committing sex crimes against a minor on campus has...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2017
Last comment by B. Miller, on Feb 2, 2017 at 2:13 pm | 4 comments | 4105 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Door to Door Home Buyer?

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Original post made by PA Resident on Mar. 16, 2007
Last comment by Resident Owner, on Feb 2, 2017 at 12:41 pm | 156 comments | 32089 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Trouble in paradise

It's a typically bustling lunch hour on California Avenue, with workers, residents and the occasional out-of-towner lining...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2017
Last comment by Joe, on Feb 2, 2017 at 8:58 am | 49 comments | 10309 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Ending Palo Alto's traffic and parking nightmare

Having grown up in Palo Alto, there's no doubt that traffic is far worse today than it was even a decade or two ago, and...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2017
Last comment by YIMBY, on Feb 2, 2017 at 1:54 am | 46 comments | 7883 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board split on elementary math curriculum

The Palo Alto school board was split this week on whether to allow elementary school teachers to pilot a third mathematics...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2017
Last comment by Cogito, on Feb 1, 2017 at 6:46 pm | 19 comments | 4415 Views

SPORTS

New women's volleyball coach is familiar with Stanford

Kevin Hambly, who replaces John Dunning as Stanford's women's volleyball coach, has become familiar with the Cardinal program...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2017
Last comment by TLM, on Feb 1, 2017 at 3:14 pm | 2 comments | 2025 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

As it rains, state considers continuing drought rules

The California State Water Resources Control Board is considering keeping water use restrictions in place because, despite...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2017
Last comment by Stephen, on Feb 1, 2017 at 2:35 pm | 8 comments | 1728 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly program makes frosh feel connected

Imagine a well-established program that eases the transition into high school by providing freshmen with smaller learning...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2016
Last comment by Laughing All the Way, on Feb 1, 2017 at 2:25 pm | 16 comments | 5265 Views

AROUND TOWN

Castilleja proposes enrollment-growth plan

Just over two years since the City of Palo Alto penalized Castilleja School for exceeding its enrollment cap, the school...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2016
Last comment by Sounds terrible, on Feb 1, 2017 at 1:41 pm | 54 comments | 6132 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford police arrest man with binoculars for weapons on campus

Police investigating reports of a man who was behaving suspiciously found multiple weapons inside his van and arrested him...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2017
Last comment by john_alderman, on Feb 1, 2017 at 11:48 am | 3 comments | 7885 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford's Jewish Studies professors issue statement about Donald Trump

"Jewish Studies faculty statement on Trump executive orders" in the Stanford Daily: http://www.stanforddaily.com/2017/01/30/jewish-studies-faculty-statement-on-trump-executive-order...

Original post made by student on Jan. 30, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Jan 31, 2017 at 8:32 pm | 3 comments | 276 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Not so fast

Palo Alto residents anxious to start building their new homes where an old home is now may not be aware that they need to...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2017
Last comment by Online name, on Jan 31, 2017 at 6:11 pm | 4 comments | 1511 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Winter Spare the Air alert issued for Wednesday in the Bay Area

A Winter Spare the Air alert has been issued for Wednesday in the Bay Area, banning the burning of wood for 24 hours, regional...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2017
Last comment by parent for clean air, on Jan 31, 2017 at 3:31 pm | 1 comment | 1164 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto moves to delay commission appointments

Palo Alto officials on Monday night moved to delay the city's process for appointing new members to three local commissions,...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2017
Last comment by Oldster, on Jan 31, 2017 at 2:35 pm | 21 comments | 2814 Views

AROUND TOWN

Middlefield Road lane reduction moves ahead

Residents along Middlefield Road in north Palo Alto are well accustomed to extreme conditions, whether it's severe traffic...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2017
Last comment by Rational, on Jan 31, 2017 at 12:43 pm | 46 comments | 5296 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Around Town: Parks & Rec; Parting Words

Tidbits collected by the Weekly staff on people, events and other happenings in Palo Alto. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2017/01/29/around-town-parks-...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2017
Last comment by Teddie, on Jan 31, 2017 at 9:24 am | 3 comments | 3311 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Eshoo introduces bill requiring presidents, candidates to release tax returns

Rep. Anna G. Eshoo introduced a new bill in Congress on Thursday that would require presidents and presidential candidates...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Jan 31, 2017 at 9:07 am | 52 comments | 3963 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Electric cars pose new challenges to firefighters

Hybrid and all-electric vehicles are increasingly commonplace in Santa Clara County, with a Tesla car, a Nissan Leaf or a...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2017
Last comment by An Engineer, on Jan 30, 2017 at 11:15 pm | 9 comments | 4136 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Lawsuit: Stanford acted with 'deliberate indifference' to reports of sexual assault

A female Stanford University student who says the same male student sexually assaulted her and several other women has filed...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2016
Last comment by Jacob Wallace, on Jan 30, 2017 at 7:30 pm | 16 comments | 8954 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Shop Talk: Shoe Palace opens, veggie dinners return

In this week's retail news in Palo Alto, we report on a new shoe store moving into the flagship Apple Store in downtown Palo...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2017
Last comment by Cheeseball, on Jan 30, 2017 at 5:51 pm | 7 comments | 6196 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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