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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Developer offers $13 million for school land

A housing developer has offered to pay $13 million to the Palo Alto school district for a 2.6-acre parcel at 525 San Antonio...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2013
Last comment by The rest of the story, on Mar 23, 2013 at 1:24 pm | 35 comments | 8762 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

East Palo Alto shooting leaves one dead, four injured

An unidentified shooter opened fire on a vehicle driving in East Palo Alto Sunday night, leaving one person dead and four...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2014
Last comment by JustMe, on Aug 18, 2014 at 6:04 pm | 16 comments | 8760 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Two-story homes banned in Greer Park North

In a decision that left the majority in the audience cheering and a sizable minority seething, Palo Alto officials agreed...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2015
Last comment by Clintonite, on Nov 4, 2016 at 12:39 pm | 36 comments | 8759 Views

AROUND TOWN

Retired judges oppose Persky recall

A letter released Wednesday by a group of retired Santa Clara County Superior Court judges speaks out against efforts to...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2016
Last comment by Michele Dauber, on Jul 10, 2016 at 2:37 pm | 32 comments | 8749 Views

AROUND TOWN

Overnight-parking ban eyed for part of Crescent Park

Crescent Park residents whose blocks are inundated at night by cars from neighboring East Palo Alto may soon have a solution...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Aug 2, 2013 at 11:36 pm | 51 comments | 8748 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Election '16: For the sake of the children

Two incumbents and three challengers are vying for three open seats on the Palo Alto Board of Education in this November's...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2016
Last comment by No incumbents please, on Oct 15, 2016 at 1:38 am | 20 comments | 8742 Views

RESTAURANTS

Calls for exempting tipped workers from minimum wage

When Palo Alto officials voted last fall to gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2019, they found plenty of allies...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2017
Last comment by Marrol, on Jan 15, 2017 at 11:40 am | 26 comments | 8742 Views

AROUND TOWN

Teens should be able to learn from mistakes, new Gunn principal says

As a chemistry teacher in suburban Chicago, Denise Herrmann teamed up with a biology teacher to create a project-based curriculum...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2014
Last comment by feedback, on Aug 12, 2014 at 6:53 pm | 48 comments | 8738 Views

AROUND TOWN

Obama plans 'cybersecurity summit' at Stanford

President Barack Obama is planning a trip to the Bay Area next week as he prepares to push for changes in cybersecurity policy....

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2015
Last comment by Here we go again, on Feb 14, 2015 at 12:08 am | 36 comments | 8738 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk

TESLA CHARGES UP ON EL CAMINO ... </B>Unplug one electric car company and plug in another. That's what's happening in Palo...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2013
Last comment by Fiskerless, on Oct 12, 2013 at 2:07 pm | 4 comments | 8735 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Suspected burglar nabbed near Stanford Dish

Palo Alto and Stanford University police arrested a suspected burglar late Wednesday morning after finding him hiding in...

Original post made on May. 30, 2012
Last comment by Nora Charles, on May 31, 2012 at 9:38 pm | 13 comments | 8734 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Fighting climate change: If not Palo Alto, then who?

You may not realize it, but as a Palo Alto resident you're living in a city that's leading the fight against climate change. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2014
Last comment by Online Name, on Dec 29, 2014 at 4:38 pm | 57 comments | 8731 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

ACLU lawsuit affects school field trips

A pending lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union is having far-reaching effects on school field trips around California,...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2011
Last comment by LauraM, on Feb 3, 2016 at 3:34 pm | 70 comments | 8731 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City looks to displace, aid Cubberley's homeless

With Palo Alto's ban on vehicle dwelling set to kick in early next month, city officials are scrambling to construct a safety...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2013
Last comment by Chairman Mao, on Aug 20, 2013 at 5:30 pm | 36 comments | 8729 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

First Person: A conversation with Elton Sherwin, venture capitalist turned climate change entrepreneur

Elton Sherwin, former cleantech venture capitalist turned accidental climate change entrepreneur talks with Lisa Van Dusen...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2013
Last comment by musical, on Dec 17, 2013 at 7:47 pm | 7 comments | 8725 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Students speak to experiences, good and bad, at youth forum

Amidst Palo Alto's ongoing community conversation about youth health and well-being -- one that so often cries out for the...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2015
Last comment by _Parent, on Mar 9, 2015 at 7:27 pm | 30 comments | 8724 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto students named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists

More than 80 Palo Alto high school seniors were named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists on Thursday. They are in the...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2015
Last comment by Congrats, on Sep 14, 2015 at 4:37 pm | 7 comments | 8723 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Wrongful Death of Chad Mcdonald

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Original post made by fireman on Aug. 18, 2007
Last comment by Son of Florence Lela Noriega, on Oct 24, 2008 at 6:11 am | 7 comments | 8716 Views

HISTORIC PHOTOS

Paula, Michael and Margo Sirois Backyard on Beech St., E. Palo Alto, Summer of 55

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Original post made by Paula S. Cornell on Oct. 7, 2007
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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Math-tutoring benefits depend on brain-region size, wiring

Size does matter, Stanford scientists have discovered -- at least where math is concerned. Stanford scientists have discovered...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2013
Last comment by parent, on May 9, 2013 at 10:49 pm | 12 comments | 8712 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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