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Jury takes a bold stance on new Palo Alto bike bridge
Three different design teams came to Palo Alto City Hall on Wednesday afternoon, each with a bridge to sell to the city. Read... Last comment 7 minutes ago | 63 comments

Minority students speak to challenges they face
A group of Palo Alto middle and high school students of color spoke Tuesday night about the good, the bad and the ugly inherent... Last comment 15 hours ago | 11 comments

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 1 hour ago | 21 comments

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"Snow caps"
This plant in Portola Valley looks to be wearing little caps of snow on Feb. 26, 2011. Submitted by Nathan Hanley on Feb 26, 2011

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Coroner IDs man killed on train tracks; name not yet released
After seeking the public's help in identifying a man killed Friday evening on the train tracks between Mountain View and Sunnyvale, the Santa Clara County medical examiner's office said on Monday it has ascertained the victim's name and now must notify next of kin before releasing it. Monday, 2:09 PM

Last-minute matching challenge for Holiday Fund
For the fourth year in a row, a Palo Alto family is urging residents to step up and make gifts to the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund by pledging $100,000 of their own in matching funds. Monday, 10:48 AM

Unemployment rates fall across the Bay Area
Unemployment rates across the Bay Area dropped in November, compared with a year ago, according to data released Friday from the state's Employment Development Department. Monday, 9:39 AM

One-alarm fire originated in oven, damages kitchen
Two people in Palo Alto were able to make it out of a house safely after the oven caught fire Sunday, fire officials said. Sunday, 6:43 PM | 1 comments

Resident Barbara Allen creates Palo Alto's first 'poetry post'
To share her love of verse with her neighbors, in August Barbara Allen created Palo Alto's first "poetry post," a wooden box with a clear plastic window that is mounted outside her gate. Monday, 7:26 AM | 2 comments

First Person: A conversation with Jane Shaw
The Very Reverend Dr. Jane Shaw talks with Lisa Van Dusen having arrived on the Stanford campus this fall as the Dean for Religious Life and Professor of Religious Studies after a four-year stint as Dean of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. She just might surprise you. Monday, 7:26 AM | 1 comments

Guest Opinion: A year in Brazil
Many teens wouldn't consider taking a year to go abroad, especially during high school. Maybe they're scared of starting in a new school and being the "new student." Maybe they're terrified of leaving all their friends and family. Or just maybe they're scared of being in a completely different country with a different language. Yes, it all does sound scary; however, it's all these new experiences that make it so amazing. Monday, 7:26 AM | 1 comments

Medical examiner seeking help to ID man struck by train
Officials from the Santa Clara County medical examiner's office are asking for the public's help in identifying a man killed Friday evening on the Caltrain tracks between Mountain View and Sunnyvale, a medical examiner said Saturday. Monday, 7:25 AM | 2 comments

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