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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Expert: Treat junk food like cigarettes

America will solve its obesity problem when eating junk food becomes as socially unacceptable as smoking cigarettes. That...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2010
Last comment by Fat man, on Feb 13, 2010 at 8:50 am | 77 comments | 8602 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Audio/visual slide show: Re-imagining the house

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Original post made on Jun. 24, 2008
Last comment by Walter E. Wallis, on Jun 28, 2008 at 9:55 am | 8 comments | 8600 Views

AROUND TOWN

Residents ask: What's with the water?

Palo Alto residents have noticed a change in their tap water lately, The drought, in part, is to blame, according to Palo...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2015
Last comment by Online Name, on Mar 30, 2015 at 1:54 am | 16 comments | 8599 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto puts finishing touches on new flagship library

When the Mitchell Park Library opens its glassy doors to the public in a "soft" opening next month and the first stream of...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2014
Last comment by Just saying, on Nov 5, 2014 at 9:31 am | 29 comments | 8598 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers speak out against full-day kindergarten proposal

Several Palo Alto Unified kindergarten teachers, speaking on behalf of their colleagues, told the school board Tuesday night...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2016
Last comment by Just check for soft drinks, on Sep 3, 2016 at 3:52 pm | 85 comments | 8597 Views

SPORTS

Paly grad Wade helps Washington to No. 1 ranking

==B Women's college volleyball== With Palo Alto High grad Melanie Wade contributing to the efforts, the University of...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2013
Last comment by thomas, on Oct 2, 2013 at 7:39 pm | 1 comment | 8592 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City still unsure about 2014 ballot measure

Faced with a long wish list, a tight deadline and disagreements within its own ranks, the Palo Alto City Council agreed on...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2013
Last comment by Margaret Fruth, on Nov 2, 2013 at 10:54 am | 9 comments | 8590 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Another Palo Alto train death at West Meadow

An unidentified 19-year-old male died when he was hit by a train at West Meadow Drive in Palo Alto shortly before midnight...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2010
Last comment by resident, on Jan 27, 2010 at 11:48 pm | 125 comments | 8587 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City spots flaws in glass shards on California Avenue

Responding to complaints about the sharpness of the polished glass used in California Avenues new sidewalks, Palo Alto officials...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2015
Last comment by eileen , on Jan 16, 2017 at 1:26 pm | 55 comments | 8587 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Leash Laws - Again

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Original post made by Dog Owner on Mar. 13, 2007
Last comment by Dog Owner, on Oct 3, 2007 at 10:53 am | 67 comments | 8586 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Traffic snarled due to downtown 'Promenade'

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Original post made on Jul. 21, 2007
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 23, 2007 at 5:21 pm | 14 comments | 8581 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

High-speed rail worries Peninsula residents

The state agency charged with building a high-speed rail system between San Francisco and Los Angeles has yet to convince...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2009
Last comment by supporter, on Feb 5, 2009 at 10:22 am | 105 comments | 8580 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Castilleja celebrates a century of schooling

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Original post made on Sep. 29, 2007
Last comment by Casti Alumna, on Jun 11, 2015 at 10:02 pm | 5 comments | 8580 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

East Palo Alto's health challenges greater than county's

East Palo Alto's poorest residents and the city's population in general live with far greater health problems than San Mateo...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2012
Last comment by Kwaheas, on Sep 10, 2012 at 10:09 pm | 2 comments | 8580 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn science team takes second-best in nation

A Gunn High School science club walked away with second place in a national cyber-security competition for students earlier...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2013
Last comment by thanks, on Jul 31, 2013 at 12:52 pm | 16 comments | 8580 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Testing finds TCE under some College Terrace homes

A cancer-causing chemical found at Stanford's University Terrace housing development, which officials claim has not spread...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2016
Last comment by @Bruce, on Jul 6, 2016 at 7:59 pm | 17 comments | 8578 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The kinder conundrum

While many 5-year-olds in Palo Alto spend most of their week-day afternoons in day-care programs, after-school activities...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2016
Last comment by It's a farce, on May 11, 2016 at 5:37 pm | 37 comments | 8578 Views

AROUND TOWN

Workers to remove sediment from Matadero Creek

Crews from the Santa Clara Valley Water District will remove 2,000 cubic yards of sediment -- enough to fill 250 dump trucks...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2013
Last comment by Bunny on Greer, on Jul 14, 2013 at 12:25 pm | 11 comments | 8570 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford professor named adviser to Obama

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Original post made on Jan. 4, 2008
Last comment by perspective, on Mar 15, 2008 at 7:44 am | 13 comments | 8569 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: The path forward for Palo Alto school board

Faced with its biggest governance crisis since former school superintendent Mary Frances Callan was fired in 2006, Palo Alto's...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2013
Last comment by village fool, on Mar 10, 2013 at 12:13 am | 75 comments | 8567 Views
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Vina Enoteca to serve first 'Impossible burger' in Silicon Valley
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Coupon for Yourself and Your Partner
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Housing Impact Fees and the Economy
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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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