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Outage leaves Palo Alto residents without power

Palo Alto's Utilities Department is in the process of restoring power to hundreds of residents in the Duveneck/St. Francis...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2015
Last comment by Terry, on Mar 12, 2015 at 8:49 pm | 3 comments | 3138 Views

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How to Survive College Admissions Madness

A wonderful article from today's NYT: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/15/opinion/sunday/frank-bruni-how-to-survive-the-college-admissions-madness.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&r...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Mar. 13, 2015
Last comment by Scarlett Hunger, on Mar 15, 2015 at 7:27 am | 3 comments | 982 Views

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New East Palo Alto health care center to debut Saturday

After 15 years of operating out of modular buildings, Ravenswood Family Health Center in East Palo Alto will host a grand...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2015
Last comment by RCS, on Mar 28, 2015 at 5:33 pm | 3 comments | 7246 Views

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BRT El Camino project

Recently sent to City Council Members: I was distressed to learn that on your first round of discussion on the BRT El...

Original post made by steve eittreim on Apr. 22, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 23, 2015 at 10:29 am | 3 comments | 801 Views

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Allan and Mary Seid

In reflecting on their life's work — a veritable mountain of social and political projects — Mary and Allan Seid credited...

Original post made on May. 1, 2015
Last comment by Paly, on Jan 24, 2016 at 9:58 am | 3 comments | 3580 Views

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Editorial: Adopt expanded retail protections

With increasing concern about the health and future of small retail businesses in Palo Alto, the City Council is scheduled...

Original post made on May. 8, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on May 9, 2015 at 9:14 am | 3 comments | 2813 Views

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PUBLIC AGENDA: Buena Vista appeal, teachers union contract, Comprehensive Plan summit

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of May 25. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2015/05/22/public-agenda-buena-vista-appeal-gunn-bell...

Original post made on May. 25, 2015
Last comment by musical, on May 29, 2015 at 2:01 pm | 3 comments | 2654 Views

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Marriage and memory: a love story

In the 32 months that his wife lived in the "Memory Support" unit of the Palo Alto Vi retirement community, John Gurley visited...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2015
Last comment by neighbor, on Jun 9, 2015 at 8:36 pm | 3 comments | 4535 Views

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Correct Headline: PA Council Considering 27% Trash Rate Hike Over 3 Years

This is outrageous. http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2015/06/13/new-trash-contract-would-hike-rates-by-9-percent...

Original post made by Crescent Park Dad on Jun. 16, 2015
Last comment by Outraged Citizen, on Jun 16, 2015 at 2:46 pm | 3 comments | 407 Views

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Woman nearly drowns in Palo Alto condo complex swimming pool

Authorities in Palo Alto are investigating the third near-drowning incident in the city since June 1 after an 89-year-old...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2015
Last comment by dennis, on Jun 25, 2015 at 11:59 pm | 3 comments | 6478 Views

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Power failure July 4, 2015

There is a power failure in Midtown....

Original post made by Hello? on Jul. 4, 2015
Last comment by My Nguyen, on Jul 4, 2015 at 8:49 am | 3 comments | 635 Views

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Retail

<B>New Business Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2015/07/24/retail posted Friday, July 24,...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 24, 2015 at 8:52 am | 3 comments | 2090 Views

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Restaurants

<B>Ambiance Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2015/07/24/restaurants posted Friday, July 24,...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2015
Last comment by Online Name, on Jul 25, 2015 at 7:02 am | 3 comments | 2696 Views

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Fun Stuff

Nightlife Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2015/07/24/fun-stuff posted Friday, July 24,...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2015
Last comment by lindaloo, on Jul 24, 2015 at 11:05 am | 3 comments | 1637 Views

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Palo Alto Advertising Water Conservation & Waste Reduction on Television

Palo Alto is advertising on television about water conservation, and then another (right after) about zero waste. I always...

Original post made by Long Time Resident on Jul. 24, 2015
Last comment by Ouster, on Jul 25, 2015 at 12:08 pm | 3 comments | 565 Views

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Brown Act concern trips up gray water project

Nearly three decades after Palo Alto began using recycled water to irrigate the local golf course and a portion of Mountain...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2015
Last comment by Young dad of two, on Aug 6, 2015 at 5:53 am | 3 comments | 740 Views

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Off Deadline: Training 'compassionate responders' for tense situations

Jacob Savage, a lifelong Palo Altan who signed up as a high school sophomore for the city's first police academy in 2006,...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by Sarah1000, on Aug 30, 2015 at 8:53 pm | 3 comments | 4515 Views

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Stanford, Toyota launch artificial-intelligence research center

Toyota Motor Corporation announced Friday that it will be investing approximately $50 million over the next five years to...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2015
Last comment by Joe, on Sep 6, 2015 at 9:03 pm | 3 comments | 6344 Views

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Mission statement of the FAA

The aircraft noise thread was so long that I wanted to catch people's eye with this statement from the FAA: 'Our Mission Our...

Original post made by stephanie enos on Oct. 16, 2015
Last comment by stephanie enos, on Oct 16, 2015 at 10:15 pm | 3 comments | 540 Views

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Our schools: some questions about the 22nd century

The plan for a new combined middle and high school in Palo Alto was unveiled at a special Oct. 26 meeting. We should look...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2015
Last comment by Volunteers2, on Nov 15, 2015 at 11:49 am | 3 comments | 2570 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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