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Bill to curb texting behind the wheel moves ahead

A proposal by state Sen. Joe Simitian to raise fines for drivers who text while behind the wheel passed through the state...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2012
Last comment by GoodLaw, on Sep 4, 2012 at 1:34 pm | 16 comments | 4404 Views

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Facebook's (almost) oldest user keeps the conversation polite

At a little over a century in age, Menlo Park resident Florence Detlor is one of Facebook's oldest users. The distinction,...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2012
Last comment by Phil, on Aug 29, 2012 at 10:28 pm | 4 comments | 4046 Views

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Bikes climb to the top of city's transportation vision

As parking shortages and traffic congestion continue to rile Palo Alto residents, city planners are steadily shifting their...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 17, 2012 at 11:05 am | 59 comments | 10120 Views

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Page Mill Road could see commercial influx

The bustling block of Page Mill Road just east of El Camino Real looks like an unlikely place for quiet single-family homes,...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2012
Last comment by curmudgeon, on Sep 7, 2012 at 3:21 pm | 22 comments | 8503 Views

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Palo Alto and Stanford team up on new trail proposal

After initial disagreements, Palo Alto and Stanford University have joined forces for a grant application that would fund...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2012
Last comment by Cedric de La Beaujardiere, on Sep 3, 2012 at 3:36 am | 15 comments | 4542 Views

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Gunn's Robinson will miss soccer's U-17 World Cup

Gunn High junior Sarah Robinson won't have to pack her soccer bags and miss school next month when the U.S. Under-17 Women's...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2012
Last comment by John, on Aug 31, 2012 at 6:52 pm | 1 comment | 3697 Views

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Bay Area police tally drunk driving arrests

Bay Area California Highway Patrol and police agencies say they are out in force this holiday weekend as part of a statewide...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2012
Last comment by Ashley_K, on Sep 3, 2012 at 2:31 am | 4 comments | 3332 Views

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Fight leads to stabbing in East Palo Alto

A 17-year-old boy was arrested in connection with a stabbing that seriously injured an unidentified man in East Palo Alto...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2012
Last comment by mari , on Sep 14, 2012 at 8:24 am | 3 comments | 2698 Views

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Police anticipate heavy traffic this weekend

The Palo Alto Police Department has issued two traffic advisories for this weekend. The Stanford football game Saturday,...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2012
Last comment by go to the game, on Sep 10, 2012 at 11:54 am | 15 comments | 3799 Views

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Palo Alto's police quandary may hinge on massive development

After years of failures and frustrations, Palo Alto has another shot now to build a new public-safety building that would...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2012
Last comment by Gus L., on Sep 11, 2012 at 11:21 pm | 38 comments | 4230 Views

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Palo Alto's majestic magnolias taking a beating

About 28 of University Avenue's stately magnolia trees might have to be removed this year due to declining health, Palo Alto...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2012
Last comment by Savethetrees, on Sep 12, 2012 at 5:07 pm | 15 comments | 4493 Views

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Focus of annual Quakeville shifts to Cubberley

As cameras pan across an American Red Cross shelter, rows and rows of cots contain weary, shell-shocked residents. This is...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2012
Last comment by Jim , on Sep 11, 2012 at 3:04 am | 5 comments | 3941 Views

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Palo Alto's social calendar packed in September

Palo Alto residents looking for something to do in September will not find the search difficult. The month is packed with...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2012
Last comment by musical, on Sep 10, 2012 at 4:48 pm | 5 comments | 3634 Views

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City looks to downsize massive Page Mill Road proposal

An expansive plan to build two office buildings, an apartment complex and a highly coveted public-safety building near California...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2012
Last comment by Mary, on Sep 19, 2012 at 11:43 pm | 42 comments | 6942 Views

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HP to eliminate 2,000 more jobs

Silicon Valley computer and printer giant HP will cut about 2,000 more jobs than previously announced, according to a Sept....

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2012
Last comment by Megs cap gains, on Sep 11, 2012 at 10:56 am | 2 comments | 1421 Views

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Scientists: Wind could meet world power needs by 2030

Wind holds enough energy to meet or exceed the world's total demand for power by 2030, according to new research from Stanford...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2012
Last comment by scarystuff, on Sep 13, 2012 at 10:02 am | 19 comments | 3153 Views

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Fire at Beechwood School in Menlo Park

Firefighters responded to a fire early this morning at the Beechwood School in Menlo Park, according to a fire dispatcher. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on Sep 13, 2012 at 9:03 am | 1 comment | 1718 Views

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Peppy in pink

Omigod you guys! It's one of the dumbest musicals of all time! Well, dumb but fun. And dumb but kinda sweet. Read the full...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2012
Last comment by theaterlover, on Sep 14, 2012 at 11:19 am | 1 comment | 6497 Views

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Woodside council reaches agreement on Jackling house

The Woodside Town Council on a 5-2 vote Tuesday night granted a conditional demolition permit to Apple co-founder Steve Jobs...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2012
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Stanford freshmen by the numbers

Nearly 1,800 freshmen and 31 transfer students will be welcomed at Stanford University Tuesday, Sept. 18. The new students...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2012
Last comment by observing the observer, on Sep 18, 2012 at 10:35 am | 5 comments | 2625 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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