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AROUND TOWN

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 | 4851 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Around Town

<B>AWKWARD TRANSITION ...</B> Few elections in Palo Alto are as suspenseful, rancorous and polarizing as the Planning and...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2020
Last comment by Outrageous bullying, on Feb 14, 2020 at 10:53 am | 18 comments | 2626 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 6914 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Letters to the editor

<B>Congested and frustrated Read the full story here https://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2020/02/14/letters-to-the-editor...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2020
Last comment by TransparentCalifornia.Org, on Feb 14, 2020 at 2:12 am | 1 comment | 250 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New high school to bring German, French and Chinese language instruction under one roof

Two local bilingual schools have partnered to open a new international high school that will offer German, French and Chinese...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2020
Last comment by Patricia, on Feb 13, 2020 at 9:27 am | 8 comments | 3550 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 1821 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

'A unique opportunity': County eyes affordable housing in Palo Alto for adults with disabilities

A small, Santa Clara County-owned property in south Palo Alto may soon be redeveloped to create an increasingly valuable...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2020
Last comment by Greenacres, on Feb 12, 2020 at 2:32 pm | 4 comments | 2862 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

No more A's and F's? Teachers experiment with 'standards based' grading

Reaction to the organic spread of standards-based grading that emphasizes mastery of skills over letter grades in Palo Alto...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2020
Last comment by anonymous, on Feb 12, 2020 at 2:31 pm | 36 comments | 8060 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 2921 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

New state bill aims to integrate Bay Area transit into one 'seamless' system

A newly introduced piece of state legislation seeks to integrate the more than two dozen separate and independent Bay Area...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Feb 12, 2020 at 8:41 am | 22 comments | 3276 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

With Khoury's Market closed, Palo Alto looks to beef up fines against building owner

Palo Alto is preparing to sharply ramp up fines against the owner of College Terrace Centre, the blocklong development on...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2020
Last comment by @Old Palo Alto, on Feb 11, 2020 at 6:12 pm | 24 comments | 4441 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 12938 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Bonds on the ballot: Will billions of dollars help California cope with climate change?

Given California's international leadership in addressing climate change, it isn't surprising that voters will be asked this...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Feb 11, 2020 at 10:01 am | 44 comments | 2465 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Killing them softly: Santa Clara County to ensure immature mosquitoes never grow up

Santa Clara County will unleash an eco-friendly larvicide on mosquitoes in the Palo Alto Baylands on Wednesday. Read the...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Feb 11, 2020 at 9:44 am | 2 comments | 2453 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 1276 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

School board poised to place parcel tax on May ballot

The Palo Alto school board will likely approve at its Tuesday meeting putting an increased parcel tax to voters in a special...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Feb 11, 2020 at 8:49 am | 20 comments | 3008 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

New technology-themed institute brings tech-hungry seniors downtown

Downtown Palo Alto has been a longtime mecca for tech startups, and now it could be a destination for retired tech workers...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2020
Last comment by Annette, on Feb 11, 2020 at 7:29 am | 15 comments | 5618 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Contentious housing bill SB 50 dies on the Senate floor

Senate Bill 50, a contentious proposal to relax height and density restrictions for housing developments, suffered a serious...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Feb 10, 2020 at 11:05 am | 51 comments | 5423 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Can Santa Clara County house 100 homeless students in 100 days? Foothill College joins effort

Foothill College announced Wednesday new partnerships that the community college hopes will help Santa Clara County achieve...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Feb 10, 2020 at 10:34 am | 8 comments | 2595 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Cal. Ave. businesses are feeling the pain — and waiting for the gain

Ten months into the construction of a parking garage in the California Avenue business district in Palo Alto, business owners...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2020
Last comment by Merchant, on Feb 9, 2020 at 3:53 pm | 14 comments | 5491 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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