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Editorial: Service hub needs new home

If Palo Alto has an Achilles Heel most city officials would say it is the handful of public buildings that easily could crumble...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2012
Last comment by Anon., on Feb 10, 2012 at 2:25 pm | 5 comments | 2187 Views

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FBI file: Steve Jobs a 'driven, reality distorter'

A newly released FBI file on Steve Jobs paints a portrait of a driven, complex individual with a "tendency to distort reality"...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2012
Last comment by paloaltotreewatch, on Feb 14, 2012 at 10:59 am | 27 comments | 3961 Views

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Palo Alto to revisit proposed massage ordinance

Palo Alto's quest to upgrade its massage regulations is hitting a nerve among local massage therapists, who are arguing they're...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2012
Last comment by Lisa G, on Feb 15, 2012 at 12:04 am | 18 comments | 6066 Views

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City hopes to lure industry to East Meadow Circle

After seeing a surge of housing in several south Palo Alto neighborhoods over the past decades, city officials are now poised...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2012
Last comment by Sharon, on Feb 15, 2012 at 9:57 pm | 11 comments | 5360 Views

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Palo Alto to sell bonds to residents

Palo Alto residents will have a chance to buy city-issued bonds later this month as part of the city's effort to refinance...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2012
Last comment by Fred, on Feb 21, 2012 at 3:49 pm | 23 comments | 3410 Views

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Palo Alto looks to strengthen massage law

Palo Alto is plowing ahead with its plan to firm up regulation of local massage practices, but several City Council members...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2012
Last comment by Ken, on Jun 16, 2013 at 3:18 pm | 32 comments | 4320 Views

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VIDEO: When Daniel met Rosanne...

In celebration of Valentine's Day, longtime married couple Daniel and Rosanne Leeson talk about how they first met, love...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2012
Last comment by Grateful viewer!, on Feb 15, 2012 at 11:18 am | 1 comment | 2367 Views

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Palo Alto seeks firmer deadlines with labor

As Palo Alto prepares to ask its employees for more concessions, city officials are also pushing for tighter timelines in...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2012
Last comment by Reality Check, on Feb 16, 2012 at 1:59 pm | 4 comments | 1767 Views

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Owner to be reunited with lost Super Bowl camera

The efforts of a New York woman to return a missing camera to its owner following a mix-up at the Super Bowl have reached...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2012
Last comment by Choice, on Feb 16, 2012 at 4:46 pm | 8 comments | 2922 Views

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Armed man robs 7-Eleven in Midtown Palo Alto

An armed, masked man robbed a 7-Eleven store in Palo Alto's Midtown neighborhood early Thursday morning, Palo Alto police...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2012
Last comment by JustMe, on Feb 21, 2012 at 10:23 am | 16 comments | 2079 Views

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Ronald McDonald House project moves ahead

A proposal by Ronald McDonald House to build a three-story addition to its Palo Alto facility got off to an auspicious start...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2012
Last comment by Melissa Tjeerdsma, on Feb 20, 2012 at 4:47 pm | 1 comment | 2546 Views

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On Deadline: Can Ping-Pong help bridge neighborhood cultural diversity?

Palo Alto's new mayor, Yiaway Yeh, is enthusiastically planning ways to bridge the cultural-diversity gap in Palo Alto neighborhoods,...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2012
Last comment by diversity, on Feb 21, 2012 at 10:25 am | 3 comments | 2131 Views

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City, residents set to ponder 'Future Palo Alto'

Palo Alto's long-term future needs, including new facilities and land-use priorities, will be the subject of a special public...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2012
Last comment by Watching the meeting, on Feb 22, 2012 at 7:15 pm | 8 comments | 2155 Views

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Palo Alto interested in buying downtown post office

As the U.S. Postal Service prepares to place Palo Alto's historic post office on the market, local officials are trying to...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2012
Last comment by SaveOurPostOffices, on Mar 4, 2012 at 7:39 pm | 18 comments | 3027 Views

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Sierra Club: City should say 'no' to more parking for 355 Alma

The local Sierra Club chapter says the City of Palo Alto should not require a developer to add more parking to a planned...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2012
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Feb 24, 2012 at 3:21 pm | 18 comments | 5998 Views

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Music company drops children's classics

An international music company has agreed to drop two children's songs -- "Shoo Fly" and "Jimmy Crack Corn" -- after a Palo...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2012
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Feb 25, 2012 at 1:14 am | 30 comments | 4461 Views

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City looks for allies against housing mandates

Seeking to carve out a leadership position in what promises to be a prolonged battle against regional housing mandates, Palo...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2012
Last comment by regional planning implementation results in joint lawsuit, on Mar 27, 2012 at 11:13 pm | 34 comments | 4766 Views

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Proposed 'Gateway' building wins key vote

An ambitious proposal to build a five-story building featuring a glassy tower, offices, apartments and a coffee shop at one...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2012
Last comment by Mark Weiss , on Apr 30, 2012 at 9:11 am | 32 comments | 4641 Views

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On Deadline: Echoes of the 'Great Massage Parlor Raid' of 33 years ago

The current mini-controversy that pits Palo Alto's massage-parlor ordinance against the innocent-sounding "Happy Feet" massage...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2012
Last comment by Markus F, on Feb 28, 2012 at 5:39 am | 5 comments | 3754 Views

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Editorial: Golden opportunity to acquire downtown post office

Palo Alto residents have been picking up their mail and buying stamps at the downtown post office since 1932, but change...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2012
Last comment by Marrol, on Feb 25, 2012 at 8:59 am | 7 comments | 2550 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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