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Presidential history on display in Palo Alto this weekend

Palo Alto resident Joe Baldwin has been collecting U.S. presidential memorabilia for three decades. This Presidents' Day...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2011
Last comment by Joey, on Feb 18, 2011 at 10:26 am | 1 comment | 2705 Views

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Stanford Hospital expansion on track for spring approval

Stanford University Medical Center's proposal to dramatically expand and rebuild its hospital facilities in Palo Alto hit...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2011
Last comment by Too much traffic, on Feb 19, 2011 at 9:29 am | 7 comments | 1952 Views

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Winter on Russian Ridge

A cross-country skier takes to the snow at Russian Ridge Sunday morning. The rare snowfall blanketed the Santa Cruz Mountains...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2011
Last comment by snow job, on Feb 21, 2011 at 5:26 pm | 1 comment | 1857 Views

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Judge upholds Palo Alto's affordable-housing program

Palo Alto's effort to promote low-income housing received a major boost this month when a California Superior Court judge...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2011
Last comment by HIT ME AGAIN!, on Feb 28, 2011 at 1:36 pm | 19 comments | 3864 Views

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Big projects at Gunn, Paly, to break ground soon

Groundbreaking is likely in June for major new academic buildings at Gunn and Palo Alto high schools. The Board of Education...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2011
Last comment by Parent, on Feb 25, 2011 at 2:13 pm | 33 comments | 4836 Views

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Wi-Fi plan gets tentative nod -- with conditions

A plan to mount two AT&T Wi-Fi antennas on a sixth-floor balcony at Hotel President, located at 488 University Ave. in Palo...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2011
Last comment by ATT gets what ATT wants, on Feb 27, 2011 at 3:48 pm | 6 comments | 2811 Views

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Cold, snowy weather headed for Bay Area

Bay Area residents should gear up for cold, rain and even snow in some areas in the next couple of days, a National Weather...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2011
Last comment by Elizabeth, on Feb 25, 2011 at 11:40 am | 2 comments | 1687 Views

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Small plane crashes after takeoff in Palo Alto

A small plane crashed into the water just north of the Palo Alto Airport this afternoon, a Federal Aviation Administration...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2011
Last comment by Palo Parent, on Mar 1, 2011 at 1:13 pm | 84 comments | 4474 Views

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Fixes to dangerous intersection get green light

When the signal light turns green at El Camino Real and Stanford Avenue in Palo Alto, pedestrians step off the curb and into...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2011
Last comment by Occasional Cyclist, on Feb 28, 2011 at 9:43 am | 11 comments | 2632 Views

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Faux 'utility workers' burglarize Woodside home

Deputies from the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office are on the lookout for a couple of people posing as utility workers making...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2011
Last comment by anonymous, on Feb 27, 2011 at 1:18 pm | 2 comments | 1658 Views

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First Person: A conversation with Betsy Franco

Betsy Franco, Palo Alto resident and mother of Oscar-nominated actor James Franco, talks to Palo Alto Online about her upcoming...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2011
Last comment by Ann, on Feb 28, 2011 at 2:32 pm | 2 comments | 3512 Views

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Gas prices on their way up?

With Mideast unrest fueling a surge in oil prices, premium gas surpassed the $4-a-gallon mark at Portola Valley Fuel in Portola...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2011
Last comment by communter, on Mar 2, 2011 at 1:01 pm | 15 comments | 1965 Views

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Marguerite shuttle route expands

Major changes to the popular Stanford Marguerite free shuttle, which include expanding the service, began Tuesday. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2011
Last comment by rider, on Mar 2, 2011 at 8:44 am | 1 comment | 1605 Views

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PA hitches economic future to green innovation

Seeking to lure new clean-tech companies and retain existing ones, Palo Alto officials are pitching a new program that would...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Mar 7, 2011 at 4:53 pm | 23 comments | 6222 Views

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VTA approves Caltrain funding recommendations

Solving Caltrain's short-term crisis got a kick-start Thursday night (March 3) from Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2011
Last comment by CaltrainHater, on Mar 30, 2011 at 10:50 am | 2 comments | 1992 Views

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New five-story building eyed for downtown Palo Alto

A five-story building featuring offices, retail and residential units would go up on the site of a former Shell gas station...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2011
Last comment by Ann, on Mar 9, 2011 at 10:09 am | 55 comments | 3640 Views

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Shop Talk

MADAME TAM EXPANDS ... It's only been six months since the tiny Vietnamese restaurant came on the scene, but Madame Tam Bistro...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2011
Last comment by Zohra Ashpari-editorial intern, on Mar 8, 2011 at 10:41 pm | 3 comments | 2670 Views

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Myth and metamorphosis

"Metamorphosis: Junior Year," a new theatrical adaptation of Palo Alto author Betsy Franco's novel, strikes close to home...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2011
Last comment by sethulakshmi, on Feb 13, 2014 at 1:20 am | 6 comments | 5678 Views

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Black population decreases in East Palo Alto

Defying a Bay Area trend, East Palo Alto saw its population decrease by 4.6 percent over the past decade -- a drop precipitated...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2011
Last comment by SpaceBrotha, on Mar 21, 2011 at 2:31 pm | 20 comments | 3587 Views

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Bay Area gas prices continue to climb

As California's average gas prices become the nation's highest, Bay Area motorists will be paying an average of 48 cents...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Mar 17, 2011 at 5:43 pm | 10 comments | 2045 Views
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