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Alice Smith: A View from the U.K.

I was in Farnborough, England, at my desk at Computer Science Corporation (CSC), in a telephone negotiation with a Washington...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Sep 10, 2011 at 6:34 pm | 2 comments | 2016 Views

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Mark VanZanten: A Forced Landing

Early on the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, I made my way to the Austin, Texas, airport from home. My family and I had...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2011
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Mimm Patterson: Homesick, in Ireland

I left Palo Alto for Ireland in 1994. On 11 September 2001 I was living in Donegal, Ireland, and working as the manager of...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2011
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Paul Werner: On a Boston Bus

We were on a private tour bus, with a group from the Peninsula, just leaving the Boston area. The driver was starting to...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2011
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Jeanne Kennedy: The Hospitality of Strangers

We were returning home from Prague and were halfway across the Atlantic. The pilot announced that the skies over the United...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2011
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Miriam Palm: Return from Montana

I was with my husband and his family -- mother Laura Palm (who was about to turn 91 -- she will be 101 this coming Sept....

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2011
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Anne Ream: Talismans in Milan

We checked in a day early. The Hotel Diana Majestic is just as its name suggests ... gorgeous, art deco, amazing. We'd been...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2011
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Chet Frankenfield: Our Canadian Neighbors

We were driving to Prince Rupert, British Columbia, and on Sept. 10 we arrived in Cache Creek, B.C., a forlorn little town...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2011
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Offices planned for Borders building

When Borders Books leaves Palo Alto later this month, its prominent University Avenue building will likely be converted to...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2011
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Sep 18, 2011 at 9:52 am | 46 comments | 5135 Views

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The ripples of Sept. 11

Ten years ago, the Midpeninsula was jolted awake on a Tuesday by urgent phone calls and televised images no one could soon...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2011
Last comment by profile kilt, on Sep 14, 2011 at 12:06 pm | 27 comments | 3033 Views

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27th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Moonlight Run & Walk tonight

Grab your running shoes! With an early harvest moon this year, it's time to celebrate with the 27th annual Palo Alto Weekly...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2011
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Sep 9, 2011 at 5:42 pm | 1 comment | 2366 Views

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Palo Altans somberly observe 9/11

As a bagpiper's "Amazing Grace" pierced the cool morning air, about 150 Palo Altans gathered under oak trees at the Palo...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2011
Last comment by Paul, on Sep 12, 2011 at 2:53 pm | 3 comments | 1750 Views

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Palo Alto Medical Foundation educator earns President's Award

Becky Beacom, a health educator with the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, will receive the President's Volunteer Service Call...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2011
Last comment by Deanna Messinger, on Jul 29, 2013 at 12:30 pm | 12 comments | 3804 Views

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Parking program a tough sell for Professorville

Residents of Palo Alto's College Terrace neighborhood cheered and applauded when the City Council created the city's first...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2011
Last comment by IT WAS A MONEY GRAB, on Sep 16, 2011 at 10:30 am | 60 comments | 2831 Views

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Police report 'explosion' in Midtown Palo Alto

An explosion was reported at an apartment complex on Midtown Court in Midtown Palo Alto Tuesday night, police confirmed....

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2011
Last comment by umm, on Sep 15, 2011 at 2:46 am | 8 comments | 1785 Views

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Authorities identify motorcyclist killed Friday night

The Santa Clara County medical examiner's office has identified a man killed in a motorcycle crash in East Palo Alto Friday...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2011
Last comment by Anon, on Sep 14, 2011 at 8:07 am | 1 comment | 2056 Views

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Historic oak on Cowper Street to be cut down

A 51-inch-diameter "significant and historic" coast live oak on Cowper Street is slated for removal in late September, City...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2011
Last comment by Carol, on Sep 29, 2011 at 10:42 pm | 16 comments | 2898 Views

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Love story

Seated on a new bench carved out of a felled, century-old eucalyptus tree at the College Terrace Library, Mark Mueller reads...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2011
Last comment by Old Palo Alto, on Sep 15, 2011 at 3:35 pm | 5 comments | 1885 Views

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Church to host forum on vehicle dwelling

Palo Alto's controversial proposal to bar people from sleeping in vehicles will be the subject of a community meeting tonight...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2011
Last comment by Rich, on Oct 21, 2011 at 10:16 pm | 73 comments | 6860 Views

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Blue Cross patients get temporary reprieve

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield patients will not have to pay more for their care while Stanford Hospital & Clinics and...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2011
Last comment by Love the competition, on Sep 16, 2011 at 6:41 am | 2 comments | 2390 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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