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Council holds back funds from plan to revitalize Ventura

Palo Alto's effort to develop a new vision for the Ventura area hit another unexpected obstacle on Monday night, when a routine...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2019
Last comment by Bill Bucy, on Dec 31, 2019 at 10:05 am | 19 comments | 6259 Views

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In Memoriam: A tribute to remarkable figures of the Midpeninsula

This year, the Palo Alto area lost extraordinary figures whose lifelong work continues to inspire and help the generation...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Dec 30, 2019 at 3:21 pm | 4 comments | 3532 Views

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Speaking to Silicon Valley's wealthiest, presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg says democracy must be a value, not just a system

With less than a year left until the general election, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg outlined his vision...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2019
Last comment by facts vs opinions, on Dec 28, 2019 at 12:49 pm | 98 comments | 9489 Views

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An interview with a rat — and other reporters tales

What does it take for journalists to get the story? Sometimes a little luck; sometimes courage. But always, it takes passion...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2019
Last comment by musical, on Dec 27, 2019 at 8:00 pm | 2 comments | 2220 Views

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News that made the decade: Recapping the defining moments of the 2010s

We take a quick walk down the past decade in news, focusing on those events whose impact reverberated for years, before crossing...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2019
There are no comments yet. 2359 Views

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With recycled water deal signed, attention shifts to contentious Baylands site

A landmark agreement between Palo Alto, Mountain View and Valley Water for expanding recycling water in the county is bringing...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2019
Last comment by W. Reller, on Dec 26, 2019 at 2:57 pm | 3 comments | 4884 Views

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Divisive state housing bill wins Santa Clara County support

The controversial housing legislation SB 50 has won the tentative support of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors,...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2019
Last comment by Another Giveaway, on Dec 26, 2019 at 1:06 pm | 9 comments | 5179 Views

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Union workers, Santa Clara County fail to reach agreement in mediation talks

After entering into voluntary mediation Oct. 31, Santa Clara County and its union workers have ended discussions without...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Dec 21, 2019 at 12:34 pm | 1 comment | 2648 Views

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Rising to the occasion: Photos illustrate how Palo Alto persevered in 2019

Through photos, Palo Alto Weekly visual journalists captured a community fiercely trying to better the circumstances with...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2019
Last comment by Nancy’s Playing 3 Dementia Chess, on Dec 21, 2019 at 7:32 am | 1 comment | 3856 Views

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Chestnuts — a rare find in the Bay Area — grows in the hills above Palo Alto

About 2,500 feet above Palo Alto in the Santa Cruz Mountains, there's a 20-acre farm that nurtures a rare crop for this area:...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2019
Last comment by Trevor Adams, on Dec 20, 2019 at 3:11 pm | 10 comments | 7200 Views

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Gunn's Affeld officially becomes part of Cardinal men's swimming

Gunn senior Jonny Affeld highlights the latest recruiting class to sign with the Stanford men’s swimming program on Wednesday...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2019
There are no comments yet. 2986 Views

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Guest Opinion: Tired of all the virtue signaling?

It is important for us to develop inclusive and positive attitudes to being environmentally friendly. It's difficult enough...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2019
Last comment by musical, on Dec 18, 2019 at 1:40 pm | 26 comments | 6721 Views

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Plans for seven-story office building face questions over traffic, 'public benefits'

The East Palo Alto City Council on Tuesday delayed its vote on a proposed seven-story office development and six-story parking...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2019
Last comment by Steve Riley, on Dec 17, 2019 at 5:13 am | 5 comments | 4232 Views

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Local family gives $100,000 to Holiday Fund

A Palo Alto family has made a $100,000 donation to the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund in hopes of inspiring other donors to...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2019
Last comment by Ollia Yenikomshian, on Dec 13, 2019 at 11:25 am | 1 comment | 2387 Views

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Despite community and staff pleas, Ravenswood school board votes for external superintendent search

The Ravenswood City school board voted 3-1 on Thursday night, with Vice President Stephanie Fitch dissenting and President...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2019
Last comment by Moyliten, on Dec 11, 2019 at 10:18 am | 21 comments | 4292 Views

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Ravenswood leadership proposes closing Brentwood, Willow Oaks elementary schools

The Ravenswood City School District has announced which of its five elementary schools have been proposed for closure next...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2019
Last comment by Willows Resident , on Dec 9, 2019 at 9:58 pm | 8 comments | 7979 Views

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'It can happen here': Local fire agencies grapple with new era of 'megafires'

California's wildfire "season" isn't seasonal anymore. With climate change producing drier vegetation and hotter weather,...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2019
Last comment by Pay to play., on Dec 9, 2019 at 10:55 am | 8 comments | 4283 Views

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Stanford law professor testifies to Trump's 'abuse of power'

Stanford Law School professor Pamela Karlan was one of three legal scholars who told the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2019
Last comment by What Will They Do Next, on Dec 7, 2019 at 7:57 pm | 63 comments | 4070 Views

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Despite demand, rising costs force cutbacks to meal program

Nationally, Meals on Wheels deliveries have declined by 21 million since 2005. Santa Clara County has the means to provide...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2019
Last comment by Senior now myself, on Dec 7, 2019 at 2:31 pm | 2 comments | 3016 Views

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To curb vaping, Palo Alto weighs ban on e-cigarettes

Citing ongoing concerns about the health impacts of vaping, three members of the Palo Alto City Council are proposing an...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2019
Last comment by anonymous, on Dec 5, 2019 at 4:16 pm | 32 comments | 34144 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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