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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents call for 'road diet' to curb accidents on Middlefield

For John Guislin and his neighbors on Middlefield Road, screeching tires and clanging metal have become increasingly familiar...

Original post made on May. 24, 2016
Last comment by Mike, on May 31, 2016 at 11:07 am | 68 comments | 6713 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

National Merit Corp. names semifinalists

The National Merit Scholarship Corp. named 49 students from Gunn High School and 31 students from Palo Alto High School as...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2013
Last comment by A Gunn Student, on Feb 9, 2014 at 6:58 pm | 68 comments | 14500 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How to redesign PAUSD high schools

There was a packed, sold-out house last night at Gunn High School’s Spangenburg Theater to view the Sundance- debuted film...

Original post made by Kiran Gaind on Apr. 29, 2015
Last comment by Skeptic, on May 2, 2015 at 2:13 pm | 68 comments | 3797 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Settlement near for theater's Pat Briggs

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Original post made on Jul. 11, 2008
Last comment by Artie Kaye, on Feb 19, 2009 at 12:35 pm | 68 comments | 4921 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Boy may lose eye after 'assault' at Mitchell Park

A young boy may lose sight in his left eye after he was chased by at least three other boys and shot with a plastic pellet...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2009
Last comment by Cynthia Davis, on Oct 23, 2009 at 1:29 am | 68 comments | 8176 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Boyfriend arrested in Palo Alto arson death

Bulos Zumot, 36, the boyfriend of Jennifer Marie Schipsi, 29, was arrested at 5:35 p.m. at his downtown Palo Alto hookah...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2009
Last comment by Anon., on Oct 24, 2009 at 1:43 am | 68 comments | 7646 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Bicyclist 'unsafely turned' before fatal crash

The accident that killed a Los Altos Hills bicyclist on Alpine Road in November occurred after the bicyclist "unsafely turned"...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2010
Last comment by Firefighter, on Dec 25, 2010 at 7:39 am | 68 comments | 4583 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto weighs police, fire staff cuts

If Palo Alto's public-safety unions don't agree to millions of dollars in concessions, the city may have to cut 12 percent...

Original post made on May. 23, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 31, 2011 at 7:00 am | 68 comments | 3131 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palantir charged with discrimination against Asian applicants

Palantir Technology, the data-mining giant that has gradually become one of downtown Palo Alto's most visible tenants, was...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2016
Last comment by Discrimination, on Oct 7, 2016 at 4:59 am | 68 comments | 11035 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Clinton, Obama open PA campaign offices

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Original post made on Jan. 21, 2008
Last comment by Mr. Edumaction, on Feb 23, 2008 at 11:24 pm | 68 comments | 6261 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

How waterboarding protected us, specifically

http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/article.aspx?RsrcID=46949 I have argued many times about how waterboarding is effective....

Original post made by Gary on Apr. 21, 2009
Last comment by Paul, on Apr 27, 2009 at 9:27 pm | 68 comments | 2624 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto prepares for Super Bowl 50

With an estimated 2 million visitors expected to arrive in Bay Area cities during the week leading up to Super Bowl 50, Palo...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 1, 2016 at 5:03 pm | 68 comments | 12709 Views

AROUND TOWN

McMansions!

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Original post made by gordon on Sep. 6, 2007
Last comment by Terry, on Sep 22, 2007 at 4:29 pm | 68 comments | 5882 Views

AROUND TOWN

Public-safety building cost jumps to $81 million

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Original post made on Jan. 16, 2008
Last comment by Fireman, on Jan 27, 2008 at 10:11 am | 68 comments | 6488 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto begins work on new recreation plan

Palo Alto officials have just begun work on an ambitious plan that could deeply affect the city's recreational offerings...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2008
Last comment by Jeb, on Jan 5, 2009 at 12:34 pm | 68 comments | 4171 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Painted lady' butterfly migration hits Palo Alto

Thousands of painted lady butterflies are passing through Palo Alto and surrounding communities month. Read the full story...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2009
Last comment by brandy, on May 24, 2010 at 11:20 am | 68 comments | 14221 Views

AROUND TOWN

Helicopter makes emergency landing in Palo Alto

Nearly 100 feet from rush-hour traffic on Highway 101 near Embarcadero Road, a pilot approaching the Palo Alto Municipal...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2012
Last comment by Kathy, on Mar 24, 2013 at 7:39 pm | 68 comments | 5618 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mobile-home park closure would displace 400

The planned closing of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park in Palo Alto to make way for an apartment complex took a step forward...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2012
Last comment by palo alto parent, on Aug 19, 2013 at 11:58 am | 68 comments | 8539 Views

AROUND TOWN

Are 'ghost homes' becoming a problem?

The house in Palo Alto's Crescent Park neighborhood is large and beautiful, its lawn is regularly manicured and, peering...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2015
Last comment by Peggy Bunker , on Oct 28, 2015 at 1:38 pm | 68 comments | 16614 Views

AROUND TOWN

County looks to set aside more funds to preserve Buena Vista

Santa Clara County supervisors are preparing to raise the pool of money available for a possible purchase of Buena Vista...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2015
Last comment by Kazu, on Jun 25, 2015 at 11:23 pm | 68 comments | 7617 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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