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AROUND TOWN

Guest Opinion: Homeless man's dignity rose above malice of cafe patron

When I was a kid, poverty was as real as baseball, apple pie and the pledge of allegiance to the flag. In elementary school,...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by MP, 8 minutes ago | 13 comments | 3428 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto changes course on housing fees

In an unusual move that reflected Palo Alto's shifting political dynamics, the City Council reversed on Monday night its...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2017
Last comment by I don't think so, 14 minutes ago | 22 comments | 1451 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fire battalion chiefs get raises in Palo Alto

After more than a year of negotiations, Palo Alto has approved a new contract with with four battalion chiefs in the Fire...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2017
Last comment by MountainViewResident2, 17 minutes ago | 7 comments | 1168 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Talking trash

Phil Bobel, assistant director of public works for the City of Palo Alto, admits something that most people won't. He sometimes...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2017
Last comment by resident, 30 minutes ago | 11 comments | 357 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District proposes new school calendar

Under a proposed calendar negotiated with the Palo Alto school district's teachers union, students and staff would have a...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2017
Last comment by your tax dollars, 49 minutes ago | 8 comments | 1919 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The kinder conundrum

While many 5-year-olds in Palo Alto spend most of their week-day afternoons in day-care programs, after-school activities...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2016
Last comment by Developmental awareness, 1 hour ago | 39 comments | 8619 Views

RESTAURANTS

Polynesian food truck launches in Menlo Park

After spending 25 years as a biotech engineer, Keke Lepulu, 47, of Menlo Park, says he was weary of being a cog in the Silicon...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2017
Last comment by Dawn1234, 2 hours ago | 1 comment | 1281 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Changing course, supe recommends reporting both weighted, unweighted GPAs

Despite Palo Alto school district Superintendent Max McGee's personal reservations about the potential downsides of reporting...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2017
Last comment by A Parent, 3 hours ago | 8 comments | 2029 Views

AROUND TOWN

McCaffrey could be a game time decision against the Irish

==BI Cardinal football == Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey may be a game time decision when it comes to his availability...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2017
There are no comments yet. 924 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fall arts preview: an exuberance of culture

Though the weather's not exactly what you'd call "crisp" yet, a few trees are tentatively going scarlet. And rain or shine,...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2013
Last comment by Edie, 14 hours ago | 1 comment | 30425 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Knights late score puts them in CCS football title game

Hayden Pegley passed for 378 yards and three touchdowns and the Menlo School football team is headed back to the CCS championship...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1212 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Menlo sweeps boys-girls basketball DH from Gators

The Menlo School boys basketball team had enough. The Knights lost three times to Sacred Heart Prep last year, including...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1007 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

How Do You Handle Neighbors with Barking Dogs?

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Original post made by Member on Aug. 17, 2006
Last comment by neighbor, 16 hours ago | 47 comments | 22311 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Bike-share plan takes another turn

Palo Alto's effort to roll out a bike-share program for the community is set to take another turn Monday night, when the...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2017
Last comment by the_punnisher, 19 hours ago | 66 comments | 7899 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: off to the Capitol; ruff reception

Tidbits collected by the Weekly staff on people, events and other happenings. Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/news/2017/03/26/around-town-off-to-the-capitol-ruff...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2017
Last comment by TooFunny, 21 hours ago | 7 comments | 1508 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Failure to communicate

The city's voicemail box for questions is full and unable to take additional messages. Emailed questions go unanswered. A...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by mj, 23 hours ago | 12 comments | 2046 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

College Panel at PALY yesterday

PALY hosted a college panel yesterday - very informative. The message that came across loud and clear from the panelists...

Original post made by WOW .. on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by Parent, on Mar 27, 2017 at 12:25 pm | 13 comments | 609 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ravenswood School District superintendent tackles growing housing crisis

Ravenswood School District's top official says the lack of affordable housing has led more than 1,000 of the district's students...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2017
Last comment by member , on Mar 27, 2017 at 12:19 pm | 7 comments | 5913 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Planning Commission, public to discuss Stanford's major Menlo Park development

Stanford's revised plans to build 459,000 square feet of mixed-use development in Menlo Park will face a round of civic...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2017
Last comment by Online Name, on Mar 27, 2017 at 12:07 pm | 4 comments | 1544 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Senior unassisted living: home maintenance and the compost bin

My son has just threatened to write my unflattering obit--Death by Compost Bin--because such a disaster almost came true....

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2016
Last comment by Online Name, on Mar 27, 2017 at 11:56 am | 24 comments | 5499 Views
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Vina Enoteca to serve first 'Impossible burger' in Silicon Valley
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Coupon for Yourself and Your Partner
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Housing Impact Fees and the Economy
By Steve Levy | 5 comments | 1,826 views

Planning for College Tours
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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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