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Family: Caltrain victim lost battle against mental illness

The man struck by a train in Menlo Park Friday morning was Eric Salvatierra, a 39-year-old Palo Alto resident, according...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2012
Last comment by Kemery, on Mar 16, 2012 at 12:24 pm | 16 comments | 6326 Views

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Simitian to host public hearing on high-speed rail tonight

A possible new business plan for California's high-speed rail project is set to be revealed tonight, March 13, in Mountain...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2012
Last comment by ben, on Mar 14, 2012 at 8:32 am | 5 comments | 1461 Views

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Helicopter makes emergency landing in Palo Alto

Nearly 100 feet from rush-hour traffic on Highway 101 near Embarcadero Road, a pilot approaching the Palo Alto Municipal...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2012
Last comment by Kathy, on Mar 24, 2013 at 7:39 pm | 68 comments | 5564 Views

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'Mayor's Challenge' takes on neighborhood unity

On March 25, the Mayor's Challenge -- a series of athletic events designed to bring neighborhoods together -- will kick off...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2012
Last comment by Susan, on Apr 9, 2012 at 8:47 pm | 13 comments | 2662 Views

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Editorial: Generous offer to electrify Caltrain, but at what cost?

In its struggle to gain credibility in the wake of more than doubling the cost to build a high-speed-rail line between San...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2012
Last comment by Anonymous, on Mar 21, 2012 at 6:15 pm | 27 comments | 3776 Views

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Palo Alto set to rule on major changes to Edgewood Plaza

The dilapidated Edgewood Plaza in Palo Alto would undergo a major transformation, including 10 new homes and a Fresh Market...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2012
Last comment by Jim_H, on Sep 6, 2012 at 11:23 am | 7 comments | 2418 Views

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California Avenue redesign stalled by lawsuits

Palo Alto's ambitious quest to turn California Avenue into the next University Avenue or Mountain View's Castro Street is...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2012
Last comment by Evan Thomas, on May 2, 2012 at 10:51 pm | 94 comments | 8856 Views

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$22M verdict against PAMF in malpractice lawsuit

The Palo Alto Medical Foundation was hit with one of the largest medical malpractice verdicts in Santa Clara County history...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2012
Last comment by Kim , on Mar 12, 2013 at 1:13 am | 40 comments | 16136 Views

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Warren Slocum ballot revised after complaint

Candidates for political office are expected to sing their own praises in hopes of swaying voters, but there are rules regarding...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2012
Last comment by Arch Conservative, on Mar 22, 2012 at 10:46 am | 1 comment | 2150 Views

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Stanford students' dream of women's shelter now a reality

For a dozen homeless women staying at the new Hotel de Zink Women's Shelter, sleeping at night now feels much safer. The...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2012
Last comment by Ricardo Pinho, on May 15, 2012 at 1:10 am | 6 comments | 6029 Views

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This week on Ad Libs...

Busy Palo Alto playwright Sharmon J. Hilfinger is having her seventh full-length play produced in the Bay Area. "Hanging...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2012
Last comment by Dawn Whelan, on Mar 22, 2012 at 3:00 pm | 1 comment | 1981 Views

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Caltrain's hopes ride on new rail agreement

Caltrain long-deferred dream of electrified tracks could finally become reality under a new proposal between the California...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2012
Last comment by Mila, on Mar 25, 2012 at 4:53 pm | 13 comments | 2412 Views

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Something to talk about

On a quiet section of Bryant Street in Palo Alto last November, a yellow road sign gave bicyclists a gentle, humorous warning:...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2012
Last comment by Jocelyn Dong, on Mar 24, 2012 at 1:04 pm | 4 comments | 2400 Views

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Rail funds could give Caltrain a chance to electrify on two tracks

Last spring, Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, state Sen. Joe Simitian, and state Assemblyman Rich Gordon put forth a vision to implement...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2012
Last comment by time to retire, yoriko, on Mar 26, 2012 at 10:47 am | 5 comments | 2301 Views

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In Old Palo Alto, something to talk about

Last Halloween, Old Palo Alto resident Catherine Debs launched a beautification project in her neighborhood aimed at bringing...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2012
Last comment by Srsly?, on Nov 1, 2016 at 12:19 pm | 15 comments | 4150 Views

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Man shot in leg in East Palo Alto Friday

A car passenger was struck in the leg by one or more bullets in East Palo Alto Friday night, March 23, and police are seeking...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2012
Last comment by Mike L., on Mar 24, 2012 at 4:35 pm | 1 comment | 1982 Views

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Palo Alto lobbies USPS to sell downtown post office to city

Seeking to preserve the historic downtown post office for public use, Palo Alto officials last week submitted a letter of...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2012
Last comment by I like this idea, on Mar 28, 2012 at 3:16 am | 1 comment | 4589 Views

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Plan to modernize Caltrain sails through regional commission

Caltrain's stalled effort to electrify its tracks flickered to life Wednesday morning when the Metropolitan Transportation...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2012
Last comment by Larry Cohn, on Mar 31, 2012 at 11:52 pm | 31 comments | 6149 Views

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Worth a look

<B>Art Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=16557 posted Friday, March 23, 2012,...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2012
Last comment by Steve, on Mar 28, 2012 at 11:33 pm | 1 comment | 2127 Views

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Palo Alto seeks input about Caltrain corridor tonight

Palo Alto residents will have a chance to share their vision for the Caltrain corridor and provide feedback about a recent...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2012
Last comment by Stan, on Mar 29, 2012 at 8:27 pm | 3 comments | 1655 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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