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Domestic Violence: Hidden tragedies afflict affluent communities as well, leaving lasting scars

A deeply qualified panel of speakers will explore the often hidden tragedies, and crimes, of domestic violence in affluent communities next week. The tragedies...

Original post made by paloaltoonline.com on Oct. 22, 2015
Last comment by Iden1, on Apr 8, 2016 at 3:04 am | 5 comments | 2805 Views

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On Deadline blog: Massage parlor column rubbed some the wrong way

My column in last Friday's Weekly (Feb. 24) triggered a few interesting responses, and rubbed some readers the wrong way -- especially current massage therapists....

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Feb. 27, 2012
Last comment by Terrell Mcgreevy, on Jan 6, 2016 at 11:25 pm | 10 comments | 7610 Views

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Are TDRs the new 'Planned Community' zoning hot potato?

In planning shorthand, a TDR is simply a "transfer of development rights" -- wherein a property owner or developer can buy rights from someone building...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on May. 2, 2015
Last comment by Scott, on Sep 1, 2015 at 1:56 am | 11 comments | 4345 Views

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Two creative lights depart Palo Alto, leaving diverse legacies

Palo Alto lost two creative lights this month with the passing of longtime developer/poet Ryland Kelley and widely known muralist Greg Brown. While vastly different...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Sep. 25, 2014
Last comment by John Fredrich, on Sep 27, 2014 at 9:01 pm | 2 comments | 8650 Views

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Mayor Nancy Shepherd asking: What does 'Our Palo Alto' mean to YOU?

Faced with a significant community revolt relating to "overdevelopment," overflow parking and neighborhood-protection, still-new Mayor Nancy Shepherd is...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Feb. 26, 2014
Last comment by Sea-Seelam Reddy, on Aug 21, 2014 at 4:08 am | 18 comments | 7067 Views

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On Deadline blog: Are there parallels between today's Palo Alto growth fights and the city's 1960s war?

A longtime friend and observer of Palo Alto issues and politics asked me an interesting question recently: Is there a parallel between today's neighborhood-level...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jul. 22, 2013
Last comment by neighbor, on Apr 25, 2014 at 2:25 pm | 39 comments | 7367 Views

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Greg Scharff reviews his 'too short' year as Palo Alto mayor: It was fun

Outgoing Palo Alto Mayor Greg Scharff sums up his "too short" term as mayor as a year of accomplishment and moving forward but with a couple of frustrations. Overall...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Dec. 23, 2013
Last comment by hoplandhophead, on Jan 9, 2014 at 12:32 pm | 11 comments | 3116 Views

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Off Deadline: Does 'parking overflow' slash housing prices near commercial areas?

Neighbors of Palo Alto's commercial areas have long complained about parking overflow being everything from a weekday nuisance to a severe impact on the quality...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Dec. 3, 2013
Last comment by FSH, on Dec 17, 2013 at 9:26 am | 11 comments | 2593 Views

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Parking woes in downtown Palo Alto go back 60 years and 'will never be solved'

There are a lot of people counting cars, or rather parking spaces with someone else's car in them, in residential areas of north Palo Alto these days. What...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Oct. 15, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Oct 21, 2013 at 1:04 am | 18 comments | 12669 Views

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Vigilance is still required even after 40 years of protecting open space, officials warn at 'Founders' Day'

Four decades of acquiring open space lands and 62,000 acres later, vigilance is still needed to protect the forested areas looming above Palo Alto and northwestern...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Sep. 21, 2013
Last comment by Garrett, on Sep 23, 2013 at 2:40 pm | 1 comment | 3761 Views

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Vigilance is still required even after 40 years of protecting open space, officials warn at 'Founders' Day'

Four decades of acquiring open space lands and 62,000 acres later, vigilance is still needed to protect the forested areas looming above Palo Alto and northwestern...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Sep. 21, 2013
Last comment by Garrett, on Sep 23, 2013 at 2:40 pm | 1 comment | 863 Views

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On Deadline Blog: Palo Alto Main -- Will it be a main library by any other name?

The firestorm that has flared up over the possible renaming of the Palo Alto Main Library is beginning to rival some of the forest fires ravaging parts of California...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Sep. 10, 2013
Last comment by bru, on Sep 14, 2013 at 5:29 pm | 6 comments | 3186 Views

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Palo Alto Main -- Will it be a main library by any other name?

The firestorm that has flared up over the possible renaming of the Palo Alto Main Library is beginning to rival some of the forest fires ravaging parts of California...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Sep. 10, 2013
Last comment by bru, on Sep 14, 2013 at 5:29 pm | 6 comments | 624 Views

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On Deadline blog: When John Beahrs saw combat -- in World War II and the Palo Alto City Council chambers

The recent passing of John Beahrs of Palo Alto at age 100 elicited many memories of a man who lived a full life. His experiences ranged from a loving marriage...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Aug. 16, 2013
Last comment by Sic-Transit-Gloria-Mundi, on Aug 19, 2013 at 8:50 am | 1 comment | 3580 Views

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On Deadline blog: When John Beahrs saw combat -- in World War II and the Palo Alto City Council chambers

The recent passing of John Beahrs of Palo Alto at age 100 elicited many memories of a man who lived a full life. His experiences ranged from a loving marriage...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Aug. 16, 2013
Last comment by Sic-Transit-Gloria-Mundi, on Aug 19, 2013 at 8:50 am | 1 comment | 1172 Views

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On Deadline blog: Are there parallels between today's Palo Alto growth fights and the city's 1960s war?

A longtime friend and observer of Palo Alto issues and politics asked me an interesting question recently: Is there a parallel between today's neighborhood-level...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jul. 22, 2013
Last comment by Just for the record, on Jul 29, 2013 at 11:36 pm | 37 comments | 1547 Views

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On Deadline blog: After secrecy of PRISM, why bother with 'privacy policy' notices?

The other day I received a large pull-open mailer from my cell-phone provider, Verizon Wireless, labeled "Important Privacy Information." It was about...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jun. 30, 2013
Last comment by Benjamins, on Jul 8, 2013 at 3:18 pm | 27 comments | 4944 Views

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On Deadline blog: After secrecy of PRISM, why bother with 'privacy policy' notices?

The other day I received a large pull-open mailer from my cell-phone provider, Verizon Wireless, labeled "Important Privacy Information." It was about...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jun. 30, 2013
Last comment by Benjamins, on Jul 8, 2013 at 3:18 pm | 27 comments | 3023 Views

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On Deadline blog: Planning Director: searching for someone who walks on ? hot coals?

The imminent departure (June 30) of Planning Director Curtis Williams leaves Palo Alto city officials searching for a replacement for the lightning-rod position....

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jun. 26, 2013
Last comment by Jay Thorwaldson, on Jun 30, 2013 at 10:34 am | 5 comments | 3656 Views

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On Deadline blog: Planning Director: searching for someone who walks on ? hot coals?

The imminent departure (June 30) of Planning Director Curtis Williams leaves Palo Alto city officials searching for a replacement for the lightning-rod position....

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jun. 26, 2013
Last comment by Jay Thorwaldson, on Jun 30, 2013 at 10:34 am | 5 comments | 1285 Views
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“This is Never Gonna Go our Way . . .
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Grill Baby Grill
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Fire department event at the library
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Changes to the 2017-2018 FAFSA
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 0 comments | 578 views

Documentary worth viewing before worshiping this Memorial Day at the alter of BBQ'd dead animals
By Max Greenberg | 8 comments | 412 views