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Guest Opinion: Homeless man's dignity rose above malice of cafe patron

When I was a kid, poverty was as real as baseball, apple pie and the pledge of allegiance to the flag. In elementary school,...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by musical, 7 hours ago | 4 comments | 248 Views

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Palo Alto resident celebrates 100th birthday

Delivery-room doctors in Detroit didn't expect Sidney Simon to survive when he came into the world three months early on...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by a reader, 10 hours ago | 11 comments | 4906 Views

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Community Notebook: Feminist walk Sunday in Palo Alto

Local female leaders from an array of fields, from education and activism to public service, will speak at a rally on Sunday,...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2017
Last comment by Chuck, 11 hours ago | 3 comments | 848 Views

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Young man receives honor for his passion for trees

Since his childhood in East Palo Alto, Uriel Hernandez has noticed significant change in his neighborhood’s greenery --...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2017
Last comment by DENVERskiierchic, 14 hours ago | 2 comments | 732 Views

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Neighbors challenge plan for three homes on North California Avenue

After securing approval from City Hall last year, a proposal to demolish three homes on North California Avenue and construct...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2017
Last comment by resident 900, 15 hours ago | 45 comments | 8183 Views

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Neighborhood haunt

Renee Barton grew up in Redwood City's Woodside Plaza neighborhood and knows what it needs and what it lacks: a family-friendly...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2017
Last comment by Local, 23 hours ago | 4 comments | 2276 Views

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Knead to bake

Every week, subscribers to As Kneaded Bakery, a new Community Supported Bakery, get a different variety of bread -- from...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by Ron Wolf, on Mar 24, 2017 at 4:52 pm | 1 comment | 2069 Views

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Rare Tall Tree 'Global Impact Award' awarded to longtime philanthropists

Longtime philanthropists Gordon and Betty Moore will on May 16 become only the second recipients of Tall Tree Global Impact...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by moi , on Mar 24, 2017 at 3:12 pm | 1 comment | 1581 Views

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East Palo Alto changes first-source hiring rule to accommodate Amazon

East Palo Alto’s long-standing first-source jobs rule of hiring up to 30 percent of local residents at new businesses has...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2017
Last comment by Marlene Glez, on Mar 24, 2017 at 9:57 am | 21 comments | 10991 Views

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Stanford's proposed expansion raises anxieties over traffic

As Stanford University prepares for its next phase of campus expansion, officials are confronting a daunting question: How...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2017
Last comment by Palo Alto Resident, on Mar 24, 2017 at 12:41 am | 47 comments | 8861 Views

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Two-alarm fire contained in Old Palo Alto

Palo Alto firefighters have contained a two-alarm fire found in the attic of an Old Palo Alto home on Sunday. Read the full...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2017
Last comment by Alex, on Mar 23, 2017 at 8:50 pm | 6 comments | 5356 Views

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Not perfect? No problem

TACO's mission is to give people of all skill levels the chance to share a love of playing classical music in an enjoyable,...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2017
Last comment by former flautist, on Mar 23, 2017 at 7:36 pm | 1 comment | 1679 Views

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Committee majority recommends renaming three Palo Alto school sites

What started as one father's [http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2015/12/07/palo-alto-school-board-to-discuss-petition-to-rename-jordan-middle-school...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2017
Last comment by American, on Mar 22, 2017 at 8:17 pm | 134 comments | 12349 Views

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Palo Alto set to pick preferred growth vision

Palo Alto's polarizing debate over future growth will resurface Monday night, when the City Council is scheduled to select...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by Samuel L., on Mar 20, 2017 at 10:08 pm | 25 comments | 2959 Views

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OCR findings: A repeated failure to properly investigate

A formal letter of findings from the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights released on Thursday details...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2017
Last comment by stanhutchings, on Mar 20, 2017 at 9:07 pm | 10 comments | 5224 Views

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Shop Talk: New kitchen shop, bike store

In this week's retail news, a new kitchen shop and bike store open while American Apparel is set to close downtown. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2017
Last comment by geneD, on Mar 20, 2017 at 4:07 pm | 2 comments | 2092 Views

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Housing advocate, drama teacher among Tall Tree awardees

Four dedicated individuals and organizations that have focused on affordable housing, community health, educational excellence...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by Kevin, on Mar 20, 2017 at 1:29 pm | 17 comments | 4077 Views

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Palo Alto Forward-Can A Non-Profit Lobby?

From another thread: "I just got the following email from PAF, which is advocating for building 6000 new homes in Palo...

Original post made by HMMM on Mar. 18, 2017
Last comment by HMMM, on Mar 20, 2017 at 12:14 pm | 24 comments | 457 Views

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Sweet community

Owned by Google's "chief culture officer" Stacy Sullivan, Sweet Shop in Los Altos serves as a community gathering place and...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2017
Last comment by Nayeli, on Mar 20, 2017 at 10:50 am | 3 comments | 4083 Views

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Neighborhood residents offer after-school culinary classes to children

Two Palo Alto chefs have been teaching cooking classes in Duveneck/St. Francis and Professorville neighborhoods to children,...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by nearby resident, on Mar 19, 2017 at 5:43 pm | 2 comments | 3656 Views
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Vina Enoteca to serve first 'Impossible burger' in Silicon Valley
By Elena Kadvany | 21 comments | 6,479 views

Coupon for Yourself and Your Partner
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Housing Impact Fees and the Economy
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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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