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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents complain about geese invasion at Mitchell Park

Honking and flapping, flocks of Canada geese fly each morning over Ken Allen's house in Adobe Meadow. But rather than go...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2015
Last comment by Mike Alexander, on Oct 3, 2015 at 6:05 pm | 65 comments | 7038 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Don't let the bed bugs bite

Crows, leafblowers, incessant construction, parking and traffic problems and new airplane flight paths. They've all riled...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2015
Last comment by iSez, on Oct 3, 2015 at 3:28 pm | 52 comments | 6920 Views

AROUND TOWN

Al Gore address at Stanford climate change rally to draw thousands

Former Vice President Al Gore will join students at Stanford University this afternoon for a rally addressing climate change. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2015
Last comment by @Chris Zaharias, on Oct 3, 2015 at 2:58 pm | 6 comments | 2662 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Student pushes Stanford to address the 'Scary Path'

On the east side of Stanford University's campus, tucked between several fraternity houses and student residences, is a short,...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2015
Last comment by what?, on Oct 3, 2015 at 10:34 am | 11 comments | 6954 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bridge instruction

Looking for either a beginning bridge class or private instruction. Would like to stay within Palo Alto or Menlo Park. (Palo...

Original post made by Jan on Oct. 2, 2015
Last comment by Jan, on Oct 2, 2015 at 6:54 pm | 3 comments | 429 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Is it legal to keep garbage cans in street all week?

I have been trying to look through City ordinances about where cans can be legally stored without luck. I see an increasing...

Original post made by Resident on Sep. 30, 2015
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Oct 2, 2015 at 4:34 pm | 12 comments | 1443 Views

AROUND TOWN

SurveyMonkey prepares to leave Palo Alto

Following in the tradition of Google and Facebook, SurveyMonkey is preparing to leave downtown Palo Alto to open a bigger...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2015
Last comment by Polly Wanacracker, on Oct 2, 2015 at 4:20 pm | 47 comments | 9601 Views

AROUND TOWN

Building permits in Palo Alto

In this crop of building permits, more than $410,000 went toward remodels, from kitchens to bathrooms. This figure does not...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2015
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BOOKS

Recent home sales

Two homes find themselves on avenues with stately names: California and Michigan. While one is a sunny, familiar state, the...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2015
There are no comments yet. 2168 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Sales at a glance

While Palo Alto only saw seven sales this week, the highest sale price came from it: $9,250,000. Mountain View had the most...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2015
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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Home Front

This week includes a walking tour of the Professorville neighborhood on Oct. 3, assistance in transforming a dead lawn into...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2015
There are no comments yet. 2443 Views

AROUND TOWN

A Fresh Look

Sweep off the patio, hang up the hammock and start flipping burgers — there's still time left to barbecue. Holding an...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2015
There are no comments yet. 2431 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Storm preparations underway in Palo Alto

As weather forecasters warn of El Nino that will bring intense rain storms this winter, the cities of Palo Alto, East Palo...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2015
Last comment by Bears Repeating, on Oct 2, 2015 at 12:55 pm | 17 comments | 6930 Views

AROUND TOWN

Just Got Flipped Off by Bike Riding Woman in Old Palo Alto, Wondering why?

Just wondering if someone has a theory---other than you know, that cliche'd stuck up bicycle fascism thing against cars....

Original post made by The Real Slim K on Oct. 1, 2015
Last comment by Goober from Mayberry, on Oct 2, 2015 at 6:56 am | 4 comments | 474 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to revise key policies for growth, park use

With new developments spurring new demand for Palo Alto's recreational facilities, as well as for ways to improve traffic...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 1, 2015 at 9:50 pm | 1 comment | 2462 Views

AROUND TOWN

Rinconada Library closed because of bed bugs

Palo Alto's Rinconada Library is closed to allow a pest control company to treat a small area within the library where bed...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2015
Last comment by @Slow Down, on Oct 1, 2015 at 9:36 pm | 22 comments | 4709 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford computer scientist wins MacArthur 'genius grant'

An assistant professor of computer science at Stanford University is among the 24 winners of this year's MacArthur Foundation's...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2015
Last comment by Greenacres, on Oct 1, 2015 at 4:27 pm | 1 comment | 2854 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

East Palo Alto man arrested with concealed, stolen gun

An East Palo Alto man was arrested on suspicion of illegally carrying a concealed weapon Tuesday evening after the Menlo...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2015
Last comment by Gethin, on Oct 1, 2015 at 10:52 am | 1 comment | 2460 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Thousands enjoy Moonlight Run & Walk

About 2,500 athletes ran and walked by the light of the harvest moon Friday night at the 31st annual Palo Alto Weekly Moonlight...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2015
Last comment by My Nguyen, on Oct 1, 2015 at 9:30 am | 2 comments | 5327 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community Notebook: Palo Alto event encourages residents to get on their bikes

Organizers of the 6th annual Bike Palo Alto!, an event to get residents to ride their bikes, hope for a good turnout this...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2015
Last comment by Helene, on Sep 30, 2015 at 8:12 pm | 8 comments | 3968 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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