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New rules launched for Palo Alto Airport

When Palo Alto formally took over the operations of its eponymous airport last year, the goal was to turn the bustling but...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2015
Last comment by Kazu, on Jan 13, 2016 at 7:40 am | 214 comments | 17756 Views


Superintendent recommends new task force on enrollment proposals

At the school board's first meeting of 2016, Palo Alto Unified Superintendent Max McGee will give his own recommendations...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2016
Last comment by Strategy, on Jan 13, 2016 at 7:03 am | 32 comments | 3328 Views


El Nino storms headed back to Bay Area

More rain from El Nino is expected to hit the Bay Area this week, according to the National Weather Service. Read the full...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2016
Last comment by Jenny, on Jan 12, 2016 at 9:49 pm | 4 comments | 4641 Views


Palo Alto grad Adams helps Packers advance in NFL playoffs

The 2015-16 National Football League season has been extended at least one more game for Palo Alto High grad Davante Adams,...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2016
Last comment by GraceBrown, on Jan 12, 2016 at 7:44 pm | 2 comments | 3949 Views


Disapearing Town Square Posts and Discussions

Is anyone else noticing a problem with posts disappearing? I don't mean moderation in the middle of controversy, or when...

Original post made by Hacked again? on Jan. 9, 2016
Last comment by Town Square Moderator, on Jan 12, 2016 at 4:37 pm | 17 comments | 1036 Views


Police investigation: Hate crime reported in Palo Alto was false

An investigation by the Palo Alto Police Department has concluded that an East Palo Alto man who reported being stabbed in...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2016
Last comment by Tsk, tsk, on Jan 12, 2016 at 3:41 pm | 4 comments | 3743 Views


Changes for Charleston-Arastradero approved

No traffic-calming project has caused as much road rage in Palo Alto as the city's decade-long experiment with the Chareston-Arastradero...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2015
Last comment by HUTCH 7.62, on Jan 12, 2016 at 1:39 pm | 47 comments | 7961 Views


Police: Man arrested after crashes, car theft in Palo Alto

An East Palo Alto man allegedly stole a car from a Palo Alto resident after also allegedly causing a crash on U.S. Highway...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2016
Last comment by Hulkamania, on Jan 12, 2016 at 11:37 am | 2 comments | 4400 Views


Plans to revamp former Facebook campus advance

A developer looking to revamp the sprawling Stanford Research Park once occupied by Facebook and replace two existing buildings...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2015
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jan 12, 2016 at 10:35 am | 4 comments | 4982 Views


Runner killed in accident was 'a great dad'

When runner Amit Goutam Bagchi was struck and killed by a driver in an SUV on Dec. 19, the Palo Alto engineer had been redefining...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2016
Last comment by Neighbors, on Jan 11, 2016 at 11:41 pm | 14 comments | 13037 Views


A nod to "The Revenant"

It would be really nice if the movie reviews section here on Palo Alto Online would have some space for comments. Peter...

Original post made by Plane Speaker on Jan. 11, 2016
There are no comments yet. 495 Views


Mayoral election pushes open-meeting law to the brink

The suspenseful election of Pat Burt and Greg Scharff on Monday night to serve as Palo Alto's mayor and vice mayor marked...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2016
Last comment by Roger Overnaut, on Jan 11, 2016 at 7:16 pm | 73 comments | 6377 Views


Off Deadline: When journalism is personal: Gunn newspaper shares life's crises

Journalism education usually focuses on mechanics of "news" and putting together a tightly written fact-based story, along...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2016
Last comment by Sarah1000, on Jan 11, 2016 at 4:35 pm | 4 comments | 5725 Views


McKenna helps Stanford wrestlers beat Cal Baptist

==BI Cardinal corner == Second-ranked Joey McKenna recorded a major decision at 141 pounds and the Stanford wrestling team...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2016
Last comment by JM, on Jan 11, 2016 at 12:05 pm | 1 comment | 3815 Views


Menlo mayor election will be voided after possible Brown Act violations

Menlo Park council member Kelly Fergusson said in an e-mail today (Thursday, Dec. 9) that the election of mayor and vice...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2010
Last comment by CitizenZ, on Jan 11, 2016 at 11:52 am | 7 comments | 2353 Views


Foothill program opens doors for more than its students

The desk was covered with deceptively simple items: thick, easy-to-grasp silicone stands that hold toothbrushes, bright red...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2015
Last comment by Kristi, on Jan 11, 2016 at 8:48 am | 10 comments | 5587 Views


Burt returns to the mayor's chair in Palo Alto

After a pair of close votes, the Palo Alto City Council on Monday night elected Pat Burt and Greg Scharff to serve as the...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2016
Last comment by Think Again, on Jan 11, 2016 at 12:27 am | 67 comments | 7887 Views


Is the drive for success making kids ill?

Interesting article from Sunday's NYT:

Original post made by Sunday NYT reader on Jan. 2, 2016
Last comment by pamom, on Jan 10, 2016 at 11:11 am | 35 comments | 2110 Views


new york times article on asian/non division in Princeton high achieving high school

And again in this article we are noted for the super not wanting to "become another Palo Alto" so that is what we are...

Original post made by biggo on Dec. 25, 2015
Last comment by Evidence based Parent, on Jan 10, 2016 at 9:32 am | 85 comments | 4895 Views


Shooting was 'unjust,' say parents of man killed by police

The father of William David Raff, the man fatally shot by Palo Alto police on Christmas night, said his only child had a...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2015
Last comment by Paul, on Jan 10, 2016 at 8:57 am | 76 comments | 9405 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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