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Palo Alto looks to 'Friends' group for budget help

Faced with growing expenditures and persistent budget deficits, Palo Alto is increasingly looking to volunteers and community...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2012
Last comment by jardins, on Jun 14, 2012 at 5:52 pm | 36 comments | 2936 Views

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Editorial: Posturing on parking

The last thing the downtown business community or nearby residents need is a debate over who is to blame for the parking...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2013
Last comment by The city made me do it, on Aug 16, 2013 at 6:23 pm | 36 comments | 15073 Views

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City looks to displace, aid Cubberley's homeless

With Palo Alto's ban on vehicle dwelling set to kick in early next month, city officials are scrambling to construct a safety...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2013
Last comment by Chairman Mao, on Aug 20, 2013 at 5:30 pm | 36 comments | 8737 Views

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Palo Alto takes aim at construction 'blight'

The chain-link fence around the "mystery project" went up next to Gail Wooley's house on Mariposa Avenue nearly seven years...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2013
Last comment by JoAnn, on Sep 29, 2013 at 2:06 am | 36 comments | 6755 Views

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Palo Alto treads carefully on new garages

Faced with a citizenry upset about downtown's deepening parking shortages and businesses anxious about looming parking restrictions,...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2014
Last comment by baleylanger, on Mar 6, 2014 at 4:36 am | 36 comments | 142429 Views

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Three critically injured after car crashes into downtown coffee shop

Three people were critically injured in downtown Palo Alto on Thursday afternoon after a vehicle crashed into University...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2014
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Aug 2, 2014 at 12:01 pm | 36 comments | 29846 Views

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Invitation only candidates meeting

On Wednesday there was a by invitation only meeting with three of the candidates for city council-- Holman, filseth and Dubois....

Original post made by Rupert of henzau on Aug. 1, 2014
Last comment by village fool, on Aug 7, 2014 at 11:34 pm | 36 comments | 1305 Views

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Residents catch city wasting water

One day after the City of Palo Alto adopted water-use restrictions for businesses and residents, mushrooms growing in city...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2014
Last comment by musical, on Aug 9, 2014 at 3:54 am | 36 comments | 8464 Views

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Mitchell Park Library close to complete, but legal battle looms

Since a new contractor was brought on last February to finish the long-stalled Mitchell Park Library project, a "night and...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2014
Last comment by Sea-SEELAM REDDY, on Aug 12, 2014 at 3:39 pm | 36 comments | 7370 Views

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Palo Alto police deny ticket-quota allegations

The Palo Alto Police Department is vehemently denying claims made by three anonymous officers in an NBC Bay Area report that...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Aug 15, 2014 at 11:44 pm | 36 comments | 10121 Views

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Zipcar pulls up in downtown Palo Alto

Palo Alto's carless commuters and residents now have their pick from 10 available-for-rent Zipcars, thanks to the car-sharing...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2014
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Sep 6, 2014 at 12:17 pm | 36 comments | 8362 Views

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Downtown residents, workers near consensus on parking

It took decades of dreaming, years of complaining and months of painstaking negotiations, but a residential parking-permit...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2014
Last comment by long time resident, on Sep 15, 2014 at 1:56 pm | 36 comments | 6022 Views

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Skeptical council not sold on Page Mill development

A plan to replace four homes on a busy stretch of Page Mill Road with a three-story building featuring apartments, office...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Jan 29, 2015 at 12:33 pm | 36 comments | 7991 Views

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Teens and Uber

It seems that Palo Alto teens under 16 y.o. are using Uber cars to go off campus to use drugs during school hours and travel...

Original post made by Uber, Teens and Drugs on Mar. 29, 2015
Last comment by Good Mom - Troubled Kid, on Dec 7, 2016 at 2:25 pm | 36 comments | 2560 Views

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Never a drop to waste

Palo Alto resident Sue Kemp has long since turned off her automatic watering systems and tends by hand to the plants and...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2015
Last comment by Online Name, on Apr 28, 2015 at 11:40 am | 36 comments | 7587 Views

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Survey sheds light on downtown Palo Alto drivers

They drive alone and show up in droves -- that much is clear. But who are downtown's non-carpooling commuters and where do...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2015
Last comment by Well-Travelled, on Aug 22, 2015 at 8:59 am | 36 comments | 6620 Views

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Two-story homes banned in Greer Park North

In a decision that left the majority in the audience cheering and a sizable minority seething, Palo Alto officials agreed...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2015
Last comment by Clintonite, on Nov 4, 2016 at 12:39 pm | 36 comments | 8772 Views

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Residents: Palo Alto bike plan needs education along with new safety measures

Four planned bicycle boulevards in Palo Alto could have roundabouts, speed humps and other raised surfaces and roadway markings...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2016
Last comment by resident, on Apr 7, 2016 at 8:43 pm | 36 comments | 4121 Views

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Parents say robot knocked down child

The parents of a 17-month-old boy say a Stanford Shopping Center security robot knocked down their son and ran over his foot...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2016
Last comment by Got Message?, on Jul 14, 2016 at 11:47 pm | 36 comments | 10050 Views

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For carbon-reduction plan, Palo Alto leans on electric vehicles

The goal is clear: an 80 percent reduction in carbon emissions by 2030. Palo Alto's path to getting there, however, is anything...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2016
Last comment by Ed, on Dec 16, 2016 at 7:56 pm | 36 comments | 3006 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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