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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto mulls raising the height limit for new buildings

Palo Alto's 50-foot ceiling for new developments may start showing cracks next week, when the City Council considers new...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2016
Last comment by CH, on Nov 29, 2016 at 1:24 pm | 46 comments | 6369 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Bicyclist struck, injured in College Terrace

A bicyclist was injured after he was hit by a pickup truck while riding across El Camino Real in Palo Alto's College Terrace...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2009
Last comment by Terry Morse, on Nov 2, 2009 at 9:57 am | 64 comments | 6369 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Are your teens getting enough sleep?

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Original post made on May. 30, 2007
Last comment by Fred, on Jun 10, 2007 at 7:50 pm | 31 comments | 6368 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Popular song amoung kids - SHOCKING LYRICS

I am so shocked! I listened to a rap song on my 13 yr old son's ipod called "My dick" by Mickey Avalon. I almost puked. The...

Original post made by A shocked parent on Feb. 18, 2009
Last comment by Private Parent, on Apr 29, 2014 at 4:54 pm | 20 comments | 6367 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford solar car takes fourth in world competition

Stanford University's 375-pound, panel-covered solar car took fourth in an international solar car race that stretches across...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2013
Last comment by Provide all info please, on Oct 15, 2013 at 11:56 pm | 4 comments | 6367 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Cheese balls, aliens, Angry Birds -- and logical sequencing

The dozens of children who flock to Smita Kolhatkar's lunchtime "Scratch Club" at Barron Park Elementary School create their...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2012
Last comment by Jeanie Smith, on Oct 17, 2012 at 9:10 pm | 3 comments | 6366 Views

RESTAURANTS

DishDash

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Original post made by Nat on Dec. 1, 2006
Last comment by Past PA Resident, on Feb 9, 2007 at 2:48 pm | 4 comments | 6364 Views

AROUND TOWN

Why is there so much wrong-way parking?

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Original post made by Daniel B. on Sep. 3, 2006
Last comment by People who Need People, on Apr 25, 2008 at 1:15 am | 17 comments | 6363 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New measures to limit access to train tracks could start in August

In an effort to address Palo Alto's recent teen suicide cluster, the city is stepping up its efforts to limit access to the...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2015
Last comment by stanhutchings, on Jun 15, 2015 at 6:52 pm | 64 comments | 6361 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: After 25 years, time to phase out Cubberley lease

The financial condition of the Palo Alto Unified School District, like most public agencies, is not very transparent to the...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2013
Last comment by senot blogger, on Sep 30, 2013 at 1:46 pm | 38 comments | 6357 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Police officers defer $800,000 in raises

In a move that will save Palo Alto about $800,000 during bleak financial times, the city's police union has voted to defer...

Original post made on May. 26, 2009
Last comment by Not important, on Dec 10, 2009 at 2:37 pm | 84 comments | 6355 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Verde Lottery?

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Original post made by W.G.B. on Apr. 22, 2008
Last comment by Curious, on May 3, 2008 at 12:45 pm | 22 comments | 6355 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford seeks approval for new housing

Stanford University is moving ahead with a plan to construct a four-building residential complex for its graduate students,...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2016
Last comment by Realist, on Jan 20, 2016 at 12:22 pm | 54 comments | 6355 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Rally for Healthcare in Sacto with Michael Moore!

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Original post made by Anne on Jun. 12, 2007
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jul 11, 2007 at 12:32 am | 78 comments | 6355 Views

AROUND TOWN

VIDEO: Palo Alto Art Center celebrates reopening

After more than a year of construction, the renovated Palo Alto Art Center reopened on Saturday, Oct. 6. The free public...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2012
Last comment by Megan, on Oct 9, 2012 at 11:22 pm | 5 comments | 6355 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to ban smoking at all small parks

More than half of Palo Alto parks would become smoke-free zones under a law change that a City Council committee abruptly...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2013
Last comment by Annette, on Apr 1, 2013 at 7:06 pm | 39 comments | 6354 Views

AROUND TOWN

Steve Jobs, Apple, and Palo Alto

Steve Jobs rarely looks to the past; it is the present state of his art and his inexorable drive toward the next big thing...

Original post made by Fred Balin on Sep. 14, 2011
Last comment by Svatoid, on Oct 6, 2011 at 5:30 pm | 16 comments | 6354 Views

AROUND TOWN

Waxsanity: Jeremy Lin gets statue at Madame Tussauds

Two days before his 26th birthday, NBA point guard and Palo Alto's own Jeremy Lin received perhaps one of his most memorable...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2014
Last comment by HoHum, on Aug 25, 2014 at 5:32 pm | 3 comments | 6353 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

A good trade-off?

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Original post made by Tyler Hanley on Jul. 11, 2006
Last comment by Public parking, on Oct 18, 2006 at 11:39 am | 15 comments | 6352 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

San Antonio center to include Mountain View's tallest building?

New plans for a large hotel and office building at San Antonio shopping center were met with more shock than support in a...

Original post made on May. 24, 2012
Last comment by Don't be such a hypoctite, on Oct 30, 2013 at 12:17 pm | 37 comments | 6352 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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