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SurveyMonkey prepares to leave Palo Alto

Following in the tradition of Google and Facebook, SurveyMonkey is preparing to leave downtown Palo Alto to open a bigger...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2015
Last comment by Polly Wanacracker, on Oct 2, 2015 at 4:20 pm | 47 comments | 9682 Views

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Budget reflects Palo Alto's growing resources, problems

It's a problem many communities would envy: a sizzling economy that pumps an ever increasing stream of cash into municipal...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2016
Last comment by Kazu, on Jun 19, 2016 at 11:34 pm | 47 comments | 4646 Views

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Equestrians lose horse pasture at Stanford

Leland Stanford loved horses. They have been a part of the Stanford landscape dating from 1876, when he purchased his first...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by Grrrrr, on Sep 12, 2016 at 12:57 pm | 47 comments | 14192 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, 4 hours ago | 47 comments | 8786 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

How Do You Handle Neighbors with Barking Dogs?

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Original post made by Member on Aug. 17, 2006
Last comment by Another suggestion, on Jul 11, 2016 at 11:35 pm | 46 comments | 22214 Views

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Feeling the squeeze

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Original post made on Jun. 10, 2008
Last comment by Long Time Resident, on Jun 18, 2008 at 10:21 pm | 46 comments | 12645 Views

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Summer theater director quits to protest firings

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Original post made on Jul. 8, 2008
Last comment by Me Too, on Jul 14, 2008 at 10:37 am | 46 comments | 4509 Views

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Dishwasher fire badly damages Palo Alto home

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Original post made on Aug. 3, 2008
Last comment by no longer amazed, on Aug 14, 2008 at 11:59 am | 46 comments | 4140 Views

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Measure N Will Reduce Library Operating Costs By $40 Million/Year and Will Save the City $1.2 Billion

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Original post made by Measure N Supporter on Oct. 15, 2008
Last comment by jimbo, on Oct 27, 2008 at 8:18 pm | 46 comments | 2530 Views

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Palo Alto Airport: asset or money pit?

Depending on whom you ask, the Palo Alto Airport is either an underperforming money vacuum or a valuable and potentially...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2008
Last comment by LVzBxIUjFIeGeOE, on Apr 13, 2009 at 1:13 pm | 46 comments | 3696 Views

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It's Klein, Price, Holman, Shepherd and Scharff

Palo Altans chose experienced community-involvement veterans over political neophytes Tuesday, electing Larry Klein, Gail...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2009
Last comment by Peter K. MUELLER, on Nov 6, 2009 at 12:07 pm | 46 comments | 3342 Views

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Palo Alto cuts managers' benefits

Palo Alto's professional and management workers will give up their bonus payments, receive no salary increases and pay for...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2009
Last comment by Sonny, on Nov 24, 2009 at 2:59 pm | 46 comments | 3472 Views

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It's long past time to ban 'vehicle dwelling'

"It ain't home till it's up on blocks" is a refrain from a contemporary Trailer Park Troubadours song. Read the full...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2010
Last comment by Anne, on Aug 17, 2010 at 7:42 pm | 46 comments | 4789 Views

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School enrollment rides the roller coaster

With Palo Alto elementary classrooms filled to overflowing this fall, old timers wince at the memory of having closed 11...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2010
Last comment by observer, on Oct 28, 2010 at 8:13 pm | 46 comments | 8311 Views

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Petition filed to allow Palo Alto pot dispensaries

A former adviser to late President Ronald Reagan has filed a notice with the City of Palo Alto to circulate a ballot-initiative...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2011
Last comment by Benjamin Horbowy , on Jul 12, 2011 at 1:21 am | 46 comments | 8816 Views

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Palo Alto firefighters call for mediation

With contract negotiations stalling, Palo Alto firefighters are calling on the city to enlist a mediator to nudge the two...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2011
Last comment by Marg, on Jul 9, 2011 at 10:29 am | 46 comments | 3304 Views

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Who are the vehicle dwellers?

Profiles of three Palo Altans. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=22067 posted...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2011
Last comment by fire, on Aug 19, 2011 at 10:41 pm | 46 comments | 8645 Views

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Study: High-speed rail could use Caltrain corridor

Caltrain officials on Wednesday presented the results of a study that tested the feasibility of integrating high-speed...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2011
Last comment by milt, on Aug 30, 2011 at 9:56 pm | 46 comments | 3817 Views

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Bike accident on Alma

A little while ago I passed a car-bike accident on Alma near Forest. The driver was at fault, of course. But legal or not,...

Original post made by Dave Voelker on Nov. 10, 2011
Last comment by The problem, on Nov 14, 2011 at 10:19 pm | 46 comments | 3297 Views

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Housing advocates, zoning critics clash in Maybell debate

Depending on whom you ask, the bitter debate over a proposed housing development on Maybell Avenue is either a battle over...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2013
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Aug 29, 2013 at 4:10 pm | 46 comments | 3358 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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