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Woman dies in fiery Mountain View crash

A woman was killed early Sunday morning when her car struck a tree in Mountain View, police said. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2013
Last comment by Very Sorry for her, on Jan 21, 2013 at 3:06 pm | 1 comment | 2890 Views

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High-speed rail on tonight's council agenda

High-speed rail will be back on the agenda of the Palo Alto City Council tonight as members are asked to update the city's...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2013
Last comment by Skin in the game, on Jan 23, 2013 at 5:35 pm | 35 comments | 11027 Views

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VIDEO: Mitzvah Day in Palo Alto

About 900 volunteers of all ages participated in Mitzvah Day Monday, Jan. 21, a day of volunteering activities for families...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2013
Last comment by Stef, on Jan 22, 2013 at 11:49 am | 2 comments | 2951 Views

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Grade separations at Churchill, Meadow, Charleston?

The "very contentious issue" of grade separations at Alma, Churchill, East Meadow and Charleston is something Palo Alto is...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2013
Last comment by Clem, on Jan 26, 2013 at 2:54 pm | 46 comments | 4730 Views

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Real Estate Matters

There are two types of deal killers in real estate: those that are correctable or avoidable and those that are core beliefs...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2013
Last comment by enough!, on Jan 26, 2013 at 11:17 pm | 18 comments | 2932 Views

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Another Spare the Air alert issued this week

Yet another Winter Spare the Air alert has been issued for the Bay Area for Friday, Jan. 25, meaning residents won't be able...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2013
Last comment by Eaton breathing, on Jan 25, 2013 at 11:19 am | 8 comments | 3121 Views

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Zuckerberg to fundraise for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla, will host a campaign fundraiser at his Palo Alto home for New Jersey...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2013
Last comment by incurious pep, on Jan 29, 2013 at 12:43 am | 12 comments | 3076 Views

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The big change

Palo Alto Players tackles the big change that rocks a family to its core in an excellent production of Jane Anderson's "Looking...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2013
Last comment by Rick, on Jan 26, 2013 at 12:38 am | 1 comment | 5477 Views

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Catching neighbors who fall through the gap

A Palo Alto neighborhood group is working to turn a holiday food drive for needy neighbors into a monthly grocery giveaway....

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2013
Last comment by Neighbors Helping Neighbors, on Oct 6, 2015 at 8:41 am | 9 comments | 39613 Views

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Former 49er in court over fight in Menlo Park

A jury trial is set for April in San Mateo County Superior Court for former San Francisco 49er offensive tackle and Palo...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2013
Last comment by resident, on Jan 29, 2013 at 6:27 pm | 1 comment | 4980 Views

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Stanford University sued over Searsville Dam

Two environmental groups have filed a federal lawsuit against Stanford University for allegedly harming the threatened steelhead...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2013
Last comment by FrankF, on Feb 1, 2013 at 11:58 am | 16 comments | 21164 Views

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Shop Talk: Vegan variety in Palo Alto

In many cases, yes, according to a few chefs with restaurants in Palo Alto. "Eating vegan is a growing trend," said Calafia...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2013
Last comment by Longtime veg, on Jan 31, 2013 at 2:07 pm | 9 comments | 3513 Views

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VIDEO: Police Department honors Officer Cole

A special graveside memorial service was held at Alta Mesa Memorial Park Thursday, Jan. 31, at 11 a.m. to honor former Palo...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2013
Last comment by maditalian_1492, on Feb 2, 2013 at 12:14 pm | 3 comments | 4316 Views

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Driver charged in deaths of Palo Alto family

A Canadian truck driver faces charges in the 2011 deaths of a Palo Alto family of four, who were killed in a fiery crash...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2013
Last comment by Frank Hall, on May 7, 2013 at 7:11 pm | 6 comments | 5703 Views

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This weekend's events (Feb. 2-3)

[http://www.menloschool.org/calendar/events.aspx?action=ShowEventRegistrationForm&EventId=30247719-172f-4f6f-b2da-38ff9da35b3d...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2013
Last comment by randy albin, on Feb 1, 2013 at 10:25 am | 1 comment | 2803 Views

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Today's events (Feb. 1)

[http://arts.stanford.edu/event/hms-pinafore-stanford-savoyards/ On stage: 'HMS Pinafore: The Next Generation'] The Stanford...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2013
Last comment by randy albin, on Feb 1, 2013 at 10:29 am | 1 comment | 2564 Views

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Feature story: Neighbors Abroad at a crossroad?

As Neighbors Abroad, Palo Alto's sister-city cultural-exchange program, celebrates turning 50 this year, the organization...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2013
Last comment by Skype-Diplomacy-Rocks!, on Feb 3, 2013 at 2:36 pm | 3 comments | 4636 Views

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Dog reunites with owners after 4 years

In a tale of a lost pet and an unexpected reunion, "Oreo," a Boston Terrier, returned to his Palo Alto home Tuesday after...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2013
Last comment by Alta Vista , on Feb 1, 2013 at 3:19 pm | 5 comments | 2662 Views

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City responds to parking woes on Edgewood Drive

Prompted by a flurry of complaints from Edgewood Drive residents about safety, litter, and an influx of cars from East Palo...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2013
Last comment by Not an issue, on Oct 29, 2013 at 11:18 am | 87 comments | 6638 Views

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Stanford names LaTonia Karr to board of trustees

A San Francisco philanthropist and volunteer has been elected to a five-year term on the Stanford University Board of Trustees....

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2013
Last comment by joyous, on Feb 1, 2013 at 2:14 pm | 1 comment | 4007 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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