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Crash on Oregon in Palo Alto holds up traffic

A single-car crash that left the vehicle flipped on its roof occurred on Oregon Expressway near the Park Boulevard underpass...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2012
Last comment by resident, on Oct 27, 2012 at 10:12 pm | 19 comments | 5156 Views

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Stanford grad's site nets Southwest 'cease and desist'

When Nikil Viswanathan created a website to automatically check himself in to his flights on Southwest Airlines in January,...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2012
Last comment by some smarter guy, on Nov 3, 2012 at 12:22 pm | 47 comments | 40297 Views

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First look at Arrillaga's Menlo Park development

An eight-acre span of car lots on El Camino Real will turn into a mixed-use complex of medical offices, offices, retail and...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2012
Last comment by gregg, on Nov 2, 2012 at 8:16 pm | 16 comments | 4507 Views

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Apple Store 2.0 opening Saturday in Palo Alto

Shrouded in black and still largely hidden from view by barricades, the sleek new Apple Store in downtown Palo Alto will...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2012
Last comment by Apple Fan - usually, on Nov 5, 2012 at 9:55 am | 17 comments | 6650 Views

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Beyond haunting: Halloween-themed events

If horror movies and gory haunted houses aren't your thing, take heart. The Midpeninsula has plenty of Halloween events planned...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2012
Last comment by Ducatigirl, on Oct 26, 2012 at 6:46 pm | 2 comments | 3242 Views

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Apple fans crowd new downtown Palo Alto store

Like Steve Jobs before him, Apple CEO Tim Cook on Saturday dropped by the new Apple Store in downtown Palo Alto on its opening...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2012
Last comment by Anon., on Oct 30, 2012 at 4:03 pm | 123 comments | 4210 Views

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SFO cancels some flights to East Coast

More than a dozen flights to and from the East Coast have been cancelled this morning as Hurricane Sandy moves toward that...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2012
Last comment by Ducatigirl, on Oct 29, 2012 at 12:11 pm | 2 comments | 2327 Views

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Gas-pipe project could snarl Palo Alto traffic

A prominent stretch of Junipero Serra Boulevard may see major traffic-backups this month because of an ongoing effort by...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2012
Last comment by X, on Oct 31, 2012 at 6:29 am | 17 comments | 13019 Views

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Palo Alto donors back repeal of death penalty

Death and taxes may be the only certainties in this world, but when it comes to campaign contributions, Palo Alto residents...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2012
Last comment by Sharon, on Oct 31, 2012 at 5:28 pm | 51 comments | 3894 Views

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Residential compostables program planned

Looking to reduce the amount of organic waste that ends up in its residential trash, City of Palo Alto Zero Waste will hold...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2012
Last comment by Alison, on Nov 3, 2012 at 8:12 pm | 30 comments | 3852 Views

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Wave of 'beautification' projects heads downtown

Palo Alto's busiest downtown thoroughfare will undergo a series of touchups in the coming months, though in some cases the...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2012
Last comment by Ducatigirl, on Oct 31, 2012 at 3:50 pm | 4 comments | 2995 Views

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Former Mayor Gary Fazzino dies of cancer

Gary Fazzino, a longtime member of the Palo Alto City Council, a two-time mayor and one of the leading experts on local political...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2012
Last comment by Lisa Van Dusen, on Nov 12, 2012 at 12:29 pm | 90 comments | 10522 Views

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Vampires descend on City Hall

Jane Ratchye (far right), Debbie Lloyd (right), Karla Dailey (fourth from left), Lindsay Joye (third from left) and fellow...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2012
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Motorcyclist collides with deer on I-280

A man on a motorcycle was struck by a deer Wednesday, Oct. 31, after the animal ran onto an Interstate 280 exit ramp and...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2012
Last comment by Highway 280 Steward, on Nov 20, 2012 at 9:42 pm | 20 comments | 6679 Views

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Palo Alto casts wide net in search of parking solutions

Faced with constant complaints about a dearth of parking spots on downtown streets, Palo Alto officials are weighing a wide...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2012
Last comment by Not Exactly, on Nov 5, 2012 at 9:30 pm | 12 comments | 4766 Views

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Creating a 'foolproof' Thanksgiving

"She is the modern day Julia Child," claims Sur La Table chef Hilary Freeman. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=27384...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2012
Last comment by I Like pie, on Nov 8, 2012 at 1:01 pm | 3 comments | 3782 Views

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Four injured in Menlo Park drive-by shooting

Four people were hit by gunfire in a drive-by shooting Friday night in Menlo Park, and one victim is in critical condition,...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2012
Last comment by Sharon, on Nov 6, 2012 at 7:15 pm | 11 comments | 2926 Views

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Menlo College completes undefeated Cal Pac volleyball season; playoffs are next

Sophomore Courtney Calicdan and junior Nicole Yap helped the Menlo College women's volleyball finish the Cal Pac Conference...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2012
Last comment by randy albin, on Nov 3, 2012 at 1:14 pm | 1 comment | 2609 Views

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Man gets 17 years to life for killing ex-girlfriend

A man who stabbed his girlfriend to death in East Palo Alto and then fled to Mexico in 1995 was sentenced today, Nov. 1,...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2012
Last comment by Ducatigirl, on Nov 5, 2012 at 6:51 pm | 3 comments | 1748 Views

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Palo Alto sees more than 14,000 early-bird voters

As of last night more than 14,000 Palo Alto residents had cast their ballots, out of some 38,300 registered voters in the...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2012
Last comment by Ducatigirl, on Nov 7, 2012 at 8:34 pm | 8 comments | 3880 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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