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Gun battle erupts in East Palo Alto

Twenty-five to 30 shots were fired in a gun battle in East Palo Alto Thursday evening, injuring two men, according to an...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2009
Last comment by interested, on Jan 17, 2010 at 11:25 pm | 16 comments | 2719 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Frost in court to challenge Palo Alto sit/lie law

Palo Alto panhandler Victor Frost's challenge to the City of Palo Alto's sit/lie ordinance will be argued in court Thursday...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2010
Last comment by Robert Norse, on Jan 17, 2010 at 9:58 pm | 19 comments | 2639 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man, 27, fatally shot in East Palo Alto

A 27-year-old man died in a shooting in East Palo Alto Saturday afternoon, according to a San Mateo County deputy coroner....

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2010
Last comment by mizz juicy Gurl, on Jan 17, 2010 at 8:07 pm | 55 comments | 4849 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

What was happening on Alma?

Cops, Fire & Utilities had Alma closed between Charleston and San Antonio. Obviously a utility issue but curios as to what...

Original post made by Dave on Jan. 14, 2010
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Jan 17, 2010 at 2:24 pm | 6 comments | 2045 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Disaster Photo Ops

If your daughter was buried under Hatian wreckage, what would rather see landing at the one operable airport, a load of supplies...

Original post made by Walter_E_Wallis on Jan. 16, 2010
Last comment by Kevin, on Jan 17, 2010 at 8:01 am | 7 comments | 2000 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Utilities commission skeptical about water plan

A proposal to raise water-efficiency standards for local landscapes was greeted with skepticism by the city's Utilities Advisory...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2010
Last comment by how markets work, on Jan 16, 2010 at 8:52 pm | 11 comments | 2215 Views

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The power of the story

<B>"Close Encounters of the Third-Grade Kind: Thoughts on Teacherhood," by Phillip Done; Center Street/Hachette Book Group;...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2010
Last comment by the prefessor, on Jan 16, 2010 at 7:47 pm | 2 comments | 2296 Views

AROUND TOWN

JCC Theater - What's on list?

Hi everyone Does anyone know where to find out about what's on at the new JCC theater? I don't see it advertised on line...

Original post made by Neighbor on Jan. 15, 2010
Last comment by Neighbor, on Jan 16, 2010 at 5:52 pm | 2 comments | 1664 Views

AROUND TOWN

percussive noises early Saturday mornings?

Does anyone now what the intermittent percussive (construction?) noises are? We've been noticing them early Saturday mornings....

Original post made by JSD on Jan. 9, 2010
Last comment by Bill, on Jan 16, 2010 at 11:04 am | 5 comments | 1905 Views

BOOKS

Palo Altan uncovers Slovenia

For Palo Alto resident and attorney Jacqueline Widmar Stewart, publishing a book about her grandparents' homeland of Slovenia...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2010
Last comment by Susan Sachen, on Jan 16, 2010 at 10:24 am | 1 comment | 4727 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Bankrupt California Considering Paying Citizens Dividend Checks for Energy Savings

Arnold really is losing his mind. It's bizarre that he claimed he'd save us from left wing lunacy in the election. http://content.usatoday.com/communities/greenhouse/post/2010/0...

Original post made by George on Jan. 13, 2010
Last comment by disgusted, on Jan 16, 2010 at 5:42 am | 2 comments | 1801 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Middle College at Foothill (at Cubberly)

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Original post made by High School Parent on Mar. 11, 2008
Last comment by Anne W, on Jan 15, 2010 at 10:53 pm | 2 comments | 3134 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Local fund seeks Haiti quake relief donations

The Irene S. Scully Fund, a donor-advised fund of Silicon Valley Community Foundation in Mountain View, will provide up to...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2010
Last comment by Sharon, on Jan 15, 2010 at 7:30 pm | 3 comments | 2435 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Accident on California and Hanover Thursday evening

While driving home on Thursday evening, there were a lot of police cars and fire trucks at the corner of California and Hanover....

Original post made by Wondering on Jan. 15, 2010
Last comment by Ken, on Jan 15, 2010 at 3:31 pm | 3 comments | 2168 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Much ado about homework

The mere mention of homework conjures up stress in Palo Alto, but Addison Elementary School is trying to take the anxiety...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2010
Last comment by , on Jan 15, 2010 at 3:20 pm | -1 comments | 2653 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

California bond ratings lowest in nation, and getting worse

July 14, 2009: "(Bloomberg) -- California’s credit rating, the lowest of all U.S. states, was cut for the second time in...

Original post made by Joshua on Jan. 14, 2010
Last comment by Joshua, on Jan 15, 2010 at 3:08 pm | 3 comments | 1765 Views

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Caffe del Doge opens at Palo Alto train station

Caffe del Doge, the Italian-style coffeehouse on University Avenue and a haven for espresso lovers, announced it will open...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2009
Last comment by Bea, on Jan 15, 2010 at 2:21 pm | 15 comments | 2630 Views

AROUND TOWN

Water main break on Cambridge dries up faucets

A water-main break on Cambridge Avenue in Palo Alto dried up faucets in the area and closed the street this morning while...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2010
Last comment by Hetch Hetchy lover, on Jan 15, 2010 at 12:30 pm | 5 comments | 2048 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Haiti history

The UN occupation can be extremely unpopular. This was sent in after Aristide was removed by a plot essentially by the US,...

Original post made by Resident on Jan. 15, 2010
Last comment by Norm, on Jan 15, 2010 at 11:37 am | 2 comments | 1972 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Alma Street traffic diverted while gas leak fixed

Traffic on Alma Street in south Palo Alto was diverted this afternoon while city Utilities Department crews repaired a gas...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2010
Last comment by Bill, on Jan 15, 2010 at 10:53 am | 6 comments | 1867 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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