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U.S. Rep. Eshoo votes to defund NSA phone program

U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo (CA-18) voted in favor today of an amendment to this year's defense spending bill that would require...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2013
Last comment by right = correct, on Jul 25, 2013 at 7:03 pm | 13 comments | 2939 Views

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Local chess club puts Bay Area on national map

The tension in the room is high, and not a move is being made. Players sit across from each other, their brows furrowed as...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2013
Last comment by William Lee, on Sep 25, 2016 at 4:05 pm | 8 comments | 13105 Views

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El Palo Alto gets the high-tech treatment

El Palo Alto, the city's iconic redwood that has stood near the banks of San Francisquito Creek for more than 1,000 years,...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2013
Last comment by Marie, on Jul 29, 2013 at 6:31 pm | 5 comments | 7691 Views

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Overnight-parking ban eyed for part of Crescent Park

Crescent Park residents whose blocks are inundated at night by cars from neighboring East Palo Alto may soon have a solution...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Aug 2, 2013 at 11:36 pm | 51 comments | 8753 Views

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Citizen analysis shows parking woes deepening

In three years, the parking shortage in downtown Palo Alto will be nearly three times as bad as it is today as the problem...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 5, 2013 at 7:04 am | 62 comments | 13593 Views

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Stanford to replace diplomas over signature mix-up

A mix-up over the signatures on Stanford University diplomas issued during the 2012-13 academic year -- which may be more...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2013
Last comment by Employer, on Aug 1, 2013 at 8:26 pm | 6 comments | 3915 Views

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Update: SamTrans confirms its bus was involved in train incident at Menlo Park crossing

More than 24 hours after witnesses reported that a SamTrans bus broke through a lowering railroad crossing arm and hurtled...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2013
Last comment by musical, on Jul 15, 2015 at 11:07 am | 9 comments | 3214 Views

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Palo Alto considers suspending PaloAltoGreen

Palo Alto is eyeing scaling back or suspending one of its most popular and successful renewable-energy programs, PaloAltoGreen,...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2013
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Aug 5, 2013 at 3:54 pm | 19 comments | 5257 Views

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Palo Alto Buddhist temple to host Obon Festival

Eimi Okano and Jeanette Arakawa and hundreds of other volunteers are busily working at the Palo Alto Buddhist Temple on Louis...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Aug 4, 2013 at 2:59 am | 5 comments | 5167 Views

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Entering the brave new world of genomics

The human genome (a person's complete set of DNA) holds valuable information on predicting, diagnosing and treating conditions...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2013
Last comment by maguro_01, on Aug 8, 2013 at 8:16 am | 7 comments | 17750 Views

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Buena Vista residents seek to buy mobile-home park

Nearly 400 people living in Palo Alto's Buena Vista Mobile Home Park might soon fight eviction with a new tactic: purchasing...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2013
Last comment by musical, on Sep 5, 2013 at 10:37 am | 78 comments | 9872 Views

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Traffic, parking top residents' concerns with Jay Paul project

When community members came to the city to discuss how to shape the environmental report for a proposed commercial development...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2013
Last comment by Monserrat F, on Aug 2, 2013 at 1:35 pm | 2 comments | 12532 Views

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Editorial: As City Council returns, sticky issues await

Palo Alto City Council members will return from their month-long break Monday night, with a volatile set of issues lined...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2013
Last comment by @sad stance for the Weekly, on Aug 6, 2013 at 11:54 am | 28 comments | 9471 Views

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Motorist kidnapped at Palo Alto gas station

A motorist pumping gas at the Shell gas station on Embarcadero Road was kidnapped and forced to drive an allegedly drunk...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2013
Last comment by Edgewood Resident, on Aug 5, 2013 at 4:40 pm | 12 comments | 7905 Views

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WORKPLACE ETHICS ... </B>The ethical climate at Palo Alto City Hall is generally sunny, though many city workers feel the...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2013
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Palo Alto bans vehicle dwelling

After two years of bitter debate and emotional soul searching, Palo Alto officials on Monday passed a deeply divisive law...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2013
Last comment by isez, on Aug 8, 2013 at 1:15 pm | 86 comments | 8445 Views

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Nonprofits seek to help Palo Alto's vehicle dwellers

When Palo Alto officials passed a law Monday banning vehicle dwelling within city borders, they urged members of the nonprofit...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2013
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Aug 12, 2013 at 1:38 pm | 35 comments | 6567 Views

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Zuckerberg calls for immigration reform

The push for immigration reform got a boost Monday night when Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave opening remarks for a film...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2013
Last comment by MiMi, on Aug 8, 2013 at 11:40 am | 22 comments | 2350 Views

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Exotic to practical

A stroll through Palo Alto's neighborhoods reveals grand old houses to midcentury Eichlers, with gardens ranging from traditional...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2013
Last comment by arm the homeless, on Aug 7, 2013 at 1:07 pm | 1 comment | 3642 Views

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Gyms ditch 'big-box' mindset for community feel

Local gym Uforia is part of a national trend: fitness centers that forgo the large warehouses with rows and rows of sometimes-daunting...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2013
Last comment by Former Butterfly Life, on Aug 12, 2013 at 5:54 pm | 3 comments | 9311 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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