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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Superintendent: No academic classes during zero period

Palo Alto Superintendent Max McGee has decided that the district's two high schools should not offer academic classes during...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2015
Last comment by rick, on Apr 12, 2015 at 11:03 pm | 190 comments | 12249 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to decide on new name for Main Library

Palo Alto's seemingly endless debate over what to call the city's Main Library may finally be settled on Monday night, when...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2014
Last comment by oops!, on Apr 7, 2014 at 12:07 pm | 54 comments | 12245 Views

AROUND TOWN

Three masked men rob Midtown 7-Eleven

Three masked robbers, one of whom was carrying a rifle or shotgun, robbed the 7-Eleven in midtown Palo Alto early Tuesday...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2013
Last comment by HUTCH 7.62, on Nov 5, 2013 at 8:20 pm | 47 comments | 12238 Views

AROUND TOWN

Its future uncertain, JJ&F Market to close

Palo Alto's 65-year-old JJ&F Market has been given a 30-day notice to make way for the long-stalled College Terrace Centre...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2013
Last comment by businessdecision, on Sep 4, 2013 at 7:29 am | 33 comments | 12229 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Gardeners file claim against city over leaf blowers

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Original post made by Bill D'Agostino on Jun. 9, 2006
Last comment by Neighbor, on Jul 16, 2015 at 8:29 am | 60 comments | 12222 Views

AROUND TOWN

Larry Ellison buys Epiphany Hotel in Palo Alto

Larry Ellison, one of Silicon Valley's wealthiest and most extravagant high-tech titans, has added to his collection of riches...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Sep 16, 2015 at 5:38 pm | 27 comments | 12206 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Radio in the Bay Area, Anyone remember KGO's mass firing last year ?

Hey Palo Altans and others. I just happened to be reminded of the changes at KGO radio about a year ago when KGO, fired...

Original post made by Former Radio Listener on Jan. 2, 2013
Last comment by Anon., on Jan 5, 2013 at 10:32 pm | 8 comments | 12204 Views

MOVIES

Local boy makes good

<B>(3 stars) Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2015/07/10/local-boy-makes-good posted Friday,...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2015
Last comment by Nayeli, on Jul 10, 2015 at 11:42 am | 2 comments | 12198 Views

AROUND TOWN

A walk down Christmas Tree Lane

Seventy-five years ago, the residents of Fulton Street set out Christmas trees along the street and strung up lights from...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2015
Last comment by OPar, on Dec 14, 2015 at 5:37 pm | 14 comments | 12191 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto customers are asking, 'What's wrong with USPS?'

The Palo Alto division of the United States Postal Service is not delivering on services, and some customers and employees...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2014
Last comment by Customer 1.0 , on Nov 19, 2014 at 1:51 am | 53 comments | 12187 Views

AROUND TOWN

Officials warn of flooding from coming storms

If a 1998-level El Nino storm barrels into the Bay Area this winter, Palo Alto and East Palo Alto residents and city staff...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2015
Last comment by Stephen, on Dec 2, 2015 at 4:31 pm | 54 comments | 12186 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto Rooster network aims to foster neighborliness

In many ways, technology has erased the proverbial world in which if a person ran out of sugar, he or she would go next door...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2013
Last comment by Aaron, on Dec 20, 2013 at 10:49 pm | 9 comments | 12180 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New School Year--PIE support?

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Original post made by Leslie on Aug. 19, 2007
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Aug 29, 2007 at 11:36 pm | 177 comments | 12176 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto hits the brakes on new housing vision

Palo Alto's official housing vision, already years overdue, will undergo further revisions after residents around Maybell...

Original post made on May. 21, 2013
Last comment by Massive scam, on May 22, 2013 at 11:59 pm | 31 comments | 12159 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Family says teacher breached son's privacy

A family has sued the Palo Alto school district, saying they suffered embarrassment, humiliation, medical issues and financial...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2013
Last comment by MukhMan, on Feb 15, 2014 at 4:14 pm | 23 comments | 12157 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Three Palo Alto principals announce retirements

Fairmeadow and Ohlone elementary schools and the Palo Alto Adult School are searching for new principals following an announcement...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2014
Last comment by Paly Parent, on Mar 25, 2014 at 11:20 pm | 22 comments | 12152 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto charges forward with new bike plan

Palo Alto's dream of leading the pack of America's most bike-friendly cities now has a roadmap -- an ambitious "master plan"...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2012
Last comment by Outta here, on Jul 12, 2012 at 11:08 pm | 56 comments | 12145 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Thirty teens dropped from Palo Alto school rolls

Thirty students were dropped from Palo Alto public school rolls this fall when their parents were unable to verify their...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 3, 2015 at 11:53 am | 165 comments | 12126 Views

AROUND TOWN

Google unveils new HQ plans with startling design

Google has unveiled plans for an office campus that will undoubtedly be called extraordinary. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2015/03/02/google-unveils-...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Mar 17, 2015 at 8:07 pm | 6 comments | 12123 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Strong storm expected to hit Wednesday, Thursday

The Bay Area can expect heavy rain and strong winds that could uproot trees, down power lines and cause flooding and mudslides...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2014
Last comment by Peninsula Commuter, on Dec 11, 2014 at 5:22 pm | 44 comments | 12113 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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