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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto couple gone missing in Marin County

A Palo Alto couple who had rented a room in Marin County last week and were due to check out Saturday morning have gone missing,...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2020
Last comment by VS, 2 minutes ago | 17 comments | 10351 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community college district asks voters for new tax, bond funds to upgrade facilities, keep education accessible

Vote-by-mail ballots for the March 3 election went out to Santa Clara County voters on Tuesday, including two Foothill-De...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2020
Last comment by Local parent, 18 minutes ago | 66 comments | 5152 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 Anon, 1 hour ago | 7 comments | 1786 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 https://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2020/01/30/redwood-city-rings-in-t...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2020
Last comment by Just Say NO To ALL Arrivals From China, 2 hours ago | 13 comments | 2147 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Editorial: Brownrigg for state Senate

In the impressive group of candidates for California's 13th Senate district, we give the nod to Michael Brownrigg, who has...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, 3 hours ago | 22 comments | 3460 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Rapid spread of coronavirus prompts local organizers to cancel Chinese New Year events

The sponsors of two Chinese Lunar New Year fairs in Palo Alto that would have drawn thousands of people have canceled the...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2020
Last comment by Gratefull, 4 hours ago | 28 comments | 14041 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Ending stalemate, Human Relations commissioner quits seeking chairmanship

In a stunning move to avoid a potentially divisive and deadlocked election for the Palo Alto Human Relations Commissioner...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, 6 hours ago | 4 comments | 1820 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Around Town: Division over installing wireless antennas; local voting rights group marks 100th birthday

In the latest Around Town column, news about the latest arguments for and against installing wireless antennas in Palo Alto,...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2020
Last comment by Anonymous, 17 hours ago | 8 comments | 2256 Views

AROUND TOWN

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, 19 hours ago | 1 comment | 1357 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

A daughter's disability. A mother's ingenuity. And the playground that's launching a revolution.

With the establishment of a relatively new foundation to boost their goals, Magical Bridge co-founders Olenka Steciw Villarrea...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2020
Last comment by ALB, 23 hours ago | 11 comments | 8462 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Ames wind tunnels put NASA's new moonshot to the test

America's latest bid to send astronauts into space has researchers at NASA Ames hard at work, trying to figure out how to...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2020
Last comment by Gem in our midst, on Feb 17, 2020 at 3:00 am | 1 comment | 1797 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 6110 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

State Senate candidate faces allegations she violated 'non-coordination' rule with real estate political-action committee

A complaint has been filed with the California Fair Political Practices Commission against state Senate candidate Annie Oliva,...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2020
Last comment by Dan, on Feb 16, 2020 at 6:04 pm | 21 comments | 3772 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

VMware plans to cut over 200 jobs in Palo Alto

Cloud infrastructure company VMware recently announced that it will cut 211 jobs at its Palo Alto headquarters effective...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Feb 16, 2020 at 3:12 pm | 9 comments | 9027 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

With revised design, Castilleja tries to appease critics of its growth plan

Seeking a truce with critics of its proposed expansion, Castilleja School this week submitted a revised plan to the city...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2020
Last comment by Unbiased reporting, on Feb 16, 2020 at 2:24 pm | 39 comments | 4232 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Remembering Palo Alto's transportation history

Understanding the historical "bones" of our city -- the rail line and a walkable grid street system rather than a car-dominated...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2020
Last comment by Richard, on Feb 16, 2020 at 1:21 pm | 3 comments | 2469 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 2323 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto girls come together for SCVAL wrestling title

Ella Jauregui, Alexandra Lee, Aviv Kobza and Amelia Clough were each honored as Santa Clara Valley Athletic League girls...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2020
Last comment by Viking fan, on Feb 16, 2020 at 9:43 am | 2 comments | 977 Views

SPORTS

Paly has four champions and a second-place SCVAL trophy

Dara Haydarpour, Adar Schwarzbach, Cade Creighton and Macguire Ferrell each won an individual title and Palo Alto finished...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2020
Last comment by III, on Feb 16, 2020 at 8:12 am | 1 comment | 708 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

At one Palo Alto school, long troubled by sexual misconduct, a new student advocacy group is born

A group of Palo Alto High students is working to educate their peers about sexual assault, consent and relationships -- education...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2020
Last comment by Anonymous1, on Feb 16, 2020 at 5:45 am | 18 comments | 6892 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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