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PALO ALTO ISSUES

For Miranda, it's all about making up for lost time

Robert Miranda, a senior at Menlo School, competed in his first cross country meet since he was a sophomore Saturday and...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2017
Last comment by Jerry , 20 hours ago | 1 comment | 1117 Views

AROUND TOWN

City eyes $10.6M price tag for janitorial work

Palo Alto's commitment to fair wages will face its first real test Monday night, when the City Council considers a new janitorial...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2017
Last comment by Tough Love, on Oct 15, 2017 at 7:47 pm | 8 comments | 3184 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Our reporting on arrests

At age 19, Joe Smith, home from college and enjoying catching up with some old high school friends the night after Thanksgiving...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2017
Last comment by Darry Biller, on Oct 15, 2017 at 7:42 pm | 5 comments | 1168 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Fire Department to cut positions as it deals with falling revenue

The Palo Alto Fire Department plans to eliminate 11 positions -- roughly 10 percent of its workforce -- to deal with falling...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2017
Last comment by Fred Balin, on Oct 15, 2017 at 6:48 pm | 44 comments | 4980 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Thousands expected to attend Moonlight Run

It's time to put on those running shoes for the Palo Alto Weekly's Moonlight Run & Walk on Friday, which is expected to bring...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1454 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Commission pans parking meter plan

Downtown Palo Alto’s move toward parking meters hit an unexpected turn Wednesday night when the city’s Planning and Transportation...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2017
Last comment by Frank, on Oct 14, 2017 at 11:24 pm | 21 comments | 2159 Views

SPORTS

Mater Dei sinks SHP boys water polo with last second shot

Kaden Kaneko scored with three seconds remaining to lift Mater Dei past Sacred Heart Prep, 11-10, in a nonleague contest...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2017
Last comment by Scotty, on Oct 14, 2017 at 9:49 pm | 1 comment | 775 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board majority supports elementary improvements, but others have questions

Larger multipurpose rooms, modernized classrooms and improved seismic safety are among the updates that elementary school...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2017
Last comment by Parent of 2, on Oct 14, 2017 at 7:13 pm | 36 comments | 3280 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Contractors cited for fraud in East Palo Alto sting

A two-day sting operation in East Palo Alto resulted in 15 people being cited for alleged contractor fraud, the California...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 14, 2017 at 4:49 pm | 12 comments | 2615 Views

SPORTS

PAL football games cancelled

The Peninsula Athletic League has cancelled this weekend's football games due to the unhealthy air as the result of the Northern...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2017
Last comment by Concerned Coach, on Oct 14, 2017 at 10:22 am | 1 comment | 740 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police investigate bomb threat at HP

Police don't believe a bomb threat at Hewlett Packard's headquarters that forced employees to stay inside in Palo Alto this...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2017
Last comment by Sophie Mutter , on Oct 14, 2017 at 8:59 am | 6 comments | 33025 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto looks to firm up renter protections

As rising rents continue to drive long-time residents out of Palo Alto, city officials are preparing to adopt new regulations...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2017
Last comment by maguro_01, on Oct 14, 2017 at 7:28 am | 35 comments | 5293 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Where to donate for victims of North Bay wildfires

For people interested in assisting victims of the North Bay wildfires, the Weekly has compiled a list on groups that are...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2017
Last comment by Oakland firestorm, on Oct 14, 2017 at 7:27 am | 1 comment | 1945 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Being conservative in a sea of liberals

When Palo Alto High School sophomore Jackson Druker wore his red "Make America Great Again" hat to school last year, he said...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 14, 2017 at 1:31 am | 5 comments | 304 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Fix PAUSD, part II: Hold PAEA accountable

Fix PAUSD: Do not renew McGee's contract was mostly achieved since I wrote about it three months ago: https://www.paloaltoonline.com/square/2017/06/12/fix-pausd-do-not-renew-mcgees-...

Original post made by Fix PAUSD on Sep. 13, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Oct 13, 2017 at 5:46 pm | 12 comments | 817 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto Weekly changes policy on naming people who are arrested

Concerned about the lasting impact that online search engines have on the lives of individuals arrested for crimes, the Palo...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2017
Last comment by a little positivity please, on Oct 13, 2017 at 3:08 pm | 11 comments | 1949 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Pricey goods purloined by shoplifters in past week

Palo Alto police are looking for shoplifters who hit multiple high-end stories within the past week, a spokeswoman said. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2017
Last comment by rick, on Oct 13, 2017 at 2:39 pm | 7 comments | 2611 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

A great room outside

A lot of thought went into creating the new home in West Menlo Park that Hilke and Martin Risau purchased in 2013. But the...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2017
There are no comments yet. 157 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Simply modern design for 1929 colonial

When Mili Sarrazin spotted a 1929 traditional colonial in Old Palo Alto, she knew right away how she wanted to transform...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1308 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Home front: gardener reference; maintaining native gardens

A roundup of local home and garden news and events, including workshops on native gardens and preparing plants for the spring...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2017
There are no comments yet. 408 Views
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