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In Old Palo Alto, something to talk about

Last Halloween, Old Palo Alto resident Catherine Debs launched a beautification project in her neighborhood aimed at bringing...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Nov 23, 2011 at 9:39 pm | 6 comments | 1941 Views

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Palo Alto tries to put Cal. Ave. project back on track

When Palo Alto officials meet next Monday to approve a plan to cut lanes and add streetscape improvements to California Avenue,...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2011
Last comment by Ronna Devincenzi, on Nov 30, 2011 at 12:51 pm | 52 comments | 4206 Views

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Dry weekend expected post-Thanksgiving Day

If you plan to be one of the millions of Californians traveling this holiday weekend, get your umbrella ready and brace for...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2011
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 23, 2011 at 4:26 pm | 1 comment | 2404 Views

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Former mayor Kleinberg helps garner award

The philanthropic arm of a nonprofit foundation headed by former Palo Alto Mayor Judith Kleinberg has won a prestigious award...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2011
Last comment by JT, on Nov 23, 2011 at 4:42 pm | 1 comment | 1643 Views

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Postal big rig flips in Palo Alto

A U.S. Postal Service big rig flipped early Friday morning while exiting U.S. Highway 101 in Palo Alto, blocking east-bound...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2011
Last comment by Anon, on Nov 27, 2011 at 12:36 pm | 7 comments | 4295 Views

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Merchants seek to cash in on Internet chatter

Recently, "daily deal" websites like Groupon and LivingSocial have dominated the online-marketing scene. But other entrepreneurs,...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2011
Last comment by Downtown Girl, on Nov 28, 2011 at 8:48 pm | 6 comments | 3288 Views

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Plan for bridge over 101 speeds up in Palo Alto

Palo Alto's quest to give bicyclists and pedestrians in the southern part of the city year-round access to the Baylands gained...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2011
Last comment by Occasional biker, on Dec 6, 2011 at 5:52 pm | 31 comments | 4353 Views

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City pushes ahead with lane reduction on Cal Ave

Seeking to make California Avenue safer for pedestrians and more attractive to shoppers, Palo Alto officials on Monday renewed...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2011
Last comment by Observer, on Dec 3, 2011 at 2:51 pm | 45 comments | 2931 Views

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Car flips into Palo Alto parking garage

A Ford Mustang that skidded on a fog-drenched roadway plunged several feet into the lower level of a parking garage on Birch...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2011
Last comment by daniel, on Nov 30, 2011 at 7:52 am | 19 comments | 5929 Views

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San Antonio Road construction may cause delays

Starting today (Nov. 29), construction will begin on San Antonio Road from Middlefield Road to the U.S. Highway 101 interchange,...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2011
Last comment by Neighbor, on Nov 30, 2011 at 6:28 pm | 3 comments | 1401 Views

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City looks to become testbed for new technologies

Looking to bolster the city's already sizable reputation for high-tech innovation, Palo Alto officials on Tuesday recommended...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2011
Last comment by Questioning, on Dec 2, 2011 at 6:57 pm | 17 comments | 3963 Views

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Body found in Palo Alto Baylands identified

A man who died at the Palo Alto Baylands on Nov. 20 has been identified as Robert Heath, 70, of Sunnyvale, the Santa Clara...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Nov 30, 2011 at 10:49 am | 1 comment | 1883 Views

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Tap water may turn milky on the Peninsula

If Palo Alto residents notice their tap water turning white or milky in the coming month, it's not just their imagination...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2011
Last comment by william, on Dec 26, 2011 at 2:40 pm | 10 comments | 2511 Views

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Far away in a manger

For hundreds of years, countless artists have been depicting the same setting over and over — with remarkable diversity....

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2011
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 3, 2011 at 9:50 am | 2 comments | 2579 Views

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Third person killed by train identified

A man who died on the Caltrain tracks at California Avenue in Palo Alto Saturday (Dec. 3) has been identified by the Santa...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2011
Last comment by Saved , on Dec 14, 2011 at 11:44 am | 35 comments | 3752 Views

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Flood-control plan would transform Palo Alto golf course

An ambitious regional plan to calm the flood-prone San Francisquito Creek could mean dramatic changes for golfers teeing...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2011
Last comment by Floodpath, on Sep 2, 2012 at 9:04 am | 24 comments | 2880 Views

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Facebook acquires new talent from Gowalla

Social-networking giant Facebook confirmed Monday that members from the Austin, Texas, company Gowalla will be moving to...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2011
Last comment by Steve C, on Dec 7, 2011 at 12:49 pm | 7 comments | 2592 Views

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Cooley Landing Park breaks ground

The transformation of Cooley Landing in East Palo Alto from a toxic wasteland into a nature park for recreation seekers and...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2011
Last comment by I love Palo Alto, on Dec 7, 2011 at 11:01 am | 5 comments | 3488 Views

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Facebucks: Economic impact study released

With all the fanfare over Facebook relocating to Menlo Park,the question of why that was such a boon to the city sometimes...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2011
Last comment by jacko, on Dec 10, 2011 at 7:59 am | 5 comments | 2700 Views

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Supervisors to face music on Stanford trail offer

A moment of truth is coming Tuesday (Dec. 13) at 9 a.m. when San Mateo County supervisors meet to weigh in a third time on...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2011
Last comment by john, on Dec 12, 2011 at 6:31 pm | 7 comments | 1703 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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