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New mobile clinic supports medically underserved youth

The Teen Health Van, now in its 20th year of operation, is a mobile medical clinic that aims to reach medically undeserved...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2015
Last comment by fcservices, on Oct 21, 2015 at 12:11 pm | 1 comment | 5150 Views

AROUND TOWN

Community Notebook: Hundreds of volunteers to join 'Make a Difference Day'

Generations of local volunteers will join Palo Alto nonprofit Youth Community Service on Saturday, Oct. 24, for a day of...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2015
Last comment by Neighbors Helping Neighbors, on Oct 21, 2015 at 10:55 am | 1 comment | 1956 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Greer Park North pursues ban on two-story homes

Just weeks after they endorsed a proposal to ban new two-story homes in the Los Arboles neighborhood, Palo Alto's planning...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2015
Last comment by The PTC misunderstood, on Oct 21, 2015 at 9:46 am | 11 comments | 4629 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to move ahead with storm-drain election

Normally out of sight and out of mind, Palo Alto's storm drains will be in the public spotlight in fall 2016 as part of a...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2015
Last comment by out of control, on Oct 21, 2015 at 8:13 am | 15 comments | 3174 Views

AROUND TOWN

Community Notebook: California Avenue to close for Halloween event Sunday

Kick off the Halloween celebrations with the 21st annual California Avenue Trick or Treat and Blossom Halloween Carnival...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2015
Last comment by My Nguyen, on Oct 21, 2015 at 7:52 am | 7 comments | 4575 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Flashing Lights on Bikes

I am pleased to see that there are more bikes that are using lights. Does anyone know whether these flashing lights are legal...

Original post made by Driver on Oct. 17, 2015
Last comment by Goober from Mayberry, on Oct 21, 2015 at 7:05 am | 12 comments | 915 Views

AROUND TOWN

$5 million toward Avenidas expansion approved

With more Palo Altans looking to age in place, the city's main senior-service provider is chasing the opposite goal: a spruced-up...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2015
Last comment by Mike, on Oct 21, 2015 at 5:35 am | 11 comments | 4499 Views

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Former Palo Alto mayor Dick Rosenbaum dies

Former mayor Dick Rosenbaum, a fiscal conservative and supporter of Palo Alto's residential quality of life, has died. He...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2015
Last comment by Regis Anderson, on Oct 20, 2015 at 9:42 pm | 16 comments | 5072 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Anyone else having trouble posting? Posts disappearing

This happened just before the hack, and other people complained, too....

Original post made by Trouble posting on Oct. 18, 2015
Last comment by filmbuff, on Oct 20, 2015 at 7:20 pm | 17 comments | 675 Views

AROUND TOWN

Turn me on

Three-month old Turn Bar & Grill in Los Altos specializes in upscale American comfort food. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2015/10/07/turn-me-on...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2015
Last comment by Ho/Hum, on Oct 20, 2015 at 5:23 pm | 7 comments | 3867 Views

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Problem with Town Square comments fixed

Comments with apostrophes can now be made again in Town Square. After a switch to a new web hosting company Sunday night,...

Original post made by Town Square Moderator on Oct. 20, 2015
There are no comments yet. 670 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Zoo expansion prompts nature debate in Palo Alto

As Palo Alto's cramped but popular Junior Museum & Zoo prepares for a long-awaited expansion, city officials are struggling...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2015
Last comment by Kalli Halpern, on Oct 20, 2015 at 8:16 am | 21 comments | 4989 Views

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Real Estate Matters

The recent turmoil in the Asian stock markets, most notably in China, and the devaluation of the Chinese currency have evoked...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2015
Last comment by Slow Down, on Oct 19, 2015 at 5:17 pm | 6 comments | 768 Views

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VIDEO: On this week's Behind the Headlines

On this week's half-hour webcast, "Behind the Headlines," Weekly Editor in Chief Jocelyn Dong, reporter Gennady Sheyner and...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2015
Last comment by Et Alia, on Oct 19, 2015 at 5:13 pm | 1 comment | 2702 Views

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Stanford Electric Works to move to Mountain View

After 99 years of calling Palo Alto its home, Stanford Electric Works will move to Mountain View at the end of June, according...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2013
Last comment by Monstrous, on Oct 19, 2015 at 3:28 pm | 24 comments | 4528 Views

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Tech bust

Forbes says that we are on the verge of another massive tech bubble bust and that real estate in Silicon Valley could go...

Original post made by Suky on Oct. 17, 2015
Last comment by Overpaid, on Oct 19, 2015 at 2:28 pm | 14 comments | 1044 Views

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West Bayshore Road to close Tuesday to Wednesday

Part of West Bayshore Road will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday while Caltrans contractors remove temporary bridgework...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2015
There are no comments yet. 3420 Views

BOOKS

Palo Alto police investigate report of man with gun Tuesday night

Palo Alto police are looking for a man who according to two witnesses was brandishing a firearm on the 100 block of California...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2015
There are no comments yet. 2152 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto blasts high-speed-rail project for moving too fast

With plans for California's high-speed-rail system accelerating on the Peninsula, Palo Alto officials on Tuesday ramped up...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Oct 19, 2015 at 12:30 am | 78 comments | 9339 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

In search of the new commute

In late August, Wendy Silvani met with a group of employees from The Epiphany, an eight-story hotel that in many ways epitomizes...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2015
Last comment by Izzy, on Oct 18, 2015 at 5:28 pm | 31 comments | 9405 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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