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AROUND TOWN

Ed Shikada set to stay on as assistant city manager in Palo Alto

Two months after he joined the City of Palo Alto's leadership team on a trial basis, Ed Shikada is preparing to shed his...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2015
Last comment by Me, on Jun 9, 2015 at 8:24 am | 1 comment | 2651 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Keeping Eichler neighborhoods from growing upward

Residents in five Palo Alto Eichler neighborhoods said they plan to ask the city to institute zone changes that limit homes...

Original post made on May. 29, 2015
Last comment by Wouldn't It Be Nice, on Jun 9, 2015 at 1:17 am | 70 comments | 11976 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Community notebook: Changing the conversation around climate change

For the average person who feels a certain hopelessness about climate change, the City of Palo Alto Library, environmental...

Original post made on May. 28, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jun 8, 2015 at 8:49 pm | 45 comments | 9506 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hot Day! 22 degrees cooler inside with out electricity

You've got to love it when a canopy of trees above and around your house keeps it 22 degrees cooler inside than outside on...

Original post made by Carol on Jun. 8, 2015
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Jun 8, 2015 at 8:00 pm | 2 comments | 584 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Letters to the editor

<B>What to do now Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2015/06/05/letters-to-the-editor posted...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2015
Last comment by Noticeable difference, on Jun 8, 2015 at 5:42 pm | 6 comments | 1822 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly school board rep: 'The sorrows of young Palo Altans'

My stress began in elementary school, where students were segregated into separate class meetings as "early" and "late" readers,...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2015
Last comment by itspigface, on Jun 8, 2015 at 3:58 pm | 484 comments | 319404 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford professor wins $500K Gruber Neuroscience Prize

A Stanford University professor whose work has contributed to the understanding of such disorders as autism, schizophrenia...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2015
Last comment by Sarah1000, on Jun 8, 2015 at 3:12 pm | 5 comments | 3999 Views

AROUND TOWN

21st-century tribe

Since 2000, Mountain View Open Floor has been offering participants a place to get in touch with their bodies and build community. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2015
Last comment by Elizabeth Schwyzer, on Jun 8, 2015 at 1:30 pm | 7 comments | 3420 Views

AROUND TOWN

Verizon wins approval for cell antennas at Little League ballpark

Opponents of Verizon's plan to install a cell antenna at the Little League ballfield on Middlefield Road suffered a second...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2014
Last comment by Julianne, on Jun 8, 2015 at 12:27 pm | 29 comments | 5150 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Accepted to university, but lacking funds to go

For 33 of the 471 seniors who graduated from Palo Alto High School on Wednesday, the moment for celebration has not yet quite...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2015
Last comment by Article Misinforms, on Jun 7, 2015 at 8:12 pm | 30 comments | 12980 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Bouncer arrested for death of Palo Alto man outside bar

A 28-year-old bouncer at a San Jose bar was arrested on Friday for the death of a Palo Alto man he allegedly punched after...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2015
Last comment by Alphonso, on Jun 7, 2015 at 2:20 pm | 13 comments | 10979 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Person struck, killed on Atherton train tracks

A person was struck by a train and killed shortly before 3 p.m. today, June 5, at the Atherton Caltrain Station, according...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2015
Last comment by Bette H, on Jun 7, 2015 at 1:42 pm | 7 comments | 5279 Views

SPORTS

Steffens, Fischer lead Team USA to Kunshan Cup title

Two-time FINA world Player of the Year Maggie Steffens and her future Stanford teammate Mackenzie Fischer each scored three...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Jun 7, 2015 at 4:56 am | 3 comments | 1561 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

In Buena Vista aftermath: sadness, hope

Residents of the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park in Palo Alto said they are expecting eviction letters any day now since the...

Original post made on May. 29, 2015
Last comment by Agree with "Crony", on Jun 6, 2015 at 9:44 pm | 48 comments | 8671 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bare bones dim sum

Cho's Mandarin Dim Sum's beloved potstickers, cash-only menu and utilitarian charm relocated to downtown Los Altos in February. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2015
Last comment by parent, on Jun 6, 2015 at 11:57 am | 2 comments | 4137 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Redwood City man arrested for alleged gang shooting of East Palo Alto man

An arrest has been made for the alleged gang shooting of an East Palo Alto man that took place on May 8, the San Mateo County...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2015
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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Dog Agility at Mitchell Park?

I'm interested in feedback on the dog agility trial that was at Mitchell Park last weekend (June 6/7). I am one of the organizers,...

Original post made by Karey on Jun. 8, 2009
Last comment by Valerie Driscoll, on Jun 6, 2015 at 1:20 am | 8 comments | 3230 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Summit spurs debate about Palo Alto's future

The festival that took over Mitchell Park Community Center on Saturday featured no music but plenty of musings, maps and...

Original post made on May. 30, 2015
Last comment by Observer, on Jun 5, 2015 at 2:44 pm | 74 comments | 9006 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PAUSD not texting urgent information - just emails.

Yesterday Paly had an urgent message to send out to parents. They used email rather than texting. How many parents check...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Jun. 4, 2015
Last comment by Paly Parent, on Jun 5, 2015 at 2:17 pm | 6 comments | 844 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man killed in East Palo Alto car crash

A two-vehicle accident on East Bayshore Road in East Palo Alto Thursday left one person dead and two others injured, according...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2015
Last comment by Gethin, on Jun 5, 2015 at 12:57 pm | 3 comments | 7769 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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