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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 | 8440 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local mom launches app to help kids lose weight

Joanna Strober's 11-year-old son had a weight problem. Looking for advice and specific weight-loss tools, she took her son...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2014
Last comment by mathewmurdock, on Mar 11, 2015 at 1:01 am | 11 comments | 8439 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 | 8439 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

FAA committee: Scrap existing flight path

A committee tasked with recommending ways to reduce airplane noise over the Midpeninsula voted last week in favor of a new...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2016
Last comment by Binocular, on Nov 28, 2016 at 11:42 pm | 28 comments | 8438 Views

AROUND TOWN

Chinese homebuyers hone in on Palo Alto

Mei Wu, a Chinese citizen, is looking for a vacation home in Palo Alto — preferably Old Palo Alto, Crescent Park or...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2013
Last comment by Gus, on Sep 11, 2013 at 10:41 am | 40 comments | 8435 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 | 8434 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City looks to tighten parking requirements downtown

When Palo Alto officials decided to ease the parking rules for downtown developers nearly three decades ago, they did not...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2012
Last comment by jm, on Oct 15, 2012 at 3:56 pm | 16 comments | 8430 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'Middle Men'

Oh, Hollywood. You're always messing with our heads. The opening titles to "Middle Men" say it's "Inspired by a True Story,"...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2010
Last comment by paypal, on Aug 7, 2010 at 10:18 am | 1 comment | 8430 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 | 8430 Views

AROUND TOWN

Do-it-yourself: Friendly welcome

Helen Hu shows readers show to make a wreath for any season with step-by-step directions. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2015/10/23/do-it-yourself-frie...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2015
Last comment by Bonnie, on Oct 23, 2015 at 3:42 pm | 1 comment | 8424 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 | 8420 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 | 8420 Views

SPORTS

Jeremy Lin just a phone call away from the NBA

Jeremy Lin is waiting for a phone call, but not just any phone call. This call will begin a process that could change his...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2010
Last comment by Bob, on Jul 22, 2010 at 3:07 pm | 20 comments | 8420 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 | 8419 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 | 8418 Views

AROUND TOWN

City to review proposed redevelopment of old Facebook site

Palo Alto's Architectural Review Board on Thursday will conduct a preliminary review of an application to redevelop the former...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2013
Last comment by Freddie P, on Dec 6, 2013 at 7:33 am | 10 comments | 8417 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 | 8412 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

An experiment in aging gracefully, in place

It's one thing to say you intend to age gracefully in your own home and avoid institutionalized care -- and something else...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2012
Last comment by Voice in the Wilderness, on Jan 26, 2016 at 7:22 pm | 6 comments | 8411 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 | 8409 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: Paperwhirl leaves Palo Alto; boutiques open at Town & Country

What's happening on the Palo Alto retail scene? Paperwhirl in downtown Palo Alto will close, and several new boutiques are...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2016
Last comment by Reader, on Jun 16, 2016 at 9:50 am | 14 comments | 8404 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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