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East Palo Alto changes first-source hiring rule to accommodate Amazon

East Palo Alto’s long-standing first-source jobs rule of hiring up to 30 percent of local residents at new businesses has...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2017
Last comment by resident, 3 hours ago | 18 comments | 4345 Views

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Committee majority recommends renaming three Palo Alto school sites

What started as one father's [http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2015/12/07/palo-alto-school-board-to-discuss-petition-to-rename-jordan-middle-school...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2017
Last comment by American, 20 hours ago | 134 comments | 12296 Views

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Palo Alto set to pick preferred growth vision

Palo Alto's polarizing debate over future growth will resurface Monday night, when the City Council is scheduled to select...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by Samuel L., on Mar 20, 2017 at 10:08 pm | 25 comments | 2865 Views

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OCR findings: A repeated failure to properly investigate

A formal letter of findings from the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights released on Thursday details...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2017
Last comment by stanhutchings, on Mar 20, 2017 at 9:07 pm | 10 comments | 5088 Views

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Shop Talk: New kitchen shop, bike store

In this week's retail news, a new kitchen shop and bike store open while American Apparel is set to close downtown. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2017
Last comment by geneD, on Mar 20, 2017 at 4:07 pm | 2 comments | 1854 Views

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Housing advocate, drama teacher among Tall Tree awardees

Four dedicated individuals and organizations that have focused on affordable housing, community health, educational excellence...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by Kevin, on Mar 20, 2017 at 1:29 pm | 17 comments | 3964 Views

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Palo Alto Forward-Can A Non-Profit Lobby?

From another thread: "I just got the following email from PAF, which is advocating for building 6000 new homes in Palo...

Original post made by HMMM on Mar. 18, 2017
Last comment by HMMM, on Mar 20, 2017 at 12:14 pm | 24 comments | 451 Views

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Sweet community

Owned by Google's "chief culture officer" Stacy Sullivan, Sweet Shop in Los Altos serves as a community gathering place and...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2017
Last comment by Nayeli, on Mar 20, 2017 at 10:50 am | 3 comments | 4075 Views

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Two-alarm fire contained in Old Palo Alto

Palo Alto firefighters have contained a two-alarm fire found in the attic of an Old Palo Alto home on Sunday. Read the full...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2017
Last comment by Glad you r ok, on Mar 19, 2017 at 9:59 pm | 5 comments | 5176 Views

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Neighborhood residents offer after-school culinary classes to children

Two Palo Alto chefs have been teaching cooking classes in Duveneck/St. Francis and Professorville neighborhoods to children,...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by nearby resident, on Mar 19, 2017 at 5:43 pm | 2 comments | 3579 Views

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At long last, Menlo Park's BBC holds 'soft,' stealth opening

On the morning of Dec. 23, a passerby peeped through the window of the British Bankers Club, then entered the building. A...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2016
Last comment by PV resident, on Mar 19, 2017 at 7:15 am | 7 comments | 13029 Views

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Neighborhood haunt

Renee Barton grew up in Redwood City's Woodside Plaza neighborhood and knows what it needs and what it lacks: a family-friendly...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2017
Last comment by Woodside Gem, on Mar 17, 2017 at 4:04 pm | 3 comments | 1597 Views

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Housing proposal on Compadres site wins key vote

Despite some consternation from area residents, a proposal to demolish the El Camino Real building that once housed the popular...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Mar 17, 2017 at 9:47 am | 35 comments | 3637 Views

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'Love Sick' in Mountain View

"Love Sick," a new musical based on the erotic, Old Testament text "The Song of Songs," will run for one more weekend at...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by Sgkritzik, on Mar 17, 2017 at 6:18 am | 1 comment | 371 Views

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City to revisit controversial Comp Plan decision

Palo Alto officials will revisit on Monday their controversial January decision to strip all programs from the city's guiding...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2017
Last comment by Amazing, on Mar 16, 2017 at 7:18 pm | 7 comments | 2202 Views

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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...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2017
Last comment by Andrew, on Mar 16, 2017 at 5:09 pm | 2 comments | 2963 Views

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Restaurateurs battle rising wages, high cost of living, shifting trends

Longtime owners who have run restaurants on the Midpeninsula for decades say they've never seen labor costs become so acute,...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 15, 2017 at 9:19 am | 52 comments | 9201 Views

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Amazon wants to open big office in EPA, refuses to try to hire local workers

News report in the Observer: http://observer.com/2017/03/amazon-east-paolo-alto-office-tech-gentrification/...

Original post made by gentrification on Mar. 8, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Mar 13, 2017 at 5:08 pm | 13 comments | 452 Views

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Is this town losing its old heritage?

I remember back in to the 1970s, when I was young, and still going to Cubberley. The town was hardly as populated and dense...

Original post made by Catamount on Mar. 4, 2017
Last comment by Catamount, on Mar 13, 2017 at 5:01 pm | 6 comments | 323 Views

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Palo Alto Square theater to remain open -- for now

More than 2,600 signatures and letters from the Palo Alto City Council to the landlord of the CinéArts Theatre in Palo Alto...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2016
Last comment by Sarah, on Mar 12, 2017 at 6:37 pm | 29 comments | 9077 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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