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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man killed at Caltrain station in Mountain View

An unidentified "adult male" apparently stepped off the San Antonio Station passenger platform into the path of a speeding...

Original post made on May. 3, 2010
Last comment by YIMBY, on May 6, 2010 at 3:28 pm | 36 comments | 3236 Views

SPORTS

Former Stanford basketball standout joins Azzi at USF

Former Stanford women's basketball standout Katy Steding joined former teammate Jennifer Azzi as an assistant coach at USF...

Original post made on May. 6, 2010
Last comment by John Sylvester, on May 6, 2010 at 11:12 am | 1 comment | 2835 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local-record approval for parcel tax -- 79.36 percent

Palo Alto voters have said a resounding "yes" to their public schools, according to a vote tally announced at 8:01 p.m. Tuesday...

Original post made on May. 5, 2010
Last comment by Me Too, on May 6, 2010 at 9:59 am | 27 comments | 3509 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

It's NOT about the Money; not for the Nurses anyway.

It's NOT about the Money -- Not for the Nurses anyway! By : A Stanford ICU Nurse It is NOT about the money. The...

Original post made by Jane Benedict on Apr. 12, 2010
Last comment by Schadenfreude, on May 6, 2010 at 7:09 am | 31 comments | 5761 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

no solitciting sign

Our "no soliciting" sign does not stop solicitors. Usually I just politely say it and point to the sign when this happens....

Original post made by older resident on Jul. 28, 2009
Last comment by Meatman, on May 6, 2010 at 1:10 am | 10 comments | 2788 Views

RESTAURANTS

Discovering Estrellitas

I've lived here for decades, and never stopped in to eat at Estrellitas on San Antonio (near El Camino). I came in with...

Original post made by foodie on Apr. 19, 2010
Last comment by foodie, on May 5, 2010 at 10:05 pm | 8 comments | 4197 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto to honor top architects Monday

Architects who designed some of Palo Alto's most unique new buildings will be honored at an award ceremony Monday night. Read...

Original post made on May. 3, 2010
Last comment by anonymous, on May 5, 2010 at 7:14 pm | 9 comments | 5477 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police chase nets four arrests in Menlo Park

Four men believed to have been involved in a shooting in East Palo Alto early Monday were arrested after a police chase and...

Original post made on May. 5, 2010
Last comment by ghs, on May 5, 2010 at 7:13 pm | 3 comments | 2265 Views

AROUND TOWN

Coroners' report details injuries in plane crash

When San Mateo County investigators arrived at the scene of the Feb. 17 plane crash in East Palo Alto, they found the bodies...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2010
Last comment by Ray, on May 5, 2010 at 11:39 am | 23 comments | 2485 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Reverse Lottery at Palo Verde

I got a letter from Palo Verde today saying that due to over enrollment there is a reverse lottery that will take place on...

Original post made by Vianica on Apr. 21, 2010
Last comment by Sharon, on May 5, 2010 at 11:18 am | 105 comments | 7337 Views

AROUND TOWN

Philanthropist Carolyn Reller dies at 68

Carolyn Reller, a philanthropist and active member of the Palo Alto community, died May 3 after struggling for several years...

Original post made on May. 5, 2010
Last comment by Debbie Ford-Scriba, on May 5, 2010 at 10:30 am | 1 comment | 3369 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pros & Cons Presentations, June Primary Ballot Measures

Tuesday, May 11, 2010 7-9 pm Channing House 850 Webster St. Palo Alto, CA 94301 Pros & Cons June Primary Ballot Measures....

Original post made by League of Women Voters on May. 4, 2010
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SCHOOLS & KIDS

MEASURE A BALLOTS DUE TODAY!

Your voted ballot must be received by the Registrar of Voters by 8pm on Election Day, May 4, 2010, TODAY! Measure A is...

Original post made by A Mom on May. 4, 2010
Last comment by Parent, on May 4, 2010 at 6:56 pm | 3 comments | 2346 Views

AROUND TOWN

HP to acquire Palm for $1.2 billion

Calling it a "transformational deal," HP today announced it will purchase Palm, Inc., of Sunnyvale, a provider of smartphones...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on May 4, 2010 at 6:06 pm | 5 comments | 2196 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

'Pension reform' petitions going to Menlo Park

A group aiming to qualify a "pension reform" initiative for the November ballot plans to present its petitions at 1 p.m....

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2010
Last comment by good job, RT-S, on May 4, 2010 at 5:40 pm | 15 comments | 3186 Views

AROUND TOWN

TheatreWorks cited as 'treasured cultural icon'

On the 40th anniversary of TheatreWorks, the Palo Alto City Council Monday proclaimed the local professional theater company...

Original post made on May. 4, 2010
Last comment by Paul Losch, on May 4, 2010 at 4:36 pm | 3 comments | 2065 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto teens express desires at forum

Teen bands in Lytton Plaza? A 24-hour pearl milk tea shop where teens could congregate? Taco trucks and restaurant "food...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2010
Last comment by Maureen, on May 4, 2010 at 4:13 pm | 11 comments | 2403 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Chilling recordings relate plane-crash fears

Two audio recordings of communications between air-traffic controllers reveal rising anxiety and a tense exchange as the...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2010
Last comment by Stan Faust, on May 4, 2010 at 3:15 pm | 66 comments | 4877 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Help! New scanning technology?

I've just had it. I am drowning in paper that cannot be thrown away because of financial consequences. Does anyone know...

Original post made by Drowning in paper on Apr. 30, 2010
Last comment by Drowning in paper, on May 4, 2010 at 2:18 pm | 6 comments | 1917 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Where to buy bikes for school?

My eldest needs a bicycle to ride to school. All the bike shops have bikes that start at $300 and have gears, seemingly fancier...

Original post made by Mom on May. 3, 2010
Last comment by VoxPop, on May 4, 2010 at 1:19 pm | 9 comments | 2350 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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