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Google delays Bay View office project at NASA Ames

After the City Council refused to approve a shuttle bridge for Google over Stevens Creek, Google has announced the delay...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2013
Last comment by Ivan, on Jul 19, 2013 at 10:43 pm | 2 comments | 4463 Views

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Oregon Expressway improvements being completed by the County of Santa Clara

[letter to City Council, Craig Petersen and Aaron Aknin regarding https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=forums&srcid=MDE5MTM1Njc3MzI4NzczNzYwOTMBMTY4MDUwNjU2MTM1MjIyODYwMDEBcDRST1E...

Original post made by Stan Hutchings on Jul. 18, 2013
Last comment by Jim, on Jul 20, 2013 at 9:29 am | 2 comments | 2260 Views

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Weigh in on architecture decisions for our city

One citizen living in University South has initiated a survey worthy of your evaluation. Check out www.surveymonkey.com/s/paloaltoarchitecture If...

Original post made by Tom DuBois on Sep. 3, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Sep 4, 2013 at 7:02 pm | 2 comments | 3804 Views

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Father pleads 'not guilty' in crash that killed daughters

The San Bruno father who crashed his SUV last November, killing two of his daughters, pleaded not guilty in Santa Clara County...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2013
Last comment by Alphonso, on Sep 8, 2013 at 9:17 am | 2 comments | 2818 Views

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Palo Alto appoints acting city auditor

Palo Alto has appointed senior auditor Houman Boussina to head the City Auditor's Office while officials are looking for...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2013
Last comment by Fiorello, on Sep 17, 2013 at 11:58 am | 2 comments | 3871 Views

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Mandate to obtain elevation certificates for flood insurance

There is a new Biggert Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act 2012 that requires everyone in the flood zone to produce elevation...

Original post made by Resident on Sep. 27, 2013
Last comment by Tom, on Sep 27, 2013 at 4:15 pm | 2 comments | 15506 Views

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PA Utilities Home Energy Reports

Are we the only PA residents who find the Palo Alto Utilities Home Energy Report a bit intrusive? The information on our...

Original post made by Ken Krechmer on Oct. 19, 2013
Last comment by Ditto, on Oct 21, 2013 at 8:36 am | 2 comments | 1117 Views

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Around Town

<B><B>SIGNS OF THE TIMES ... </B>With just days left until the big vote, the two sides in Palo Alto's bitter Measure D debate...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 26, 2013 at 3:28 pm | 2 comments | 2639 Views

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Southgate

Lush, fragrant vegetation and lazily oscillating rope swings characterize Southgate, where life is quiet and relaxing. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2013
Last comment by musical, on Nov 3, 2013 at 10:24 am | 2 comments | 13927 Views

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Weekly's annual Holiday Fund launches

The Palo Alto Weekly formally launched its annual Holiday Fund drive this week, with a goal of reaching $350,000, Publisher...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2013
Last comment by Bill Johnson, on Nov 8, 2013 at 4:26 pm | 2 comments | 20335 Views

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Stanford geneticist Leonard Herzenberg dies

Leonard Herzenberg, a retired geneticist whose discoveries are said to have kept thousands of people alive, died Oct. 27...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Nov 15, 2013 at 11:43 am | 2 comments | 27592 Views

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Editorial: Helping kids this season

Don't let the reviving Silicon Valley economy lull you into thinking that there isn't a continuing divide, even in the affluent...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2013
Last comment by mutti, on Nov 22, 2013 at 10:51 am | 2 comments | 15576 Views

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Two nonfatal shootings in East Palo Alto and Menlo Park Sunday

Two nonfatal shootings -- one in East Palo Alto and one in Menlo Park's Belle Haven neighborhood -- occurred at nearly the...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2013
Last comment by Neighborhood spiderman, on Dec 9, 2013 at 4:29 pm | 2 comments | 3504 Views

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Add pay-by-phone parking to downtown RPPP

This is a simple-to-implement variation on the Downtown Residential Parking Permit Program (RPPP) concept (http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2013/10/04/analysis-city-scrambles-for-...

Original post made by Steve Raney on Dec. 10, 2013
Last comment by Steve Raney, on Dec 11, 2013 at 8:37 am | 2 comments | 3115 Views

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Midtown

Midtown Palo Alto is a place where people come to stay. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2013/12/19/midtown...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2013
Last comment by Wish I had Stayed, on Dec 19, 2013 at 6:47 pm | 2 comments | 3696 Views

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Palo Alto committee recommends hotel-tax hike

A ballot measure to raise hotel taxes in Palo Alto on Friday took its biggest leap yet toward this November's ballot, though...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2014
Last comment by stephen levy, on Jan 11, 2014 at 8:56 am | 2 comments | 3309 Views

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Group of residents shelters, feeds the needy and homeless

When temperatures plummeted in early December, the freezing temperatures were viewed by the Palo Alto group Neighbors Helping...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2014
Last comment by Neighbors Helping Neighbors, on Dec 28, 2014 at 11:41 am | 2 comments | 3627 Views

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Menlo Park: No appeal of decision to allow food trucks at Caltrain station

Ten food trucks will roll into the Caltrain station on Feb. 19, when Off the Grid expects to kick off its new weekly event...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2014
Last comment by resident, on Feb 4, 2014 at 9:39 am | 2 comments | 11909 Views

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Living with mental illness

"Kaitlin Chan" was working toward her doctorate in clinical psychology when she tried to end her life. She was taken to the...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2014
Last comment by Bravo!, on Feb 9, 2014 at 6:05 pm | 2 comments | 4501 Views

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Gas Outage In Crescent Park or nearby? Anyone else?

I am not sure when this started by but I am not getting any gas to my residence as of this afternoon. This was apparently...

Original post made by CrescentParkAnon. on Feb. 7, 2014
Last comment by Little Green Apples, on Feb 9, 2014 at 5:12 pm | 2 comments | 1167 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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