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New safe-driving laws take effect in California

Texting while driving, red-light cameras and party buses are among the targets of new driving-related laws that took effect...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2013
Last comment by Don't Drive with gadgets, on Jan 3, 2013 at 5:46 pm | 18 comments | 3932 Views

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How did horses get on Interstate 280?

Why and how four horses from Webb Ranch got onto Interstate 280 on Saturday, Dec. 29, is unclear. Three of the horses were...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2013
Last comment by Neighbor, on Jan 4, 2013 at 9:06 pm | 8 comments | 3308 Views

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Chi-Chang Kao named new director of SLAC

An associate laboratory director at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has been named as the lab's fifth director, Stanford...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jan 3, 2013 at 6:07 pm | 3 comments | 2737 Views

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Quality of life tops neighborhood goals for 2013

New Year's resolutions are as varied as Palo Alto's residents, but for leaders of the city's neighborhood associations, addressing...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2013
Last comment by Really anon, on Jan 7, 2013 at 3:22 pm | 4 comments | 1894 Views

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Former Mayor Sandy Eakins dies

Sandra Brown Eakins, a former Palo Alto mayor and civic activist, died Jan. 2 at her home in Oakland after a long illness....

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2013
Last comment by anne, on Jan 8, 2013 at 12:13 pm | 10 comments | 2846 Views

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Palo Alto set to swear in new mayor, vice mayor

Palo Alto will elect its 2013 mayor and vice mayor tonight, as well as say goodbye to outgoing Mayor Yiaway Yeh and Councilman...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2013
Last comment by Daniel Mart, on Jan 8, 2013 at 10:50 pm | 6 comments | 4501 Views

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Palo Alto looks to change affordable-housing law

Seeking to comply with changes in state law and encourage construction of more affordable housing, Palo Alto is considering...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2013
Last comment by trainspotting, on Jan 11, 2013 at 4:32 pm | 26 comments | 3246 Views

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Staying true to original vision

Near Middlefield and Oregon Expressway is a house originally designed by a Palo Alto legend and recently remodeled by the...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2013
Last comment by musical, on Jan 11, 2013 at 3:48 am | 5 comments | 2330 Views

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JCC to hold Mitzvah Day for community service

The Oshman Family Jewish Community Center will hold its sixth annual Mitzvah Day on Monday, Jan. 21, to commemorate both...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2013
Last comment by musical, on Jan 11, 2013 at 2:51 am | 7 comments | 3985 Views

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Palo Alto hopes to spur affordable housing

With affordable housing in short supply, Palo Alto's planning officials debated on Wednesday night ways to fulfill this need...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2013
Last comment by Peter, on Feb 8, 2013 at 8:56 am | 11 comments | 2250 Views

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Natural-gas incident prompts road closure in Palo Alto

El Camino Real in Palo Alto between Charleston Road and Ventura Avenue, which was briefly closed Thursday afternoon due to...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2013
Last comment by Debra Katz, on Jan 10, 2013 at 5:04 pm | 1 comment | 1947 Views

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'Moderately severe' flu season expected

The influenza virus, which is hammering states in other parts of the country is slowly moving into Northern California, officials...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2013
Last comment by medical question, on Jan 14, 2013 at 2:05 pm | 8 comments | 8260 Views

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Re-inventing a classic

Like many local residents, the Zankich family never forgot the Parisian burger served at Mountain View's Linda's Drive-In...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2013
Last comment by Melanie Austin, on Jan 25, 2013 at 12:28 am | 3 comments | 2155 Views

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Breast Cancer Connections gets $12,000 boost

Nate Heydorff, a firefighter and paramedic for the Palo Alto Fire Department, hands Karen Nelson, executive director of Breast...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2013
Last comment by Kate, on Jan 13, 2013 at 3:09 pm | 1 comment | 2397 Views

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Stanford football receives commitment from top tight end

Stanford football may lose two top tight ends to the NFL this year, but those losses could be offset by the commitment of...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2013
Last comment by Sylvia, on Jan 15, 2013 at 12:49 pm | 2 comments | 5251 Views

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Another Spare the Air alert issued for Thursday

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued its fifth Winter Spare the Air alert for Thursday, Jan. 17, prohibiting...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2013
Last comment by More Midtown Lies from u-know-who, on Jan 17, 2013 at 11:53 am | 7 comments | 2040 Views

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Matadero Creek Trail project heading to Midtown

A proposed trail for bicyclists and pedestrians through the center of Midtown Palo Alto is taking some residents by surprise,...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2013
Last comment by Resident of Los Altos Hills, on Mar 16, 2014 at 3:05 pm | 64 comments | 35081 Views

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New Palo Alto Fire Chief Eric Nickel sworn in

After two and a half years without a permanent fire chief, Palo Alto held a promotional ceremony Thursday, Jan. 17, for Eric...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2013
Last comment by Welcome Wagon, on Jan 21, 2013 at 1:41 pm | 14 comments | 3884 Views

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Woman dies in fiery Mountain View crash

A woman was killed early Sunday morning when her car struck a tree in Mountain View, police said. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2013
Last comment by Very Sorry for her, on Jan 21, 2013 at 3:06 pm | 1 comment | 2031 Views

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High-speed rail on tonight's council agenda

High-speed rail will be back on the agenda of the Palo Alto City Council tonight as members are asked to update the city's...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2013
Last comment by Skin in the game, on Jan 23, 2013 at 5:35 pm | 35 comments | 9980 Views
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