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Professorville may soon get permit-parking program

After complaining for years about a dearth of parking in their historic downtown neighborhood, Professorville residents may...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2012
Last comment by Michael Vilain, on Jun 23, 2012 at 12:13 pm | 42 comments | 5085 Views

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City hopes to break ground on California Avenue in fall 2013

Palo Alto plans to launch construction on an ambitious plan to redesign California Avenue in fall of 2013, provided the city...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2012
Last comment by John, on Jul 15, 2012 at 10:27 pm | 42 comments | 2628 Views

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Palo Alto moves ahead with 'neighborhood grants'

Seeking to strengthen the ties that bind neighbors in Palo Alto, city leaders endorsed on Monday night a proposal from Mayor...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2012
Last comment by Cindy Mason, on Oct 11, 2012 at 4:13 am | 42 comments | 4854 Views

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Editorial: A breathtaking proposal

The largest and boldest commercial development proposal in the history of Palo Alto, located at one of the worst traffic...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2012
Last comment by Traffic blocking emergency care, on Oct 6, 2012 at 3:48 pm | 42 comments | 11442 Views

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Car rolls over on Charleston Road in Palo Alto

A white Nissan sedan going west on Charleston Road in Palo Alto hit a tree and rolled over, skidding into the intersection...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2012
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Dec 6, 2012 at 1:25 pm | 42 comments | 5866 Views

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City has little leeway with unfinished homes

Eight years after construction began, a Barron Park residence remains unfinished, much to the chagrin of neighbors who find...

Original post made on May. 12, 2013
Last comment by Toxic, on Nov 15, 2015 at 6:41 pm | 42 comments | 12322 Views

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Palo Alto bans smoking at all parks

Palo Alto took its strongest stance to date against tobacco on Monday night, when the City Council swiftly passed a law that...

Original post made on May. 14, 2013
Last comment by Green&Clean, on May 16, 2013 at 11:30 pm | 42 comments | 8539 Views

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Maybell project wins approval -- for now

Palo Alto on Friday afternoon put the finishing touches on approving a highly controversial development on Maybell Avenue,...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2013
Last comment by a neighbor, on Jul 2, 2013 at 11:28 pm | 42 comments | 4933 Views

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Skyline Blvd. collision kills Woodside woman

A Woodside woman on a bicycle was struck and killed in a collision with a van Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2013
Last comment by Outside Observer, on Sep 24, 2013 at 10:52 pm | 42 comments | 5369 Views

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Editorial: Ambitions to reduce traffic

With residents expressing increasing frustration with the City Council's approvals of new commercial development projects...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2013
Last comment by Midtown resident, on Sep 24, 2013 at 11:20 pm | 42 comments | 9679 Views

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Planned home brings angst to Eichler block

With its leafy sidewalks and quiet air of suburban serenity, Richardson Court appears an unlikely battlefront in Palo Alto's...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2014
Last comment by MD from TO, on Aug 1, 2014 at 12:08 am | 42 comments | 9365 Views

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Palo Alto eyes reforms after transparency gaffes

A week after Palo Alto officials offered public apologies for their secret and ultimately ill-fated negotiations with developer...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by boscoli, on Sep 19, 2014 at 11:32 am | 42 comments | 4961 Views

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Downtown residents split over parking-permit program

As Palo Alto prepares to launch its long-awaited Residential Parking Permit Program, residents in the congested downtown...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2014
Last comment by Downtown Worker, on Dec 31, 2014 at 6:25 pm | 42 comments | 5604 Views

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Palo Alto joins push toward divestment from fossil fuel

Spurred by concerns about climate change and a grassroots push from Palo Alto's faith community, the City Council enthusiastically...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Mar 18, 2015 at 9:48 pm | 42 comments | 5609 Views

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Neighbors jump in to find Fresh Market replacement

With the clock ticking down to the March 31 closure of Edgewood Plaza's Fresh Market grocery store, residents who live near...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2015
Last comment by Long Time Resident, on Aug 22, 2015 at 7:38 pm | 42 comments | 3433 Views

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Top need for parks? Bathrooms

Playing around is serious business in Palo Alto, where praise and demand for parks, playing fields and nature preserves come...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jul 28, 2015 at 6:04 pm | 42 comments | 5770 Views

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Council to mull revised proposal at Page Mill and El Camino

When Palo Alto officials put the brakes on the its controversial "planned-community" zoning process early last year, they...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2015
Last comment by sunshine, on Sep 17, 2015 at 11:08 am | 42 comments | 7054 Views

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Palo Alto: Transit tax must include grade crossing solution

With a transportation-tax measure speeding toward the November 2016 ballot, cities throughout Santa Clara County have collectively...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Sep 17, 2015 at 5:28 pm | 42 comments | 4259 Views

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Palo Alto trees dying in greater numbers

As the drought drags through its fourth year, Palo Alto's parched trees are dying in greater numbers, prompting city officials...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2015
Last comment by Water, on Oct 7, 2015 at 10:10 am | 42 comments | 6870 Views

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City looks at paid parking downtown

As Palo Alto prepares to expand and refine the new parking-permit program for downtown's residential streets, the city is...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2016
Last comment by Reader, on Jan 17, 2016 at 7:48 pm | 42 comments | 5714 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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