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AROUND TOWN

Pension costs top list of Palo Alto budget woes

After enduring a year of layoffs, slumping revenues and benefit reductions for city employees, Palo Alto officials are bracing...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2011
Last comment by taxpayer, on Jan 6, 2011 at 2:44 pm | 70 comments | 6686 Views

AROUND TOWN

Road 'trial' to remain permanent on Arastradero

Palo Alto's two-year experiment with lane reductions, traffic-signal modifications and median islands on a busy stretch of...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2012
Last comment by Henry Su, on Oct 24, 2012 at 2:52 pm | 45 comments | 6686 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Educating for life

On one recent morning in an English as a Second Language (ESL) classroom at Palo Alto's Greendell School, the tables began...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2016
Last comment by Chip, on Mar 26, 2016 at 9:18 am | 2 comments | 6685 Views

AROUND TOWN

Katsy Swan: The Midpeninsula's garden designer

Katsy Swan traces her love of flower arranging and gardening back to her years at the University of Kentucky, where botany...

Original post made on May. 7, 2013
Last comment by Community Volunteer, on May 7, 2013 at 8:23 pm | 1 comment | 6684 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto's Zhang looks to bring home a medal from Rio

If it wasn't for a certain laundry room at Stanford University, Lily Zhang, the highest-ranked women's table tennis player...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2016
Last comment by Paly Parent, on Aug 3, 2016 at 4:54 pm | 2 comments | 6683 Views

RESTAURANTS

La tosca

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Original post made by Lauren on Jul. 30, 2007
Last comment by Enough already, on Aug 4, 2007 at 1:30 pm | 6 comments | 6682 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto seeks citizen input on growth, traffic

Faced with a tense political climate, a dearth of parking and a daunting laundry list of traffic-related initiatives, Palo...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2014
Last comment by Silly, on Jan 28, 2014 at 3:02 pm | 55 comments | 6679 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents monitor Matadero Creek

Zebulon and Madeline Miller splashed water into the bug net in a shallow pool in Matadero Creek, gathering tiny aquatic insects....

Original post made on May. 16, 2014
There are no comments yet. 6677 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Councilwoman fends off criticism over 'finder's fees'

Palo Alto City Councilwoman Karen Holman, who has spent more than a decade advocating for more transparency in city government,...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2014
Last comment by Eric F, on Jun 16, 2014 at 6:46 pm | 23 comments | 6677 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police helicopter used to search for suspects

An interrupted home burglary in Palo Alto Monday night yielded one arrest, with two men still at large after a helicopter...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2014
Last comment by Oh?, on May 18, 2014 at 12:09 am | 19 comments | 6677 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Two Palo Alto kids representing US at the 2013 Physics Olympiad

Read more: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/traveling-team-selected-to-represent-the-us-physics-team-at-the-2013-international-physics-olympiad-210900671.html Only...

Original post made by Well Wisher on Jun. 10, 2013
Last comment by Wow, on Jul 15, 2013 at 5:14 pm | 5 comments | 6675 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Auto mall off 101 now seems unlikely

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Original post made by Bill D'Agostino on Jun. 1, 2006
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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Killing MI is a no brainer

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Original post made by Aaron on Jan. 2, 2007
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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

A unique volunteer opportunity reading to preschool children in Redwood City

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Original post made by JoAnne Wetzel on Jun. 20, 2006
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AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk

Annabelle Salon & Spa to open in Palo Alto's Charleston Shopping Center while Pet Club closes its doors in Mountain View...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2016
Last comment by Bean, on Apr 26, 2016 at 12:53 pm | 8 comments | 6674 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

On being a Cyclist's Wife

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Original post made by Anonymous on Oct. 4, 2006
Last comment by Glad I don't live in Palo Alto, on Feb 5, 2007 at 10:58 am | 8 comments | 6673 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

HP Kept Tabs on Reporter for a Year

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Original post made by J.L. on Oct. 20, 2006
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MOVIES

ONCE

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Original post made by nat on Jul. 28, 2007
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RESTAURANTS

La bella vita: Care and taste abound at Arte Ristorante

From zuppa to pesce, the menu at 3-month-old Arte Ristorante in downtown Palo Alto is easy to scan on one page. The owners,...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2015
Last comment by Judeeeeee, on Mar 5, 2015 at 5:40 pm | 5 comments | 6665 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

43 Palo Alto teachers receive tenure

Forty-three teachers representing most of Palo Alto's public school campuses will gather today for a yearly event known as...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2012
Last comment by Mom, on Mar 31, 2012 at 7:41 am | 29 comments | 6664 Views
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Vina Enoteca to serve first 'Impossible burger' in Silicon Valley
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Coupon for Yourself and Your Partner
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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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