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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Recendes pleads not guilty in sex assault

Roberto Recendes, accused of attacking a 94-year-old Palo Alto woman in 2002, pleaded not guilty to sexual-assault and elder-abuse...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Aug 18, 2009 at 7:46 pm | 3 comments | 2201 Views

AROUND TOWN

Join the Fight to Save Palo Alto Bowl!!

Hi you all, Care about the Palo Alto Bowl? Sick and tired of a handful of elderly people deciding the fate of your city...

Original post made by Daniel Mart on Aug. 14, 2009
Last comment by Greg, on Aug 18, 2009 at 6:25 pm | 19 comments | 2128 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents nervous over Facebook move

As Facebook gears up to move an estimated 800 employees to Stanford Research Park, some residents of the adjacent College...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2009
Last comment by Jack, on Aug 18, 2009 at 6:04 pm | 8 comments | 3229 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Another mountain lion sighting in Woodside

A mountain lion sighting was reported tonight in Woodside, according to the San Mateo County Office of Emergency Services....

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2009
Last comment by jb, on Aug 18, 2009 at 4:15 pm | 22 comments | 2506 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Huge jump in Palo Alto retiree health costs

With the liability of medical care for the City of Palo Alto's retirees ballooning to $129.7 million, the City Council has...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2009
Last comment by jb, on Aug 18, 2009 at 2:45 pm | 11 comments | 2851 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Boy, 12, shot by stray bullet in front of his home

A 12-year-old boy was shot in the ankle by a stray bullet while standing in front of his house in East Palo Alto late Monday...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2009
Last comment by anon., on Aug 18, 2009 at 1:37 pm | 9 comments | 2223 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Cal Train horns increasing in frequency; response to volume criticism?

My Lord, it's like the train engineer blows the horn every three seconds, over and over. In the morning commute (7:30-9:30)...

Original post made by Midtown Male on Aug. 14, 2009
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Aug 18, 2009 at 1:37 pm | 3 comments | 1714 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Charging ahead

By all accounts, things are looking up for a high-voltage future. And Palo Alto, already one of the greenest and tech-savviest...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2009
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Aug 18, 2009 at 1:00 pm | 14 comments | 2809 Views

SPORTS

Athletes give thumbs up, thumbs down to Games

As the 2009 Summer National Senior Games wind down, seniors who took part in the event praised the experience but also had...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2009
Last comment by William Stern, on Aug 18, 2009 at 12:45 pm | 1 comment | 2541 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents praise new Oregon Expressway plans

New plans for Palo Alto's Oregon Expressway call for preserving trees along Middlefield Road and leaving open the possibility...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2009
Last comment by Smith, on Aug 18, 2009 at 12:45 pm | 15 comments | 3010 Views

AROUND TOWN

2009 Senior Games: Interview with Roger Gentilhomme

Roger Gentilhomme fought a high-noon battle against his opponent on the court at Taube Family Tennis Center during the hottest...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2009
Last comment by Andy Harader, on Aug 17, 2009 at 6:50 pm | 2 comments | 2792 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Santa Cruz Mountains fire chars 4,100 acres

Fire crews Thursday continued to battle a raging, wind-driven fire in the Santa Cruz Mountains that has burned 2,800 acres...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2009
Last comment by larry, on Aug 17, 2009 at 3:41 pm | 4 comments | 2703 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Menlo Park resident files high-speed rail lawsuit

Menlo Park resident Russell Peterson filed a lawsuit against the California High-Speed Rail Authority and the Peninsula Corridor...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2009
Last comment by stretch, on Aug 17, 2009 at 11:11 am | 4 comments | 2284 Views

AROUND TOWN

Peet's in Menlo Park could reopen this week

Before the month is out, Peet's Coffee & Tea at the corner of University Drive and Santa Cruz Avenue could reopen for business,...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2009
Last comment by Lillian, on Aug 17, 2009 at 10:32 am | 2 comments | 2209 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Downtown Palo Alto vacancies hit 10 percent

The retail vacancy rate in downtown Palo Alto has jumped to more than 10 percent, prompting city staff to examine whether...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2009
Last comment by Elena, on Aug 17, 2009 at 9:12 am | 52 comments | 3480 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Newspaper wars, again

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Original post made on Jul. 8, 2008
Last comment by Markus, on Aug 17, 2009 at 4:39 am | 7 comments | 3303 Views

AROUND TOWN

Trees damaged in Oregon Expressway work

A sidewalk-installation project along Oregon Expressway has damaged several large trees to the point to the point city officials...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2009
Last comment by Jack, on Aug 16, 2009 at 10:27 pm | 10 comments | 2764 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Protesters rally outside office of Anna Eshoo

Carrying American flags, picket signs and at times bugling patriotic songs, members of the grassroots group the Tea Party...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2009
Last comment by GS, on Aug 16, 2009 at 9:37 pm | 99 comments | 7535 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Children's Hospital plans changed

Seeking to save about $15 million in construction costs and make operations more efficient, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2009
Last comment by Jocelyn Dong, on Aug 16, 2009 at 8:10 pm | 3 comments | 2113 Views

AROUND TOWN

Blaze destroys Eichler home on Edgewood Drive

A fire that began when a worker rubbed an interior wall with his hand, creating static, destroyed a three-bedroom home on...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2008
Last comment by Jerome Reed, on Aug 16, 2009 at 10:53 am | 39 comments | 17601 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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