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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Editorial: The audacity of privilege

Sadly, the most frequently heard reaction among local residents last week to the news that 33 parents across the nation,...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2019
Last comment by Curmudgeon, 2 minutes ago | 21 comments | 2629 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest Opinion: SB 50 undermines single-family neighborhoods and diversity

Rather than reap the benefits of locally driven solutions, SB 50 pulls the rug from under them with radical, one-size-fits-all...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2019
Last comment by Palo Alto RV Dwellers Association, 46 minutes ago | 127 comments | 8363 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

$75K for a fake ACT score? Students say cheating happens without the big bucks

Last week's federal indictment of 50 people in a nationwide college-admissions bribery scheme pulled the curtain back on...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2019
Last comment by Real World, 3 hours ago | 19 comments | 4262 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Judge urges school district, parents to resolve sexual-harassment case

A judge said Friday that she needed more time to consider a female Gunn High School student's petition to ban from the school's...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2019
Last comment by Trust, 3 hours ago | 6 comments | 1610 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

In East Palo Alto, a microcosm of the state's heated charter school debate

As California's charter school movement booms and polarizes public education, educators, elected officials and researchers...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2019
Last comment by Wayne Martn, 4 hours ago | 23 comments | 5344 Views

RESTAURANTS

Shop Talk: Farewell to Milk Pail; hello Curry Pizza

In this week's Shop Talk column, read about the departure of a longtime Mountain View market, a forthcoming downtown Palo...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2019
Last comment by Manoj, 4 hours ago | 9 comments | 1096 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Embattled Ravenswood superintendent forced to resign

Three weeks after placing the Ravenswood City School District's controversial superintendent on paid administrative leave,...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2019
Last comment by A View From Abroad, 4 hours ago | 24 comments | 5154 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Bay Area's largest real-estate firm? It's a New York startup

Compass, the venture-funded real-estate startup that launched its first office in the local market just over two years ago,...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2019
Last comment by Kids Today (As in 30-Somethings), 4 hours ago | 8 comments | 4172 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Sojourn' premiere is less-than-stellar

The good news about "Sojourn," which just had its world premiere at The Pear Theatre in Mountain View, is that it has a really...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2019
Last comment by Brad Ashmore, 20 hours ago | 1 comment | 688 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

In response to college-admissions scandal, Stanford to probe policies, current athletic recruits

In the wake of a nationwide college-admissions bribery scheme that implicated its head sailing coach and a current student,...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2019
Last comment by Lest we forget, 20 hours ago | 8 comments | 2296 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto delays decisions on rail redesign to October

Palo Alto's tortuous effort to choose new designs for its four rail crossings shifted yet again this week when City Council...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2019
Last comment by Michael, 21 hours ago | 43 comments | 4450 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

County to consider contacting ICE about violent inmates prior to release

Santa Clara County officials are shifting their position on contacting federal authorities about inmates convicted of violent...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2019
Last comment by resident, on Mar 23, 2019 at 5:20 pm | 13 comments | 1211 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

FPPC continues probe of Kniss' campaign

When the state Fair Political Practice Commission opened its probe into Palo Alto Councilwoman's Liz Kniss alleged campaign...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2019
Last comment by One incident, on Mar 23, 2019 at 1:57 pm | 40 comments | 3454 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

William 'Rick' Singer, lead of college admissions scam, had many Palo Alto connections

William Singer, the Newport Beach, California man at the head of an elaborate fraud to get students of wealthy families into...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2019
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Mar 22, 2019 at 6:32 pm | 54 comments | 24858 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto takes bike-share program on another spin

After failing to advance its bike-share and electric scooters program last year, Palo Alto is now preparing to try again...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2019
Last comment by Ouch, on Mar 22, 2019 at 4:46 pm | 11 comments | 3166 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Milk Pail Market, a Mountain View institution for 45 years, to close

After 45 years in Mountain View, the popular Milk Pail Market will be closing its doors permanently. Read the full story...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2019
Last comment by Lynn, on Mar 22, 2019 at 4:11 pm | 38 comments | 12560 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Two students continue lawsuit over college admissions scandal

Two students have dropped out of a federal lawsuit filed over the college admissions cheating scandal but two others are...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Mar 22, 2019 at 3:52 pm | 9 comments | 2487 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Smash-and-grab car burglary suspect evades cops — but not for long

A suspected car burglar who sped away from Palo Alto police on Feb. 1 was tracked down an hour-and-a-half later in Daly City,...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2019
Last comment by Crime & Punishment, on Mar 22, 2019 at 7:47 am | 5 comments | 2645 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Report: Police shooting that killed Palo Alto teacher placed officers in 'remarkably dangerous' situation

Police officers called to a Redwood City home where a Palo Alto teacher was attempting suicide in December were justified...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2019
Last comment by Jordan Parent, on Mar 22, 2019 at 7:07 am | 10 comments | 4570 Views

RESTAURANTS

Stay for the dumplings

A tiny hole-in-the-wall restaurant three doors down from El Camino Real on Broadway Street in Redwood City, i Dumpling serves...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2019
Last comment by Chinese American, on Mar 21, 2019 at 11:19 pm | 3 comments | 1557 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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