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AROUND TOWN

Locals aren't buying Palo Alto's newest green-energy program

Palo Alto may be land of the green and home of the tech-savvy, but the city's latest renewable-energy program has so far...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2012
Last comment by BP Observer, on Aug 22, 2012 at 1:50 pm | 24 comments | 7404 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

P.A. coach pleads no contest to sexual assault

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Original post made by Jocelyn Dong on Jun. 23, 2006
Last comment by J.Johnson, on Aug 21, 2006 at 6:01 am | 3 comments | 7403 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Are friends and foes of Mandarin immersion really oceans apart?

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Original post made on Jun. 12, 2007
Last comment by oh brother, on Jun 25, 2007 at 9:47 pm | 58 comments | 7402 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Setting a CA tax penalty precedent - help please!

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Original post made by California Citizen on Aug. 16, 2007
Last comment by alan, on Jun 25, 2016 at 2:20 am | 9 comments | 7402 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Portola Valley man arrested in child porn sweep

Detectives from a regional Internet-crimes task force have arrested Portola Valley resident Stephen Wolf, 64, on felony charges...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on Mar 27, 2012 at 5:56 pm | 5 comments | 7400 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Bill inspired by Brock Turner victim heads to governor’s desk

Legislation proposed by Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen in the wake of controversy over the six-month sentencing...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2016
Last comment by BillyBob, on Aug 31, 2016 at 1:10 am | 7 comments | 7399 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: New restaurants open, Beautyland closes

New eateries Vina Enoteca and The Coppersmith are slated to open in Palo Alto, while Stanford Mall's Beautyland goes out...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2015
Last comment by Geoff, on Jul 30, 2015 at 11:49 am | 4 comments | 7399 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Bol Park donkeys defended with BB rifle

The owner of the donkey pasture where Palo Alto's two beloved donkeys reside defended the animals on Monday night by shooing...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2015
Last comment by JaneP, on Aug 21, 2015 at 1:15 pm | 78 comments | 7398 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Officials, city leaders attend 'Save Caltrain' summit

Local transportation agencies should be merged and their funds used to support a regional transit agency, state Assemblyman...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2011
Last comment by collegestudent08, on Mar 5, 2011 at 3:29 pm | 27 comments | 7397 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto, Stanford students named Rhodes scholars

Four college students with ties to Palo Alto – two from here and two studying here – were named winners of this...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2014
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Nov 25, 2014 at 5:22 pm | 7 comments | 7397 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Bonds for libraries, 'COPs' for police building

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Original post made on Feb. 12, 2008
Last comment by spend spend, on Feb 21, 2008 at 12:06 pm | 105 comments | 7396 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents challenge membership of new citizen panel

A citizens committee that is helping to revise Palo Alto's land-use vision already has 20 members, including former planning...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2015
Last comment by Kazu, on Aug 16, 2015 at 1:33 am | 103 comments | 7395 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Grandmother who was shot speaks out

Five people were shot at a bus stop in East Palo Alto May 5. Victims "Susana" and "Ashley," a grandmother and granddaughter,...

Original post made on May. 18, 2013
Last comment by Un and underserved , on May 21, 2013 at 6:18 pm | 17 comments | 7395 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: New store creates a buzz

While the attention of some Palo Altans has been diverted to more pressing issues, a new sex shop is quietly preparing to...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2013
Last comment by too quick, on Sep 18, 2013 at 4:38 pm | 59 comments | 7395 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto not alone as girls' soccer sanctions range statewide

Eric Seedman is an assistant coach with the Palo Alto girls' soccer team, which saw its season end this week after one player...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2013
Last comment by Varsity parent, on Feb 27, 2013 at 6:17 pm | 13 comments | 7393 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Six school board candidates vie for three spots

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Original post made on Aug. 2, 2007
Last comment by extreme measures, on Aug 23, 2007 at 8:29 am | 105 comments | 7392 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: A bridge apart

As the Palo Alto City Council's unanimous vote on Aug. 12 showed, there was little doubt that residents on streets near the...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Dec 11, 2013 at 11:57 pm | 67 comments | 7389 Views

AROUND TOWN

Owner of JJ&F market eyes Miki's Alma Plaza space

Miki's Farm Fresh Market might be closing, but one local grocer is looking at potentially taking over the spot. Joe Khoury,...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2013
Last comment by keith@klwines, on Apr 10, 2013 at 3:40 pm | 36 comments | 7389 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Four-track design back on the table for high-speed rail

A new analysis by the California High-Speed Rail Authority calling for a four-track rail system between the Bay Area and...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2012
Last comment by kay, on Jul 27, 2012 at 11:08 am | 41 comments | 7388 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Tiny mouse looms large over levee project

It stands less than an inch tall, sports a cinnamon belly, munches on pickleweed and spends its nights dodging owls and raptors...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2013
Last comment by JustMe, on Aug 15, 2013 at 2:32 pm | 23 comments | 7388 Views
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Opening alert: Go Fish Poke Bar in Redwood City
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Affordable Housing: Complexities
By Douglas Moran | 12 comments | 1,902 views

Common Application's 2017-2018 Essay Prompts
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Checklist before baby arrives
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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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