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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto schools win lottery for tax-credit bonds

Palo Alto schools have won the lottery -- the lottery for up to $25 million in "Qualified School Construction Bond" tax credits,...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2009
Last comment by Eric, on Sep 11, 2009 at 11:21 pm | 11 comments | 2534 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Melissa Baten Caswell elected president of Palo Alto school board

Former PTA Council President Melissa Baten Caswell was chosen by her colleagues Tuesday night to be president of the Palo...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2010
Last comment by Barron Park Parent, on Dec 9, 2010 at 9:09 pm | 11 comments | 2534 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Shots fired near Menlo Park police officers

Menlo Park police conducting a DUI traffic stop early this morning took cover after five to seven gunshots were fired in...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2008
Last comment by YouShouldKnoW, on Nov 28, 2008 at 12:06 pm | 8 comments | 2534 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Former Woodside coach faces prison

Guy Delmar Hayman, former coach of the Woodside High School girls varsity basketball team, pleaded no contest Tuesday to...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2009
Last comment by , on Dec 7, 2009 at 1:31 pm | 1 comment | 2534 Views

SPORTS

Osterloh has a busy tennis week

Former Stanford All-American Lilia Osterloh ranks high enough among women's tennis players to find herself in the main draw...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2009
Last comment by John, on Jul 28, 2009 at 11:11 pm | 1 comment | 2534 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Hello Socialism - The Government will own everything

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Original post made by Barbara Harrington on Sep. 16, 2008
Last comment by fiscal conservative, i.e. voting Democrat, on Sep 21, 2008 at 6:44 am | 17 comments | 2534 Views

AROUND TOWN

Vacant building

Does anyone know why the old California Craft and Floral building at Forest and Alma has been vacant for so many years? ...

Original post made by WilliamR on Nov. 14, 2008
Last comment by Too Much Traffic, on May 1, 2009 at 11:02 am | 6 comments | 2534 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Laser Focus - On the Wrong Things

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Original post made by Hoodwinked on Jul. 15, 2008
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Jul 18, 2008 at 5:01 pm | 26 comments | 2533 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

East Palo Alto crime, homicide rates plummet

If the New Year will bring anything positive after 12 months of economic decline, at least in East Palo Alto the crime and...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2010
Last comment by Sol, on Jan 2, 2011 at 9:55 am | 8 comments | 2533 Views

SPORTS

Litchtman's versatility leads Stanford in Pac-10 opener

There are days when Stanford junior Cassidy Lichtman comes to practice not knowing exactly what she'll be doing. Coach John...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2009
Last comment by Season Tix holder, on Sep 25, 2009 at 10:56 am | 1 comment | 2533 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Democrats Made No Room on Abortion

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Original post made by sharon on Aug. 26, 2008
Last comment by Perspective, on Aug 28, 2008 at 3:57 pm | 11 comments | 2533 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Wisdom from the past

The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom...

Original post made by Mary Carlstead on Nov. 26, 2008
Last comment by Me Too, on Nov 26, 2008 at 2:02 pm | 1 comment | 2533 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

NASA scientist flooded with doomsday questions

On his Web page, "Ask an Astrobiologist," local NASA scientist David Morrison has received more than 5,000 questions about...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2012
Last comment by Sharon, on Dec 23, 2012 at 1:07 pm | 8 comments | 2533 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo assault victim's condition still serious

A Menlo College student who was assaulted by a member of the school's football team and another man early on the morning...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2009
Last comment by jack, on Feb 5, 2009 at 12:02 pm | 1 comment | 2533 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pipe bomb found during traffic stop near I-280

A pipe bomb was discovered during a traffic stop on an off-ramp from southbound Interstate Highway 280 in unincorporated...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2009
Last comment by boom, on Jul 6, 2009 at 11:43 am | 1 comment | 2533 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Pets flood local shelter during hard times

As head of Palo Alto Animal Services, Sandi Stadler has a unique perspective on how the recession is hurting Peninsula residents....

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2010
Last comment by Robin, on Apr 13, 2010 at 11:27 am | 10 comments | 2532 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Timing/Synchronization of new light on Alma

In the past week since the new light on Alma near Meadow has been functioning, I have been stopped by this light each of...

Original post made by Driver on Oct. 6, 2012
Last comment by Jan H., on Oct 8, 2012 at 12:53 pm | 2 comments | 2532 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Planting new ideas

Avid backyard gardener Jake Hartinger meanders within the waist-high green forest that sits prominently in the center of...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2011
Last comment by morisson, on May 5, 2013 at 2:33 am | 3 comments | 2532 Views

SPORTS

17 Director's Cups in a row and counting for Stanford athletics

It's official: Stanford has won its 17th consecutive Learfield Sports Directors' Cup. The final standings were released Thursday....

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2011
Last comment by dipple, on Jul 1, 2011 at 2:00 pm | 1 comment | 2532 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford center joins artist in lawsuit over Obama images

Artist Shepard Fairey and Stanford's Fair Use Project filed suit against the Associated Press Monday asking for protection...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2009
Last comment by Alex, on May 21, 2009 at 9:02 am | 10 comments | 2532 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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