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Palo Alto starts to plan for sea-level rise

With rising tides threatening to submerge the Palo Alto Baylands by mid-century, city officials agreed on Monday that they...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2019
Last comment by @Sanctimonious Poster, 1 hour ago | 29 comments | 3283 Views

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FPPC continues probe of Kniss' campaign

When the state Fair Political Practice Commission opened its probe into Palo Alto Councilwoman's Liz Kniss alleged campaign...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2019
Last comment by Anonymous, on Mar 18, 2019 at 6:50 am | 39 comments | 2970 Views

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Palo Alto approaches key decision on grade separation

Faced with a series of expensive, complex and, in some cases, deeply unpopular options for redesigning four local rail crossings,...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2019
Last comment by TBM, on Mar 17, 2019 at 5:20 pm | 28 comments | 6108 Views

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Editorial: Using his bully pulpit

Palo Alto Mayor Eric Filseth challenged Sacramento legislators to focus on how to get cities, growing companies and commercial...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2019
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Mar 14, 2019 at 10:29 pm | 61 comments | 3513 Views

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Another power outage - duck flew into the power lines?

Infrastructure is very important to residents and businesses. A power outage today seems to have been caused by a duck. We...

Original post made by Resident on Mar. 14, 2019
Last comment by musical, on Mar 14, 2019 at 9:49 pm | 1 comment | 125 Views

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New health clinic, school pitched for Ventura

As Palo Alto prepares to redevelop the eclectic but underserved Ventura neighborhood, area residents are bracing -- with...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2019
Last comment by Don't Let Developers Screw This Up, on Mar 13, 2019 at 7:51 pm | 11 comments | 3009 Views

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Even with growing revenues, Palo Alto braces for budget cuts

Despite growing employee salaries, rising pension costs and general uncertainly over the broader economy, Palo Alto officials...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2019
Last comment by He must go, on Mar 12, 2019 at 8:13 pm | 15 comments | 3311 Views

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Webcast: Mayor pushes back on SB50

Palo Alto Mayor Eric Filseth discusses with the Weekly his concerns with Senate Bill 50, which aims to boost California's...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2019
Last comment by musical, on Mar 12, 2019 at 12:08 pm | 18 comments | 2211 Views

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Palo Alto rejects application for President Hotel

A proposal to convert President Hotel Apartments to a luxury hotel hit a roadblock this week, when Palo Alto’s Planning...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2019
Last comment by Give him money, on Mar 11, 2019 at 6:34 pm | 20 comments | 6461 Views

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Community Notebook: School to host LGBTQ+ event

Local families are invited to learn about gender identities, sexual orientation and how to support LGBTQ+ youth at a March...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2019
Last comment by open to all, on Mar 11, 2019 at 5:20 pm | 4 comments | 2090 Views

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Guest Opinion: Local solutions for traffic and congestion

In an era where the state threatens removing local control from cities, a transportation-management association can show...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2019
Last comment by Bg, on Mar 10, 2019 at 11:02 pm | 27 comments | 3177 Views

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New homes, parks and trails eyed for Ventura

For Palo Alto's elected leaders, the eclectic Ventura neighborhood doesn't just represent a prime opportunity to boost the...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2019
Last comment by resident, on Mar 10, 2019 at 10:58 am | 6 comments | 2445 Views

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Mayor warns of state housing proposals

Palo Alto Mayor Eric Filseth used his "State of the City" address on Tuesday to launch a scathing critique of Sacramento...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2019
Last comment by resident, on Mar 9, 2019 at 7:08 pm | 54 comments | 6637 Views

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Animal lovers cheer at 'shelter warming' in Palo Alto

Nonprofit Pets In Need welcomed its supporters, donors, volunteers and city leaders to celebrate its expansion to Palo Alto's...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2019
Last comment by Karen, on Mar 8, 2019 at 7:44 pm | 3 comments | 2977 Views

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Tesla pulls the plug on showrooms

Palo Alto-based electric automaker Tesla announced on Thursday that it plans to shut down its showrooms and shift sales to...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2019
Last comment by YSK, on Mar 7, 2019 at 7:15 pm | 38 comments | 5444 Views

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Community Notebook: City to launch speaker series with gender-equity topic

How far Palo Alto has come and where it needs to go regarding gender equity will be the topic of a discussion hosted by the...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2019
Last comment by Rahib, on Mar 7, 2019 at 1:50 pm | 6 comments | 1272 Views

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Suit alleges Palo Alto overcharged solar company

The company that installed solar panels at four Palo Alto garages is now accusing the city of unduly delaying the permitting...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2019
Last comment by Paloalto, on Mar 5, 2019 at 5:36 pm | 5 comments | 3367 Views

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Former Palo Alto transportation head dies at 71

No matter how daunting a task, Joseph Kott believed that Palo Alto and the greater Silicon Valley region could become a national...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2019
Last comment by Yoriko, on Mar 5, 2019 at 11:43 am | 11 comments | 3564 Views

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Peninsula cities seek more oversight on water projects

Seeking a greater role in development of major water projects, Palo Alto and its 25 partner cities are finalizing a new water-supply...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2019
Last comment by Annette, on Mar 4, 2019 at 1:16 pm | 3 comments | 2472 Views

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Editorial: A new Cubberley in sight

The former Cubberley High School site, likely the most valuable piece of publicly owned real estate in Palo Alto, has been...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2019
Last comment by Ms. Wells, on Mar 2, 2019 at 8:58 am | 5 comments | 2569 Views
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Short story writers wanted!

The 33rd 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 March 29. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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