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Fantastic voyage

When Ora Tamir emigrated to California in 1980, she brought Israel with her. The expanses of desert she remembered from her...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2010
Last comment by jack, on Aug 27, 2010 at 2:20 am | 1 comment | 3439 Views

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Greg Brown mural in downtown Palo Alto restored

Artist Greg Brown performed restoration work over the weekend on "Man Pushing Cat in Stroller," his fanciful mural in downtown...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2010
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Aug 31, 2014 at 6:16 pm | 25 comments | 5047 Views

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Edgewood Plaza seeks planned-community zone

Plans to rebuild the historic Edgewood Plaza shopping center, developed by Joseph Eichler in the 1950s, and add 10 homes...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2010
Last comment by Traffic?, on Aug 31, 2010 at 10:46 am | 5 comments | 2577 Views

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Caltrain likely to keep weekend service

Caltrain is likely to keep weekend service and service to Gilroy, at least until next July, instead of cutting them as previously...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 2, 2010 at 8:51 am | 15 comments | 2767 Views

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Housing Corp. observes 40th birthday today

An event to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Palo Alto Housing Corporation and dedicate a new community room at one...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2010
Last comment by re moved, on Sep 6, 2010 at 11:15 am | 4 comments | 2491 Views

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Mosque proposal gets revised in Palo Alto

A Muslim group seeking to build a mosque on San Antonio Road has revised its plans for the proposed building in South Palo...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2010
Last comment by minerva052, on Sep 4, 2010 at 11:47 pm | 26 comments | 4558 Views

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A snip in time

President Barbershop owner Roy Ruiz, 90, has been cutting hair on University Avenue in Palo Alto a long time. More than 60...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2010
Last comment by Mom of a happy customer, on Sep 2, 2010 at 9:41 pm | 6 comments | 10772 Views

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Palo Alto committee has 'no confidence' in rail

Palo Alto took its most extreme step to date to oppose the state's proposed high-speed rail line Thursday morning when a...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2010
Last comment by D. P. Lubic, on Sep 12, 2010 at 9:48 pm | 98 comments | 6594 Views

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Rail authority's new report draws criticism

The agency charged with building California's high-speed rail system adopted a crucial environmental document for the rail...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2010
Last comment by YIMBY, on Sep 7, 2010 at 11:06 am | 32 comments | 3451 Views

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Residents weigh in on bike/pedestrian path across 101

When it comes to finding a place for an improved bike/pedestrian path that will cross U.S. Highway 101 in south Palo Alto,...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2010
Last comment by Alan, on Sep 6, 2010 at 8:23 pm | 13 comments | 2739 Views

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Off the wall

Painting with broad, bright strokes, muralist Erin Tajime Castelan is transforming a plain wall into a scene straight out...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2010
Last comment by Deborah Fruchey, on Sep 4, 2010 at 12:24 am | 1 comment | 3011 Views

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Man found dead in Palo Alto home in Barron Park area -- no initial sign of foul play, police report

A man was discovered dead in his home in the 500 block of Vista Avenue in the Barron Park area of Palo Alto, according to...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2010
Last comment by member, on Sep 9, 2010 at 9:43 pm | 26 comments | 2825 Views

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Three Palo Alto fire engines heading for Oaxaca

Some firefighters in the Oaxaca, Mexico, will soon jump on El Marinaro to race to a fire. That will be the new designation...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2010
Last comment by Public safety, on Sep 8, 2010 at 12:33 am | 13 comments | 4716 Views

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Residents weigh in on 101 bike/pedestrian path

When it comes to finding a place for an improved bike/pedestrian path that will cross U.S. Highway 101 in south Palo Alto,...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2010
Last comment by Jocelyn Dong, on Sep 7, 2010 at 9:57 pm | 6 comments | 2371 Views

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Coroner identifies Sept. 2 plane crash victims

The third victim from Thursday's plane crash into the Redwood Shores lagoon that killed all three passengers aboard has been...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2010
Last comment by Don, on Sep 8, 2010 at 12:05 pm | 3 comments | 2226 Views

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Power outage hits downtown Palo Alto

A portion of downtown Palo Alto is without power this afternoon, according to several reports. The outage is reportedly affecting...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Sep 9, 2010 at 6:14 am | 7 comments | 2062 Views

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HP sues Hurd, 'John Does' to block Oracle hiring

HP's fired President Mark Hurd knows too much about the inner workings of HP to be allowed to go to work for competitor Oracle...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2010
Last comment by Palo Parent, on Sep 9, 2010 at 8:22 am | 28 comments | 2474 Views

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Police arrest 167 for DUI over Labor Day weekend

Police in the Bay Area have arrested 167 drivers since Friday on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs,...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Sep 8, 2010 at 5:28 am | 2 comments | 1837 Views

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Breaking the Ramadan fast

The sun had set, everyone had completed their Maghrib prayer, and the smell of grilled chicken filled the room. Everyone...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2010
Last comment by ashley, on Sep 12, 2010 at 6:18 pm | 7 comments | 4068 Views

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ShopTalk: Swanky sports cars coming

Palo Alto has been chosen as one of only 10 showrooms in the U.S. to launch a new, high-end sports car. Read the full story...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2010
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Sep 8, 2010 at 5:29 pm | 3 comments | 3068 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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