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Tomorrow's events (July 31)

[http://events.stanford.edu/events/330/33051 Music: Kenny Barron and Friends] Jazz pianist Kenny Barron has been associated...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2012
Last comment by randy albin, on Jul 30, 2012 at 11:04 am | 1 comment | 2240 Views

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First Person: A conversation with Ben Lee

Ben Lee, the U.S. Olympic Badminton coach and Palo Alto Police Department Patrol Officer, talks with Lisa Van Dusen before...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2012
Last comment by David , on Jul 30, 2012 at 3:41 pm | 1 comment | 3916 Views

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Simitian endorses Jerry Hill for state Senate

California Sen. Joe Simitian has endorsed state Assemblyman Jerry Hill for the new 13th State Senate District seat, Hill's...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2012
Last comment by YIMBY, on Aug 22, 2012 at 10:12 am | 3 comments | 2649 Views

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Playing catch

Six "brides" practiced bouquet-tossing and catching Saturday at Bowden Park in Palo Alto, as budding photographers worked...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2012
Last comment by Alphonso, on Jul 31, 2012 at 1:42 pm | 1 comment | 2265 Views

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Stanford professor wins $3 million physics prize

A Stanford University physicist has won one of the most lucrative prizes in existence -- the $3 million Fundamental Physics...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2012
Last comment by musical, on Aug 6, 2012 at 11:24 pm | 15 comments | 3265 Views

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Palo Alto bike-sharing program hits speed bump

A bicycle-sharing program will be doomed to fail in Palo Alto unless planners place the rental stations in locations that...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2012
Last comment by Mark, on Nov 9, 2012 at 11:38 am | 19 comments | 8376 Views

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Feature story: Carving out a new life

In the driveway of an East Palo Alto cottage, wearing a 3 1/2-foot-tall headdress and long braids down its back, a 12-foot-tall...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2012
Last comment by Keep Up Tradition!, on Aug 3, 2012 at 3:06 pm | 2 comments | 6997 Views

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Carving out a new life

In the driveway of an East Palo Alto cottage, wearing a 3 1/2-foot-tall headdress and long braids down its back, a 12-foot-tall...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2012
Last comment by M, on Aug 4, 2012 at 12:20 am | 1 comment | 2880 Views

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Palo Alto gymnastics teacher drowns in Yosemite

A popular children's gymnastics teacher drowned in Yosemite National Park on Wednesday, Aug. 1, his family has confirmed....

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2012
Last comment by Diane, on Aug 14, 2012 at 3:11 pm | 28 comments | 4847 Views

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'Rookie' coach has Stanford water polo team unbeaten

Junior Olympics Mark Hernandez is in his first season as a coach for the Stanford Water Polo Club girls' program. Hernandez,...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2012
Last comment by Keith Peters, on Aug 5, 2012 at 8:04 pm | 4 comments | 3014 Views

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East Palo Alto selects new city manager

A former Redwood City deputy city manager who worked with under-served youth and families has been chosen as East Palo Alto's...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on Aug 7, 2012 at 11:52 am | 4 comments | 3763 Views

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Motorcyclist airlifted from Skyline crash

A motorcylist suffered major head injuries in a crash with a truck Sunday afternoon on Skyline Boulevard just south of Highway...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2012
Last comment by Jenn, on Aug 6, 2012 at 11:09 am | 2 comments | 3015 Views

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Network helps kids, families 'seize diabetes'

It may look smooth from the outside, but there's nothing simple about managing diabetes, with the round-the-clock need to...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2012
Last comment by Alphonso, on Aug 6, 2012 at 11:24 am | 1 comment | 6594 Views

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NASA rover lands on Mars

The rover Curiosity landed on Mars Sunday night shortly before 10:30 p.m., according to NASA officials. Its two-year mission...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2012
Last comment by musical, on Aug 7, 2012 at 1:26 am | 9 comments | 4835 Views

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Arson suspected in Palo Alto hills fires

A "person of interest" has been identified by police and fire officials in connection with five fires that burned Wednesday...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2012
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Aug 10, 2012 at 12:56 am | 31 comments | 5141 Views

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Google fined $22.5M for privacy 'misrepresentations'

Google will be required to pay a $22.5 million penalty after the Federal Trade Commission charged the Mountain View-based...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2012
Last comment by Wondering?, on Aug 9, 2012 at 3:06 pm | 3 comments | 2976 Views

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Oaks well-armed with Matt Campbell

Two years away from a milestone 30th birthday, Matt Campbell has no aspirations of being a Major League Baseball player....

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2012
Last comment by Alice N., on Aug 10, 2012 at 9:51 am | 1 comment | 2727 Views

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City to repave San Antonio Road, replace trees

Palo Alto plans to launch on Monday the next phase of the San Antonio Road construction project, an effort that includes...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2012
Last comment by Local driver, on Aug 14, 2012 at 11:20 pm | 24 comments | 4057 Views

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Palo Alto school finds new home in Mountain View

Private high school Palo Alto Prep might need a new name, following a move from Cubberley Community Center in south Palo...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2012
Last comment by paly parent, on Mar 7, 2013 at 8:21 am | 12 comments | 3523 Views

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Editorial: Bike-sharing plan readied

A transportation grant designed to provide 100 bikes for Palo Alto-bound Caltrain commuters unfortunately got tangled in...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2012
Last comment by Cedric de La Beaujardiere, on Aug 13, 2012 at 10:53 pm | 10 comments | 3417 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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