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Palo Alto raises minimum wage

Palo Alto will have a minimum wage of $11 an hour starting next year thanks to a law that the City Council unanimously passed...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by Garden Gnome, on Aug 26, 2015 at 12:00 pm | 29 comments | 4835 Views

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Palo Alto contractor pleads no contest to theft, sentenced to jail

A Palo Alto contractor who had been accused of defrauding an Atherton homeowner pleaded no contest to one misdemeanor charge...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Aug 26, 2015 at 10:54 am | 3 comments | 4102 Views

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Study aims to bring data to Palo Alto's loud debate over airplane noise

With citizen complaints about airplane noise on the rise, Palo Alto officials on Monday agreed to commission a study focused...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 29, 2015 at 6:54 pm | 201 comments | 5529 Views

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Shop Talk: Bill's Cafe construction halts, Urban Style barbershop thrives

Construction on midtown Palo Alto's new Bill's Cafe suffers a setback, while Urban Style barbershop offers clients an old-school...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2015
Last comment by Online Name, on Aug 27, 2015 at 9:22 pm | 2 comments | 1282 Views

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Buckets of changes

Kitchen pails for food scraps made their way to Palo Alto residents in June, and the service collection began July 1. As...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by Yuckie, on Aug 28, 2015 at 11:28 am | 3 comments | 590 Views

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Home Front

This week includes East Palo Alto Children's Day in the Park on Saturday, Green Fest on Sunday and moth observations on Monday...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by Hmmm, on Aug 28, 2015 at 7:24 pm | 3 comments | 1530 Views

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A Fresh Look

Is your house full of things you love that don't seem to go together? Does your home lack a pulled-together, cohesive look?...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
There are no comments yet. 1675 Views

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Sales at a glance

Palo Alto saw eight home sales in this week's edition, with the top price coming in at $3,775,000. Read the rest of the real...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
There are no comments yet. 1023 Views

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Recent home sales

The top sale this edition happened in Atherton on Park Lane. The property was last sold in 1979 for $555,000. The most recent...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
There are no comments yet. 1341 Views

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Building permits in Palo Alto

The software development firm Barefoot Networks gets ready to occupy the second floor of 2151 Park Blvd. Read the full story...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
There are no comments yet. 868 Views

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Police: Man in car accosts middle-school students in Palo Alto

Palo Alto police are searching for a man who allegedly pulled up in a car next to two middle school students Thursday evening...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by Whiskers, on Aug 31, 2015 at 2:40 pm | 5 comments | 4970 Views

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Around Town

PUTTING DOWN ROOTS ... The school board granted Superintendent Max McGee an extra half-million dollars this week to help...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2015
Last comment by Paolo Altruist, on Sep 12, 2015 at 9:43 pm | 5 comments | 685 Views

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Shop Talk: Bill's Cafe construction halts, Urban Style barbershop thrives

Construction on midtown Palo Alto's new Bill's Cafe suffers a setback, while Urban Style barbershop offers clients an old-school...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2015
Last comment by KP, on Sep 21, 2015 at 12:29 pm | 17 comments | 5862 Views

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Commuity Notebook: Palo Alto's library system expands hours

Palo Alto's library system will expand its hours of operation to provide more consistency across its five branches starting...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2015
Last comment by Anonymous, on Sep 1, 2015 at 10:09 pm | 8 comments | 2392 Views

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Little enthusiasm for El Camino bus plan

A proposal to create dedicated bus lanes along El Camino Real is facing a new round of skepticism. On Wednesday, representatives...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2015
Last comment by Gary, on Sep 6, 2015 at 11:09 am | 45 comments | 2931 Views

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Police: Man nabbed in San Jose after car pursuit in Palo Alto

A truck driver who police said almost ran over an officer in Palo Alto last Thursday night before speeding away through the...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2015
Last comment by Gethin, on Sep 3, 2015 at 4:08 pm | 2 comments | 2757 Views

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New transportation vision targets congestion, parking

From congested roads to inadequate parking, transportation problems have been driving most of the debates at City Hall over...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2015
Last comment by Robert, on Sep 6, 2015 at 6:43 pm | 27 comments | 2923 Views

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Caltrans offers $25K prize for ideas to improve transportation

Caltrans is giving Californians an opportunity to earn $25,000 in exchange for submitting the most innovative idea to improve...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2015
Last comment by R Wray, on Sep 4, 2015 at 6:59 pm | 5 comments | 1522 Views

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VIDEO: Palo Alto High School's 86-year-old gym demolished

Palo Alto High School's "Big Gym," where NBA star Jeremy Lin played and famed wrestling brothers Dave and Mark Schultz grappled,...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Sep 4, 2015 at 6:22 am | 11 comments | 3951 Views

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Family circus

Inspired by Anton Chekhov's classic dramas, Donald Margulies' 2014 play "The Country House" brings comedy to family dysfunction,...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2015
Last comment by Edward Syrett, on Sep 3, 2015 at 5:10 pm | 1 comment | 2042 Views
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