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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 | 7462 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 | 7461 Views

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 | 7459 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 | 7457 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 | 7456 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 | 7456 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 | 7456 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Two Gunn students hurt in car accident

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Original post made on Sep. 20, 2007
Last comment by an athlete, on Sep 25, 2007 at 4:32 pm | 43 comments | 7455 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man attempts to grab girl on bicycle in Palo Alto

Palo Alto police are looking for a man who attempted to grab an 11-year-old girl's arm as she rode her bicycle past him after...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2013
Last comment by Phony, on Feb 7, 2013 at 6:43 pm | 25 comments | 7455 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 | 7454 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sunset moving to Oakland

Sunset will move its headquarters from the Menlo Park campus it has occupied since 1951 to Jack London Square in Oakland...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2015
Last comment by Jackie, on Mar 29, 2016 at 3:07 pm | 20 comments | 7454 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 | 7452 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 | 7452 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Parishioners get back beloved church that pastor tried to sell

After being shut out of their church and told to leave the grounds by their pastor last June, the 20 or so members of Zion...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2015
Last comment by ChrisC, on Jun 16, 2015 at 12:04 am | 6 comments | 7452 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 | 7450 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 | 7449 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford creates Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing

Stanford Medicine's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences has consolidated all of its existing youth mental health...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2015
Last comment by Hahaha, on Nov 12, 2015 at 9:11 am | 10 comments | 7449 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto high schools prioritize culture change, achievement gap

As a result of intensive self-studies Palo Alto's high schools undertook over the last year, both Gunn and Palo Alto High...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2015
Last comment by a contrary view, on Feb 18, 2015 at 9:49 am | 36 comments | 7448 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 | 7444 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 | 7444 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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