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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Ending Palo Alto's traffic and parking nightmare

Having grown up in Palo Alto, there's no doubt that traffic is far worse today than it was even a decade or two ago, and...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2017
Last comment by YIMBY, on Feb 2, 2017 at 1:54 am | 46 comments | 7896 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mysterious meat sales concern Palo Alto residents

Barron Park neighborhood residents have been puzzling over mysterious meat salesmen in blue trucks who have been knocking...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2011
Last comment by Bernadette Hsing, on May 15, 2015 at 1:08 pm | 37 comments | 7896 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Kindergarten: Too much for 4-year-olds?

Palo Alto kindergarten teacher Diana Argenti, along with Palo Verde Elementary School reading specialist Natalie Bivas and...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2009
Last comment by Nancy M, on Aug 13, 2009 at 9:35 am | 80 comments | 7895 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford police arrest man with binoculars for weapons on campus

Police investigating reports of a man who was behaving suspiciously found multiple weapons inside his van and arrested him...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2017
Last comment by john_alderman, on Feb 1, 2017 at 11:48 am | 3 comments | 7894 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Social, environmental advocate Mary Davey dies

Mary Davey, who divided her energies between supporting environmental and social causes, died Saturday evening at Stanford...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2010
Last comment by Joel, on Oct 8, 2010 at 1:16 pm | 22 comments | 7894 Views

SPORTS

Women's water polo, basketball, golf and swimming stock up on new talent

==B Signing Day == John Tanner announced five recruits who signed national letters of intent Wednesday to play women's...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2012
Last comment by Tom, on Nov 16, 2012 at 11:36 am | 1 comment | 7893 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto's transportation chief resigns

Jaime Rodriguez, Palo Alto's chief transportation officer and the architect of the city's aggressive plan to build a wide...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by Neighbor, on Feb 13, 2015 at 9:30 pm | 60 comments | 7890 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Children's Theatre criminal probe to be dropped?

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Original post made on May. 8, 2008
Last comment by Hero, on May 19, 2008 at 8:38 am | 65 comments | 7886 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Eshoo's big challenge

It is rare for a member of Congress to become a lightning rod for complaints about the local impacts of a federal agency's...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Sep 6, 2015 at 5:07 am | 240 comments | 7885 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PAUSD needs an independent public investigation of bullying and student civil rights

Along with many Palo Alto residents, I was disappointed to learn last week that the US Department of Education's Office of...

Original post made by Ken Dauber on Feb. 22, 2013
Last comment by Edmund Burke, on Apr 5, 2013 at 12:32 am | 29 comments | 7882 Views

AROUND TOWN

An oasis even without the orchards

The neighborhood name, Palo Alto Orchards, conjures up pastoral images of when Santa Clara County was the Valley of Heart's...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2016
Last comment by Grumpy Old Guy, on Feb 23, 2016 at 4:15 pm | 2 comments | 7881 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

On the front line

A babushka with a rubber stamp can be scarier than a masked man with a gun, says reporter Noah Sneider, who's had to negotiate...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2014
Last comment by Palo Verde Parent, on Jul 17, 2014 at 5:27 pm | 1 comment | 7880 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Do not enter signs on the children's bedroom doors

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Original post made by Wondering on Oct. 26, 2006
Last comment by Leslie, on Nov 2, 2006 at 6:05 am | 5 comments | 7879 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fatal fire on Embarcadero deemed accidental

The house fire on Embarcadero Road that claimed the lives of two people Friday night was accidental and started in the kitchen,...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2014
Last comment by certainly sad, on Jan 20, 2014 at 10:07 pm | 9 comments | 7877 Views

AROUND TOWN

Dear Santa ...

Palo Alto firefighters have figured out where Santa lives and are planning to contact him directly this year to help Palo...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2012
Last comment by Kate, on Nov 24, 2012 at 3:13 pm | 1 comment | 7875 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Lowell Avenue redwood trees to come down

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Original post made on Aug. 31, 2007
Last comment by Geri, on Sep 6, 2007 at 12:01 am | 72 comments | 7874 Views

AROUND TOWN

Motorist kidnapped at Palo Alto gas station

A motorist pumping gas at the Shell gas station on Embarcadero Road was kidnapped and forced to drive an allegedly drunk...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2013
Last comment by Edgewood Resident, on Aug 5, 2013 at 4:40 pm | 12 comments | 7874 Views

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Family escapes from three-alarm Palo Alto house fire

Firefighters Saturday battled a difficult three-alarm fire in a Professorville neighborhood home in Palo Alto Saturday, calling...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2016
Last comment by moi, on Feb 22, 2016 at 9:07 am | 1 comment | 7874 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plan to close Palo Alto animal shelter fizzles

Palo Alto's Animal Services Center may soon become a major financial drain, but a City Council committee agreed at an emotional...

Original post made on May. 11, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on May 29, 2012 at 10:28 pm | 63 comments | 7873 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

With El Nino looming, residents question timing of bridge replacement

With a whopper of an El Nino predicted for this winter, residents at a meeting on Thursday night told officials they want...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2015
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Oct 4, 2015 at 5:42 am | 116 comments | 7872 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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