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New Palo Alto buildings 'must be greener'

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Original post made on May. 13, 2008
Last comment by hellooo?, on May 21, 2008 at 5:32 pm | 43 comments | 4370 Views

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Alcohol restrictions proposed for two PA parks

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Original post made on Aug. 25, 2008
Last comment by Our Neighborhood, on Oct 7, 2008 at 4:48 pm | 43 comments | 4195 Views

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California Voters Voice Outrage

The results are finalized in California, and taxpayers finally took a stand. Propositions 1A through 1E were soundly...

Original post made by Sharon on May. 20, 2009
Last comment by James, on May 23, 2009 at 9:07 am | 43 comments | 5060 Views

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Palo Alto workers march against wage cuts

Facing salary reductions and uncertainty over future benefits, dozens of workers from Palo Alto's largest labor union sang...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2009
Last comment by the watcher, on Jul 14, 2009 at 7:29 pm | 43 comments | 6853 Views

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Business-license tax debates continue

While supporters of Palo Alto's proposed business license-tax say it is a necessary and modest tax, opponents believe it...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2009
Last comment by cake, on Oct 14, 2009 at 7:07 pm | 43 comments | 3303 Views

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'Hazardous' storm moving in on Midpeninsula

Midpeninsula officials and residents are bracing for the first big storm of the season tonight through Wednesday, deemed...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2009
Last comment by Lisa Maloni, on Oct 19, 2009 at 2:10 pm | 43 comments | 2688 Views

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Palo Alto revising business-tax guidelines

Palo Alto officials are revising the rules for implementing a new business-license tax in response to criticism from a vocal...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2009
Last comment by Kate, on Oct 16, 2009 at 6:21 pm | 43 comments | 2566 Views

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Editorial: $4.8 million 'error' is third big gaffe

The disclosure last week that Palo Alto budget officials only recently became aware of an additional $4.8 million deficit...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2009
Last comment by paloaltomarino, on Dec 10, 2009 at 10:28 am | 43 comments | 4025 Views

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Palo Alto councilmen worried about bias in Fire Department study

When Palo Alto officials asked for an independent study of Fire Department staffing, they had no idea the analysis would...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2010
Last comment by Charles O Jones, on Apr 28, 2010 at 7:41 pm | 43 comments | 5334 Views

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Palo Alto labor unions struggle in tough economy

Palo Alto and Wisconsin are thousands of miles apart -- geographically and politically -- but one wouldn't guess that by...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2011
Last comment by S.Coen, on Oct 5, 2011 at 10:00 am | 43 comments | 4524 Views

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Plan for offices, retail at old Varsity Theatre move ahead

The Varsity Theatre in downtown Palo Alto represents, in many ways, the tension between the city's past and its future. Now,...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2011
Last comment by Lost Treasures, on Nov 11, 2011 at 1:33 am | 43 comments | 7023 Views

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Liz Kniss to run for Palo Alto City Council

After a decade-long hiatus, Santa Clara County Supervisor Liz Kniss launched her quest to return to local politics Monday...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2012
Last comment by svatoid, on Jan 14, 2012 at 9:31 am | 43 comments | 5142 Views

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Editorial: Burt, Schmid, Berman, Kniss for council

In the last Palo Alto City Council election in 2009, with 14 candidates, voters overwhelmingly reelected Larry Klein to his...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2012
Last comment by David Pepperdine, on Feb 11, 2013 at 9:37 pm | 43 comments | 8631 Views

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Flood-control project flows ahead

Fifteen years after water from the San Francisquito Creek swept through the neighborhoods of Palo Alto, East Palo Alto and...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on Nov 17, 2012 at 8:12 pm | 43 comments | 12799 Views

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More questions on Car Dwelling Ban

The headline reads "Ban on car dwelling loses support in Palo Alto" -- raises some questions for me. Does this mean that...

Original post made by pavoter on Nov. 24, 2012
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Dec 19, 2012 at 2:04 pm | 43 comments | 5874 Views

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Delayed election could doom Maybell project

When Palo Alto officials convene tonight to determine their next steps on a divisive Maybell development, dollars and cents...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2013
Last comment by Jim, on Aug 11, 2013 at 4:33 pm | 43 comments | 63251 Views

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Bikes as an IQ Test

Clearly many bikers don't know how to read. "Stop" means stop for all vehicles on Bryant St., including people riding bikes....

Original post made by Moochie on Aug. 14, 2013
Last comment by Moochie, on Aug 20, 2013 at 5:23 pm | 43 comments | 2893 Views

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City's effort to curb traffic hits its first speed bump

It could be an ominous sign that Palo Alto's first discussion of a broad and ambitious traffic-management program kicked...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2013
Last comment by boscoli, on Sep 20, 2013 at 2:49 pm | 43 comments | 11899 Views

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Board approves redeveloping University Ave building, exceeding city height limit

The Architectural Review Board on Thursday approved a plan to redevelop the 1950s style, one-story building at the corner...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2013
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jul 29, 2014 at 5:02 pm | 43 comments | 17738 Views

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Nikola Tesla statue to be unveiled in Palo Alto

A statue of the inventor of Nikola Tesla -- equipped with free Wi-Fi and a time capsule to be opened in 2043 -- is set to...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2013
Last comment by Inventions, on Jul 10, 2015 at 7:59 pm | 43 comments | 18661 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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