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SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board members take umbrage at allegations of possible Brown Act violations

Stung by what they view as unfair allegations that they violated California's open-meeting law, Palo Alto school board members...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2012
Last comment by amazed, on Jun 13, 2012 at 7:26 pm | 131 comments | 99150 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn High student dies by suicide

Gunn High School Principal Kathie Laurence, in an email to school families this afternoon, is urging parents to talk openly...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2017
There are no comments yet. 89339 Views

AROUND TOWN

Community Notebook: Silicon Valley Robot Block Party features the latest in robotics

More than 1,000 people are expected to celebrate National Robotics Week at the 2015 Silicon Valley Robot Block Party, where...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2015
Last comment by Ron, on Apr 9, 2015 at 11:10 am | 5 comments | 88760 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Political polarization sparks confrontation at Starbucks, triggering online fury

In the latest example of social-media fueled extremism, a heated confrontation over politics in a Palo Alto Starbucks on...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2019
Last comment by Old Steve, on Apr 3, 2019 at 6:01 pm | 57 comments | 88565 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Silicon Valley's year: 'amazing' but with 'perils'

Joint Venture Silicon Valley's annual economic study found that 2015 was a year of record-breaking growth and prosperity,...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2016
Last comment by Ed Barbar, on Feb 12, 2016 at 8:06 pm | 44 comments | 86875 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Living on empty

By all accounts, Whitney Dafoe was leading a vibrant life before the mysterious illness overtook him. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2015
Last comment by A friend in the community, on Oct 6, 2016 at 3:49 pm | 70 comments | 85415 Views

AROUND TOWN

Last train to Palo Alto

The train whistle hooted in Eric Struck's backyard as 15 railroad cars made their way out of the station, wheels chugging...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Nov 23, 2015 at 1:15 pm | 3 comments | 85412 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police warn about doorbell-ring burglaries

Police are cautioning Palo Alto residents about a recurring type of crime: burglars who ring door bells, posing as a solicitor...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2013
Last comment by gutbug, on Aug 27, 2013 at 6:39 pm | 13 comments | 84937 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Brock Turner sentenced to six months in county jail, three-year probation

Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky sentenced on Thursday former Stanford University student-athlete Brock Turner to six...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2016
Last comment by marie, on Jun 10, 2016 at 6:40 pm | 35 comments | 77007 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto Neighborhoods

Named for an ancient redwood tree that was a living landmark for late-1700s Spanish explorers, Palo Alto today is a diverse...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2010
Last comment by Andrew Wolkstein, Col., retired, on Nov 3, 2016 at 12:02 pm | 6 comments | 75343 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Third coronavirus case found in Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County public health department leaders have reported a third case of coronavirus (COVID-19) within the county,...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2020
Last comment by anonymous, on Mar 1, 2020 at 9:56 am | 63 comments | 75232 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Caltrain fatality identified as Palo Alto teen

A 15-year-old Palo Alto student was killed by a train on the railroad tracks south of Churchill Avenue in Palo Alto at about...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2015
Last comment by alpaca, on Mar 13, 2015 at 11:08 am | 167 comments | 74742 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Students plan peaceful protest to 'hate minister'

Nearly 1,500 students plan a "peaceful protest" against an anti-gay, anti-Semitic activist who has announced his group will...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by Megan Swezey Fogarty, on Jan 29, 2010 at 8:50 am | 96 comments | 74739 Views

AROUND TOWN

Drowning in Restoration Hardware catalogs

Nancy Reyering and six other volunteers from Woodside and Portola Valley made a delivery to the Restoration Hardware store...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by Nayeli, on Dec 4, 2014 at 5:45 pm | 72 comments | 71764 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Local parents, Stanford coach indicted in college-admissions scandal

Numerous local parents and a Stanford University coach are among the dozens indicted in a nationwide college-admissions investigation...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2019
Last comment by marquis, on Mar 20, 2019 at 12:59 pm | 99 comments | 66585 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

COVID-19 put her in the hospital for nearly 2 weeks. A clinical-trial drug was her 'saving grace.'

What was supposed to be an adventure-filled trip to Egypt for Palo Alto resident Monica Yeung-Arima and her husband took...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 24, 2020 at 9:50 am | 42 comments | 66342 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High school life: To whom it may concern

A veteran Palo Alto educator reflects on the challenges of high school -- and how teachers, students and parents can help. ■...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2010
Last comment by Neighbor, on Sep 7, 2017 at 8:57 pm | 131 comments | 65126 Views

SPORTS

Cardinal heading to Indiana for postseason baseball

Stanford will continue its baseball season in the NCAA tournament. The Cardinal (30-23) received a No. 3 seed in the Bloomington,...

Original post made on May. 27, 2014
Last comment by Dennis, on May 27, 2014 at 2:29 pm | 1 comment | 64782 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Delayed election could doom Maybell project

When Palo Alto officials convene tonight to determine their next steps on a divisive Maybell development, dollars and cents...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2013
Last comment by Jim, on Aug 11, 2013 at 4:33 pm | 43 comments | 64627 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto murderer dies after 'compassionate' parole

Kenneth C. Fitzhugh Jr. had always claimed innocence after being convicted in one of Palo Alto's most brutal murders. After...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2013
Last comment by Jane Dough, on Jun 29, 2015 at 10:07 pm | 12 comments | 64047 Views
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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 April 10, 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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