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Palo Alto Art Commission picks Szabo fountain

An abstract, vertical fountain designed by local artist Michael Szabo will replace the aged fountain at the end of California...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2011
Last comment by local yokel, on Jan 26, 2011 at 9:46 pm | 116 comments | 5315 Views

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A mission of music

There's a special kind of harmony that comes from sharing a piano bench. As LaDoris Cordell and Josephine "Jodi" Gandolfi...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Jan 22, 2011 at 12:13 pm | 3 comments | 6688 Views

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PUBLIC AGENDA: City Council, Palo Alto school board

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings next week. Read the full story here http://www.PaloAltoOnline.com/news/show_story.php?id=19798...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2011
Last comment by David, on Jan 21, 2011 at 7:07 pm | 1 comment | 2609 Views

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California unemployment rate rises again

One in eight California residents was unemployed as of December 2010, state officials said in a report released Friday. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2011
Last comment by Perspective, on Jan 24, 2011 at 6:43 am | 14 comments | 2111 Views

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New lion sighting in Woodside, tracks at Stanford

A mountain lion was spotted in Woodside, near Interstate Highway 280, on Saturday night, emergency officials said. Lion tracks...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2011
Last comment by Karen Offen, on Jan 25, 2011 at 7:31 am | 8 comments | 1985 Views

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Fire hits Mountain View butcher shop, restaurant

A two-alarm blaze significantly damaged a butcher shop and shut down a neighboring sushi restaurant in Mountain View early...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2011
Last comment by Jim_H, on Jan 24, 2011 at 4:43 am | 1 comment | 1942 Views

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Google shake-up: Bold move or no big deal?

With more businesses than ever targeting its customers, Google is aiming to get back some of the spark with co-founder Larry...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Jan 24, 2011 at 5:05 pm | 2 comments | 2002 Views

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Los Altos rallies mark Roe v. Wade anniversary

Hundreds of people with divergent views on abortion are taking to the streets of Los Altos today for a pro-life walk and...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2011
Last comment by Been there, on Jan 25, 2011 at 7:27 pm | 11 comments | 1899 Views

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Another small quake hits southeast of San Jose

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.0 struck east of San Jose late Sunday night, according to the U.S. Geological...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2011
Last comment by john delano, on Jan 24, 2011 at 7:32 pm | 1 comment | 1535 Views

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Major quake could hit area in next 30 years

There is a 63 percent chance that a major earthquake with a magnitude of at least 6.7 will hit the Bay Area in the next 30...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2011
Last comment by JeffO, on Jan 27, 2011 at 4:55 pm | 17 comments | 2010 Views

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Uncertainties mount for struggling Caltrain

Facing the looming possibility that Caltrain could go bankrupt if other means of financing are not found, Friends of Caltrain...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2011
Last comment by svatoid, on Jan 30, 2011 at 12:21 pm | 48 comments | 7060 Views

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Facebook scoops up Menlo Park properties

As rumors swirled about social-networking giant Facebook buying the former Sun Microsystems campus in Menlo Park, the company...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2011
Last comment by Been There, on Feb 1, 2011 at 12:33 pm | 30 comments | 5976 Views

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President Obama confers lifetime 'Call to Service' award

An 83-year-old woman who has volunteered in Palo Alto for 37 years received a presidential award from President Barack Obama...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2011
Last comment by congratulations!, on Jan 28, 2011 at 5:30 pm | 1 comment | 3708 Views

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'Private Eyes' and truth and lies

You may not know that Steven Dietz is one of the most produced playwrights in the U.S., only slightly behind Shakespeare...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2011
Last comment by JeffK, on Jan 30, 2011 at 9:22 am | 1 comment | 2360 Views

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Group seeks to stem Caltrain 'death spiral'

More than 200 Friends of Caltrain met on Saturday (Jan. 29) to find ways to keep the Peninsula railway from going into what...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2011
Last comment by anonymous, on Feb 8, 2011 at 9:46 am | 50 comments | 3999 Views

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Stanford, Palo Alto close to deal on hospital expansion

Stanford University's ambitious expansion of its hospital facilities will come with an equally ambitious traffic-management...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2011
Last comment by Wilson, on Feb 2, 2011 at 1:33 pm | 7 comments | 3474 Views

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Is bankruptcy looming for Borders?

Retail bookseller Borders Group, Inc., has announced that it plans to undergo a major restructuring that will close many...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2011
Last comment by Enough!, on Feb 14, 2011 at 2:28 pm | 15 comments | 2228 Views

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Schools to require new vaccine for pertussis

Starting this fall, California public and private schools will require students in grades 7 through 12 to have a booster...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2011
Last comment by laevern, on Nov 13, 2011 at 2:47 pm | 28 comments | 3383 Views

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Simitian: June tax extension crucial for K-12 education

The "draconian" state budget proposed last month by Gov. Jerry Brown is the "good news" version, State Sen. Joe Simitian,...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 10, 2011 at 6:23 am | 22 comments | 2795 Views

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Stanford Ave will be one lane through Thursday

Stanford Avenue in Palo Alto will be reduced to one lane today (Feb. 7) through Thursday (Feb. 10) due to sidewalk repairs....

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2011
Last comment by w.o. earth, on Feb 7, 2011 at 1:45 pm | 1 comment | 1803 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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