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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Local voter guide

It's just hours before Election Day polls open. While many voters have already cast their votes through early polling or...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2016
Last comment by Mama, on Nov 7, 2016 at 7:39 pm | 20 comments | 7346 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Guest Opinion: Why Rumsfeld doesn't deserve a 'distinguished' post at Hoover

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Original post made on Oct. 30, 2007
Last comment by a, on Nov 7, 2007 at 9:10 pm | 37 comments | 7346 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Legislators need courage to end high-speed rail now

Readers! Please inundate our local state legislators with calls, emails, tweets, whatever, urging them to vote no on high-speed...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2012
Last comment by Toady, on Jun 13, 2012 at 11:35 am | 50 comments | 7346 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Basements in new Palo Alto houses

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Original post made by Citizen on May. 14, 2007
Last comment by Tom, on May 19, 2007 at 9:46 pm | 14 comments | 7344 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford housing proposal faces appeal

A proposal by Stanford University to build 180 housing units on California Avenue under a 2005 agreement with the city is...

Original post made on May. 27, 2014
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jun 3, 2014 at 3:45 pm | 51 comments | 7344 Views

AROUND TOWN

Competition casts large shadow over fiber-to-the-home

For more than 15 years, Palo Alto has been chasing a dream of bringing ultra high-speed Internet to every local household,...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2015
Last comment by Nayeli, on Sep 14, 2015 at 5:15 pm | 86 comments | 7340 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto will wait on 13th elementary decision

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Original post made on Jun. 21, 2007
Last comment by Sharon, on Jun 30, 2007 at 8:31 pm | 94 comments | 7337 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Reverse Lottery at Palo Verde

I got a letter from Palo Verde today saying that due to over enrollment there is a reverse lottery that will take place on...

Original post made by Vianica on Apr. 21, 2010
Last comment by Sharon, on May 5, 2010 at 11:18 am | 105 comments | 7337 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Community Notebook: Palo Alto students film mental health documentary

"Unmasked," a documentary to be released on Aug. 22, is the product of 13 Gunn and Palo Alto high school students' desire...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2015
Last comment by Marc Vincenti, on Aug 14, 2015 at 8:04 pm | 15 comments | 7334 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

College Terrace petition: 'End vehicle dwelling'

Two years ago Palo Alto city officials said they planned to craft a new ordinance to prohibit sleeping in cars overnight....

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2010
Last comment by Annoyed, on Oct 1, 2012 at 9:27 pm | 114 comments | 7333 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Off Deadline: Impending sea-level rise will affect us all

Next month federal officials will release new rates for flood insurance in areas at risk for future flooding, and they will...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2015
Last comment by sheeples, on Jul 8, 2015 at 11:25 pm | 91 comments | 7332 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Surf Air gets some noise from local residents

At least 150 people showed up in Atherton on Tuesday night (Sept. 30) for a public meeting with officials from Surf Air,...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Oct 6, 2014 at 12:20 pm | 57 comments | 7332 Views

AROUND TOWN

what the heck is that smell in the air today

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Original post made by Shannon on Apr. 7, 2007
Last comment by Paul Losch, on Apr 10, 2007 at 12:31 pm | 22 comments | 7332 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Turner-trial judge criticized for bias in assault case

Another local sexual-assault case has become the latest battleground in the continued debate over whether the judge who presided...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2016
Last comment by baszia, on Jul 9, 2016 at 6:40 pm | 12 comments | 7330 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What About Closing the Achievement Gap???

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Original post made by High Achiever on Nov. 10, 2006
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 18, 2007 at 11:02 pm | 30 comments | 7330 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Middle College engages restless teens' minds

Middle College is a publicly funded alternative secondary school program that allows local students to simultaneously earn...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2010
Last comment by midtown parent, on Nov 7, 2014 at 7:58 pm | 15 comments | 7329 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Wasted opportunity at the Park Theatre

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Original post made by Patrick Holden on Jun. 6, 2006
Last comment by winter dellenbach, on Jul 18, 2006 at 9:30 am | 5 comments | 7328 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Survey shows growing angst about retirement in Palo Alto

With traffic congestion and skyrocketing housing prices high on people's minds, the percentage of Palo Alto residents rating...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2016
Last comment by Palo Alto Native, on Mar 14, 2016 at 8:55 am | 26 comments | 7327 Views

SPORTS

Paly girls' season comes to an end after forfeiting playoff win

While the SCVAL El Camino Division champion Palo Alto girls' soccer team was looking forward to Saturday's Central Coast...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2013
Last comment by PALY Soccer Parent, on Feb 23, 2013 at 6:37 pm | 59 comments | 7326 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Three-city gun buyback to be held Feb. 23

A group of Silicon Valley residents is sponsoring a gun-buyback event for Palo Alto, Menlo Park and East Palo Alto on Saturday,...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2013
Last comment by FollowUpInfo, on Feb 15, 2013 at 2:53 pm | 28 comments | 7325 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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