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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford prof: Prop. 8 will be 'unconstitutional'

A Stanford Law School professor, Michael Wald, is predicting a federal judge will rule that Proposition 8, the state law...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2010
Last comment by The Real Sharon, on Aug 8, 2010 at 12:22 pm | 34 comments | 13501 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police investigate dumpster fire at Gunn

A dumpster containing wood and metal debris burned in a suspicious fire at Gunn High School in Palo Alto Tuesday night, police...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2010
Last comment by Oblivious, on Aug 8, 2010 at 12:02 am | 8 comments | 3095 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Mountain View march celebrates Prop. 8 ruling

Gay rights advocates gathered at the Mountain View Caltrain station Wednesday evening to celebrate the decision delivered...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2010
Last comment by Hixson's parents, on Aug 7, 2010 at 6:42 pm | 2 comments | 2866 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

News About Fire in EPA, Westside?

I saw a brief news story about a fire on Clarke, on the westside of EPA. Earlier tonight I saw fire trucks & cop cars, but...

Original post made by Hmmm on Aug. 6, 2010
Last comment by Hmmm, on Aug 7, 2010 at 6:17 pm | 2 comments | 2058 Views

AROUND TOWN

Former Palo Alto council members blast firefighters' measure, launch 'Safe Palo Alto'

Palo Alto's former elected leaders are joining the current City Council in opposing a ballot measure that would freeze staffing...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2010
Last comment by establishment-phobe, on Aug 7, 2010 at 1:05 pm | 32 comments | 4343 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pre-Jump Start Day JLS Middle School Questions

I'm sure that these questions will be answered at the JLS Jump Start Day, but I'm curious now. Are the 6th grade student...

Original post made by Parent on Aug. 7, 2010
Last comment by JLS Parent, on Aug 7, 2010 at 1:03 pm | 1 comment | 2738 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Cities issue rail challenge: 'build right or not at all'

Palo Alto and its four allies in the Peninsula Cities Consortium have issued a new call for the California High-Speed Rail...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2010
Last comment by KTB, on Aug 7, 2010 at 12:55 pm | 23 comments | 5622 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'Middle Men'

Oh, Hollywood. You're always messing with our heads. The opening titles to "Middle Men" say it's "Inspired by a True Story,"...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2010
Last comment by paypal, on Aug 7, 2010 at 10:18 am | 1 comment | 8435 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

DA plans multi-agency fight against animal abuse

People who abuse animals are just as apt to inflict violence upon other people and could face hefty fines and jail time,...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2010
Last comment by Anna, on Aug 7, 2010 at 8:41 am | 7 comments | 2335 Views

AROUND TOWN

Volunteer readers to be recognized Sunday

Actress and former schoolteacher Jane Seaman of Los Altos Hills has spent 15,000 hours -- or 1.7 years of her life -- reading...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2010
Last comment by JoAnne, on Aug 6, 2010 at 8:30 pm | 3 comments | 4473 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

We shouldn't let 'Planned Community' zone steal our public benefits

My beautiful hometown, Pomona, was destroyed by rapacious development. The orchards are gone, along with its beauty, charm...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2010
Last comment by Still more, on Aug 6, 2010 at 3:53 pm | 22 comments | 3992 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto approves library, compost contracts

Contracts for library rebuilding and and energy-and-compost feasibility study were approved Thursday night in a special City...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2010
Last comment by Bryan Long, on Aug 6, 2010 at 3:21 pm | 5 comments | 2696 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

BAD water in Palo Alto

I received a recorded phone call from the Palo Alto Utilities Dept. yesterday alerting me of "water in the 600 block of Arastradero...

Original post made by Concerned Citizen on Aug. 4, 2010
Last comment by Concerned Citizen, on Aug 6, 2010 at 2:20 pm | 3 comments | 2281 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Alert system merger launches Aug. 11

Palo Alto's Community Emergency Alerting and Notification System (CANS), which notifies residents and businesses during emergencies,...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2010
Last comment by Patricia Robinson, on Aug 6, 2010 at 12:14 pm | 2 comments | 2532 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Why isn't hp being asked to pay for employee housing?

My headline is meant in a whimsical way. Why does Stanford go under the gun on housing, but when thousands of hp employees...

Original post made by Sierra on Jul. 27, 2010
Last comment by HPEngineer, on Aug 6, 2010 at 11:30 am | 18 comments | 3808 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Baylands brush fire caused by kids with matches

Two children playing with matches set fire to dry grass and brush along a trail at the end of Geng Road in Palo Alto, near...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2010
Last comment by lol, on Aug 6, 2010 at 2:26 am | 2 comments | 2394 Views

BOOKS

Today's events (Aug. 5)

[http://events.stanford.edu/events/245/24553 Lecture: Yoga and Ecology] Speaker Radhanath Swami gives a lecture on how a...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2010
Last comment by Sandy, on Aug 6, 2010 at 12:12 am | 1 comment | 5077 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Dead Trees at Jordan Middle School

There used to be a time when our School Board and Staff took pride in the appearance of school property - not anymore. There...

Original post made by Neighbor on Jul. 19, 2010
Last comment by Parent, on Aug 5, 2010 at 11:42 pm | 9 comments | 2650 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto drops plan to repeal binding arbitration

Palo Alto's proposal to repeal the binding-arbitration provision in the City Charter died Monday night when the City Council...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2010
Last comment by who cares, on Aug 5, 2010 at 10:19 pm | 24 comments | 3197 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Cost of renting versus buying a house in PA

Can someone please explain why anyone in their right mind buy a house in Palo Alto these days? In our midtown cul-de-sac...

Original post made by Midtown resident on Jan. 4, 2010
Last comment by Ouch, on Aug 5, 2010 at 7:23 pm | 229 comments | 26398 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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