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PALO ALTO ISSUES

San Antonio Municipal Utility now pays customers to install solar panels on their roofs

The customer doesn't own the panels but gets a credit of 3 cents per kwh for the power produced on their roof. http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/the_juice/2015/09/solar_pa...

Original post made by Anonymous on Sep. 11, 2015
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AROUND TOWN

Jocelyn Dong named editor of the Weekly

Palo Alto Weekly Managing Editor Jocelyn Dong, who was raised in Palo Alto and has risen through the paper's editorial ranks...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2011
Last comment by Fred Balin, on Sep 11, 2015 at 2:22 pm | 12 comments | 4769 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

First results of new Common Core testing released

The first results from California's new standardized testing, which looks at how students meet the new Common Core State...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2015
Last comment by Alright!, on Sep 11, 2015 at 1:52 pm | 26 comments | 7923 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

James Franco to teach high-school film class

People like to use the phrase, "Only in Palo Alto." It certainly will be thrown around with the news that actor and Palo...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2015
Last comment by Hmmm, on Sep 11, 2015 at 12:57 pm | 48 comments | 26652 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Garden Tips: All our gardens can be

Let's make our gardens all they are capable of being. If we lift up the art of gardening, everyone will benefit. Children...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2015
Last comment by Hmmm, on Sep 11, 2015 at 12:09 pm | 1 comment | 2362 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Was Ken Dauber honest with us?

Editor's Note: The following post by "Parent of 2" has been heavily edited to remove numerous factual inaccuracies and...

Original post made by Parent of 2 on Sep. 11, 2015
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SPORTS

Stanford loses its longtime super fan Jack Laird

Jack Laird, '40, a former basketball player and associate director of development in the Stanford Athletic Department for...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2015
Last comment by Nayeli, on Sep 11, 2015 at 10:44 am | 1 comment | 3543 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Building permits in Palo Alto

Three demolition jobs took place in this segment of Palo Alto building permits. They included a house, a garage and a shed....

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2015
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BOOKS

Recent home sales

From Wisteria Drive in East Palo Alto to Olive Street in Menlo Park, local streets' names speak of flowers and trees in the...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2015
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AROUND TOWN

Sales at a glance

Atherton may have disappeared from the list last week, but it has returned in a big way — a $31 million sale. Read the...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2015
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AROUND TOWN

Home Front

This week includes an introduction to permaculture on Sept. 12, a day to celebrate grandparents at Gamble Garden on Sept....

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2015
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AROUND TOWN

Coop de Ville presents the girls with colorful eggs

Palo Alto resident Tish Hoehl, and her girls (or chickens), join 37 other chicken coop owners during this year's Tour de...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2015
Last comment by resident, on Sep 11, 2015 at 9:38 am | 1 comment | 4221 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford University Title IX coordinator to step down

Catherine Criswell, Stanford University's Title IX coordinator and a former longtime U.S. Department of Education Office...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by Nan Ni, on Sep 11, 2015 at 6:09 am | 11 comments | 12177 Views

RESTAURANTS

For the love of butter

Menlo Park native John Shelsta is a self-made chef who hopes to one day open his own restaurant with an in-house bakery on...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2015
Last comment by theMulberryGuy, on Sep 11, 2015 at 5:09 am | 3 comments | 4970 Views

AROUND TOWN

Feds sued over Stanford's Searsville Dam

Environmental groups who have an ongoing lawsuit against Stanford University for its diversion of water from endangered species...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2014
Last comment by Daniel, on Sep 11, 2015 at 12:16 am | 12 comments | 6326 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

In Barron Park, city fixes sidewalks that go nowhere

In an effort to make routes to local schools safer and eliminate tripping hazards for pedestrians, some sidewalks in the...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2015
Last comment by Mike Alexander, on Sep 10, 2015 at 11:47 pm | 25 comments | 4755 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Third-straight Spare the Air alert issued for Bay Area Thursday

A third-straight Spare the Air alert has been issued for the Bay Area Thursday because of unhealthy air quality expected,...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2015
Last comment by Stay Home, on Sep 10, 2015 at 7:02 pm | 2 comments | 2071 Views

SPORTS

Stanford looks to improve upon Cardinal sin: lack of offense

Devon Cajuste and Michael Rector return to the starting lineup this weekend when Stanford hosts University of Central Florida...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2015
Last comment by Alphonso, on Sep 10, 2015 at 6:05 pm | 1 comment | 2130 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board split on communications coordinator position

The Palo Alto school board voted 3-2 on Tuesday evening to approve the creation of a full-time communications coordinator...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2015
Last comment by In the Closet, on Sep 10, 2015 at 2:16 pm | 15 comments | 4386 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

A proposal for off leash use on Mid-Peninsula Open Space land

There are few if any trails in the Palo Alto/Portola Valley/Woodside open space area that permits dogs off leash. Below...

Original post made by Michael Jacobs on Sep. 4, 2015
Last comment by HORRIBLE idea, on Sep 10, 2015 at 12:51 pm | 8 comments | 799 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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