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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man dies on Caltrain tracks in Palo Alto

A person was fatally struck by a train in Palo Alto Thursday night, a Caltrain spokeswoman said. The victim was an adult...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2012
Last comment by musical, on Feb 25, 2012 at 4:29 pm | 39 comments | 2515 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Gore Hits the Waves with a Massive New Houseboat

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Original post made by jj on Aug. 7, 2008
Last comment by x2, on Aug 22, 2008 at 12:53 pm | 21 comments | 2515 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford plans 10 percent budget cut this year

Declines in returns on its endowment, in gifts and research funding all has Stanford University preparing for a 10 percent...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2009
Last comment by S Miller, on Feb 13, 2009 at 5:17 pm | 9 comments | 2515 Views

AROUND TOWN

Report potential abuse, police say

Palo Alto Police Agent Dan Ryan held a sheaf of papers with Town Square postings. Friends of Heather Russell who said they...

Original post made on May. 7, 2009
Last comment by Sue, on May 7, 2009 at 8:06 pm | 2 comments | 2515 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bay Area workers set for 'Bike to Work Day'

Get out the spandex shorts and fingerless gloves: Thursday, May 14, is Bike to Work Day. The Bay Area Bicycle Coalition will...

Original post made on May. 13, 2009
Last comment by Gus, on May 13, 2009 at 2:07 pm | 2 comments | 2515 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park Legends win a milestone 100th semipro game

Most summer baseball schedules last around 40 games, so four summers are roughly the equivalent of a 162-game major league...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2012
Last comment by local gurl, on Jul 19, 2012 at 12:20 pm | 1 comment | 2515 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Weekly wins 10 Bay Area journalism awards

The Palo Alto Weekly received 10 journalism awards for its work, including third place for overall excellence, at the annual...

Original post made on May. 21, 2012
Last comment by ChrisC, on May 25, 2012 at 12:12 am | 10 comments | 2514 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Police arrest man for Redwood City bank robbery

A 24-year-old transient was arrested earlier this week for allegedly robbing a bank in Redwood City, police said. A similar...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2012
Last comment by Ducatigirl, on Oct 26, 2012 at 12:45 pm | 5 comments | 2514 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Eleven wins for Palo Alto Weekly in annual Bay Area journalism competition

The Palo Alto Weekly walked away with 11 wins Oct. 1 from the Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards contest, presented by the...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2016
Last comment by Marc Vincenti, on Oct 2, 2016 at 8:40 pm | 2 comments | 2514 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What message are you sending when you vote NO on Measure A?

Many parents are frustrated with the School Board, the Union Rebuke of Principal Herrmann, the way they are treated by district...

Original post made by Reason on Apr. 4, 2015
Last comment by Listen, on Apr 10, 2015 at 1:56 am | 56 comments | 2514 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Inside the jury: anatomy of a murder verdict

It was just a quick look, but what Victor Moreno saw last Friday moved him greatly. Moreno, juror No. 6 in the trial of Otto...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2010
Last comment by Lorena Lopez, on Mar 25, 2010 at 12:32 pm | 3 comments | 2514 Views

SPORTS

Mikaela raises the 'Ruef' to help Cardinal women advance

Mikaela Ruef played the game of her Stanford career and was instrumental in giving the Stanford women's basketball team the...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2014
Last comment by John Sylvester, on Apr 2, 2014 at 10:57 am | 1 comment | 2514 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Republicans back Obama's version of meeting with Iraqi leaders

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Original post made by Peter on Sep. 19, 2008
Last comment by Kevin, on Sep 19, 2008 at 6:01 pm | 7 comments | 2514 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Goldman Sachs is the Winner that Takes All

If there ever was a company that has profited from today's financial crisis its Goldman Sachs. Hail Goldman! I'm being facetious...

Original post made by resident on Jul. 1, 2009
Last comment by resident, on Jul 16, 2009 at 2:38 pm | 2 comments | 2514 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fry's executive accused of embezzling $65 million

A Fry's Electronics executive and Palo Alto resident has been accused by the IRS of embezzling more than $65 million to finance...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2008
Last comment by fireman, on Dec 31, 2008 at 3:37 pm | 8 comments | 2514 Views

AROUND TOWN

Voters bring political veterans back to council

Palo Alto voters gave the city's political establishment an enthusiastic vote of confidence on Election Tuesday when they...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2012
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 9, 2012 at 9:16 am | 2 comments | 2514 Views

AROUND TOWN

Lost in translation

In "Chinglish," David Henry Hwang's comedy about Chinese-American miscommunication, an American CEO discovers the dangers...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2015
Last comment by Question, on Jun 19, 2015 at 12:10 pm | 2 comments | 2514 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Letters

Not a spectator sport Read the full story here http://www.PaloAltoOnline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=11867 posted Friday,...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2009
Last comment by Marvin, on Oct 30, 2009 at 6:27 am | 1 comment | 2513 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Ronald McDonald House project moves ahead

A proposal by Ronald McDonald House to build a three-story addition to its Palo Alto facility got off to an auspicious start...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2012
Last comment by Melissa Tjeerdsma, on Feb 20, 2012 at 4:47 pm | 1 comment | 2513 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How our kids are doing

Early this school year, I read a news story in the Palo Read the full story here http://www.PaloAltoOnline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=10937...

Original post made on May. 8, 2009
Last comment by carrie manley, on May 13, 2009 at 8:21 am | 3 comments | 2513 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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