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Palo Alto takes bike-share program on another spin

After failing to advance its bike-share and electric scooters program last year, Palo Alto is now preparing to try again...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2019
Last comment by John, 41 minutes ago | 7 comments | 1182 Views

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Guest Opinion: SB 50 undermines single-family neighborhoods and diversity

Rather than reap the benefits of locally driven solutions, SB 50 pulls the rug from under them with radical, one-size-fits-all...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2019
Last comment by Corporate Take-Over, 53 minutes ago | 103 comments | 7712 Views

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Former U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to return to Stanford fellowship

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis will return to a fellowship at Stanford University's Hoover Institution think...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2019
Last comment by A Good War Ensures Peace, 6 hours ago | 17 comments | 1346 Views

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<B><B>MUCH ADU ABOUT HOUSING ... </B> It's been almost two years since Palo Alto passed a new law that loosened restrictions...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2019
Last comment by PA Slum Lord, on Mar 18, 2019 at 7:15 pm | 8 comments | 3322 Views

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'Keeping the jazz legacy going'

Jazz is a world that's rich with connections and history that's nurtured on the bandstand. Pianist and bandleader Larry Vuckovich...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2019
Last comment by Laurie, on Mar 12, 2019 at 1:21 pm | 2 comments | 1265 Views

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Report: Inequality on the rise in Silicon Valley

Despite a sizzling economy and an influx of wealth, Silicon Valley remains a bastion of inequality, with more residents now...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2019
Last comment by @Sanctimonious Poster, on Mar 12, 2019 at 10:48 am | 201 comments | 12653 Views

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Stanford grad student and professional cyclist dies at age 23

USA Cycling confirmed Sunday that Stanford graduate student and professional cyclist Kelly Catlin has died at the age of...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2019
Last comment by musical, on Mar 11, 2019 at 4:11 pm | 2 comments | 1648 Views

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<B>STANDING TALL ...</B> Palo Alto resident <B>Christine Blasey Ford</B>, who has become known for going public with her...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2019
Last comment by Politics?, on Mar 10, 2019 at 9:03 pm | 13 comments | 2103 Views

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Midtown Starbucks store shutters without explanation

After nearly two decades in Palo Alto's Midtown neighborhood, the Starbucks store on Middlefield Road closed its doors for...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2019
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Mar 8, 2019 at 8:48 pm | 30 comments | 5539 Views

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The Egg

Among recent public art efforts in Palo Alto was The Egg, in Lytton Plaza. You recall this orb constructed from old circuit...

Original post made by Paul Losch on Mar. 6, 2019
Last comment by musical, on Mar 6, 2019 at 6:35 pm | 1 comment | 144 Views

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<B><B>THE HONOR OF A LIFETIME ...</B> Palo Alto resident <B>Christine Blasey Ford</B> made her mark in U.S. history when...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2019
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Mar 6, 2019 at 4:18 pm | 21 comments | 3357 Views

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Senior services nonprofit Avenidas debuts new center

A new, state-of-the-art enrichment center for older adults in downtown Palo Alto opens its doors to the public Monday, April...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2019
Last comment by Marie, on Mar 4, 2019 at 12:16 pm | 5 comments | 3415 Views

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Around Town: Gabbin' with Gavin; cap and tirade

In the latest Around Town column, Gov. Gavin Newsom pays a visit to Paly, several residents make a last-ditch effort to stop...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2019
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Mar 4, 2019 at 11:44 am | 4 comments | 3011 Views

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Critical utility positions go unfilled

Hampered by sky-high housing costs and a tight labor market, Palo Alto is struggling to fill critical positions in the Utilities...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Mar 3, 2019 at 9:14 pm | 16 comments | 3466 Views

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Palo Alto police investigate robbery outside Taco Bell

Palo Alto police are looking for three people who they said robbed a teenage boy of his phone outside a Taco Bell on East...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2019
Last comment by While Driving Down Miramonte in MV, on Mar 3, 2019 at 1:03 pm | 15 comments | 2790 Views

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Stanford women rally to earn a victory at golf event

Andrea Lee shot a 3-under 33 on the back nine to thrust Stanford into a lead it would not relinquish in the third and final...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2019
There are no comments yet. 667 Views

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Abilities United merging with larger disabilities nonprofit

Abilities United, a 65-year-old Palo Alto nonprofit serving people with disabilities, will merge with a larger Redwood City-based...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2019
Last comment by Marie, on Feb 26, 2019 at 5:18 pm | 2 comments | 3333 Views

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<B><B>FUTURE LITIGATOR ...</B> A Menlo Park teenager and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient who plans...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2019
Last comment by She's Amazing, on Feb 26, 2019 at 11:02 am | 5 comments | 2621 Views

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Shop Talk: Belcampo to close, stretching studio to open

In this week's Shop Talk column, read about a local meat company's reasons for closing, a fitness studio focused only on...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2019
Last comment by puleez , on Feb 25, 2019 at 7:50 pm | 2 comments | 4776 Views

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West Bay creates magic with Verdi's 'Foscari'

There are many reasons to recommend seeing West Bay Opera's staging of Verdi's rarely performed "I due Foscari," but the...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2019
Last comment by Jeff, on Feb 22, 2019 at 10:07 am | 1 comment | 1554 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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