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AROUND TOWN

Woman booked for attempted robbery in downtown Palo Alto

A woman who police said tried to rob a pedestrian at knifepoint in downtown Palo Alto on Tuesday afternoon was arrested later...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2015
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jul 9, 2015 at 7:55 pm | 47 comments | 7160 Views

RESTAURANTS

Aloha, poké

Raw tuna or salmon? Brown rice or white? Spicy mayo or ponzu sauce? Options reign at downtown Mountain View's new Poké...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2016
Last comment by resident, on Jul 28, 2016 at 6:24 pm | 6 comments | 7159 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Final strike for Palo Alto Bowl

The closure of Palo Alto Bowl -- set to be replaced by 26 townhouses and a brand-name hotel -- leaves Palo Alto without a...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2011
Last comment by Old Palo Alto, on Sep 28, 2011 at 11:10 am | 20 comments | 7158 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto: Street closed off after apparent suicide, police say

Palo Alto police closed off the 200 block of Grant Avenue near the Santa Clara County Courthouse Monday morning after an...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2014
Last comment by Radio, on Sep 22, 2014 at 1:14 pm | 1 comment | 7158 Views

RESTAURANTS

As pizza should be

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Original post made on Nov. 6, 2007
Last comment by Epicure, on Nov 26, 2007 at 5:43 pm | 7 comments | 7158 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Rising hopes for Buena Vista

With the Palo Alto City Council's final vote a month ago confirming that the Jisser family had met all the legal prerequisites...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2015
Last comment by Kazu, on Jul 2, 2015 at 1:53 pm | 71 comments | 7156 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: Bloomies goes high-tech, Common Ground closes

A brand new Bloomingdale's opens at the Stanford Shopping Center, Mac's Smoke Shop and Gryphon Stringed Instruments celebrate...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2014
Last comment by Kim, on Feb 4, 2015 at 5:50 pm | 12 comments | 7156 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teens, philosophers deconstruct 'college rat race'

Is there a deeper meaning to the college rat race? Students from Gunn and Palo Alto high schools pondered that question in...

Original post made on May. 26, 2011
Last comment by John Perry, on Jun 1, 2011 at 3:50 pm | 16 comments | 7155 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ferguson decision triggers local protest

Dozens of Stanford University students and members of the Palo Alto community are expected to gather today at noon at Cogswell...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2014
Last comment by cgilbert, on Nov 25, 2014 at 5:04 pm | 12 comments | 7155 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford plan may mean big bump in traffic

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Original post made on Aug. 16, 2007
Last comment by Walker, on Aug 22, 2007 at 5:03 pm | 85 comments | 7153 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Silicon Valley tech execs: Surveillance threatens digital economy

Giving dire warnings that federal surveillance programs are crippling the U.S. digital economy and business opportunities...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2014
Last comment by Larry, on Oct 9, 2014 at 8:22 pm | 4 comments | 7152 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Shop Talk

Midtown Philz Coffee gets a makeover, a new shade and window treatment store opens in downtown Palo Alto, and the San Francisco...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2014
Last comment by UC Davis Grad, on Sep 8, 2014 at 6:26 pm | 6 comments | 7151 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Egg wars' come back to Palo Alto school board

The controversial "egg wars" of last October came back to bite the Palo Alto Board of Education Tuesday when a lawyer asked...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2010
Last comment by enough already, on Jan 25, 2010 at 9:49 pm | 60 comments | 7151 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Nature offers boost to storm drain fee increase campaign

Palo Alto officials could hardly have chosen a better week to start mailing out ballots for their campaign to raise fees...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2017
Last comment by Southgate Resident, 3 hours ago | 47 comments | 7150 Views

SPORTS

Record run by Stanford's Solomon could be just the start

Steven Solomon's record-breaking 400-meter run in Melbourne on Saturday was satisfying on many levels for both Solomon and...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2014
Last comment by Chris Zaharias, on Apr 11, 2014 at 5:18 pm | 3 comments | 7149 Views

AROUND TOWN

Assembly bill targets 'predatory equity' investments

Spurred by the recent implosion of Page Mill Properties' East Palo Alto portfolio, California's elected officials are considering...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2010
Last comment by Christopher Lund, on Apr 26, 2010 at 6:04 pm | 1 comment | 7148 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Up for debate: Palo Alto nonprofit empowers students to have a voice

On a recent Thursday evening at Eastside College Preparatory School, 13 students' heads are bent intently over desks as a...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2014
There are no comments yet. 7143 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Klausner storms ahead in school board race

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Original post made on Nov. 7, 2007
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Nov 9, 2007 at 5:44 pm | 85 comments | 7141 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Caswell, Dauber, Emberling for school board

The last time there was an election for school board in Palo Alto was five years ago, just a few months after Superintendent...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2012
Last comment by Gunn Grad, on Oct 19, 2012 at 1:12 pm | 59 comments | 7141 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

High utility bills give Palo Altans a shock

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Original post made on Jan. 23, 2008
Last comment by NoPA Gobbledygook, on Jan 30, 2008 at 9:33 am | 80 comments | 7140 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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