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Animal Services launches 'Empty Our Shelters Challenge'

Plagued by overcrowding, all six animal shelters in Silicon Valley, including City of Palo Alto Animal Services, are now...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2011
Last comment by HawkeyePierce, on Oct 10, 2011 at 12:13 pm | 12 comments | 2398 Views

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Mountain lion reported at Windy Hill

A mountain lion was reportedly seen in the Portola Valley and Skyline area in San Mateo County Saturday morning, according...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2011
Last comment by A Noun Ea Mus, on Oct 11, 2011 at 7:44 am | 19 comments | 2557 Views

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Dispute over Jewish tradition could nix Christmas trees

Every autumn, for more than a decade, Abraham Berman's sukkah made an appearance on the second-floor patio of Sheridan Apartments,...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2011
Last comment by saichele, on Dec 11, 2011 at 10:16 pm | 135 comments | 12373 Views

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Palo Alto to celebrate fixes to dangerous intersection

One of Palo Alto's busiest and most dangerous crossings got a little safer this week when the construction workers completed...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2011
Last comment by annoyed, on Oct 13, 2011 at 9:54 pm | 23 comments | 2190 Views

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Palo Altans protest at Bank of America

Outraged over job losses and corporate and bank bailouts, more than 200 protesters lined El Camino Real near Page Mill Road...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2011
Last comment by Ken, on Oct 16, 2011 at 4:58 pm | 99 comments | 8479 Views

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Palo Alto mulls lawsuit over Mitchell Park Library

Palo Alto's effort to rebuild the Mitchell Park Library and Community Center -- the centerpiece of the city's $76 million...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Oct 19, 2011 at 11:08 am | 26 comments | 3608 Views

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Ex Atherton resident dies in Seal Beach shooting

Michele Daschbach Fast, 47, a former resident of Atherton and an elementary school student at St. Raymond Church in Menlo...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Oct 14, 2011 at 3:47 pm | 1 comment | 2317 Views

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Eshoo supports Occupy Wall Street protesters

U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Menlo Park, supports the Occupy Wall Street protests and said she is "surprised people weren't out...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2011
Last comment by Perspective, on Oct 29, 2011 at 4:57 pm | 147 comments | 6601 Views

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Editorial: Yes on D: Repeal binding arbitration

Palo Alto voters are finally being given the opportunity in Measure D to decide whether a single outside arbitrator should...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2011
Last comment by Michael, on Oct 21, 2011 at 8:53 pm | 33 comments | 3428 Views

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Private service for Steve Jobs held Sunday at Stanford

Several hundred friends and family of Steve Jobs gathered for a private memorial service at Stanford Memorial Church Sunday...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Oct 22, 2011 at 3:49 pm | 28 comments | 2823 Views

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33 trees planned for removal at Greer Park

Neighborhood leaders and Palo Alto officials will hold a public meeting Tuesday evening to discuss the planned removal of...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2011
Last comment by Anon, on Oct 20, 2011 at 8:52 pm | 17 comments | 3415 Views

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Children celebrate Halloween at Lucile Packard

A Halloween party was thrown at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford in Palo Alto Tuesday afternoon for patients...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2011
Last comment by JustMe, on Oct 18, 2011 at 10:20 am | 1 comment | 2193 Views

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Girl, 16, reports sexual assault in Mountain View

Local law enforcement officials are asking for the community's help in tracking down two men accused of sexually assaulting...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2011
Last comment by Sharon, on Oct 22, 2011 at 1:54 pm | 9 comments | 1879 Views

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Welch Road to become one-way, one-lane road

Welch Road in Palo Alto is being converted to a one-way, one-lane road between Quarry Road and Pasteur Drive, a change that...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2011
Last comment by Ugh, on Oct 21, 2011 at 5:35 am | 13 comments | 2193 Views

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Cohousing community taking shape in Mountain View

Designing one's dream home is a lengthy process when 13 families have to agree on everything. So how does the Mountain View...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2011
Last comment by Jillian Brooks, on Oct 19, 2011 at 9:58 am | 1 comment | 3093 Views

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Moving of Edgewood Plaza buildings approved

The proposed redevelopment of Edgewood Plaza Shopping Center took another step forward Wednesday morning. Members of the...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2011
Last comment by Anon., on Oct 21, 2011 at 1:02 am | 22 comments | 2599 Views

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Stalled development may spur another lawsuit

A developer whose long and litigious quest to build a three-story building on Page Mill Road suffered a major setback earlier...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2011
Last comment by Build it!, on Oct 21, 2011 at 11:52 pm | 5 comments | 1879 Views

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Photo gallery spotlight: 'End of an era'

The Palo Alto Online Photo Gallery features hundreds of images -- including this picture of the demolition of the Sears building...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2011
Last comment by Anon., on Oct 21, 2011 at 12:53 am | 1 comment | 2326 Views

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Plans for California Avenue continue to evolve

Palo Alto's plan to redesign the commercial stretch of California Avenue -- a plan that has galvanized a small community...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2011
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 26, 2011 at 10:55 am | 24 comments | 2774 Views

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Teacher blames fatal accident on sun glare

A teacher who struck and killed a 6-year-old East Palo Alto girl in a crosswalk Sept. 28 told police that sun glare prevented...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2011
Last comment by john, on Nov 23, 2011 at 8:40 pm | 35 comments | 6975 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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