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PALO ALTO ISSUES

New plan reflects changing vision for prominent El Camino site

One year after Palo Alto swiftly shut down a plan to construct an office building at the busy intersection of El Camino Real...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2016
Last comment by Sunshine, on Sep 14, 2016 at 5:32 pm | 55 comments | 8093 Views

MOVIES

Peaceful Warrior

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Original post made by Craig Bright on Jun. 14, 2006
Last comment by Good Film, on Jul 5, 2006 at 10:39 am | 1 comment | 8093 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto tries to get a piece of the 'sharing economy'

It's called the "sharing economy," but Palo Alto officials are growing increasingly concerned that the city isn't getting...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2015
Last comment by Theresa Mayer, on Feb 14, 2017 at 4:12 pm | 52 comments | 8092 Views

MOVIES

Mountain View 7-11 becomes 'The Simpsons' Kwik-E-Mart

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Original post made on Jul. 3, 2007
Last comment by mintifresh, on Jul 7, 2007 at 10:02 am | 10 comments | 8092 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council members take aim at solo drivers

Faced with a glut of cars and parking that's spilling into downtown neighborhoods, four Palo Alto City Council members have...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2013
Last comment by jb, on Sep 17, 2013 at 8:53 pm | 83 comments | 8089 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bicyclists praise city's bold traffic-calming push

Dozens of Palo Alto bicyclists cheered Monday night as the city approved more than $2 million in design contracts for 17...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2014
Last comment by Yep Tickets, on Mar 20, 2014 at 7:10 am | 43 comments | 8088 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto admits mistakes in negotiations with developer

Faced with a stinging audit from the Santa Clara County Grand Jury, Palo Alto officials this week acknowledged that they...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2014
Last comment by Jo Ann, on Oct 1, 2014 at 10:32 pm | 51 comments | 8085 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto may sue state high-speed rail authority

Palo Alto community outrage and City Council skepticism will not stop the state agency in charge of the high-speed rail project...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2009
Last comment by Sharon, on Mar 14, 2009 at 7:57 am | 171 comments | 8085 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New golf course to uproot 500 trees in the Baylands

An ambitious overhaul of Palo Alto's golf course in the Baylands scored another victory Wednesday night when the city's planning...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2013
Last comment by Robert, on Jul 3, 2013 at 1:52 pm | 50 comments | 8084 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City fails to spend donated money for libraries

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Original post made by Bob Moss, treasurer, Friends of Libraries on Jul. 7, 2006
Last comment by Sanford Forte, on Jul 11, 2006 at 6:11 pm | 10 comments | 8083 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Planned bike route on Matadero wins key vote

Palo Alto's ambitious quest to become the nation's top biking city received a boost Wednesday night when the city's planning...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2014
Last comment by Bill Kelly, on Feb 19, 2014 at 11:59 am | 19 comments | 8082 Views

AROUND TOWN

Residents call for fines against Edgewood Plaza developer

When Fresh Market closed shop at Edgewood Plaza last March, the move not only dimmed the hopes of area residents but also...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2015
Last comment by need a grocery store, on Aug 7, 2015 at 11:04 am | 85 comments | 8082 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

WalMart Goes Upscale = WalMart in Palo Alto?

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Original post made by J.L. on Oct. 29, 2006
Last comment by chris, on Nov 2, 2006 at 10:54 pm | 20 comments | 8080 Views

RESTAURANTS

Artwork Displayed at Babbo's

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Original post made by Debbie Ford-Scriba on Jun. 21, 2006
Last comment by Betty Anderson, on Jan 4, 2007 at 2:01 pm | 1 comment | 8079 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City adopts plan to revamp waste operations

As Palo Alto prepares to dramatically overhaul how it handles its waste, city officials and residents remain at odds over...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2012
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Jul 12, 2012 at 2:20 pm | 38 comments | 8078 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Flying the American Flag on Memorial Day

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Original post made by R. Donan on May. 31, 2006
Last comment by Can Never Come Back Again, on Nov 30, 2007 at 12:37 pm | 4 comments | 8078 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Little foxes: One Palo Alto man's quest to protect the baylands' gray fox

In the early evening sunset of the Palo Alto Baylands, a pair of small, furry creatures peered from the brush, watching intently....

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2015
Last comment by @David, on Dec 20, 2015 at 4:35 pm | 25 comments | 8074 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police hunt for clues in girl's abduction

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Original post made on Oct. 30, 2007
Last comment by Danny, on Nov 10, 2007 at 12:30 am | 81 comments | 8074 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

195 Page Mill project stopped by lawsuit

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Original post made on Sep. 12, 2007
Last comment by Three cheers, on Sep 23, 2007 at 6:52 pm | 95 comments | 8073 Views

AROUND TOWN

Longtime Palo Alto homeless woman dies at age 73

She wore a large 1940s wig -- Loretta Young-style -- and kept her face down. She took shelter under a blue plastic tarp with...

Original post made on May. 14, 2014
Last comment by Latendresse, on May 16, 2014 at 3:40 pm | 21 comments | 8072 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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