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SCHOOLS & KIDS

87 Palo Alto seniors earn National Merit honors

Nearly 10 percent of next June's graduating classes of Gunn and Palo Alto high schools have been named National Merit Semi-Finalists,...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2009
Last comment by Kmom, on Oct 26, 2009 at 5:44 pm | 20 comments | 2925 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Revelations: Why the City Council wages War Against Its Own Employees

REVELATIONS IMPORTANT & DISTURBING HISTORY BEHIND THE CURRENT 2009 NEGOTIATIONS – September 30, 2009 IS...

Original post made by EdgeoftheKnife on Oct. 25, 2009
Last comment by Deep Throat, on Oct 26, 2009 at 2:33 pm | 2 comments | 2029 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk

TONY THE BARBER: RETIRED ... When Tony Nicosia, who owned the barbershop at Charleston Shopping Center in Palo Alto, went...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2009
Last comment by Mr. Big, on Oct 26, 2009 at 12:59 pm | 2 comments | 2707 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police search home, find marijuana farm

Palo Alto police discovered an "elaborate" indoor marijuana farm when executing a search warrant at a home in the 300 block...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2009
Last comment by Nuno, on Oct 26, 2009 at 9:56 am | 39 comments | 4512 Views

AROUND TOWN

Feature story: It takes an 'urban' village

Sunday's grand opening of the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, at the corner of Charleston and San Antonio roads in...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2009
Last comment by anonymous, on Oct 26, 2009 at 9:44 am | 11 comments | 4318 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Resources and support in the wake of tragedy

In the wake of Monday's teen suicide, school officials and community groups have offered the following information. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2009
Last comment by concerned parent 3, on Oct 26, 2009 at 9:19 am | 5 comments | 2858 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Town Hall Monday the 26th - Attend/Watch or Email Questions in Advance

Ever wondered if . . . ? Now you can ask in person (or by email (TownHall@paloaltopta.org)) at the Palo Alto PTA Council's...

Original post made by Lauren Janov for PA PTA Council on Oct. 19, 2009
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 26, 2009 at 8:26 am | 2 comments | 1836 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man beaten, robbed in Mountain View mugging

A man was beaten unconscious and robbed of his wallet while another suffered injuries after being attacked in a downtown...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2009
Last comment by Sam, on Oct 26, 2009 at 8:07 am | 4 comments | 2551 Views

AROUND TOWN

How did the huge new Jewish Center get approved?

If you've seen the new Oshman Famkly Jewish Community Center at San Antonio and Charleston roads, you've probably asked yourself...

Original post made by Paul C on Jul. 24, 2009
Last comment by Old Mother Hubbard, on Oct 26, 2009 at 6:23 am | 48 comments | 3866 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pumpkin patch with bounce houses/jumpers?

There used to be a great pumpkin patch every fall in the parking lot near Broadway and 84 in Redwood City (next to the Denny's)....

Original post made by Dave on Oct. 24, 2009
Last comment by $$$$$, on Oct 25, 2009 at 10:36 pm | 3 comments | 2034 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto sued over plastic-bag ban

Palo Alto's crusade against plastic bags faced its first legal challenge Tuesday, when a coalition of groups filed a lawsuit...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2009
Last comment by Jim Barbera, on Oct 25, 2009 at 10:08 pm | 44 comments | 4498 Views

AROUND TOWN

How does the GATE work?

How does the GATE work in elementary school? Does the teacher spot the children who s/he thinks may do well/qualify for GATE...

Original post made by NoviceMom on Oct. 22, 2009
Last comment by another Paly parent, on Oct 25, 2009 at 9:45 pm | 11 comments | 2924 Views

RESTAURANTS

T & C kicking out Rojoz???

As a Paly parent, I have many times enjoyed a lunch time wrap with my student as well as at other times. I am shocked reading...

Original post made by Rojoz fan on Nov. 28, 2008
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 25, 2009 at 4:07 pm | 22 comments | 5369 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The haunting of Fairmeadow

The multi-purpose room and nearby outside areas at Fairmeadow Elementary School have been converted into the ScareMeadow...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2009
Last comment by Pa Mom, on Oct 25, 2009 at 11:05 am | 6 comments | 2165 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto's early season volleyball success sets the stage for high expectations later on

Dave Winn was hoping to arrive home late Thursday night in a good mood. All he needed to get into that frame of mind was...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2009
Last comment by YSK, on Oct 24, 2009 at 9:02 pm | 1 comment | 2705 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

? going on by RR tracks at Charleston today about 5pm

I passed the intersection of Alma and Charleston and there were 5 police vehicles present and about 5 boys that had bicycles...

Original post made by Mom by Gunn on Oct. 24, 2009
There are no comments yet. 2451 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto home invasion linked to Mountain View case

The Oct. 18 home-invasion robbery in Palo Alto's College Terrace neighborhood has been linked to a similar case in Mountain...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2009
Last comment by Cynthia, on Oct 24, 2009 at 5:23 pm | 8 comments | 2647 Views

SPORTS

Cardinal women hoops tabbed Pac-10 favorite

The Stanford women's basketball team was voted the conference favorite in a poll of Pac-10 coaches it was announced Thursday....

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2009
Last comment by BigFanAgain-OOPS!, on Oct 24, 2009 at 12:14 pm | 3 comments | 2261 Views

AROUND TOWN

Channing House tutors give, gain knowledge, rewards

Twice each week, 20 children from East Palo Alto meet with Channing House seniors, ages 70 to 94, for one-on-one time, reading,...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2009
Last comment by Loni Allen, on Oct 24, 2009 at 8:48 am | 2 comments | 2530 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Boyfriend arrested in Palo Alto arson death

Bulos Zumot, 36, the boyfriend of Jennifer Marie Schipsi, 29, was arrested at 5:35 p.m. at his downtown Palo Alto hookah...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2009
Last comment by Anon., on Oct 24, 2009 at 1:43 am | 68 comments | 7639 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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