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Pear Theatre moves on to the next stage

The Pear Avenue Theatre and its plucky band of drama enthusiasts are used to working in a tight space. Now, with a little...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2015
Last comment by Palo Alto resident, on Aug 18, 2015 at 9:27 pm | 1 comment | 1997 Views

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Cat maulings by coyotes prompt warning for pet owners

A series of cat maulings in Palo Alto this summer has raised concerns among some residents and has prompted a warning to...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2015
Last comment by Raccons, on Oct 14, 2015 at 3:00 pm | 6 comments | 3969 Views

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Local painter, Florentine jewelry artist exhibit talents at annual festival

The Palo Alto Festival of the Arts will once again turn University Avenue into an open air gallery, showcasing masterpieces...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2015
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Home Front

Find local news and events related to real estate, interior design, home improvement and gardening. This week includes afternoon...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2015
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Positively Green

This past summer I had the incredible opportunity to visit Italy — Tuscany and Sicily. My wife and I had been planning...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2015
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Sales at a glance

Atherton, East Palo Alto and Los Altos each recorded four sales this edition. Read the rest of the real estate numbers below...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2015
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Building permits in Palo Alto

Residents continue to add solar panels to their roofs, with eight roof-mounted PV systems making the building permit list....

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2015
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Recent home sales

Among Menlo Park's 19 home sales this edition, one happened along Palo Alto Way, which surprisingly is not in Palo Alto....

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2015
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Palo Alto's up-and-coming teen actress

Palo Alto Preparatory School freshman Angelina Wahler stars in the new animated Nickelodeon series, "Harvey Beaks," which...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2015
Last comment by Neighbor Friend, on Aug 22, 2015 at 6:31 pm | 1 comment | 3747 Views

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Residents demand fines for Edgewood developer

Fed up with the lack of a grocery store at Palo Alto's Edgewood Plaza Shopping Center, residents are mobilizing to put pressure...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2015
Last comment by Richard Carpenter, on Aug 26, 2015 at 12:23 am | 51 comments | 6511 Views

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Community Notebook: Palo Alto teens organize environmental event

Learn about Palo Alto's water sources (and restrictions), digitized carpooling and how to pack eco-friendly lunches at Green...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2015
Last comment by moi aussi, on Aug 24, 2015 at 12:32 pm | 2 comments | 4436 Views

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Palo Alto raises minimum wage

Palo Alto will have a minimum wage of $11 an hour starting next year thanks to a law that the City Council unanimously passed...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by Garden Gnome, on Aug 26, 2015 at 12:00 pm | 29 comments | 6291 Views

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Palo Alto contractor pleads no contest to theft, sentenced to jail

A Palo Alto contractor who had been accused of defrauding an Atherton homeowner pleaded no contest to one misdemeanor charge...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Aug 26, 2015 at 10:54 am | 3 comments | 4796 Views

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Study aims to bring data to Palo Alto's loud debate over airplane noise

With citizen complaints about airplane noise on the rise, Palo Alto officials on Monday agreed to commission a study focused...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 29, 2015 at 6:54 pm | 201 comments | 6733 Views

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Shop Talk: Bill's Cafe construction halts, Urban Style barbershop thrives

Construction on midtown Palo Alto's new Bill's Cafe suffers a setback, while Urban Style barbershop offers clients an old-school...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2015
Last comment by Online Name, on Aug 27, 2015 at 9:22 pm | 2 comments | 1402 Views

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Buckets of changes

Kitchen pails for food scraps made their way to Palo Alto residents in June, and the service collection began July 1. As...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by Yuckie, on Aug 28, 2015 at 11:28 am | 3 comments | 822 Views

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Home Front

This week includes East Palo Alto Children's Day in the Park on Saturday, Green Fest on Sunday and moth observations on Monday...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by Hmmm, on Aug 28, 2015 at 7:24 pm | 3 comments | 2155 Views

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A Fresh Look

Is your house full of things you love that don't seem to go together? Does your home lack a pulled-together, cohesive look?...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
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Sales at a glance

Palo Alto saw eight home sales in this week's edition, with the top price coming in at $3,775,000. Read the rest of the real...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
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Recent home sales

The top sale this edition happened in Atherton on Park Lane. The property was last sold in 1979 for $555,000. The most recent...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
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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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