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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: The 'microunit' allure

Some call it an innovative way to create needed housing that will become the wave of the future. Others call it inappropriate...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2016
Last comment by Gale Johnson, on Sep 21, 2016 at 6:10 am | 75 comments | 6579 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Are Bay Area Home Prices Falling?

Or is it just August doldrums? http://www.mercurynews.com/2016/09/20/bay-area-real-estate-prices-down-from-august-up-from-a-year-earlier/...

Original post made by PA resident on Sep. 20, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Sep 20, 2016 at 11:34 pm | 2 comments | 331 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: Creamistry opens, Armadillo Willy's temporarily shuts down

This week's retail news includes information on downtown Palo Alto's newest made-to-order ice cream shop, Creamistry, the...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2016
Last comment by mark weiss, on Sep 20, 2016 at 10:28 pm | 1 comment | 4229 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Driver killed Friday by flying debris on Highway 101 identified

An 82-year-old man who died while driving his car on U.S. Highway 101 in Menlo Park on Friday was likely struck by debris...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2016
Last comment by Richard C. Placone, on Sep 20, 2016 at 2:47 pm | 5 comments | 7043 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Trio of suspects sought in Palo Alto burglary

Palo Alto police are looking for three people who allegedly broke into an unoccupied home in the Duveneck/St. Francis neighborhood,...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2016
Last comment by Willows Resident, on Sep 20, 2016 at 8:59 am | 2 comments | 4823 Views

SPORTS

Gators produce best offensive football game, but still lose

Alex Harper scored twice and Garrett Gavello also scored but Sacred Heart Prep lost, 32-22, to visiting McClymonds in a nonleague...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2016
Last comment by Truth Seeker, on Sep 19, 2016 at 7:22 pm | 2 comments | 1072 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Train hit vehicle at Meadow - Caltrain tweets

Traffic is a mess around town. It seems that train hitting vehicle at Meadow is causing the mess....

Original post made by Resident on Sep. 19, 2016
There are no comments yet. 258 Views

AROUND TOWN

Moonlight Run draws thousands to Palo Alto Baylands

About 2,500 people from Palo Alto and beyond walked and ran under the light of the harvest moon Friday evening at the Palo...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2016
There are no comments yet. 2016 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

In Professorville, builders are urged to look to history for guidance

Professorville has always held a special place among Palo Alto's dozens of neighborhoods -- a thriving section of downtown...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2016
Last comment by Oldster, on Sep 19, 2016 at 2:44 pm | 16 comments | 4320 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Hacker House Blues

There's an eye-opening piece that was just posted in Salon.com ww.salon.com/2016/09/17/hacker-house-blues-my-life-with-12-programmers-2-rooms-and-one-21st-century-dream/ 12...

Original post made by Salon reader on Sep. 17, 2016
Last comment by agent, on Sep 19, 2016 at 12:53 pm | 3 comments | 445 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Supervisors approve five-year homeless shelter plan

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors approved on Tuesday a five-year program that will provide 360 more homeless shelter...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2016
Last comment by Que Pasa, on Sep 19, 2016 at 12:47 pm | 3 comments | 1795 Views

RESTAURANTS

Dive bar taqueria

The advantage of the setup of Taqueria Azteca, located inside California Avenue dive bar Antonio's Nut House, is that you...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2016
Last comment by The Story, on Sep 19, 2016 at 12:42 pm | 4 comments | 1664 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Tech companies are hurting the Palo Alto restaurant scene

From today's NYT: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/19/technology/how-tech-companies-disrupted-silicon-valleys-restaurant-scene.html Points:...

Original post made by NYT Reader on Sep. 19, 2016
Last comment by So right!, on Sep 19, 2016 at 12:30 pm | 2 comments | 338 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Eleven candidates to square off in council race

Eleven candidates, including planning commissioners, past contenders and a few political newcomers, will square off for four...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2016
Last comment by concerned citizen, on Sep 19, 2016 at 12:29 pm | 61 comments | 6896 Views

SPORTS

Menlo-Atherton girls win seventh straight volleyball match

==BI The prep report == The Menlo-Atherton girls volleyball team survived a grueling nonleague schedule and then survived...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2016
Last comment by RickEymer, on Sep 19, 2016 at 11:14 am | 2 comments | 1366 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

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Original post made by Bill Johnson on May. 30, 2006
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Sep 19, 2016 at 10:47 am | 5 comments | 6124 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Driver killed by debris on Highway 101 in Menlo Park

An elderly man was struck in the neck and killed by an unidentified object while driving north on U.S. Highway 101 in Menlo...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 19, 2016 at 8:27 am | 15 comments | 5293 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Small plane makes mysterious landing in East Palo Alto

Police are trying to determine why a small plane landed in a marshy area along the San Francisco Bay near East Palo Alto...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2016
Last comment by close PAO, on Sep 19, 2016 at 7:45 am | 7 comments | 3454 Views

AROUND TOWN

Close Palo Alto Airport to save the endangered Aedes aegypti

The Aedes aegypti is one of Palo Alto's most beautiful creatures, and each year the presence of this airport inhibits their...

Original post made by Richard Clark on Sep. 18, 2016
Last comment by Jenny, on Sep 18, 2016 at 9:49 am | 2 comments | 329 Views

AROUND TOWN

Board rejects Zuckerberg's plans for homes

Mark Zuckerberg's plan to demolish and replace his four homes in Palo Alto's Crescent Park neighborhood took an unexpected...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2016
Last comment by Oh Brother, on Sep 18, 2016 at 9:26 am | 63 comments | 22215 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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