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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto approves downtown 'Gateway' building

Downtown Palo Alto will soon have a prominent new "gateway" building next to the Caltrain station, though the glassy new...

Original post made on May. 15, 2012
Last comment by Watch the City Council, on May 19, 2012 at 11:28 am | 40 comments | 11747 Views

AROUND TOWN

Do-It-Yourself: Picture perfect

Learn to make a picture hanger process with a step-by-step tutorial from a Los Altos resident and woodworking hobbyist. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2016
Last comment by Doug Haley, on Jan 7, 2016 at 5:15 pm | 1 comment | 11728 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Zone changes bridge gap between city, critics

Palo Alto's elected officials and land-use watchdogs rarely walk in stride on zoning issues but as the City Council approved...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2014
Last comment by Resident 1, on Jan 20, 2014 at 5:34 pm | 47 comments | 11726 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto launches downtown parking-permit program

Marking a new era in parking policies, Palo Alto on Tuesday night approved a long-debated permit program that officials hope...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2014
Last comment by Mike, on Aug 5, 2015 at 5:49 am | 52 comments | 11714 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Members of Page Mill YMCA protest closure

Following the YMCA's sudden announcement in late June that the organization would be closing its Page Mill Road facility...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2014
Last comment by YMCAS is wasting $300,000.00, on Jul 16, 2014 at 3:01 pm | 84 comments | 11710 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Killed cyclist identified as Rodney Smith of Portola Valley

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Original post made on May. 25, 2007
Last comment by Joe Schmoe, on Mar 1, 2008 at 5:20 pm | 26 comments | 11707 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Jay Paul withdraws plan for office complex, police HQ

The Jay Paul Company has withdrawn its proposal to build an office complex at 395 Page Mill Road and a new police headquarters...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2013
Last comment by Big Picture, on Dec 23, 2013 at 7:01 pm | 40 comments | 11703 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

U.S. agency investigates peer sexual harassment at Paly

A federal civil-rights agency is investigating whether Palo Alto High School has complied with legal requirements designed...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2013
Last comment by parent, on Jul 14, 2013 at 10:28 pm | 100 comments | 11698 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto martial arts instructor arrested for allegedly trying to kiss a minor

Police have arrested an instructor from a martial arts studio on Middlefield Road in Palo Alto for allegedly attempting to...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2014
Last comment by think, on Dec 27, 2014 at 2:59 pm | 14 comments | 11695 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Threatening phone call prompts evacuation of Oshman JCC

The Oshman Family JCC campus has been closed this evening after staff at the facility received a threatening phone call,...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2017
Last comment by john_alderman, on Feb 27, 2017 at 9:41 pm | 9 comments | 11684 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Shepherd zooms in on growth impacts in 'State of the City'

Citing a climate of rapid growth that leaves many residents feeling like change is happening "too much, too fast," Mayor...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2014
Last comment by Susie, on Feb 17, 2014 at 12:28 am | 23 comments | 11682 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Tax hike or not, council aims to build new police HQ

It's not easy to ask voters for a tax increase when city coffers are flush with cash, but that is the awkwardly enviable...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2014
Last comment by Julian, on Jan 31, 2014 at 7:49 pm | 39 comments | 11675 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Walgreens arsonist gets 20-year sentence

A man who was convicted of setting a fire in 2007 that destroyed a Palo Alto Walgreens store was sentenced 20 years in prison...

Original post made on May. 24, 2013
Last comment by RandallMcMurphy, on May 29, 2013 at 1:17 pm | 11 comments | 11674 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

County may use eminent domain to save Buena Vista

In a fresh attempt to prevent the closure of Palo Alto's sole mobile-home park, city and county officials have teamed up...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2016
Last comment by Kazu, on Jun 19, 2016 at 3:01 pm | 94 comments | 11671 Views

AROUND TOWN

Firefighters extinguish two weekend residential fires

Palo Alto firefighters put out two residential fires in Palo Alto this weekend, one on Friday afternoon and another Saturday. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2013
Last comment by GoodNoLivesLost, on Jun 17, 2013 at 2:58 pm | 2 comments | 11670 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton community rebuilds plane-crash victim's home

Four years after a Tesla employee's plane plummeted into an East Palo Alto neighborhood, destroying Lisa Jones' home and...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2014
Last comment by BIG-MISTAKE, on Aug 18, 2014 at 10:29 am | 6 comments | 11666 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New condos planned for El Camino site

A pair of three-story buildings that are slated to go up on vacant lot in the Barron Park neighborhood have some area residents...

Original post made on May. 15, 2014
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on May 21, 2014 at 8:47 am | 151 comments | 11662 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Through art, Stanford students open conversation about mental health

There are 129 pages of raw, intimate and powerful expressions of the experience of both mental and physical illness in "Release.Restart.Review,"...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2015
Last comment by captainjohann, on Mar 24, 2015 at 11:15 pm | 1 comment | 11647 Views

AROUND TOWN

East Palo Alto changes first-source hiring rule to accommodate Amazon

East Palo Alto’s long-standing first-source jobs rule of hiring up to 30 percent of local residents at new businesses has...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2017
Last comment by Marlene Glez, on Mar 24, 2017 at 9:57 am | 21 comments | 11639 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Tennis teacher may be charged with child endangerment

A tennis instructor who allegedly fled from Palo Alto police Monday (Aug. 8) with four young students in his car, leaving...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2011
Last comment by Helen, on Sep 9, 2011 at 12:47 pm | 78 comments | 11637 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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