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Peninsula cities, companies explore partnerships to tackle traffic congestion

Traffic may be a regional problem, but just about every city in the Peninsula has its own local gripes -- and proposed fixes...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2019
Last comment by Another Giveaway, on Oct 24, 2019 at 4:29 pm | 31 comments | 6629 Views

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Smoke from massive wildfire leads to Spare the Air alert

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a Spare the Air alert for Thursday because of smoke in the region...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2019
Last comment by C. Walters, on Oct 24, 2019 at 3:05 pm | 4 comments | 2297 Views

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'Nothing less than transformational:' Ketamine brings relief to people with severe depression

Ketamine is starting to shed its reputation as a psychedelic club drug and experimental mental health treatment as more patients...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2019
Last comment by lindsey, on Oct 23, 2019 at 11:00 pm | 4 comments | 14412 Views

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United Nations Association Film Festival returns with local connections and global reach

At the United Nations Association Film Festival, now in its 22nd year, homegrown journalism meets justice in the form of...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2019
Last comment by Leland, on Oct 21, 2019 at 1:34 pm | 1 comment | 2832 Views

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A 'chronic public health issue': Stanford officials troubled by campus sexual assault data

Nearly 40% of undergraduate women who have attended Stanford University for four years have experienced some form of nonconsensual...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2019
Last comment by safe at home, on Oct 18, 2019 at 12:10 pm | 8 comments | 4482 Views

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Earthquake felt in many Bay Area cities, including Palo Alto, on Monday night

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.5 centered in Contra Costa County was felt in the Palo Alto area on Monday...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2019
Last comment by musical, on Oct 16, 2019 at 3:41 am | 3 comments | 9377 Views

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Planned power outages expected to hit Palo Alto Hills Wednesday at noon

Sections of the Palo Alto Hills are scheduled to see power go out on Wednesday as part of PG&E's pre-emptive outages, planned...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2019
Last comment by Miriam Palm, on Oct 10, 2019 at 9:47 am | 20 comments | 19154 Views

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PG&E plans power outages starting Wednesday; they could affect Palo Alto too

PG&E plans to pre-emptively shut down power due to dangerous weather starting Wednesday, and although the agency doesn't...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Oct 10, 2019 at 9:47 am | 39 comments | 61811 Views

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Biden on Trump: 'We've got to save capitalism from this guy'

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden took jabs at President Donald Trump during a campaign fundraiser in downtown...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2019
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Oct 5, 2019 at 3:54 pm | 26 comments | 5841 Views

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Santa Clara County workers strike for first time in 40 years

Santa Clara County workers went on strike Wednesday morning for the first time in 40 years to protest unfair labor practices,...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2019
Last comment by musical, on Oct 2, 2019 at 9:10 pm | 3 comments | 2352 Views

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Federal rule change could cut thousands of county residents from free food program

Three million Americans could lose access to federal food assistance programs under new rules proposed by the Trump administration,...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2019
Last comment by Liz Gardner, on Sep 26, 2019 at 3:18 pm | 4 comments | 2735 Views

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Child, adult become county's first flu deaths of the season

Two Santa Clara County residents, including a child, have died recently from the flu, county officials said Tuesday. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2019
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Letters to the editor

<B>Opposed to Castilleja expansion Read the full story here https://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2019/09/06/letters-to-the-editor...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2019
Last comment by Dan Siehl, on Sep 24, 2019 at 10:35 pm | 1 comment | 761 Views

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High temperatures, bad air quality expected on Tuesday

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a Spare the Air alert for Tuesday because of a forecast for an unhealthy...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2019
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 23, 2019 at 4:01 pm | 1 comment | 1877 Views

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Groups to kick off three-part series on healthy dialogue with talk on political polarization

Three community organizations in Palo Alto have come together to create a series of events that aim to promote healthy, responsible...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2019
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Sep 20, 2019 at 6:31 pm | 29 comments | 2570 Views

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Equity ripples: East Palo Alto continues to struggle amidst neighboring tech boom

Skyrocketing housing prices, a historical lack of economic, educational and health care opportunities have created seemingly...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2019
Last comment by A Moral Compass, on Sep 20, 2019 at 7:30 am | 10 comments | 8394 Views

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Going strong: Exercise program looks to help members with heart conditions reverse their symptoms

Crystal Gamage is among HeartFit for Life's 190 active members who pay $155 per month for access to medically supervised...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2019
Last comment by Hard Copy, on Sep 7, 2019 at 1:40 pm | 3 comments | 4917 Views

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As East Palo Alto searches for more affordable housing, a mobile home park with some of the city's lowest-income residents is headed for closure

Amid the ongoing Bay Area housing crisis, in which the stock of low-income housing is shrinking and elected leaders are scrambling...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2019
Last comment by C, on Sep 6, 2019 at 9:26 pm | 12 comments | 18745 Views

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Feds' $4.4M grant completes funding needed to develop East Palo Alto's Bay Road

East Palo Alto's 15-year quest to build critical infrastructure along Bay Road reached a milestone on Wednesday, when the...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2019
Last comment by Greggy, on Sep 5, 2019 at 11:18 am | 2 comments | 5604 Views

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NASA women's leadership summit hosts Pelosi, Eshoo

It was a mix of corporate executives and political heavyweights, global thought leaders and scientific stars. And by no coincidence,...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2019
Last comment by men work harder, on Sep 4, 2019 at 9:58 am | 4 comments | 2543 Views
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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 April 10, 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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