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PALO ALTO ISSUES

New rules target 'revolving door'

The revolving door between Palo Alto City Hall and the high-stakes world of private development is opaque and, for local...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2015
Last comment by Greg_H, on Oct 30, 2015 at 1:47 pm | 34 comments | 3380 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New appointments made for key Palo Alto commissions

With the relationship between the City Council and the Planning and Transportation Commission hitting a low in recent months,...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Oct 30, 2015 at 11:07 am | 5 comments | 2700 Views

AROUND TOWN

Worth the wait?

A small Bay Area chain that serves sushi in burrito form, Sushirrito is the epitome of trendy food, and lunchtime lines out...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2015
Last comment by resident, on Oct 30, 2015 at 10:04 am | 5 comments | 5574 Views

AROUND TOWN

Walnut Grove

The Walnut Grove neighborhood looks a little different this week. White ghosts haunt the bushes of an Eichler home. Tombstones...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2015
There are no comments yet. 5232 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 Oct. 30, 2015
There are no comments yet. 2134 Views

BOOKS

Building permits

<B>Palo Alto Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2015/10/30/building-permits posted Friday,...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2015
There are no comments yet. 2709 Views

AROUND TOWN

Home Front

<B><B>LAST CALL ...</B> Submit your garden by <B>Saturday, Oct. 31</B>, for inclusion in the Going Native Garden Tour 2016....

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2015
There are no comments yet. 3843 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sales at a glance

<B>Atherton Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2015/10/30/sales-at-a-glance posted Friday,...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2015
There are no comments yet. 1833 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Driven by compassion

Margaret Petros is a tiny, dark-haired woman whose personal strength is immediately apparent when one meets her. Read the...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2015
There are no comments yet. 2280 Views

AROUND TOWN

Thirsty times

At its inception, Palo Alto was named after a 110-foot tall, over 1,000-years-old coast redwood tree called "El Palo Alto,"...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2015
Last comment by Rickey, on Oct 30, 2015 at 1:15 am | 10 comments | 5586 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents ask for new charter school in East Palo Alto

A leading charter school organization said Monday it would seek to open a new elementary school in East Palo Alto in the...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2015
Last comment by EPA Teacher, on Oct 29, 2015 at 11:01 pm | 25 comments | 5702 Views

SPORTS

Cuffe leads Stanford women into Pac-12 finals after honor

==BI Cross country== Stanford's Aisling Cuffe was named Pac-12 Women's Cross Country Scholar-Athlete of the Year, as announced...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2015
Last comment by running fan, on Oct 29, 2015 at 7:02 pm | 1 comment | 1815 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Bomb squad destroys fake pipe bomb near GreenWaste

The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office Bomb Squad detonated what turned out to be a fake pipe bomb near GreenWaste of Palo...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2015
Last comment by CruelThingtoDo, on Oct 29, 2015 at 5:40 pm | 3 comments | 2938 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New secondary schools proposed for Cubberley site

A school district committee charged with looking at how to better manage enrollment in Palo Alto Unified is making a preliminary...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2015
Last comment by Middle School Parent, on Oct 29, 2015 at 5:38 pm | 64 comments | 8436 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school district eyes new gender-identity policy

The Palo Alto school district is considering a new comprehensive policy that would take a more intentional, inclusive approach...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2015
Last comment by @Cherry, on Oct 29, 2015 at 5:13 pm | 29 comments | 6074 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Neighborhood eyesores reduced to rubble

College Terrace resident Lucille Mellish made headlines in April after the Palo Alto Historic Resources Board declined her...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2015
Last comment by Kazu, on Oct 29, 2015 at 1:50 pm | 27 comments | 6244 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto High investigates two streaking incidents

Two streaking incidents at Palo Alto High School last week were the first since the administration, led by Principal Kim...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2015
Last comment by Kazu, on Oct 29, 2015 at 1:18 pm | 24 comments | 4369 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

British Bankers Club's liquor license indefinitely suspended

Until another owner takes over operations at the landmark British Bankers Club, at the corner of El Camino Real and Santa...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2012
Last comment by Stan, on Oct 29, 2015 at 8:01 am | 11 comments | 5725 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

To take action now, or later, on counseling

After four surveys that have yielded the same results &#151; that there is a gap between counseling services at Palo Alto...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2015
Last comment by Max Skelly, on Oct 29, 2015 at 7:14 am | 21 comments | 3047 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

'Pre-screening' required for future projects

Seeking to add some transparency to the city's development process, Palo Alto officials on Monday unanimously instituted...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2015
Last comment by cm, on Oct 28, 2015 at 10:03 pm | 6 comments | 2659 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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