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Grocery store to open at Alma Plaza in 2012

A supermarket will be the first retail tenant at the new Alma Plaza development in Palo Alto, city officials announced Monday. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2011
Last comment by food, on Jul 23, 2011 at 1:21 am | 35 comments | 2529 Views

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The ultimate do-it-yourself project

Aside from the unfinished landscaping and a few missing pieces of furniture, it's hard to tell Sam and Alice Katwan are recovering...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2011
Last comment by rebuilt, on Jul 20, 2011 at 9:21 am | 2 comments | 2781 Views

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New auxiliary lanes being built on 101

Caltrans crews today will break ground on a project to build auxiliary lanes along a three-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 101...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2011
Last comment by Donald, on Jul 20, 2011 at 6:17 pm | 13 comments | 2024 Views

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City moves forward with whistle-blower hotline

Palo Alto's city workers will soon have a new tool for reporting fraud, waste and abuse at City Hall -- a hotline that would...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2011
Last comment by doronlevin, on Oct 12, 2011 at 3:22 pm | 7 comments | 1849 Views

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Silicon Valley tech industry on rise, study shows

Silicon Valley's tech industry is emerging from recession and heading for a 15 percent growth in jobs over the next two years,...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2011
Last comment by musical, on Jul 21, 2011 at 3:54 am | 3 comments | 1721 Views

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Palo Alto delays debate on vehicle-dwelling ban

Palo Alto officials are delaying their plan to institute a ban on vehicle dwelling after hearing complaints about the proposed...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2011
Last comment by Edgarpoet, on Aug 20, 2011 at 12:37 pm | 79 comments | 3412 Views

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Grocer to bring Berkeley flavor to Alma Plaza

Fans of the popular Berkeley Bowl supermarket will have plenty to smile about when Palo Alto's newest grocery store opens...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2011
Last comment by cakegirl, on Aug 6, 2012 at 5:12 pm | 54 comments | 9494 Views

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County considers adopting heritage oak 'Granny'

People plan estates for their parents, their spouses, their children and pets. Now some Menlo Park residents are being asked...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Jul 21, 2011 at 6:00 pm | 2 comments | 1585 Views

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Headache clinic to open at Stanford

A new clinic dedicated to arguably one of the most common human ailments -- the headache -- will open on July 28 at Stanford...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2011
Last comment by needit, on Jul 22, 2011 at 10:49 am | 2 comments | 2519 Views

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Shop Talk: 'Desire' and 'Prestige'

THE END OF PRESTIGE ... After 57 years as a mainstay in Palo Alto's Town & Country Village shopping center, women's-clothing...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2011
Last comment by midtowner, on Jul 25, 2011 at 11:20 am | 4 comments | 2488 Views

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Palo Alto family dies in crash in British Columbia

A Palo Alto family of four was killed on a Canadian highway Friday afternoon when the camper they were in collided head-on...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2011
Last comment by kristi, on Apr 30, 2014 at 4:52 pm | 30 comments | 4503 Views

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Police name 'persons of interest' in homicides

The East Palo Alto Police Department reports that it has identified persons of interest in the recent homicides of Catherine...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2011
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Palo Alto ponders how to spend $40M from Stanford

Palo Alto will have almost $40 million at its disposal to spend on health programs, affordable housing, infrastructure and...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2011
Last comment by Too much traffic, on Jul 27, 2011 at 8:22 am | 60 comments | 3013 Views

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Memorial service, reception held for Cate Fisher

A memorial service for Catherine (Cate) Fisher, 19, of Menlo Park, who died after being shot in East Palo Alto, was held...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2011
Last comment by mother of 5, on Jul 28, 2011 at 8:38 am | 4 comments | 5418 Views

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Energy conservation with style

Insulation, airtight window frames, solar power and a heat-recovery ventilation system helped Clarum Homes earn its first...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Jul 27, 2011 at 5:04 am | 2 comments | 1544 Views

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Palo Alto eyes slew of bicycle improvements

Palo Alto's ambitious effort to overtake Portland, Ore., and become the nation's top bicycling destination includes expanded...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2011
Last comment by Peter Smith, on Aug 19, 2011 at 12:07 am | 63 comments | 6476 Views

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Mountain View police expect heavy traffic today

Mountain View commuters should expect a major traffic jam Wednesday afternoon and evening, July 27, due to a sold-out concert...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2011
Last comment by PaloVerde parent, on Jul 27, 2011 at 2:27 pm | 12 comments | 1970 Views

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Stanford's $8 million offer gets another shot

Call it the $8 million offer that won't die: Stanford University's proposal to pay for trail improvements along Alpine Road...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2011
Last comment by Jane, on Jul 28, 2011 at 9:47 pm | 7 comments | 2127 Views

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Palo Alto soccer team earns No. 1 ranking in the nation

Gunn High graduate Daniel Tirosh was only eight years old when he joined the Palo Alto Soccer Club's Blue 93 Panthers. Every...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2011
Last comment by Johnny Knoxville, on Jul 28, 2011 at 9:06 am | 5 comments | 3819 Views

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Palo Alto speeds ahead with traffic-calming projects

The ongoing debate about traffic-calming projects in Palo Alto is almost certain to become more common and more vehement...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Aug 7, 2011 at 6:16 pm | 66 comments | 10434 Views
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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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