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Bicyclists to pack Palo Alto streets tonight

Hundreds of uniformed bicyclists are expected to pedal through Palo Alto this evening as part of an event organized by the...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2010
Last comment by slammin211s`, on Apr 19, 2010 at 5:16 pm | 30 comments | 2954 Views

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Turning a neighborhood into a playground

A lot can be said about Iris Way, a Palo Alto neighborhood located off of Embarcadero Road. It has everything a suburban...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2010
Last comment by Camp Iris Way Counselor, on Jun 10, 2011 at 1:46 pm | 30 comments | 5530 Views

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Palo Altans protest garbage-fee hikes

Palo Alto residents are trashing the city's plan to start charging more for garbage collection. The council will discuss...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2010
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Sep 22, 2010 at 6:25 pm | 30 comments | 2625 Views

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Facebook scoops up Menlo Park properties

As rumors swirled about social-networking giant Facebook buying the former Sun Microsystems campus in Menlo Park, the company...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2011
Last comment by Been There, on Feb 1, 2011 at 12:33 pm | 30 comments | 5850 Views

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AT&T plans Wi-Fi test for downtown Palo Alto

Downtown Palo Alto could soon have a Wi-Fi network as part of two pilot wireless programs planned by AT&T Mobility, but the...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2011
Last comment by Anon., on Feb 22, 2011 at 10:44 pm | 30 comments | 5759 Views

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Proposed massage ordinance breeds tension

A Palo Alto proposal to require massage parlors to keep detailed logs of clients has hit a nerve among local massage therapists...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2011
Last comment by the_punnisher, on Apr 12, 2011 at 1:15 pm | 30 comments | 14357 Views

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Palo Alto seeks tougher tobacco laws

Smoking is hardly a burning issue in Palo Alto, but those who make it their vice of choice could soon encounter new pressures...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2011
Last comment by DemVsGop, on Jun 11, 2011 at 5:10 pm | 30 comments | 2974 Views

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Palo Alto family dies in crash in British Columbia

A Palo Alto family of four was killed on a Canadian highway Friday afternoon when the camper they were in collided head-on...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2011
Last comment by kristi, on Apr 30, 2014 at 4:52 pm | 30 comments | 4498 Views

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New theater, office building pitched for downtown

The historic MacArthur Park building in downtown Palo Alto would be relocated to make way for a new theater and a multi-story...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2012
Last comment by Moncolonel, on Mar 6, 2012 at 1:44 pm | 30 comments | 3935 Views

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Plane makes emergency landing near Palo Alto Airport

A plane landed in the San Francisco Bay near the Dumbarton Bridge Sunday afternoon after its landing gear failed, according...

Original post made on May. 6, 2012
Last comment by stay informed, on May 26, 2012 at 8:41 am | 30 comments | 2805 Views

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Residential compostables program planned

Looking to reduce the amount of organic waste that ends up in its residential trash, City of Palo Alto Zero Waste will hold...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2012
Last comment by Alison, on Nov 3, 2012 at 8:12 pm | 30 comments | 3829 Views

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No quick fixes for downtown's parking woes

With downtown residents up in arms about a shortage of parking spots on their blocks, Palo Alto officials approved on Tuesday...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2012
Last comment by infrequent, on Nov 16, 2012 at 10:58 am | 30 comments | 6076 Views

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City looks to protect merchants during construction

With California Avenue's long-awaited renovation set to begin in about a month, city officials are considering ways to support...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2013
Last comment by Cedric de La Beaujardiere, on Dec 20, 2013 at 2:12 am | 30 comments | 10551 Views

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Making a new downtown

On Aug. 19, 1904, a grocer named Frank Backus joined dozens of merchants and fellow Mayfield residents in asking the Board...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2014
Last comment by Resident5, on Mar 21, 2014 at 1:20 pm | 30 comments | 13783 Views

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No love for glove law

Countless people flock to local bars looking to unwind with a beer or other alcoholic drink. But there's a new regular at...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2014
Last comment by Franz Ferdinand, on Mar 18, 2014 at 4:27 pm | 30 comments | 8443 Views

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Mystery poll queries residents on City Council race

It's a riddle, wrapped in a mystery: A phone survey asking Palo Alto residents about the upcoming City Council election has...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2014
Last comment by Jo Ann, on Oct 2, 2014 at 12:46 pm | 30 comments | 4455 Views

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Ruling brings closure to Palo Alto's Buena Vista

The owner of Palo Alto's sole mobile-home park on Thursday scored a victory in his controversial quest to shutter the park...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2014
Last comment by Sea-Seelam Reddy, on Oct 6, 2014 at 7:05 pm | 30 comments | 7814 Views

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Palo Alto council not sold on proposed College Terrace Centre grocer

The developers behind the College Terrace Centre believe they have found a grocer to replace the beloved JJ&F Market, but...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2014
Last comment by Fred Balin, on Dec 7, 2014 at 9:56 pm | 30 comments | 9670 Views

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Unfair 'City Planner Review Comments--Advice?

Yes, look around, we are like the families you see around you, rebuilding or even knocking down and rebuilding. Our block...

Original post made by Midtown Family on Jan. 17, 2015
Last comment by The Real Slim K, on Jan 20, 2015 at 10:15 am | 30 comments | 1414 Views

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Robots deployed to protect and serve

Standing at 5 feet tall and weighing 300 pounds, Knightscope K5 looks like it came straight out of the sci-fi film Stars...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2015
Last comment by Ben, on Aug 11, 2015 at 8:01 pm | 30 comments | 29549 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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