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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school district eyes new gender-identity policy

The Palo Alto school board will discuss next week a new policy aimed at ensuring the protection of the rights of transgender...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2015
Last comment by outsider, on Nov 9, 2015 at 12:15 pm | 20 comments | 2971 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Parking program brings instant impact to downtown Palo Alto

It took years for Palo Alto to launch its downtown parking-permit program and just hours for residents to notice the transformation...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2015
Last comment by Got permit, got ticketed anyway, on Nov 9, 2015 at 9:05 am | 49 comments | 7430 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Bicyclist killed was tech executive

Jeffrey Donnelly, the bicyclist who was fatally struck by a car on Page Mill Road Tuesday morning, was the chief operating...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 8, 2015 at 5:51 pm | 113 comments | 23527 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Living authentically

For years, J. kept a folder of items to remind himself that he existed. Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2015/11/06/living-authentically...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2015
Last comment by PA parent 2008, on Nov 8, 2015 at 4:43 pm | 26 comments | 9391 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

A soccer shot at perfection

The nationally No. 3-ranked Stanford women's soccer team will be looking to complete a perfect conference season when it...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2015
Last comment by @Gary, on Nov 8, 2015 at 12:32 pm | 2 comments | 716 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Senior Focus

<B><B>WALKING TO END ALZHEIMER'S ... </B> A team from <B>Moldaw Residences</B> at Palo Alto's <B>Taube Koret Campus for Jewish...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2015
Last comment by Mary, on Nov 8, 2015 at 12:13 pm | 1 comment | 2353 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Baylands fixes on the way

Perched on wooden pilings in Palo Alto's serene marshland, the Lucy Evans Baylands Interpretive Center is a celebration of...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2015
Last comment by William Warrior, on Nov 7, 2015 at 10:53 pm | 11 comments | 4387 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Midtown bike project veers off course

Both in terms of geography and significance, the proposed bike path along Matadero Creek was supposed to be the centerpiece...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2015
Last comment by Humble observer, on Nov 7, 2015 at 10:13 am | 34 comments | 4994 Views

AROUND TOWN

Freight Train blasting horns!

Hey whats with all the new freight train horns blasting??why has the train noise increased so much?? 10:15 pm blasting...

Original post made by Steve on Nov. 3, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Nov 6, 2015 at 6:16 pm | 9 comments | 782 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council: Business composting plan more work

Palo Alto's goal to prevent nearly all waste from going to landfills by 2021 cannot be achieved unless commercial customers...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2015
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Nov 6, 2015 at 6:02 pm | 8 comments | 2582 Views

AROUND TOWN

Beam of light in the sky?

Does anyone know the story behind the beam of light in the sky? It appears to be coming from just south of Page Mill - maybe...

Original post made by MidtownChris on Nov. 2, 2015
Last comment by AJW, on Nov 6, 2015 at 4:15 pm | 8 comments | 1388 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Woodside college student launches mental health website

In the months after Mackenzie Drazan lost her younger sister, Shelby, to suicide last year, the 20-year-old Woodside resident...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2015
Last comment by Coincidence?, on Nov 6, 2015 at 3:35 pm | 3 comments | 5623 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Can traffic lights be smarter?

I have recently started using Charleston Rd a lot, and was disappointed by the intelligence of the traffic light at Charleston...

Original post made by Jeff on Nov. 4, 2015
Last comment by Maybe??, on Nov 6, 2015 at 2:58 pm | 23 comments | 1538 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Single-story limit eyed for Los Arboles

For residents of the Los Arboles, the squat and glass-doored Eichler isn't just the architectural norm – it's a symbol...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2015
Last comment by Play Parent, on Nov 6, 2015 at 2:41 pm | 20 comments | 3821 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

At Veterans Day, old warriors remember families left behind

The veterans sitting in the comfortable common area at Channing House cupped their hands to their ears. Read the full story...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2015
Last comment by A Vet, on Nov 6, 2015 at 12:48 pm | 2 comments | 2875 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Know a PA home seller who...

There's been lots of talk here and on Facebook lately wherein Palo Alto residents (current & former) lambast the real estate...

Original post made by Chris Zaharias on Nov. 5, 2015
Last comment by Chris Zaharias, on Nov 6, 2015 at 11:08 am | 17 comments | 893 Views

SPORTS

Stanford freshman defensive back could be a game-changer

He's just a freshman and people are already telling Quenton Meeks he should think about getting into coaching once his playing...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2015
Last comment by cereal, on Nov 6, 2015 at 10:05 am | 1 comment | 2720 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 Nov. 6, 2015
There are no comments yet. 2582 Views

AROUND TOWN

Building permits

<B>Palo Alto Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2015/11/06/building-permits posted Friday,...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2015
There are no comments yet. 2795 Views

AROUND TOWN

Home Front

<B><B>DOCUMENT SHREDDING ...</B> Gather up old paperwork and head to the Sunnyvale Materials Recovery and Transfer (SMaRT)...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2015
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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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