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<B><B>WHAT'S IN A NAME? ... </B>The <B>Main Library</B> in Palo Alto will undergo a metamorphosis in the next few years when...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2012
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 20, 2012 at 4:16 pm | 3 comments | 3362 Views

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Sen. Simitian to hold 'sidewalk office hours' in Palo Alto

State Sen. Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto) will return to his district to hold public office hours at the downtown farmers market...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2012
Last comment by Kathy Janz, on Aug 20, 2012 at 10:26 am | 2 comments | 2092 Views

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Locals aren't buying Palo Alto's newest green-energy program

Palo Alto may be land of the green and home of the tech-savvy, but the city's latest renewable-energy program has so far...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2012
Last comment by BP Observer, on Aug 22, 2012 at 1:50 pm | 24 comments | 6581 Views

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Neighborhood story: Pooling their resources

Pesky ponding after a heavy rain may become a problem of the past for residents of the Southgate neighborhood. The City of...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2012
Last comment by Searing-For-Those-Pesky-Ponds, on Aug 19, 2012 at 8:27 pm | 3 comments | 1936 Views

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Condoleezza Rice to join formerly men-only Augusta

Breaking down social barriers is nothing new to Condoleeza Rice. The first African-American woman appointed U.S. Secretary...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2012
Last comment by Wendy, on Aug 21, 2012 at 4:08 pm | 17 comments | 1954 Views

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Mountain View man makes 600th blood donation

A 75-year-old Mountain View man hit a personal milestone when he made his 600th blood donation at the Stanford Blood Center...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2012
Last comment by Jan H., on Oct 7, 2012 at 1:19 pm | 6 comments | 1754 Views

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Aerial spraying for mosquitoes Thursday morning

A helicopter assault against the summer salt-marsh mosquito in the Palo Alto Baylands began Thursday, Aug. 23, at about 7...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2012
Last comment by Brian Schmidt, on Aug 24, 2012 at 9:22 pm | 28 comments | 15540 Views

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Festival of the Arts comes to downtown

The Festival of the Arts is returning to downtown Palo Alto this weekend for its 31st year and is expected to bring more...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2012
Last comment by Mike, on Aug 23, 2012 at 6:47 am | 1 comment | 1886 Views

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Editorial: Errors exacerbated mosquito problem

Demonstrating that one never knows where danger lurks, an unprecedented mosquito infestation suddenly erupted across areas...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2012
Last comment by Mike Alexander, on Aug 27, 2012 at 6:33 am | 21 comments | 4152 Views

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Clear Story no more

An art installation in King Plaza in front of the Palo Alto City Hall was being dismantled Thursday. "Clear Story" by Mildred...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2012
Last comment by resident, on Aug 23, 2012 at 9:49 pm | 1 comment | 2018 Views

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Celebrating arts and crafts

No plans for next weekend? No problem. The Palo Alto Festival of the Arts is coming to University Avenue Saturday and Sunday,...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2012
Last comment by Jacob Sandford, on Aug 24, 2012 at 9:53 am | 1 comment | 1391 Views

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Picture this: 2012 Weekly Photo Contest winners

The Weekly's annual photo contest turns 21 this year, but it's by no means limited to adults. As in years past, both adult...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2012
Last comment by photoshopped, on Aug 26, 2012 at 6:30 pm | 5 comments | 2755 Views

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New law: Landlords need to disclose foreclosures

If an apartment or home for rent is in danger of foreclosure, would-be renters could soon have the right to be told about...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2012
Last comment by Diane, on Sep 4, 2012 at 1:12 pm | 8 comments | 2630 Views

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Trader Joe's employee helps teen, called 'hero'

Nick Marcus was just doing his job at Trader Joe's at Town and Country Shopping Center in Palo Alto when a phone call turned...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2012
Last comment by Anon, on Aug 30, 2012 at 6:27 am | 20 comments | 3005 Views

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Frank Gehry redesigns Facebook's west campus

Frank Gehry is to architecture as Mark Zuckerberg is to social media: A star. The famous architect, known for award-winning...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 27, 2012 at 7:16 am | 6 comments | 7344 Views

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Menlo College opens new coaching era with win

==B College football== The Mark Speckman era at Menlo College kicked off with a bang on Saturday, as the Oaks scored three...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2012
Last comment by Menlo4Life, on Aug 27, 2012 at 10:29 pm | 2 comments | 2068 Views

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Red-light camera bill coasts through state Senate

A bill authored by Sen. Joe Simitian that would add restrictions to red-light cameras cruised through the state Senate Monday...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2012
Last comment by Jean, on Sep 24, 2012 at 9:37 am | 50 comments | 4919 Views

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Palo Alto Art Center preps for opening day

Just weeks before the Palo Alto Art Center reopens to the public on Oct. 6, its galleries and other spaces glow with new...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2012
Last comment by John Morganson, on Aug 29, 2012 at 12:12 am | 3 comments | 3532 Views

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Bill to curb texting behind the wheel moves ahead

A proposal by state Sen. Joe Simitian to raise fines for drivers who text while behind the wheel passed through the state...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2012
Last comment by GoodLaw, on Sep 4, 2012 at 1:34 pm | 16 comments | 3613 Views

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Facebook's (almost) oldest user keeps the conversation polite

At a little over a century in age, Menlo Park resident Florence Detlor is one of Facebook's oldest users. The distinction,...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2012
Last comment by Phil, on Aug 29, 2012 at 10:28 pm | 4 comments | 3113 Views
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