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Menlo Park officers involved in fatal shooting back at work

Although the district attorney's review of the Nov. 11 fatal shooting of a burglary suspect is not yet complete, Menlo Park...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Dec 23, 2014 at 4:51 pm | 6 comments | 3950 Views

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New zone change proposed for busy El Camino Real intersection

With Palo Alto's controversial "planned community" process suspended indefinitely, a developer who was hoping to win the...

Original post made on Dec. 25, 2014
Last comment by Annette Ross, on Sep 12, 2016 at 8:20 pm | 9 comments | 5702 Views

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Worth a Look

<B>Installation Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2014/12/26/worth-a-look posted Friday,...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2014
Last comment by Joanne Donsky, donskyjd@gmail.com, on Dec 28, 2014 at 11:42 am | 1 comment | 1094 Views

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Shop Talk: Ming's last day, acai comes to Cal Ave

Shop Talk columnist Daryl Savage has the latest on Ming's impending hiatus, a new toy store for the brain and an acai cafe...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2014
Last comment by Timetomove, on Dec 31, 2014 at 8:55 am | 6 comments | 5767 Views

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Caltrain 'modernization' to worsen Alma congestion

Caltrain's plan to power its trains by electricity rather than diesel is expected to improve service. But for Palo Alto,...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2015
Last comment by ODB, on Jan 17, 2015 at 11:07 am | 88 comments | 14096 Views

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Citizen Corps Awards ceremony to focus on pandemics

The 6th annual Palo Alto/Stanford Community Partnership Awards honoring community members who have helped the city and residents...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2015
Last comment by Peter K. Mueller, on Jan 6, 2015 at 4:52 pm | 1 comment | 3975 Views

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East Palo Alto adopts inventory of historic places

East Palo Alto's rich history took a first step toward preservation on Jan. 6 after the City Council unanimously voted to...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by Ana, on Jan 9, 2015 at 10:12 am | 7 comments | 3098 Views

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Caltrain vote paves the way for electric trains

Caltrain's effort to replace its diesel trains with electric ones hit a milestone on Thursday morning when the agency's board...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jan 18, 2015 at 9:07 am | 17 comments | 5766 Views

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Buena Vista residents allowed to appeal park's closure

Palo Alto officials set the stage on Monday for an emotional battle over the future of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park when...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2015
Last comment by Greenacres, on Jan 19, 2015 at 12:12 am | 88 comments | 7998 Views

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After three decades, Palo Alto recreation chief says farewell

After a varied three-decade career that took him from a teenaged volunteer at Palo Alto's animal shelter to the director...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2015
Last comment by Joel, on Jan 15, 2015 at 6:46 pm | 7 comments | 4521 Views

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Greening up the dinner table

Eat your vegetables. Like most people, Menlo Park resident Julie Shanson knows that eating healthy is no great mystery. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2015
Last comment by JC, on Jan 16, 2015 at 7:13 am | 3 comments | 3898 Views

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Local events commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Celebrations honoring civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. are set to begin Friday. Here is a list of events in the...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2015
Last comment by Paul George, on Jan 15, 2015 at 11:27 am | 3 comments | 4433 Views

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Eurydice in the underworld

Playwright Sarah Ruhl's 2007 "Eurydice" is a modern re-imagining of an ancient myth. The play takes an intimate look at loss...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2015
Last comment by Petgrew, on Jan 15, 2015 at 9:10 pm | 1 comment | 3503 Views

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Residents ask: What's with the water?

Palo Alto residents have noticed a change in their tap water lately, The drought, in part, is to blame, according to Palo...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2015
Last comment by Online Name, on Mar 30, 2015 at 1:54 am | 16 comments | 8308 Views

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What's happening here?

Construction crews have begun tearing down the old Bloomingdale's store at Stanford Shopping Center on Jan. 14. Read the...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2015
Last comment by Paul, on Jan 22, 2015 at 1:14 pm | 6 comments | 4509 Views

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Obituaries

<B>Carl Degler Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2015/01/09/obituaries posted Friday, January...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2015
Last comment by Robbie Jenkins, on Jan 20, 2015 at 10:52 pm | 1 comment | 2235 Views

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Plans for new bike boulevards surge ahead in Palo Alto

Once a novelty, bike boulevards are about to become a common sight in Palo Alto, with the city embarking on more than 20...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2015
Last comment by Nope, on Nov 20, 2015 at 1:16 pm | 64 comments | 10610 Views

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Art commissioners favor arch design for new bike bridge

The Public Art Commission became the latest Palo Alto board on Thursday to weigh in on a proposed bike bridge over Highway...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2015
Last comment by pat, on Jan 27, 2015 at 5:22 pm | 32 comments | 7650 Views

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Palo Alto's transportation chief resigns

Jaime Rodriguez, Palo Alto's chief transportation officer and the architect of the city's aggressive plan to build a wide...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by Neighbor, on Feb 13, 2015 at 9:30 pm | 60 comments | 7889 Views

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Rob de Geus tapped to lead Community Services Department

Palo Alto didn't have to look long or far to find a new leader for its busy Community Services Department. Rob de Geus, a...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2015
Last comment by Misha, on Jan 29, 2015 at 4:54 pm | 1 comment | 3039 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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