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Palo Alto prepares to move forward with new El Camino Park fields

Four years after Palo Alto began to consider replacing the playing fields, upgrading the lights and sprucing up the pathways...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2014
Last comment by Opportunity cost, 2 minutes ago | 3 comments | 1371 Views

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Editorial: Measure D: No on reducing council size

Talk of reducing the size of the Palo Alto City Council from nine to seven has come and gone for decades, but has never generated...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2014
Last comment by fish hugger, 43 minutes ago | 7 comments | 2047 Views

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Children in YMCA adult locker rooms questioned

The YMCA of Silicon Valley has been allowing children 7 years old and younger to join their opposite-sex parents in the locker...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2014
Last comment by Mark Dinan, 1 hour ago | 28 comments | 2476 Views

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Another 'Fiber to the Premise' resurrection for Palo Alto?

The long-discussed dream of getting true high-speed fiber-optic service for Palo Alto is looking like a real possibility....

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2014
Last comment by Anonymous, 2 hours ago | 11 comments | 1550 Views

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Palo Alto: Developers offer to build downtown garage

With Palo Alto in the market for a new downtown garage, developers are stepping forward with offers to build the city a parking...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., 13 hours ago | 57 comments | 3637 Views

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Loma Prieta earthquake: 25 years later

My name is My Nguyen and I am the digital editor for the Palo Alto Weekly. Today marks the 25th anniversary of the 1989 Loma...

Original post made by My Nguyen on Oct. 17, 2014
Last comment by Joe, 21 hours ago | 9 comments | 1618 Views

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Editorial: Holman, Scharff, DuBois, Filseth, Wolbach for City Council

We recommend the re-election of two incumbents, Karen Holman and Greg Scharff, and three newcomers, Tom DuBois, Eric Filseth...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2014
Last comment by ssharma, 23 hours ago | 37 comments | 6770 Views

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Questions abound over anonymous campaign mailer

An anonymous mailer urging recipients to vote for the three female candidates for Palo Alto's school board went out to an...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2014
Last comment by Reason, on Oct 18, 2014 at 11:22 am | 24 comments | 1923 Views

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PASZ A Trojan Horse

This spring, Mimi Steel, an activist with close ties to the Citizens Alliance for Property Rights (stands for no affordable...

Original post made by Alice Schaffer Smith on Oct. 17, 2014
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Oct 18, 2014 at 8:56 am | 6 comments | 305 Views

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Candidate profile: The Organizer; Lydia Kou

Palo Altans generally care about two things: staying alive and new developments (not necessarily in that order). Recent history...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2014
Last comment by Margaret Fruth, on Oct 17, 2014 at 5:42 pm | 5 comments | 417 Views

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Think for Yourself

The weekly just completed their editorials , explaining to residents how they should vote in the coming election. Really,...

Original post made by Make up your own mind on Oct. 17, 2014
Last comment by Paly Parent, on Oct 17, 2014 at 4:17 pm | 1 comment | 104 Views

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Board swats plan to give ballfield 'historic' status

Over six decades, the Palo Alto Little League field has become hub of big dreams and cherished memories for generations of...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2014
Last comment by southbayresident, on Oct 17, 2014 at 1:07 am | 14 comments | 1180 Views

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No Response on Numbers of Planes at Low Altitudes

Our representative in Washington, Anna Eshoo, is coming up for reelection, and this is a good time to email her about the...

Original post made by Midtown Man on Oct. 13, 2014
Last comment by musical, on Oct 16, 2014 at 10:13 pm | 22 comments | 501 Views

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Water district candidates focus on drought, flooding

The winner in the race for a single seat at the Santa Clara Valley Water District will take on major challenges if elected...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2014
Last comment by FixTheCreek, on Oct 16, 2014 at 9:34 pm | 6 comments | 2551 Views

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Stanford Blood Center lawsuit on hold

A jury trial pitting a longtime blood donor against Stanford Blood Center that was scheduled to begin today has been postponed,...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2012
Last comment by Nevemore, on Oct 16, 2014 at 8:44 pm | 26 comments | 2491 Views

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Difficult conversation: when to give up the car keys

Louise Freedman recently carried her driver's license into the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and laid it on the counter. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2014
Last comment by Disabled But Not Dead, on Oct 16, 2014 at 8:40 pm | 10 comments | 3563 Views

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40 Hour Work Week for City Employees

Do any of the candidates running for city council support the normal concept of city employees working 40 hours per week?...

Original post made by Barron Park resident on Oct. 15, 2014
Last comment by Ha ha, on Oct 16, 2014 at 8:23 pm | 4 comments | 194 Views

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Buena Vista residents appeal closure decision

Seeking to stave off displacement, residents of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park are appealing a September decision by a hearing...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2014
Last comment by John B, on Oct 16, 2014 at 6:33 pm | 45 comments | 3394 Views

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Residential Permit Parking Enforcement

The City of Palo Alto has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a consultant to provide Residential Preferential Parking...

Original post made by Herb Borock on Oct. 10, 2014
Last comment by Herb Borock, on Oct 16, 2014 at 1:56 pm | 3 comments | 170 Views

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Palo Alto to ponder its lobbying priorities

Faced with pressure to build more housing, improve flood protection and plan for high-speed rail, Palo Alto officials will...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Oct 16, 2014 at 12:24 pm | 11 comments | 912 Views
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