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City Council aims for less talk, more action

The topic of too much talking at City Council meetings has become an irksome problem for Palo Alto's council members, prompting...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2013
Last comment by Scharff and Klein, on Feb 8, 2013 at 2:05 pm | 2 comments | 3856 Views

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PUBLIC AGENDA: PaloAltoGreen program; 'Student connectedness'

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings next week. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=28551...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2013
Last comment by Disconnected, on Feb 9, 2013 at 9:47 am | 2 comments | 3324 Views

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Repairs to impact traffic on Embarcadero

Traffic is expected to slow down on Embarcadero Road and Bryant Street in Palo Alto this week while the city repairs a storm...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2013
Last comment by sonny, on Feb 13, 2013 at 11:44 am | 2 comments | 2150 Views

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Website for detecting plagiarism is trading post for English papers

An Internet-based plagiarism detector has become not only a tool for teachers but also a plagiarism instructor for students...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2013
Last comment by Ridiculoso, on Feb 25, 2013 at 7:51 am | 2 comments | 12867 Views

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Salon workers win class-action lawsuit

Four former employees of Natalie Salon, joined by more than 100 others, settled their class-action lawsuit for $750,000 against...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2013
Last comment by Gone baby gone, on Mar 6, 2013 at 7:15 am | 2 comments | 3418 Views

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Shop Talk

<B><B>CAFE SOPHIA CLOSES ... </B>It's the end of the line for Midtown Palo Alto's cozy Afghani restaurant. <B>Cafe Sophia</B>...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2013
Last comment by So, so sorry, on Mar 7, 2013 at 2:26 pm | 2 comments | 3262 Views

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Law firms protest plan to close mobile park

A controversial proposal to turn Palo Alto's sole mobile-home park into a dense housing development is facing opposition...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2013
Last comment by palo alto parent, on Mar 12, 2013 at 10:32 am | 2 comments | 2187 Views

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Robert Smithwick, Foothill's 'founding father' dies

Robert Smithwick, a founder of Foothill College who served as a trustee for nearly 35 years, died Friday at his home in Los...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2013
Last comment by A good life well lived, on Mar 25, 2013 at 2:22 pm | 2 comments | 1981 Views

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Legal demand shuts down Edgewood Eats

An attorney's letter citing several City of Palo Alto ordinances has shut down the popular food-truck event Edgewood Eats. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 2, 2013 at 5:14 pm | 2 comments | 1838 Views

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Planned dog park in north Palo Alto hits a snag

Palo Alto's plan to give residents in the north part of the city their first dog park is now in limbo after officials learned...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2013
Last comment by Just as Well, on Apr 3, 2013 at 4:06 pm | 2 comments | 2807 Views

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On Deadline: A big transition coming in the long urgency of local environmental activism

The impending retirement of Michael Closson after a decade leading the Palo Alto-based environmental organization Acterra...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2013
Last comment by Bob Wenzlau, on Apr 13, 2013 at 12:49 pm | 2 comments | 8375 Views

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RECENT HOME SALES

Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=29386 posted Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 10:53...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2013
Last comment by No KB for me, on Apr 24, 2013 at 3:56 pm | 2 comments | 2656 Views

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Details about the Mayfield housing project

<B>1400-1600 blocks of California Avenue Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=18742...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2013
Last comment by No KB for me, on Apr 25, 2013 at 12:30 pm | 2 comments | 2825 Views

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New housing taking shape

Several new housing projects are underway, in various stages of development in Mountain View, Palo Alto and Menlo Park. The...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2013
Last comment by Who are they really, on Apr 25, 2013 at 11:50 am | 2 comments | 2672 Views

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Real Estate Matters

When Zillow came online a few years ago, it was an instant challenge to real-estate appraisers and professionals and gave...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2013
Last comment by Get real, on Apr 25, 2013 at 11:30 am | 2 comments | 2459 Views

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Local leaders break ground at new Stanford Hospital

Gesturing toward the hole that will become Stanford Hospital and Clinics' new hospital, Board of Directors Chair Mariann...

Original post made on May. 2, 2013
Last comment by Bill Rayburn, on May 3, 2013 at 11:07 am | 2 comments | 5152 Views

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Stanford: treatment delays multiple sclerosis onset in mice

Researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine discovered that blocking the expression of a single protein in...

Original post made on May. 13, 2013
Last comment by Lourdes Water, on May 13, 2013 at 6:50 pm | 2 comments | 8735 Views

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No reporters available

A suspicious item was found at the San Antonio shopping center. Streets are closed and the bomb squad has been called in....

Original post made by Where is the weekly? on May. 26, 2013
Last comment by reader, on May 27, 2013 at 12:07 am | 2 comments | 1656 Views

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Jay Paul development wins its first zoning battle

In a city teeming with major development applications, few fuel hopes and stir anxieties like Jay Paul's grand plan for 395...

Original post made on May. 29, 2013
Last comment by Odd stuff, on May 30, 2013 at 12:01 am | 2 comments | 2170 Views

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PAUSD and CPA Officials Should Hold Virtual Office Hours

Transparency continues to be a problem with government, at all levels, in my opinion. Local government agencies, like the...

Original post made by Wayne Martin on Jun. 17, 2013
Last comment by Wayne Martin, on Jun 19, 2013 at 1:29 pm | 2 comments | 2238 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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