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Shop Talk: Farmers market goes year-round; new boxing gym

In this week's Shop Talk column, news about the Downtown Palo Alto Farmers Market, a boxing gym with group workouts and a...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2019
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Nov 9, 2019 at 11:34 am | 1 comment | 5040 Views

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Editorial: After 45 years, it's finally time to seize the opportunity to build housing on the soon-to-be former Fry's site

The long, zigzagging history of why housing doesn't already exist on the Fry's Electronics site is a portrait of one of the...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Nov 8, 2019 at 3:55 pm | 47 comments | 7036 Views

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Palo Alto looks to empower citizens group on rail redesign

Seeking to bring clarity to Palo Alto's convoluted debate over the future of its rail corridor, the City Council agreed on...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2019
Last comment by Citizen, on Nov 7, 2019 at 7:58 pm | 27 comments | 4865 Views

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At updated Reuse Zone, residents can leave -- or pick up -- leftover paint, household cleaners

It might be an overstatement to say that the city of Palo Alto's Reuse Zone proves that one person's trash is another's treasure,...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2019
Last comment by sherber, on Nov 7, 2019 at 12:08 am | 5 comments | 2739 Views

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Smoke from Ranch Fire drifts into Bay Area

An air quality advisory due to smoke from the Ranch Fire in Tehama County has been extended through Wednesday. Read the...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2019
Last comment by resident, on Nov 6, 2019 at 12:40 pm | 2 comments | 1647 Views

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Editorial: Having failed so far, President Hotel buyers try financial inducements to build support for the zoning changes it needs

It's not clear whether Adventurous Journeys Capital Partners did a terrible job at researching the zoning obstacles they...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2019
Last comment by more corruption, on Nov 5, 2019 at 4:37 pm | 16 comments | 4488 Views

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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 | 4343 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 | 5344 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 | 6061 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 | 4541 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 | 3054 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 | 6240 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 | 2072 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 | 5431 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 | 5074 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 | 17171 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 | 4270 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 | 1840 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 | 6678 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 | 3204 Views
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