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BOOKS

Know Knew Books could be in its final chapter

The sign spells out Know Knew Books' bleak economic state in big red letters, amid the window display of books, action figurines...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2009
Last comment by Andrew, on Oct 18, 2009 at 2:24 pm | 1 comment | 4540 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Local Executives Arrested for Insider Trading

They are alleged to have targeted Google and SUN, one was a McKinsey Director from here another is a local executive from...

Original post made by Sharon on Oct. 17, 2009
Last comment by Where the Truth Lies, on Oct 18, 2009 at 2:20 pm | 6 comments | 2386 Views

AROUND TOWN

Reminder: Join the Fight to Save the Palo Alto Bowl From Demolition!

Hi you all, As a reminder, please join the cause JOIN THE FIGHT TO SAVE THE PALO ALTO BOWL! http://www.move.to/savethepaloaltobowl Also,...

Original post made by Daniel Mart on Oct. 18, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1973 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Nancy Shepherd

Nancy Shepherd has never served on the Palo Alto City Council, but her list of supporters and endorsers -- which includes...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2009
Last comment by Voter, on Oct 18, 2009 at 11:00 am | 8 comments | 2968 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Gail Price

Gail Price is new to city politics, but the veteran urban planner, education volunteer and former Palo Alto Board of Education...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2009
Last comment by David Lieberman, on Oct 18, 2009 at 10:47 am | 7 comments | 2864 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Economy 1 year ago versus today

Reading the paper this morning, I see 3 glaring points: 1) 1 year ago, Valley unemployment was about 6%, today it is about...

Original post made by Common Sense Economist on Oct. 17, 2009
Last comment by Common Sense Economist, on Oct 18, 2009 at 9:20 am | 7 comments | 1846 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Karen Holman - Skip That Box

Karen Holam has been involved in at least three local issues: 1. Closure of roads in the Downtown North Neighborhood, including...

Original post made by Kate on Oct. 14, 2009
Last comment by Kate, on Oct 17, 2009 at 8:42 pm | 16 comments | 2215 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Brian Steen

Brian Steen hasn't ventured into local politics before, but he figures he'd fit right in on a City Council where the word...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2009
Last comment by Be careful, on Oct 17, 2009 at 2:00 pm | 2 comments | 2952 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto revising business-tax guidelines

Palo Alto officials are revising the rules for implementing a new business-license tax in response to criticism from a vocal...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2009
Last comment by Kate, on Oct 16, 2009 at 6:21 pm | 43 comments | 2563 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford study: Early flu shots save lives, money

Starting a vaccination campaign a few weeks earlier could save nearly 600 lives and more than $150 million in a city the...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2009
Last comment by A Noun Ea Mus, on Oct 16, 2009 at 4:07 pm | 9 comments | 3418 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Worth a look

Art Read the full story here http://www.PaloAltoOnline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=11659 posted Friday, September 25,...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2009
Last comment by Amy, on Oct 16, 2009 at 12:18 pm | 1 comment | 2429 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

College Terrace development wins key approval

A proposal to expand and rebuild the popular JJ&F Food Store as part of a dense, office-heavy development on El Camino Real...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2009
There are no comments yet. 2593 Views

AROUND TOWN

Storm dumps 4.5 inches of rain, half fills creeks

Tuesday's rain-and-wind storm dumped approximately 4.5 inches of rain in the Palo Alto Foothills as of 5 p.m. but area creeks...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Oct 16, 2009 at 10:22 am | 4 comments | 2251 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What's holding California back from a water deal?

A slim majority (51%) also said there should be "fundamental changes" in the Constitution. But 69% objected to reducing the...

Original post made by Resident on Oct. 16, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Oct 16, 2009 at 10:08 am | 1 comment | 1932 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

enrollment numbers

Does anyone know what the current enrollment numbers are at our middle schools and high schools? I have heard that the numbers...

Original post made by paloaltomom on Oct. 15, 2009
Last comment by paloaltomom, on Oct 16, 2009 at 9:11 am | 2 comments | 1862 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Larry Klein

Larry Klein has been on the City Council for a long, long time, and he has all the acronyms to prove it. His current council...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2009
Last comment by Marvin, on Oct 16, 2009 at 6:28 am | 3 comments | 3198 Views

SPORTS

Menlo boys hold off M-A in crucial PAL water polo match

The Menlo boys' water polo team rallied from a goal down with 4:40 left to play and pulled out an exciting 8-7 victory over...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2009
Last comment by Atta, on Oct 16, 2009 at 5:23 am | 2 comments | 2287 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

South Bay Labor Council Mailer

Did anyone else get an expensive four-color mailer today with labor council endorsements for City Council candidates? ...

Original post made by anonymous on Oct. 10, 2009
Last comment by Its about construction jobs, on Oct 15, 2009 at 4:08 pm | 6 comments | 3129 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Angry residents disrupt Cal Ave tree meeting

Residents' outrage over the clearcutting of 63 mature trees along California Avenue disrupted a community meeting to discuss...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2009
Last comment by Fred Balin, on Oct 15, 2009 at 3:17 pm | 45 comments | 9667 Views

SPORTS

Rainy day puts a damper on Stanford football

Most days during the football season, senior running back Toby Gerhart doesn't mind his bicycle trips around the Stanford...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2009
Last comment by ltk, on Oct 15, 2009 at 10:26 am | 1 comment | 2484 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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