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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Contributions in council race spark outcry

A large and unexpected injection of cash into Palo Alto's City Council race in recent weeks has lifted the campaigns of two...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2016
Last comment by Fred Balin, on Mar 25, 2017 at 1:31 pm | 84 comments | 12018 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

SamTrans cuts peak Palo Alto-San Francisco bus service

A series of sweeping, system-wide changes for SamTrans means that Palo Alto residents now must hop-scotch through bus transfers...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2014
Last comment by Dumas, on Dec 8, 2014 at 8:20 pm | 25 comments | 11993 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Beloved Former Paly Principal Dresses Down School Board and Superintendent Over PR Hire

Buried in the "packet" for last night's school board meeting was a letter from Sandra Pearson, the former Principal of Paly....

Original post made by Silence Dogood on Apr. 10, 2013
Last comment by Wow, on Apr 17, 2013 at 7:42 am | 28 comments | 11986 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police seek purse snatcher

Palo Alto police are looking for a bike-riding purse snatcher who they said committed two crimes in the span of 15 minutes...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2014
Last comment by JustMe, on Feb 3, 2014 at 1:17 pm | 27 comments | 11971 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Beltramo's is closing its doors

Beltramo's Wines & Spirits, a local institution which has been owned and operated by the Beltramo family in Menlo Park since...

Original post made on May. 9, 2016
Last comment by William Stimson, on Sep 26, 2016 at 4:31 pm | 21 comments | 11961 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Math, music are passions for home-schooled Intel finalist

The world is a classroom for 15-year-old Palo Alto resident Sahana Vasudevan. On a given day the home-schooled teen -- recently...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2013
Last comment by Kasi's Coworker, on Feb 8, 2013 at 11:57 am | 7 comments | 11951 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City's effort to curb traffic hits its first speed bump

It could be an ominous sign that Palo Alto's first discussion of a broad and ambitious traffic-management program kicked...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2013
Last comment by boscoli, on Sep 20, 2013 at 2:49 pm | 43 comments | 11946 Views

AROUND TOWN

Zuckerberg sued for fraud in Palo Alto real estate deal

A Palo Alto real estate developer is suing Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg alleging fraud in a deal that allegedly included...

Original post made on May. 13, 2014
Last comment by sour grapes, on Jun 9, 2014 at 11:24 am | 28 comments | 11938 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly Junior: The friends who saved my life

The following essay is by an anonymous junior at Palo Alto High School, written shortly after a Gunn High School senior died...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2015
Last comment by pono, on Feb 21, 2015 at 2:49 pm | 13 comments | 11935 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

A gathering place, again: Formerly derelict Edgewood Plaza Shopping Center finds new life

Bucking the trend of many other mom-and-pop businesses owners who've left town due to rising rents, Steve Stivala, owner...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Mar 7, 2015 at 11:30 pm | 26 comments | 11933 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Franchise owners weather turbulent economic times

While other girls were playing with their Barbies, at 6, Lisa Anter was charging 10 cents a cup at her lemonade stand at...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2011
Last comment by Joel Libava, on Dec 15, 2011 at 12:33 pm | 11 comments | 11919 Views

AROUND TOWN

Two arrested for ID theft at Stanford Shopping Center

Palo Alto police arrested two people on suspicion of identity theft on Monday evening, a police officer said. Read the full...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2013
Last comment by Britany, on Jul 8, 2013 at 7:05 pm | 14 comments | 11915 Views

AROUND TOWN

Anne Warner Cribbs receives Athena Award

It's one thing to be crowned an Olympic goddess once in your life, but twice? That's the story of Anne Warner Cribbs, who...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2013
Last comment by anony, on Nov 8, 2013 at 12:04 pm | 3 comments | 11908 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk

<B> HALF-PRICED PASTRIES, IF YOU'RE LUCKY ... </B> It's never announced ahead of time — a sign is simply slapped on the...

Original post made on May. 16, 2014
Last comment by Misnomer, on May 20, 2014 at 6:58 pm | 7 comments | 11903 Views

AROUND TOWN

Demand for EV charging stations sparks high interest, conflict in Palo Alto

Rising numbers of electric vehicles in Palo Alto have put the city's public charging stations to use almost all day long...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2014
Last comment by anonymous, on Apr 4, 2015 at 8:50 pm | 45 comments | 11889 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Departing teacher pleads: 'Keep the play in kindergarten'

After 27 years of teaching 5-year-olds, Ginny Russell is departing this month with a cri de coeur -- a cry of the heart....

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2012
Last comment by Carol Lowman, on Nov 29, 2012 at 1:51 pm | 47 comments | 11881 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Threatening phone call prompts evacuation of Oshman JCC

The Oshman Family JCC campus has been closed this evening after staff at the facility received a threatening phone call,...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2017
Last comment by john_alderman, on Feb 27, 2017 at 9:41 pm | 9 comments | 11881 Views

AROUND TOWN

I just saw a rat on the fence outside my house!

So I'm in my kitchen and looking out the window, and there on the the fence is a rat! I googled and it's probably a roof...

Original post made by neighbor on Jul. 25, 2009
Last comment by Retired Engineer, on Jun 8, 2014 at 4:33 pm | 17 comments | 11880 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford students gain access to admissions records

About 1,000 students are due to get a rare glimpse into the inner workings of the Stanford University's admissions office...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2015
Last comment by Niko, on Jan 27, 2015 at 4:02 pm | 9 comments | 11874 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Solicitor selling childrens books

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Original post made by Craig on Jun. 27, 2007
Last comment by me, on Sep 15, 2008 at 8:08 am | 20 comments | 11872 Views
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Best Of Palo Alto ballot is here

It's time to decide what local business is worthy of the title "Best Of Palo Alto" — and you get to decide! Cast your ballot online. Voting ends May 29th. Stay tuned for the results in the July 21st issue of the Palo Alto Weekly.

VOTE HERE