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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents catch city wasting water

One day after the City of Palo Alto adopted water-use restrictions for businesses and residents, mushrooms growing in city...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2014
Last comment by musical, on Aug 9, 2014 at 3:54 am | 36 comments | 8402 Views

RESTAURANTS

Satura Cakes - quite terrible

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Original post made by Marcello on Aug. 8, 2006
Last comment by picky, on Aug 10, 2007 at 2:32 pm | 13 comments | 8400 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Police chief explains Children's Theatre probe

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Original post made on Feb. 8, 2008
Last comment by Parent, on Mar 13, 2008 at 2:07 pm | 110 comments | 8399 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Schools loosen purse strings after property-tax revenue jumps

Palo Alto school officials are loosening the purse strings for the first time in years as a booming real-estate market has...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2013
Last comment by Barbara, on Dec 5, 2013 at 10:34 pm | 22 comments | 8399 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

On Deadline: A big transition coming in the long urgency of local environmental activism

The impending retirement of Michael Closson after a decade leading the Palo Alto-based environmental organization Acterra...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2013
Last comment by Bob Wenzlau, on Apr 13, 2013 at 12:49 pm | 2 comments | 8395 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City looks to calm cars on bustling bike route

Palo Alto's busiest bike route may soon be furnished with wider bike lanes, enhanced crosswalks and a host of traffic-calming...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2015
Last comment by A Walker, on Apr 22, 2016 at 6:09 pm | 44 comments | 8394 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Troubling' cheating allegations at Stanford

Stanford University officials are investigating allegations of a high number of students engaging in cheating, according...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2015
Last comment by Former Teacher, on May 31, 2015 at 12:52 am | 31 comments | 8391 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto man one of escaped inmates still at large

A Palo Alto man is one of two inmates who escaped Wednesday night from the main jail in San Jose and are still at-large,...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2016
Last comment by Paul, on Nov 26, 2016 at 10:51 am | 4 comments | 8391 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto VA aims to curb deaths from sepsis

A blue bus parked outside the Palo Alto Veteran Affair's Medical Center on Miranda Avenue has been the center of a statewide...

Original post made on May. 29, 2013
Last comment by Hospitals-Kill-More-People-Than-Guns, on May 29, 2013 at 10:43 am | 1 comment | 8385 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto's behind-the-scenes movers and shakers

They may not be elected officials or department heads, but five members of the City of Palo Alto staff are almost certain...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2013
Last comment by PA Recreation, on Mar 27, 2013 at 8:57 pm | 20 comments | 8383 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Transportation chief's outside job raises concerns

Since he became Palo Alto's chief transportation official in 2009, Jaime Rodriguez has been an energetic, assertive and at...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2014
Last comment by Online Name, on Dec 26, 2014 at 12:13 pm | 76 comments | 8382 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Did Paly baseball coach fabricate resume?

Jordan French claimed he was the starting right fielder at the University of Michigan for four years and worked as a manager...

Original post made by Paly Alum on Oct. 14, 2009
Last comment by Jack, on Dec 16, 2009 at 11:22 am | 97 comments | 8381 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 | 8381 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Statewide report blasts community colleges

A scathing new report is questioning the effectiveness of California's 112 community colleges, stating that remedial education...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2010
Last comment by paly parent, on Nov 3, 2010 at 7:54 am | 18 comments | 8380 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man shot by Menlo Park police during pursuit identified

Jerry Lee Matheny, 52, has been identified by the county coroner's office as the man who was shot and killed by Menlo Park...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on Nov 13, 2014 at 7:43 pm | 8 comments | 8379 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

E-book details Palo Alto resident's North Korea ordeal

For more than a year, the details of Palo Alto resident Merrill Newman's 2013 detention in North Korea have been shrouded...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2014
Last comment by Joe, on Dec 14, 2014 at 11:37 am | 1 comment | 8379 Views

SPORTS

What's wrong with Stanford Football?

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Original post made by Fan no more on Sep. 27, 2006
Last comment by CalGuy, on Nov 17, 2007 at 9:25 pm | 65 comments | 8378 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

"Oh My G _ _ " Why?

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Original post made by Touchy on Aug. 19, 2007
Last comment by Behold ..., on Aug 22, 2007 at 1:45 am | 18 comments | 8378 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Suspicious letter sparks evacuation at Palo Alto VA

An office building was evacuated and one employee sought treatment in the emergency room at the VA Palo Alto Health Care...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2011
Last comment by Jake, on Feb 17, 2011 at 9:07 pm | 12 comments | 8373 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto bike-sharing program hits speed bump

A bicycle-sharing program will be doomed to fail in Palo Alto unless planners place the rental stations in locations that...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2012
Last comment by Mark, on Nov 9, 2012 at 11:38 am | 19 comments | 8373 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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