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News Digest

Budget deficits forecast for Palo Alto Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=14576...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2011
Last comment by Heather, on Mar 19, 2011 at 1:44 pm | 3 comments | 2154 Views

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On Deadline: Could a quake/tsunami hit Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, Menlo Park? You bet

In the shadow of the double-whammy disaster in Japan (assuming nuclear meltdown doesn't make it a triple) the inevitable...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2011
Last comment by WilliamR, on Mar 22, 2011 at 9:48 pm | 6 comments | 3362 Views

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Old Palo Alto residents start neighborhood association

Old Palo Alto neighborhood resident Nadia Naik never saw herself as a community activist. But when the issue of high-speed...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2011
Last comment by Herbert Kanner, on Apr 26, 2014 at 12:07 am | 28 comments | 8431 Views

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Manager embezzles $70K from neighborhood group

The former manager of a south Palo Alto neighborhood association has admitted to embezzling tens of thousands of dollars...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2011
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 24, 2011 at 3:43 pm | 27 comments | 3817 Views

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Deaths

Dennis Chipp Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=14553 posted Friday, March...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2011
Last comment by Carol Seidel, on Mar 22, 2011 at 5:07 pm | 1 comment | 2773 Views

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South Palo Alto housing proposal dealt a blow

A proposal to build 26 homes on the site of a soon-to-be-closed daycare center in south Palo Alto suffered a possibly fatal...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2011
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Apr 1, 2011 at 8:43 am | 56 comments | 4005 Views

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Humanitarian Oneida 'Mother' Branch dies at 92

Oneida "Mother" Branch, 92, who for years collected and provided food and clothing for East Palo Alto's needy, died of natural...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2011
Last comment by Mother Branch's Granddaughter, on Jan 20, 2016 at 12:19 pm | 18 comments | 2783 Views

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Superintendent urges denial of charter school bid

The superintendent of East Palo Alto's Ravenswood City School District has recommended denial of an application by a high-performing...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2011
Last comment by its all about the $$, on Mar 28, 2011 at 11:39 am | 14 comments | 20026 Views

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Outstanding Professional: Jim Baer

If you want to get something done in this town, simply "call Jim Baer." Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=20523...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2011
Last comment by jk, on Apr 2, 2011 at 10:03 pm | 4 comments | 6083 Views

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Hate doing taxes? Not these guys

For most people, doing taxes once each year is more than enough, but Sheldon Kay does as many as 20 returns for other people...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2011
Last comment by Rob , on Oct 22, 2011 at 12:40 pm | 4 comments | 2628 Views

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Menlo Park council looks at $1.3M in budget cuts

The $1.3 million in cuts proposed for Menlo Park's general fund will largely come from reducing personnel costs, according...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2011
Last comment by ideas, on Mar 25, 2011 at 5:06 pm | 1 comment | 2063 Views

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To help Professorville, city launches parking study

The City of Palo Alto is studying parking downtown in an effort to take pressure off of the nearby Professorville neighborhood,...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2011
Last comment by `HAROLD, on Oct 2, 2011 at 4:37 pm | 39 comments | 3553 Views

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Palo Alto High's 'rejection' wall returns

As college acceptances and rejections roll in, some students at Gunn High School are sharing their rejections for all to...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2011
Last comment by Mark, on Apr 21, 2011 at 6:50 am | 33 comments | 5499 Views

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Photo gallery: 2011 Bay Area Senior Games

Seeking to inspire people of all ages to live more active, healthy and fulfilling lives, the 2011 Bay Area Senior Games kicked...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2011
Last comment by Beth, on Mar 29, 2011 at 5:21 pm | 6 comments | 2449 Views

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Palo Alto OKs cell tower on Channing Avenue

A proposal to build a new 50-foot-tall cell tower and nine antennas at St. Albert the Great Church on Channing Avenue has...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2011
Last comment by joelja, on Apr 6, 2011 at 1:34 pm | 32 comments | 3319 Views

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Simitian's green-energy bill clears Legislature

A proposal by Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, to require California utilities to obtain a greater share of their electricity...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2011
Last comment by fireman aj, on Apr 1, 2011 at 12:11 pm | 42 comments | 2332 Views

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Mountain lion cited -- at Peet's Coffee & Tea

Palo Alto police cited a mountain lion Thursday for violating the city's sit-lie ordinance, but the big cat claims he was...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2011
Last comment by Ana Majnooneh , on Apr 2, 2011 at 1:24 am | 13 comments | 2141 Views

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Soda fountain to replace California Avenue 'bird bath'

The Palo Alto City Council, exasperated by the controversy surrounding the plan to replace California Avenue's aging "bird...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2011
Last comment by H20 Bored, on Apr 1, 2011 at 9:37 pm | 16 comments | 7496 Views

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University Avenue trees: Where are they?

Two dozen white birch trees lining Palo Alto's University Avenue were accidentally removed on Thursday (March 31) afternoon,...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2011
Last comment by ChrisC, on Apr 3, 2011 at 10:33 pm | 23 comments | 2800 Views

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New smartphone app does the thinking for you

In what programmers far and wide are hailing as a revolutionary milestone for smartphone technology, a Palo Alto start-up...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2011
Last comment by Steve C, on Apr 3, 2011 at 10:45 am | 8 comments | 1876 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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