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Editorial: Hopes rise for teen psych unit

Los Altos resident Sarah Gentile was shocked in 2014 when she discovered that there were no hospital beds in Santa Clara...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2016
Last comment by SAHM, on Apr 15, 2016 at 2:46 pm | 2 comments | 3224 Views


Life-giving lives

Achievement is often measured in dollars and cents, in CVs that go on for pages, in titles bestowed and power attained. Read...

Original post made on May. 6, 2016
Last comment by Life well lived., on May 6, 2016 at 11:17 am | 2 comments | 4203 Views


Bill Busse

At first glance it seems that Bill Busse has led a charmed life. In fact, Busse himself will tell you that the most auspicious...

Original post made on May. 6, 2016
Last comment by Busse's accomplishments, on May 14, 2016 at 12:26 pm | 2 comments | 1577 Views


Voting begins in June 7 primary

Nearly 550,000 ballots have been mailed to Santa Clara County residents who requested to vote by mail in the June 7 primary...

Original post made on May. 13, 2016
Last comment by Voter, on Jun 7, 2016 at 12:01 pm | 2 comments | 3994 Views


Palo Alto to start collecting data on downtown parking

In an effort to identify where people are parking and how Palo Alto's exiting parking supply is being used, the city has...

Original post made on May. 19, 2016
Last comment by Marie, on May 21, 2016 at 6:27 pm | 2 comments | 1331 Views


Transparent California - total cost of city employee compensation per resident

According to the web site, the total cost of city employee compensation per resident is almost...

Original post made by James M. on May. 20, 2016
Last comment by Tyler Durden, on May 21, 2016 at 1:01 pm | 2 comments | 582 Views


Why Electrify....

Why electrify? Palo Alto's Electrification Plan may lower GHG, but at what cost? The plan will double monthly heating bills...

Original post made by pestocat on Jun. 8, 2016
Last comment by An Engineer, on Jun 11, 2016 at 5:00 pm | 2 comments | 323 Views


Off the hook

Sea Forager, a homegrown San Francisco seafood subscription service that delivers to Palo Alto, Mountain View and Redwood...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2016
Last comment by Elena Kadvany, on Jul 14, 2016 at 1:52 pm | 2 comments | 3268 Views


Alumni to host 'family and culture' event in Palo Alto

A group of Palo Alto alumni working to spur conversation around youth mental health in Palo Alto is hosting a community event...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2016
Last comment by Toxicity, on Aug 9, 2016 at 4:17 pm | 2 comments | 2606 Views


Demand drives Bay Area gas price increase over the past month

Bay Area gas prices climbed to an average of $2.77 per gallon over the past month as refineries failed to keep pace with...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2016
Last comment by NoMoPa, on Sep 13, 2016 at 2:53 pm | 2 comments | 1400 Views


Jordan Hall, named for eugenicist, to be renamed Pinn Hall

Close call for Stanford, but fortunately we aren't that progressive out here on the farm ...

Original post made by Not your ordinary Jordan on Sep. 23, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 23, 2016 at 4:15 pm | 2 comments | 233 Views


We have a Transportation--Not Housing--Crisis

Silicon Valley has a transportation crisis, not a housing crisis. Most metropolitan areas, and we have become one, have workers...

Original post made by Mickie Winkler on Sep. 30, 2016
Last comment by NeilsonBuchanan, on Oct 1, 2016 at 10:23 am | 2 comments | 336 Views


Eleven wins for Palo Alto Weekly in annual Bay Area journalism competition

The Palo Alto Weekly walked away with 11 wins Oct. 1 from the Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards contest, presented by the...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2016
Last comment by Marc Vincenti, on Oct 2, 2016 at 8:40 pm | 2 comments | 2516 Views


Around Town

<B><B>WHEELING AND DEALING... </B>Palo Alto's plan to have a bike-share system that people actually use sped ahead Tuesday...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 7, 2016 at 9:11 am | 2 comments | 318 Views


Greer Stone

Homeless veterans. Struggling nonprofits. Seniors struggling to make it on a fixed income. Read the full story here

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2016
Last comment by Tom DuBois, on Oct 14, 2016 at 9:12 am | 2 comments | 905 Views


PUBLIC AGENDA: Fire Station 3, school budget, Avenidas renovation

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Oct. 17. Read the full story here

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2016
Last comment by The Aristocrat, on Oct 16, 2016 at 6:03 am | 2 comments | 1549 Views


Avenidas scores victory in expansion bid

As Palo Alto's senior population continues to grow, the city's premier senior-services provider is preparing to do the same...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2016
Last comment by CNY, on Dec 5, 2016 at 5:41 pm | 2 comments | 2370 Views


California Avenue gets the Halloween treatment

Witches, wizards, and creatures of all ages are expected to turn out for the 22nd annual Trick-or-Treat and Blossom Halloween...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2016
Last comment by Happy about this!, on Oct 26, 2016 at 4:11 pm | 2 comments | 4012 Views


Joe Simitian's Endorsements

As a 45 year Palo Alto resident, I've had the pleasure of watching Joe Simitian polish his political skills as he served...

Original post made by John Baum on Oct. 26, 2016
Last comment by @david, on Oct 28, 2016 at 8:47 pm | 2 comments | 230 Views


Pro-Veenker group fined for mailer violation

The political group that formed earlier this year to support Vicki Veenker's bid for the state Assembly is facing a $2,500...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2016
Last comment by Midtowner, on Nov 15, 2016 at 12:31 pm | 2 comments | 2250 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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