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Hennessy to resign as Stanford president

After more than 15 years as president of Stanford University, John L. Hennessy announced June 11 that he plans to step down....

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2015
Last comment by James Hall, on Jun 14, 2015 at 2:03 pm | 12 comments | 5970 Views

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New trash contract would hike rates by 9 percent

Composting services in Palo Alto would be expanded, promoted and, in many cases, required under a significant contract overhaul...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2015
Last comment by Garbage, on Jun 23, 2015 at 11:03 pm | 51 comments | 4760 Views

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Waste not, want not

For "Zero Waste Chef" blogger Anne Marie Bonneau, zero waste means using absolutely no plastic, reusing everything, simplifying...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2015
Last comment by Rolland Bonneau, on Jun 16, 2015 at 9:11 pm | 5 comments | 2839 Views

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PHOTOS: Stanford's 124th Commencement Ceremony

Stanford University graduates gathered on Sunday, June 14, for the university's 124th Commencement Ceremony. The livestreamed...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2015
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Shop Talk: New restaurants open, Beautyland closes

New eateries Vina Enoteca and The Coppersmith are slated to open in Palo Alto, while Stanford Mall's Beautyland goes out...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2015
Last comment by Geoff, on Jul 30, 2015 at 11:49 am | 4 comments | 4939 Views

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County looks to set aside more funds to preserve Buena Vista

Santa Clara County supervisors are preparing to raise the pool of money available for a possible purchase of Buena Vista...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2015
Last comment by Kazu, on Jun 25, 2015 at 11:23 pm | 68 comments | 6742 Views

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Council backs new roadmap for Project Safety Net

Project Safety Net, a Palo Alto coalition formed in 2009 in response to a cluster of teenager suicides, will have a new leader,...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2015
Last comment by School Bell California, on Jun 17, 2015 at 6:19 pm | 1 comment | 2243 Views

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Conflict continues at Pacific Art League

Palo Alto's historic Pacific Art League has spent much of the last decade mired in controversy. In the latest development,...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2015
Last comment by Lynn A, on Jul 29, 2015 at 8:05 pm | 10 comments | 5038 Views

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Class of '54 Stanford graduate finally gets diploma

This past Sunday at Stanford University's commencement for the Graduate School of Education, located in the West Oval Grove,...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2015
Last comment by Monique, on Jun 19, 2015 at 6:50 pm | 7 comments | 3975 Views

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Zuckerberg, Chan give $5M to undocumented immigrant college fund

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan are donating $5 million to TheDream.US, a scholarship fund for young...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2015
Last comment by Be Kind PA, on Jun 19, 2015 at 11:55 pm | 19 comments | 3685 Views

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Potluck to celebrate neighborhood diversity

Midtown Residents Association members don't have to travel to New York to visit the United Nations; it's right in their own...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2015
Last comment by Nayeli, on Jun 20, 2015 at 10:48 am | 7 comments | 3951 Views

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Lost in translation

In "Chinglish," David Henry Hwang's comedy about Chinese-American miscommunication, an American CEO discovers the dangers...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2015
Last comment by Question, on Jun 19, 2015 at 12:10 pm | 2 comments | 2105 Views

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Down the rabbit hole

Doors that open to alternate universes. People who speak in confounding riddles, and a queen whose whims can be deadly. Sound...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2015
Last comment by palo alto parent, on Jun 20, 2015 at 10:03 am | 1 comment | 678 Views

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East Palo Alto girl sues former social worker for alleged molestation

A former San Mateo County Child Protective Services Agency social worker accused of molesting East Palo Alto girls to which...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2015
Last comment by Michael Stogner, on Jun 21, 2015 at 11:08 am | 1 comment | 5039 Views

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Pear Theatre announces new home

After months of building anticipation and community speculation, Mountain View's Pear Avenue Theatre has announced the location...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2015
Last comment by Kathy H, on Jun 22, 2015 at 10:29 pm | 1 comment | 2415 Views

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Plan to fix Page Mill Road takes another twist

A proposal by Santa Clara County to add two driving lanes on a congested segment of Page Mill Road hit a speedbump in Palo...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2015
Last comment by bjd, on Nov 20, 2015 at 12:19 pm | 73 comments | 8007 Views

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Festivities for the Fourth

Fireworks, a chili cook-off and parades are among the celebrations planned for Independence Day along the Peninsula this...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2015
Last comment by Parade, on Jul 3, 2015 at 6:27 pm | 6 comments | 5431 Views

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Shop Talk: 520 Chef's Table now more affordable

Chef Clive Berkman of Garden Court Hotel has decided to offer his monthly, gourmet, multi-course meal for half the previous...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2015
Last comment by the Dining Dime, on Jun 30, 2015 at 1:49 pm | 6 comments | 4235 Views

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Stanford Collaborative Orchestra forgoes a conductor

Inspired by New York's celebrated Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, a group of Stanford University undergraduates have formed a...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2015
Last comment by Anon E Mous, on Jul 2, 2015 at 11:12 am | 1 comment | 4419 Views

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Shop Talk: Fran's Market closes

Palo Alto's Fran's Market closes suddenly; owners and customers say the eviction notice came at a bad time. Read the full...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2015
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Jul 3, 2015 at 4:59 pm | 4 comments | 2035 Views
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