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AROUND TOWN

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg buys historic Palo Alto home

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has reportedly purchased a historic home in Palo Alto that was once owned by a Palo Alto pioneer....

Original post made on May. 5, 2011
Last comment by Kevin, on Mar 19, 2013 at 3:36 pm | 47 comments | 18959 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Challenge: let's have a healthy debate without the cloak of anonymity

In my opinion, one of the most dangerous sites that preteens/teens are on now is ask.fm because anyone can post anonymous...

Original post made by Danielle Laursen on Nov. 20, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 21, 2013 at 8:09 am | 4 comments | 18957 Views

BOOKS

New interest in book inspired by sensational Stanford murder

A novel inspired by a sensational 1933 murder on Stanford's Faculty Row is the subject of Stanford's "Another Look" Book...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2013
Last comment by Sarah, on Feb 5, 2013 at 11:34 pm | 1 comment | 18919 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school district ranks sixth in state

The Palo Alto school district ranked sixth among California K-12 districts in standardized test results released Thursday....

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2013
Last comment by Miranda C., Gunn High School Graduate, on Apr 29, 2015 at 5:07 pm | 92 comments | 18915 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

It would be easy to damn "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" with the faint praise of calling it a competent sequel, which...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2013
Last comment by hard to believe, on Nov 22, 2013 at 4:09 pm | 2 comments | 18896 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hopes rekindled for new police building in Palo Alto

Palo Alto's plan to build a new police headquarters at 3045 Park Blvd. roared back to life Tuesday afternoon when city officials...

Original post made on May. 7, 2013
Last comment by musical, on May 13, 2013 at 10:13 pm | 16 comments | 18895 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Touchy school calendar issue is back

The hot-button issue of school calendars returns to the Board of Education Tuesday, Oct. 22, as members must vote before...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2013
Last comment by mom of 11th grade student, on Oct 23, 2013 at 11:49 am | 67 comments | 18873 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What gives the school the right to give my child homework?

This is a legitimate question. I called the California Department of Education today and they did not know the answer. What...

Original post made by Parent on Dec. 18, 2014
Last comment by _Parent, on Feb 17, 2015 at 2:38 pm | 480 comments | 18814 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

FAA to work to reduce plane noise

Admitting that jet aircraft noise is a problem over Palo Alto and neighboring Bay Area cities, Federal Aviation Administration...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2015
Last comment by Crash, on Apr 27, 2016 at 4:39 pm | 456 comments | 18804 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Caltrain reports pedestrian fatality near Charleston

Caltrain confirmed on Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. that a pedestrian fatality had occurred near Charleston Avenue on the Caltrain...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2014
Last comment by Rev. Daniel, on Oct 16, 2014 at 10:47 am | 3 comments | 18797 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Community responds to student suicide

The Gunn High School student who died on the Caltrain tracks Monday night has been identified as William Dickens, 17, a junior...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2009
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Oct 28, 2009 at 8:08 pm | 569 comments | 18788 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest Opinion: Senior citizens counting on 'yes' vote for Measure D

Editor's note: On Oct. 11, the Weekly editorialized against Measure D and argued that the City Council had struck the wrong...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2013
Last comment by Garrett , on Nov 3, 2013 at 3:52 pm | 17 comments | 18777 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Paver hit by truck in Fry's parking lot, dies

A paver working in the parking lot of Fry's Electronics at 340 Portage Ave. in Palo Alto Tuesday evening was struck and killed...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2011
Last comment by G & S driver strikes again, on Nov 14, 2013 at 12:28 pm | 34 comments | 18759 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto ponders design of new bike bridge

Emboldened by a $4 million grant and a freshly completed master plan, Palo Alto is rolling ahead with design work on a new...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2012
Last comment by Lance, on Dec 15, 2012 at 4:21 am | 24 comments | 18759 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Buena Vista owner hits another snag

The owner of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park must go back and further revise his plan for compensating the residents who would...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2013
Last comment by Vote AGAINST D, on Oct 25, 2013 at 9:10 pm | 37 comments | 18751 Views

AROUND TOWN

City looks to spread smoking ban downtown

Palo Alto's ever-expanding ban on smoking is now drifting toward downtown and California Avenue. By an 8-1 vote, with Greg...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2013
Last comment by neighbor, on Nov 19, 2013 at 7:21 pm | 4 comments | 18720 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Altans use Kickstarter to fund dream projects

A handful of Palo Alto Kickstarter campaigners who live only a few miles from the top-notch Sand Hill Road venture-capital...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2013
Last comment by Hahaha, on Apr 11, 2014 at 9:07 am | 5 comments | 18703 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Police investigating two deaths in south Palo Alto

Palo Alto police are investigating two deaths this afternoon at the low-income senior housing complex Alta Torre Apartments...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2015
Last comment by Rose A, on Mar 19, 2015 at 5:53 pm | 10 comments | 18656 Views

AROUND TOWN

The Color of Palo Alto is ... up for a public vote?

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Original post made on Aug. 6, 2008
Last comment by more city waste, on Aug 12, 2008 at 9:47 am | 29 comments | 18655 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Traffic steers discussion on Jay Paul development

In its effort to get city approval for a new office complex at 395 Page Mill, developer Jay Paul Company faces an uphill...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2013
Last comment by resident, on Dec 1, 2013 at 9:43 am | 100 comments | 18646 Views
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