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What to expect when Google Fiber comes to town

Google Fiber has been hailed by many observers as a much-needed shake-up for the local telecommunications market. But to...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2016
Last comment by Jeff Hoel, 33 minutes ago | 34 comments | 7268 Views

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Housing eyed at Page Mill and El Camino corner

After seeing its initial bid rebuffed by Palo Alto officials, the development team looking to construct a four-story building...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2016
Last comment by Ventura Resident, 1 hour ago | 39 comments | 5393 Views

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Foothills fire station debate reignites

For the past three decades, the seasonal fire station at Foothills Park has served as an insurance policy of sorts for the...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2016
Last comment by Taxpayer, 1 hour ago | 33 comments | 4118 Views

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Editorial: Facebook's big expansion

A diverse parade of nonprofit, union and civic leaders turned out Tuesday night to a meeting of the Menlo Park City Council...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2016
Last comment by Ornery, 12 hours ago | 16 comments | 2049 Views

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Outage left nearly 5,000 customers without power

An early morning power blackout struck thousands of Palo Alto residents on Saturday and lasted several hours, a Palo Alto...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2016
Last comment by Engineer, 18 hours ago | 3 comments | 1379 Views

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Postal inspector investigates theft of birthday money

The U.S. Postal Service's Office of the Inspector General is investigating a series of thefts of money from mailed birthday...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2016
Last comment by Question, 21 hours ago | 12 comments | 2932 Views

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Cinemark to close Palo Alto Square theater

Another cultural treasure in Palo Alto will flicker out of existence in August, when CinéArts at Palo Alto Square shuts...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2016
Last comment by Suekemp, 21 hours ago | 66 comments | 10647 Views

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Downtown Palo Alto post office unveils two new possible locations

Downtown post office patrons will have 30 days starting today to comment on a proposed plan to relocate the historic 83-year-old...

Original post made on May. 29, 2015
Last comment by anon, 22 hours ago | 15 comments | 7458 Views

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What happened to the power?

Looked at the PAU website and it is out for a huge chunk of the city. What happened?...

Original post made by Dave V. on Jul. 23, 2016
Last comment by Mary Shaw, on Jul 23, 2016 at 6:49 pm | 3 comments | 173 Views

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New tenants sought for Cubberley

With its long-term future still in flux, Cubberley Community Center is preparing to welcome new tenants onto its sprawling...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2016
Last comment by Parent of 2, on Jul 23, 2016 at 6:42 pm | 10 comments | 2311 Views

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Kniss to run for fresh term on City Council

Palo Alto Councilwoman Liz Kniss, a two-time mayor whose political resume includes stints on the city's school board, the...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2016
Last comment by MargaretJ, on Jul 22, 2016 at 1:35 pm | 30 comments | 2639 Views

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With redevelopment looming, businesses prepare to leave

When August comes to a close, it will spell the end of an era for the roughly two dozen Palo Alto businesses that have been...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2016
Last comment by BalancedCarefulConsideration, on Jul 22, 2016 at 10:22 am | 37 comments | 8303 Views

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A neighborhood perspective of Maybell development

I would like to add some insights to the Palo Alto Weekly editorial, "A bittersweet outcome," published in the July 1 issue....

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2016
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Jul 21, 2016 at 10:39 pm | 26 comments | 2792 Views

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Repeal the Plastic Bag Ban

Seeing as we have people running for City Council, I am strongly urging the candidates to promise a repeal on the egregious...

Original post made by Resident on Jul. 18, 2016
Last comment by midtown resident, on Jul 21, 2016 at 5:50 am | 14 comments | 395 Views

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School district stunned by tax shortfall

The Palo Alto school district is suddenly facing a $3.7 million budget gap due to a new property-tax revenue estimate from...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2016
Last comment by BP dad, on Jul 21, 2016 at 12:16 am | 64 comments | 12471 Views

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The public-transit conundrum

Amid ever-increasing local gridlock, a booming economy and a growing population, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2016
Last comment by Allen Akin, on Jul 20, 2016 at 8:58 pm | 52 comments | 7844 Views

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Block-long development approved for Olive Garden site

The already sizzling construction climate around California Avenue is set to heat up even further after the City Council...

Original post made on May. 24, 2016
Last comment by Marie, on Jul 20, 2016 at 6:01 pm | 57 comments | 6907 Views

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Gunn grad leads Crisis Text Line's Bay Area efforts

Palo Alto native and Gunn High School graduate Libby Craig is leading Crisis Text Line's efforts to grow the 24-7 support...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2016
Last comment by LisaD, on Jul 20, 2016 at 1:47 pm | 3 comments | 6509 Views

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Residents worry about speeding along Bol Park Path

Metal fences that cross the Bol Park Path to slow down bicyclists will soon be taken down, to the consternation of some residents...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2016
Last comment by Douglas Moran, on Jul 19, 2016 at 3:27 pm | 19 comments | 4356 Views

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So ugly I drive a different route

That new mega-something being built on JJ&F Market's old site (El Camino between Stanford and College) is such a ghastly...

Original post made by Wade on Jul. 16, 2016
Last comment by Vomit inducing, on Jul 18, 2016 at 4:45 pm | 15 comments | 426 Views
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