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Editorial: An elusive history museum
The Palo Alto City Council once again provided a lifeline to a nascent Palo Alto History Museum group that has repeatedly... Last comment 7 hours ago | 17 comments

Jury takes a bold stance on new Palo Alto bike bridge
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A Paly student's year in Brazil
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Gunn pins down fifth as Cramer wins title at Dyche Classic
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Gunn senior wrestler Ian Cramer produced three straight wins, including two by pin, to capture the 145-pound division at the 2014 Lynn Dyche Classic on Saturday at James Lick High in San Jose. Cramer's efforts helped the Titans finish fifth in the 24-team tourney. Sunday, 5:26 PM

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Hobbits put their trust in simple pleasures: a nice meal (or two, or six), a cup of tea, a social call. So it's ironic that writer-director-producer Peter Jackson has proven determined to complicate "The Hobbit," J.R.R. Tolkien's relatively humble vo...... Read the full review

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