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Real Estate Matters

As winter approaches, we typically expect Bay Area and Peninsula home prices to start cooling along with the weather, as...

Original post made on Dec. 25, 2013
Last comment by Some people!, on Dec 26, 2013 at 2:27 pm | 3 comments | 7326 Views


Officials declare Friday a 'Spare the Air' day

Burning wood will be banned in the Bay Area on Friday, Dec. 27, for the fifth day in a row and the 20th day this season,...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2013
Last comment by Huh?, on Dec 31, 2013 at 10:01 am | 34 comments | 10745 Views


Palo Alto's accomplishments, civic trends in 2013

By many measures it's been a productive and prosperous year in Palo Alto -- even with its recent growing pains. Read the...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2013
Last comment by MightyTravels, on Jan 10, 2014 at 5:08 pm | 32 comments | 7675 Views


Driver responds to lawsuit over Menlo Park crash that injured 6-year-old twins

The 90-year-old driver of a car that reportedly pinned 6-year-old twin brothers against a wall on Santa Cruz Avenue has denied...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2013
Last comment by Outside Observer, on Jan 8, 2014 at 10:08 pm | 73 comments | 18375 Views


Off the Grid food trucks may come to Menlo Park

Off the Grid, a highly popular Bay Area food truck gathering, might set up shop in Menlo Park this year. The organization...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2014
Last comment by Rupert of henzau, on Jan 6, 2014 at 3:04 pm | 22 comments | 8832 Views


Shop Talk: two newcomers, four goners downtown

NEW BLOOMIES UNDERWAY AT MALL ... A new Bloomingdale's is scheduled to open at Stanford Shopping Center later this year....

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2014
Last comment by Davis fan, on Jan 21, 2014 at 11:18 am | 51 comments | 22994 Views


Online poker, reinvented -- and legal

Under federal and most state law, online poker is illegal. But one Palo Alto man claims his 100-percent skill-based version...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2014
Last comment by Oppenheimer, on Jan 18, 2014 at 11:55 am | 6 comments | 12488 Views


Midtown resident to receive 'Community Champion' honor

Midtown Palo Alto resident Annette Glanckopf Ashton will receive the 13th Senate District Community Champion award on Jan....

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2014
Last comment by Debra Katz, on Jan 10, 2014 at 5:09 pm | 25 comments | 6491 Views


Students demonstrate as new Sofia president takes office

As an interim president took office at Palo Alto's Sofia University this week, students demonstrating outside the school...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2014
Last comment by Mimi, on Jan 10, 2014 at 8:54 pm | 3 comments | 5010 Views


Stanford studies explore potency of flu vaccines

Where flu vaccines for men are concerned, with virility comes virulence, according to a new report released by Stanford. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2014
Last comment by Jake, on Jan 23, 2014 at 11:59 am | 7 comments | 7898 Views


Key issues will drive policy through the seasons of 2014

The year will certainly be filled with surprises. Given how much unfinished business the council is carrying over from 2013...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2014
Last comment by Resident 1, on Jan 13, 2014 at 2:10 pm | 8 comments | 5943 Views


Remodeling: In da Houzz

What happens when you combine the words house and buzz? The answer is the online community "Houzz," a website and mobile...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2014
Last comment by Tom , on Mar 27, 2014 at 11:45 pm | 2 comments | 8860 Views


Two people die in Palo Alto house fire

Two people were found dead following a house fire tonight at 988 Embarcadero Road, according to Palo Alto police and fire...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2014
Last comment by veriloud, on Jan 16, 2014 at 8:38 pm | 41 comments | 17636 Views


When is a comp not really a comp?

We've all heard a version of the same story at a dinner party or on the sidelines of our child's soccer game. It goes something...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2014
Last comment by palo alto resident, on Jan 13, 2014 at 7:06 pm | 7 comments | 7547 Views


Woman could get 12 years for fatally stabbing boyfriend

An East Palo Alto woman could spend up to 12 years in state prison for killing her boyfriend by stabbing him in the leg with...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jan 13, 2014 at 2:29 pm | 5 comments | 3345 Views


Demand for flu vaccine climbs as season's death toll rises

With flu season in full swing and more than a dozen flu-related deaths reported in the Bay Area as of today, many residents...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2014
Last comment by KP, on Jan 15, 2014 at 10:01 am | 7 comments | 3797 Views


Fatal fire on Embarcadero deemed accidental

The house fire on Embarcadero Road that claimed the lives of two people Friday night was accidental and started in the kitchen,...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2014
Last comment by certainly sad, on Jan 20, 2014 at 10:07 pm | 9 comments | 7605 Views


An almost-instant bathroom

After Carey Holubar and Mark Dietz remodeled their Monta Loma home 14 years ago, nobody wanted to use the second -- decidedly...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2014
Last comment by Jason Strong, on Jan 15, 2014 at 10:32 am | 1 comment | 672 Views


Flu deaths in Bay Area rise to 18

More flu deaths were reported throughout the Bay Area today with 18 residents fatally contracting the virus so far this winter...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2014
Last comment by MzMiranda, on Jan 15, 2014 at 1:05 pm | 1 comment | 4421 Views


Abilities United head Lynda Steele to retire

Lynda Steele, executive director of the Palo Alto nonprofit Abilities United, will retire by June, the organization's board...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2014
Last comment by Chris Kenrick, on Jan 20, 2014 at 3:33 pm | 4 comments | 4975 Views
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