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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto eyes 'resource recovery' recycling center

While a proposed composting operation remains in limbo, Palo Alto is considering building new facilities near the baylands...

Original post made on May. 11, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on May 13, 2010 at 4:09 am | 3 comments | 2067 Views

AROUND TOWN

Law Professor John H. Barton dies of bike-accident injuries

John H. Barton, 72, a Stanford University law professor whose career emphasized the interface between science and the law,...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2009
Last comment by Tamali Sen Gupta, on May 13, 2010 at 2:04 am | 8 comments | 3445 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto council members may take pay cuts

Seeking to send the community a sober message about Palo Alto's budget woes, a City Council committee agreed last week to...

Original post made on May. 11, 2010
Last comment by homegirl, on May 12, 2010 at 10:00 pm | 21 comments | 2847 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

are all the threads about Arizona's racial profiling law being deleted?

Given Palo Alto's own history with racial profiling, I think the Arizona law is worth studying and learning about....

Original post made by racial profiling on Apr. 28, 2010
Last comment by Sharon, on May 12, 2010 at 7:34 pm | 57 comments | 3055 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford Hospital gives 'final offer' to nurses

Nurses at Stanford Hospital and Clinics and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital are at a heated impasse with hospital administrators...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2010
Last comment by CaliNurse, on May 12, 2010 at 5:08 pm | 92 comments | 5677 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cable, Satellite, Att Uverse & internet

I am moving to Palo Alto (St Claire) nieghborhood and was wondering if anyone can tell me what is the best option for TV?...

Original post made by Jon on May. 12, 2010
Last comment by PA resident, on May 12, 2010 at 3:52 pm | 3 comments | 1937 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Menlo Park, Atherton want rail suit reopened

Menlo Park, Atherton and a coalition of environmental groups filed a new legal challenge against the California High-Speed...

Original post made on May. 7, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on May 12, 2010 at 1:52 pm | 5 comments | 2636 Views

AROUND TOWN

An oasis in the neighborhood

Downtown North resident Katie Ritchey this week walked through the well-appointed ground floor of her new nonprofit for women,...

Original post made on May. 12, 2010
Last comment by Karen, on May 12, 2010 at 1:17 pm | 1 comment | 3151 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Cut Library Branches and stop overtime abuse

Palo Alto should follow the lead of Mountain View and close all but one library and concentrate all their resources there....

Original post made by David on May. 12, 2010
Last comment by Darwin, on May 12, 2010 at 1:09 pm | 2 comments | 1924 Views

AROUND TOWN

Water board may scrap redistricting plan

After a flurry of opposition and a threatened lawsuit from the City of Gilroy, the Santa Clara Valley Water District agreed...

Original post made on May. 12, 2010
Last comment by waterboard?, on May 12, 2010 at 12:55 pm | 1 comment | 2643 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What plastics can I recycle curbside?

I've looked online and I can't find any info! Which plastics can I put in my curbside bin? #1 and #2, sure. What about...

Original post made by recycler on Apr. 16, 2009
Last comment by anon, on May 12, 2010 at 11:16 am | 10 comments | 2954 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

is it OK for Republicans to be gay?

Tea Party groups have started a smear campaign against Republican Senator Lindsey Graham saying that he is gay. Is being...

Original post made by Lindsey on Apr. 20, 2010
Last comment by Tea Party rhymes with bigotry, on May 12, 2010 at 10:31 am | 36 comments | 2340 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto backs Gilroy against water district

Palo Alto and Gilroy don't seem like natural bedfellows, but the two cities are now united in opposition against a redistricting...

Original post made on May. 12, 2010
Last comment by Gus, on May 12, 2010 at 10:06 am | 1 comment | 2186 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Bike to Work Day' coming up this Thursday

The morning auto rush-hour Thursday will take a leave of absence, and become a bicycle rush hour. Or at least that's the...

Original post made on May. 11, 2010
Last comment by car driver, on May 12, 2010 at 8:57 am | 3 comments | 1980 Views

SPORTS

High school sports 2009: It was a year of streaks

No state champions and no national players of the year. That, however, didn't mean the 2009 high school sports season was...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2009
Last comment by Maroussia, on May 12, 2010 at 3:41 am | 4 comments | 2642 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Koloto gets life without possibility of parole

Otto Emil Koloto was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole today for the July 13, 2008, murder of Philip Lacy...

Original post made on May. 11, 2010
Last comment by Henry, on May 11, 2010 at 11:00 pm | 8 comments | 2486 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Menlo mom wonders: Who wins with Prop 13?

Proposition 13 has been called California's "third rail." But one Menlo Park resident decided to touch it anyway and conducted...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2010
Last comment by OhlonePar, on May 11, 2010 at 9:03 pm | 90 comments | 7185 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

2,000 Palo Alto homes hit by dawn power outage

A broken wooden pin that holds a powerline insulator snapped early this morning and caused a power outage affecting about...

Original post made on May. 11, 2010
Last comment by andreas, on May 11, 2010 at 8:46 pm | 13 comments | 2501 Views

AROUND TOWN

Paly changes fall schedule to allow longer classes

Palo Alto High School this fall will move to a daily schedule featuring longer class periods with fewer classes each day,...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2010
Last comment by Mike, on May 11, 2010 at 8:44 pm | 35 comments | 2863 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Atherton's probe of building department widens

Staff in Atherton's building department failed to charge at least $100,000 in fees due the town for building projects, a...

Original post made on May. 11, 2010
Last comment by Betty Lui, on May 11, 2010 at 8:11 pm | 1 comment | 2019 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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