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Palo Alto budget takes aim at transportation challenges

If the budget is truly a reflection of a city's priorities, as it is often said, then solving the city's daunting parking...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2016
Last comment by Code Enforcement?, on Jun 14, 2016 at 10:38 am | 3 comments | 1905 Views

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Downtown street closure planned for Sunday

Downtown Palo Alto's University Avenue will be closed Sunday, June 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. for the annual World...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2016
Last comment by resident, on Jun 20, 2016 at 2:34 pm | 3 comments | 3197 Views

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Streetwise

Living on the Peninsula, how affected do you feel by airplane noise? Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2016/06/17/streetwise...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2016
Last comment by SuperSonic, on Jun 22, 2016 at 10:50 am | 3 comments | 575 Views

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What happened to the power?

Looked at the PAU website and it is out for a huge chunk of the city. What happened?...

Original post made by Dave V. on Jul. 23, 2016
Last comment by Mary Shaw, on Jul 23, 2016 at 6:49 pm | 3 comments | 410 Views

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Outage left nearly 5,000 customers without power

An early morning power blackout struck thousands of Palo Alto residents on Saturday and lasted several hours, a Palo Alto...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2016
Last comment by Engineer, on Jul 24, 2016 at 4:24 pm | 3 comments | 2357 Views

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Letters to the editor

<B>Feeling uncomfortable Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2016/07/15/letters-to-the-editor...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2016
Last comment by Agreed, on Aug 13, 2016 at 6:17 pm | 3 comments | 560 Views

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Girl power

In 2008, the year that Hillary Clinton first made a bid for the presidency, women made up about 17 percent of the United...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by outsider, on Aug 19, 2016 at 3:33 pm | 3 comments | 4698 Views

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City Plans Orwellian Parking Scheme to Ticket Paly Kids

The City of Palo Alto has proposed a positively Orwellian "solution" to appease residents in Southgate who don't like Paly...

Original post made by Concerned Citizen on Aug. 21, 2016
Last comment by NoMoPa, on Aug 21, 2016 at 12:47 pm | 3 comments | 672 Views

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Peter deCourcy Hero, who transformed Silicon Valley philanthropy, has died

The man who was instrumental in helping tech tycoons channel their millions to charitable giving, Peter deCourcy Hero, has...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2016
Last comment by From Mtn View, on Aug 23, 2016 at 2:08 pm | 3 comments | 8639 Views

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Off Deadline: Kirke Comstock survived rough-and-tumble politics, and a bomb

The passing last week of Kirke Comstock &#8212; a former mayor of both Palo Alto and Portola Valley &#8212; closes a long-ago...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2016
Last comment by just a kid then, on Sep 4, 2016 at 8:43 pm | 3 comments | 2565 Views

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$10,000 stolen from Palo Alto church collection plate

Many local tv news reporting on this but I can't see any mention in the Weekly. http://www.ktvu.com/news/205479177-story ...

Original post made by Resident on Sep. 15, 2016
Last comment by Fraud?, on Sep 16, 2016 at 10:33 am | 3 comments | 276 Views

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U.S. regulators accuse Palantir of bias against Asians

from Reuters: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-palantir-tech-discrimination-lawsuit-idUSKCN11W2DA "The U.S. Department...

Original post made by NoMoPa on Sep. 26, 2016
Last comment by Such a surprise, on Sep 28, 2016 at 12:30 pm | 3 comments | 331 Views

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REDUCE Aircraft Noise - Meeting with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) - Thursday Sept 29, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Palo Alto and Neighboring Communities, If you are concerned with the alarming increase in aircraft noise over our communities,...

Original post made by Sky Posse Palo Alto on Sep. 27, 2016
Last comment by What?, on Feb 6, 2017 at 5:53 pm | 3 comments | 370 Views

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City Mananagment Schedules Neighborhood Meeting on Jewish Holiday

Residents in Evergreen Park have been invited to attend a presentation -- and hopefully a discussion -- tonight of a draft...

Original post made by Evergreen Park Resident on Oct. 11, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 12, 2016 at 8:20 am | 3 comments | 296 Views

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pro-transit and environmental groups oppose additional VTA tax

Three pro-transit and environmental groups, BayRail Alliance, the Sierra Club, and Silicon Valley Transit Users are urging...

Original post made by Steve Ly on Oct. 13, 2016
Last comment by Steve Ly, on Oct 15, 2016 at 11:04 am | 3 comments | 269 Views

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Don McDougall

When Don McDougall talks about building a sustainable city &#8212; which is quite often &#8212; he's not just talking about...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2016
Last comment by resident, on Oct 17, 2016 at 10:25 pm | 3 comments | 1061 Views

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Castilleja unauthorized over enrollment spech to City Council

STAN SHORE October 17, 2016 speech to Palo Alto, City Council August 22, 2016, I spoke to the city council regarding...

Original post made by Stan Shore on Oct. 17, 2016
Last comment by Wondering, on Oct 28, 2016 at 11:03 am | 3 comments | 348 Views

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Palo Alto Trump supporters: come out of hiding!

Just got my beautiful "Make America Great Again" hat. But for some reason, I am scared to wear it out in public. I thought...

Original post made by Resident on Oct. 18, 2016
Last comment by Palo Alto Moderate, on Oct 18, 2016 at 10:18 am | 3 comments | 411 Views

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Huge political contributions spark outcry, suspicion

As September wound down, Palo Alto City Council candidate Lydia Kou's campaign had plenty of endorsements but not a lot of...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2016
Last comment by Not so Fine, on Oct 21, 2016 at 6:37 pm | 3 comments | 478 Views

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Campaign signs posted illegally on public property

It is very disappointing to see so many election signs posted on public medians along Alma and other wide streets. Land...

Original post made by Marie on Nov. 7, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 8, 2016 at 7:07 am | 3 comments | 253 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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