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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
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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 | 87933 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 | 87332 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 | 86646 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 | 85338 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 | 83995 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 | 82846 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 | 76570 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 | 74651 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 | 74596 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 | 73787 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 | 71415 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 | 65891 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 | 64732 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 | 64585 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 | 63766 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 | 62933 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto teen killed on tracks Tuesday

A 16-year-old Palo Alto male died on the train tracks early this morning, Caltrain spokeswoman Christine Dunn has confirmed. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2014
Last comment by Brendan, on Nov 9, 2014 at 1:17 pm | 23 comments | 62277 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Making high school happier, funnier

In the academically intense culture of Gunn High School, a class where students gather in "gratitude circles" and practice...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2014
Last comment by Parent, on Feb 27, 2014 at 1:26 pm | 20 comments | 61910 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto teacher dies after officer-involved shooting

Kyle Hart, a teacher at Frank S. Greene Middle School in Palo Alto, died Monday after he was shot by a police officer called...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2018
Last comment by Former Student of Mr. Hart, on Dec 10, 2018 at 9:15 pm | 21 comments | 60743 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 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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