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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 | 7512 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Historic Juana Briones House coming down

The owner of Palo Alto's oldest home, Juana Briones House, has begun deconstructing the 166-year-old structure after 13 years...

Original post made on May. 25, 2011
Last comment by shallow alto, on Jun 10, 2015 at 12:42 am | 31 comments | 7509 Views

AROUND TOWN

James Franco father dies at age 63

James Franco's father lives in Palo Alto and died of a heart attack on Monday. He was executive director of Orchard Int'l...

Original post made by Paly Alum on Sep. 29, 2011
Last comment by Paly Alum, on Oct 1, 2011 at 10:43 am | 5 comments | 7509 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

NASA, USGS among agencies affected by shutdown

Several government operations, including some local branches, ground to a halt at midnight Monday after Congress failed to...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2013
Last comment by Mike, on Oct 6, 2013 at 7:56 am | 12 comments | 7507 Views

AROUND TOWN

Holiday Fund: Finding a voice through film

New Voices for Youth teaches groups of 10 to 12 students each year how to create a short documentary film, from start to...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2013
Last comment by musical, on Dec 2, 2013 at 3:09 pm | 1 comment | 7506 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford Shopping Center

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Original post made by Michelle on Feb. 11, 2008
Last comment by Kate J, on Feb 24, 2008 at 9:21 am | 12 comments | 7502 Views

AROUND TOWN

Developer makes a stand on Edgewood fines

Lawyers for Edgewood Shopping Center developer Sand Hill Property Company and the City of Palo Alto went head to head on...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2017
Last comment by Steve Dabrowski, on Feb 21, 2017 at 5:18 pm | 34 comments | 7501 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 | 7500 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Man arrested after hidden camera found in restroom

Palo Alto police arrested a grocery store employee who allegedly planted a hidden camera in an employee-only restroom, according...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2014
Last comment by KP, on Dec 31, 2014 at 12:32 pm | 3 comments | 7499 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Prosecution, defense strategies emerge in Stanford sexual-assault case

Just how intoxicated several young adults were at a Stanford University fraternity party on Jan. 18, 2015, is playing a key...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2016
Last comment by Concerned Senior, on Mar 23, 2016 at 3:52 pm | 7 comments | 7499 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New fines target Palo Alto's water wasters

Water wasters in Palo Alto who ignore the city's admonitions to conserve could face fines of $100 per day under an enforcement...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by Max Rattner, on Oct 4, 2014 at 1:51 pm | 40 comments | 7498 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pollen source - Chinese elm?

For the first time in over ten years I got severe hayfever symptoms this past weekend in Palo Alto. The symptoms tend to...

Original post made by Hayfevered on Sep. 15, 2010
Last comment by got rid of my own allergies naturally, on May 20, 2014 at 1:58 am | 17 comments | 7498 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Speeders using Monroe Drive & Miller Avenue as Expressway

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Original post made by Monroe Drive Resident on Nov. 16, 2006
Last comment by Terry, on Aug 22, 2007 at 10:07 pm | 61 comments | 7496 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 | 7496 Views

AROUND TOWN

Regional housing projections called 'excessive'

Palo Alto takes great pride in its ongoing, aggressive efforts to fight climate change and encourage transit use, but a regional...

Original post made on May. 2, 2013
Last comment by Longtime Palo Altan, on May 5, 2013 at 9:24 pm | 57 comments | 7495 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 | 7494 Views

AROUND TOWN

Finding the meaning in 'happy holidays'

<I>Happy holiday Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2014/12/05/finding-the-meaning-in-happy-holidays...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2014
Last comment by SP, on Dec 8, 2014 at 7:46 pm | 1 comment | 7494 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 | 7493 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Fake cop with gun stops youth in Palo Alto

A high school student was pulled over by a police impersonator who displayed either a stun gun or a handgun on Greer Road...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2014
Last comment by It's always the other guy, on Sep 16, 2014 at 5:13 am | 17 comments | 7489 Views

AROUND TOWN

When experience really pays off

Passion, purpose and a paycheck. Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2014/02/07/when-experience-really-pays-off...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2014
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Coupon for Yourself and Your Partner
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 7,573 views

Housing Impact Fees and the Economy
By Steve Levy | 7 comments | 3,748 views

California Restaurant Association tests out public-awareness campaign in Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 8 comments | 2,438 views

Driverless self-driving car testbed issues
By Douglas Moran | 3 comments | 1,205 views

Luck despite bad luck
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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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