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Two kitchens, two goals

Most evenings last summer Mark Bubert and Joe Commendatore, next-door neighbors in Mountain View's Gemello area, could be...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2011
Last comment by Tom, on Apr 27, 2011 at 12:27 pm | 1 comment | 2181 Views

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When life gives you lemons ...

A yard full of fruit trees can offer fragrant blossoms, lovely looks and healthy snacks. But what to do when a yard is so,...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Apr 28, 2011 at 6:44 am | 2 comments | 2337 Views

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Redevelopment of Edgewood Plaza gets early nod

Saying that the revitalization of dilapidated Edgewood Plaza is long overdue, the Palo Alto Planning and Transportation Commission...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2011
Last comment by Anon, on May 3, 2011 at 5:16 pm | 25 comments | 3449 Views

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'Lucky' break in potentially deadly East Palo Alto fire

An East Palo Alto apartment complex that has posed a potentially deadly hazard caught fire on Thursday (April 28) evening,...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2011
Last comment by Jake, on May 1, 2011 at 12:15 pm | 12 comments | 1662 Views

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Cupertino developer buys Fry's site in Palo Alto

Cupertino-based developer Sobrato Organization has purchased a 15-acre property in Palo Alto that includes Fry's Electronics...

Original post made on May. 2, 2011
Last comment by David, on Feb 1, 2015 at 10:22 am | 84 comments | 13367 Views

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Two armed robberies Sunday in Menlo Park

Police report two armed robberies in Menlo Park on Sunday. At the new BevMo liquor store at 700 El Camino Real, the robber...

Original post made on May. 3, 2011
Last comment by HUTCH 7.62, on May 3, 2011 at 3:17 pm | 2 comments | 1786 Views

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Police urge caution, safety on Cinco de Mayo

Santa Clara County law enforcement agencies are advising the public to have fun in a safe and responsible way on Cinco de...

Original post made on May. 5, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on May 5, 2011 at 9:35 pm | 5 comments | 1729 Views

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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg buys historic Palo Alto home

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has reportedly purchased a historic home in Palo Alto that was once owned by a Palo Alto pioneer....

Original post made on May. 5, 2011
Last comment by Kevin, on Mar 19, 2013 at 3:36 pm | 47 comments | 21918 Views

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City celebrates cycling next week

The City of Palo Alto is trying to entice commuters and residents to give up four wheels in exchange for two next week, with...

Original post made on May. 5, 2011
Last comment by commuter, on May 7, 2011 at 9:22 am | 7 comments | 1861 Views

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Stanford offers Menlo Park more money

Stanford is now offering Menlo Park $3.7 million to ease traffic snarls induced by its proposed hospital expansion and also...

Original post made on May. 6, 2011
Last comment by Make-Stanford-Pay-For-Its-Impacts, on May 6, 2011 at 6:19 pm | 2 comments | 1711 Views

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May Fete Parade rolls through Palo Alto

Books were the binding theme of Palo Alto's 89th annual May Fete Children's Parade, which rolled through downtown Palo Alto...

Original post made on May. 7, 2011
Last comment by Tyler Hanley, on May 9, 2011 at 2:26 pm | 4 comments | 2816 Views

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Soul men

Though its plot is communion-wafer thin, "Altar Boyz," the Christian boy-band satire currently being performed by Palo Alto...

Original post made on May. 8, 2011
Last comment by Steve , on May 8, 2011 at 12:05 am | 1 comment | 2017 Views

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Dance and art celebrated at Stanford powwow

Twirling so fast at times that they were a blur of brilliant color, hundreds of dancers took part in the 40th Annual Stanford...

Original post made on May. 9, 2011
Last comment by Arch Conservative, on May 9, 2011 at 4:32 pm | 1 comment | 1937 Views

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New bike boulevard planned for Palo Alto

Winding trails, colorful bike lanes, prominent signs and a new bicycle boulevard snaking southward from the middle of the...

Original post made on May. 10, 2011
Last comment by maps, on May 14, 2011 at 10:01 am | 33 comments | 5575 Views

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Three Palo Alto VA employees indicted for bribery

Three employees of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System and a contractor have been indicted...

Original post made on May. 12, 2011
Last comment by RAZ MA TAZ Mc GILLACUTY , on Dec 10, 2012 at 4:57 pm | 14 comments | 9292 Views

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Workers on wheels

Sheila Stevens (center) was one of the more than 650 bicyclists who stopped by the energizer station at the California Avenue...

Original post made on May. 12, 2011
Last comment by commuter, on May 12, 2011 at 2:31 pm | 1 comment | 1837 Views

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Caltrain: Weekend baby bullets a success

Caltrain's experiment with weekend express trains has proven to be a success, according to transit officials. Read the full...

Original post made on May. 16, 2011
Last comment by commuter, on May 18, 2011 at 9:18 am | 8 comments | 1887 Views

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Palo Alto awash with cell-tower proposals

Palo Alto residents concerned about the recent flood of cell-tower and antenna proposals should have plenty to complain about...

Original post made on May. 16, 2011
Last comment by we are doomed, on Jun 1, 2011 at 6:29 am | 28 comments | 2561 Views

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Menlo Park residents fight to save old oak tree

Residents of North Fair Oaks will be out in force Monday morning (May 16) to prevent the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission...

Original post made on May. 16, 2011
Last comment by Resident on 15th Avenue, on May 17, 2011 at 6:37 am | 5 comments | 1895 Views

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Man fires gun after hip-hop festival at Stanford

A man who attended a hip-hop festival on the Stanford University campus fired a silver handgun several times as patrons exited...

Original post made on May. 16, 2011
Last comment by Bob, on May 16, 2011 at 8:23 pm | 7 comments | 1827 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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