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AROUND TOWN

Gov. Sarah Palin is coming to Woodside

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Original post made on Sep. 10, 2008
Last comment by toadstool, on Sep 18, 2008 at 12:21 am | 46 comments | 5188 Views

AROUND TOWN

Huge rodent at 10.30 a.m. walked up my garden

What I thought was an opossum could not be, it had no hair bristles, pinkish gray skin. It was about 16 inches long with...

Original post made by Alice Schaffer Smith on Dec. 12, 2010
Last comment by Charles, on Apr 1, 2011 at 10:49 am | 46 comments | 7892 Views

AROUND TOWN

Offices planned for Borders building

When Borders Books leaves Palo Alto later this month, its prominent University Avenue building will likely be converted to...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2011
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Sep 18, 2011 at 9:52 am | 46 comments | 5089 Views

AROUND TOWN

Grade separations at Churchill, Meadow, Charleston?

The "very contentious issue" of grade separations at Alma, Churchill, East Meadow and Charleston is something Palo Alto is...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2013
Last comment by Clem, on Jan 26, 2013 at 2:54 pm | 46 comments | 4644 Views

AROUND TOWN

Edgewood Plaza rebirth could be delayed

It took years of neighborhood meetings, litigation, zoning hearings and squabbles over the meaning of "historical" before...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 4, 2013 at 8:54 pm | 46 comments | 4028 Views

AROUND TOWN

Plan to collect food scraps wins support in Palo Alto

Banana peels and apple cores may look like garbage to most Palo Alto residents, but city leaders are increasingly viewing...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2015
Last comment by Garbage, on Mar 7, 2015 at 10:05 pm | 46 comments | 5911 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto mulls raising age for buying tobacco

With Palo Alto's crusade against tobacco rapidly gathering force, two members of the City Council on Tuesday floated a proposal...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2015
Last comment by 2nd hand smoker, on Nov 16, 2015 at 6:23 am | 46 comments | 5903 Views

AROUND TOWN

ABC Nightline to air piece on Palo Alto

The latest national news outlet to cover the youth suicide cluster Palo Alto experienced in 2014 and 2015 is ABC's Nightline,...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2016
Last comment by AnjaliV, on Feb 18, 2016 at 2:18 pm | 46 comments | 10028 Views

AROUND TOWN

Renaming schools committee to host town hall on Nov. 7

A committee convened by the Palo Alto school district this spring to consider the complex issue of whether to rename some...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 13, 2017 at 9:26 am | 46 comments | 5214 Views

AROUND TOWN

Middlefield Road lane reduction moves ahead

Residents along Middlefield Road in north Palo Alto are well accustomed to extreme conditions, whether it's severe traffic...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2017
Last comment by Rational, on Jan 31, 2017 at 12:43 pm | 46 comments | 5276 Views

MOVIES

Inside Job

I'm still so seething from the facts presented in this documentary on the financial crisis and the response ... or lack...

Original post made by bru on Oct. 31, 2010
Last comment by Anon., on Nov 23, 2010 at 1:03 pm | 46 comments | 5653 Views

RESTAURANTS

Shop Talk: Major shakeup planned at Ming's

Chinese Cuisine and Bar, Palo Alto's largest and oldest Chinese restaurant, is about to undergo a huge transition. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Aug 30, 2013 at 11:27 am | 46 comments | 11911 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford to build homes near College Terrace

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Original post made on Jan. 9, 2008
Last comment by sewage, on Feb 18, 2008 at 6:06 pm | 45 comments | 5057 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Former Mayor Yoriko Kishimoto to run for state Assembly seat

Palo Alto City Councilwoman and former Mayor Yoriko Kishimoto has announced she will run for the state Assembly seat held...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2009
Last comment by California Ave. Insider, on Nov 4, 2009 at 12:03 pm | 45 comments | 3495 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Labor union imposes a Thursday furlough

Workers from Palo Alto's largest labor union have scheduled a "self-imposed furlough" for this Thursday in a bid to win community...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2009
Last comment by Oldtimer, on Sep 24, 2009 at 11:44 am | 45 comments | 3114 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Angry residents disrupt Cal Ave tree meeting

Residents' outrage over the clearcutting of 63 mature trees along California Avenue disrupted a community meeting to discuss...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2009
Last comment by Fred Balin, on Oct 15, 2009 at 3:17 pm | 45 comments | 9449 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Big changes afoot at Gunn, Paly

Teenagers heading back to school this fall will find dramatically altered landscapes at Gunn and Palo Alto high schools. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2010
Last comment by Parent14, on Jul 26, 2010 at 9:46 am | 45 comments | 4470 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto Airport - Involuntary Servitude

I listened on last night at our Finance Committee on a deliberation of a speculative enterprise most business persons would...

Original post made by Bob Wenzlau on Oct. 20, 2010
Last comment by Doug, on Oct 23, 2010 at 12:22 pm | 45 comments | 4373 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Skelly: Parents wrestle with expectations of kids

Palo Alto parents often fear that their children will not stand out in the sea of high-achievers, but Palo Alto Unified School...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2011
Last comment by parent of paly senior, on Feb 2, 2011 at 5:54 pm | 45 comments | 3798 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Is this an incentive to use CalTrain?

As an infrequent commuter, I was running to catch the 8:36 CalTrain yesterday. To my chagrin, the last parking spot in the...

Original post made by Perturbed Parker on Mar. 11, 2011
Last comment by Time&Environment, on Mar 16, 2011 at 12:15 am | 45 comments | 5199 Views
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Opening alert: Go Fish Poke Bar in Redwood City
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It's President's Day. Why Not Butter Up the Boss?
By Laura Stec | 4 comments | 8,041 views

Affordable Housing: Complexities
By Douglas Moran | 12 comments | 1,637 views

Common Application's 2017-2018 Essay Prompts
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 0 comments | 1,383 views

Checklist before baby arrives
By Cheryl Bac | 2 comments | 797 views

 

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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