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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Beyond the anguish

As the Palo Alto community mourns and reflects on the loss of another Palo Alto teenager — the third in four months —...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Feb 4, 2015 at 12:37 am | 61 comments | 7867 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford student pleads not guilty after fatal crash

A Stanford Graduate School of Business student today pleaded not guilty to multiple felony charges related to a fatal wrong-way...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2013
Last comment by Mikey Palo Alto, on Nov 15, 2013 at 3:02 pm | 13 comments | 7867 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

The way of Tao

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Original post made on Sep. 13, 2007
Last comment by Taijiquan, on Sep 16, 2007 at 1:05 am | 9 comments | 7867 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Judy Kleinberg'w CHILLING statements!!!

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Original post made by James on Aug. 14, 2006
Last comment by Brooke, on Sep 2, 2006 at 12:26 am | 22 comments | 7862 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Assault on pedestrian - what should I have done?

I witnessed a disturbing incident yesterday afternoon. A pedestrian was crossing Bryant Street in a crosswalk and was about...

Original post made by resident on Dec. 14, 2012
Last comment by DC, on Dec 17, 2012 at 4:52 pm | 29 comments | 7862 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Medical-marijuana delivery services operate in gray area

When neighbors began noticing multiple cars frequenting a residence on Clara Drive in Palo Alto a year ago, they were suspicious...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2016
Last comment by resident 1, on Apr 26, 2016 at 8:00 pm | 105 comments | 7861 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Body found in East Palo Alto trailer fire

Menlo Park firefighters fighting a fire at the former and abandoned Romic chemical refinery site found a body in a trailer...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2015
Last comment by Samantha L, on Apr 25, 2015 at 3:22 pm | 2 comments | 7861 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Large checks boost campaigns of Kou, Keller

A handful of hefty contributions over the past week have provided a financial boost to Palo Alto City Council candidates...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2016
Last comment by 6Djockey, on Oct 17, 2016 at 9:46 pm | 70 comments | 7858 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

No mid-year finals at Paly and Gunn

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Original post made by Anne Avis on May. 30, 2006
Last comment by Russell, on Sep 3, 2006 at 7:06 pm | 18 comments | 7858 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Fire at Glass Slipper Inn in Palo Alto causes evacuation

The Glass Slipper Inn was evacuated Tuesday night after a fire broke out in a motel room, prompting a response from Palo...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2016
Last comment by inn, on Sep 9, 2016 at 12:24 am | 6 comments | 7858 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Downed phone lines snarl traffic on Highway 101

Traffic in both directions was disrupted for about 45 minutes on U.S. Highway 101 in Redwood City this morning after phone...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2012
Last comment by PG&E or AT&T, on Sep 6, 2012 at 1:12 pm | 2 comments | 7857 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: Boutique hotel coming to downtown

Ten million bucks. That's the price tag to transform the dilapidated Casa Olga in downtown Palo Alto into a boutique hotel....

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2012
Last comment by free, on Apr 10, 2012 at 1:12 pm | 10 comments | 7852 Views

AROUND TOWN

East Palo Alto may consider contracting sheriff

A potential consideration to outsource police services in East Palo Alto to the San Mateo County Sheriff has a council member...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2014
Last comment by Aquamarine, on Feb 2, 2014 at 6:08 pm | 13 comments | 7848 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

First results of new Common Core testing released

The first results from California's new standardized testing, which looks at how students meet the new Common Core State...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2015
Last comment by Alright!, on Sep 11, 2015 at 1:52 pm | 26 comments | 7846 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

South Palo Alto housing proposal shot down

After seeing hundreds of housing units pop up in their part of the city over the past decade, dozens of south Palo Alto residents...

Original post made on May. 3, 2011
Last comment by Pecuniac, on May 4, 2011 at 11:44 am | 30 comments | 7845 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New principals named for Jordan, Palo Verde

The school district has named a Los Altos elementary school principal and Palo Alto middle school assistant principal as...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by Observer, on Dec 7, 2016 at 7:16 pm | 27 comments | 7845 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Teenager stabbed with screwdriver in Palo Alto garage

A teenager was allegedly attacked from behind, accosted with racial epithets and stabbed with a screwdriver as he was walking...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2015
Last comment by mauricio, on Jul 18, 2015 at 6:23 am | 8 comments | 7844 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What happened to our kids in Palo Alto schools ? The spark seems gone.

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Original post made by Sad mother on Jun. 9, 2007
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Jun 18, 2007 at 9:37 pm | 47 comments | 7843 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: Bill's Cafe construction halts, Urban Style barbershop thrives

Construction on midtown Palo Alto's new Bill's Cafe suffers a setback, while Urban Style barbershop offers clients an old-school...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2015
Last comment by KP, on Sep 21, 2015 at 12:29 pm | 17 comments | 7840 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City looks to unleash local dogs with 'shared-use' park

Dog owners yearning for new places to let their companions run free might soon get a little treat from the city. Palo Alto...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2014
Last comment by Tired of Stepping in Dog Poop, on Sep 29, 2014 at 7:32 pm | 67 comments | 7838 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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