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McKenna helps Stanford wrestlers beat Cal Baptist

==BI Cardinal corner == Second-ranked Joey McKenna recorded a major decision at 141 pounds and the Stanford wrestling team...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2016
Last comment by JM, on Jan 11, 2016 at 12:05 pm | 1 comment | 3815 Views


Menlo mayor election will be voided after possible Brown Act violations

Menlo Park council member Kelly Fergusson said in an e-mail today (Thursday, Dec. 9) that the election of mayor and vice...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2010
Last comment by CitizenZ, on Jan 11, 2016 at 11:52 am | 7 comments | 2350 Views


Foothill program opens doors for more than its students

The desk was covered with deceptively simple items: thick, easy-to-grasp silicone stands that hold toothbrushes, bright red...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2015
Last comment by Kristi, on Jan 11, 2016 at 8:48 am | 10 comments | 5586 Views


Burt returns to the mayor's chair in Palo Alto

After a pair of close votes, the Palo Alto City Council on Monday night elected Pat Burt and Greg Scharff to serve as the...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2016
Last comment by Think Again, on Jan 11, 2016 at 12:27 am | 67 comments | 7881 Views


Is the drive for success making kids ill?

Interesting article from Sunday's NYT:

Original post made by Sunday NYT reader on Jan. 2, 2016
Last comment by pamom, on Jan 10, 2016 at 11:11 am | 35 comments | 2105 Views


new york times article on asian/non division in Princeton high achieving high school

And again in this article we are noted for the super not wanting to "become another Palo Alto" so that is what we are...

Original post made by biggo on Dec. 25, 2015
Last comment by Evidence based Parent, on Jan 10, 2016 at 9:32 am | 85 comments | 4886 Views


Shooting was 'unjust,' say parents of man killed by police

The father of William David Raff, the man fatally shot by Palo Alto police on Christmas night, said his only child had a...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2015
Last comment by Paul, on Jan 10, 2016 at 8:57 am | 76 comments | 9404 Views


Longtime Palo Alto teacher dies of natural causes

A longtime and much-loved science teacher at Palo Alto High School died of natural causes at his home on Wednesday, Superintendent...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2016
Last comment by Sea Reddy, on Jan 10, 2016 at 3:19 am | 14 comments | 13768 Views


Garbage cans causing blight to neighborhoods

I know this is a rant, but I am getting very fed up with the fact that no matter what day of the week or what time of day...

Original post made by Resident on Dec. 31, 2015
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Jan 10, 2016 at 1:58 am | 89 comments | 7715 Views


New Celebration Train to make its debut ride on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Last January, the Bay Area's Freedom Train to honor the civil rights legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. made its final...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2016
Last comment by James C, on Jan 9, 2016 at 4:58 pm | 1 comment | 3451 Views


Christmas tree - collection of


Original post made by Anna on Jan. 1, 2008
Last comment by Tree Disposal, on Jan 9, 2016 at 4:17 pm | 7 comments | 8073 Views


Palo Alto looks to require all businesses to compost

Making rules for waste disposal can be a messy business in Palo Alto, as the City Council learned last month when it pondered...

Original post made on Dec. 25, 2015
Last comment by Long Time Resident, on Jan 9, 2016 at 5:41 am | 12 comments | 6718 Views


Morris earns MAC Hermann Trophy as men's soccer's top player

Stanford forward Jordan Morris capped a storybook collegiate career Friday night as he earned the MAC Hermann Trophy, college...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2016
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jan 8, 2016 at 7:26 pm | 1 comment | 3684 Views


Weekly: Please consider your use of gender in your "Athlete of the Week" Item

I have observed that the Weekly has a "boy athlete of the week" and a "girl athlete of the week" (so denominated on your...

Original post made by Michele Dauber on Jan. 8, 2016
Last comment by Truth, on Jan 8, 2016 at 6:28 pm | 5 comments | 642 Views


Finding their own way

"Second-graders, so many of you look ready to be engineers," Olga Tuman said, standing at the white board on a December morning...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2016
Last comment by EPACS Teacher, on Jan 8, 2016 at 5:34 pm | 2 comments | 4663 Views


Fatal crash closes Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park

Police are investigating a fatal crash in Menlo Park this morning, Dec. 19, that has closed Sand Hill Road. Read the full...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2015
Last comment by ZZ, on Jan 8, 2016 at 5:15 pm | 59 comments | 17607 Views


What can we learn from the pedestrian death on Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park?

When a tragedy like this occurs there are two very different and equally appropriate responses. The first is to lament the...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Dec. 23, 2015
Last comment by Kazu, on Jan 8, 2016 at 3:45 pm | 32 comments | 1407 Views


Terrible mail service

Last night, my mail was delivered at 10 pm. While this is an all-time worst, my mail has been arriving after 6 pm for about...

Original post made by Paul Goldstein on Jan. 6, 2016
Last comment by Midtown customer, on Jan 8, 2016 at 11:03 am | 4 comments | 623 Views


Home sales

Home sales are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains the information from the county...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2016
There are no comments yet. 10132 Views


Building permits

<B>Palo Alto Read the full story here posted Friday,...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2016
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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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