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Palo Alto OKs expansion of senior complex

Faced with a graying population and a shortage of housing for seniors, the Palo Alto City Council swiftly and happily approved...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2011
Last comment by Paul, on Mar 8, 2011 at 4:40 pm | 13 comments | 3512 Views

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Census: Huge spike in Palo Alto's Asian population

Palo Alto's population spiked by almost 10 percent over the past decade, fueled in large part by a growing Asian community,...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2011
Last comment by Chris Zaharias, on Aug 22, 2011 at 2:10 pm | 95 comments | 13706 Views

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Palo Alto City Auditor Lynda Brouchoud resigns

Palo Alto's City Auditor Lynda Brouchoud will step down from her position next month, leaving the city with another gaping...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2011
Last comment by J94301 , on Mar 11, 2011 at 11:07 am | 9 comments | 2259 Views

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South Palo Alto leads growth, diversity trends

The demographic data that the U.S. Census Bureau released Tuesday is likely to confirm and quantify the observations of residents...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2011
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Mar 22, 2011 at 11:52 am | 33 comments | 4221 Views

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Green attorneys clash over Baylands plant

As Palo Alto's environmentalists continue to battle over whether to build a waste-to-energy plant in the Baylands, they are...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2011
Last comment by Enid Pearson, on Mar 15, 2011 at 11:19 am | 9 comments | 2495 Views

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Regional deal may help Caltrain avert cuts

Drastic cuts to Caltrain rail service are likely to be averted, Steve Heminger, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission's...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2011
Last comment by who cares, on Mar 14, 2011 at 7:37 pm | 5 comments | 1966 Views

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New family to run JJ&F grocery in Palo Alto

A new family has taken over operations of JJ&F Food Store in Palo Alto, but just who owns the business is up in the air,...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2011
Last comment by They betrayed us, on Mar 18, 2011 at 1:12 pm | 22 comments | 3364 Views

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Palo Alto changes rules for Professorville demolitions

Palo Altans often gripe about the frustrations and complexities of the city's permitting process, but few can match the ordeal...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2011
Last comment by Give us a break, on Mar 17, 2011 at 2:35 pm | 29 comments | 3249 Views

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Budget deficits forecast for Palo Alto

Recent layoffs and salary freezes will not save the City of Palo Alto from years of budget deficits as health care and pension...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2011
Last comment by Walter, on Mar 21, 2011 at 10:24 am | 58 comments | 6571 Views

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Palo Alto, Stanford split over 'revenue guarantee' for hospital expansion

Palo Alto and Stanford University remain at odds over whether Stanford should guarantee that its massive hospital expansion...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2011
Last comment by repetition, on Mar 21, 2011 at 1:25 pm | 28 comments | 2516 Views

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Palo Alto names Molly Stump new city attorney

Palo Alto concluded its search for a new city attorney Thursday, naming San Francisco Airport General Counsel Molly S. Stump...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2011
Last comment by Lindsaylee, on Mar 19, 2011 at 3:29 pm | 4 comments | 4182 Views

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Neighborhood group hosts crime-prevention class

Seeking to teach residents to make safe choices if confronted by a robber or burglar, the Palo Alto Neighborhoods (PAN) group...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2011
Last comment by Annette, on Mar 21, 2011 at 4:38 pm | 4 comments | 1903 Views

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Palo Alto Animal Services holding fundraiser

Palo Alto Animal Services will hold a fundraiser Saturday (March 19) from 1 to 4 p.m. at its headquarters at 3281 East Bayshore...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Mar 19, 2011 at 9:13 pm | 6 comments | 1922 Views

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Palo Alto-based choral group helping Japan through music

A local Japanese choral group that practices at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Palo Alto has made a YouTube video...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2011
Last comment by Kyoko, on Mar 21, 2011 at 9:33 pm | 2 comments | 1988 Views

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Palo Alto's compost dilemma deepens

The future of Palo Alto's composting returned to the spotlight Monday night as more than 100 residents packed into City Hall...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2011
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Mar 23, 2011 at 7:41 pm | 17 comments | 2962 Views

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City takes steps to reform 'Palo Alto process'

Palo Alto officials plan to unveil new pilot projects at the Development Center next month as part of a broad effort to improve...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2011
Last comment by Anon., on Mar 25, 2011 at 12:48 pm | 14 comments | 2210 Views

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New Palo Alto city attorney pledges 'transparency'

Palo Alto's new city attorney passed her first test Monday night -- she sat through a four-hour debate on composting technologies...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2011
Last comment by Watchdog Ear, on Sep 11, 2016 at 8:39 pm | 8 comments | 4126 Views

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Park 'undedication' heads to Palo Alto ballot

A proposal to "undedicate" a 10-acre parcel of parkland in Byxbee Park to enable the construction of a waste-to-energy plant...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2011
Last comment by Cedric de La Beaujardiere, on Mar 26, 2011 at 1:09 pm | 28 comments | 8142 Views

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Guest Opinion: How Caltrain's GO Pass program will help Stanford Hospital

My bedtime reading recently included the environmental analysis for the Stanford Medical Center expansion project. This is...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2011
Last comment by Jackie , on Aug 27, 2011 at 9:38 pm | 16 comments | 3894 Views

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City manager seeks to change vague hiring policy

Ned Himmel, Rich Mallonee and Rob Braulik have little in common when it comes to professional responsibilities, but one wouldn't...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2011
Last comment by City Employee, on Mar 30, 2011 at 9:59 pm | 15 comments | 3757 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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