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Are 'ghost homes' becoming a problem?

The house in Palo Alto's Crescent Park neighborhood is large and beautiful, its lawn is regularly manicured and, peering...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2015
Last comment by Peggy Bunker , on Oct 28, 2015 at 1:38 pm | 68 comments | 15450 Views

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Groundwater pumping irks Palo Alto residents

With the start of construction season, thousands of gallons of water have been gushing along city streets this month, the...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2015
Last comment by Misconceptions, on Jun 25, 2015 at 7:23 pm | 102 comments | 7823 Views

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Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund doles out $350K in grants

Representatives from local nonprofits gathered on Monday evening as the Palo Alto Weekly awarded $350,000 in grants to 54...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2015
Last comment by Town Square Moderator, on Apr 30, 2015 at 11:54 am | 4 comments | 2786 Views

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Former Stanford employee arrested for sexual battery

A Stanford Hospital operating-room technician was arrested for sexual battery after he allegedly inappropriately touched...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2015
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The Willows

While Carl Hesse sat on his front porch to talk about living in The Willows, his young son burst outside and ran joyfully...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2015
Last comment by Willows Resident, on Apr 30, 2015 at 11:06 am | 4 comments | 2475 Views

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Focus shifts to city-owned sites for new police building

Palo Alto has few great options for pursuing its most urgent infrastructure priority -- a new police headquarters -- but...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2015
Last comment by palo alto resident, on May 1, 2015 at 1:22 pm | 12 comments | 2571 Views

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Contentious road project heads toward final phase

After more than a decade of work, a deeply controversial effort to transform the Charleston-Arastradero corridor into a "complete...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2015
Last comment by share the road, on Apr 30, 2015 at 11:39 pm | 8 comments | 3337 Views

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Palo Alto May Fete Parade could be 'out of this world'

Tiny aliens are expected to invade downtown Palo Alto on Saturday. The invasion, also known as the 93rd annual City of Palo...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2015
Last comment by Jay Park, on May 1, 2015 at 7:04 am | 5 comments | 4203 Views

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Landowner could raze home under city historic code

Palo Alto's historic-building code sides with 94-year-old Lucille Mellish when it comes to her right to demolish her College...

Original post made on May. 1, 2015
Last comment by Roger Overnaut, on May 4, 2015 at 10:32 pm | 24 comments | 6363 Views

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Adventures in the art world

Silicon Valley Open Studios invites the public to visit the working studios of more than 350 artists based in the South Bay....

Original post made on May. 1, 2015
Last comment by Christine Oliver, on May 1, 2015 at 8:49 am | 1 comment | 2785 Views

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Students to present science research Wednesday

Palo Alto High School students will explain their science research projects in public presentations Wednesday, May 23. The...

Original post made on May. 1, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on May 1, 2015 at 11:51 am | 2 comments | 1659 Views

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Body cameras to become norm for PAPD

After a year of experimentation, body cameras are about to go mainstream in the Palo Alto Police Department. City Manager...

Original post made on May. 2, 2015
Last comment by Jay Park, on May 4, 2015 at 3:47 pm | 10 comments | 4639 Views

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Palo Alto's smoking ban may spread to apartment buildings

E-cigarettes may soon join their traditional brethren on a list of substances that are banned in Palo Alto's downtown centers,...

Original post made on May. 2, 2015
Last comment by Nayeli, on May 5, 2015 at 1:35 pm | 23 comments | 5676 Views

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SurveyMonkey CEO Dave Goldberg dies at 47

Dave Goldberg of Menlo Park, the CEO of Survey Monkey and the husband of Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg,...

Original post made on May. 2, 2015
Last comment by Gym User, on May 4, 2015 at 5:47 pm | 13 comments | 8677 Views

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East Palo Alto starts a news service

East Palo Alto residents launched their own news service on Tuesday, April 28, in an effort to cover the city's news and...

Original post made on May. 6, 2015
Last comment by Loretta, on May 16, 2015 at 6:10 pm | 10 comments | 6047 Views

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Nonprofit joins effort to preserve Buena Vista

The Caritas Corporation, a nonprofit organization that manages 20 mobile-home parks throughout California, has joined the...

Original post made on May. 6, 2015
Last comment by Ellen Gold, on May 11, 2015 at 6:09 pm | 16 comments | 4722 Views

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Dancing across borders

The Silicon Valley is an international folk-dance epicenter, with no less than seven groups meeting on a weekly basis in...

Original post made on May. 7, 2015
Last comment by clarence harrison, on May 7, 2015 at 2:05 pm | 2 comments | 2502 Views

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Weekly receives top journalism prize -- third year in a row

It's a three-peat for the Palo Alto Weekly: On Saturday, the news organization was selected for the third consecutive year...

Original post made on May. 9, 2015
Last comment by spike, on May 11, 2015 at 12:33 pm | 3 comments | 4095 Views

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Housing nonprofit steps in to help preserve Buena Vista

The Caritas Corporation, a nonprofit organization that manages 20 mobile-home parks throughout California, has joined the...

Original post made on May. 9, 2015
Last comment by Current Residents, on May 9, 2015 at 10:36 pm | 2 comments | 1088 Views

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Shop Talk: Belcampo Meat Co. serves up bone broth and more

Town & Country Village's Belcampo Meat Co. can't keep enough bone broth in stock; lard and lardo are other top sellers. Read...

Original post made on May. 11, 2015
Last comment by Max Hauser, on Aug 11, 2015 at 1:04 pm | 10 comments | 3999 Views
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