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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Pilot was arrested prior to disappearance

A flight instructor who allegedly stole a plane from the Palo Alto Municipal Airport and [http://paloaltoonline.com/news/2015/05/15/palo-alto-flight-instructor-vanishes-over-pacific...

Original post made on May. 18, 2015
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on May 27, 2015 at 9:17 pm | 28 comments | 12949 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: Palo Alto's new restaurants

Three new restaurants are scheduled to open soon in Palo Alto. The first is a casual eatery offering kosher items. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2012
Last comment by cooper, on Dec 4, 2012 at 1:16 am | 9 comments | 12917 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City of Palo Alto hires first sustainability officer

Gil Philip Friend has been selected as the City of Palo Alto's first chief sustainability officer, City Manager James Keene...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Dec 13, 2013 at 12:23 pm | 48 comments | 12911 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Runner killed in accident was 'a great dad'

When runner Amit Goutam Bagchi was struck and killed by a driver in an SUV on Dec. 19, the Palo Alto engineer had been redefining...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2016
Last comment by Neighbors, on Jan 11, 2016 at 11:41 pm | 14 comments | 12904 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police release sketch of wanted bank robber

A man who robbed the Provident Credit Union in Palo Alto Wednesday afternoon remains at large. The man, who police described...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2013
Last comment by Alan, on Jan 13, 2013 at 8:41 am | 20 comments | 12897 Views

AROUND TOWN

Edgewood Plaza developer tries to rebuild history

Nearly a year after construction workers, in an ultimate "Oops!" moment, destroyed a historic building at Edgewood Plaza,...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2013
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Aug 28, 2013 at 7:41 pm | 44 comments | 12894 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Highway 101 lane closures scheduled for Friday, Saturday nights

To prepare for the replacement of bridges over San Francisquito Creek, lanes along U.S. Highway 101 in Palo Alto will be...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Jul 14, 2015 at 12:58 am | 20 comments | 12892 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

CPI Settlement with City is criminal

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Original post made by Bill Kelly on Jan. 22, 2007
Last comment by fireman, on Jun 13, 2008 at 12:27 pm | 16 comments | 12885 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Facebook Grossly Overcharging on Business Ads

Facebook is grossly overcharging small businesses on business advertising ads. I submitted an ad to Facebook specifying...

Original post made by Renee on Oct. 3, 2010
Last comment by facebook is no friend, on Dec 10, 2013 at 1:57 pm | 14 comments | 12880 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Accused Stanford mall fraudster had assault weapon

Palo Alto police said a man who allegedly used counterfeit credit cards to defraud stores at Stanford Shopping Center had...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2013
Last comment by Neal, on Feb 17, 2013 at 6:41 am | 11 comments | 12879 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police hone in on robberies, auto burglaries

The Jan. 23 home-invasion robbery of an elderly Palo Alto couple was the flashpoint for a public meeting that focused on...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2014
Last comment by Citizen, on Feb 7, 2014 at 12:04 am | 23 comments | 12877 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Website for detecting plagiarism is trading post for English papers

An Internet-based plagiarism detector has become not only a tool for teachers but also a plagiarism instructor for students...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2013
Last comment by Ridiculoso, on Feb 25, 2013 at 7:51 am | 2 comments | 12875 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Marshland homeless camp given a reprieve

Residents of a homeless encampment with million-dollar views in East Palo Alto won a one-week reprieve from a small bulldozer...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Jun 19, 2009 at 6:09 pm | 11 comments | 12875 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Car pins boys against wall in downtown Menlo Park

A warm fall afternoon turned dangerous for 6-year-old twins when a car jumped a curb, trapping the boys against the wall...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2013
Last comment by Cat Mom Leonorilda, on Oct 22, 2013 at 11:09 am | 49 comments | 12860 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Why Round-Up Spraying in the Baylands by People Who Don't Know Who They Are Working For?

This afternoon a bit before 4 I was returning the Byxbee Park parking lot and I saw two men with backpack sprayers on walking...

Original post made by BayLandsBiker on Nov. 4, 2013
Last comment by resident, on Nov 18, 2013 at 7:26 pm | 5 comments | 12848 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Unraveling the mystery of chronic fatigue syndrome

Researchers are making headway toward finding evidence of chronic fatigue syndrome and how it may change the brain. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2015
Last comment by Brenda Reed, on Jul 4, 2016 at 10:04 am | 10 comments | 12845 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

EPA teacher wins award for using tech in classroom

When Robert Pronovost started teaching at Belle Haven Elementary in 2007, the only tech in his classroom was three aging...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2012
Last comment by Lexie, on Aug 24, 2012 at 9:48 am | 3 comments | 12845 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly, Gunn top nationwide rankings

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Original post made on Nov. 30, 2007
Last comment by Student, on Apr 15, 2008 at 6:49 pm | 126 comments | 12794 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Lynne Johnson will retire as police chief

Palo Alto Police Chief Lynne Johnson will retire and leave her job Dec. 19, City Manager James Keene announced Thursday following...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2008
Last comment by steveo, on Mar 11, 2009 at 11:30 am | 139 comments | 12777 Views

AROUND TOWN

Burglars hit Keeble & Shuchat by breaking through wall

Burglars broke through layers of plaster, plywood, sheetrock and a display case to get inside Keeble & Shuchat Photography...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2016
Last comment by Raj, on Sep 29, 2016 at 3:36 pm | 27 comments | 12773 Views
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Checklist before baby arrives
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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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