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Zumot murder trial to focus on domestic violence

In the weeks and months before firefighters found Jennifer Schipsi's body in a burnt cottage on Palo Alto's Addison Avenue,...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2010
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Holiday Fund: Teachers find big help in small bucks

With $500, Sarah Milo was able to buy a projector. Lisa Jordan purchased hands-on educational science supplies. Other teachers...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2010
Last comment by Amac, on Dec 13, 2010 at 10:58 pm | 2 comments | 3591 Views

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Electric cars expected to charge into Palo Alto

Greg Bell is still waiting for his first electric vehicle, but when it arrives he won't have any trouble charging it up....

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2010
Last comment by EVer, on Dec 14, 2010 at 4:34 pm | 14 comments | 3365 Views

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Building hope for homeownership

Students Mohammed and Nadia giggled as they tested their keys to a well-refurbished home on Kavanaugh Drive in East Palo...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2010
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Dec 15, 2010 at 9:51 am | 3 comments | 2016 Views

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City leaders, residents celebrate 'Scott Meadow'

Palo Alto city leaders -- including Mayor Pat Burt and City Manager James Keene -- helped honor Midtown resident Charles...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2010
Last comment by Joseph, on Dec 13, 2010 at 7:06 pm | 1 comment | 2720 Views

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No 'Packard Court' -- too small a street for a giant

Palo Alto boasts streets named after a flamboyant banker, multiple tree species and various Victorian writers, but it would...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2010
Last comment by Wade Larsen, on Dec 20, 2010 at 7:19 am | 22 comments | 2764 Views

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Toys sought for 'Cops that Care' event

Mountain View police hope 1,700 kids will flock to the police station on Saturday (Dec. 18) where the auditorium will be...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2010
Last comment by Enough!, on Dec 15, 2010 at 11:55 am | 2 comments | 1814 Views

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Palo Alto pays $400K in bike-crash settlement

Palo Alto will pay $400,000 to settle a claim from a 57-year-old woman who suffered brain injuries after being thrown from...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2010
Last comment by Donald, on Dec 20, 2010 at 1:28 pm | 15 comments | 2638 Views

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Burglar uses doggy door to enter Palo Alto home

A burglar who entered a Palo Alto home in the 1900 block of Edgewood Drive by breaking through a dog door stole three laptop...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2010
Last comment by ChrisC, on Dec 18, 2010 at 7:53 pm | 7 comments | 2022 Views

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Palo Alto braces for wet holiday week

A wet weekend followed by back-to-back storms could lead to flooding in some portions of Palo Alto next week, city officials...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2010
Last comment by midtown resident, on Dec 17, 2010 at 10:28 pm | 4 comments | 1844 Views

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Residents worry Palo Alto is 'celling out'

Channing Avenue resident Tru Love and her neighbors are waging a battle against the Catholic Church. It's not over same-sex...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2010
Last comment by Citizen, on Jan 4, 2011 at 6:56 pm | 45 comments | 5058 Views

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Palo Altan receives French Legion of Honor medal

Sixty-six years after he stormed onto Omaha Beach in France in the early hours of World War II's D-Day invasion, Alfred Pepper,...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2010
Last comment by Disgusted with peters comments, on Dec 22, 2010 at 10:45 am | 31 comments | 3636 Views

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12:50 a.m. crash on Middlefield kills Palo Alto man

A Palo Alto man died early this morning when his car smashed into a tree and a parked vehicle. The roadway was wet and slick...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2010
Last comment by Hmmm, on Dec 20, 2010 at 9:02 pm | 39 comments | 3935 Views

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Palo Altan Alfred Pepper receives French war decoration

Palo Alto resident Alfred Pepper has been a man of few words all of his life. The 96-year-old World War II veteran spoke...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2010
Last comment by Thank you, on Jan 13, 2011 at 4:16 pm | 2 comments | 2214 Views

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Two Sunday quakes were 'relatively shallow'

The two Sunday earthquakes that jolted parts of the Midpeninsula and were centered in Los Altos occurred at a depth considered...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2010
Last comment by yabadoo, on Dec 21, 2010 at 2:38 pm | 27 comments | 7490 Views

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Tree on powerlines blacks out 2,500 homes today

About 2,500 Palo Alto residents lost power at 7:37 a.m. today (Sunday, Dec. 19) when a storm-weakened tree fell onto a primary...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2010
Last comment by Michele, on Dec 20, 2010 at 1:51 pm | 6 comments | 1989 Views

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California Avenue fountain finalists unveiled

California Avenue in Palo Alto is now closer to having a new fountain after the city's Public Art Commission chose three...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2010
Last comment by Ed, on Jan 14, 2011 at 4:25 pm | 40 comments | 3853 Views

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Middlefield crash victim identified as visiting scholar Rune Nielsen

A man who died early Saturday when his car hit a tree and parked vehicle on Middlefield Road has been identified as Rune...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2010
Last comment by Kate, on Dec 22, 2010 at 1:57 pm | 6 comments | 2871 Views

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Stubborn two-alarm fire damages Palo Alto garage

A fire of initially undetermined origins broke out shortly after 9 a.m. today (Thursday) in a well-stuffed garage in the...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2010
Last comment by David, on Dec 23, 2010 at 4:42 pm | 1 comment | 1754 Views

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Menlo Park resident decks the halls

At 804 Arnold Way in Menlo Park, the holiday spirit is present in full force. The home and yard, belonging to the Goldman...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2010
Last comment by Susan, on Dec 23, 2010 at 11:51 pm | 1 comment | 2296 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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