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Jim Hartnett makes a return trip to Caltrain — now as CEO

When Jim Hartnett joined the effort four years ago to bring high-speed rail to California, the project was in danger of going...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Mar 31, 2015 at 1:53 pm | 17 comments | 5874 Views

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Shop Talk: Doughnuts shops duel, happy feet get happier

Happy Donuts and L&L Hawaiian Barbecue go head-to-head on doughnut sales, Addison Antique closes and Happy Feet Foot Spa...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2015
Last comment by resident, on Mar 22, 2015 at 10:56 am | 12 comments | 6601 Views

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SAP launches high-tech cafe at historic Palo Alto theater

Seeking to breathe new life into a venerable downtown landmark, software giant SAP on Tuesday unveiled a product guaranteed...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2015
Last comment by Slow Down, on Apr 29, 2015 at 12:08 am | 49 comments | 16097 Views

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Burglary suspect arrested after standoff in Palo Alto home

Police have arrested a 25-year-old man who barricaded himself in a home on the 900 block of Elsinore Drive in Palo Alto,...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2015
Last comment by Overkill?, on Mar 24, 2015 at 9:00 am | 8 comments | 13902 Views

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'Topping Off' ceremony held for new Stanford Hospital

Patients, construction workers, employees, physicians, community members, elected officials and donors gathered at the new...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2015
Last comment by Another patient, on Mar 29, 2015 at 1:47 pm | 8 comments | 5574 Views

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Teens arrested for attempted burglary in Palo Alto

Three East Palo Alto teenagers were arrested Tuesday morning, March 24, after they apparently tried to break into a home...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2015
Last comment by CP, on Mar 25, 2015 at 7:22 am | 5 comments | 4765 Views

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Recall on raw milk distributed in Palo Alto

A Palo Alto-based organization that delivers farm products, including raw milk, has been affected by a statewide recall made...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2015
Last comment by Raw milk drinker, on Mar 29, 2015 at 8:20 am | 19 comments | 7370 Views

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Filoli's Cynthia D'Agosta addresses volunteer agreement issue

Filoli's beleaguered executive director, Cynthia D'Agosta, has released a statement in which she apologizes to volunteers...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2015
Last comment by Volunteer, on Apr 1, 2015 at 5:09 pm | 5 comments | 5139 Views

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Muslims and Jews share stories, questions over Palo Alto feast

Jews and Muslims mingled in Palo Alto Sunday evening and talked about their faiths in a first-of-its kind "Halaqa-Seder." Read...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2015
Last comment by Chris Zaharias, on Apr 5, 2015 at 10:45 am | 9 comments | 5017 Views

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Local attorney eyeing U.S. Senate race

Local attorney George "Duf" Sundheim is floating a trial balloon for a possible run for Barbara Boxer's United States Senate...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2015
Last comment by Stop the Trolls, on Apr 1, 2015 at 2:51 pm | 16 comments | 4765 Views

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Community Notebook: Palo Alto's Crosstown Shuttle service increases April 1

The City of Palo Alto's free Crosstown Shuttle is increasing the frequency of its service to provide better access to local...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2015
Last comment by Jackson Tyler, on Apr 2, 2015 at 1:37 pm | 4 comments | 3269 Views

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Stanford expands financial aid program

Stanford University has expanded its financial aid program for the first time since it was established in 2008 in response...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Apr 2, 2015 at 8:37 pm | 4 comments | 4658 Views

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Ed Shikada hired as Palo Alto's assistant city manager

Edward Shikada, a former transportation executive who spent nearly a decade in San Jose City Hall before resigning abruptly...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2015
Last comment by Citizen, on Apr 6, 2015 at 7:25 pm | 24 comments | 7822 Views

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Bike Share system planning expansion by 2017

A plan to increase the number of bicycles in the Bay Area Bike Share system tenfold by the end of 2017 at no cost to taxpayers...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2015
Last comment by commuter, on Apr 5, 2015 at 12:21 am | 7 comments | 3816 Views

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Bike Share's expansion plan leaves Palo Alto behind

As the Bay Area's fledgling bike-share program prepares for a colossal regional expansion, its presence in Palo Alto may...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 5, 2015 at 6:16 pm | 41 comments | 7089 Views

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Architect: Age-friendly design should be stylish, colorful, fun

Growing old is "hard work" but it can be fun, insists Berkeley architect Susanne Stadler. Stadler is co-founder of At Home...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2015
Last comment by Cheryl P., on Apr 6, 2015 at 12:18 pm | 1 comment | 6090 Views

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Unique frozen treat

Shaved snow is not ice cream, and it's not shaved ice. It's in a dessert category unto itself. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2015
Last comment by resident, on Apr 6, 2015 at 6:51 pm | 1 comment | 4580 Views

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Council to weigh appeal of polarizing downtown development

The intense community dispute over a downtown development that is slated to go up at the former location of Shady Lane on...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Apr 10, 2015 at 10:23 am | 39 comments | 5350 Views

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Storify: Sexual assault at Stanford

The Palo Alto Weekly has created a Storify page to collect news coverage, social media reaction and other content related...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Apr 9, 2015 at 12:42 am | 4 comments | 5025 Views

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Community Notebook: Silicon Valley Robot Block Party features the latest in robotics

More than 1,000 people are expected to celebrate National Robotics Week at the 2015 Silicon Valley Robot Block Party, where...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2015
Last comment by Ron, on Apr 9, 2015 at 11:10 am | 5 comments | 28507 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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