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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Residents find political signs on their lawns — for a candidate they don't support

A handful of Palo Alto residents recently found lawn signs supporting Rishi Kumar, a Saratoga city councilman and candidate...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2020
Last comment by Sick of lying politicians, on Feb 9, 2020 at 11:06 am | 59 comments | 5813 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Escapee from Palo Alto courthouse gets 4 years in prison for gun charges

A man who escaped from a Palo Alto courthouse in 2017, sparking a 20-day manhunt, was sentenced to four years in prison on...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2020
Last comment by Ant, on Feb 9, 2020 at 8:12 am | 3 comments | 2667 Views

AROUND TOWN

The things I remember about Palo Alto while growing up:

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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 | 308728 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto moves to place employee-count tax on November ballot

Emboldened by recent survey results and examples from neighboring cities, Palo Alto's elected leaders agreed Monday to place...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Feb 8, 2020 at 3:29 pm | 32 comments | 4327 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Hungry for housing, Palo Alto brings back contentious zoning tool

Eager to pull Palo Alto out of its prolonged housing rut, the City Council agreed on Monday to resurrect a zoning tool that...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Feb 8, 2020 at 3:14 pm | 44 comments | 6837 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Senate candidates clash over housing policies, PG&E's future at Palo Alto forum

Seven candidates vying to succeed state Sen. Jerry Hill clashed Wednesday over housing policies, charter schools and a new...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Feb 8, 2020 at 10:22 am | 24 comments | 5557 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Community emergency preparedness leaders to be recognized with awards

Four Palo Alto residents and two organizations will receive top honors on Thursday night during the Palo Alto/Stanford Citizen...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2020
Last comment by A concerned homeowner, on Feb 7, 2020 at 2:26 pm | 1 comment | 1637 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 5163 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Walgreens agrees to $7.5M settlement over alleged phony pharmacist

Walgreens has settled a consumer protection lawsuit alleging that it put people's health at risk by allowing an unlicensed...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2020
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Feb 6, 2020 at 8:09 pm | 4 comments | 2018 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 3125 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford ER now providing rape kits, support services to sexual assault survivors

People who are sexually assaulted in northern Santa Clara County will no longer have to travel to San Jose for a medical...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2020
Last comment by Curious..., on Feb 6, 2020 at 3:56 pm | 7 comments | 3327 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

M-A honors their student-athletes on National Signing Day

Justin Anderson, who will be playing football at Washington State next season, was one of 16 Menlo-Atherton student-athletes...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2020
Last comment by Anonymous, on Feb 6, 2020 at 3:49 pm | 1 comment | 1978 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man to stand trial for 1973 cold-case murder at Stanford

Accused serial killer John Arthur Getreu claims he didn't have contact with Leslie Marie Perlov, but his statements appeared...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2020
Last comment by Nick, on Feb 6, 2020 at 12:11 pm | 3 comments | 4779 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

More money, more discussion? Palo Alto considers requiring full hearings for big-ticket items

Despite their role as stewards of public money, Palo Alto council members are prone to swiftly approving, without a peep...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Feb 6, 2020 at 9:48 am | 7 comments | 1765 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

'There's no silver bullet': Dr. Priscilla Chan on housing, transparency and applying a pediatrician's mindset to making change

It's been four years since Dr. Priscilla Chan and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg formed the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to guide...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2020
Last comment by Steve, on Feb 6, 2020 at 9:40 am | 6 comments | 4075 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Candidates for state Senate to square off on Feb. 5

Seven candidates for California Senate District 13 will go head-to-head in a debate on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at the Palo Alto...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Feb 6, 2020 at 9:30 am | 16 comments | 2971 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New plans for redeveloping Ventura 'go big' on housing. Some say, too big.

For housing advocates, new ideas for redeveloping the Ventura neighborhood in Palo Alto are a reasonable approach to addressing...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Feb 5, 2020 at 3:52 pm | 31 comments | 8422 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Meet the 7 candidates who want to represent you in Sacramento

With seven candidates vying to become the next lawmaker for California's 13th Senate district, voters on March 3 will decide...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2020
Last comment by John Guislin, on Feb 5, 2020 at 11:34 am | 1 comment | 5139 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Two cases of coronavirus confirmed in Santa Clara County

The widespread coronavirus that has infected tens of thousands of people around the world and killed 361 has reached Santa...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Feb 5, 2020 at 10:30 am | 9 comments | 8614 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Smooth sailing for Stanford caucus as Iowa Democratic Party scrambles to count results

On Monday, Stanford University hosted one of the first out-of-state satellite caucuses that brought 30 Iowa voters and a...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2020
Last comment by YP, on Feb 4, 2020 at 7:41 pm | 4 comments | 2586 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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