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Stanford physiologist shares Nobel in chemistry

As Stanford leaders basked in the university's 27th Nobel Prize Wednesday, the winner, physiologist Brian Kobilka, said he...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2012
Last comment by Mike, on Oct 10, 2012 at 2:41 pm | 5 comments | 2940 Views

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Silicon Valley entrepreneur starts 'Repair Cafe'

A new Palo Alto nonprofit organization that aims to help non-tinkerers solve the minor mysteries of repairing broken small...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2012
Last comment by Jan H., on Oct 16, 2012 at 1:09 pm | 14 comments | 4724 Views

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Menlo Park traffic jam expected to last weeks

Lately it's taking almost an hour to drive from one end of Menlo Park to the other along a two-mile stretch of El Camino...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2012
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Oct 14, 2012 at 6:19 am | 3 comments | 2722 Views

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Police arrest transient for attempted robbery

A Sunnyvale man was arrested for an attempted robbery in downtown Palo Alto Saturday after he repeatedly struck another man...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on Oct 16, 2012 at 10:59 pm | 6 comments | 2315 Views

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Meteor zips over Bay Area, lands with sonic boom

A large meteor streaked across the night sky Wednesday night and was seen and heard throughout the Bay Area. Read the full...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2012
Last comment by melissa, on Oct 22, 2012 at 7:41 pm | 12 comments | 3817 Views

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Multi-car crash snarls traffic on Highway 101

All lanes have reopened following a multi-vehicle collision on U.S. Highway 101 in Menlo Park this morning, according to...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2012
Last comment by carnage, on Oct 18, 2012 at 9:49 pm | 5 comments | 3096 Views

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Unemployment rates drop in California, Bay Area

Unemployment rates fell sharply across California in September, including in the Bay Area where one county's rate fell below...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2012
Last comment by 10% is Good?, on Oct 22, 2012 at 2:15 pm | 5 comments | 2055 Views

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Palo Alto resident is bewitched by witches

Each September and October Jan Steele's Palo Alto condominium falls under a magical spell. There are witches sitting on the...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2012
Last comment by Stanford, on Oct 19, 2012 at 6:04 pm | 1 comment | 2174 Views

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Guest Opinion: For young persons, knowledgeable engagement equals volcano power

We've all heard the saying, "To assume makes an ass out of you and me." Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=17692...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2012
Last comment by Mark Weiss , on Oct 21, 2012 at 12:00 am | 1 comment | 2313 Views

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Real Estate Matters

It used to be that when a builder bought property on which he was going to build a house (or houses) he wanted to feel that...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2012
Last comment by Ducatigirl, on Oct 25, 2012 at 8:44 am | 12 comments | 1961 Views

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Crash on Oregon in Palo Alto holds up traffic

A single-car crash that left the vehicle flipped on its roof occurred on Oregon Expressway near the Park Boulevard underpass...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2012
Last comment by resident, on Oct 27, 2012 at 10:12 pm | 19 comments | 4597 Views

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Stanford grad's site nets Southwest 'cease and desist'

When Nikil Viswanathan created a website to automatically check himself in to his flights on Southwest Airlines in January,...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2012
Last comment by some smarter guy, on Nov 3, 2012 at 12:22 pm | 47 comments | 34778 Views

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First look at Arrillaga's Menlo Park development

An eight-acre span of car lots on El Camino Real will turn into a mixed-use complex of medical offices, offices, retail and...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2012
Last comment by gregg, on Nov 2, 2012 at 8:16 pm | 16 comments | 4011 Views

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Apple Store 2.0 opening Saturday in Palo Alto

Shrouded in black and still largely hidden from view by barricades, the sleek new Apple Store in downtown Palo Alto will...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2012
Last comment by Apple Fan - usually, on Nov 5, 2012 at 9:55 am | 17 comments | 5562 Views

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Beyond haunting: Halloween-themed events

If horror movies and gory haunted houses aren't your thing, take heart. The Midpeninsula has plenty of Halloween events planned...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2012
Last comment by Ducatigirl, on Oct 26, 2012 at 6:46 pm | 2 comments | 2522 Views

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Apple fans crowd new downtown Palo Alto store

Like Steve Jobs before him, Apple CEO Tim Cook on Saturday dropped by the new Apple Store in downtown Palo Alto on its opening...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2012
Last comment by Anon., on Oct 30, 2012 at 4:03 pm | 123 comments | 3869 Views

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SFO cancels some flights to East Coast

More than a dozen flights to and from the East Coast have been cancelled this morning as Hurricane Sandy moves toward that...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2012
Last comment by Ducatigirl, on Oct 29, 2012 at 12:11 pm | 2 comments | 1636 Views

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Gas-pipe project could snarl Palo Alto traffic

A prominent stretch of Junipero Serra Boulevard may see major traffic-backups this month because of an ongoing effort by...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2012
Last comment by X, on Oct 31, 2012 at 6:29 am | 17 comments | 12276 Views

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Palo Alto donors back repeal of death penalty

Death and taxes may be the only certainties in this world, but when it comes to campaign contributions, Palo Alto residents...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2012
Last comment by Sharon, on Oct 31, 2012 at 5:28 pm | 51 comments | 3476 Views

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Residential compostables program planned

Looking to reduce the amount of organic waste that ends up in its residential trash, City of Palo Alto Zero Waste will hold...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2012
Last comment by Alison, on Nov 3, 2012 at 8:12 pm | 30 comments | 3177 Views
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