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AROUND TOWN

Actor Anthony Silk helps save Shakespeare's plays in 'The Book of Will'

Local actor and former Palo Alto Weekly food writer Anthony Silk plays one of Shakespeare's friends in Lauren Gunderson's...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2021
Last comment by Puffin, on Nov 11, 2021 at 6:11 pm | 1 comment | 3685 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

John Getreu receives life sentence for 1974 murder

Calling the string of murders and sexual assaults John Arthur Getreu "evil and despicable crimes," San Mateo County Superior...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2021
Last comment by Lillian Davis, on Nov 11, 2021 at 3:20 pm | 20 comments | 5918 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

As budget outlook brightens, residents call for more leaf-blower enforcement

Facing an unexpected revenue boost, the City Council began to pivot Monday from a protracted period of budget cuts to restoration....

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2021
Last comment by TimR, on Nov 9, 2021 at 10:43 pm | 11 comments | 5092 Views

SPORTS

Lancers power their way to a WCAL football championship

A record-setting performance from running back Viliami Teu helped St. Francis complete an undefeated regular season and the...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2189 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto Weekly launches first-ever Fall Membership Drive

The Palo Alto Weekly, which has been working for the past three years to offset the decline in local advertising, boasts...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2021
Last comment by What Will They Do Next, on Nov 9, 2021 at 8:23 pm | 1 comment | 2744 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Congress wants to cut Medicare Advantage programs

Reports that Congress is planning to cut the Medicare Advantage program to pay for other items in the big "human infrastructure"...

Original post made by Julie Parker on Oct. 1, 2021
Last comment by Paul Church, on Nov 9, 2021 at 6:13 pm | 2 comments | 797 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto police chief announces retirement

East Palo Alto police Chief Albert Pardini is retiring after 40 years in law enforcement, city officials announced Friday. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2021
Last comment by Optimist Pessimist Realist , on Nov 9, 2021 at 4:34 pm | 2 comments | 4634 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto girls good enough to qualify for state golf tournament

The Palo Alto girls golf team performed well enough Monday to qualify for the state tournament on Nov. 16 in Pebble Beach....

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2021
Last comment by Claudette, on Nov 9, 2021 at 1:15 pm | 1 comment | 2194 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New youth arts center in East Palo Alto is centered on the community

EPACENTER, a new youth arts center in East Palo Alto, brings together visual and performing arts, technology and makerspaces,...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2021
Last comment by pat, on Nov 9, 2021 at 12:07 pm | 4 comments | 6979 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fictional Palo Alto duo solves mysteries in baby boomer detective series

Barb and Bernie Silver are the creations of Palo Alto resident Ron Katz, who took up comedic mystery writing after retiring...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2021
Last comment by Susan B, on Nov 9, 2021 at 12:07 pm | 1 comment | 8487 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man allegedly threatens to shoot police after causing disturbance, vandalism

A man led Palo Alto police on a harrowing foot chase and standoff after they tried to arrest him for smashing car windows...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2021
Last comment by Bob M., on Nov 9, 2021 at 11:03 am | 4 comments | 5906 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto honors members of armed forces in Veterans Day ceremony

At the city's annual Veterans Day ceremony on Monday, Kenneth Horowitz was grateful to be reminded of his contributions to...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2021
Last comment by Hinrich, on Nov 9, 2021 at 10:36 am | 1 comment | 3574 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

As rent costs reach new heights, Palo Alto to revisit tenant protections

Seeking to provide relief to local renters at a time of astronomical housing costs, Palo Alto is considering adopting new...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2021
Last comment by Me 2, on Nov 8, 2021 at 10:09 pm | 17 comments | 8392 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto looking for ways to improve after loss to Los Gatos

The Palo Alto football team lost its homecoming game Friday night to the SCVAL De Anza Division's lone unbeaten team Los...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2021
Last comment by Rebecca Eisenberg, on Nov 8, 2021 at 6:11 pm | 33 comments | 4050 Views

SPORTS

Woodside boys, M-A girls roll to PAL cross country titles

Senior Ethan Brooks placed second, one of four Woodside runners to place among the top eight, helping the Wildcats win the...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2021
Last comment by RickEymer, on Nov 8, 2021 at 4:28 pm | 2 comments | 2210 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto roads make top 3 in Bay Area pavement quality report

When it comes to maintaining local roads, Palo Alto knows how to give them the attention they deserve, as seen through new...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2021
Last comment by MidTown Guy, on Nov 8, 2021 at 11:26 am | 3 comments | 4243 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto Unified maps out short- and long-term plans for Cubberley

After years of uncertainty and community brainstorming, the Palo Alto Unified School District is closing in on a plan for...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2021
Last comment by Bystander, on Nov 8, 2021 at 6:19 am | 12 comments | 14789 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto fails in attempt to appeal housing mandate

Palo Alto's attempt to lower its housing mandate fell flat Friday afternoon, when the Association of Bay Area Governments...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Nov 7, 2021 at 10:23 am | 23 comments | 14490 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Census: Midpeninsula's population of kids, teens is shrinking

The number of young people on the Midpeninsula is shrinking, even as the overall population grows, mirroring a trend throughout...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2021
Last comment by S. Underwood, on Nov 7, 2021 at 9:31 am | 7 comments | 6435 Views

AROUND TOWN

Court unlikely restore binding arbitration for public safety workers

More than a decade after Palo Alto voters passed a measure that removed binding arbitration for public safety workers from...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3291 Views
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