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Community Notebook: Gunn sophomore wins $10,000 grant to help children in Sierra Leone

Eleanor Su, a sophomore at Henry M. Gunn High School, won Amway's "Who Cares Challenge," securing a $10,000 grant for the...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2013
Last comment by G, on Jan 14, 2015 at 11:02 pm | 2 comments | 2499 Views

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University presidents gather to ponder higher ed

More than a dozen presidents of colleges and universities will gather in Palo Alto this weekend to brainstorm about the future...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2013
Last comment by John, on Jul 19, 2013 at 12:09 pm | 1 comment | 13111 Views

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Weekend wonders

Carol Finkelstein knew she lived in a desirable location. That became crystal clear when she agreed to swap her San Francisco...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2013
Last comment by traveler, on Jul 19, 2013 at 3:43 pm | 1 comment | 1905 Views

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Senior housing or not, Maybell area ripe for redevelopment

When Palo Alto officials agreed last month to rezone property on Maybell and Clemo avenues to enable construction of a senior-housing...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2013
Last comment by Nasty ct resident, on Sep 16, 2013 at 5:45 pm | 70 comments | 5137 Views

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Weekend wonders

Carol Finkelstein knew she lived in a desirable location. That became crystal clear when she agreed to swap her San Francisco...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2013
Last comment by Homeowner, on Jul 20, 2013 at 9:05 pm | 1 comment | 1866 Views

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Barron Park rolls out robots for outdoor movie night

Once upon a time, drive-in movies were a big family pastime, and they were part of the collective culture. But those big...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2013
Last comment by resident, on Jul 28, 2013 at 12:20 am | 6 comments | 5546 Views

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New police dog, 'Eddie,' presented to public

With the press of a button, the door to the police car popped open, revealing the newest member of the Palo Alto Police Department....

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2013
Last comment by Palu Alum, on Jul 24, 2013 at 1:47 pm | 9 comments | 2016 Views

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Palo Alto police begin using license-plate reader

The Palo Alto Police department began using an automated license-plate reader mounted atop a patrol car on Tuesday, July...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2013
Last comment by CAMD, on Feb 12, 2015 at 11:33 am | 101 comments | 29341 Views

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New Palo Alto homes give snapshot of sellers' market

The average number of days that a Palo Alto house stayed on the market during the first half of 2013 was 20 days. A condo...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2013
Last comment by Longtime Paly resident, on Jul 27, 2013 at 5:50 pm | 27 comments | 8472 Views

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Mi Pueblo seeks bankruptcy court protection

Mi Pueblo Foods is seeking for Chapter 11 bankruptcy court protection Monday, citing a problem with its main secured creditor,...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2013
Last comment by Neighbors Helping Neighbors, on Jul 26, 2013 at 11:13 am | 8 comments | 3713 Views

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U.S. Rep. Eshoo votes to defund NSA phone program

U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo (CA-18) voted in favor today of an amendment to this year's defense spending bill that would require...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2013
Last comment by right = correct, on Jul 25, 2013 at 7:03 pm | 13 comments | 1990 Views

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Local chess club puts Bay Area on national map

The tension in the room is high, and not a move is being made. Players sit across from each other, their brows furrowed as...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2013
Last comment by Jerry Sorvich, on Jul 29, 2013 at 5:07 pm | 8 comments | 10460 Views

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El Palo Alto gets the high-tech treatment

El Palo Alto, the city's iconic redwood that has stood near the banks of San Francisquito Creek for more than 1,000 years,...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2013
Last comment by Marie, on Jul 29, 2013 at 6:31 pm | 5 comments | 6453 Views

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Overnight-parking ban eyed for part of Crescent Park

Crescent Park residents whose blocks are inundated at night by cars from neighboring East Palo Alto may soon have a solution...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Aug 2, 2013 at 11:36 pm | 51 comments | 7317 Views

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Citizen analysis shows parking woes deepening

In three years, the parking shortage in downtown Palo Alto will be nearly three times as bad as it is today as the problem...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 5, 2013 at 7:04 am | 62 comments | 12374 Views

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Stanford to replace diplomas over signature mix-up

A mix-up over the signatures on Stanford University diplomas issued during the 2012-13 academic year -- which may be more...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2013
Last comment by Employer, on Aug 1, 2013 at 8:26 pm | 6 comments | 3114 Views

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Update: SamTrans confirms its bus was involved in train incident at Menlo Park crossing

More than 24 hours after witnesses reported that a SamTrans bus broke through a lowering railroad crossing arm and hurtled...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2013
Last comment by musical, on Jul 15, 2015 at 11:07 am | 9 comments | 2766 Views

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Palo Alto considers suspending PaloAltoGreen

Palo Alto is eyeing scaling back or suspending one of its most popular and successful renewable-energy programs, PaloAltoGreen,...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2013
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Aug 5, 2013 at 3:54 pm | 19 comments | 3959 Views

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Palo Alto Buddhist temple to host Obon Festival

Eimi Okano and Jeanette Arakawa and hundreds of other volunteers are busily working at the Palo Alto Buddhist Temple on Louis...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Aug 4, 2013 at 2:59 am | 5 comments | 3939 Views

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Entering the brave new world of genomics

The human genome (a person's complete set of DNA) holds valuable information on predicting, diagnosing and treating conditions...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2013
Last comment by maguro_01, on Aug 8, 2013 at 8:16 am | 7 comments | 16093 Views
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