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Palo Alto's last dive bar faces uncertain future
Three years after its colorful owner passed away, Antonio's Nut House, Palo Alto's last authentic dive bar, is still open,... Last comment 1 hour ago | 19 comments

Palo Alto Tailoring closed three years ago. Customers want their clothes back.
Customers of a Palo Alto tailoring business say they have been trying to get their clothing back for nearly three years,... Last comment 2 hours ago | 25 comments

Guest Opinion: To solve housing crisis, decrease demand
Housing is in short supply in Silicon Valley, especially affordable housing. Unfortunately, no amount of the current sort... Last comment 9 hours ago | 38 comments

Editorial: Brownrigg for state Senate
In the impressive group of candidates for California's 13th Senate district, we give the nod to Michael Brownrigg, who has... Last comment on Feb 21, 2020 at 6:20 pm | 28 comments

 
 
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"Exhibit on U.S. presidents"
Life-sized cutouts of Abraham Lincoln, Bill Clinton and other U.S. presidents are scattered in an exhibit on display at Walter Hays Elementary School on Feb. 20, 2018. Photo by Connie Jo Cotton. Submitted by Jamey Padojino on Feb 21, 2018

 
 
 
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Missing Palo Alto couple found alive, ending weeklong search in which hopes had dimmed
Search and rescue volunteers navigating their way through dense vegetation on Saturday found Palo Alto residents Carol Kiparsky and Ian Irwin in Marin County, where they had gone missing eight days earlier. Sunday, 1:58 PM | 39 comments

Palo Alto's last dive bar faces uncertain future
Three years after its colorful owner passed away, Antonio's Nut House is still open, but its new owners worry their landlord might have other plans for the California Avenue property. Saturday, 8:55 AM | 19 comments

Outside spending in state Senate race ramps up in final days before Super Tuesday
With only 12 days until California's March 3 primary, candidates for District 13 in the state Senate are ramping up their campaign fundraising and spending efforts to convince voters to select them. Friday, 9:30 AM | 1 comments

Palo Alto Tailoring closed three years ago. Customers want their clothes back.
Customers of a Palo Alto tailoring business say they have been trying to get their clothing back for nearly three years, but the doors of Palo Alto Tailoring remain tightly shut, leaving them staring longingly through the glass doors. Friday, 7:41 AM | 25 comments

VIDEO: Exploring the art of trees
Palo Alto Art Center Director Karen Kienzle talks about an exhibit featuring 20 artists whose work offers various interpretations on the significance of trees. She also discusses the center's unique programs to help foster creativity. Friday, 4:04 PM

Man arrested for kidnapping attempt reportedly held another family hostage
A man arrested last week for attempted kidnapping in a Mountain View home had allegedly held another woman and her daughter hostage that same day, according to new details released by police. Monday, 8:19 AM | 5 comments

Senior Commission? Sustainability Commission? Palo Alto mulls new advisory panels
Palo Alto's long-standing system of advisory panels could be heading for a big shake-up in the coming months, as the City Council weighs adding two new boards, disbanding an existing one and splitting its most influential commission. Friday, 7:40 AM | 2 comments

Editorial: Yes on community college measures G, H

Guest Opinion: To solve housing crisis, decrease demand

Student injured by potato gun in class likely to receive $1.5M settlement

Around Town: Suspected 'bait' dog finds new home; residents prioritize bathroom in park renovation

Ravenswood school district seeks public input on superintendent pick

Meet the 7 candidates who want to represent you in Sacramento

PUBLIC AGENDA: Potential bike boulevard changes; Magical Bridge playground project

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The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 27, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category. Sponsored by Kepler's Books, Linden Tree Books and Bell's Books.

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