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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford police arrest man with binoculars for weapons on campus

Police investigating reports of a man who was behaving suspiciously found multiple weapons inside his van and arrested him...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2017
Last comment by john_alderman, on Feb 1, 2017 at 11:48 am | 3 comments | 8003 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford's Jewish Studies professors issue statement about Donald Trump

"Jewish Studies faculty statement on Trump executive orders" in the Stanford Daily: http://www.stanforddaily.com/2017/01/30/jewish-studies-faculty-statement-on-trump-executive-order...

Original post made by student on Jan. 30, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Jan 31, 2017 at 8:32 pm | 3 comments | 321 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Not so fast

Palo Alto residents anxious to start building their new homes where an old home is now may not be aware that they need to...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2017
Last comment by Online name, on Jan 31, 2017 at 6:11 pm | 4 comments | 1606 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Winter Spare the Air alert issued for Wednesday in the Bay Area

A Winter Spare the Air alert has been issued for Wednesday in the Bay Area, banning the burning of wood for 24 hours, regional...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2017
Last comment by parent for clean air, on Jan 31, 2017 at 3:31 pm | 1 comment | 1233 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto moves to delay commission appointments

Palo Alto officials on Monday night moved to delay the city's process for appointing new members to three local commissions,...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2017
Last comment by Oldster, on Jan 31, 2017 at 2:35 pm | 21 comments | 3131 Views

AROUND TOWN

Middlefield Road lane reduction moves ahead

Residents along Middlefield Road in north Palo Alto are well accustomed to extreme conditions, whether it's severe traffic...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2017
Last comment by Rational, on Jan 31, 2017 at 12:43 pm | 46 comments | 5419 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Around Town: Parks & Rec; Parting Words

Tidbits collected by the Weekly staff on people, events and other happenings in Palo Alto. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2017/01/29/around-town-parks-...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2017
Last comment by Teddie, on Jan 31, 2017 at 9:24 am | 3 comments | 3436 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Eshoo introduces bill requiring presidents, candidates to release tax returns

Rep. Anna G. Eshoo introduced a new bill in Congress on Thursday that would require presidents and presidential candidates...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Jan 31, 2017 at 9:07 am | 52 comments | 4097 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Electric cars pose new challenges to firefighters

Hybrid and all-electric vehicles are increasingly commonplace in Santa Clara County, with a Tesla car, a Nissan Leaf or a...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2017
Last comment by An Engineer, on Jan 30, 2017 at 11:15 pm | 9 comments | 4350 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Lawsuit: Stanford acted with 'deliberate indifference' to reports of sexual assault

A female Stanford University student who says the same male student sexually assaulted her and several other women has filed...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2016
Last comment by Jacob Wallace, on Jan 30, 2017 at 7:30 pm | 16 comments | 9287 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Shop Talk: Shoe Palace opens, veggie dinners return

In this week's retail news in Palo Alto, we report on a new shoe store moving into the flagship Apple Store in downtown Palo...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2017
Last comment by Cheeseball, on Jan 30, 2017 at 5:51 pm | 7 comments | 6414 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Filoli names new executive director

Filoli, Woodside's historic mansion house and gardens, announced on Saturday, July 1, that it has hired a new executive director...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2016
Last comment by Neal, on Jan 30, 2017 at 1:05 pm | 2 comments | 3533 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford to build paved, lit 'Scary Path' replacement

In response in part to student activism over the last two years, Stanford University has agreed to pave and light a new pathway...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2017
Last comment by Joe Meyers, on Jan 30, 2017 at 11:19 am | 5 comments | 5105 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Gunn staff address conflicts following MLK Day talk

Last Friday, Jan. 20, at Gunn High School, students from all grades gathered in the gym for a belated Martin Luther King,...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2017
Last comment by Open, on Jan 30, 2017 at 1:05 am | 32 comments | 8361 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford University issues international travel warning

CBS News report: http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2017/01/29/stanford-grad-student-detained-university-issues-travel-warning/ “The...

Original post made by student on Jan. 29, 2017
Last comment by john_alderman, on Jan 29, 2017 at 9:26 pm | 3 comments | 276 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Sixth winter Spare the Air alert issued for Monday

A Spare the Air alert has been issued as cool, stagnant weather conditions are trapping wood smoke pollution near the ground...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2017
Last comment by parent, on Jan 29, 2017 at 9:13 pm | 1 comment | 1741 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto police reports spike in auto break-ins

The city's auto-burglary rate has doubled in January from previous months, according to the Palo Alto Police Department....

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2016
Last comment by New Resident, on Jan 29, 2017 at 6:09 pm | 8 comments | 5151 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Board unanimously approves body-worn camera proposal

Sheriff's deputies and correctional officers in Santa Clara County will soon be outfitted with body-worn cameras, a decision...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2017
Last comment by Flash, on Jan 28, 2017 at 9:33 am | 1 comment | 1339 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Union-district negotiations delay release of school calendar

To the consternation of some families seeking to plan vacations and travel for the coming year, the Palo Alto school district...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2017
Last comment by 2 Days is Enough, on Jan 27, 2017 at 10:48 pm | 24 comments | 4031 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board members disagree on path forward with Office for Civil Rights

The Palo Alto school board struggled to agree Tuesday night on its approach to negotiating a draft agreement with the U.S....

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2017
Last comment by Taxpayer, on Jan 27, 2017 at 8:14 pm | 39 comments | 4831 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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