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Guest Opinion: Another view of the Comp Plan process
We need to take a careful look at how and why the Comp Plan process spiraled out of control so that we don't repeat the errors... Last comment 7 hours ago | 47 comments

Editorial: Rescind, replace and approve
The Palo Alto Board of Education will make two important decisions next Tuesday night, and both will say a lot about what... Last comment on Feb 25, 2017 at 12:40 pm | 8 comments

Nature offers boost to storm drain fee increase campaign
Palo Alto officials could hardly have chosen a better week to start mailing out ballots for their campaign to raise fees... Last comment 3 hours ago | 42 comments

Committee members slam council for paring down Comprehensive Plan
The City Council's abrupt decision to remove all program from the city's guiding land-use document has left members of the... Last comment 22 hours ago | 48 comments

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Palo Alto's bike-share plan takes another turn
Palo Alto's effort to roll out a bike-share program for the community is set to take another turn Monday night, when the City Council considers a new proposal that would bring 350-bike system to neighborhoods throughout the city. Sunday, 9:46 AM | 7 comments

Around Town: Keep on truckin'; community hero
Tidbits collected by the Weekly staff on Palo Alto people, events and other happenings. Sunday, 9:37 AM | 1 comments

Fear spreads as feds plan to expand deportations
Pledges by Mountain View and other Bay Area cities to stand by their immigrant communities could soon be tested under a sweeping new plan for deportations issued by President Donald Trump's administration. Saturday, 6:10 PM

Opportunity Center quadruples homeless housing placement
In the biggest leap since it opened its doors a decade ago, the LifeMoves Opportunity Services Center in Palo Alto housed 47 people in 2016, roughly four times the number in any other prior year, officials said at a ceremony on Friday commemorating the center's 10th anniversary. Friday, 5:13 PM | 1 comments

Off Deadline: Where is 'propaganda analysis' ed?
Propaganda techniques include often-subliminal marketing/advertising messages aimed at all ages - adults and children - that promote everything from dish soap and deodorant to candidates for president. Saturday, 6:11 PM | 9 comments

Behind the Headlines: Diversity's champions
Greer Stone, chair of Palo Alto's Human Relations Commission, joins reporters Sue Dremann and Gennady Sheyner on "Behind the Headlines" to discuss the commission's renewed efforts to encourage tolerance and diversity in the community. Friday, 4:49 PM

Gay square dance group forms bonds among its members

Child care nonprofit pleads for financial help

Changes to 'megahouse' plan don't mollify neighbors

Guest Opinion: A different view of the Comp Plan process

Editorial: Rescind, replace and approve

Council offers a lift to traffic-fighting nonprofit

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Short story writers wanted!

The 31st 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 April 13, 2017. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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