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Around Town: Parks & Rec; Parting Words

Tidbits collected by the Weekly staff on people, events and other happenings in Palo Alto. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2017/01/29/around-town-parks-...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2017
Last comment by Teddie, on Jan 31, 2017 at 9:24 am | 3 comments | 4348 Views

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Avenidas unveils Lifetime of Achievement honorees

The honorees of the Avenidas Lifetime of Achievement Award have accomplished a wide and inspiring range of initiatives. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2017
Last comment by Cathy Tokic, on Feb 10, 2017 at 12:48 pm | 3 comments | 6420 Views

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Witness call is alleged car burglar's downfall

A timely call by an alert witness led to the arrest of an alleged car burglar within minutes of the crime, Palo Alto police...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2017
Last comment by Reading comprehension, on Feb 6, 2017 at 2:12 pm | 3 comments | 2829 Views

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Jordan Principal Leaving

We just received word that the Jordan principal was leaving at the end of the year. ...

Original post made by Parent L on Mar. 29, 2017
Last comment by Not Bowers, on Mar 29, 2017 at 6:45 pm | 3 comments | 634 Views

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With some questions, trustees generally support reporting weighted grades

School board members were generally supportive Tuesday night of a proposal to report both unweighted and weighted grade point...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2017
Last comment by Proven methods, on Mar 29, 2017 at 4:42 pm | 3 comments | 2352 Views

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State Senate Bill seeks to curb spikes in winter heating costs

Utility customers may see fewer spikes in winter heating costs if a bill introduced by state Sen. Jerry Hill passes the Legislature,...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2017
Last comment by Green Wa$te, on Apr 12, 2017 at 2:26 pm | 3 comments | 1515 Views

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Palo Alto to get discounts on flood insurance

Flood insurance is about to get a little cheaper for thousands of Palo Alto property owners. Read the full story here https://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2017/04/14/palo-alto-to-ge...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2017
Last comment by Orlando, on Apr 17, 2017 at 9:13 am | 3 comments | 2913 Views

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Lots of low planes over S. Palo Alto

The past three days have seen lots of low (well below 5000ft) planes over S. Palo Alto. Seems like they are making or testing...

Original post made by Flight changes on Apr. 26, 2017
Last comment by David, on Apr 27, 2017 at 1:22 pm | 3 comments | 305 Views

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Community Notebook: Meeting on new accessory-housing rules

Palo Alto Neighborhoods, a group of residents, is hosting an informational night on May 25 about recent changes to the city's...

Original post made on May. 10, 2017
Last comment by Hausable ADUs, on Aug 16, 2017 at 9:27 pm | 3 comments | 2406 Views

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For Buena Vista residents, joy, relief and a new beginning

Residents of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park gathered in the multipurpose room at Barron Park Elementary School on Thursday...

Original post made on May. 19, 2017
Last comment by Palo Alto Native, on May 19, 2017 at 11:07 pm | 3 comments | 2216 Views

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Stanford graduation celebrates bridge-building, the unexpected

Stanford University's commencement ceremony on Sunday morning emphasized themes of embracing the unexpected, bridging divisions...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2017
Last comment by Need more English taught, on Jun 19, 2017 at 5:50 pm | 3 comments | 4166 Views

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Zero Waste - Is Palo Alto Paying Enough Attention?

If I were to claim that Palo Alto could be capable of generating close to zero waste, you would most likely be skeptical....

Original post made by Leon Xia on Jul. 10, 2017
Last comment by Leon Xia, on Jul 11, 2017 at 5:35 pm | 3 comments | 348 Views

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Mime Troop is breaking the law - DUH

Has Palo Alto reached a new level of PC behavior. To refuse a permit (or whatever they need) to the San Francisco Mime...

Original post made by Lenore on Jul. 20, 2017
Last comment by Need To Know, on Jul 23, 2017 at 3:52 pm | 3 comments | 340 Views

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Stanford's 'Middle Plaza' clears penultimate hurdle

Stanford's proposed 429,739 square-foot development on an 8.4-acre site stretching along El Camino Real in Menlo Park passed...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2017
Last comment by Online Name, on Aug 29, 2017 at 5:39 pm | 3 comments | 2044 Views

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Residents invited to rail workshop Saturday

Residents who want to take part in the city's largest infrastructure project in generations -- the redesign of the rail corridor...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2017
Last comment by Larry Cohn, on Sep 14, 2017 at 7:51 pm | 3 comments | 1942 Views

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Health center funding in jeopardy with Congress's failure to act

Ravenswood Family Health Center in East Palo Alto could lose its providers and staff if Congress doesn't renew a fund that...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2017
Last comment by EPAMom, on Oct 9, 2017 at 9:18 pm | 3 comments | 3544 Views

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Fired Palo Alto planner alleges discrimination

A former Palo Alto city planner has filed a complaint against the city, alleging sex discrimination and retaliation for whistleblowing,...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 26, 2017 at 6:28 pm | 3 comments | 2769 Views

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Still standing in tribute

In Palo Alto's Peers Park stand redwood trees that as infants traveled farther than many people do in their lifetimes. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2017
Last comment by musical, on Nov 28, 2017 at 9:16 am | 3 comments | 3192 Views

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New rules may require retrofits of 'soft-story' buildings

Hundreds of city property owners could be forced to firm up the shaky foundations of their buildings under a proposal the...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Nov 30, 2017 at 5:33 pm | 3 comments | 2347 Views

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City to assess life for families of young children in Palo Alto

A new city study will take a deep dive into issues impacting parents and young children in Palo Alto, from financial security...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2017
Last comment by Overgrowth is the Problem, on Dec 2, 2017 at 9:25 am | 3 comments | 1652 Views
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