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Arrillaga protest gathers signatures in Menlo

Save Menlo, a group of community members not thrilled with the massive eight-acre, mixed-use complex developer John Arrillaga...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2012
Last comment by pat, on Dec 26, 2012 at 8:58 pm | 29 comments | 4536 Views

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Mobile-home park residents host holiday Posada

In long robes and accompanied by an angel, modern-day versions of Mary and Joseph, parents of the yet-unborn Jesus, beseeched...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2012
Last comment by Greenacres, on Dec 19, 2014 at 11:23 pm | 15 comments | 7001 Views

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Creeks recede, streets re-open as rain stops

Water levels at all Palo Alto creeks began dropping to less dangerous levels Sunday evening as rainfall stopped and storm...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2012
Last comment by Joe Teresi, on Jan 2, 2013 at 5:19 pm | 65 comments | 16019 Views

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Today's events (Dec. 26)

[http://www.menlohub.com/events.html Music: Jazz jam session] Jazz pianist Neil Adler "and friends" host a musical jam session...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2012
Last comment by randy albin, on Dec 26, 2012 at 11:31 am | 1 comment | 2535 Views

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Tomorrow's events (Dec. 27)

[http://kspphoto.com/gallery.html Photography: 'Impacted By Life'] Photographers Dan and Eric Meacham are exhibiting an...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2012
Last comment by randy albin, on Dec 26, 2012 at 11:35 am | 1 comment | 2466 Views

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Two displaced by Christmas Eve apartment fire

A cooking fire in a Menlo Park apartment spread to the unit and attic above it Monday night, Dec. 24, before firefighters...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2012
Last comment by Yikes..hot oil, on Dec 26, 2012 at 6:35 pm | 1 comment | 2066 Views

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East Palo Alto sets drunk-driving checkpoint

A sobriety and drivers license checkpoint will be conducted by the East Palo Alto Police Department Friday, Dec. 28, at University...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2012
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2012: Palo Alto's wild growth spurt

Earlier this month, as Palo Alto's planning commissioners delved into the irksome problem of downtown parking, Commissioner...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2012
Last comment by pat, on Dec 30, 2012 at 12:22 pm | 11 comments | 5393 Views

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Online this year

Ronald McDonald House eyes major expansion Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=18218...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2012
Last comment by randy albin, on Dec 28, 2012 at 10:43 am | 1 comment | 3088 Views

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Today's events (Dec. 31)

[http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=12760 Music: St. Mark's New Year's Eve Organ Concert] Organist Jessie...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2012
Last comment by randy albin, on Dec 31, 2012 at 12:47 pm | 1 comment | 3162 Views

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First Person: A conversation with the Stanford Tree

Stanford grad Jonathan Strange talks to Lisa Van Dusen about what it takes to be the Stanford Tree, mascot of the Leland...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2012
Last comment by Boooring!, on Jan 2, 2013 at 7:57 pm | 5 comments | 5420 Views

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The time for talk is over, the Rose Bowl game is upon us

==B Rose Bowl notebook == The work is essentially done. Stanford had a walk through on Monday at Glendale College, and...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2013
Last comment by Monty Hall, on Jan 1, 2013 at 1:40 am | 1 comment | 2953 Views

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New safe-driving laws take effect in California

Texting while driving, red-light cameras and party buses are among the targets of new driving-related laws that took effect...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2013
Last comment by Don't Drive with gadgets, on Jan 3, 2013 at 5:46 pm | 18 comments | 5136 Views

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How did horses get on Interstate 280?

Why and how four horses from Webb Ranch got onto Interstate 280 on Saturday, Dec. 29, is unclear. Three of the horses were...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2013
Last comment by Neighbor, on Jan 4, 2013 at 9:06 pm | 8 comments | 4479 Views

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Chi-Chang Kao named new director of SLAC

An associate laboratory director at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has been named as the lab's fifth director, Stanford...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jan 3, 2013 at 6:07 pm | 3 comments | 3872 Views

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Quality of life tops neighborhood goals for 2013

New Year's resolutions are as varied as Palo Alto's residents, but for leaders of the city's neighborhood associations, addressing...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2013
Last comment by Really anon, on Jan 7, 2013 at 3:22 pm | 4 comments | 3084 Views

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Former Mayor Sandy Eakins dies

Sandra Brown Eakins, a former Palo Alto mayor and civic activist, died Jan. 2 at her home in Oakland after a long illness....

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2013
Last comment by anne, on Jan 8, 2013 at 12:13 pm | 10 comments | 4044 Views

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Palo Alto set to swear in new mayor, vice mayor

Palo Alto will elect its 2013 mayor and vice mayor tonight, as well as say goodbye to outgoing Mayor Yiaway Yeh and Councilman...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2013
Last comment by Daniel Mart, on Jan 8, 2013 at 10:50 pm | 6 comments | 5763 Views

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Palo Alto looks to change affordable-housing law

Seeking to comply with changes in state law and encourage construction of more affordable housing, Palo Alto is considering...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2013
Last comment by trainspotting, on Jan 11, 2013 at 4:32 pm | 26 comments | 3531 Views

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Staying true to original vision

Near Middlefield and Oregon Expressway is a house originally designed by a Palo Alto legend and recently remodeled by the...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2013
Last comment by musical, on Jan 11, 2013 at 3:48 am | 5 comments | 3485 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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