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Residents, city staff, nonprofit rally to save imperiled dawn redwood

An ailing dawn redwood outside the downtown Palo Alto post office, a tree whose species dates from the time of the dinosaurs,...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2019
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 1, 2019 at 11:55 am | 1 comment | 3917 Views

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Despite backlash, President Hotel owner presses ahead with hotel conversion

The new owner of the President Hotel made a renewed pitch on Tuesday for converting the iconic apartment building into a...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2019
Last comment by PAer, on Nov 1, 2019 at 10:48 am | 27 comments | 4447 Views

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Palo Alto wants to fast-track public awareness on its 'biggest project': Rail redesign

While the Palo Alto City Council has been talking about the need to separate tracks from roads for nearly a decade, the council...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2019
Last comment by Morris, on Nov 1, 2019 at 8:15 am | 41 comments | 5319 Views

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Palo Alto man dies in head-on crash on state Highway 152

A man killed in a head-on crash on state Highway 152 in southern Santa Clara County on Wednesday morning has been identified...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2019
Last comment by Condolences, on Nov 1, 2019 at 2:02 am | 1 comment | 3869 Views

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Guest Opinion: In search of a Cubberley champion

The only thing that's going to force the Palo Alto school district and the city to keep working together to rebuild Cubberley...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2019
Last comment by A Citizen , on Oct 31, 2019 at 2:56 pm | 27 comments | 2584 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 Oct 28, 2019 at 8:22 pm | 43 comments | 5740 Views

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Wildfire smoke prompts Spare the Air alert for Monday

A Spare the Air Alert for smoke throughout the entire Bay Area region has been issued for Monday due to wildfires in Northern...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2019
Last comment by resident, on Oct 28, 2019 at 4:46 pm | 2 comments | 1772 Views

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Powering up at home

Local agencies promote swapping out gas burning appliances for electric ones to reduce emissions as some cities, including...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2019
Last comment by Marc, on Oct 28, 2019 at 7:47 am | 4 comments | 2869 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 Someone should investigate, on Oct 27, 2019 at 7:18 pm | 34 comments | 4619 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 Pitchforks ahoy, on Oct 26, 2019 at 11:09 pm | 50 comments | 15522 Views

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Palo Alto set to raise its stakes in Ventura neighborhood redevelopment plan

Despite a spate of setbacks that have complicated its plans, Palo Alto is preparing to invest more time and money into an...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2019
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Oct 24, 2019 at 7:55 am | 3 comments | 3581 Views

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At long last, Palo Alto will have a mental health center where teens can walk in for help  

A yearslong effort to open a first-of-its-kind youth mental health center in Palo Alto reached a major milestone on Tuesday:...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2019
Last comment by wish i could do it over, on Oct 23, 2019 at 6:08 pm | 6 comments | 8492 Views

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Facebook announces $1 billion investment package to bolster affordable housing

Facebook, the social media behemoth based in Menlo Park, announced Tuesday that it plans to invest $1 billion over the next...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2019
Last comment by musical, on Oct 23, 2019 at 4:59 pm | 3 comments | 1602 Views

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New parking restrictions in Old Palo Alto seek to redirect Caltrain commuters

In a bid to drive Caltrain commuters out of Old Palo Alto's residential streets, the City Council approved on Monday a new...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2019
Last comment by Training for my 80's, on Oct 23, 2019 at 4:10 pm | 26 comments | 5082 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 musical, on Oct 22, 2019 at 11:10 pm | 22 comments | 6119 Views

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Silicon Valley Community Foundation hires new leadership team

The Mountain View-based Silicon Valley Community Foundation announced the hiring of several new executives as part of a restructuring...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2019
Last comment by wander3r, on Oct 22, 2019 at 1:13 pm | 2 comments | 2783 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 Neighbor , on Oct 21, 2019 at 7:22 pm | 25 comments | 4287 Views

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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 george drysdale, on Oct 21, 2019 at 9:19 am | 15 comments | 4162 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 Momma Quix, on Oct 20, 2019 at 8:09 pm | 21 comments | 2054 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 | 4976 Views
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