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The joy of music

More Joy. That's the name Ann Benson chose for her musical duo back in 1979 in Dallas, Texas. This weekend, More Joy will...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2015
Last comment by BiLingo, on Apr 9, 2015 at 7:00 pm | 1 comment | 2594 Views

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Better beans

Started in 2004 by coffee lovers Rekha Shivapa and Vikram Shrivastava, Moksha is a customized roasting company that helps...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2015
Last comment by Kathleen Foley-Hughes, on Apr 21, 2015 at 2:42 pm | 1 comment | 3459 Views

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Worth a Look: bluegrass musical, landscape paintings and more

This week, catch the toe-tapping tunes of bluegrass musical "Fire on the Mountain," catch tranquil landscape paintings and...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2015
Last comment by Palo Alto music fan, on Apr 11, 2015 at 11:03 pm | 2 comments | 2081 Views

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Expect delays during Foothill Expressway bridge-widening project

Commuters using Foothill Expressway can expect traffic delays starting Monday, April 13, at Loyola Corners as work begins...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2015
Last comment by Rick Schwartz, on Apr 14, 2015 at 1:41 pm | 1 comment | 3851 Views

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Leadership change at the Garden Court Hotel in Palo Alto

Barbara Gross, the general manager of Garden Court Hotel in Palo Alto, is stepping down from her position after 15 years...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2015
Last comment by Anita Cowen, on Apr 23, 2015 at 12:05 pm | 8 comments | 4594 Views

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Caltrain's bike bump form now available online

People with bicycles who are bumped off Caltrain due to overcrowding issues can now make reports online. Read the full story...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2015
Last comment by Rational, on Apr 17, 2015 at 6:47 am | 4 comments | 2848 Views

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Palo Alto adopts new 'green building' rules

With Earth Day just around the corner, Palo Alto on Monday ramped up its building code to require all new buildings to accommodate...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2015
Last comment by HUTCH 7.62, on Apr 22, 2015 at 9:25 pm | 13 comments | 5519 Views

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City Clerk Beth Minor sheds 'interim' label

Palo Alto's new city clerk, Beth Minor, won't need much time learning the ropes in the busy office on the seventh floor....

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2015
Last comment by Lydia Kou, on Apr 22, 2015 at 2:44 pm | 3 comments | 3488 Views

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East Palo Alto man faces felony charges tied to burglaries

A 61-year-old East Palo Alto man charged with burglarizing four Menlo Park restaurants has been held to answer after a preliminary...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2015
There are no comments yet. 2734 Views

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Palo Alto area to celebrate Earth Day

Several cities and nonprofit organizations are hosting events and activities this week in honor of Earth Day, which is on...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2015
There are no comments yet. 3506 Views

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Historic board rejects request to remove home's historic designation

When Lucille Mellish and her husband purchased their 696-square-foot cottage at 757 College Ave. in 1968, it wasn't on the...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2015
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Apr 25, 2015 at 2:33 pm | 25 comments | 5306 Views

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Best Of Palo Alto voting launches

The annual Best Of Palo Alto reader survey is launching today! This year's Best Of promises to unearth local delights, favorite...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
There are no comments yet. 2699 Views

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Professorville

Palo Alto's oldest residential neighborhood Professorville is known for its large, century-old Victorian homes, oak tree-lined...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2015
Last comment by Brig, on Apr 25, 2015 at 10:07 pm | 1 comment | 2530 Views

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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 | 16608 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 | 8123 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 | 2910 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
There are no comments yet. 3520 Views

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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 | 2589 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 | 2696 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 | 3499 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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