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Wi-Fi antennas approved for downtown Palo Alto

A proposal by AT&T to install Wi-Fi antennas at Hotel President on University Avenue cleared its final hurdle Monday night...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2011
Last comment by Robert Smith, on Apr 6, 2011 at 3:14 pm | 25 comments | 2839 Views

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President Obama coming to Facebook April 20

President Barack Obama will visit Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto April 20, where he will host a "town hall" meeting that...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2011
Last comment by Telly Man Up, on Apr 11, 2011 at 10:46 pm | 24 comments | 3060 Views

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Grocer eyes Edgewood Plaza for new market

A North Carolina-based, European-style specialty market is eyeing Edgewood Plaza to launch its first West Coast store. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2011
Last comment by Careful what you wishfor, on Apr 24, 2011 at 1:02 pm | 33 comments | 3038 Views

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Caltrain unveils less-drastic-than-projected cuts

Caltrain has released a tentative financial plan that would preserve much of the commuter rail's train service while cutting...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2011
Last comment by Antonio, on Apr 6, 2011 at 7:11 pm | 14 comments | 3719 Views

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Proposed massage ordinance breeds tension

A Palo Alto proposal to require massage parlors to keep detailed logs of clients has hit a nerve among local massage therapists...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2011
Last comment by the_punnisher, on Apr 12, 2011 at 1:15 pm | 30 comments | 14362 Views

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Students, parents in tune at Jordan barn dance

In late March, Jordan Middle School hosted a barn dance for students and parents following "folk dance week." ==B Video by...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2011
Last comment by Parent, on Apr 7, 2011 at 11:37 pm | 6 comments | 3547 Views

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Letters

<B>Cell-phone 'rules' Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=14688 posted Friday,...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Apr 12, 2011 at 4:35 am | 10 comments | 2309 Views

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Cal hits a home run by reinstating its baseball program

California will remain a major league university after all. The school announced Friday that baseball would continue forward...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2011
Last comment by Bob, on Apr 10, 2011 at 2:27 pm | 2 comments | 1893 Views

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Winter Lodge founder Duncan Williams dies at 90

Duncan Williams, 90, the founder of Palo Alto's Winter Lodge skating rink, died from complications of a brain tumor today...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2011
Last comment by Winter Lodge Parent, on Apr 15, 2011 at 12:34 pm | 5 comments | 2120 Views

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Palo Alto urged to hire emergency director

Palo Alto's neighborhood leaders and emergency-preparedness volunteers are urging the city to immediately hire a new director...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Apr 15, 2011 at 2:36 am | 26 comments | 4056 Views

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Feature story: The accidental artist

It's a rare painter who does a self-portrait of himself fighting a fire in a furniture store. But then, Jerome Peters has...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2011
Last comment by Avery Naar, on May 30, 2011 at 12:19 pm | 2 comments | 2414 Views

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Simitian's green-energy bill becomes law

A proposal by state Sen. Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto) to require California utilities to draw one third of their electricity...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2011
Last comment by coooper, on Apr 15, 2011 at 11:29 am | 32 comments | 2869 Views

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Bay Area charging ahead in alternative-fuels race

The alternative-fuels industry might have been dismissed as alchemy in the 1960s, when oil was cheap and plentiful and a...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2011
Last comment by Bob Wenzlau, on Apr 17, 2011 at 8:19 am | 4 comments | 3649 Views

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Got enviro fatigue? On dawn of Earth Day, City working to help you get over it

I worry that some of my friends are contracting environmentalism fatigue. Sure, they're environmentally focused (they've...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2011
Last comment by Nayeli, on Apr 20, 2011 at 7:58 pm | 26 comments | 3677 Views

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Train hits car, service suspended

Caltrain service was suspended Friday just after 5 p.m. when a train hit an automobile at the Charleston Road crossing in...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2011
Last comment by Mike, on May 20, 2011 at 6:59 pm | 141 comments | 7499 Views

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Baylands sculpture dedication planned for Friday

Palo Alto Mayor Sid Espinosa and other local cyclists will commemorate the life of cycling advocate Bill Bliss at 10:30 a.m....

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2011
Last comment by art, on Apr 20, 2011 at 9:53 am | 4 comments | 1864 Views

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Caltrain eyes providing 'initial' high-speed-rail service

With California officials looking toward Central Valley as the launching point for the state's controversial high-speed-rail...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2011
Last comment by Davis FIelds, on Apr 20, 2011 at 4:23 pm | 4 comments | 2080 Views

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AT&T drops plan for cell tower at Crescent Park church

AT&T has abandoned its plan to install a cell tower at St. Albert the Great Church in Palo Alto's Crescent Park neighborhood...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2011
Last comment by palo alto mom, on May 13, 2011 at 8:12 am | 51 comments | 4337 Views

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Photo gallery: President Obama visits Palo Alto

President Barack Obama visited Palo Alto Wednesday (April 20) to take part in a "town hall" meeting entitled "Shared Responsibility...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2011
Last comment by Paly Alum, on Apr 21, 2011 at 1:38 pm | 5 comments | 2167 Views

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Low-wage workers to Obama: Please 'friend' us too

As President Barack Obama traveled to Facebook headquarters today, about 100 low-income people and their supporters gathered...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2011
Last comment by Alfred E Newman, on Apr 21, 2011 at 1:38 pm | 6 comments | 2153 Views
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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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