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WE WANT UNCLE BEAR BACK ... Castilleja School students and alumnae have raised a chorus of protest over the unexplained...

Original post made on Nov. 26, 2009
Last comment by anonymous, on Nov 29, 2009 at 2:34 pm | 3 comments | 3862 Views

SPORTS

Stanford wins its eighth football game

Stanford senior offensive guard Chris Marinelli is the leader of the 'Tunnel Union Workers,' an apt allegory for the folks...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2009
Last comment by hindsight, on Nov 29, 2009 at 2:32 pm | 5 comments | 2316 Views

SPORTS

Klineman helps Stanford climb back from the brink of defeat

Stanford rallied to beat the Bears, 23-25, 18-25, 25-23, 25-20, 15-4, in a grueling 2:30 match that defined description....

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2009
Last comment by tnp101, on Nov 28, 2009 at 4:09 pm | 2 comments | 2081 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Alvarez guilty -- first-degree murder

Alberto Alvarez has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the 2006 killing of East Palo Alto police officer Richard...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2009
Last comment by jocko, on Nov 28, 2009 at 4:02 pm | 24 comments | 2428 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man beaten, robbed at Mountain View 7-Eleven

Police say a 40-year-old Mountain View man was beaten and robbed by four attackers in a 7-Eleven parking lot Sunday evening. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2009
Last comment by Cynthia, on Nov 28, 2009 at 3:34 pm | 12 comments | 2188 Views

SPORTS

O'Hara, Stanford earns spot in the College Cup

Kelley O'Hara became the nation's leading goal scorer on Friday night, scoring twice in helping the Stanford women's soccer...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2009
Last comment by Soccer mom, on Nov 28, 2009 at 9:53 am | 1 comment | 2406 Views

SPORTS

Stanford football hopes it'll be its Luck, not the Irish's

The Big Game loss took a little longer to shake but when it came time to begin preparations for Notre Dame, the Stanford...

Original post made on Nov. 26, 2009
Last comment by Sandy Bear, on Nov 28, 2009 at 8:59 am | 3 comments | 2560 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Train hits car in Palo Alto -- no injuries

A Caltrain clipped a car at Churchill Avenue in Palo Alto shortly after 6 p.m. today, but no injuries were reported, according...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2009
Last comment by train rider, on Nov 27, 2009 at 9:51 pm | 20 comments | 2283 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto fights downtown vacancies

Seeking to save downtown Palo Alto from a spreading rash of vacancy signs, city officials have tweaked the zoning rules to...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2009
Last comment by Giovanni, on Nov 27, 2009 at 1:24 pm | 30 comments | 3656 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New studio unveiled at Palo Alto Children's Theatre

The completion of a newly renovated dance studio in the Palo Alto Children's Theatre complex will provide more than 500 dance...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2009
Last comment by Sethro, on Nov 27, 2009 at 10:35 am | 3 comments | 2613 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Kids and Palo Alto: What Can We Do?

It seems in the last few days as if our Town Square Forums regarding Palo Alto students have become a bit kinder and more...

Original post made by Can We Talk? on Nov. 4, 2009
Last comment by BF, on Nov 26, 2009 at 8:42 pm | 87 comments | 9913 Views

SPORTS

Menlo, SHP meet to decide CCS football finalist

Less than a week ago, Menlo School was looking for its first-ever Central Coast Section football victory. On Saturday, it...

Original post made on Nov. 26, 2009
Last comment by Johnson Witt, on Nov 26, 2009 at 3:05 pm | 1 comment | 2823 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ho-ho hum?

Low sales and high unemployment numbers in Silicon Valley could signal a poor spending season for already struggling retailers....

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2009
Last comment by Mike, on Nov 26, 2009 at 10:34 am | 8 comments | 3244 Views

SPORTS

Menlo, SHP grads help Princeton polo reach NCAAs

The NCAA men's water polo championships will be held at Princeton University on Dec. 5-6. It isn't often the tournament is...

Original post made on Nov. 26, 2009
Last comment by Nancy Wigley, on Nov 26, 2009 at 9:19 am | 1 comment | 2380 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto holiday garbage pickup schedule

In past years, I seem to remember PASCO mailing out postcards to everyone with the holiday garbage pickup schedule. I did...

Original post made by Sarah on Nov. 25, 2009
Last comment by Sarah, on Nov 26, 2009 at 9:03 am | 3 comments | 6205 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Murder suspect Zumot's plea delayed to January

Bulos Zumot, the suspect in the death of Palo Alto realtor Jennifer Schipsi, will wait at least six more weeks before entering...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2009
Last comment by bru, on Nov 26, 2009 at 7:39 am | 6 comments | 2127 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Is dealing with the "Dog Matter" barking up the wrong tree?

Every decade or so, the "Dog Matter" pops up in Palo Alto -- no relation to the little piles rarely seen in these post-PooperScooper...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2009
Last comment by It's not the dog, it's the owner, on Nov 26, 2009 at 1:27 am | 36 comments | 3094 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents demand probe of 'egg war' investigation

Angry Palo Alto High School parents are calling for a probe by the school board and district superintendent into how Paly...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2009
Last comment by A Noun Ea Mus, on Nov 25, 2009 at 10:13 pm | 150 comments | 15871 Views

SPORTS

Paly, SHP and Castilleja advance in NorCals

The first big step has been taken by three local teams in the CIF Northern California girls' volleyball playoffs as Palo...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2009
Last comment by Viking Fan, on Nov 25, 2009 at 9:55 pm | 2 comments | 2195 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Counties getting bigger doses of H1N1 vaccine

Santa Clara and San Mateo counties are about to get larger doses of H1N1 vaccines because they have so far come up short...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2009
Last comment by Otherwise Better, on Nov 25, 2009 at 9:15 pm | 10 comments | 2365 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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