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Home Front

Find local news and events related to real estate, interior design, home improvement and gardening. This week includes an...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2015
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Sales at a glance

During the past two weeks, Menlo Park led the way in home sales with 27 purchases. But not far behind, Los Altos and Mountain...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2015
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Adobe Meadow/Meadow Park neighborhoods

Full of wide and open streets roofed by tall green trees, and glass-walled, wooden Eichler homes, many of which were remodeled...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2015
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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Community Notebook: Palo Alto police department receives funds to fight alcohol-related crimes

The Palo Alto Police Department has received a $41,000 grant from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2015
Last comment by ControBoard, on Jul 31, 2015 at 9:47 am | 2 comments | 2679 Views

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Air district board approves $20M for Caltrain electrification project

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District board today approved $20 million in funding for a Caltrain electrification project...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 31, 2015 at 9:22 am | 12 comments | 2896 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Sb277 mandatory vaccine Referendum

For anyone who would like to sign for the referendum on sb277 and recall of senator Pan, here is the link to where and when...

Original post made by Resident on Jul. 30, 2015
Last comment by Roger Dodger, on Jul 31, 2015 at 7:54 am | 14 comments | 1035 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto girls' team places first in LEGO robotics competition

A team of eighth-grade Palo Alto girls placed first among 65 teams Sunday in the First LEGO League robotics competition at...

Original post made on May. 21, 2012
Last comment by Congrats!, on Jul 31, 2015 at 12:40 am | 3 comments | 2876 Views

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Parrots in Palo Alto?

For a week now, I have seen a pair of parrots flying from tree to tree in the Downtown North neighborhood. They are larger...

Original post made by Resident on Jul. 30, 2015
Last comment by Excellent!, on Jul 31, 2015 at 12:33 am | 5 comments | 564 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto woman killed by train worked at UCSF

Jasmine Ahluwalia, the 31-year-old Palo Alto resident who died after being hit by a train in Menlo Park Monday, was a post-doctoral...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2012
Last comment by member, on Jul 30, 2015 at 6:55 pm | 17 comments | 3518 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Leadership shuffle at Jordan Middle School

One of Tom Jacoubowsky's top goals as Gunn High School's assistant principal in charge of guidance counseling was to make...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2015
Last comment by Jordan Parent, on Jul 30, 2015 at 4:12 pm | 14 comments | 7539 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Follow up on PAHC issues?

I was walking on Maybell the other day and saw the executive director of the Palo Alto Housing Corporation coming out of...

Original post made by Citizen on Jul. 29, 2015
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Jul 30, 2015 at 2:04 pm | 4 comments | 590 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tent spotted under San Antonio Overpass?

Has anyone else seen the tent hiding in the trees under the San Antonio overpass next to the northbound Alma lane? I wonder...

Original post made by CRW on Jul. 29, 2015
Last comment by HaHaHa, on Jul 30, 2015 at 1:53 pm | 5 comments | 777 Views

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Shop Talk: New restaurants open, Beautyland closes

New eateries Vina Enoteca and The Coppersmith are slated to open in Palo Alto, while Stanford Mall's Beautyland goes out...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2015
Last comment by Geoff, on Jul 30, 2015 at 11:49 am | 4 comments | 7402 Views

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East Palo Alto man sentenced for high-speed chase with children in car

An East Palo Alto man was sentenced to four years in prison Tuesday for leading California Highway Patrol officers on a high-speed...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2015
Last comment by Sue, on Jul 30, 2015 at 11:34 am | 1 comment | 3319 Views

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Stanford campus on alert after report of armed man

After a man was reportedly seen on the Stanford University campus Tuesday evening with what a witness believed to be a gun,...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2015
Last comment by everyone, on Jul 30, 2015 at 10:56 am | 5 comments | 5770 Views

SPORTS

Stanford boys win national JO water polo championship

Clarke Weatherspoon coached the Stanford Water Polo Club boys' 14U A team to a bronze medal last year at the National Junior...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2015
Last comment by Jim, on Jul 30, 2015 at 8:45 am | 3 comments | 3815 Views

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Past jail time

Bay Area "hyphy" rap duo the Hoodstarz grew up in East Palo Alto and Menlo Park. After running in to trouble with the law,...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2015
Last comment by Mom, on Jul 30, 2015 at 1:05 am | 2 comments | 3106 Views

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Palo Altan honored for creation of girls' STEM camp

Marie Wolbach, a Palo Alto resident, received a prestigious national honor in June for her creation and leadership of the...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2015
Last comment by Diane Rolfe, on Jul 29, 2015 at 9:36 pm | 11 comments | 4264 Views

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Conflict continues at Pacific Art League

Palo Alto's historic Pacific Art League has spent much of the last decade mired in controversy. In the latest development,...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2015
Last comment by Lynn A, on Jul 29, 2015 at 8:05 pm | 10 comments | 5984 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Hot spell in this week's forecast

The National Weather Service is advising Bay Area residents of the potential for higher-than-normal temperatures this week. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2015
Last comment by No A/C, on Jul 29, 2015 at 3:49 pm | 4 comments | 2346 Views
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Short story writers wanted!

The 31st Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 13, 2017. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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