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AROUND TOWN

Neighborhood Alarm Clock Chirp???

At 5:15 most mornings for the last few months, a repetitious chirping noise enters our open second-story bedroom window (we...

Original post made by Kathy Miller on Jan. 17, 2009
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 18, 2009 at 10:21 pm | 6 comments | 2428 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sleep expert offers advice to Palo Alto parents

"Ask the Sleep Doctor" is the title of a talk by Stanford children's sleep expert Rafael Pelayo, father of two. Pelayo's...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2009
Last comment by Parent of teens, on Apr 8, 2009 at 9:00 am | 4 comments | 2428 Views

AROUND TOWN

Feature story: Voices uplifted

Interview a few members of the Stanford University world-music a cappella group Talisman, and you hear the word "soulful"...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2010
Last comment by highschooler, on Feb 13, 2010 at 11:43 am | 1 comment | 2428 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto set to raise water rates

Palo Alto's water rates would spike by 25 percent for the average residential customer if the City Council approves the latest...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2011
Last comment by Clean House, on Sep 21, 2011 at 10:41 am | 26 comments | 2428 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Feds raid Palo Alto Utilities Department in fraud probe

The Mercury-News is reporting that the Feds raided the Palo Alto Utilities Department last week Friday as part of a criminal...

Original post made by Sarah on Feb. 10, 2009
Last comment by bruce, on Mar 3, 2009 at 11:31 pm | 3 comments | 2427 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Warrant issued for ex neighborhood manager

The man accused of stealing $70,000 from a Palo Alto neighborhood association will face felony embezzlement charges, the...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2011
Last comment by Deep Throat, on Apr 14, 2011 at 6:47 pm | 9 comments | 2427 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Bush to attend church in China, urge religious freedom

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Original post made by joel on Jul. 30, 2008
Last comment by In the know, on Jul 31, 2008 at 7:30 pm | 15 comments | 2427 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Never say it can't get any worse...

From Reason Magazine: Posted on July 2, 2010, 6:00AM In Newcastle-under-Lyme, England, the local council has introduced...

Original post made by Walter_E_Wallis on Jul. 6, 2010
Last comment by geez, on Jul 6, 2010 at 7:29 pm | 1 comment | 2427 Views

AROUND TOWN

Moldaw Residences hosts senior roundtable event

Moldaw Residences recently hosted the Santa Clara County Senior Roundtable breakfast which attracted 85 people from the senior...

Original post made by Lauren Witt on Aug. 30, 2012
There are no comments yet. 2427 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto gets another shot at 'fiber to the home'

Google's invitation to American communities to apply to have high-speed fiber-optic networks installed has rekindled Palo...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2010
Last comment by Sergey, on Mar 2, 2010 at 2:50 pm | 14 comments | 2426 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto prepares for $60M library-bond sale

Palo Alto is preparing to sell $60 million in library bonds later this month to fund voter-approved renovations of three...

Original post made on May. 10, 2010
Last comment by palo alto mom, on May 19, 2010 at 1:18 pm | 19 comments | 2426 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Left turn only on Churchill at Alma 7.30 - 8.00 am.

I watched the traffic at this intersection this morning. There was a considerable amount of traffic ignoring the signs and...

Original post made by Traffic Conscious on Jun. 3, 2010
Last comment by Traffic Conscious, on Aug 17, 2010 at 8:33 am | 7 comments | 2426 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man arrested after struggle at EPA apartment

Three guns were confiscated and one man was arrested on multiple weapons charges after a brief struggle with police officers...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2009
Last comment by red, on Jan 15, 2009 at 1:19 pm | 6 comments | 2426 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man exposes self to middle-school girl -- twice

Mountain View police are searching for a man they believe exposed himself to a local middle-school-aged girl twice in the...

Original post made on May. 10, 2012
Last comment by jess, on May 12, 2012 at 8:58 am | 4 comments | 2426 Views

SPORTS

Local teams are doing their part for breast cancer awareness month

The Palo Alto girls' volleyball team and Menlo College football team will be among local squads doing their part this week...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2012
Last comment by Dave Winn, on Oct 2, 2012 at 1:34 pm | 1 comment | 2426 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

America's global fall from grace

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Original post made by tj on Oct. 2, 2008
Last comment by Paul, on Oct 2, 2008 at 1:08 pm | 7 comments | 2426 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Officials: Wood-burning grill sparked Evvia fire

A two-alarm fire at Evvia Estiatorio in downtown Palo Alto Thursday erupted when a flame above the restaurant's wood-fired...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2009
Last comment by Joe, on Oct 1, 2009 at 10:15 am | 6 comments | 2425 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: A little sanity from fire union

After apparently rethinking its "shoot first, ask questions later" strategy, Local 1319 of Palo Alto Professional Firefighters...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2011
Last comment by ann, on Aug 16, 2011 at 8:48 am | 10 comments | 2425 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Judge: No bail for murder suspect Zumot

Bulos Zumot, the Palo Alto hookah-shop owner who police said killed his girlfriend and set their shared cottage on fire last...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2010
Last comment by gerome, on Jul 3, 2010 at 9:10 am | 2 comments | 2425 Views

SPORTS

Randle handles the pressure, leads Stanford to NIT title

Who else but Chasson Randle to better handle late-game pressure? Stanford's all-time leading scorer did exactly that, rallying...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2015
Last comment by Joe Baldwin, on Apr 3, 2015 at 12:02 pm | 1 comment | 2425 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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