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City Hall plaza to be named after Kings

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Original post made on Oct. 30, 2007
Last comment by Isabelle, on Nov 6, 2007 at 9:08 pm | 44 comments | 5880 Views

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An alliance to help make Palo Alto a 'sustainable community'

In recent weeks and months, a group of us in Palo Alto have forged a new organization, the "Alliance for a Livable Palo Alto,"...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2008
Last comment by Trapped, on Nov 30, 2008 at 11:52 pm | 44 comments | 27317 Views

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City of PA subjecting residents to unreasonable fines

We are residents of the midtown neighborhood of Palo Alto and are very happy and fortunate to be part of this city and community....

Original post made by a concerned resident on Apr. 10, 2009
Last comment by a concerned resident, on Apr 17, 2009 at 2:18 pm | 44 comments | 4481 Views

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Stanford drops plans for mall expansion

Stanford University has dropped its ambitious plan to expand the Stanford Shopping Center and to add a hotel to the mall...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2009
Last comment by menlo park observer, on Apr 18, 2009 at 11:18 am | 44 comments | 4040 Views

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Palo Alto sued over plastic-bag ban

Palo Alto's crusade against plastic bags faced its first legal challenge Tuesday, when a coalition of groups filed a lawsuit...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2009
Last comment by Jim Barbera, on Oct 25, 2009 at 10:08 pm | 44 comments | 4437 Views

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Caltrain unveils plan to stop weekend service, raise fares, add $1 bike fee

http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_12318079...

Original post made by Greg on May. 7, 2009
Last comment by Sharon, on May 11, 2009 at 8:25 pm | 44 comments | 3158 Views

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City apologizes for tree fiasco

City of Palo Alto officials, who were caught off guard last week by the chopping down of 63 holly oaks on California Avenue,...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2009
Last comment by oddities abound, on Sep 29, 2009 at 3:29 pm | 44 comments | 3104 Views

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What's in a name? In Palo Alto, criteria for renaming landmarks are subject to interpretation

Throughout Palo Alto, open spaces and buildings have received the moniker of figures who range from local school leaders...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2010
Last comment by brett, on Feb 3, 2010 at 12:40 pm | 44 comments | 4262 Views

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More than 50 vehicles vandalized in Palo Alto

The tires on more than 50 vehicles were slashed Saturday night in Palo Alto, but no one seems to have seen or heard anything...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2012
Last comment by Jon , on Mar 8, 2012 at 2:36 pm | 44 comments | 2847 Views

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Palo Alto committee backs public-safety cuts

Palo Alto's traffic-enforcement team, which once consisted of seven officers, is now down to just two because of years of...

Original post made on May. 16, 2012
Last comment by Reasonable human being, on May 25, 2012 at 8:57 am | 44 comments | 4758 Views

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Downtown's growing pains

The rest of America may still be shaking off the economic hangover from the Great Recession, but downtown Palo Alto is fully...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2012
Last comment by Matt L, on Dec 1, 2012 at 9:46 pm | 44 comments | 11045 Views

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JJ&F Market renovation on hold

While residents are still absorbing the shock that Miki's Farm Fresh Market will close just six months after it opened at...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2013
Last comment by Old Teacher, on Mar 31, 2013 at 8:36 pm | 44 comments | 2542 Views

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Palo Alto adds 'chief communications officer' to leadership team

Palo Alto added a new position to its leadership team this week, tapping a former California State University executive to...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2013
Last comment by Bill Bucy, on Apr 20, 2013 at 11:15 am | 44 comments | 4226 Views

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Palo Alto embraces new laws to promote electric vehicles

Seeking to cement Palo Alto's position in the driver's seat of the electric-vehicle revolution, city officials on Monday...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2013
Last comment by peter huffton, on Oct 6, 2013 at 1:45 pm | 44 comments | 31395 Views

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Palo Alto may delay car-dwelling ban

Palo Alto's vehicle habitation ban should be put on hold for at least a year, according to Palo Alto's city manager, who...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2013
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Dec 14, 2013 at 5:35 pm | 44 comments | 4170 Views

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Palo Alto eyes two new downtown garages

With Palo Alto's commuters and residents battling over parking spots on downtown's increasingly congested residential streets,...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2014
Last comment by Resident 1, on Feb 10, 2014 at 10:18 pm | 44 comments | 12335 Views

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Parking takes center stage in downtown's growth debate

Palo Alto residents and council members routinely lament downtown's worsening parking crisis, but a new study indicates that...

Original post made on May. 29, 2014
Last comment by Christian Hanson, on Jun 3, 2014 at 1:32 pm | 44 comments | 6200 Views

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Strong storm expected to hit Wednesday, Thursday

The Bay Area can expect heavy rain and strong winds that could uproot trees, down power lines and cause flooding and mudslides...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2014
Last comment by Peninsula Commuter, on Dec 11, 2014 at 5:22 pm | 44 comments | 12109 Views

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Bike bridge designs wow planning commissioners

One cries for attention with its prominent red arch and a row of changing lights. The other is an understated ribbon that...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2015
Last comment by Midtown, on Jan 23, 2015 at 12:33 pm | 44 comments | 10756 Views

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Buena Vista rally brings hundreds to City Hall

With a cloud of uncertainty looming over their homes, residents of the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park and hundreds of their...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Mar 20, 2015 at 10:35 am | 44 comments | 7194 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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