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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Mass shootings

There can be little doubt that, after every publicized mass shooting, there will be a string of copy cat shootings. Like...

Original post made by Walter_E_Wallis on Mar. 11, 2009
Last comment by sadie berman, on Nov 18, 2010 at 7:40 pm | 9 comments | 2645 Views

SPORTS

B&B Builders constructs a winning formula in city tourney

It may seem surprising that B&B Builders is the lone unbeaten team left in the Palo Alto Babe Ruth 15U City Tournament. After...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2010
Last comment by Theresa Carey, on Jun 29, 2010 at 11:02 am | 1 comment | 2645 Views

SPORTS

Hype, hype everywhere but not a drop to drink at Stanford

Hype is what you make it. With three weeks before Stanford takes the gridiron for its first football game of the season,...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2013
Last comment by Ever heard the one about...?, on Aug 20, 2013 at 5:02 pm | 7 comments | 2645 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Myth of Consensus Explodes: APS Opens Global Warming Debate

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Original post made by Jane on Jul. 18, 2008
Last comment by Cojones, on Jul 20, 2008 at 9:09 am | 21 comments | 2645 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Plan to pay for high-speed rail draws fresh scrutiny

The California High-Speed Rail Authority's new business plan, which shows the price tag of the controversial project nearly...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2011
Last comment by SF to LA Commuter Joe, on Dec 6, 2011 at 8:40 am | 21 comments | 2645 Views

AROUND TOWN

Condoleezza Rice returns to Stanford -- and criticism

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice returned to the Stanford campus on Monday after eight years in the Bush administration...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2009
Last comment by Unbelievable, on Mar 28, 2010 at 5:19 am | 41 comments | 2645 Views

AROUND TOWN

A haunting tale

Written by Lanford Wilson in the mid-1980s and currently in production at Dragon Theatre, "Burn This" is the story of four...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2010
Last comment by Theater fan, on Mar 21, 2010 at 4:31 pm | 1 comment | 2645 Views

AROUND TOWN

Eshoo 'very concerned' about Wells Fargo's apartment sale

As Wells Fargo Bank prepares to sell about 1,800 housing units in East Palo Alto to a real-estate trust, U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo,...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Oct 8, 2011 at 12:52 am | 18 comments | 2645 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Legal battle could threaten labor-reform measure

Palo Alto's high-profile fight with its public-safety unions over labor reform will not end on Election Day, when voters...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2011
Last comment by City Booster, on Nov 4, 2011 at 10:12 pm | 25 comments | 2644 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Let's hope this won't happen in our town: bullying results in death

An 11 year old boy killed himself by hanging after bullying at middle school. This tragedy reminds us all that there is...

Original post made by Alice Smith on Apr. 9, 2009
Last comment by Alice Smith, on Apr 9, 2009 at 8:59 pm | 3 comments | 2644 Views

SPORTS

Gunn rushes to a big 41-7 football victory in opener

The Gunn football team is on a two-game winning streak, its first since 2003, following a big 41-7 thumping of visiting Lynbrook...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2009
Last comment by Junior Sakalia, on Oct 3, 2009 at 5:25 pm | 1 comment | 2644 Views

SPORTS

High school sports 2009: It was a year of streaks

No state champions and no national players of the year. That, however, didn't mean the 2009 high school sports season was...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2009
Last comment by Maroussia, on May 12, 2010 at 3:41 am | 4 comments | 2644 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Students worry that colleges look at Facebook

Scared that college admissions officers look at Facebook profiles in deciding which applicants to accept and which to reject,...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2009
Last comment by anonymous, on Jan 17, 2009 at 3:08 am | 4 comments | 2644 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Measure A Question

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Original post made by aw on Oct. 23, 2008
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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Downtown North

Downtown North, Palo Alto's northernmost neighborhood, is also one of its oldest. Soon after Palo Alto began as an offshoot...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2010
Last comment by Steve Frankel, on Jan 20, 2010 at 7:47 pm | 5 comments | 2643 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Unusual radio interference in Palo Alto lately

I'm getting serious interference with my home radio signal -- is anyone else having this problem? Who do I contact locally...

Original post made by Radio Listener on Oct. 20, 2010
Last comment by just thinkin', on Oct 28, 2010 at 3:21 pm | 15 comments | 2643 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The Wussification of Britain

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Original post made by WS on Jun. 27, 2008
Last comment by Parent, on Jun 28, 2008 at 8:52 am | 3 comments | 2643 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Peet's, Calla may be shut for months due to fire

There were coffee and scones this morning at Peet's Coffee & Tea at the corner of University Drive and Santa Cruz Avenue...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2009
Last comment by Dirck, on Mar 19, 2009 at 11:51 am | 3 comments | 2643 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Proposed bill takes on cellphone-tracking

State Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo County, has introduced a bill that would require local governments to take public comment...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Mar 2, 2015 at 4:49 pm | 2 comments | 2643 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tesla - will this be the new Prius?

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Original post made by Resident on Jul. 22, 2008
Last comment by An Engineer, on Jul 24, 2008 at 4:47 pm | 7 comments | 2643 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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