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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn moves closer to new bell schedule

A group of students, parents, teachers and administrators gathered in Gunn High School's Titan Gym Monday night to discuss...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2015
Last comment by Paly Parent, on Apr 22, 2015 at 4:40 pm | 24 comments | 7571 Views

SPORTS

Enright named first team All-American in water polo

==BI Prep spotlight == Sacred Heart Prep grad Harrison Enright, an incoming freshman at Stanford, leads the list of local...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2014
Last comment by Girls Water Polo Fan, on Aug 16, 2014 at 3:54 pm | 1 comment | 7571 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly High tries for booze-free dances

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Original post made on May. 28, 2008
Last comment by paly parent, on Jun 11, 2008 at 4:37 pm | 135 comments | 7570 Views

SPORTS

Gunn girl pins down a rare double in same season

Gunn High sophomore Cadence Lee has more decisions to make than most high school athletes, especially when it comes to practice....

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2012
Last comment by E, on Jan 13, 2012 at 11:41 am | 2 comments | 7570 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Obama returns to Atherton on Feb. 11

President Barack Obama is due to visit Atherton, again, on Feb. 11, to raise funds for Democrats but this time the town's...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2016
Last comment by Andrew Brietbart, on Feb 17, 2016 at 2:05 am | 21 comments | 7570 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Design contest set to kick off for Palo Alto's new bike bridge

Palo Alto officials agree that the city's new bike bridge over Highway 101 should be a "landmark" structure that showcases...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2014
Last comment by resident, on Dec 11, 2014 at 5:19 pm | 59 comments | 7569 Views

AROUND TOWN

Community Notebook: Festival of the Arts returns to Palo Alto

The annual Palo Alto Festival of the Arts returns Aug. 22-23 and will bring together more than 300 hundred artists, local...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2015
Last comment by Janice Viariseo-Bothwell, on Aug 9, 2015 at 3:03 pm | 8 comments | 7569 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Suicide or murder? Attorneys duel in closing arguments

Did Parima Parineh commit suicide in her Woodside home on April 13, 2010, or was she shot and killed by her husband, Pooroushasb...

Original post made on May. 22, 2013
Last comment by mike, on May 24, 2013 at 12:15 pm | 4 comments | 7568 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Down times

After three years of chasing dreams and weathering storms in downtown Palo Alto, Lisa and Scott Hunter are packing it in....

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2009
Last comment by kirby, on May 3, 2012 at 5:15 pm | 52 comments | 7566 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Santa Clara County commits $600K to youth mental-health center

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved on Tuesday $600,000 over three years to support two "critical"...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2016
Last comment by Caroline V., on Jun 25, 2016 at 2:02 pm | 10 comments | 7566 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Boyfriend arrested in Palo Alto arson death

Bulos Zumot, 36, the boyfriend of Jennifer Marie Schipsi, 29, was arrested at 5:35 p.m. at his downtown Palo Alto hookah...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2009
Last comment by Anon., on Oct 24, 2009 at 1:43 am | 68 comments | 7566 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Why does MV have a $32 M surplus and we have a $3M deficit?

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Original post made by Palo alto mom on Mar. 10, 2007
Last comment by JFP, on Mar 28, 2007 at 8:44 am | 51 comments | 7564 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto looks to spur affordable housing

Seeking to halt the city's transformation into an enclave for the super-rich, Palo Alto officials set their sights Monday...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2016
Last comment by Gale Johnson, on Mar 27, 2016 at 7:13 pm | 73 comments | 7562 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City Run High Speed Internet: Fiber to the home YET AGAIN??

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Original post made by Chris on Mar. 6, 2007
Last comment by Anonymous, on Mar 22, 2007 at 8:29 am | 52 comments | 7560 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Mountain View: Coroner releases name of man killed on train tracks

After seeking the public's help in identifying a man killed Friday evening on the train tracks between Mountain View and...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2014
Last comment by Gertrude, on Dec 23, 2014 at 11:07 am | 4 comments | 7560 Views

MOVIES

The year 2012 in film

From a pint-sized girl surviving storms on the wrong side of the levee to a CIA agent planning to rescue a band of hostages,...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2013
Last comment by David Lieberman, on Jan 11, 2013 at 3:33 pm | 9 comments | 7559 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents disturbed by short-cutting tech buses

A seeming invasion of rumbling commuter buses and large shuttles on Downtown North streets has some neighborhood residents...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2015
Last comment by Be Kind PA, on Aug 15, 2015 at 9:49 pm | 41 comments | 7558 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Eshoo bills aim to cut airplane noise

Responding to an upswell of concern from Palo Altans about increasing airplane noise, U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo unveiled today...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2015
Last comment by Simon, on Feb 1, 2016 at 10:59 pm | 70 comments | 7556 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest opinion: Flood-protection delay continues threat of a 'mini-New Orleans' calamity

Seemingly endless delays in approval of a $37.5 million flood-control project for the San Francisquito Creek may at last...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2014
Last comment by Well, then, on Dec 4, 2014 at 5:12 pm | 11 comments | 7554 Views

RESTAURANTS

Woodside Bakery & Cafe to close its doors on March 15

The last day of business for the Woodside Bakery & Cafe will be Tuesday, March 15, according to Jan Sweyer, who co-owns the...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2016
Last comment by Joanna, on Apr 30, 2016 at 1:20 pm | 16 comments | 7552 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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