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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Who's idea was it to resurface streets on garbage day

Some bright spark didn't talk to another bright spark. All around our neighborhood, no parking signs, streets being resurfaced...

Original post made by Palo Verde on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by Oh the irony, on Aug 26, 2015 at 3:06 pm | 4 comments | 582 Views

AROUND TOWN

Left Turn light San Antonio/Middlefield problems?

Was driving from Los Altos on San Antonio noontime today. Long tail back. Left turn light at Middlefield was letting 3 cars...

Original post made by San Antonio on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by Outdated, on Aug 26, 2015 at 12:42 pm | 4 comments | 537 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto raises minimum wage

Palo Alto will have a minimum wage of $11 an hour starting next year thanks to a law that the City Council unanimously passed...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by Garden Gnome, on Aug 26, 2015 at 12:00 pm | 29 comments | 6291 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Infant found with fractured skull, cocaine in system

An East Palo Alto woman faces child abuse charges after she brought her 11-month-old daughter to the hospital last weekend...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2015
Last comment by EPA Residence, on Aug 26, 2015 at 11:18 am | 1 comment | 2455 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto contractor pleads no contest to theft, sentenced to jail

A Palo Alto contractor who had been accused of defrauding an Atherton homeowner pleaded no contest to one misdemeanor charge...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Aug 26, 2015 at 10:54 am | 3 comments | 4796 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council set to revive -- and revise -- contentious zoning tool

After more than a year of hibernation, Palo Alto's most controversial zoning process is preparing to roar back to life. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2015
Last comment by imby, on Aug 26, 2015 at 8:13 am | 37 comments | 4864 Views

AROUND TOWN

Residents demand fines for Edgewood developer

Fed up with the lack of a grocery store at Palo Alto's Edgewood Plaza Shopping Center, residents are mobilizing to put pressure...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2015
Last comment by Richard Carpenter, on Aug 26, 2015 at 12:23 am | 51 comments | 6511 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Preferential treatment in school class assignments

I've noticed that class assignments at our school tend to group the children of teachers and/or those of the top PTA parents...

Original post made by Class assignments (elementary) on Aug. 18, 2015
Last comment by Walter Hays Mom, on Aug 25, 2015 at 10:42 pm | 77 comments | 5036 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What to know about 'mow and blow'

When it comes to the value of using a leaf blower, opinions blow in all directions. Gardeners, landscapers and maintenance...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2015
Last comment by Reader, on Aug 25, 2015 at 9:08 pm | 8 comments | 7436 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Can kids swim in Palo Alto?

Another summer brings another year our City turns away swimmers from Rinconada Pool's recreation swim program for lack of...

Original post made by Jake on Aug. 24, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 25, 2015 at 8:28 pm | 14 comments | 800 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Thur 5pm. Avoid Oregon Expy at Alma.- Huge Accident

Westbound Oregon at underpass. At least 4 vehicles totaled. Huge traffic mess. Alma north and south a mess as well. Churchill...

Original post made by Crescent Park Dad on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by My Nguyen, on Aug 25, 2015 at 6:36 pm | 4 comments | 472 Views

SPORTS

Quarterbacks impress at Stanford's annual open house

The quarterbacks spread the football around Saturday during Stanford's annual open practice at the Elliott Practice Field....

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by maddogsfavsnpiks, on Aug 25, 2015 at 12:23 pm | 1 comment | 3039 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to retain, rethink contentious zoning tool

Palo Alto's controversial "planned-community" process, which allows developers to barter with the city over zoning exceptions,...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by Joseph Baldwin, on Aug 25, 2015 at 12:12 pm | 2 comments | 483 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto office cap slams Planning Commission

When the annual office cap goes into place, it will do so despite the activist Planning Commission which continues to show...

Original post made by Guy_Fawkes on Aug. 20, 2015
Last comment by Yes_Pat_Burt, on Aug 25, 2015 at 9:42 am | 5 comments | 528 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Unworthy PC 'reforms'

A year and a half after putting a temporary halt to any further negotiated development projects that exceed the existing...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2015
Last comment by mauricio, on Aug 25, 2015 at 6:06 am | 25 comments | 4747 Views

SPORTS

Shoji brothers named to U.S. World Cup volleyball team

Stanford grads Kawika Shoji and Erik Shoji were each named to the U.S. men's national volleyball team preliminary roster...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by Stacy, on Aug 25, 2015 at 2:59 am | 1 comment | 1566 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The Homework Spike

August 24, 2015 738 Los Robles Avenue August 24, 2015 Dear Online Friends, The “homework spike” that occurs...

Original post made by Marc Vincenti on Aug. 24, 2015
Last comment by OrADifferentApproach, on Aug 24, 2015 at 10:10 pm | 1 comment | 590 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

HSR will probably need TSA

HSR advocations have been telling us that, compared to commercial flight, HSR will be easy to get on and off - no security...

Original post made by PAmoderate on Aug. 21, 2015
Last comment by Rome, on Aug 24, 2015 at 8:53 pm | 12 comments | 772 Views

SPORTS

Walsh Jennings and Ross earn silver at Grand Slam event

==BI World roundup == Stanford grad Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross earned the silver medal at the Long Beach Grand...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2015
Last comment by Gertrude, on Aug 24, 2015 at 8:29 pm | 1 comment | 2229 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Driver wanted for 'acting strangely' near biking student

Palo Alto police are looking for a driver who was observed acting suspiciously after repeatedly driving past an 11-year-old...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2015
Last comment by parent, on Aug 24, 2015 at 5:28 pm | 1 comment | 4159 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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