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Talking trash

Phil Bobel, assistant director of public works for the City of Palo Alto, admits something that most people won't. He sometimes...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2017
Last comment by resident, 2 hours ago | 9 comments | 291 Views

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How Do You Handle Neighbors with Barking Dogs?

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Original post made by Member on Aug. 17, 2006
Last comment by neighbor, 2 hours ago | 47 comments | 22277 Views

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Bike-share plan takes another turn

Palo Alto's effort to roll out a bike-share program for the community is set to take another turn Monday night, when the...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2017
Last comment by the_punnisher, 6 hours ago | 66 comments | 7870 Views

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Editorial: Failure to communicate

The city's voicemail box for questions is full and unable to take additional messages. Emailed questions go unanswered. A...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by mj, 9 hours ago | 12 comments | 1954 Views

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Planning Commission, public to discuss Stanford's major Menlo Park development

Stanford's revised plans to build 459,000 square feet of mixed-use development in Menlo Park will face a round of civic...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2017
Last comment by Online Name, 11 hours ago | 4 comments | 1374 Views

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Senior unassisted living: home maintenance and the compost bin

My son has just threatened to write my unflattering obit--Death by Compost Bin--because such a disaster almost came true....

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2016
Last comment by Online Name, 11 hours ago | 24 comments | 5466 Views

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Safer streets - what's been done, what's possible

As traffic increases, dangers multiply. The question we really should be asking is: "How can the city help the community...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by Hurting, on Mar 26, 2017 at 4:49 pm | 52 comments | 3486 Views

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An open letter to Palo Alto City Counicl

CITY COUNCIL NEEDS TO ENFORCE THE CUP Below is text of 1/2 page ad that appeared in todays Palo Alto Weekly Current...

Original post made by Stan Shore on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Mar 25, 2017 at 5:47 pm | 8 comments | 250 Views

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FPPC closes case against Adrian Fine with a warning

Palo Alto City Councilman Adrian Fine will not face a penalty for failing to put his campaign's identification number on...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2017
Last comment by Just saying, on Mar 25, 2017 at 5:41 pm | 9 comments | 2234 Views

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Contributions in council race spark outcry

A large and unexpected injection of cash into Palo Alto's City Council race in recent weeks has lifted the campaigns of two...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2016
Last comment by Fred Balin, on Mar 25, 2017 at 1:31 pm | 84 comments | 11844 Views

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Huge political contributions spark outcry, suspicion

As September wound down, Palo Alto City Council candidate Lydia Kou's campaign had plenty of endorsements but not a lot of...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2016
Last comment by Fred Balin, on Mar 25, 2017 at 12:08 pm | 4 comments | 595 Views

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Stop Castilleja Expansion signs

Stop Castilleja Expansion signs are all over Palo Alto asking PACC to Save PA Neighborhoods. Freedom of Speech in action!...

Original post made by Expansion signs on Feb. 9, 2017
Last comment by Mary, on Mar 25, 2017 at 11:31 am | 38 comments | 1146 Views

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Editorial: Making amends

Faced with a strong backlash from residents across Palo Alto's political spectrum and angry colleagues who felt disrespected,...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by Annette, on Mar 24, 2017 at 6:04 pm | 14 comments | 2520 Views

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City moves toward compromise on growth vision

Responding to an uproar of criticism from residents and community volunteers, members of the Palo Alto City Council swiftly...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2017
Last comment by Abitarian, on Mar 24, 2017 at 1:56 pm | 52 comments | 5175 Views

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Editorial: Renew stormwater fee

The system for moving rainwater from our streets out to the bay only gets our attention when something goes wrong, streets...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2017
Last comment by Online Name, on Mar 24, 2017 at 12:49 pm | 33 comments | 2777 Views

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One woman's will to survive

Janet Steele was driving from her College Terrace neighborhood home to work on March 13, 2006, when a terrible accident changed...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2017
Last comment by Questions re lifetime health insurance limits, on Mar 24, 2017 at 9:19 am | 10 comments | 4681 Views

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Electric rates set to surge in Palo Alto

Despite a wet winter that recharged Palo Alto's hydroelectric supplies, the city's electric customers could be in for a shock...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2017
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Mar 24, 2017 at 3:23 am | 59 comments | 6464 Views

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FPPC investigates allegation against Adrian Fine

An anonymous complaint against Palo Alto City Councilman Adrian Fine has triggered an investigation by the Fair Political...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2017
Last comment by 38 year resident, on Mar 23, 2017 at 4:44 pm | 21 comments | 2354 Views

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State to probe Kniss' campaign for possible violations

Prompted by a citizen complaint, the California Fair Political Practices Commission has launched an investigation into the...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Mar 22, 2017 at 5:12 pm | 64 comments | 5297 Views

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Trouble in paradise

It's a typically bustling lunch hour on California Avenue, with workers, residents and the occasional out-of-towner lining...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2017
Last comment by America, on Mar 20, 2017 at 9:40 pm | 50 comments | 10727 Views
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Vina Enoteca to serve first 'Impossible burger' in Silicon Valley
By Elena Kadvany | 22 comments | 10,156 views

Coupon for Yourself and Your Partner
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Housing Impact Fees and the Economy
By Steve Levy | 5 comments | 1,595 views

Planning for College Tours
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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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