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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford's Redwood City campus moves closer to reality

The Stanford University Board of Trustees gave its blessing this week to the university's first significant expansion outside...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2015
Last comment by Public neighborhood access, on Apr 9, 2016 at 10:07 am | 13 comments | 8061 Views

AROUND TOWN

Plan to rebuild Hotel Parmani faces zoning hurdle

Located at the doorstep of the sprawling and bustling Stanford Research Park, the two-story Hotel Parmani keeps a decidedly...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2016
Last comment by resident 1, on Apr 9, 2016 at 9:01 am | 32 comments | 4869 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town

<B><B>SEEING THE LIGHT ... </B>It's not always easy for visitors and commuters to downtown Palo Alto to figure out what to...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2016
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Apr 9, 2016 at 3:48 am | 2 comments | 757 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New carpool service revs up in Palo Alto

On a crisp morning in San Francisco, Catherine Zhang stepped out of her house a few blocks away from AT&T Park and headed...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 8, 2016 at 4:36 pm | 5 comments | 10391 Views

AROUND TOWN

Man dies in hit-and-run rollover collision

A 58-year-old New Hampshire man is dead after a hit-and-run, rollover collision Wednesday on northbound U.S. 101 just south...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2016
Last comment by Huge Local Problem, on Apr 8, 2016 at 2:24 pm | 14 comments | 3890 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Letters to the editor

<B>Look to North Bayshore Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2016/04/08/letters-to-the-editor...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2016
Last comment by LBC, on Apr 8, 2016 at 1:41 pm | 2 comments | 966 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford University warns about tax fraud, identity thefts

Tax scammers have hit the Stanford University campus, with 23 cases reported already and more expected as tax return season...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2016
Last comment by resident 1, on Apr 8, 2016 at 11:56 am | 4 comments | 3441 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Buena Vista youth are resilient, optimistic, study finds

The youth and teenagers who live in Palo Alto's last mobile-home park, Buena Vista Mobile Home Park, report high levels of...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2016
Last comment by Chip, on Apr 8, 2016 at 11:24 am | 18 comments | 3796 Views

AROUND TOWN

Toy storage

It can be thrilling for children to receive toys on birthdays or special occasions, but what happens when the toys start...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2016
There are no comments yet. 3557 Views

AROUND TOWN

Home Front

<B><B>DO ONE THING IN APRIL ... </B>April is a great month to replenish your emergency food supply, according to the <B>Midtown...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1359 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police arrest East Palo Alto man in connection with brush fire near Facebook in Menlo Park

A 35-year-old East Palo Alto man was arrested Wednesday in connection with a March 28 brush fire] in the area of University...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2016
Last comment by Kavanaugh Neighbor, on Apr 8, 2016 at 7:25 am | 2 comments | 3255 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

East Palo Alto joins national effort to support young men of color

In a Feb. 27, 2014 speech, President Barack Obama called on parents, community groups, foundations, businesses, tech leaders,...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2016
Last comment by A Noun Ea Mus, on Apr 8, 2016 at 5:20 am | 6 comments | 2271 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents: Palo Alto bike plan needs education along with new safety measures

Four planned bicycle boulevards in Palo Alto could have roundabouts, speed humps and other raised surfaces and roadway markings...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2016
Last comment by resident, on Apr 7, 2016 at 8:43 pm | 36 comments | 4056 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto residents flex their muscle

Citizens united over Palo Alto issues affecting their quality of life in 2015, holding federal authorities, City Hall and...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2015
Last comment by Stephanie Enos, on Apr 7, 2016 at 5:00 pm | 12 comments | 5504 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Peninsula cities team up on new recycled water projects

Seeking to spur greater use of recycled water in the region, Palo Alto, Mountain View, East Palo Alto and members of the...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2016
Last comment by Not laughing, on Apr 7, 2016 at 4:50 pm | 2 comments | 2673 Views

AROUND TOWN

Community Notebook: Eight Palo Alto companies recognized for green efforts

Eight Palo Alto businesses will receive the 4th annual Mayor's Green Business Leader Award for their efforts in improving...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2016
Last comment by Please correct, on Apr 7, 2016 at 3:08 pm | 1 comment | 1994 Views

AROUND TOWN

Burglars hit Palo Alto nonprofit

A Palo Alto nonprofit group that serves people with disabilities was hit by burglars over the weekend, according to Palo...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2016
Last comment by Green, on Apr 7, 2016 at 1:39 pm | 5 comments | 3748 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man arrested after opening wrong car door

There can sometimes be good surprises at 2:30 a.m., but on March 31, Curtis Edward Jordan Jr. did not get one of them. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2016
Last comment by Retired Teacher, on Apr 7, 2016 at 11:02 am | 23 comments | 5671 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Unmasking the truth: Beyond the stigma of mental illness

When I was first diagnosed with depression and Generalized Anxiety Disorder, I was 12 years old. At first, I thought my episodes...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2016
Last comment by For understanding, on Apr 7, 2016 at 9:35 am | 30 comments | 6741 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plaintiffs to continue court fight against Vi at Palo Alto despite dismissals

A U.S. District Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Palo Alto retirement community Vi for allegedly illegally giving...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2016
Last comment by Steve, on Apr 6, 2016 at 9:06 pm | 2 comments | 4279 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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