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Editorial: New massage rules still not right

In what is becoming almost an amusing struggle between city staff and the City Council, how Palo Alto regulates massage therapists...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2012
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Apr 16, 2012 at 12:18 pm | 3 comments | 2929 Views

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Noisy nights for Caltrain neighbors through May

Caltrain has announced that nighttime training of new train engineers may disrupt the sleep of nearby residents for several...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2012
Last comment by willem, on Apr 17, 2012 at 7:57 pm | 3 comments | 2256 Views

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School calendar, student data, on board agenda

The Palo Alto Board of Education tonight will discuss upcoming changes to the academic calendar, the "disproportionate" number...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2012
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 24, 2012 at 5:59 pm | 3 comments | 2072 Views

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Panel to advise on Cubberley gets going

Five community leaders – from the Palo Alto City Council and two from the Board of Education – will set the tone...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2012
Last comment by No Sir, on Apr 25, 2012 at 11:24 am | 3 comments | 2036 Views

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'Gateway' elicits strong feelings on either side

'Gateway' elicits strong feelings on either side Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=16775...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2012
Last comment by Curious, on May 3, 2012 at 7:28 pm | 3 comments | 2911 Views

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Palo Alto attorney seeks seat on City Council

Attorney Marc Berman, a former state Assembly candidate who had spent much of the past year surveying Palo Alto's infrastructure...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2012
Last comment by svatoid, on Jun 13, 2012 at 10:40 am | 3 comments | 2909 Views

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Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce CEO resigns

The Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce is once again looking for a new leader after its president announced Thursday that he is...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2012
Last comment by Guest, on Jun 17, 2012 at 11:26 am | 3 comments | 3092 Views

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Stanford grad Buscaglia overcomes a lot for his bid for the Summer Olympics

At an age when many young men might have fallen into bad habits and spiraled out of control, Stanford grad Alex Buscaglia...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2012
Last comment by Alex B, on Nov 12, 2014 at 12:43 pm | 3 comments | 2911 Views

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Flood-control project to surge ahead next year

When flood-control officials finally break ground next year on an ambitious, long-awaited effort to calm the flood-prone...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2012
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Aug 13, 2012 at 2:06 pm | 3 comments | 4140 Views

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Main Library

The Main Library in Palo Alto will undergo a metamorphosis in the next few years when its rooms are renovated, a wing is...

Original post made by Economy Minded on Aug. 20, 2012
Last comment by Cant understand it, on Aug 21, 2012 at 7:34 pm | 3 comments | 2161 Views

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Locals aren't buying Palo Alto's newest green-energy program

Palo Alto may be land of the green and home of the tech-savvy, but the city's latest renewable-energy program has so far...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2012
Last comment by Cedric de La Beaujardiere, on Aug 22, 2012 at 12:56 am | 3 comments | 3203 Views

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Palo Alto market robbed at gunpoint Saturday

A man with a black, semiautomatic handgun held up proprietors of the Valencia Market at 3487 El Camino Real in Palo Alto...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2012
Last comment by Language is Hard?, on Aug 27, 2012 at 11:00 am | 3 comments | 2824 Views

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PARKING PROGRESS: "The High Cost of Free Parking" by Donald C Shoup

Parking downtown, and neighborhood parking, seems like it needs a fresh look. This book (2011) mentions PALO ALTO many times,...

Original post made by John hackmann on Sep. 4, 2012
Last comment by Right On!, on Apr 21, 2014 at 2:04 pm | 3 comments | 2228 Views

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Around Town

<B>BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD ... </B>While cities across the nation continue to bear economic pain and sluggish job growth,...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2012
Last comment by Sky is the limit?, on Oct 7, 2012 at 7:42 pm | 3 comments | 2914 Views

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The new traffic light on Alma just west of Meadow

A brand new traffic light on busy Alma street. For whom? For the potential residents of the new luxury home complex? Or...

Original post made by VJ on Sep. 30, 2012
Last comment by Jan H., on Oct 4, 2012 at 9:59 pm | 3 comments | 1634 Views

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What's up with the Mitchell Park Library

I haven't seen much work going on at the Mitchell Park Library. Does anyone have a status update? I can't wait to see the...

Original post made by Middlefield driver on Jan. 5, 2013
Last comment by Goose Boy, on Jan 7, 2013 at 3:36 pm | 3 comments | 2393 Views

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Eco-friendly furnishings

Most have heard of the 100-mile Thanksgiving, shopping at a farmers market or other "buy local" trends. Read the full...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2013
Last comment by kind of boring, on Jan 16, 2013 at 2:01 pm | 3 comments | 3205 Views

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Palo Alto's painful dilemma

In 2009, Palo Alto's elected leaders and top management responded to the financial walloping of the Great Recession by embarking...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2013
Last comment by Paco, on Dec 18, 2014 at 6:52 am | 3 comments | 3351 Views

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Letters to the editor

Bag ban positives Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=18711 posted Friday,...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Apr 6, 2013 at 9:01 pm | 3 comments | 2942 Views

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Rise of committees divides Palo Alto council

When the Palo Alto City Council prepared to go into a closed-door meeting last week to discuss the future of Cubberley Community...

Original post made on May. 3, 2013
Last comment by Sunshine, on May 4, 2013 at 8:36 am | 3 comments | 2193 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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