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Palo Alto Tailoring closed three years ago. Customers want their clothes back.

Customers of a Palo Alto tailoring business say they have been trying to get their clothing back for nearly three years,...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2020
Last comment by Lookitup, 1 hour ago | 24 comments | 11553 Views

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After early speed bumps, Palo Alto steers bike boulevards in a new direction

After a rocky start and a sudden stop, Palo Alto is preparing to resume its ambitious plan to build a network of bike boulevards,...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2020
Last comment by Rick, 1 hour ago | 19 comments | 1859 Views

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No viaduct, no closure: Palo Alto resident aims for compromise on Churchill

The long controversy behind the Churchill Avenue rail redesign has put the city and its residents at a frustrating, but understandable...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2020
Last comment by Evergreen Park Resident, 1 hour ago | 35 comments | 7496 Views

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Police chief says use of force is 'very rare.' Critics are not convinced.

Facing numerous allegations of excessive force by local police officers, Palo Alto Police Chief Robert Jonsen assured the...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2020
Last comment by Anon, 8 hours ago | 13 comments | 2494 Views

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Around Town: Suspected 'bait' dog finds new home; residents prioritize bathroom in park renovation

In the latest Around Town column, news about the recent adoption of a dog who was abandoned last month, support for a permanent...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2020
Last comment by Vagrant Advocate, on Feb 25, 2020 at 2:14 pm | 4 comments | 2549 Views

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Missing Palo Alto couple located in Marin County

Missing Palo Alto residents Carol Kiparsky and Ian Irwin were found alive on Saturday morning, eight days after they were...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2020
Last comment by musical, on Feb 24, 2020 at 5:11 pm | 41 comments | 20728 Views

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After Ross Road blowback, Palo Alto looks to shift gears on bike boulevards

Chastened by the outpouring of resident complaints about the city's new "bike boulevard" on Ross Road, Palo Alto's transportation...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 23, 2020 at 10:52 pm | 58 comments | 6703 Views

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Palo Alto couple gone missing in Marin County

A Palo Alto couple who had rented a room in Marin County last week and were due to check out Saturday morning have gone missing,...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2020
Last comment by Local, on Feb 22, 2020 at 12:04 pm | 25 comments | 18646 Views

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Looking 'beyond everywhere': Palo Alto couple remains missing after fourth day of searches

As time ticks on in the effort to locate Palo Alto residents Carol Kiparsky and Ian Irwin, who have been missing for nearly...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2020
Last comment by SCR, on Feb 22, 2020 at 11:37 am | 18 comments | 6835 Views

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As car break-ins surge, Palo Alto police laud drop in violent crime

Despite a year marred by car break-ins and claims of police brutality, the Palo Alto Police Department saw several positive...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2020
Last comment by When will republicons ever run a good candidate again?, on Feb 21, 2020 at 12:37 pm | 30 comments | 5676 Views

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Senior Commission? Sustainability Commission? Palo Alto mulls new advisory panels

Palo Alto's long-standing system of advisory panels could be heading for a big shake-up in the coming months, as the City...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2020
Last comment by Judith Wasserman, on Feb 21, 2020 at 11:51 am | 2 comments | 2092 Views

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Auditors slam plan to reform their office

A proposal to reform the City Auditor's Office is facing pushback and a threat of a lawsuit from employees of the department,...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2020
Last comment by A City Employer, on Feb 19, 2020 at 3:08 pm | 21 comments | 4201 Views

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A look at some new construction requirements for 2020

Ordinances banning natural gas in new homes and buildings and changing how existing buildings are removed will mean major...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Feb 19, 2020 at 2:26 pm | 22 comments | 8284 Views

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Ending stalemate, Human Relations commissioner quits seeking chairmanship

In a stunning move to avoid a potentially divisive and deadlocked election for the Palo Alto Human Relations Commissioner...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Feb 19, 2020 at 7:56 am | 6 comments | 2505 Views

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Guest Opinion: Remembering Palo Alto's transportation history

Understanding the historical "bones" of our city -- the rail line and a walkable grid street system rather than a car-dominated...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2020
Last comment by Richard, on Feb 18, 2020 at 9:32 pm | 7 comments | 3158 Views

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Rapid spread of coronavirus prompts local organizers to cancel Chinese New Year events

The sponsors of two Chinese Lunar New Year fairs in Palo Alto that would have drawn thousands of people have canceled the...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2020
Last comment by Gratefull, on Feb 18, 2020 at 7:52 am | 28 comments | 14542 Views

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Around Town: Division over installing wireless antennas; local voting rights group marks 100th birthday

In the latest Around Town column, news about the latest arguments for and against installing wireless antennas in Palo Alto,...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2020
Last comment by Anonymous, on Feb 17, 2020 at 6:36 pm | 8 comments | 2576 Views

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VMware plans to cut over 200 jobs in Palo Alto

Cloud infrastructure company VMware recently announced that it will cut 211 jobs at its Palo Alto headquarters effective...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Feb 16, 2020 at 3:12 pm | 9 comments | 12157 Views

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With revised design, Castilleja tries to appease critics of its growth plan

Seeking a truce with critics of its proposed expansion, Castilleja School this week submitted a revised plan to the city...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2020
Last comment by Unbiased reporting, on Feb 16, 2020 at 2:24 pm | 39 comments | 4759 Views

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Behind the Headlines: A playground for all

Magical Bridge playground co-founders Olenka Steciw Villarreal and Jill Hoffspiegel Asher discuss how their universal playground...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2020
Last comment by neva yarkin, on Feb 15, 2020 at 10:24 am | 1 comment | 2051 Views
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Short story writers wanted!

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 March 27, 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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