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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Tragic Cutbacks at Hidden Villa

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Original post made by Shana Barchas on Jun. 8, 2006
Last comment by Polly Clare-Rothe, on Jun 16, 2006 at 2:51 pm | 8 comments | 8071 Views

AROUND TOWN

a preventable accident

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Original post made by Sarah on Aug. 24, 2007
Last comment by Jack, on Dec 6, 2007 at 2:40 am | 22 comments | 8071 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Miki approved as new College Terrace grocer

Miki Werness, whose well acclaimed but financially troubled grocery store fizzled in Alma Village last year, will get another...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2014
Last comment by Annette, on Dec 20, 2014 at 7:44 am | 47 comments | 8066 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto opts not to regulate Airbnb rentals

A proposal in Palo Alto to start regulating and taxing rooms rented out through sites such as Airbnb quietly fizzled on Monday...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2015
Last comment by OMG, on Mar 1, 2017 at 4:10 pm | 26 comments | 8065 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Debate: Finding a voice, head to head

From "ego-crushing moments" to state championships, high school debaters take risks and earn confidence. ==B Photos and video...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2011
Last comment by Roy, on Feb 17, 2011 at 11:38 pm | 4 comments | 8064 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Cyclists "taking the lane"

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Original post made by A Woodside resident and cyclist on Aug. 10, 2006
Last comment by Wise man from Menlo Park, on Sep 27, 2006 at 10:52 am | 11 comments | 8063 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Student journalists investigate 'rape culture' at Paly

The editor of a student magazine at Palo Alto High School said her staff has received "overwhelmingly positive" reaction...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2013
Last comment by Consent=YesPlease!, on Apr 15, 2013 at 2:51 pm | 78 comments | 8061 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Saving Buena Vista

The legal, financial and political obstacles to saving 117 units of low-income housing at the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2015
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Feb 13, 2015 at 3:12 pm | 107 comments | 8059 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

First Person: A conversation with Esther Wojcicki, journalism/English teacher, education innovator and author

Esther Wojcicki, also known as Woj, talks with Lisa Van Dusen from the new Palo Alto High School Media Arts Center (MAC)...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2015
Last comment by James, on Nov 16, 2015 at 9:55 am | 4 comments | 8059 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto's transportation chief resigns

Jaime Rodriguez, Palo Alto's chief transportation officer and the architect of the city's aggressive plan to build a wide...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by Neighbor, on Feb 13, 2015 at 9:30 pm | 60 comments | 8058 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Smoke from fires coming down peninsula

Smoke from the massive wildfires in In Northern California is now reaching the Bay Area, prompting an alert from public officials...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2015
Last comment by Teacher, on Aug 16, 2015 at 8:12 am | 13 comments | 8057 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto moves ahead with 'urgency' law to protect retail

With Palo Alto's shopping centers thriving, its sales-tax revenues rising and its downtown vacancies virtually nonexistent,...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2015
Last comment by southbayresident , on May 29, 2015 at 2:04 am | 65 comments | 8055 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Need for new downtown garage questioned

Palo Alto officials often liken the city's strategy for dealing with the city's parking crisis to a three-legged stool: reduce...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2015
Last comment by K, on Dec 31, 2015 at 1:09 pm | 38 comments | 8055 Views

RESTAURANTS

Shop Talk: Gordon Biersch temporarily closes

Palo Alto's Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant closes its doors this week for a dramatic renovation, while Whole Foods celebrates...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2015
Last comment by MPdog, on Mar 13, 2016 at 2:44 pm | 13 comments | 8055 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Real estate investor gets five-year federal sentence

A longtime Palo Alto and Mountain View real estate investor has received a five-year federal prison term on Aug. 20 for bilking...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2012
Last comment by AlexDeLarge, on Jan 30, 2016 at 12:11 pm | 17 comments | 8054 Views

AROUND TOWN

President Obama to visit the Bay Area

Walmart may seem an unlikely place for a president to visit, but President Barack Obama is set to come to Mountain View's...

Original post made on May. 7, 2014
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on May 7, 2014 at 8:09 pm | 16 comments | 8052 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

To get more affordable housing, city may charge developers stiff fees

In their latest attempt to address the city's worsening housing crisis, Palo Alto officials are preparing to sharply raise...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2016
Last comment by cornwall, on Jul 29, 2016 at 2:17 am | 51 comments | 8051 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Donations pour in to thank Palo Alto track guards

An effort to thank the security guards who stand watch at several Palo Alto train crossings started as a hopeful Facebook...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2014
Last comment by A Parent, on Jan 1, 2015 at 7:39 pm | 28 comments | 8050 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Principal leaving Jordan Middle School after one year

The new principal of Jordan Middle School, Katie Kinnaman, will be leaving after one year on the job to move to Texas, she...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2017
Last comment by Yet another insider @ Jordan, on Apr 20, 2017 at 2:39 pm | 40 comments | 8050 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Romic receives last hazardous waste shipment

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Original post made on Aug. 4, 2007
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Aug 9, 2007 at 7:11 am | 12 comments | 8050 Views
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Why contentious local politics? More examples from ADU at Council
By Douglas Moran | 49 comments | 2,044 views

Food Party! 420
By Laura Stec | 5 comments | 1,397 views

What Are Your Gifts that Must Be Shared?
By Chandrama Anderson | 1 comment | 519 views

 

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