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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto Tailoring closed three years ago. Customers want their clothes back.

Customers of a Palo Alto tailoring business say they have been trying to get their clothing back for nearly three years,...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2020
Last comment by relentlesscactus, 3 hours ago | 22 comments | 9426 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Guest Opinion: To solve housing crisis, decrease demand

Housing is in short supply in Silicon Valley, especially affordable housing. Unfortunately, no amount of the current sort...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2020
Last comment by Sense, 3 hours ago | 34 comments | 3274 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

After Ross Road blowback, Palo Alto looks to shift gears on bike boulevards

Chastened by the outpouring of resident complaints about the city's new "bike boulevard" on Ross Road, Palo Alto's transportation...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2020
Last comment by Resident, 6 hours ago | 56 comments | 6284 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Missing Palo Alto couple located in Marin County

Missing Palo Alto residents Carol Kiparsky and Ian Irwin were found alive on Saturday morning, eight days after they were...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2020
Last comment by Family, 7 hours ago | 28 comments | 12593 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Searchers for missing Palo Alto couple focus on the water, following alerts from cadaver dogs

With the search for Carol Kiparsky and Ian Irwin nearly reaching the one-week mark, the Marin County Sheriff's Office is...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2020
Last comment by Hello ....., 12 hours ago | 20 comments | 6822 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto's last dive bar faces uncertain future

Three years after its colorful owner passed away, Antonio's Nut House, Palo Alto's last authentic dive bar, is still open,...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2020
Last comment by Mayfield Child, 13 hours ago | 9 comments | 13084 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Editorial: Yes on community college measures G, H

A vibrant community college system is an essential safety net and path to opportunity for those whose options are limited,...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, 17 hours ago | 10 comments | 1557 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto couple gone missing in Marin County

A Palo Alto couple who had rented a room in Marin County last week and were due to check out Saturday morning have gone missing,...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2020
Last comment by Local, 17 hours ago | 25 comments | 18249 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Looking 'beyond everywhere': Palo Alto couple remains missing after fourth day of searches

As time ticks on in the effort to locate Palo Alto residents Carol Kiparsky and Ian Irwin, who have been missing for nearly...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2020
Last comment by SCR, 18 hours ago | 18 comments | 6301 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Editorial: Brownrigg for state Senate

In the impressive group of candidates for California's 13th Senate district, we give the nod to Michael Brownrigg, who has...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2020
Last comment by mjc, on Feb 21, 2020 at 6:20 pm | 28 comments | 5174 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man arrested for kidnapping attempt reportedly held another family hostage

A man arrested Monday for attempted kidnapping in a Mountain View home had allegedly held another woman and her daughter...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2020
Last comment by Clinical Researcher, on Feb 21, 2020 at 4:17 pm | 5 comments | 2448 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Leland's legacy: How a robber baron built Stanford and transformed America

A new biography from Bay Area journalist Roland De Wolk says Leland Stanford was a ruthless capitalist who cheated taxpayers...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2020
Last comment by Sounds Familiar, on Feb 21, 2020 at 4:02 pm | 6 comments | 803 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Santa Clara County man recovers from coronavirus

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department announced Thursday that a man who became the county's first confirmed case...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2020
Last comment by Rev. Beecham, on Feb 21, 2020 at 3:23 pm | 2 comments | 1781 Views

SPORTS

Town of Atherton becomes a hotbed for prep basketball

The elite teams in the Central Coast Section, the eight teams chosen Wednesday for the boys Open Division, includes three...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2020
Last comment by Parent, on Feb 21, 2020 at 3:21 pm | 1 comment | 1209 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Outside spending in state Senate race ramps up in final days before Super Tuesday

With only 12 days until California's March 3 primary, candidates for District 13 in the state Senate are ramping up their...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2020
Last comment by NeilsonBuchanan, on Feb 21, 2020 at 12:45 pm | 1 comment | 1445 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

As car break-ins surge, Palo Alto police laud drop in violent crime

Despite a year marred by car break-ins and claims of police brutality, the Palo Alto Police Department saw several positive...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2020
Last comment by When will republicons ever run a good candidate again?, on Feb 21, 2020 at 12:37 pm | 30 comments | 5466 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Senior Commission? Sustainability Commission? Palo Alto mulls new advisory panels

Palo Alto's long-standing system of advisory panels could be heading for a big shake-up in the coming months, as the City...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2020
Last comment by Judith Wasserman, on Feb 21, 2020 at 11:51 am | 2 comments | 1451 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Art Center branches out, pays tribute to the trees

Following in the footsteps of last year's nature-themed exhibitions that focused on the sky and encounters between humans...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2020
Last comment by Richard H Stafursky, on Feb 21, 2020 at 4:52 am | 1 comment | 1568 Views

AROUND TOWN

A student was injured by a potato gun at school in 2017. The district will likely pay him $1.5 million.

The Palo Alto school board will consider approving in closed session next week a $1.5 million settlement with a former student...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2020
Last comment by musical, on Feb 20, 2020 at 10:01 pm | 11 comments | 4568 Views

AROUND TOWN

Jerry Hill endorses state Senate candidate Josh Becker to take his place in Sacramento

State Sen. Jerry Hill wants Josh Becker to be his successor, Becker's campaign announced Wednesday morning. Read the full...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Feb 20, 2020 at 6:27 pm | 14 comments | 2075 Views
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Short story writers wanted!

The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 27, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category. Sponsored by Kepler's Books, Linden Tree Books and Bell's Books.

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