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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

His Emptiness is confused

Now that BHO is in power, and needs to govern, his scripted campaign rhetoric is not enough. He just said that Caterpillar...

Original post made by Gary on Feb. 12, 2009
Last comment by Perspective, on Feb 17, 2009 at 7:42 am | 37 comments | 12683 Views

SPORTS

Senior Games will be returning to the Bay Area

It's time to get back into shape because the fourth annual Bay Area Senior Games will be returning to venues in Santa Clara...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2010
Last comment by Angela, on Nov 16, 2013 at 12:43 pm | 5 comments | 12660 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Funding questions loom over high-speed rail's new plan

Seeking to comply with a legislative requirement, the agency charged with building California's high-speed-rail system on...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Feb 24, 2014 at 12:15 pm | 18 comments | 12658 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

SLAC beam used to develop new melanoma drug

A melanoma drug approved last week by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration was developed with the help of an X-ray light...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2011
Last comment by Steve C, on Aug 26, 2011 at 4:50 pm | 1 comment | 12654 Views

AROUND TOWN

Realm of Darkness spooks 1,000 each year

From the street, Danilo Oxford's Midtown Palo Alto home is neat and well-manicured, with a profusion of flowers accenting...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2013
Last comment by Moffett Neighbor, on Oct 18, 2014 at 5:36 pm | 10 comments | 12650 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Urban Forest Master Plan looks to the future

Named for a tree, the city of Palo Alto is challenged to sustain its urban forest in the midst of development and a changing...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2013
Last comment by David, on Nov 17, 2013 at 12:13 pm | 8 comments | 12646 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Feeling the squeeze

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Original post made on Jun. 10, 2008
Last comment by Long Time Resident, on Jun 18, 2008 at 10:21 pm | 46 comments | 12644 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Achievement gap' still dogs Palo Alto schools

Despite years of efforts to combat it, a long-standing academic achievement gap persists in Palo Alto schools. African-American...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2010
Last comment by HelpUsIn94303, on Jul 6, 2010 at 8:43 pm | 116 comments | 12640 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Begging Scam?

We were driving today around doing errands and saw 3 different women begging. One was at the Bryant St. Post Office, the...

Original post made by RichardCheney on Apr. 16, 2011
Last comment by neighbor, on Mar 12, 2014 at 3:51 pm | 40 comments | 12636 Views

RESTAURANTS

ShopTalk: Pizza Studio, Polo Ralph Lauren close

Farewell to Pizza Studio and Polo Ralph Lauren; hello to more communal dinner options in Palo Alto. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2016
Last comment by musical, on Feb 11, 2016 at 12:26 pm | 11 comments | 12634 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Solar program remains a challenge in Palo Alto

When Palo Alto launched in spring 2012 a program that allows local businesses to sell solar energy to the city, officials...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2013
Last comment by Got it right, on Jan 6, 2014 at 9:17 am | 16 comments | 12632 Views

RESTAURANTS

Shop Talk: New EPA shops are big local draw

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Original post made on Aug. 13, 2008
Last comment by MM, on Aug 14, 2008 at 8:38 pm | 4 comments | 12623 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City cracks down on businesses infringing on sidewalks

In response to complaints in recent months about downtown sidewalks becoming more and more crowded with outdoor seating and...

Original post made on May. 2, 2014
Last comment by abc, on Jul 31, 2014 at 9:44 pm | 56 comments | 12617 Views

AROUND TOWN

Foothill College cuts radio, work programs

Foothill College will discontinue several programs this fall quarter due to $2.3 million in budget cuts that will take effect...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2012
Last comment by Will Schwartz, on Jun 30, 2012 at 2:02 pm | 9 comments | 12615 Views

MOVIES

She was framed

A Nazi-enabled "finders keepers" claim comes under scrutiny in the based-on-a-true-story drama, "Woman in Gold." Read the...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2015
Last comment by Nayeli, on Apr 7, 2015 at 3:05 pm | 2 comments | 12610 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto customers are asking, 'What's wrong with USPS?'

The Palo Alto division of the United States Postal Service is not delivering on services, and some customers and employees...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2014
Last comment by Customer 1.0 , on Nov 19, 2014 at 1:51 am | 53 comments | 12585 Views

AROUND TOWN

Eruv approved after eight years

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Original post made on Jun. 19, 2007
Last comment by Fireman, on Aug 23, 2007 at 8:55 pm | 200 comments | 12580 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: Apple Store on the move at Stanford?

A new Apple Store is quietly beginning construction at the Stanford Shopping Center. No one will publicly talk about it,...

Original post made on May. 23, 2012
Last comment by NP, on May 23, 2012 at 10:38 pm | 6 comments | 12568 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police arrest naked man after string of attacks

Police arrested an 18-year-old Palo Alto man suspected of being under the influence of narcotics Friday night after he, while...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2014
Last comment by village fool, on Apr 16, 2014 at 7:11 pm | 19 comments | 12548 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Feature story: The spirit of compassion

Each day chaplains and volunteers from Spiritual Care Services at Stanford Hospital and Clinics visit hundreds of patients...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2012
Last comment by Mary , on Dec 10, 2012 at 1:04 pm | 5 comments | 12544 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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