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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto Unified associate superintendent gone

Palo Alto Unified Associate Superintendent Markus Autrey, the district's second-in-command who was hired just 18 months ago,...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2017
Last comment by Samuel L., on Jan 18, 2017 at 3:30 pm | 9 comments | 7116 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Do you know the difference between your right to travel and the privilege of driving?

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Original post made by food for thought on Aug. 10, 2008
Last comment by food for thought, on Aug 30, 2008 at 8:16 pm | 14 comments | 7116 Views

AROUND TOWN

Neighborhood feathers are ruffling over Cuckoo's Nest Club

Palo Alto and Menlo Park residents living near San Francisquito Creek say a proposed bar at an exclusive club for Silicon...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by Cuckoo neighbor, on Jul 5, 2016 at 9:18 pm | 29 comments | 7116 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park father takes child's play seriously

Mike Lanza, author of "Playborhood: Turn Your Neighborhood Into a Place for Play," will speak Monday, Feb. 25, on ways parents...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2013
Last comment by Midtown Resident, on Mar 3, 2013 at 1:27 pm | 20 comments | 7114 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto crossing guard does his part to make kids feel safe, joyous

Charles Gaters' gregarious presence as a local crossing guard since 2010 has been gratefully received by his manager, parents,...

Original post made on May. 21, 2015
Last comment by Bob, on May 23, 2015 at 2:20 pm | 24 comments | 7114 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

AARP: Every Week Thousands of Americans File Bankruptcy Due to Medical Costs

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Original post made by Divided We Fail on Oct. 11, 2008
Last comment by Perspective, on Mar 16, 2009 at 6:50 am | 36 comments | 7114 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn High Hits #42 on Newsweek ‘Best High Schools’ List

Interesting article: Gunn High School vaulted to the forty-second spot on Newsweek’s “America’s Best High Schools...

Original post made by gunns ok on Jun. 21, 2011
Last comment by Parent 2, on Dec 9, 2013 at 8:31 pm | 26 comments | 7111 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New 'homework policy' likely for next year

A new homework policy for Palo Alto students -- with rules outlining specific amounts of time kids should be spending on...

Original post made on May. 24, 2012
Last comment by paly parent, on May 29, 2012 at 1:28 pm | 25 comments | 7109 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Unified fundraising in PAUSD

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Original post made by Peggy Esber & Preeva Tramiel on Jun. 23, 2006
Last comment by The Arima Family, on Jul 15, 2006 at 8:13 am | 3 comments | 7107 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Open Letter to Marissa Mayer: Please don't throw your annual Halloween Party at Roller & Hapgood & Tinney Mortuary

A few days ago I saw fake grass being placed in the driveway at what was once Roller & Hapgood & Tinney Mortuary, Palo Alto's...

Original post made by Professorville Neighbor on Oct. 16, 2014
Last comment by mom of teenagers, on Oct 26, 2014 at 9:44 pm | 31 comments | 7106 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto officially condemns racial profiling

Palo Alto leaders reaffirmed the city's stand against racial profiling Monday night, publicly condemning the practice and...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2008
Last comment by fierman, on Nov 15, 2008 at 11:59 am | 205 comments | 7104 Views

SPORTS

Saturday's soccer game at Stanford Stadium

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Original post made on Jul. 16, 2007
Last comment by Sports fan, on Jul 18, 2007 at 4:01 pm | 23 comments | 7104 Views

AROUND TOWN

Higher water use still a challenge for Palo Alto

Palo Alto officials had more reasons than usual to smile this Earth Day, with the city recently switching to carbon-free...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2013
Last comment by JanN, on Apr 28, 2013 at 12:44 am | 39 comments | 7101 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Students experiment with 'drone journalism'

When students at Palo Alto High School unfurled a huge, sky-facing American flag on the field before last Friday's football...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2013
Last comment by Go Paly!, on Sep 21, 2013 at 9:59 am | 2 comments | 7100 Views

MOVIES

Feature story: At home on stage

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Original post made on Mar. 14, 2008
Last comment by cora11, on Mar 14, 2008 at 10:46 pm | 1 comment | 7100 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto mulls new fees for emergency medical services

Palo Alto may soon create fees for emergency services that involve medical treatment but do not include a trip to the emergency...

Original post made on May. 8, 2014
Last comment by Senior citizen, on May 12, 2014 at 9:29 pm | 24 comments | 7097 Views

AROUND TOWN

Any satisfied DirectBuyer out there?

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Original post made by Dissatisfied on Aug. 15, 2006
Last comment by Jennifer, on Jan 2, 2008 at 3:56 pm | 3 comments | 7097 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Eshoo recovering from successful appendectomy

U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, underwent an appendectomy Tuesday and will spend the week recuperating from the successful...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2011
Last comment by PA mom, on Jun 9, 2011 at 11:51 pm | 3 comments | 7093 Views

AROUND TOWN

First Person: A conversation with Jane Shaw, dean of religious life and professor of religious studies at Stanford University

The Very Reverend Dr. Jane Shaw talks with Lisa Van Dusen having arrived on the Stanford campus this fall as the Dean for...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2014
Last comment by Jozie, on Dec 22, 2014 at 12:02 pm | 1 comment | 7093 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bike Share's expansion plan leaves Palo Alto behind

As the Bay Area's fledgling bike-share program prepares for a colossal regional expansion, its presence in Palo Alto may...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 5, 2015 at 6:16 pm | 41 comments | 7092 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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