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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Is Mandarin losing its status as flavor of the month language?

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Original post made by Parent on Aug. 16, 2007
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Sep 1, 2007 at 12:53 pm | 134 comments | 8158 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Celebrate with suds

The traditional alcoholic beverage to serve with holiday meals may be wine, but local beer purveyors say beer can offer just...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2015
Last comment by Belgian's the Best, on Dec 12, 2015 at 9:36 am | 2 comments | 8152 Views

AROUND TOWN

Abilities United to redevelop all facilities

Six months after Abilities United announced the closure of its Betty Wright Aquatic Center, the organization's board of directors...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2014
Last comment by Betty Wright Legacy, on Jul 11, 2014 at 3:18 pm | 9 comments | 8152 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Gunn staff address conflicts following MLK Day talk

Last Friday, Jan. 20, at Gunn High School, students from all grades gathered in the gym for a belated Martin Luther King,...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2017
Last comment by Open, on Jan 30, 2017 at 1:05 am | 32 comments | 8150 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Green energy problems

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Original post made by Engineer on Feb. 28, 2008
Last comment by rw, on Mar 5, 2008 at 4:11 pm | 33 comments | 8150 Views

AROUND TOWN

Park Boulevard office building wins approval

The three-story office building proposed for Park Boulevard was, by all accounts, an exceptional project. For opponents,...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2015
Last comment by Long Time Resident, on Aug 21, 2015 at 6:40 am | 39 comments | 8150 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School Lunches

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Original post made by PV Parent on Apr. 16, 2007
Last comment by A Parent, on May 9, 2007 at 1:09 pm | 54 comments | 8148 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Park 'undedication' heads to Palo Alto ballot

A proposal to "undedicate" a 10-acre parcel of parkland in Byxbee Park to enable the construction of a waste-to-energy plant...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2011
Last comment by Cedric de La Beaujardiere, on Mar 26, 2011 at 1:09 pm | 28 comments | 8142 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Keeping Searsville Dam in place is a good solution

On May 1, the day Stanford University released its plans for Searsville Dam, an article titled "1000 dams down and counting"...

Original post made on May. 29, 2015
Last comment by Craig Laughton , on Aug 7, 2015 at 9:16 pm | 63 comments | 8141 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Multifaith Voices for Peace And Justice Joins National Religious Campaign Against Torture

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Original post made by Craig Wiesner on Jun. 5, 2006
Last comment by Jean E. Barker, on Jun 14, 2006 at 1:58 pm | 7 comments | 8138 Views

AROUND TOWN

Frank Gehry redesigns Facebook's west campus

Frank Gehry is to architecture as Mark Zuckerberg is to social media: A star. The famous architect, known for award-winning...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 27, 2012 at 7:16 am | 6 comments | 8136 Views

MOVIES

Inconvenient Truth Meetings?

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Original post made by Robyn on Jul. 29, 2006
Last comment by Siona, on Aug 6, 2006 at 10:18 am | 7 comments | 8136 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bullying case spurs school district to examine response

The Palo Alto school board plans to take a closer look at how staff are implementing policies and procedures for addressing...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2016
Last comment by A Parent, on Nov 20, 2016 at 11:57 am | 34 comments | 8133 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School calendar advisory committee on agenda

Composition of an advisory committee to evaluate Palo Alto's new school calendar will be among discussion topics at the Board...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2012
Last comment by Curious, on Oct 24, 2012 at 10:49 am | 20 comments | 8132 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New re-modeled Safeway in Menlo Park

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Original post made by Marvin on Dec. 11, 2007
Last comment by Belle, on Jan 6, 2008 at 7:05 pm | 61 comments | 8124 Views

AROUND TOWN

Nine tips on how to turn a living room Zen

In today's hurried times, a home's living space is often the only, and quickest, escape from the stress of daily life, according...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2015
Last comment by Space, on Oct 9, 2015 at 2:54 pm | 2 comments | 8120 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto schools welcome better financial news

Palo Alto school board members Tuesday expressed relief at the first good financial news for the school district in years,...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2012
Last comment by PA Voter, on Dec 11, 2012 at 9:14 am | 79 comments | 8119 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Boy may lose eye after 'assault' at Mitchell Park

A young boy may lose sight in his left eye after he was chased by at least three other boys and shot with a plastic pellet...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2009
Last comment by Cynthia Davis, on Oct 23, 2009 at 1:29 am | 68 comments | 8118 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: An inflection point in local politics

In a shifting of the power dynamic in our community not seen for more than 40 years, Palo Alto's traditional political movers...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2014
Last comment by Alice Schaffer Smith, on Nov 9, 2014 at 9:16 pm | 27 comments | 8117 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Two caregivers sentenced for $171,256 elder fraud

Two East Palo Alto women were sentenced Thursday to 11 months in jail and 5 years probation for defrauding an 82-year-old...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2012
Last comment by Treal Talk, on Nov 28, 2012 at 8:22 pm | 16 comments | 8115 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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