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A growing problem

From the air, the marijuana garden resembled a meandering trail of fluorescent green blotches snaking between canopies on...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2009
Last comment by julian, on Sep 14, 2009 at 9:26 pm | 32 comments | 3817 Views


Former Long's in Midtown Decides it's a CVS Liquor Store

CVS is renovating the former Long's building in Midtown Center. If you haven't already seen it, stop by the store; CVS has...

Original post made by Jeff Weitzman on Sep. 11, 2009
Last comment by Marvin, on Sep 13, 2009 at 1:27 pm | 32 comments | 3083 Views


Editorial: A bad initial process on global warming

In the face of massive budget cuts confronting Palo Alto city officials, the City Council this week took a time out to pass...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2009
Last comment by Jerry, on Dec 19, 2009 at 7:55 pm | 32 comments | 3002 Views


Devincenzi lashes back at councilman's criticism

Former California Avenue business leader Ronna Devincenzi told the Palo Alto City Council Monday night that she is being...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by Home Truths, on Jan 31, 2010 at 2:22 pm | 32 comments | 2928 Views


weird power situation

Anyone else experiencing decreased electricity in their homes, starting about 8:30p? According to one piece of equipment,...

Original post made by JSD on Feb. 28, 2010
Last comment by nat, on Mar 1, 2010 at 12:43 pm | 32 comments | 2975 Views


Plans for California Avenue discussed, debated

Palo Alto residents debated plans for changing California Avenue Tuesday night, in particular shrinking the number of lanes...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2010
Last comment by Lawrence Garwin, on Mar 25, 2010 at 10:10 am | 32 comments | 3650 Views


Palo Alto retirees cash in on 'cash out' payments

Pay raises may be a thing of the past in Palo Alto, but some city workers managed to supplement their salaries with hefty...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2010
Last comment by Mike, on Mar 29, 2010 at 5:52 pm | 32 comments | 3704 Views


Fruit Vendors on the corner

Is it legal for the fruit vendors to sell fruit on the corners of our neighborhoods? I don't like it because it sets a dangerous...

Original post made by Amy on May. 31, 2010
Last comment by Heidi, on Jul 1, 2010 at 4:20 pm | 32 comments | 3952 Views


Palo Alto may put 'binding arbitration' to vote

Palo Alto officials may soon ask city voters to repeal a local law that requires the city and its police officers and firefighters...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2010
Last comment by Jim, on Jul 20, 2010 at 6:39 pm | 32 comments | 4500 Views


PG&E gas-main routes through Palo Alto

This map, based on one downloaded from the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, shows locations of...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2010
Last comment by anonymous, on Sep 19, 2010 at 4:18 pm | 32 comments | 3913 Views


Debate on Measure R firefighters' proposal Oct. 6

A pro-and-con debate of Palo Alto's Measure R -- which would mandate voter approval for any cutback in Fire Department staffing...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2010
Last comment by so, on Oct 8, 2010 at 10:18 pm | 32 comments | 2720 Views


E-books may be future stars at Palo Alto libraries

Seeking to accommodate the digital age, Palo Alto officials are revising design plans for new or renovated city libraries...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 5, 2011 at 9:46 am | 32 comments | 4539 Views


InnVision Clara-Mateo shelter to close

Clara-Mateo Alliance, a shelter in Menlo Park for homeless families and single adults, will be closed, its parent organization,...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2011
Last comment by mimi, on Feb 2, 2011 at 9:14 am | 32 comments | 3566 Views


Palo Alto braces for rising water rates

Palo Altans could face years of steep water-rate increases, including a 12.5 percent jump in July, because of regional efforts...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2011
Last comment by Anon., on Feb 10, 2011 at 4:43 pm | 32 comments | 3422 Views


Palo Alto police apprehend robbery suspect

Police have arrested a San Jose man in connection with the robberies of a pizza delivery man and a woman whose purse was...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2011
Last comment by Joe, on Feb 24, 2011 at 2:34 pm | 32 comments | 3021 Views


Hundreds turn out to protest Caltrain cuts

Hundreds of people packed the Caltrain headquarters in San Carlos Thursday to warn transportation officials that cutting...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2011
Last comment by Axe HSR, on Mar 5, 2011 at 2:38 pm | 32 comments | 3792 Views


Killed by medical bills

I'm insured, I always have been. I paid for Cobra even when I couldn't afford it. I'm a very careful consumer, make sure...

Original post made by going broke insured on Apr. 13, 2011
Last comment by blood sucking insurance profits, on Apr 20, 2011 at 12:10 pm | 32 comments | 2008 Views


Plane crashes, flips in the Baylands

Three people on board a small Cessna plane escaped largely unharmed after the plane lost power, nosedived and flipped over...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2011
Last comment by Resident, on May 26, 2012 at 8:56 am | 32 comments | 4652 Views


Palo Alto aims to slash waiting time for permits

Palo Alto's famously infuriating permit-review process is about to get a major makeover. The City Council decided Tuesday...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2011
Last comment by Bob, on Sep 9, 2011 at 12:33 pm | 32 comments | 5153 Views


Palo Alto residents to see postal changes

With the U.S. Postal Service facing insolvency this month, Palo Alto and Menlo Park residents could soon see changes in their...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Oct 1, 2011 at 7:28 am | 32 comments | 10945 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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