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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Local donations to presidential campaigns

Local residents listed here contributed at least $2,500 to the presidential campaigns of Barack Obama or Mitt Romney, according...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2012
Last comment by mattie, on Aug 16, 2012 at 12:20 am | 32 comments | 7200 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woman booked for attempted robbery in downtown Palo Alto

A woman who police said tried to rob a pedestrian at knifepoint in downtown Palo Alto on Tuesday afternoon was arrested later...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2015
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jul 9, 2015 at 7:55 pm | 47 comments | 7199 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Traffic drives 2016 priorities in Palo Alto

No one disputes the idea that traffic congestion is one of Palo Alto's most urgent and mystifying priorities. But as the...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 5, 2016 at 4:09 pm | 49 comments | 7198 Views

SPORTS

Paly home football games?

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Original post made by Paly football fan on Sep. 25, 2006
Last comment by Alan L., on Nov 23, 2010 at 1:02 pm | 12 comments | 7198 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto: Street closed off after apparent suicide, police say

Palo Alto police closed off the 200 block of Grant Avenue near the Santa Clara County Courthouse Monday morning after an...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2014
Last comment by Radio, on Sep 22, 2014 at 1:14 pm | 1 comment | 7196 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto stocks sandbags, prepares for storm

Palo Alto is bracing for a weekend of heavy rain by stocking the sandbag stations at Rinconada and Mitchell parks and at...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2017
Last comment by Sarah, on Mar 18, 2017 at 4:35 pm | 2 comments | 7194 Views

AROUND TOWN

Welcome to Town Square!

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Original post made by Bill Johnson on May. 30, 2006
Last comment by Richard, on Sep 22, 2006 at 1:08 pm | 6 comments | 7193 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto streetlights changing to LEDs

Palo Alto streets will be getting brighter in the next months as the city Utilities Department embarks on the latest phase...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2012
Last comment by Cedric de La Beaujardiere, on Oct 14, 2012 at 12:09 am | 45 comments | 7193 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Hiker rescued after fall down trail at Foothills Park in Palo Alto

An 85-year-old hiker was rescued after she slipped off a trail and went about 50 feet down to an embankment at Foothills...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2016
Last comment by musical, on Sep 17, 2016 at 11:11 pm | 14 comments | 7192 Views

AROUND TOWN

History on the canvas

When the world is in turmoil, sometimes the most courageous people are artists. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=19441...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2013
Last comment by Joe Hill, on Sep 20, 2013 at 1:57 pm | 3 comments | 7192 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park father takes child's play seriously

Mike Lanza, author of "Playborhood: Turn Your Neighborhood Into a Place for Play," will speak Monday, Feb. 25, on ways parents...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2013
Last comment by Midtown Resident, on Mar 3, 2013 at 1:27 pm | 20 comments | 7189 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teens, philosophers deconstruct 'college rat race'

Is there a deeper meaning to the college rat race? Students from Gunn and Palo Alto high schools pondered that question in...

Original post made on May. 26, 2011
Last comment by John Perry, on Jun 1, 2011 at 3:50 pm | 16 comments | 7188 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

High utility bills give Palo Altans a shock

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Original post made on Jan. 23, 2008
Last comment by NoPA Gobbledygook, on Jan 30, 2008 at 9:33 am | 80 comments | 7186 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

TCE causes cancer, other health woes, EPA says

Despite political pressures to kill it, a long-delayed Environmental Protection Agency report has finally been released confirming...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2011
Last comment by Anonymous, on Oct 29, 2011 at 10:50 am | 7 comments | 7186 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

High-speed rail hit with legal setback

A coalition that includes Menlo Park, Atherton and Palo Alto scored a legal victory over the California High-Speed Rail Authority...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2011
Last comment by Midtown Man, on Nov 15, 2011 at 8:25 am | 38 comments | 7185 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Four-story hotel proposed for El Camino Real

A proposal to demolish a two-story motel on El Camino Real and replace it with a 50-foot-tall hotel elicited early skepticism...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Oct 6, 2015 at 6:43 am | 15 comments | 7184 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Support needed to impeach George Bush

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Original post made by Jag Singh on Jun. 28, 2006
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SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board agrees to open 13th elementary

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Original post made on Oct. 24, 2007
Last comment by Parent, on Oct 30, 2007 at 4:02 pm | 102 comments | 7183 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Egg wars' come back to Palo Alto school board

The controversial "egg wars" of last October came back to bite the Palo Alto Board of Education Tuesday when a lawyer asked...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2010
Last comment by enough already, on Jan 25, 2010 at 9:49 pm | 60 comments | 7183 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Caswell, Dauber, Emberling for school board

The last time there was an election for school board in Palo Alto was five years ago, just a few months after Superintendent...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2012
Last comment by Gunn Grad, on Oct 19, 2012 at 1:12 pm | 59 comments | 7182 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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