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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plan for new dog parks wins support

An ambitious plan to create new dog parks throughout Palo Alto picked up fresh momentum this week, when the city's Parks...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by parent, on Aug 27, 2016 at 2:41 pm | 9 comments | 2874 Views

BOOKS

Vlasta Diamant reads from her memoir "Socialism v. Santa" at Avenidas, 9.15.,3-4pm

It's a journey to a postwar, socialist Yugoslavia, people, events, humor – unique, its humanness – universal! Also a...

Original post made by Vlasta Diamant on Aug. 27, 2016
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AROUND TOWN

Architectural Review

Without inciting a flurry of posts that are strictly opinion, I wish to ask if anyone can shed light on two things: 1) what...

Original post made by Annette on Aug. 25, 2016
Last comment by be positive, on Aug 27, 2016 at 8:38 am | 7 comments | 740 Views

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Real Estate Matters: Palo Alto homes staying on market longer

There have been two noticeable trends in the Palo Alto property market this year so far. First, properties have stayed on...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2016
Last comment by Get Smart, on Aug 26, 2016 at 10:58 pm | 25 comments | 5478 Views

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Brock Turner judge to no longer hear criminal cases

Three months after Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky's controversial sentencing of former Stanford University student...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by savy move, on Aug 26, 2016 at 9:20 pm | 9 comments | 6391 Views

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Rent Watch: Room for rent

QMy parents recently retired and live on a fixed income. They want to keep living in their home of 30 years. One idea they...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by income, on Aug 26, 2016 at 11:32 am | 1 comment | 1477 Views

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Palo Alto embraces new vision for public art

In an effort to encourage more streetscape whimsy and greatly expand the city's eclectic collection of murals and sculptures,...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2016
Last comment by Megan , on Aug 26, 2016 at 11:08 am | 15 comments | 5329 Views

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Home sales

<B>Atherton Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2016/08/26/home-sales posted Friday, August...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
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Sales at a glance

<B>Atherton Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2016/08/26/sales-at-a-glance...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
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Home Front

<B><B>MANAGE YOUR REMODEL ... </B>If you're about to embark on a home remodel, you may want to take advantage of a class...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
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Feeling the squeeze

It isn't marked on Google Maps, and its size is not extraordinary, but the Mayfield neighborhood is a busy and vibrant hub...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
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SPORTS

Stanford's Burns gets the starting nod at quarterback

Senior Ryan Burns will be Stanford's starting quarterback in the season-opening contest against Kansas State. Director of...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2016
Last comment by I'm just sayin, on Aug 25, 2016 at 8:40 pm | 1 comment | 2001 Views

RESTAURANTS

French Laundry alums to open Palo Alto restaurant

A former head sommelier and sous chef from three Michelin-starred The French Laundry in Yountville are opening a restaurant...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2016
Last comment by midtown, on Aug 25, 2016 at 6:30 pm | 1 comment | 1570 Views

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Births

<B>Elias and Keren Salfati</I></B> of Palo Alto, a son, July 13. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2016/08/05/births...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2016
Last comment by Larry Provost, on Aug 25, 2016 at 5:39 pm | 1 comment | 398 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Community Notebook: Local Sierra Club chapter director has long history as volunteer

James Eggers, new director of the Palo Alto-based chapter of the Sierra Club, has plans to boost the number of volunteers...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2016
Last comment by cm, on Aug 25, 2016 at 5:09 pm | 1 comment | 2777 Views

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Big Bad Barn Dance

The nonprofit Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks invites locals to put on western gear and do-si-do over to the historic...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2016
Last comment by Sun Day Fun Day!, on Aug 25, 2016 at 4:31 pm | 1 comment | 414 Views

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Community Notebook: Have exhibits, will travel

This summer, a new species has been inhabiting the Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve. With an umbrella for shade, four wheels...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2016
Last comment by Old Teacher, on Aug 25, 2016 at 2:33 pm | 1 comment | 2130 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford prohibits hard alcohol at undergraduate parties

Stanford University has banned hard alcohol at undergraduate parties and limited the size of liquor containers students are...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 25, 2016 at 12:04 pm | 27 comments | 3424 Views

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UPDATE: Hillary Clinton to visit Bay Area for private fundraiser

UPDATE: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will be in Redwood City on Wednesday, Aug. 24, for a private fundraising...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2016
Last comment by Stretch, on Aug 25, 2016 at 8:48 am | 29 comments | 11319 Views

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Brock Turner judge recuses himself from child-porn case

Embattled Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky, who is currently facing a recall campaign for his controversial sentencing...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2016
Last comment by Voter, on Aug 25, 2016 at 6:48 am | 10 comments | 3863 Views
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Opening alert: Go Fish Poke Bar in Redwood City
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Affordable Housing: Complexities
By Douglas Moran | 12 comments | 1,521 views

Common Application's 2017-2018 Essay Prompts
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Checklist before baby arrives
By Cheryl Bac | 2 comments | 765 views

 

Short story writers wanted!

The 31st Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 13, 2017. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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