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Downtown denizens split over proposed downtown development

On Monday night, the City Council is set to consider an appeal of the recently approved multi-story development at 429 University...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Apr 6, 2015 at 11:09 pm | 40 comments | 6764 Views


Palo Alto urges safety improvements along Caltrain corridor

As the Palo Alto school district continues to work on its campuses to respond to a teen suicide cluster, the city has proposed...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Apr 9, 2015 at 10:25 pm | 40 comments | 8350 Views


Searsville Dam will stay for now; endangered fish to get more water

Stanford University released a 41-page report today outlining two plans that would allow water to flow around or through...

Original post made on May. 1, 2015
Last comment by Water Board, on May 6, 2015 at 10:54 pm | 40 comments | 5587 Views


Surf Air continues plans to expand local flights

Local residents and officials who had been trying to meet with Surf Air CEO Jeff Potter since the company announced a major...

Original post made on May. 21, 2015
Last comment by short period of time, on May 23, 2015 at 9:26 am | 40 comments | 3585 Views


Edgewood Plaza developer could face penalties for vacant grocery store

The developer of Edgewood Plaza will face a fine of $500 per day if the vacant grocery store formerly occupied by Fresh Market...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by rainbow38, on Aug 31, 2015 at 11:11 am | 40 comments | 5279 Views


Council adds south Palo Alto voices to Comprehensive Plan debate

A citizen panel charged with helping the city update its Comprehensive Plan acquired five new members on Monday night –...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2015
Last comment by Pat Markevitch, on Sep 2, 2015 at 8:10 pm | 40 comments | 4291 Views


Eichler showdown heads toward May vote

A divided crowd of Royal Manor residents packed into Palo Alto City Hall on Monday night to argue for and against a proposed...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2016
Last comment by resident 1, on Apr 26, 2016 at 7:44 pm | 40 comments | 5787 Views


Facebook expansion traffic impacts

If Facebook builds two large office buildings and a hotel as it has proposed, an estimated 14,000 people could be commuting...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Jul 10, 2016 at 5:41 pm | 40 comments | 5465 Views


Palo Alto cautious about encouraging second-dwelling units

For some in Palo Alto, "second-dwelling units" represent one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways for addressing the...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2016
Last comment by Gale Johnson, on Aug 9, 2016 at 3:44 pm | 40 comments | 6884 Views


Embarcadero project aims to give bicyclists a smoother ride

For Palo Alto's bicycles and drivers, the bustling stretch of Embarcadero Road near El Camino Real isn't just a shared commuter...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2016
Last comment by Online Name, on Sep 30, 2016 at 5:58 pm | 40 comments | 7762 Views


New downtown condo rents for $32K -- per month

The condominium in one of the downtown's newest mixed-use buildings includes all the usual luxurious trappings of Silicon...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2016
Last comment by Developer is Reller, on Dec 24, 2016 at 12:49 pm | 40 comments | 11015 Views


No 'felony prank' charge for Blaine Marchant


Original post made on Jun. 13, 2007
Last comment by Disappointed in all of you, on Jun 21, 2007 at 9:11 am | 40 comments | 5634 Views


Guidance on picking the best private school


Original post made by JK on Aug. 7, 2007
Last comment by HA!, on Aug 6, 2008 at 11:23 pm | 40 comments | 15167 Views


Schools hit 20-year high, but numbers puzzling


Original post made on Sep. 24, 2008
Last comment by Cathy, on Sep 26, 2008 at 6:10 pm | 40 comments | 4002 Views


New head named for language, Tinsley programs

A Palo Alto middle school administrator has been named district-wide "coordinator of academic success," with responsibility...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2011
Last comment by Svatoid, on Jul 3, 2011 at 11:22 am | 40 comments | 2975 Views


Superintendent Kevin Skelly wins contract extension

Despite recent strains over communication style, Superintendent Kevin Skelly Tuesday won a one-year contract extension through...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2012
Last comment by Former teacher, on May 10, 2013 at 8:04 pm | 40 comments | 7773 Views


Transcript and college admission fraud at Paly

Someone, maybe the Weekly, needs to investigate the following news. As the honest parents of an honest Paly 2014 senior who...

Original post made by Future former Paly parent on Feb. 19, 2014
Last comment by parent2, on Feb 21, 2014 at 6:34 pm | 40 comments | 6302 Views


Community, district organize forums to discuss student wellness

The Palo Alto school district and community groups have organized several events over the next few weeks to provide further...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2015
Last comment by Nick, on Feb 25, 2015 at 3:00 pm | 40 comments | 9599 Views


Editorial: The vanishing surplus

The Palo Alto school board has spent months in what we now discover were two alternate realities, one taking place behind...

Original post made on May. 20, 2016
Last comment by Take action!, on May 23, 2016 at 9:36 pm | 40 comments | 6161 Views


Tell Us Your Kid's Class Sizes!

With all this debate about class sizes, let's share some actual data! Ask you kids how big their classes are, and post it...

Original post made by Parent of 3 on Aug. 16, 2016
Last comment by Hmm, on Aug 24, 2016 at 1:27 pm | 40 comments | 2785 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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