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Palo Alto police to assist with Super Bowl security

When the 2016 Super Bowl kicks off in Santa Clara on Feb. 7, the crowd of spectators at Levi's Stadium will likely include...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Dec 28, 2015 at 12:20 am | 2 comments | 3423 Views

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Real Estate Matters: Timing the market for local sellers

Just after sunset in mid-January, my colleague and I were seated at a square, maple-colored table located near the entrance...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2016
Last comment by Jocelyn Dong, on Feb 23, 2016 at 3:42 pm | 2 comments | 6766 Views

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A rare look inside Ronald McDonald House

A large expansion that will more than double the number of accommodations for families with sick children at Ronald McDonald...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2016
Last comment by MarkSindone, on Mar 22, 2016 at 10:47 pm | 2 comments | 5957 Views

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Big CAC Meeting Wed 3/15 @ 5:30 + Link for Comments

Citizen Advisory Council Meeting - March 15th (Big one...need your input) Date: March 15th Time: 5:30pm Location: Mitchell...

Original post made by PA resident on Mar. 14, 2016
Last comment by Thanks, on Mar 15, 2016 at 10:50 am | 2 comments | 345 Views

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Your pay meter sucks and your rules are not clear

Firstly, you didn't state that your 25 articles did not include some of the articles read last month. If you read an article...

Original post made by Resident on Mar. 15, 2016
Last comment by Bill Johnson, on Mar 15, 2016 at 5:06 pm | 2 comments | 416 Views

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Educating for life

On one recent morning in an English as a Second Language (ESL) classroom at Palo Alto's Greendell School, the tables began...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2016
Last comment by Chip, on Mar 26, 2016 at 9:18 am | 2 comments | 6588 Views

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Peninsula cities team up on new recycled water projects

Seeking to spur greater use of recycled water in the region, Palo Alto, Mountain View, East Palo Alto and members of the...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2016
Last comment by Not laughing, on Apr 7, 2016 at 4:50 pm | 2 comments | 2679 Views

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Lawsuit against Vi at Palo Alto is dismissed

A U.S. District Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit by seniors who accused Palo Alto retirement community Vi of illegally...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2016
Last comment by Commentator, on Apr 5, 2016 at 1:53 pm | 2 comments | 486 Views

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Plaintiffs to continue court fight against Vi at Palo Alto despite dismissals

A U.S. District Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Palo Alto retirement community Vi for allegedly illegally giving...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2016
Last comment by Steve, on Apr 6, 2016 at 9:06 pm | 2 comments | 4297 Views

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Palo Alto, Mountain View eye new agreement on recycled water

Thirsty for new recycled-water projects, Palo Alto, Mountain View and other Peninsula cities are rethinking old partnerships,...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2016
Last comment by Been There, on Apr 12, 2016 at 3:30 pm | 2 comments | 2714 Views

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Editorial: Hopes rise for teen psych unit

Los Altos resident Sarah Gentile was shocked in 2014 when she discovered that there were no hospital beds in Santa Clara...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2016
Last comment by SAHM, on Apr 15, 2016 at 2:46 pm | 2 comments | 3234 Views

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Life-giving lives

Achievement is often measured in dollars and cents, in CVs that go on for pages, in titles bestowed and power attained. Read...

Original post made on May. 6, 2016
Last comment by Life well lived., on May 6, 2016 at 11:17 am | 2 comments | 4206 Views

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Bill Busse

At first glance it seems that Bill Busse has led a charmed life. In fact, Busse himself will tell you that the most auspicious...

Original post made on May. 6, 2016
Last comment by Busse's accomplishments, on May 14, 2016 at 12:26 pm | 2 comments | 1580 Views

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Voting begins in June 7 primary

Nearly 550,000 ballots have been mailed to Santa Clara County residents who requested to vote by mail in the June 7 primary...

Original post made on May. 13, 2016
Last comment by Voter, on Jun 7, 2016 at 12:01 pm | 2 comments | 4021 Views

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Palo Alto to start collecting data on downtown parking

In an effort to identify where people are parking and how Palo Alto's exiting parking supply is being used, the city has...

Original post made on May. 19, 2016
Last comment by Marie, on May 21, 2016 at 6:27 pm | 2 comments | 1338 Views

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Transparent California - total cost of city employee compensation per resident

According to the web site TransparentCalifornia.com, the total cost of city employee compensation per resident is almost...

Original post made by James M. on May. 20, 2016
Last comment by Tyler Durden, on May 21, 2016 at 1:01 pm | 2 comments | 583 Views

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Why Electrify....

Why electrify? Palo Alto's Electrification Plan may lower GHG, but at what cost? The plan will double monthly heating bills...

Original post made by pestocat on Jun. 8, 2016
Last comment by An Engineer, on Jun 11, 2016 at 5:00 pm | 2 comments | 326 Views

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Off the hook

Sea Forager, a homegrown San Francisco seafood subscription service that delivers to Palo Alto, Mountain View and Redwood...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2016
Last comment by Elena Kadvany, on Jul 14, 2016 at 1:52 pm | 2 comments | 3277 Views

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Alumni to host 'family and culture' event in Palo Alto

A group of Palo Alto alumni working to spur conversation around youth mental health in Palo Alto is hosting a community event...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2016
Last comment by Toxicity, on Aug 9, 2016 at 4:17 pm | 2 comments | 2613 Views

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Demand drives Bay Area gas price increase over the past month

Bay Area gas prices climbed to an average of $2.77 per gallon over the past month as refineries failed to keep pace with...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2016
Last comment by NoMoPa, on Sep 13, 2016 at 2:53 pm | 2 comments | 1402 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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