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What does 4th July mean to average Palo Altan

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Original post made by Non citizen on Jul. 4, 2007
Last comment by Rod, on Jul 9, 2007 at 12:41 pm | 32 comments | 5193 Views

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Homeless woman found dead in downtown Palo Alto

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Original post made on Mar. 31, 2008
Last comment by Norm, on Apr 9, 2008 at 3:22 pm | 32 comments | 5233 Views

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Rail authority approves $9 million PR effort

The California High-Speed Rail Authority has just welcomed a new member to assist its admittedly flagging community-outreach...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2009
Last comment by Jay Tulcok, on Nov 25, 2009 at 12:45 pm | 32 comments | 6654 Views

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Palo Alto's Apple store may move down the street

Palo Alto's Apple Store may soon be moving across the street. The Palo Alto Architectural Review Board Thursday approved...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2010
Last comment by Bambi, on Jun 7, 2010 at 3:58 pm | 32 comments | 7020 Views

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Menlo Park bans smoking in public places

Menlo Park's City Council at its March 2 meeting passed an ordinance banning smoking in public places, including ATM lines...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 7, 2010 at 10:52 am | 32 comments | 2403 Views

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Right turns - how come so many drivers do not know this?

Cars turning right need to pull into the bike lane when the lines break, not turn right when they are at the corner. This...

Original post made by Driver on Mar. 7, 2010
Last comment by Anon., on Mar 12, 2010 at 12:10 am | 32 comments | 2697 Views

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Palo Alto's budget gap: Enforcing the code

Brian Reynolds' job is on the line. Proposed Palo Alto budget cuts could shrink the city's two-person code-enforcement team...

Original post made on May. 6, 2010
Last comment by JO, on May 10, 2010 at 1:48 pm | 32 comments | 3970 Views

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Former Palo Alto council members blast firefighters' measure, launch 'Safe Palo Alto'

Palo Alto's former elected leaders are joining the current City Council in opposing a ballot measure that would freeze staffing...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2010
Last comment by establishment-phobe, on Aug 7, 2010 at 1:05 pm | 32 comments | 4338 Views

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Rail authority's new report draws criticism

The agency charged with building California's high-speed rail system adopted a crucial environmental document for the rail...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2010
Last comment by YIMBY, on Sep 7, 2010 at 11:06 am | 32 comments | 3451 Views

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Boy on bike collides with bus in Palo Alto

A 13-year-old boy suffered a broken nose and cuts to his face this morning when he collided with a school bus while riding...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2010
Last comment by George K., on Nov 10, 2010 at 1:16 pm | 32 comments | 2707 Views

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End of the line for Caltrain?

Draconian cuts are planned for the 147-year-old Caltrain passenger-rail line, which is facing a $30 million deficit on a...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2011
Last comment by reader rider, on Feb 15, 2011 at 3:22 pm | 32 comments | 8882 Views

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Palo Alto OKs cell tower on Channing Avenue

A proposal to build a new 50-foot-tall cell tower and nine antennas at St. Albert the Great Church on Channing Avenue has...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2011
Last comment by joelja, on Apr 6, 2011 at 1:34 pm | 32 comments | 3359 Views

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Simitian's green-energy bill becomes law

A proposal by state Sen. Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto) to require California utilities to draw one third of their electricity...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2011
Last comment by coooper, on Apr 15, 2011 at 11:29 am | 32 comments | 2903 Views

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Alma Plaza to get new traffic signal

Seeking to make life easier for shoppers at the city's renovated Alma Plaza, Palo Alto officials are planning to install...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2012
Last comment by Not a Fan, on Apr 10, 2012 at 10:51 pm | 32 comments | 2774 Views

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Palo Alto to consider design contest for 101 bike bridge

Just two years ago, Palo Alto's proposed bike bridge over U.S. Highway 101 was a pipe dream, one of the most expensive components...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 25, 2013 at 3:16 pm | 32 comments | 10116 Views

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Plastic bag era comes to an end in Palo Alto

For Palo Alto shoppers, the question "Paper or plastic?" officially becomes an anachronism Monday, as the city's new ban...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 1, 2013 at 8:29 am | 32 comments | 6328 Views

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Group tries to calm Palo Alto's parking debate

As Palo Alto's office workers and downtown neighborhoods continue to battle it out over parking, a group of residents has...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2013
Last comment by If you want to park you gotta pay!, on Aug 22, 2013 at 1:50 pm | 32 comments | 8123 Views

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Hypothermia killed woman at Heritage Park

The Palo Alto woman who died in Heritage Park on Saturday, Dec. 21, succumbed to complications from hypothermia, the Santa...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Feb 1, 2014 at 1:08 am | 32 comments | 9962 Views

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Palo Alto's accomplishments, civic trends in 2013

By many measures it's been a productive and prosperous year in Palo Alto -- even with its recent growing pains. Read the...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2013
Last comment by MightyTravels, on Jan 10, 2014 at 5:08 pm | 32 comments | 7987 Views

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Art commissioners favor arch design for new bike bridge

The Public Art Commission became the latest Palo Alto board on Thursday to weigh in on a proposed bike bridge over Highway...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2015
Last comment by pat, on Jan 27, 2015 at 5:22 pm | 32 comments | 7690 Views
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Vina Enoteca to serve first 'Impossible burger' in Silicon Valley
By Elena Kadvany | 14 comments | 2,162 views

 

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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