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Two HP directors resign, chair steps down

Hewlett-Packard Co. announced Thursday, April 4, that its board chair, Raymond Lane, would step down, and two of its board...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2013
Last comment by boscoli, on Apr 7, 2013 at 6:28 am | 5 comments | 3153 Views

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Tons of tires to repave Palo Alto's Alma Street

About 1,000 tons of recycled tires will cover a 2-mile section of Alma Street as part of a pilot repaving project in Palo...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2013
Last comment by member, on Apr 19, 2013 at 10:56 am | 40 comments | 4510 Views

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Shop Talk

<B><B>ELEGANT YOGA STUDIO OPENS DOORS ... </B>Palo Alto's Midtown neighborhood is about to become home to one of the city's...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2013
Last comment by Wow, on Apr 8, 2013 at 2:46 pm | 3 comments | 3532 Views

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Keychain storage device holds emergency info for seniors

An offhand question from a Palo Alto octogenarian has sparked a new product that is being offered free -- or nearly free...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2013
Last comment by LauraR, on Apr 16, 2013 at 7:14 am | 17 comments | 4603 Views

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Shoptalk: Samyama is a lavishly adorned yoga studio

Palo Alto's Midtown neighborhood is about to become home to one of the city's more unusual projects. Spanning two floors...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2013
Last comment by Eagerly Anticipating, on Apr 10, 2013 at 1:52 am | 11 comments | 28097 Views

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Harbor seal pup rescued at Palo Alto harbor

A baby harbor seal that somehow got stranded in the waters at the Palo Alto harbor was rescued by Palo Alto Animal Services...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2013
Last comment by Paul Losch, on Apr 13, 2013 at 7:16 am | 13 comments | 7073 Views

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Stanford researchers create transparent mouse brain

A group of Stanford University researchers have paved the way for increased transparency -- literally and scientifically...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2013
Last comment by some guy, on Apr 13, 2013 at 9:15 am | 2 comments | 5556 Views

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Palo Alto set to adopt new, belated, housing vision

Palo Alto's newest vision for housing is at once a broad roadmap and a delicate compromise, a document that both expresses...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2013
Last comment by j99, on Apr 16, 2013 at 11:29 am | 14 comments | 3261 Views

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Remodel or move?

A dozen years have passed since Susan and Hugh Daniels found their perfect neighborhood in Mountain View. At the end of a...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2013
Last comment by M Levy, on Apr 12, 2013 at 6:03 pm | 1 comment | 3663 Views

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Just what determines a home's worth?

Nancy Dierx has jumped over fences and been bitten by dogs at least three times in her 31 years working as a real-estate...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Apr 14, 2013 at 1:53 pm | 3 comments | 3607 Views

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Palo Alto kicks off neighborhood-grant program

Palo Alto kicked off its latest experiment in engaging local neighborhoods on Friday, April 12, by launching a grant program...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2013
Last comment by Midtown Court.Neighbors & Friends, on Apr 13, 2013 at 8:52 am | 1 comment | 2627 Views

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250 homes to be built along Cal Ave, El Camino

Long-awaited plans to build 250 homes for Stanford University faculty and low-income Palo Alto residents are expected to...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2013
Last comment by TheKBHomeDan, on Apr 24, 2013 at 6:24 pm | 51 comments | 5152 Views

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Palo Alto honors its 34th annual Tall Trees

With Hal Mickelson as master of ceremonies, the recipients of this year's Tall Tree awards received accolades at the 34th...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2013
Last comment by Mary Hansen, on Apr 14, 2013 at 10:06 am | 1 comment | 2400 Views

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Real Estate Matters

The Bay Area real-estate market has become a challenging market for buyers due to several important developments. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2013
Last comment by Jayne, on Apr 15, 2013 at 9:14 am | 2 comments | 2786 Views

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Paly students to be on KQED's 'Forum' this morning

A Palo Alto High School student magazine cover story on "rape culture" will be among the the subjects Monday of the KQED...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2013
Last comment by Colleen D., on Apr 15, 2013 at 5:08 pm | 11 comments | 2491 Views

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Traffic delays expected on Foothill and Junipero Serra

Traffic along Foothill Expressway and Junipero Serra Boulevard may be impacted for months as Pacific Gas and Electric replaces...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2013
Last comment by commuter, on Apr 15, 2013 at 3:10 pm | 2 comments | 2543 Views

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Pacifist, Kepler's legend Ira Sandperl dies at 90

Ira Sandperl, a well-known pacifist who worked for decades at Kepler's bookstore in Menlo Park -- from the 1950s into the...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2013
Last comment by Lily, on Apr 16, 2013 at 10:02 am | 5 comments | 4182 Views

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Palo Alto urged not to fund a Catholic nonprofit

With Catholic Charities facing allegations of discrimination from gay-rights advocates in Massachusetts, Illinois, and Washington,...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2013
Last comment by local gurl, on Apr 18, 2013 at 2:50 pm | 16 comments | 2578 Views

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Experts warn women leaders of nuclear risk

Had Monday's explosions at the Boston Marathon contained nuclear material tens of thousands of people could have been killed,...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Apr 18, 2013 at 9:09 pm | 21 comments | 2697 Views

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Poppy project seeks to restore hills to native full bloom

Standing in the Pearson-Arastradero Preserve parking lot, ecological restorationist Craig Dremann held up a California postcard,...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2013
Last comment by Claire Elliott, on Apr 19, 2013 at 10:58 pm | 6 comments | 6018 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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