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AROUND TOWN

'Keeping the jazz legacy going'

Jazz is a world that's rich with connections and history that's nurtured on the bandstand. Pianist and bandleader Larry Vuckovich...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2019
Last comment by Laurie, on Mar 12, 2019 at 1:21 pm | 2 comments | 1301 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Webcast: Mayor pushes back on SB50

Palo Alto Mayor Eric Filseth discusses with the Weekly his concerns with Senate Bill 50, which aims to boost California's...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2019
Last comment by musical, on Mar 12, 2019 at 12:08 pm | 18 comments | 2290 Views

AROUND TOWN

Report: Inequality on the rise in Silicon Valley

Despite a sizzling economy and an influx of wealth, Silicon Valley remains a bastion of inequality, with more residents now...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2019
Last comment by @Sanctimonious Poster, on Mar 12, 2019 at 10:48 am | 201 comments | 12761 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Heavy drinking persists at Stanford, despite university efforts, report states

For most of the last decade, at least one Stanford University student on average has gone to the emergency room every week...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2019
Last comment by History Repeats Itself Again, on Mar 12, 2019 at 8:40 am | 33 comments | 3713 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Editorial: Give for the kids

It is a powerful statement when hundreds of local people unite around a common philanthropic objective and combine their...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2018
Last comment by Marcy, on Mar 11, 2019 at 9:04 pm | 1 comment | 2158 Views

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 | 1648 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 | 6559 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 | 1430 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 | 2147 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 | 1668 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 | 1466 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 | 3287 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 | 2144 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 | 10333 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 | 3399 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 | 7784 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 | 3413 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 | 2591 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 | 823 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 | 844 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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