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Menlo Park: Man robbed in parked car

Two men allegedly robbed an 18-year-old man Friday who was sitting in his car. The duo fled in a 2006 Volvo, but didn't get...

Original post made on May. 24, 2011
Last comment by ******* Niu, on May 25, 2011 at 2:12 am | 4 comments | 1707 Views

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Palo Alto neighborhoods compete over trash reduction

Three neighborhood groups have thrown down the gauntlet over trash. The friendly rivalry pits the Barron Park, College Terrace...

Original post made on May. 25, 2011
Last comment by Cedric de La Beaujardiere, on May 26, 2011 at 1:39 am | 13 comments | 3086 Views

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Section of Channing Avenue to close temporarily

The section of Channing Avenue between Newell Road and Lincoln Avenue will be closed to through traffic starting Thursday...

Original post made on May. 26, 2011
Last comment by Anon., on May 28, 2011 at 12:51 am | 8 comments | 1621 Views

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VMWare plans massive expansion in Palo Alto

Palo Alto's information-technology giant VMWare is preparing to gobble up one of the largest and most lucrative research...

Original post made on May. 26, 2011
Last comment by Emily, on May 31, 2011 at 7:22 pm | 28 comments | 3483 Views

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Feature story: Celebrating a quarter-century

Donning an elaborate silky robe and golden headdress, Bubba Gong leads his dance students around the Foothill College studio...

Original post made on May. 27, 2011
Last comment by Eva Ciabattoni, on May 27, 2011 at 4:55 am | 1 comment | 2977 Views

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Feature story: Delivering hope at Lucile Packard

In the 20 years since Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford opened, thousands of children have received a chance...

Original post made on May. 27, 2011
Last comment by Stacey Martz, on Jun 2, 2012 at 8:39 am | 10 comments | 8293 Views

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Space shuttle in Bay Area skies on Sunday

The International Space Station and space shuttle Endeavour will be over the Bay Area early Sunday morning and could be visible...

Original post made on May. 27, 2011
Last comment by qq, on May 27, 2011 at 10:19 pm | 3 comments | 2027 Views

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Officials issue venomous snake warning

Anyone who enjoys the outdoors should watch where they put their hands and feet this spring and summer, Santa Clara County...

Original post made on May. 28, 2011
Last comment by Megan, on Jun 6, 2011 at 5:43 pm | 16 comments | 3233 Views

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Kamala Harris speaks to East Palo Alto girls

California's first female attorney general, Kamala Harris, was in East Palo Alto Thursday morning (May 26) to talk to more...

Original post made on May. 29, 2011
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Former assemblyman Ira Ruskin diagnosed with malignant tumor

Former state Assemblyman Ira Ruskin, who represented Palo Alto for six years before terming out last year, has been diagnosed...

Original post made on May. 29, 2011
Last comment by Moi, on Jun 2, 2011 at 11:21 pm | 2 comments | 2039 Views

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Veterans recall lasting effects of war

This Memorial Day, veterans throughout the Peninsula will pause to reflect on their experiences serving the United States....

Original post made on May. 30, 2011
Last comment by the flag, on May 30, 2011 at 10:26 pm | 12 comments | 2740 Views

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Midtown

Nearly 20 years ago, Midtown resident Sylvia Gartner went to a city council meeting, waved a paper bag and said, "If I can't...

Original post made on May. 31, 2011
Last comment by HUTCH 7.62, on May 31, 2011 at 7:31 pm | 4 comments | 1555 Views

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Portraits (adult)

<B>Judge's comments Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=14994 posted Friday,...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Jun 4, 2011 at 4:22 am | 2 comments | 2143 Views

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2011 Photo Contest: Worth a thousand words

As they have for the past 20 years, local photographers this spring submitted the best that their portfolios have to offer...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2011
Last comment by Dennis, on Jun 3, 2011 at 11:14 am | 1 comment | 2417 Views

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Gunn seniors throw their stress to the wind

Gunn High School seniors threw their academic stress to the wind Friday in the school's annual Paper Toss. Senior Class...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2011
Last comment by Jason Strober, on Jun 7, 2011 at 10:38 pm | 3 comments | 1994 Views

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There really are dangers from wireless emissions

In his recent guest opinion, Leon Beauchman, director of a wireless initiative, assures us that wireless emissions are safe...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2011
Last comment by Jay Chesavage, on Jun 9, 2011 at 7:44 am | 5 comments | 2238 Views

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Egrets and herons, oh my!

They're large and white with spectacular plumage pompadours and they make otherworldly sounds like ET. Snowy egrets are flocking...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2011
Last comment by very1silent, on Jun 7, 2011 at 11:08 am | 2 comments | 3118 Views

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High-end purse thieves pepper spray security

Two burly men with a taste for Diane von Furstenberg handbags snatched 13 of the designer purses Saturday (June 4) and ran...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2011
Last comment by Moi, on Jun 8, 2011 at 3:35 pm | 9 comments | 1648 Views

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Palo Alto History Museum permit challenged

A founding member of a Palo Alto group dedicated to preserving the city's history has filed an appeal of a permit to build...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2011
Last comment by Katie Christman, on Sep 16, 2011 at 6:29 pm | 24 comments | 3922 Views

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Palo Alto seeks tougher tobacco laws

Smoking is hardly a burning issue in Palo Alto, but those who make it their vice of choice could soon encounter new pressures...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2011
Last comment by DemVsGop, on Jun 11, 2011 at 5:10 pm | 30 comments | 2973 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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