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Second fire burns near Paly in six weeks

A Monday evening fire near Palo Alto High School burned in an area where the school district stores its buses. It was the...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2012
Last comment by Jeff, on Jul 12, 2012 at 5:58 am | 5 comments | 2626 Views

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Stanford grad Buscaglia overcomes a lot for his bid for the Summer Olympics

At an age when many young men might have fallen into bad habits and spiraled out of control, Stanford grad Alex Buscaglia...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2012
Last comment by Alex B, on Nov 12, 2014 at 12:43 pm | 3 comments | 2866 Views

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PG&E work may affect traffic through July

Commuters experiencing traffic delays on East Bayshore Road near Embarcadero Road should expect slowdowns for the rest of...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2012
Last comment by Kate, on Jul 13, 2012 at 12:44 pm | 2 comments | 2268 Views

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California Avenue redesign evolves; opposition remains

Wider sidewalks, new plazas and a scattering of benches, trees and other streetscape amenities are the latest components...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2012
Last comment by John, on Jul 15, 2012 at 9:00 pm | 41 comments | 3854 Views

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City set to rule on Professorville parking permits

Professorville residents might soon get more muscle in their irksome tug-of-war with downtown workers over parking spots...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2012
Last comment by Mr.Recycle, on Jul 16, 2012 at 10:14 pm | 12 comments | 3204 Views

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Man arrested after break in at JJ&F Market

Palo Alto police arrested a man Wednesday night after he allegedly broke into JJ&F Market at 520 College Ave. through a rooftop...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2012
Last comment by Jaxk, on Jul 24, 2012 at 7:46 pm | 4 comments | 2780 Views

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Pensions: Palo Alto's ticking time bomb

In 2007, the year Warren Buffett famously described public pensions as a time bomb with a long fuse, Palo Alto officials...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2012
Last comment by Deep Throat, on Aug 24, 2012 at 4:04 pm | 136 comments | 30479 Views

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State investments take a bite out of local budgets

In the grand old days of the mid-2000s, few people talked about California's out-of-control public pensions. Read the full...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jul 13, 2012 at 10:05 am | 1 comment | 2753 Views

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Critics of high-speed rail prepare for next chapter

California's contentious drive to build a high-speed-rail system between San Francisco and Los Angeles sped ahead last week,...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2012
Last comment by NONIMBYS, on Jul 19, 2012 at 11:40 pm | 13 comments | 3058 Views

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Coliform bacteria taints Palo Alto water

When Palo Alto's utility officials were testing customers' water quality in May they uncovered something strange -- an unusually...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2012
Last comment by anonymous, on Jul 18, 2012 at 8:55 pm | 38 comments | 5935 Views

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Palo Alto's ticking time bomb

In 2007, the year Warren Buffett famously described public pensions as a time bomb with a long fuse, Palo Alto officials...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2012
Last comment by David Pepperdine, on Sep 19, 2012 at 1:24 pm | 2 comments | 6074 Views

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Resident sparks apartment fire with moving box

A Stanford resident moving into an apartment on Saturday started a fire after the moving box he left on a stove ignited,...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2012
Last comment by Chuck, on Jul 17, 2012 at 3:24 pm | 11 comments | 2583 Views

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Berman rakes in contributions for City Council race

Attorney Marc Berman received a major lift in his fledgling campaign for a seat on the Palo Alto City Council, raking in...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2012
Last comment by What does he stand for, on Jul 18, 2012 at 1:54 pm | 4 comments | 3022 Views

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Police report uptick in residential burglaries

Palo Alto has seen a "significant increase" in residential burglaries since the beginning of June, police announced Monday....

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jul 19, 2012 at 11:27 pm | 5 comments | 3004 Views

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Palo Alto eyes staff cuts, fee hikes at animal shelter

Palo Alto's popular animal-services operation would see a slew of fee increases and staff cuts under the city's latest proposal...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2012
Last comment by Scottie Zimmerman, on Jul 24, 2012 at 11:58 pm | 25 comments | 4262 Views

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New SEIU contract to raise Palo Alto workers' pension, health care contributions

Employees in Palo Alto's largest labor union will have to start paying a greater share of the city's pension and health care...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2012
Last comment by Resident and Employee, on Jul 28, 2012 at 1:35 pm | 20 comments | 5509 Views

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Editorial: Heading off looming pension crisis

Driven by increasingly higher pension and benefit costs, employee compensation now makes up 63 percent of Palo Alto's General...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2012
Last comment by Wayne Martin, on Jul 24, 2012 at 7:21 am | 22 comments | 4248 Views

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Bountiful, delicious gardens

A neat line of trees bursting with lemons, limes and oranges shades a stony pathway leading past a bubbling fountain and...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jul 22, 2012 at 9:32 pm | 2 comments | 3041 Views

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Elected officials ponder Cubberley options

Five of Palo Alto's elected officials -- three from the City Council and two from the school board -- discussed the future...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2012
Last comment by Chuck Jagoda, on Jul 24, 2012 at 2:47 pm | 12 comments | 3583 Views

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Feature story: Trying to get a league ahead

Painter Mark Garner is just the type of Pacific Art League member whom many at the league would like to see more of. He's...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2012
Last comment by Merry Benezra, on Jul 22, 2012 at 1:07 pm | 2 comments | 4228 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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