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PALO ALTO ISSUES

A garden of public delight

In the last decades of her life, Elizabeth Gamble could be spotted leaving buckets full of cut flowers from her bountiful...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2010
Last comment by candice, on Mar 11, 2010 at 5:48 pm | 1 comment | 2669 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

When do our kids get their psat scores?

Kids in other parts of the country have already received theirs. Apparently it is up to the school to distribute them. ...

Original post made by mommy on Dec. 10, 2012
Last comment by Mom, on Dec 11, 2012 at 6:52 pm | 3 comments | 2669 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto woman finds burglar in walk-in closet

A Palo Alto woman discovered a burglar hiding in her walk-in closet at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday night, about 15 minutes after...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2009
Last comment by resident, on Feb 13, 2009 at 8:12 pm | 28 comments | 2669 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

PA Police Helicopter

PA Police Helicopter circling over head. "Come out with your hands up." I thought they were filming CSI. But PAPD says they...

Original post made by VS on Oct. 5, 2010
There are no comments yet. 2669 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Mayfield's 260 homes nearly a done deal

While details about trees and architecture have yet to be worked out, the Mountain View City Council approved a master plan...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2011
Last comment by Terry Bohme, on May 3, 2012 at 12:25 am | 13 comments | 2669 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

What is all the police activity for?

Crazy sirens and a gazillion cops at Newell near Embarcadero tonight (1/25/2013) Anybody have the scoop?...

Original post made by Duveneck Dad on Jan. 25, 2013
Last comment by Kate, on Jan 26, 2013 at 9:55 am | 6 comments | 2669 Views

SPORTS

Where can I find snow?

I want to take my kids to the snow this weekend, but don't want to make the full commitment to go all the way to Tahoe. Are...

Original post made by Izzy on Feb. 12, 2009
Last comment by Izzy, on Feb 15, 2009 at 7:45 am | 6 comments | 2669 Views

SPORTS

Menlo Park Legends advance to Far West League playoffs

The Menlo Park Legends' semipro baseball team finished its regular season taking two of three games during the weekend from...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2012
Last comment by Another PA fan, on Aug 3, 2012 at 3:12 pm | 2 comments | 2669 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

There Are Two Obamas Campaigning

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Original post made by Jane on May. 19, 2008
Last comment by to jane, on May 20, 2008 at 6:50 pm | 8 comments | 2669 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Biden: Clinton might have been better running mate

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Original post made by Stephen on Sep. 10, 2008
Last comment by Follow the lipstick, on Sep 10, 2008 at 6:07 pm | 3 comments | 2669 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Climate change is a contact sport, expert says

An "insider's discussion" of the decades-long battle to bring the dangers of global warming to public awareness will be held...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Nov 7, 2009 at 2:09 am | 10 comments | 2669 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Missing Mountain View couple found alive

A Mountain View couple reported missing Monday after failing to return from a camping trip in Los Padres National Forest...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2010
Last comment by resident, on Jun 23, 2010 at 11:29 am | 13 comments | 2669 Views

AROUND TOWN

Wanted: Disaster First Responders

The Palo Alto Fire Department’s Office of Emergency Services still has room in its five-week Community Emergency Response...

Original post made by Paul on Apr. 22, 2009
There are no comments yet. 2669 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Bicyclists running stop signs AGAIN!

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Original post made by Frank on Aug. 1, 2008
Last comment by Driver, on Sep 13, 2008 at 7:59 pm | 19 comments | 2668 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

'Pre-screening' required for future projects

Seeking to add some transparency to the city's development process, Palo Alto officials on Monday unanimously instituted...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2015
Last comment by cm, on Oct 28, 2015 at 10:03 pm | 6 comments | 2668 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn Girls Win CCS Quarterfinal 2-1 over Gilroy

The Gunn Varsity Girls soccer team continued their CCS success, defeating Gilroy 2-1 in a CCS quarterfinal Saturday night....

Original post made by Sports Reporter on Feb. 23, 2009
There are no comments yet. 2668 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Jury starts deliberations in Walgreens fire trial

A 12-person jury received final instructions from U.S. District Court Judge Jeremy Fogel shortly before 2 p.m. Wednesday...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2009
Last comment by Webster&Forest, on Jan 29, 2009 at 12:43 pm | 1 comment | 2668 Views

SPORTS

M-A girls, Priory boys advance to section title games

The last time the Menlo-Atherton girls reached the Central Coast Section Division I basketball playoffs, the Bears fell to...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2015
Last comment by Amy, on Mar 5, 2015 at 11:34 am | 1 comment | 2668 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Obama tried to stall Iraq withdrawal

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Original post made by Sharon on Sep. 15, 2008
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Sep 17, 2008 at 3:11 am | 35 comments | 2668 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Robert R. Augsburger dies Dec. 31 at Portola Valley home

Robert R. "Bob" Augsburger, a former vice president of Stanford University and the first executive director of the Peninsula...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2010
Last comment by carol jansen, on Jan 4, 2010 at 2:32 pm | 2 comments | 2668 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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