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AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto budget gap could triple in decade

Palo Alto's annual budget deficit will more than triple over the next decade if the city doesn't slash its services or find...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 26, 2010 at 8:31 am | 31 comments | 4127 Views

RESTAURANTS

Shop Talk

SAN JOSE'S LOSS, PALO ALTO'S GAIN ... Ramona Street just got a bit hipper. Premier Boutique, San Jose's trendy little shoe...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2009
Last comment by avi, on Feb 26, 2010 at 5:42 am | 3 comments | 5493 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Officer's Facebook comments anger gun-rights groups

Comments allegedly made by an East Palo Alto detective on his Facebook page that advocated beating and potentially killing...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2010
Last comment by factchecker ..., on Feb 26, 2010 at 3:54 am | 22 comments | 2928 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Atherton resident's 911 call leads to arrest

Police in Atherton arrested a woman caught trying to leave an apparently unoccupied home through a broken rear window after...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2010
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Feb 25, 2010 at 10:15 pm | 6 comments | 2220 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Missing Menlo Park girl found safe, police report

Jennifer Blair, the missing Menlo Park teenager, has been found and is safe, police confirmed Saturday night. Read the full...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2010
Last comment by cmcmillan, on Feb 25, 2010 at 9:27 pm | 18 comments | 3175 Views

AROUND TOWN

Authorities ID victim of Middlefield car crash

The Santa Clara County Coroner's office has identified the man killed last Sunday in a single-vehicle crash on W. Middlefield...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2010
Last comment by anon, on Feb 25, 2010 at 8:58 pm | 4 comments | 1887 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

What is it with the tracks? Another fatality

5:30 pedestrian dead. Bullet train @ San Antonio, where the bullet flies thru @ 80mph. So sad.Our Paly/MV area seems like...

Original post made by David on Feb. 25, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 25, 2010 at 6:29 pm | 2 comments | 1809 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

So, do you want to get serious medicine here or in Canada?

http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5h0QC7bditrEb3wYz_6_b-gsGGDxA Clearly, the leftist single...

Original post made by Gary on Feb. 23, 2010
Last comment by Use your heads, on Feb 25, 2010 at 5:40 pm | 20 comments | 1836 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Is this really a Stanford fund raising drive?

Tonight during supper we received a phone call allegedly from Stanford University soliciting money for "poor students" and...

Original post made by Bob on Feb. 24, 2010
There are no comments yet. 2171 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto youth to outline priorities Saturday

What do teenagers want? As Palo Alto's high school students prepare to explain themselves to the city's adult leaders this...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2010
Last comment by What an opportunity!, on Feb 24, 2010 at 5:32 pm | 2 comments | 2590 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

ShotSpotter system records tragic plane crash

First there is the sound of a plane's engines. Then a crackling noise, as though the plane has hit a power line. Then, crashing...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2010
Last comment by T Tierney, on Feb 24, 2010 at 2:59 pm | 37 comments | 6809 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

California Avenue fountain plans make progress

Plans for a new fountain at the eastern end of California Avenue are moving forward. In coming weeks, a panel consisting...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Feb 24, 2010 at 2:18 pm | 4 comments | 1927 Views

SPORTS

Paly boys' soccer gets automatic bid to CCS

Palo Alto boys' soccer coach Don Briggs won't be as concerned heading into Saturday's Central Coast Section seeding meeting...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2010
Last comment by orion foley, on Feb 24, 2010 at 2:01 pm | 2 comments | 3618 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Letters

High-speed rail vote Read the full story here http://www.PaloAltoOnline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=12476 posted Friday,...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2010
Last comment by Leo, on Feb 23, 2010 at 10:34 pm | 5 comments | 2264 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Mentoring boosts teacher retention in East Palo Alto schools

A new teacher enters the classroom brimming with energy and enthusiasm before running up against the hard realities of the...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2010
Last comment by concerned citizen, on Feb 23, 2010 at 10:11 pm | 3 comments | 2512 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Keene praises response to Wednesday crash

Palo Alto City Manager James Keene is lauding the community's response to Wednesday's fatal plane crash, which left the entire...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2010
Last comment by T, from Duveneck/St Francis, on Feb 23, 2010 at 9:47 pm | 4 comments | 2005 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Morning crash victim identified as 55-year-old Neil Kelly of Belmont

Neil Kelly, 55, of Belmont was killed in a multi-vehicle crash on southbound U.S. Highway 101 in East Palo Alto this morning,...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2009
Last comment by Community, on Feb 23, 2010 at 9:28 pm | 57 comments | 4107 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Energy

Well, Palo Alto, Now that you have experienced a day without it, ask yourself - is electricity a sybaritic, shameful indulgence,...

Original post made by Walter_E_Wallis on Feb. 18, 2010
Last comment by Sunny Jim, on Feb 23, 2010 at 9:13 pm | 17 comments | 2168 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Visiting student from Singapore dies from Feb. 3 bike-crash injuries

A fundraising drive has been launched to pay for medical care and family expenses for Yichao Wang, a visiting Ph.D. student...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2010
Last comment by Ashley, on Feb 23, 2010 at 7:02 pm | 19 comments | 3430 Views

AROUND TOWN

Silent tribute

The mood on Beech Street in East Palo Alto is calm again, five days after a fatal plane crash plunged the neighborhood into...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2010
Last comment by Odo, on Feb 23, 2010 at 4:55 pm | 3 comments | 1822 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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