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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 | 3871 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 | 7227 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. 2996 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 | 6831 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 | 4251 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 | 2399 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 | 4314 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 | 8019 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 | 4309 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 | 4124 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 | 3033 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 | 34183 Views

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Open Space District nixes killing mountain lions

Activists on Friday applauded a decision by the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District that eliminates the possibility...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2019
Last comment by eileen , on Nov 28, 2019 at 7:26 pm | 9 comments | 7147 Views

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Santa Clara County warns residents to prepare for poor air quality from wildfire smoke

As PG&E prepares for another Public Safety Power Shutoff throughout the state, the Santa Clara County Public Health Department...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Nov 25, 2019 at 3:32 pm | 9 comments | 7562 Views

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In changing times, faltering allegiance to the Pledge

Since late October, members of the Rotary Club of Palo Alto stopped reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at their weekly meetings,...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2019
Last comment by Martha Dogood, on Nov 22, 2019 at 8:35 pm | 49 comments | 7486 Views

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Wood burning bans now in effect year-round on Spare the Air days

Wood burning bans will now be in effect year-round on Spare the Air days in the Bay Area after a vote Wednesday by the region's...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2019
Last comment by Putin, on Nov 22, 2019 at 12:18 pm | 9 comments | 2289 Views

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Stunt dogs storm the stage

When Chris Perondi met the dog now named Crazy Confetti at the Yolo County Animal Shelter in Woodland, California, he was...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2019
Last comment by pearl, on Nov 22, 2019 at 11:44 am | 1 comment | 576 Views

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County supervisors vote to open Mountain View dental clinic for low-income, uninsured residents

Santa Clara County will open a new dental clinic in Mountain View next year, moving county-run pediatric and adult oral care...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2019
Last comment by Joel, on Nov 22, 2019 at 10:48 am | 1 comment | 2673 Views

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Will a 76-year deal make Palo Alto's wastewater safe to drink?

Seeking to turn wastewater into a valuable and drinkable commodity, Palo Alto and Santa Clara Valley Water are moving ahead...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Nov 20, 2019 at 9:06 am | 9 comments | 4616 Views

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Palo Alto Weekly's annual charitable-giving drive kicks off

This week, the Holiday Fund is launching its 2019 campaign with a goal of raising $400,000. The Ravenswood Education Foundation...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2019
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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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