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Abilities United head Lynda Steele to retire

Lynda Steele, executive director of the Palo Alto nonprofit Abilities United, will retire by June, the organization's board...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2014
Last comment by Chris Kenrick, on Jan 20, 2014 at 3:33 pm | 4 comments | 5461 Views

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East Palo Alto chooses new interim police chief

A former San Bruno police chief who has assisted numerous Peninsula cities while they searched for new chiefs will step into...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2014
Last comment by Tired of the BS, on Jan 19, 2014 at 2:55 pm | 5 comments | 3125 Views

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Light-and-sound art coming to University Ave tunnel

What's more emblematic of Palo Alto than a Stanford University graduate designing an interactive LED-light-and-sound art...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2014
Last comment by bill g, on Jan 21, 2014 at 9:14 pm | 10 comments | 4983 Views

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City sued over Monroe Park development

A developer building a housing complex at the former site of Palo Alto Bowl, has filed a lawsuit against the city, challenging...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2014
Last comment by Gunn Class of '67, on Jan 26, 2014 at 10:57 am | 17 comments | 2054 Views

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Demand for EV charging stations sparks high interest, conflict in Palo Alto

Rising numbers of electric vehicles in Palo Alto have put the city's public charging stations to use almost all day long...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2014
Last comment by anonymous, on Apr 4, 2015 at 8:50 pm | 45 comments | 11822 Views

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Reclaiming history through music

Missing from the history books of musical greats like Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven and Wolfgang Mozart are...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2014
Last comment by Martha Waltien, on Jan 23, 2014 at 4:34 pm | 1 comment | 23619 Views

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Group of residents shelters, feeds the needy and homeless

Concerned about people sleeping on the streets or in their cars during the recent cold snap, Midtown-based Neighbors Helping...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2014
Last comment by Neighbors Helping Neighbors, on Oct 6, 2015 at 8:39 am | 13 comments | 203102 Views

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Mountain View man dies surfing in Santa Cruz

A boogie boarder who died after being pulled from the ocean in Santa Cruz on Friday has been identified as James Zenk, 47,...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2014
Last comment by Fellow Boogier, on Feb 1, 2014 at 10:35 am | 25 comments | 8387 Views

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Randle's extra work pays off for Cardinal men's basketball

Chasson Randle scored seven of his 17 points in overtime, John Gage came up huge in the extra period and the Stanford men's...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2014
Last comment by Editor, on Jan 27, 2014 at 11:47 am | 1 comment | 2865 Views

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Alleged serial car burglar re-arrested

The Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office has filed charges against a man they believe is responsible for numerous...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2014
Last comment by muttiallen, on Jan 28, 2014 at 7:51 pm | 11 comments | 8655 Views

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New 'density bonus' law put to immediate test

Just weeks after Palo Alto officials adopted a law that creates a menu of zoning perks that developers of affordable housing...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2014
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Jan 30, 2014 at 6:25 pm | 25 comments | 10226 Views

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Gunn students take on 'Vagina Monologues'

Students at Gunn High School are mounting a production of "The Vagina Monologues" -- a Valentine's Day staple on colleges...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2014
Last comment by Gunn Parent, on Feb 14, 2014 at 11:06 pm | 60 comments | 18811 Views

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Longtime dim sum spot, Cho's on California Avenue, to close

Cho's Mandarin Dim Sum, a 35-year-old hole-in-the-wall Chinese restaurant on California Avenue, will be serving potstickers,...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2014
Last comment by Marty, on Mar 12, 2014 at 1:53 pm | 141 comments | 136894 Views

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Palo Alto hopes to fill garage vacancies

Residential streets in downtown Palo Alto may be filled to capacity with parked cars, but the picture inside several garages...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2014
Last comment by jack, on Jan 29, 2014 at 6:04 pm | 7 comments | 4140 Views

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East Palo Alto may consider contracting sheriff

A potential consideration to outsource police services in East Palo Alto to the San Mateo County Sheriff has a council member...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2014
Last comment by Aquamarine, on Feb 2, 2014 at 6:08 pm | 13 comments | 7881 Views

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College Terrace Centre to begin construction in spring

The long-awaited redevelopment of the College Terrace Centre, which had trouble securing financing until recently, is slated...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2014
Last comment by PC Wary, on Feb 5, 2014 at 12:59 pm | 16 comments | 9034 Views

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Superintendent serves dinner, links funders and programs

Wealthy philanthropists, school principals and nonprofit leaders mingled Wednesday in an unusual session to "map resources"...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2014
Last comment by ryan, on Feb 7, 2014 at 11:16 pm | 5 comments | 15565 Views

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Larry Duncan remembered as voice of the unhoused

Larry Duncan was a seriously modest man and a collector of many objects, from intricate three-dimensional puzzles to Hot...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2014
Last comment by typical, on Jan 31, 2014 at 4:04 pm | 1 comment | 5951 Views

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Palo Alto man doesn't contest charge of setting firm on fire

A Palo Alto doctor pleaded no contest Thursday to a felony charge stemming from an attempted to set fire to his San Carlos...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2014
Last comment by marywanna, on Feb 2, 2014 at 1:29 pm | 4 comments | 3920 Views

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Castilleja vows to reduce enrollment

Castilleja School has pledged to reduce its enrollment by 33 students over the next four years if it cannot come to new terms...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2014
Last comment by castilleja student, on Feb 2, 2015 at 9:24 pm | 26 comments | 8162 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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