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Please Don't Kick it Away

The following was written in response to the announcement of results of a survey done by the Barron Park Association on Wednesday,...

Original post made by Jerry Underdal on Jul. 3, 2013
Last comment by Anon, on Jul 4, 2013 at 3:14 pm | 1 comment | 891 Views

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An 'Oscar' of an idea

Once upon a time, drive-in movies were a big family pastime, and they were part of the collective culture. But those big...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2013
Last comment by Patty, on Jul 19, 2013 at 8:36 am | 1 comment | 997 Views

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Apartment fire displaces Palo Alto family

A two-alarm fire forced a mother and her young child out of an apartment and displaced the family in Palo Alto's Charleston...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2013
Last comment by S. Coen, on Jul 31, 2013 at 10:02 am | 1 comment | 2424 Views

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City workers: Ethics concerns hard to broach

The ethical climate at Palo Alto City Hall is generally sunny, though many city workers feel the city can do better when...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2013
Last comment by Wayne Martin, on Aug 2, 2013 at 9:54 am | 1 comment | 1052 Views

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VIDEO: Author talks about WWII Nisei soldiers

On Sunday, Aug. 4, San Francisco author and photographer Tom Graves discussed his book, "Twice Heroes: America's Nisei Veterans...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2013
Last comment by bill, on Aug 21, 2013 at 7:49 pm | 1 comment | 1588 Views

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New interim Menlo Park fire chief appointed

As Chief Harold Schapelhouman continues to recuperate, the Menlo Park Fire Protection District Board has appointed Daniel...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2013
Last comment by Sorry to Say, on Sep 4, 2013 at 9:11 pm | 1 comment | 1374 Views

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Venting Some Really Bad Ideas

I just thought I would vent a few local things that I think were and are some really bad ideas. Some we can still stop. Some...

Original post made by Carol Gilbert on Sep. 15, 2013
Last comment by stopped reading , on Sep 16, 2013 at 9:56 am | 1 comment | 1170 Views

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Censorship

A thread about Town Square editing was restricted to registered users by the moderator shortly after the initial posting...

Original post made by Herb Borock on Sep. 27, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Sep 27, 2013 at 2:09 pm | 1 comment | 786 Views

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Fire Fighters Phone Message

Anyone besides me unhappy that the Firefighters used the City "Emergency" phone calling system to advertise their pancake...

Original post made by Mutti on Oct. 11, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 11, 2013 at 12:49 pm | 1 comment | 482 Views

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What is that smell?

Recently, Kris Newby and her family unknowingly hosted uninvited visitors in their Palo Alto home: a family of skunks. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2013
Last comment by rathater, on Nov 21, 2013 at 8:41 am | 1 comment | 24750 Views

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A plea to Village Fool

Village Fool, Palo Alto Weekly is now accepting anonymous bloggers. http://www.paloaltoonline.com/blogs/ I have closely...

Original post made by Anonymous on Dec. 5, 2013
Last comment by village fool, on Dec 5, 2013 at 9:56 pm | 1 comment | 890 Views

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Palo Alto Humane Society creates a 'Critter Club'

While Danny Rendon was enrolled in a summer session at Beechwood School in Menlo Park, his mother, Patricia, noticed something...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2013
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Dec 12, 2013 at 10:42 pm | 1 comment | 3786 Views

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A mover and shaker

Tom Foy calls joining Midtown Realty in Palo Alto "the best move I ever made." Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2012/11/09/a-mover-and-shaker...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2013
Last comment by Patrick, on Dec 8, 2013 at 2:03 pm | 1 comment | 795 Views

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eliminate 6,000 cars from Stanford Research Park

For: Dec 9 City Council TDM (trip reduction) Study Session Dear Council and Planning Commission, Topic: Research Park...

Original post made by Steve Raney on Dec. 9, 2013
Last comment by resident 1, on Dec 10, 2013 at 11:39 am | 1 comment | 668 Views

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Jay Paul Withdraws Application to Construct Office Project/Public Safety Building

�The Jay Paul Company has notified the City of Palo Alto that it is withdrawing its application to construct an office...

Original post made by Herb Borock on Dec. 19, 2013
Last comment by curmudgeon, on Dec 19, 2013 at 4:01 pm | 1 comment | 357 Views

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New City Meeting and Agenda Page!

This is great! The City meeting and agenda page has been redone so it's much more clear and understandable! Also, the links...

Original post made by anne on Jan. 13, 2014
Last comment by anne, on Jan 13, 2014 at 5:11 pm | 1 comment | 341 Views

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Yellowish cold tap water in last few days

Anyone else noticed that in Palo Alto?...

Original post made by Hamid F. on Jan. 18, 2014
Last comment by Yessiree Bob, on Jan 18, 2014 at 3:19 pm | 1 comment | 429 Views

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Two events to mark MLK Day in Palo Alto

Palo Altans will honor the life and legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with two community events...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2014
Last comment by opus, on Jan 20, 2014 at 8:25 pm | 1 comment | 1256 Views

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Group of residents shelters, feeds the needy and homeless

When temperatures plummeted in early December, the freezing temperatures were viewed by the Palo Alto group Neighbors Helping...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2014
Last comment by Chuck Jagoda, on Jan 25, 2014 at 9:19 am | 1 comment | 1703 Views

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Quality of life tops neighborhood concerns in 2014

Climaxing with the passage of an anti-development referendum in November, 2013 was a year when Palo Alto residents pushed...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2014
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 27, 2014 at 8:52 am | 1 comment | 1549 Views
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