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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Big track and field wins for Gunn, Palo Alto at K-Bell

Gunn's Jared Freeman and Maansay Rishi and Palo Alto's Henry Saul each won individual events, highlighting action at the...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2019
Last comment by victor martindale, on Mar 11, 2019 at 7:54 pm | 1 comment | 1561 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto rejects application for President Hotel

A proposal to convert President Hotel Apartments to a luxury hotel hit a roadblock this week, when Palo Alto’s Planning...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2019
Last comment by Give him money, on Mar 11, 2019 at 6:34 pm | 20 comments | 6461 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local gymnasts help Twisters Xcel Platinum set team record

The Twisters Gymnastics Xcel Platinum team, which includes girls from Palo Alto, Menlo Park and Los Altos, set a team record...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2019
Last comment by Karen H, on Mar 11, 2019 at 6:27 pm | 3 comments | 1323 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Community Notebook: School to host LGBTQ+ event

Local families are invited to learn about gender identities, sexual orientation and how to support LGBTQ+ youth at a March...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2019
Last comment by open to all, on Mar 11, 2019 at 5:20 pm | 4 comments | 2090 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford grad student and professional cyclist dies at age 23

USA Cycling confirmed Sunday that Stanford graduate student and professional cyclist Kelly Catlin has died at the age of...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2019
Last comment by musical, on Mar 11, 2019 at 4:11 pm | 2 comments | 1622 Views

SPORTS

Local boys water polo players compete at USA Nationals

Fletcher Middle School's Jordan Affeld and JLS' Julien Chow were two of the seven members of the Stanford Water Polo Foundation...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2019
Last comment by Fantastic!, on Mar 11, 2019 at 12:30 pm | 2 comments | 1424 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Local solutions for traffic and congestion

In an era where the state threatens removing local control from cities, a transportation-management association can show...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2019
Last comment by Bg, on Mar 10, 2019 at 11:02 pm | 27 comments | 3177 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town

<B>STANDING TALL ...</B> Palo Alto resident <B>Christine Blasey Ford</B>, who has become known for going public with her...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2019
Last comment by Politics?, on Mar 10, 2019 at 9:03 pm | 13 comments | 2068 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A school where care is primary

At a glance, The Primary School looks like any other elementary school: reading corners in classrooms, drawings tacked to...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2019
Last comment by Pricila for ALL Ravenswood Students, on Mar 10, 2019 at 3:43 pm | 8 comments | 10229 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park mayor suggests Sequoia Union absorb Ravenswood school district

The mayor of Menlo Park has floated an idea with major implications for the Ravenswood City School District: that the Sequoia...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2019
Last comment by State Take Over, not a Bad Idea, on Mar 10, 2019 at 3:18 pm | 23 comments | 3318 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ravenswood superintendent placed on paid leave

Gloria Hernandez-Goff, the superintendent of the Ravenswood City School District in East Palo Alto, was suddenly placed on...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2019
Last comment by Change has come , on Mar 10, 2019 at 2:13 pm | 19 comments | 7573 Views

RESTAURANTS

Super bowls

Ramen Nagi, which manages to be both trendy and traditional, is a case study in what can go right when a chef channels all...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2019
Last comment by resident, on Mar 10, 2019 at 1:18 pm | 2 comments | 3220 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New homes, parks and trails eyed for Ventura

For Palo Alto's elected leaders, the eclectic Ventura neighborhood doesn't just represent a prime opportunity to boost the...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2019
Last comment by resident, on Mar 10, 2019 at 10:58 am | 6 comments | 2445 Views

SPORTS

First Pac-12 Conference title for Stanford wrestling program

Requir van der Merwe and Nathan Traxler captured individual Pac-12 titles, leading Stanford wrestling to the first team championship...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2019
Last comment by III, on Mar 10, 2019 at 10:54 am | 1 comment | 801 Views

SPORTS

Pinewood girls fall short of state championship dream

Several things had to go right for Pinewood to achieve its ultimate objective and be crowned the best girls basketball team...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2019
Last comment by Gary, on Mar 10, 2019 at 4:14 am | 1 comment | 802 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Sleeping driver causes rollover crash on University Avenue

A sleeping driver caused a chain-reaction crash with two other cars before flipping over on its roof on University Avenue...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2019
Last comment by musical, on Mar 9, 2019 at 11:17 pm | 16 comments | 5750 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Mayor warns of state housing proposals

Palo Alto Mayor Eric Filseth used his "State of the City" address on Tuesday to launch a scathing critique of Sacramento...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2019
Last comment by resident, on Mar 9, 2019 at 7:08 pm | 54 comments | 6637 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto's Japić commits to play soccer for Baylor

Palo Alto High school junior Chloe Japić, who played soccer for the school in her freshman year, officially committed to...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2019
Last comment by CommunityMember, on Mar 9, 2019 at 9:35 am | 6 comments | 1689 Views

SPORTS

Stanford hoops recruits named Gatorade State Players of Year

Stanford women's basketball incoming freshmen Haley Jones and Fran Belibi were named Naismith High School Girls’ All-Americans...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2019
Last comment by Stanford in the place, on Mar 9, 2019 at 6:02 am | 1 comment | 872 Views

AROUND TOWN

Midtown Starbucks store shutters without explanation

After nearly two decades in Palo Alto's Midtown neighborhood, the Starbucks store on Middlefield Road closed its doors for...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2019
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Mar 8, 2019 at 8:48 pm | 30 comments | 5466 Views
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Short story writers wanted!

The 33rd 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 March 29. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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