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Palo Alto to retain, rethink contentious zoning tool

Palo Alto's controversial "planned-community" process, which allows developers to barter with the city over zoning exceptions,...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by Joseph Baldwin, on Aug 25, 2015 at 12:12 pm | 2 comments | 496 Views


New parks, bathrooms top Palo Alto's list of recreation needs

With Palo Alto preparing to unveil a new vision for recreation, some residents are calling for more nature, whether new neighborhood...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2015
Last comment by Granny Nanny, on Sep 7, 2015 at 10:54 am | 2 comments | 2782 Views


Third-straight Spare the Air alert issued for Bay Area Thursday

A third-straight Spare the Air alert has been issued for the Bay Area Thursday because of unhealthy air quality expected,...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2015
Last comment by Stay Home, on Sep 10, 2015 at 7:02 pm | 2 comments | 2075 Views


Downtown Streets Team executive director and Racing Hearts founder to be recognized

Two of Palo Alto's most influential businesswomen in 2015 include the executive director of a nonprofit that provides homeless...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2015
Last comment by Proud of Racing Hearts, on Sep 23, 2015 at 6:17 pm | 2 comments | 3296 Views


Thousands enjoy Moonlight Run & Walk

About 2,500 athletes ran and walked by the light of the harvest moon Friday night at the 31st annual Palo Alto Weekly Moonlight...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2015
Last comment by My Nguyen, on Oct 1, 2015 at 9:30 am | 2 comments | 5447 Views


Man booked for stabbing outside Happy Donuts

Palo Alto police have arrested a man who they believe stabbed another man in the back in an alleyway behind Happy Donuts...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2015
Last comment by BV resident?, on Oct 12, 2015 at 10:20 am | 2 comments | 5190 Views


Finding asylum

Margaret Petros prayed in St. Mary's Assyrian Chaldean Catholic Church in Campbell, a lace scarf covering her head. Light...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2015
Last comment by almunday, on Nov 2, 2015 at 8:56 am | 2 comments | 6263 Views


Off Deadline

Can one person, or a few, make a real difference in the world? Read the full story here

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2015
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Nov 2, 2015 at 3:02 pm | 2 comments | 4399 Views


At Veterans Day, old warriors remember families left behind

The veterans sitting in the comfortable common area at Channing House cupped their hands to their ears. Read the full story...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2015
Last comment by A Vet, on Nov 6, 2015 at 12:48 pm | 2 comments | 2946 Views


Community Notebook: 20 local organizations receive grants

In anticipation of Giving Tuesday, a global effort to celebrate charitable giving, the Palo Alto-based Gordon and Betty Moore...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2015
Last comment by fcservices, on Dec 2, 2015 at 4:56 pm | 2 comments | 2865 Views


Palo Alto Medical Foundation names new CEO

Palo Alto Medical Foundation has named Elizabeth Vilardo, M.D., as its new chief executive officer, according to a Nov. 25...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2015
Last comment by My Nguyen, on Dec 2, 2015 at 9:14 am | 2 comments | 4628 Views


Palo Alto house destroyed in morning blaze

An Eichler home in Palo Alto's Fairmeadow neighborhood was torched in a morning blaze late Wednesday morning, but the resident...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2015
Last comment by Bill Copeland, on Dec 2, 2015 at 4:11 pm | 2 comments | 3231 Views


Palo Alto prepares to plumb the mysteries of groundwater

The millions of gallons of water that have been pumped out of Palo Alto sites this year and sent toward the city's storm...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2015
Last comment by Save Palo Alto's Groundwater, on Dec 6, 2015 at 8:54 pm | 2 comments | 752 Views


Celebrate with suds

The traditional alcoholic beverage to serve with holiday meals may be wine, but local beer purveyors say beer can offer just...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2015
Last comment by Belgian's the Best, on Dec 12, 2015 at 9:36 am | 2 comments | 8182 Views


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 | 3469 Views


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 | 6829 Views


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 | 6035 Views


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 | 355 Views


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 | 431 Views


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 | 6710 Views
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Driverless self-driving car testbed issues
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Luck despite bad luck
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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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