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Housing agency eyes complex rehabilitation of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park

A complex rehabilitation lies ahead for Buena Vista Mobile Home Park in Palo Alto, where the Santa Clara County Housing Authority...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2019
Last comment by Oldste, 48 minutes ago | 14 comments | 2606 Views

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Timeline: 40 years of news

Over the past 40 years, the Palo Alto Weekly staff has borne witness to Palo Alto's history through the lens of news coverage....

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2019
Last comment by Gimmee, 1 hour ago | 17 comments | 1557 Views

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County raises property taxes on some Stanford homes

About 50 Stanford University faculty members who purchased their homes through ground leases in the past three years are...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2019
Last comment by Local, Not Stanford, 7 hours ago | 1 comment | 1077 Views

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Palo Alto explores new ways to settle giant pension bill

Seeking to settle the city's astronomical pension bill, Palo Alto is preparing to adopt a policy that would commit the city...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2019
Last comment by Online Name, on Oct 17, 2019 at 3:26 pm | 25 comments | 3987 Views

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Palo Alto to explore new laws to spur affordable housing production

With housing production falling well short of their goals, City Council members clashed and compromised Monday over the best...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2019
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Oct 17, 2019 at 12:07 pm | 67 comments | 5320 Views

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The price of 'paradise': Palo Altans love their hometown but the stress of living in the heart of Silicon Valley is growing

In celebration of the Palo Alto Weekly's 40th anniversary, news staff wanted to examine what the city is like today in light...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2019
Last comment by Jocelyn Dong, on Oct 17, 2019 at 11:43 am | 45 comments | 13416 Views

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New transportation chief looks to raise resident engagement

For years, Palo Alto leaders have talked about the need to launch new transportation initiatives, only to see their plans...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2019
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 17, 2019 at 8:07 am | 32 comments | 3960 Views

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Maastrich buries its traffic underground, Caltrain stays above ground

I've just read that the Dutch city of Maastricht has buried the motorway that used to split the city into two and created...

Original post made by atotic on Oct. 16, 2019
Last comment by Ahem, on Oct 16, 2019 at 9:50 pm | 3 comments | 126 Views

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FPPC: Filseth, Kniss no longer have conflicts of interest on grade separation

The state Fair Political Practices Commission said that Mayor Eric Filseth and Councilwoman Liz Kniss can now engage in decisions...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2019
Last comment by Morris, on Oct 14, 2019 at 10:17 pm | 4 comments | 1604 Views

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'Workforce housing' project in limbo because of dispute with neighbor

More than a year after it won approval, a housing development proposed for the prominent corner of El Camino Real and Page...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2019
Last comment by Another Giveaway, on Oct 12, 2019 at 9:22 pm | 27 comments | 8264 Views

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Editorial: Why our next 40 years depends on you

Palo Alto Weekly Publisher Bill Johnson reflects on the evolution of journalism over the last four decades -- and the crisis...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2019
Last comment by I believe in subscriptions and excellent journalism, on Oct 11, 2019 at 8:14 pm | 2 comments | 2367 Views

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Parking reforms top Palo Alto's transportation to-do list

Frustrated by the city's confusing patchwork of residential parking programs, Palo Alto transportation leaders are preparing...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2019
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Oct 11, 2019 at 12:26 pm | 25 comments | 3772 Views

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What makes a local business last for nearly half a century or more in Palo Alto?

What makes a business last nearly half a century or more? Often it's being in the right place at the right time -- or buying...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2019
There are no comments yet. 2180 Views

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Supervisors decline to restart negotiations with Stanford on campus expansion

Frustrated by its inability to negotiate a deal with Santa Clara County for a significant campus expansion, Stanford University...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2019
Last comment by LSJU79, on Oct 10, 2019 at 7:17 pm | 11 comments | 3677 Views

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Stanford Research Park gains traction in effort to shift workers' commute habits

After gradually expanding its commute services options, Stanford Research Park's Transportation Management Association formed...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2019
Last comment by Bill, on Oct 10, 2019 at 9:37 am | 4 comments | 2682 Views

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Webcast: Vaping's rise and risks

Kyle Greenman of Adolescent Counseling Services' Adolescent Substance Abuse Program, discusses the growing prevalence of...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Oct 8, 2019 at 1:33 pm | 1 comment | 1968 Views

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Editorial: Now with a department of its own, can city's transportation priorities finally get accomplished?

City Manager Ed Shikada and the council are in the process of implementing a major shift in how transportation issues are...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2019
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Oct 7, 2019 at 10:35 pm | 13 comments | 2914 Views

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Missing elderly man with dementia found safe

An 84-year-old man with dementia who was reported missing out of Palo Alto since Saturday afternoon has been found, police...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2019
Last comment by :D, on Oct 7, 2019 at 2:41 pm | 3 comments | 1641 Views

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12 questions the city won't answer

Repeated attempts by the Weekly to get answers from the city of Palo Alto about why first responders mishandled a June 3...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Oct 7, 2019 at 11:58 am | 11 comments | 2181 Views

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Living on four wheels: The people inside the RVs on Palo Alto's El Camino Real

The more than 40 recreational vehicles parked along El Camino Real, just outside Stanford University, have been deemed eyesores...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2019
Last comment by Ahem, on Oct 7, 2019 at 7:48 am | 125 comments | 11861 Views
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