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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 | 2778 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 | 3974 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 | 3948 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 | 16108 Views

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Buena Vista residents seek to buy mobile-home park

Nearly 400 people living in Palo Alto's Buena Vista Mobile Home Park might soon fight eviction with a new tactic: purchasing...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2013
Last comment by musical, on Sep 5, 2013 at 10:37 am | 78 comments | 7796 Views

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Traffic, parking top residents' concerns with Jay Paul project

When community members came to the city to discuss how to shape the environmental report for a proposed commercial development...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2013
Last comment by Monserrat F, on Aug 2, 2013 at 1:35 pm | 2 comments | 11641 Views

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Editorial: As City Council returns, sticky issues await

Palo Alto City Council members will return from their month-long break Monday night, with a volatile set of issues lined...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2013
Last comment by @sad stance for the Weekly, on Aug 6, 2013 at 11:54 am | 28 comments | 8122 Views

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Motorist kidnapped at Palo Alto gas station

A motorist pumping gas at the Shell gas station on Embarcadero Road was kidnapped and forced to drive an allegedly drunk...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2013
Last comment by Edgewood Resident, on Aug 5, 2013 at 4:40 pm | 12 comments | 7131 Views

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WORKPLACE ETHICS ... </B>The ethical climate at Palo Alto City Hall is generally sunny, though many city workers feel the...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2013
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Palo Alto bans vehicle dwelling

After two years of bitter debate and emotional soul searching, Palo Alto officials on Monday passed a deeply divisive law...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2013
Last comment by isez, on Aug 8, 2013 at 1:15 pm | 86 comments | 7311 Views

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Nonprofits seek to help Palo Alto's vehicle dwellers

When Palo Alto officials passed a law Monday banning vehicle dwelling within city borders, they urged members of the nonprofit...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2013
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Aug 12, 2013 at 1:38 pm | 35 comments | 5404 Views

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Zuckerberg calls for immigration reform

The push for immigration reform got a boost Monday night when Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave opening remarks for a film...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2013
Last comment by MiMi, on Aug 8, 2013 at 11:40 am | 22 comments | 2056 Views

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Exotic to practical

A stroll through Palo Alto's neighborhoods reveals grand old houses to midcentury Eichlers, with gardens ranging from traditional...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2013
Last comment by arm the homeless, on Aug 7, 2013 at 1:07 pm | 1 comment | 2824 Views

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Gyms ditch 'big-box' mindset for community feel

Local gym Uforia is part of a national trend: fitness centers that forgo the large warehouses with rows and rows of sometimes-daunting...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2013
Last comment by Former Butterfly Life, on Aug 12, 2013 at 5:54 pm | 3 comments | 7667 Views

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Maybell opponents accuse city of 'fraud'

When Palo Alto officials agreed Thursday to send a controversial housing development on Maybell Avenue to a November vote,...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2013
Last comment by PAcitizens, on Aug 12, 2013 at 10:45 am | 60 comments | 2716 Views

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Shop Talk: Everyman barber shop opens in Midtown

Urban Style opened its doors at 719 Colorado Ave. on Aug. 5. It replaces the 6-year-old soapmaking shop called Opal'Z, which...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2013
Last comment by Proud Daughter, on Nov 14, 2013 at 10:58 am | 10 comments | 25817 Views

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One killed in head on crash in Woodside

One person was killed and another was airlifted to a hospital after a head-on traffic collision on the outskirts of...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2013
Last comment by reader, on Aug 13, 2013 at 8:31 am | 3 comments | 2062 Views

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'Skin-to-skin' and 'rooming in' are on the rise in maternity wards

The growing practices of "rooming in" and "skin to skin" in today's hospital maternity wards have turned the traditional...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2013
Last comment by ML, on Aug 12, 2013 at 10:44 am | 1 comment | 2653 Views

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Crescent Park gets a ban on overnight parking

Crescent Park residents seeking a cure for their parking pains received a Band-Aid on Monday night, when Palo Alto officials...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Aug 14, 2013 at 7:15 pm | 38 comments | 3624 Views

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Fire destroys remote Baylands boat house

A boat house at Cooley Landing in East Palo Alto, caught fire on Monday night, bringing four fire engines and two battalion...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 28, 2013 at 2:07 pm | 6 comments | 4856 Views
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