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Golf course architect presents new plan

Golf-course architect Forrest Richardson presented a new plan for reconfiguring Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course, which would...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2012
Last comment by Marrol, on Jan 30, 2012 at 2:10 pm | 27 comments | 2558 Views

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'Cosmo girl' icon gives $30 million to Stanford, Columbia

Famed Cosmopolitan magazine editor Helen Gurley Brown is donating $30 million for a bicoastal "media innovation institute"...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2012
Last comment by Pad, on Feb 2, 2012 at 8:50 pm | 4 comments | 2256 Views

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Rare falcon rescued in Palo Alto dies

A rare falcon that was found injured in Palo Alto has been euthanized, a Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA spokesman said Monday. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2012
Last comment by Mark, on Feb 1, 2012 at 9:51 am | 5 comments | 1596 Views

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Facebook unveils bike plan

Making the streets of Menlo Park and East Palo Alto safer for bicyclists has hit the top of Facebook's community "to do"...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2012
Last comment by Hulkamania, on Feb 2, 2012 at 4:09 pm | 17 comments | 2328 Views

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Cafe vendor chosen for Mitchell Park Library

Palo Alto's quest to bring a cafe to the soon-to-be-completed Mitchell Park Library and Community Center has attracted an...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2012
Last comment by neighbor, on Feb 6, 2012 at 10:58 am | 37 comments | 3248 Views

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Fresh Market coming to Edgewood Plaza

The Fresh Market, a North Carolina-based, European-style specialty market will open its first West Coast store at Edgewood...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2012
Last comment by Pete , on Apr 10, 2013 at 12:54 pm | 80 comments | 12719 Views

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Stanford announces commencement speakers

Cory Booker, former Stanford University football player, Rhodes scholar and current mayor of Newark, N.J., will address graduates...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2012
Last comment by Damning with faint praise, on Feb 10, 2012 at 4:06 pm | 3 comments | 5514 Views

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Affordable Tree House apartment complex celebrates opening

Palo Alto's newest affordable housing development, located on 488 West Charleston Road, will hold its grand opening Wednesday,...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2012
Last comment by Orr, on Feb 13, 2012 at 6:21 pm | 11 comments | 3052 Views

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Prop 13: The elephant is finally in the room

Calling California's tax system "broken," the head of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation called this week for a re-examination...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2012
Last comment by loopholes, on Aug 22, 2013 at 10:41 am | 97 comments | 7762 Views

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Lifetimes of Achievements honorees announced

Palo Alto nonprofit organization Avenidas Inc. recognized six seniors for their community contributions by naming them Lifetimes...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2012
Last comment by Another neighbor, on Feb 11, 2012 at 4:57 pm | 4 comments | 2623 Views

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Around Town

<B>A BANNER YEAR ... </B>Residents near downtown Palo Alto have long bemoaned the intrusion of downtown employees into their...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2012
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 10, 2012 at 4:08 pm | 2 comments | 1963 Views

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Animal Services Center busy but outdated

Just south of Palo Alto's Municipal Services Center on East Bayshore Road stands a squat building in which dogs slightly...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2012
Last comment by Forest, on Feb 23, 2012 at 10:55 am | 38 comments | 3096 Views

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A final tribute to Coach Parks

When former Menlo-Atherton High football coach Ben Parks passed away in his sleep on Aug. 19 at age 77, there was an immediate...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2012
Last comment by Robert Caron, on Feb 10, 2012 at 11:13 pm | 1 comment | 2034 Views

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For love of a lute

Doris Williams was raised in the birthplace of General Motors, but the culture she experienced at home in and around Flint,...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2012
Last comment by Carol, on May 23, 2012 at 6:35 pm | 2 comments | 6112 Views

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East Palo Alto man shot while driving

A 27-year-old East Palo Alto man has been killed in an incident in which he was shot while driving his car and his vehicle...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2012
Last comment by Anon, on Feb 17, 2012 at 1:38 pm | 3 comments | 3010 Views

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Downtown post office set to hit market in May

Palo Alto's iconic downtown post office, a fixture on Hamilton Avenue for the past 80 years, will hit the real-estate market...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2012
Last comment by John, on Feb 21, 2012 at 2:07 pm | 29 comments | 3339 Views

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Three juveniles arrested for theft in Palo Alto

Three boys were arrested in Palo Alto after they were seen stealing a package from a porch in the 800 block of University...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2012
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Feb 19, 2012 at 9:16 am | 11 comments | 2354 Views

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Palo Alto Tall Tree honorees announced

Palo Alto's 2012 Tall Tree awards will recognize Alison Cormack, John Barton, Whole Foods Market and the Foundation for a...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2012
Last comment by Catherine Crystal Foster, on Feb 21, 2012 at 10:35 am | 8 comments | 3821 Views

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Gunn pins down wrestling title at SCVAL finals

==B Saturday's prep roundup== After losing out on the SCVAL De Anza Division dual-match title on a tiebreaker, the Gunn...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2012
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Feb 20, 2012 at 12:58 am | 1 comment | 3953 Views

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White House may decide fate of Moffett Field's Hangar One

"The highest levels" of the federal government are now deciding whether to accept an offer from Google's founders to restore...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2012
Last comment by Keith Hull, on Oct 14, 2012 at 12:08 pm | 6 comments | 2274 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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