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AROUND TOWN

Eichler community divided over two-story houses

When a group of Fairmeadow residents launched an effort two years ago to ban new two-story buildings in their Eichler neighborhood,...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2010
Last comment by Anonymous, on Apr 6, 2010 at 8:07 am | 192 comments | 7223 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Albertson's at Edgewood Plaza to close

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Original post made by Bill D'Agostino on Jun. 6, 2006
Last comment by KCSarr, on Jun 9, 2006 at 1:43 pm | 1 comment | 7222 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school district moves to dismiss teacher accused of sex abuse

The Palo Alto school board unanimously voted Tuesday to initiate dismissal proceedings for an elementary school teacher who...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2016
Last comment by teacher, on Feb 12, 2016 at 5:14 pm | 34 comments | 7222 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Burning leaves catch house, neighbor's house on fire

Leaves under a barbecue left unattended at a Palo Alto home on Saturday afternoon caught on fire, causing minimal damage...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jun 18, 2013 at 11:56 am | 8 comments | 7221 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto Humane Society eyes new animal shelter

After two years of uncertainty and a brush with closure, Palo Alto's aged animal shelter could undergo a radical expansion...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2014
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Aug 5, 2014 at 8:41 am | 23 comments | 7221 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Dispute delays opening of two Paly buildings

A dispute with a contractor has delayed this fall's opening of two major new buildings at Palo Alto High School -- a two-story...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2013
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Aug 8, 2013 at 7:52 am | 45 comments | 7218 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man remains at large after robbery in Palo Alto

Palo Alto police are investigating a robbery in which a man ripped a gold necklace from a woman's neck, according to a police...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2015
Last comment by Mayfield Child, on Jan 9, 2015 at 4:26 am | 19 comments | 7217 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Library audit shows they're in bad shape

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Original post made on Jul. 5, 2007
Last comment by quality not quantity, on Jul 9, 2007 at 10:58 pm | 95 comments | 7216 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Albert Hopkins Jr. dead at 63

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Original post made on Jul. 5, 2007
Last comment by kelly, on Feb 25, 2009 at 10:33 pm | 58 comments | 7216 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto woman missing in waters near beach

A search is underway today for two Bay Area residents missing since Monday evening in the waters off Bonny Doon State Beach...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2016
Last comment by Heidi Kling , on Jan 20, 2016 at 12:06 pm | 3 comments | 7214 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto will not contract out police services

Responding to overwhelming public concerns about transparency and accountability, East Palo Alto's elected leaders on Tuesday...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2014
Last comment by Aquamarine, on Feb 7, 2014 at 12:37 am | 15 comments | 7211 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

East Palo Alto resident allegedly attempted to hire hit man

Federal authorities have arrested and charged an East Palo Alto man in an alleged murder-for-hire scheme, according to a...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2015
Last comment by Never believe it, on Jul 2, 2015 at 5:48 pm | 2 comments | 7206 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 | 7204 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Buena Vista rally brings hundreds to City Hall

With a cloud of uncertainty looming over their homes, residents of the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park and hundreds of their...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Mar 20, 2015 at 10:35 am | 44 comments | 7202 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

In wake of accident, a call for forum on seniors and driving safety

A Palo Alto geriatric social worker hopes to organize a community forum on driving safety and the area's growing population...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2014
Last comment by Not again, on Aug 2, 2014 at 1:07 pm | 45 comments | 7201 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Embattled Palo Alto school district gets new leadership in 2014

In late September, about six weeks into his new position as Palo Alto Unified School District's superintendent, Max McGee...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2014
Last comment by Teachers yes, PAEA no, on Dec 31, 2014 at 4:58 pm | 9 comments | 7201 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community writes 'love notes' to Palo Alto youth

More than 30 "love notes" to Palo Alto youth were hung by community members from two downtown trees Sunday afternoon after...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2015
Last comment by Sam, on Mar 24, 2015 at 8:35 am | 12 comments | 7201 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The social 'benefits' of cyberbullying?

Recent studies find that "social combat" among teens (including cyber-aggression) occurs in the school mainstream largely...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2013
Last comment by If only, on Aug 16, 2013 at 12:28 pm | 3 comments | 7199 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Judging the judges: Recalls may become easier, but is that better for California?

Amid a constellation of factors, some legal experts believe we could be plunging into a new era in which judges increasingly...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2016
Last comment by mauricio, on Aug 30, 2016 at 6:35 pm | 5 comments | 7199 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn to move to later morning start time

Gunn High School students will have the chance for a half hour of extra sleep next year when the school moves its morning...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2011
Last comment by sea seelam Reddy, on Feb 2, 2015 at 3:08 pm | 48 comments | 7198 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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