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SCHOOLS & KIDS

The First Rule of Holes: Ken Dauber on the PAUSD budget crisis

This blog newsletter from PAUSD board trustee Ken Dauber talks about the budget crisis in the district. I'm copying it in...

Original post made by Melinda Brown on Aug. 20, 2016
Last comment by NoMoPa, on Aug 21, 2016 at 7:05 pm | 12 comments | 679 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City Plans Orwellian Parking Scheme to Ticket Paly Kids

The City of Palo Alto has proposed a positively Orwellian "solution" to appease residents in Southgate who don't like Paly...

Original post made by Concerned Citizen on Aug. 21, 2016
Last comment by NoMoPa, on Aug 21, 2016 at 12:47 pm | 3 comments | 674 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

PBS NewsHour Program - High rents force some in Silicon Valley to live in vehicles

This was interesting and infromative. Tonight PBS NewsHour did a piece about the crisis of housing in Mountain View and...

Original post made by Winnie Bago on Aug. 14, 2016
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Aug 21, 2016 at 10:23 am | 12 comments | 628 Views

AROUND TOWN

VTA bus jumps curb in downtown Palo Alto

A large Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority bus ran onto a sidewalk, narrowly missing a bus stop bench and taking...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by Counterclockwise, on Aug 20, 2016 at 9:37 pm | 8 comments | 5805 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto seeks a quick return to football glory days

Kids growing up in Palo Alto in 2010 when the Palo Alto High football team won a state championship didn't have to go far...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2016
Last comment by Play football team 2010, on Aug 20, 2016 at 9:23 pm | 2 comments | 3134 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Mindbending monstrosity

I have lived in Palo Alto for 46 years, the last 22 in College Terrace. I didn’t think bad architecture in this city could...

Original post made by Stephen Peeps on Jul. 7, 2016
Last comment by Need an Ugly Building list, on Aug 20, 2016 at 11:50 am | 25 comments | 954 Views

SPORTS

Stanford women sink Navy in soccer season opener

Alana Cook and Michelle Xiao each scored a goal and the Stanford women's soccer team opened the season with a 2-1 nonconference...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2016
Last comment by robyn, on Aug 20, 2016 at 8:54 am | 1 comment | 1006 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents gather to plan future of Bol Park

With its meandering paths, great expanse of green, vintage agricultural tools and venerable donkeys, Bol Park has remained...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2016
Last comment by MelC, on Aug 20, 2016 at 8:27 am | 21 comments | 6237 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Girl power

In 2008, the year that Hillary Clinton first made a bid for the presidency, women made up about 17 percent of the United...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by outsider, on Aug 19, 2016 at 3:33 pm | 3 comments | 4715 Views

AROUND TOWN

Home sales

<B>Atherton Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2016/08/19/home-sales posted Friday, August...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1816 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sales at a glance

<B>Atherton Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2016/08/19/sales-at-a-glance...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1416 Views

AROUND TOWN

Home Front

<B>COMMON GROUND CLASSES<B> ... </B>Palo Alto's Common Ground Garden will offer an array of workshops for gardeners. "How...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1271 Views

AROUND TOWN

Uniquely made

There comes a point after you choose what you like from the Crate & Barrel or Restoration Hardware catalog, you want to make...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
There are no comments yet. 2711 Views

AROUND TOWN

Aerial spraying for mosquitoes slated for today

The Santa Clara County Vector Control District (SCCVCD) is planning a helicopter assault on winter salt-marsh mosquito in...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2016
Last comment by Esther Crass, on Aug 18, 2016 at 10:13 pm | 21 comments | 7200 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto High goes back to school

Paly Alto High School's campus was hectic with a mix of excitement, nerves and some dread about the year ahead on the first...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2016
Last comment by Sally Kadifa, on Aug 18, 2016 at 9:43 pm | 16 comments | 6621 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Reflecting on Foundation for Global Community

Shutting down after 60 years of operation, the Foundation for Global Community, a local educational and fundraising nonprofit,...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2012
Last comment by Pat Reeves, on Aug 18, 2016 at 7:37 pm | 6 comments | 3422 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Community Notebook: Palo Alto gets new postmaster

Palo Alto will swear in a new postmaster on Friday, Aug. 19, after a 14-month absence, the United States Postal Service has...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2016
Last comment by Concern Neighbor, on Aug 18, 2016 at 6:54 am | 8 comments | 2653 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Report: Violent crime rate in East Palo Alto plunges

After decades of negative press, East Palo Alto's violent crime rate has plunged by 64 percent in one year, according to...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2015
Last comment by Karma, on Aug 18, 2016 at 3:33 am | 19 comments | 9774 Views

AROUND TOWN

A Cubberley grad recalls Palo Alto a half-century ago

Fifty years ago in June, many of my childhood friends and I graduated from Cubberley High School. When we gathered in Mitchell...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2016
Last comment by musical, on Aug 18, 2016 at 2:21 am | 13 comments | 5023 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council strikes down Lytton Avenue project

A downtown resident scored a victory Monday night in his battle against a three-story development planned on his block when...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2016
Last comment by musical, on Aug 18, 2016 at 12:45 am | 45 comments | 10645 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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