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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Atherton family honors Richard May

Family and friends of slain East Palo Alto police officer Rich May, including his stepfather Frank Merrill of Atherton, plan...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2009
Last comment by greg, on Dec 28, 2009 at 1:11 pm | 4 comments | 2716 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board members say tax renewal is critical

Members of the Palo Alto Board of Education made it clear Tuesday night that renewal of the district's parcel tax is critical...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2009
Last comment by Erin, on Dec 28, 2009 at 9:59 am | 43 comments | 3290 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Four young men arrested for five car burglaries

Two teenagers and two young adults are facing prosecution for burglary after they were arrested in Palo Alto early Monday...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2009
Last comment by stool, on Dec 28, 2009 at 3:20 am | 12 comments | 2399 Views

SPORTS

Gunn's football season ends in CCS loss to Leland

If Gunn could pick one football game to do a do over this season, its 51-13 opening-round playoff loss to host Leland would...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2009
Last comment by Miami, on Dec 27, 2009 at 6:01 pm | 7 comments | 2541 Views

SPORTS

Stanford's Smit shatters two world swim records

Julia Smit of the United States set the short-course world record in the women's 200-meter individual medley on Saturday,...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2009
Last comment by michaelapujals, on Dec 26, 2009 at 7:58 pm | 1 comment | 2615 Views

AROUND TOWN

Jurors deliberated hard, but did 'the right thing'

Alberto Alvarez showed no emotion when the jury's recommendation for the death penalty was announced. But the jurors who...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2009
Last comment by reti, on Dec 26, 2009 at 2:59 pm | 20 comments | 2771 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Countywide campaign nets 189 DUI arrests

Law enforcement agencies across Santa Clara County will be setting up sobriety checkpoints in Palo Alto and other Peninsula...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2009
Last comment by Bill, on Dec 26, 2009 at 9:02 am | 11 comments | 2399 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Developer sues Palo Alto over affordable-housing

A Palo Alto policy that requires developers to dedicate portions of their residential projects to affordable housing is facing...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2009
Last comment by live nearby, on Dec 26, 2009 at 8:28 am | 23 comments | 2942 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Spare the air' day is declared

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a winter "Spare the Air" alert for today, banning wood burning both...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2008
Last comment by Bill, on Dec 25, 2009 at 3:32 pm | 9 comments | 3021 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Spare the Air alert a possibility for Christmas

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is asking residents to check before burning any wood fires this week, as roasting...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2009
Last comment by Humbug, on Dec 25, 2009 at 1:39 pm | 13 comments | 2665 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

The Senate Health Takeover Bill will affect every one of us...

Here is a link to the Heritage Foundation's analysis of the Senate Bill that is being rammed down our throats through every...

Original post made by Health Care Reform the Wrong Way on Dec. 19, 2009
Last comment by Ridiculous post, on Dec 25, 2009 at 12:18 pm | 16 comments | 1713 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto bicyclist killed on road where Caltrans refused to add bike lanes

Article in the Daily Journal: http://www.smdailyjournal.com/article_preview.php?id=121565 The victim was hit by a passing...

Original post made by Sarah on Dec. 22, 2009
Last comment by Sarah, on Dec 25, 2009 at 11:41 am | 4 comments | 2104 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Defense to request new trial after Alvarez sentence

Defense attorneys for Alberto Alvarez plan to ask the court to set aside the death-penalty verdict a jury recommended Tuesday,...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2009
Last comment by Andres, on Dec 25, 2009 at 8:10 am | 19 comments | 2326 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Safe Ride' gears up for tipsy teens, others

Safe Ride, a quarter-century-old service that offers rides to intoxicated teenagers from Mountain View to Redwood City, is...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2009
Last comment by johnston, on Dec 24, 2009 at 9:07 pm | 13 comments | 2469 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Applying to UC: The Personal Statement

Here's a link to a video produced by UC about preparing the UC personal statement. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zo6NI4wHf4...

Original post made by Parent on Nov. 12, 2009
Last comment by Redwood Shores mom, on Dec 24, 2009 at 7:53 pm | 1 comment | 2092 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn, Paly land on top 100 'Gold Medal List'

Both Gunn and Palo Alto high schools have ranked in U.S. News and World Report's 2010 "Gold Medal List" of America's top...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2009
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Dec 24, 2009 at 4:09 pm | 25 comments | 5979 Views

MOVIES

And the Oscar goes to...

LEGO characters were the stars when Brendan Bellomo made his first films as a kid growing up in Palo Alto. Read the full...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2009
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Dec 24, 2009 at 1:39 pm | 1 comment | 6296 Views

SPORTS

One more construction job for Stanford football

Chris Marinelli and the rest of the Stanford football team's Tunnel Workers Union have their work cut out for them one more...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2009
Last comment by Cardinal Fan, on Dec 24, 2009 at 11:21 am | 1 comment | 2646 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Santa Clara bus, light-rail service cuts coming

Major cutbacks in bus and light-rail service will hit Santa Clara County transit riders in January, the Valley Transportation...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2009
Last comment by Mike, on Dec 24, 2009 at 9:19 am | 18 comments | 3030 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Review of Taser use is timely and necessary

No fatalities have occurred from the seven instances in which Palo Alto police officers have used Tasers to help subdue or...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2009
Last comment by bill, on Dec 23, 2009 at 10:22 pm | 12 comments | 2200 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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