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Ravenswood school district helping raise money for Sioreli Torres memorial service

The Ravenswood Elementary School District is helping to raise money for a memorial service for a student who was struck and...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2011
Last comment by ariani, on Oct 2, 2011 at 2:22 pm | 3 comments | 2113 Views

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Editorial: A time for Cubberley planning

There are endless possibilities for how the 35-acre former Cubberley High School site on Middlefield Road in south Palo Alto...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2011
Last comment by Close neighbor, on Oct 2, 2011 at 12:25 pm | 2 comments | 1732 Views

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Research space, condo proposal heads to council

Even by Palo Alto standards, Harold Hohbach's seven-year quest to build a mixed-use development featuring condominiums and...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2011
Last comment by Upgrade, on Oct 4, 2011 at 7:59 am | 10 comments | 2251 Views

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Bomb squad closes Palo Alto street, dismantles mortar

Discovery of a World War II-era Japanese mortar forced the closure of part of Grove Avenue in Palo Alto Monday morning. Police...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2011
Last comment by YSK, on Oct 4, 2011 at 10:16 pm | 8 comments | 2068 Views

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Pot measure heads for 2012 ballot in Palo Alto

Palo Alto voters will have a chance next year to overturn the city's 15-year-old ban on marijuana dispensaries and allow...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2011
Last comment by Jonathan Steigman, on Oct 16, 2011 at 9:48 pm | 114 comments | 4102 Views

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Developers boost funding for compost campaign

Campaign-finance data for Palo Alto's Measures D and E show that local developers have given proponents of E, which would...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2011
Last comment by Sharon, on Oct 10, 2011 at 6:18 pm | 28 comments | 5038 Views

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Plan for offices, retail at old Varsity Theatre move ahead

The Varsity Theatre in downtown Palo Alto represents, in many ways, the tension between the city's past and its future. Now,...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2011
Last comment by Lost Treasures, on Nov 11, 2011 at 1:33 am | 43 comments | 7077 Views

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Debate Tuesday on Palo Alto's ballot measures

The two city ballot measures that Palo Alto voters will decide upon in the Nov. 8 election will be the subject of a forum...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2011
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Oct 11, 2011 at 11:33 am | 7 comments | 3094 Views

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Guest Opinion: Vote no on Measure E

Parks are the most valuable and vulnerable lands anywhere. Park dedication protects parkland from government and developer...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2011
Last comment by Environmentalist, on Oct 8, 2011 at 5:17 pm | 13 comments | 2174 Views

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Diana Steeples, the 'voice' of Avenidas, dies in Palo Alto

Diana Steeples, one of the creators of today's panoply of senior services in the Palo Alto area, died Oct. 3 at Channing...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2011
Last comment by SoSad..lost a great woman, on Oct 8, 2011 at 5:03 pm | 5 comments | 5649 Views

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TCE causes cancer, other health woes, EPA says

Despite political pressures to kill it, a long-delayed Environmental Protection Agency report has finally been released confirming...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2011
Last comment by Anonymous, on Oct 29, 2011 at 10:50 am | 7 comments | 7304 Views

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Simitian's red-light-camera bill vetoed

A proposal by Sen. Joe Simitian to set new restrictions on red-light cameras hit the wall Thursday when Gov. Jerry Brown...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2011
Last comment by Chuck, on Mar 20, 2012 at 10:32 am | 16 comments | 2361 Views

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Guest Opinion: Vote yes on Measure E

More than 100 years ago, Palo Altans debated whether or not to establish a municipal utilities district. Fortunately, for...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2011
Last comment by cbliss, on Oct 18, 2011 at 11:55 am | 34 comments | 5179 Views

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Guest Opinion: Vote no on Measure E

Measure E undedicates 10 prime acres (eight football fields) of Byxbee Park to construct a huge anaerobic digester (AD)....

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2011
Last comment by Me Too, on Oct 18, 2011 at 9:23 am | 19 comments | 2112 Views

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Investigation: No engine or propeller problems before crash

Both the left and right engines and the propeller of the Cessna 310R that took off from the Palo Alto Airport on Feb. 17,...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2011
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 13, 2011 at 3:53 pm | 12 comments | 2720 Views

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Measure D foes clash over 'fairness' in Palo Alto

The two sides in Palo Alto's heated debate over labor reform have one thing in common -- each claims it is fighting to preserve...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2011
Last comment by Richard, on Oct 18, 2011 at 10:29 pm | 10 comments | 4790 Views

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AT&T's antenna plan met with some skepticism

AT&T's plan to install 20 antennae in three Palo Alto neighborhoods is cheering some residents who are looking forward to...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2011
Last comment by BlakeTrent, on Jan 27, 2012 at 10:40 am | 68 comments | 6115 Views

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New firefighter contract may stave off layoffs

Palo Alto's breakthrough agreement with its firefighter union over a new labor contract will save the city more than $1 million...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2011
Last comment by breakdown, on Oct 14, 2011 at 6:38 pm | 21 comments | 2768 Views

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Fallen oak limb damages roof, truck

A large oak limb crashed down on a Barron Park homeowner's truck at about 1:20 a.m. Wednesday morning (Oct. 12). The limb...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2011
Last comment by Cedric de La Beaujardiere, on Mar 7, 2012 at 7:40 pm | 17 comments | 2390 Views

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The Opportunity Center takes stock

The five-story, brick-red building with brushed-metal balconies at 33 Encina Way could be a modern condominium complex or...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2011
Last comment by Chthonic Dweller, on Dec 28, 2013 at 9:31 pm | 35 comments | 4245 Views
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Best Of Palo Alto ballot is here

It's time to decide what local business is worthy of the title "Best Of Palo Alto" — and you get to decide! Cast your ballot online. Voting ends May 29th. Stay tuned for the results in the July 21st issue of the Palo Alto Weekly.

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