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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Local family gives $100,000 to Holiday Fund

A Palo Alto family has made a $100,000 donation to the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund in hopes of inspiring other donors to...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2016
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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Jasper Ridge Farm connects kids with animals

After 14 brain surgeries over the past three years — including three this past month — few things can get 11-year-old...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2016
There are no comments yet. 2135 Views

AROUND TOWN

This year, Palo Alto wasted 140 million gallons of groundwater

Why save water when the Palo Alto is allowing this to occur? This year 140 million gallons of groundwater were pumped...

Original post made by Resident with a dead lawn on Dec. 14, 2016
Last comment by Obvious, on Dec 15, 2016 at 9:22 pm | 8 comments | 324 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto prepares to plumb the mysteries of groundwater

The millions of gallons of water that have been pumped out of Palo Alto sites this year and sent toward the city's storm...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2015
Last comment by Save Palo Alto's Groundwater, on Dec 15, 2016 at 7:24 pm | 34 comments | 5776 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Anyone get a smartphone alert for flash flooding just now?

I just got an alert on my smartphone about flash flooding in this area ... By the time I looked at it it was gone and I...

Original post made by Where's My Waterwings on Dec. 15, 2016
There are no comments yet. 159 Views

AROUND TOWN

Heavy rain, winds, king tides expected Thursday

A new storm will bring rain, wind and possible flooding to the Bay Area on Thursday afternoon but is expected to taper off...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2016
Last comment by PM, on Dec 15, 2016 at 2:02 pm | 1 comment | 2211 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New plan for animal shelter concerns city workers

As Palo Alto braces for the next chapter for its aged but popular animal shelter, city workers who staff the East Bayshore...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2016
Last comment by Jeremy Robinson, on Dec 15, 2016 at 11:59 am | 26 comments | 5541 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Holiday Fund: Children's Health Council aims to aid community's teens

Earlier this year, the Palo Alto Children's Health Council launched the CHC Teen Mental Health Initiative, designed to meet...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2016
Last comment by Marc Vincenti, on Dec 14, 2016 at 1:40 pm | 1 comment | 1995 Views

RESTAURANTS

Happy Donuts to close on Friday

It's the only place in Palo Alto were one can hang out or satisfy a 3 a.m. craving, and the Happy Donuts at 3916 El Camino...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2014
Last comment by Jle, on Dec 14, 2016 at 1:15 pm | 54 comments | 46452 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New plan aims to boost Palo Alto's parks

From pickleball courts and community gardens to dog runs and nature trails, everyone in Palo Alto seems to have an idea for...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2016
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Dec 14, 2016 at 12:44 pm | 19 comments | 3858 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board committee discusses bullying policy revisions

In the wake of a federal investigation into the bullying of a special-education student in Palo Alto several years ago, the...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2016
Last comment by Jordan Mom, on Dec 14, 2016 at 12:02 pm | 6 comments | 2202 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto moves ahead with new garages

Palo Alto officials on Monday reaffirmed their commitment to building new parking structures downtown and near California...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2016
Last comment by SA, on Dec 14, 2016 at 2:00 am | 4 comments | 2474 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

With two new members, school board to discuss array of items at first meeting

The newly constituted Palo Alto school board, with two new members and a re-elected one, will discuss an array of items at...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2016
Last comment by Lead by Example Please, on Dec 13, 2016 at 10:49 pm | 3 comments | 559 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

No easy fix to the affordability crisis

A coalition of elected leaders from all nine Bay Area counties agreed to an ambitious new vision for regional growth in the...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Dec 13, 2016 at 8:57 pm | 4 comments | 2310 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Raises on the way for Palo Alto's top staff

Palo Alto's four council-appointed officers are all set to get raises on Monday night, when the City Council convenes for...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Dec 13, 2016 at 8:52 pm | 25 comments | 3243 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Santa Clara County aims to protect residents from Trump administration

With the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump just weeks away, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors agreed...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Dec 13, 2016 at 8:32 pm | 17 comments | 3136 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

In Trump-inspired resolution, Palo Alto pledges to 'reject bigotry in all its forms'

Responding to community anxieties about the recent presidential election, Palo Alto officials plan to pass on Monday night...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Dec 13, 2016 at 7:38 pm | 27 comments | 8019 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto boys beat Sequoia in nonleague soccer match

Michel Ange-Siaba's versatility gives Palo Alto boys soccer coach Don Briggs the kind of problem any coach would love to...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2016
Last comment by briggs, on Dec 13, 2016 at 11:28 am | 1 comment | 1009 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford fires back at student's sex-assault lawsuit

Calling a student's allegations "unfounded" and lacking "factual basis," Stanford University has fired back at a lawsuit...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2016
Last comment by betsy, on Dec 13, 2016 at 11:22 am | 3 comments | 4498 Views

SPORTS

2016 Girls' all-league water polo teams

==B ALL-SCVAL DE ANZA DIVISION == ==B Most Valuable Player: ==Julia Santos, Jr, Los Altos ==B Most Valuable Goalie: ==Zoe...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2016
Last comment by Angry Waterpolo Fan, on Dec 13, 2016 at 9:42 am | 2 comments | 1498 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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