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Con man Simon Gann swaps plea for prison time

Simon Gann, who admitted sweet-talking a Menlo Park woman into a relationship and out of approximately $1,900 by pretending...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2010
Last comment by Chellie, on Nov 14, 2012 at 4:23 pm | 4 comments | 4211 Views

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Pension costs top list of Palo Alto budget woes

After enduring a year of layoffs, slumping revenues and benefit reductions for city employees, Palo Alto officials are bracing...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2011
Last comment by taxpayer, on Jan 6, 2011 at 2:44 pm | 70 comments | 6652 Views

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Zumot trial begins today in San Jose courtroom

Attorneys were to make opening statements in the murder trial of Bulos "Paul" Zumot, who allegedly killed his girlfriend,...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2011
Last comment by Outside Observer, on Jan 4, 2011 at 9:37 pm | 5 comments | 2159 Views

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2010: Year in Photos

2010 was a year filled with emotion and events that changed the community, from a tragic plane crash in East Palo Alto to...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2011
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Cell phone takes center stage at Zumot trial

Less then an hour before Palo Alto firefighters found the charred remains of 29-year-old Jennifer Schipsi in a burned cottage...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2011
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Palo Alto receives $1.5M grant for California Ave.

Plans to spruce up Palo Alto's California Avenue retail shopping district got a boost after the city received a coveted $1.5...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2011
Last comment by Cal Ave is Clearly Broken, on Jan 22, 2011 at 5:43 pm | 34 comments | 3738 Views

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Arson fire cancels East Palo Alto council meeting

About 50 people were evacuated from East Palo Alto City Hall this evening (Tuesday) after an arson fire filled the downstairs...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2011
Last comment by mutti, on Jan 5, 2011 at 1:03 pm | 3 comments | 1966 Views

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Sid Espinosa takes over as mayor in Palo Alto

Sid Espinosa, a soft-spoken high-tech executive whose career included stints at the U.S. Justice Department and Hewlett-Packard,...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2011
Last comment by Rachel, on Jan 10, 2011 at 7:11 am | 18 comments | 5854 Views

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Zumot's friend recalls night before fatal fire

Shortly after Bulos Zumot blew out the candles on his birthday cake at the DishDash Restaurant in Sunnyvale, he found himself...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2011
Last comment by Jwoody, on Jan 6, 2011 at 3:24 pm | 10 comments | 2258 Views

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Police arrest Palo Alto robbery suspect

A 21-year-old East Palo Alto man has been arrested in connection with a string of violent street robberies in Palo Alto dating...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2011
Last comment by Lori, on Jan 9, 2011 at 8:45 pm | 21 comments | 3880 Views

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Jocelyn Dong named editor of the Weekly

Palo Alto Weekly Managing Editor Jocelyn Dong, who was raised in Palo Alto and has risen through the paper's editorial ranks...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2011
Last comment by Fred Balin, on Sep 11, 2015 at 2:22 pm | 12 comments | 4707 Views

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Renovations planned for Duveneck campus

A new two-story classroom building, plus a new kindergarten play area and five new single-story classrooms, are proposed...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2011
Last comment by Grandma, on Jan 12, 2011 at 12:15 pm | 7 comments | 2667 Views

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City to honor Martin Luther King Jr. with 'Day of Service'

The City of Palo Alto will honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on Monday, Jan. 17, with a day of community service. Projects...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2011
Last comment by I'm in, on Jan 11, 2011 at 5:34 pm | 1 comment | 2070 Views

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Zumot's attorney blasts withholding of texts

The attorney for Bulos Zumot, the Palo Alto man charged with killing his girlfriend, Jennifer Schipsi, and setting their...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2011
Last comment by chrisc, on Jan 12, 2011 at 11:16 pm | 5 comments | 2337 Views

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Double -- no, make that quadruple -- trouble?

A Redwood City woman performed a rare feat recently when she gave birth to naturally conceived quadruplets at Stanford University's...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2011
Last comment by Kathy, on Jan 12, 2011 at 12:54 pm | 1 comment | 1940 Views

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Intense text messages dominate Zumot trial

During their turbulent two-year relationship, Bulos Zumot and Jennifer Schipsi exchanged hundreds of text messages, including...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jan 14, 2011 at 3:59 pm | 2 comments | 2459 Views

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'King's Dream' to be celebrated Sunday

The life and message of civil-rights visionary Martin Luther King, Jr., will be celebrated Sunday, Jan. 16, at the Annual...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2011
Last comment by Tea Party, on Jan 14, 2011 at 4:03 pm | 2 comments | 1645 Views

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Photo essay: Art all around us

John McQuarrie's mural at the downtown Palo Alto Caltrian station is one of the many murals, sculptures and other artworks...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2011
Last comment by more murals, on Jan 17, 2011 at 6:40 pm | 8 comments | 2707 Views

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Kishimoto gets 2-year term on open-space board

Former Palo Alto mayor Yoriko Kishimoto was appointed to a two-year term on the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District's...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2011
Last comment by Want to know, on Jan 18, 2011 at 9:24 am | 10 comments | 1965 Views

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Man steals $93,000 ring from Stanford jeweler

A man who claimed he was shopping for an engagement ring at Shreve and Company at Stanford Shopping Center Thursday afternoon...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2011
Last comment by Esther, on Mar 7, 2011 at 9:50 am | 11 comments | 2239 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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