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Hohbach gives Palo Alto an ultimatum

Developer Harold Hohbach is demanding the Palo Alto City Council accept his plans for a three-story building at 195 Page...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2011
Last comment by JO, on Oct 29, 2011 at 8:00 am | 12 comments | 2225 Views

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VIDEO: 212 pounds of pumpkin pride

Dennis McClellan, store director of Piazza's Fine Foods, talks about his pride and joy -- a 212 pound pumpkin he grew. Video...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2011
Last comment by Cute!, on Oct 28, 2011 at 4:01 pm | 1 comment | 2537 Views

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Winter Spare the Air season starts Tuesday

Come Tuesday, you'll have to think twice before burning logs in your fireplace or any other solid fuel because Nov. 1 marks...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2011
Last comment by someone, on Oct 30, 2011 at 10:31 pm | 2 comments | 2026 Views

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Love affair with baseball, labor law, is worth the read

==BI Stanford author== William B. Gould IV retains his lifelong passion for two things: the law, specifically labor law,...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2011
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Nov 13, 2011 at 9:46 am | 3 comments | 2038 Views

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Supes up ante on Stanford's Alpine trail offer

In the five-year poker game between Stanford University and the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors over the fate of a...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2011
Last comment by stanfordtrials(andtribulations), on Nov 3, 2011 at 10:28 pm | 19 comments | 2344 Views

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Upkeep for Eichlers

Eichler homes -- those mid-century marvels with huge windows, open floor plans and clean lines -- are prevalent in Palo Alto,...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2011
Last comment by Syed W Hussain, on Apr 5, 2012 at 1:45 pm | 13 comments | 9177 Views

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Palo Alto tackles Cubberley's conundrum

For Palo Alto officials, the sprawling Cubberley Community Center in the southern portion of the city is both a head-scratching...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2011
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 8, 2011 at 8:13 am | 29 comments | 3351 Views

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PG&E gas-main leak detected near Palo Alto

Workers examining a section of a PG&E gas main discovered a small leak near Palo Alto, a Pacific Gas and Electric Company...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2011
Last comment by mmmmMom, on Nov 8, 2011 at 7:44 pm | 14 comments | 2824 Views

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'Lost interview' with Jobs to screen in Palo Alto

A "lost interview" with the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs will be screened in Palo Alto Nov. 16 through Nov. 22. Parts...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2011
Last comment by Anon., on Nov 7, 2011 at 10:53 pm | 3 comments | 1616 Views

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Palo Alto women's shelter planned

InnVision Hotel de Zink, Palo Alto's only emergency shelter for homeless individuals, is planning to open a 15-bed shelter...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2011
Last comment by Khalia Parish, on Nov 9, 2011 at 2:24 pm | 10 comments | 2552 Views

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PG&E pipeline may have been damaged by backhoe

A PG&E natural gas pipeline that exploded during pressure testing on Sunday afternoon (Nov. 6), causing a mudslide across...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Nov 8, 2011 at 8:49 am | 5 comments | 2217 Views

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Gordon to hold high-speed-rail meeting in Palo Alto

California's controversial and increasingly expensive high-speed-rail system will be the subject of a public hearing hosted...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2011
Last comment by Robert, on Nov 9, 2011 at 10:56 am | 17 comments | 2752 Views

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Changing of crossing guards vexes parents

For the first time in more than a decade, Palo Alto is preparing to hire a new company to manage its ranks of school crossing...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2011
Last comment by Guard's Wife, on Nov 30, 2011 at 11:20 am | 69 comments | 4869 Views

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Man dies at El Camino Real bus stop in Palo Alto

A man died on El Camino Real, near California Avenue in Palo Alto, in a collision with a Santa Clara Valley Transportation...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2011
Last comment by nonnie, on Nov 12, 2011 at 10:16 pm | 34 comments | 4259 Views

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The spookiest Palo Alto street

Just days before Halloween, the homes along South Court look like any other typical Palo Alto neighborhood, with a verdant...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2011
Last comment by M, on Nov 8, 2011 at 3:12 pm | 1 comment | 2986 Views

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A&E News

<B><B>TRAVELING MUSIC ... </B>Young Palo Alto bluegrass musician Molly Tuttle is headed for the Berklee College of Music...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2011
Last comment by Letitia Roddy, on Nov 9, 2011 at 9:34 am | 1 comment | 1917 Views

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City mulls options for limiting vehicle dwellers

Palo Alto's controversial proposal to ban vehicle dwellers continues to evolve and may ultimately include designated lots...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2011
Last comment by Anne, on Nov 16, 2011 at 2:30 pm | 44 comments | 2533 Views

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Gas pipe linked to Cupertino explosion being replaced in Palo Alto

A type of polyethylene pipe implicated in an Aug. 31 Cupertino condominium gas explosion also is used in south Palo Alto,...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2011
Last comment by piggy, on Nov 10, 2011 at 8:45 pm | 1 comment | 2713 Views

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Stanford: new model for breast cancer tests

Stanford University researchers have trained computers to analyze microscopic images of breast cancer with greater accuracy...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2011
Last comment by Joyce, on Nov 11, 2011 at 11:43 am | 1 comment | 15668 Views

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Palo Alto residents honor veterans with gifts

Carrie Manley leaned toward U.S. Army veteran Doug Tharp's hospital bed at the VA Palo Alto Spinal Cord Injury Center, the...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2011
Last comment by Carrie Manley, on Dec 5, 2011 at 3:27 pm | 9 comments | 2401 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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