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PUTTING DOWN ROOTS ... The school board granted Superintendent Max McGee an extra half-million dollars this week to help...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2015
Last comment by Paolo Altruist, on Sep 12, 2015 at 9:43 pm | 5 comments | 1244 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. 31, 2015
Last comment by KP, on Sep 21, 2015 at 12:29 pm | 17 comments | 7933 Views

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Commuity Notebook: Palo Alto's library system expands hours

Palo Alto's library system will expand its hours of operation to provide more consistency across its five branches starting...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2015
Last comment by Anonymous, on Sep 1, 2015 at 10:09 pm | 8 comments | 3088 Views

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Little enthusiasm for El Camino bus plan

A proposal to create dedicated bus lanes along El Camino Real is facing a new round of skepticism. On Wednesday, representatives...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2015
Last comment by Gary, on Sep 6, 2015 at 11:09 am | 45 comments | 3603 Views

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Police: Man nabbed in San Jose after car pursuit in Palo Alto

A truck driver who police said almost ran over an officer in Palo Alto last Thursday night before speeding away through the...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2015
Last comment by Gethin, on Sep 3, 2015 at 4:08 pm | 2 comments | 3372 Views

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New transportation vision targets congestion, parking

From congested roads to inadequate parking, transportation problems have been driving most of the debates at City Hall over...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2015
Last comment by Robert, on Sep 6, 2015 at 6:43 pm | 27 comments | 3667 Views

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Caltrans offers $25K prize for ideas to improve transportation

Caltrans is giving Californians an opportunity to earn $25,000 in exchange for submitting the most innovative idea to improve...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2015
Last comment by R Wray, on Sep 4, 2015 at 6:59 pm | 5 comments | 2190 Views

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VIDEO: Palo Alto High School's 86-year-old gym demolished

Palo Alto High School's "Big Gym," where NBA star Jeremy Lin played and famed wrestling brothers Dave and Mark Schultz grappled,...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Sep 4, 2015 at 6:22 am | 11 comments | 4751 Views

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Family circus

Inspired by Anton Chekhov's classic dramas, Donald Margulies' 2014 play "The Country House" brings comedy to family dysfunction,...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2015
Last comment by Edward Syrett, on Sep 3, 2015 at 5:10 pm | 1 comment | 2737 Views

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Stories from the Great Plains

Redwood City's Dragon Theatre is currently presenting a compelling version of "The Voice of the Prairie," a play by John...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2015
Last comment by Janette, on Sep 3, 2015 at 6:30 pm | 1 comment | 2952 Views

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Canopy coverage

Canopy staff and volunteers finish 2015's Young Tree Care Survey, and provide data to the City of Palo Alto. This year, 44...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2015
There are no comments yet. 3842 Views

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Home Front

This week includes a Byxbee Park exploration with Ranger Rich Bicknell on Sept. 13; a tomato fest at Gamble Garden on Sept....

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2015
There are no comments yet. 3619 Views

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Sales at a glance

Mountain View led the way in homes sales with 18 sales. Palo Alto was not far behind with 17 sales of its own. Read the rest...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2015
There are no comments yet. 1609 Views

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Recent home sales

A $30 million sale on Cowper Street in Palo Alto surpassed any other sale this week by a long, long way. Learn about this...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2015
There are no comments yet. 3495 Views

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Two San Jose men arrested in connection with theft

An alert resident's report of two men lurking around vehicles in the Barron Park neighborhood on Wednesday led to the arrest...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2015
Last comment by Frank, on Sep 4, 2015 at 9:25 pm | 3 comments | 3128 Views

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Weekly debuts news-analysis webcast

The Palo Alto Weekly has launched a new half-hour webcast, "Behind the Headlines." Every week, the reporters and editors...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2015
Last comment by Patricia, on Sep 7, 2015 at 12:12 pm | 6 comments | 4232 Views

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A 'structured and sane' reckoning with the end of life

Planning — as much as possible — for the unknowable but inevitable circumstances at the end of life is the topic...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2015
Last comment by Annette, on Sep 9, 2015 at 10:40 am | 7 comments | 5229 Views

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Competition casts large shadow over fiber-to-the-home

For more than 15 years, Palo Alto has been chasing a dream of bringing ultra high-speed Internet to every local household,...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2015
Last comment by Nayeli, on Sep 14, 2015 at 5:15 pm | 86 comments | 7345 Views

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Save the last dance

Later this month, a close-knit group will bid farewell to their "home away from home." The Cheryl Burke Dance Studio in Mountain...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2015
Last comment by six of one, on Sep 10, 2015 at 8:30 am | 6 comments | 2697 Views

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Coop de Ville presents the girls with colorful eggs

Palo Alto resident Tish Hoehl, and her girls (or chickens), join 37 other chicken coop owners during this year's Tour de...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2015
Last comment by resident, on Sep 11, 2015 at 9:38 am | 1 comment | 4224 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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