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Fry's Electronics to shutter Palo Alto store in January

Fry's Electronics, which has been a fixture at the 340 Portage Ave. for more than a quarter century, will close its store...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2019
Last comment by Hinrich, on Sep 4, 2019 at 7:16 pm | 33 comments | 22565 Views

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Editorial: With Castilleja project now in the public review process, can both sides work toward solution?

After years of frustration and animosity between Castilleja School and its neighbors, with almost no progress toward finding...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2019
Last comment by Important facts, on Sep 4, 2019 at 2:24 pm | 20 comments | 3293 Views

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What to know as California's peak fire months loom

Having just endured more than a decade of rampaging fires -- 14 of the 20 most destructive fires in state history have occurred...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Sep 3, 2019 at 1:14 pm | 14 comments | 2847 Views

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School board puts dollars into new safety positions, support for struggling students

The Palo Alto school board unanimously approved funding on Tuesday night for new positions in two high-priority areas: school...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2019
Last comment by Pa, on Aug 31, 2019 at 11:14 am | 2 comments | 2170 Views

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Japanese-inspired boutique to close after 44 years in downtown Palo Alto

Phyllis Newhouse, whose family has a long history as business owners in Palo Alto's downtown dating back to 1935, will close...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2019
Last comment by Barbara Van Kirk, on Aug 31, 2019 at 1:42 am | 12 comments | 7897 Views

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Old Palo Alto poised for new parking restrictions

An effort by residents in the Old Palo Alto neighborhood to institute new parking restrictions on their blocks is expected...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2019
Last comment by Me 2, on Aug 30, 2019 at 1:42 pm | 22 comments | 2813 Views

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Power outage affects about 3,300 customers Monday night

A large power outage in Palo Alto has left about 3,300 customers without electricity on Monday night, according to Palo Alto...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2019
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 28, 2019 at 4:12 pm | 21 comments | 8680 Views

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District leadership asks board to fund school safety positions

With school safety as a top priority at Palo Alto Unified this year, staff are asking the board to allocate upwards of $200,000...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2019
Last comment by Yuri, on Aug 28, 2019 at 1:18 pm | 1 comment | 2017 Views

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Palo Alto looks to restore, spruce up new Foothills Park site

Foothills Park is widely considered one of Palo Alto's most pristine treasures, but the latest addition to the exclusive...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Aug 28, 2019 at 10:12 am | 8 comments | 3396 Views

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Planning commissioners kick back Castilleja draft environmental impact report for additions

Finding gaps in the Draft Environmental Impact Report for Castilleja School's planned expansion, Palo Alto's Planning and...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2019
Last comment by Rebecca Eisenberg, on Aug 27, 2019 at 6:27 pm | 44 comments | 5086 Views

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Fire damages apartment in Evergreen Park neighborhood

A fire at an apartment building in Palo Alto's Evergreen Park neighborhood was quickly extinguished on Monday morning, according...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2019
Last comment by impressed, on Aug 26, 2019 at 1:11 pm | 1 comment | 2694 Views

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Council urged to take tough stance on Edgewood Plaza developer over grocery store

It's been a year and a half since Edgewood Plaza's new grocery store opened for business in Palo Alto, but the city and the...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Aug 26, 2019 at 10:20 am | 35 comments | 4772 Views

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Guest Opinion: On Castilleja, be careful of what you wish for

If I were a neighbor of Castilleja School, I would be more concerned with the disruption during construction and the added...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2019
Last comment by Bill, on Aug 24, 2019 at 3:59 pm | 31 comments | 3979 Views

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Palo Alto looks to business tax to fund shuttles, rail improvements

As Palo Alto prepares to join the recent wave of cities that have adopted a business tax, transportation is emerging as the...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2019
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Aug 23, 2019 at 10:43 am | 18 comments | 3811 Views

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Residents urge more restrictions on cell antennas in Palo Alto

Palo Alto's rapidly shifting rules for installation of wireless communication equipment changed again on Monday when the...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Aug 22, 2019 at 10:39 pm | 35 comments | 3278 Views

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Superintendent: School district to use data to solve ongoing issues

Don Austin, Palo Alto school district superintendent, said today his staff will give timely and accurate reports on 12 districtwide...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2019
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 22, 2019 at 4:23 pm | 7 comments | 2527 Views

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Brenda Villa in the running for U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame

Castilleja water polo coach Brenda Villa, a Stanford grad and Olympic gold medalist, is among the finalists for the U.S....

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2019
Last comment by Proud Colleague, on Aug 21, 2019 at 6:20 pm | 1 comment | 1886 Views

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Longtime Palo Alto free lunch, dinner program for the needy ends

Homeless people who have been eating free lunches and dinners through the Breaking Bread program in Palo Alto now have to...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2019
Last comment by Heartless Soul, on Aug 21, 2019 at 12:35 pm | 12 comments | 6619 Views

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Small retailers in limbo at Hotel California building

Only two retailers that remain in the Hotel California building in Palo Alto's California Avenue shopping district may need...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2019
Last comment by Edgewiid, on Aug 18, 2019 at 11:01 pm | 13 comments | 3971 Views

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Spurned by the FAA, city mulls suit over airplane noise

Frustrated by the Federal Aviation Administration persistent failure to address local concerns about airplane noise, Palo...

Original post made on May. 21, 2019
Last comment by traffic jam, on Aug 18, 2019 at 10:09 pm | 51 comments | 9273 Views
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