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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 OMG, 26 minutes ago | 24 comments | 23675 Views


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 | 4907 Views


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 | 2138 Views


Redwood City rings in the Year of the Rat

Redwood City's 10th annual Lunar New Year celebration will be held Saturday, Feb. 1. Read the full story here

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2020
Last comment by Just Say NO To ALL Arrivals From China, on Feb 18, 2020 at 9:52 am | 13 comments | 2240 Views


Palo Alto's city services will be limited on Monday due to Presidents Day

We've compiled a guide of modified schedules and closures for local and regional services on the Midpeninsula on Monday due...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2020
Last comment by Aaron, on Feb 17, 2020 at 5:09 pm | 1 comment | 1564 Views


At 'pivotal' moment in presidential campaign, Pete Buttigieg makes plea to voters in Palo Alto

In comments to about 200 supporters in Palo Alto on Friday, presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg pitched himself as an inclusive,...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2020
Last comment by MAGA, on Feb 16, 2020 at 6:38 pm | 24 comments | 7248 Views


To stifle discord, Palo Alto prepares to shake-up auditor's office

The Palo Alto City Auditor's Office may soon see the biggest shake-up in its 37-year history, after the City Council agreed...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2020
Last comment by Really?, on Feb 16, 2020 at 12:33 pm | 6 comments | 2512 Views


Income inequality reaches a 'historic high' in Silicon Valley, new report shows

Despite a hot economy and a slight dip in home prices, 2019 was a year of reckoning for Silicon Valley's high-tech giants,...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2020
Last comment by Huey Long, on Feb 15, 2020 at 10:13 pm | 32 comments | 6435 Views


Guest Opinion: Business tax will harm Palo Alto

By taxing businesses based on their Palo Alto headcount, larger companies may choose not to hire locally in Palo Alto. Small...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2020
Last comment by Joe, on Feb 14, 2020 at 12:26 pm | 56 comments | 4998 Views


Hesitant to cross this hazardous Palo Alto intersection? Here's the city's plan to smooth out your ride.

The most dangerous intersection in south Palo Alto is about to see some changes, including new turning lanes and a realigned...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Feb 14, 2020 at 9:04 am | 19 comments | 6997 Views


With its centennial drawing near, Pacific Art League looks forward

With new director Lisa Coscino at the helm, Pacific Art League plans to increase its outreach and scope, both within the...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2020
Last comment by Laura Bajuk, on Feb 13, 2020 at 8:42 am | 1 comment | 2114 Views


Shop Talk: Ambassador Toys calls it quits, chocolate shop on its way

In this week's Shop Talk column, read about the closure of one of the area's last toy stores, a new chocolate shop and the...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2020
Last comment by Julie armitano, on Feb 12, 2020 at 12:24 pm | 3 comments | 3045 Views


As coronavirus epidemic spreads, Palo Altan recounts desperation to get out of Wuhan

From her quarantine at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside County, Palo Alto resident Esther Tiferes Tebeka on Friday pinpointed...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2020
Last comment by member, on Feb 11, 2020 at 5:43 pm | 8 comments | 13082 Views


Teen musicians play for a good cause

This winter, five teenagers have been spending some of their weekend evenings combining their love of playing music together...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Feb 11, 2020 at 9:29 am | 4 comments | 1316 Views


The things I remember about Palo Alto while growing up:


Original post made by Andrew L. Freedman on Oct. 19, 2006
Last comment by Beverly, on Feb 8, 2020 at 11:00 pm | 1186 comments | 309500 Views


Housing for whom? Council adopts new 2020 priority, debates what it means

After repeatedly failing to meet its housing goals, the Palo Alto City Council agreed on Saturday to place the issue atop...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2020
Last comment by george drysdale, on Feb 7, 2020 at 12:24 pm | 38 comments | 5247 Views


Around Town: What's keeping the new Fire Station 3 behind schedule?

In this week's Around Town column, news about lagging construction for Fire Station 3, the Stanford School of Medicine taking...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2020
Last comment by He Must Go, on Feb 6, 2020 at 5:51 pm | 10 comments | 3179 Views


Finding a toy store is about to get harder: Ambassador Toys is closing

For more than a decade, Ambassador Toys at Town & Country Village in Palo Alto has been a destination for just about anyone...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2020
Last comment by Oh no, on Feb 4, 2020 at 10:56 am | 14 comments | 2490 Views


Stanford's Ella Donaghu runs the fastest indoor mile

Ella Donaghu continued her incredible start to the track and field season, breaking the Stanford record for the mile on a...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2020
Last comment by TorreyaMan, on Feb 3, 2020 at 2:22 pm | 1 comment | 2053 Views


Old Pizz'a Chicago building to make way for condos, offices

The Palo Alto City Council celebrated a rare and tiny victory on the housing front last week when members unanimously supported...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2019
Last comment by I miss my small town feel, on Feb 1, 2020 at 8:22 am | 16 comments | 4248 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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