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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Explosion Sunday night?

About 11:15 p.m. tonight I heard what sounded like a loud explosion. Anyone else hear it, or happen to know what it was?...

Original post made by Nora Charles on Jan. 26, 2014
Last comment by that photo, on Jan 29, 2014 at 2:12 pm | 86 comments | 7434 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Graphite furnace fire at CPI causes evacuation

About 150 people were evacuated from a Palo Alto company that manufactures microwave and radio transmission devices on Monday...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2016
Last comment by fatherof3, on Aug 2, 2016 at 12:17 pm | 1 comment | 7434 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City mulls response to illegal demolition at Edgewood Plaza

Palo Alto officials are considering imposing new conditions, including an environmental study and additional "public benefits,"...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2013
Last comment by J, on Feb 19, 2013 at 6:19 pm | 69 comments | 7433 Views

AROUND TOWN

Growing up on Embarcadero Road in the 50s

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Original post made by Marcia Temme Hardcastle on Nov. 2, 2006
Last comment by Lee b, on Jan 2, 2013 at 12:31 pm | 3 comments | 7430 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Editorial: Approve open space Measure AA

It is not an overstatement to say that the creation of the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District in 1972 is the single...

Original post made on May. 2, 2014
Last comment by THE REAL PLAN, on May 17, 2014 at 8:57 pm | 47 comments | 7429 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Robots fly, swim and mow lawns at 'block party'

They ranged from funky robot pirates to sleek, sophisticated surgical devices and a robotic guide for the blind that could...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2014
Last comment by Meds, on Apr 10, 2014 at 1:59 pm | 2 comments | 7428 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teaching technology in PA schools

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Original post made by Carol on Aug. 30, 2006
Last comment by Concerned Parent, on Sep 5, 2006 at 10:16 pm | 23 comments | 7427 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Graffiti vandals tag Cal Ave

Strollers along California Avenue found something new to look at Thursday morning -- graffiti on buildings in the 400 block. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2013
Last comment by Outside Observer, on Aug 22, 2013 at 10:07 am | 18 comments | 7427 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Parking program brings instant impact to downtown Palo Alto

It took years for Palo Alto to launch its downtown parking-permit program and just hours for residents to notice the transformation...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2015
Last comment by Got permit, got ticketed anyway, on Nov 9, 2015 at 9:05 am | 49 comments | 7425 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Anna Luskin's 'legacy' vision of her life

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Original post made on Jun. 28, 2007
Last comment by Emma, on Nov 9, 2007 at 6:40 pm | 12 comments | 7421 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Two separate 'Goldilocks' intruders are the subject of manhunt, arrest

A burglar who found a bed in a Palo Alto residence "just right" for sleeping in became the target of an all-out search by...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2015
Last comment by ChrisC, on Jan 5, 2015 at 6:45 pm | 6 comments | 7420 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Swine flu spreads, causing school closures

Health officials are continuing to test Bay Area residents for swine flu today (Thursday) as more suspected and confirmed...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2009
Last comment by Statistics and Risk, on May 5, 2009 at 11:29 am | 118 comments | 7419 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MI status to change from "pilot" to "ongoing"

http://www.pausd.org/community/board/downloads/brd_packet/item_009.pdf "It is recommended the Board approve the change in...

Original post made by padad on Nov. 5, 2010
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Nov 23, 2010 at 8:41 am | 225 comments | 7419 Views

AROUND TOWN

Two Sunday quakes were 'relatively shallow'

The two Sunday earthquakes that jolted parts of the Midpeninsula and were centered in Los Altos occurred at a depth considered...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2010
Last comment by yabadoo, on Dec 21, 2010 at 2:38 pm | 27 comments | 7419 Views

AROUND TOWN

Teachers agree to use online homework system

Palo Alto Unified School District's secondary school teachers would be required next school year to use online school management...

Original post made on May. 26, 2015
Last comment by protest, on May 31, 2015 at 7:21 pm | 38 comments | 7418 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

FBI report details Palo Alto home invasion, sexual assault cases

A Federal Bureau of Investigation affidavit related to the bizarre kidnapping of a Vallejo woman in March reveals new information...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2015
Last comment by True, on Sep 2, 2015 at 3:05 pm | 2 comments | 7417 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New Junior Museum & Zoo would double size

Palo Alto's Junior Museum & Zoo would be demolished and rebuilt at twice its current size as part of an ambitious makeover...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2015
Last comment by Just right, on Mar 24, 2015 at 2:24 am | 29 comments | 7416 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly, Gunn seniors win National Merit honors

Nearly a quarter of the senior classes at Gunn and Palo Alto high schools have been named either 2012 National Merit Semifinalists...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2011
Last comment by Chris Zaharias, on Oct 25, 2011 at 10:12 am | 21 comments | 7416 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Driver killed on Interstate 280

A two-vehicle collision on Sunday, Jan. 5, caused one vehicle to split in two and a second to overturn on Interstate 280,...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2014
Last comment by resident, on Jan 6, 2014 at 6:27 pm | 6 comments | 7416 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Inside the lines

Most kids are familiar with the simple pleasures of coloring. Now, grown-ups are getting in touch with their inner children...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2016
Last comment by Anonymous, on Feb 11, 2016 at 3:09 pm | 1 comment | 7416 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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