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Train strikes man in Palo Alto

A 22-year-old Palo Alto man was struck and killed by a Union Pacific Railroad Co. freight train Monday night north of Churchill...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2013
Last comment by vwflat4driver, on Feb 20, 2013 at 5:05 pm | 17 comments | 2784 Views

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Memorial service for Sam Webster set for Sunday

A memorial service will be held Sunday for Palo Alto businessman and community booster Sam Webster, who died early Monday...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2013
Last comment by Siobhan Rhea Surraco, on Mar 27, 2014 at 11:45 pm | 17 comments | 10376 Views

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Oliver Stone to present film at Stanford

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone will present his new documentary, "The Bomb," in a free public showing at Stanford...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2013
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Feb 27, 2013 at 8:56 pm | 26 comments | 6664 Views

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Boy's death sparks blood donations

The death of a 10-year-old boy from complications following influenza has sparked a request from his family for local donations...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2013
Last comment by Rose, on Feb 22, 2013 at 9:48 am | 10 comments | 2948 Views

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Tomorrow's events (Feb. 22)

[http://thepear.org/appleneverfalls.htm Theater: 'The Apple Never Falls'] Opening night is tomorrow, Feb. 22, for the new...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2013
Last comment by randy albin, on Feb 21, 2013 at 10:39 am | 1 comment | 2410 Views

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Today's events (Feb. 21)

[http://keplers.com/event/john-joseph-adams Author: John Joseph Adams] Twenty-two authors explore the worlds of evil geniuses...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2013
Last comment by randy albin, on Feb 21, 2013 at 10:44 am | 1 comment | 2341 Views

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Stanford men get important hoop win at Oregon St.

From this point in the season, the Stanford men's basketball team can't afford to lose another game if it has any hopes of...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2013
Last comment by Robert, on Feb 22, 2013 at 11:15 am | 1 comment | 2592 Views

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Hypnotherapy explored as weight-loss alternative

When the Weight Watchers diet didn't work for Ellyn Corey, she decided to try hypnotherapy to lose weight. Read the full...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2013
Last comment by Dorthy Tyo, on Feb 26, 2013 at 8:43 am | 4 comments | 7828 Views

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Junior Museum bald eagle returns home

A large bald eagle from the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo, who had flown to the Menlo Park area on Saturday, returned to...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2013
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Feb 26, 2013 at 7:42 pm | 18 comments | 6042 Views

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Bloomberg to speak at Stanford commencement

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will address graduates and their families at Stanford University's 122nd Commencement...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2013
Last comment by Big, on Mar 21, 2013 at 10:52 pm | 19 comments | 4002 Views

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Edgewood Plaza rebirth could be delayed

It took years of neighborhood meetings, litigation, zoning hearings and squabbles over the meaning of "historical" before...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 4, 2013 at 8:54 pm | 46 comments | 4092 Views

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Camera catches burglary suspect in the act

Police arrested a maintenance worker Thursday, Feb. 28, after he was photographed by a surveillance camera burglarizing an...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2013
Last comment by Victim, on Mar 5, 2013 at 10:23 am | 14 comments | 6998 Views

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Hypnotherapy explored as weight-loss alternative

In a country where more than one-third of adults are obese, a growing number of people are exploring hypnotherapy as an alternative...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2013
Last comment by Shannon Tobin, on Mar 4, 2013 at 5:36 am | 1 comment | 5063 Views

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Chamber, Weekly announce Tall Tree Awards

Five individuals and organizations will receive this year's Tall Tree Awards, which are sponsored by the Palo Alto Chamber...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2013
Last comment by HRC concerned , on Mar 5, 2013 at 7:18 pm | 5 comments | 4206 Views

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Edgewood Plaza work to proceed despite violation

A long-stalled effort to spruce up Palo Alto's dilapidated Edgewood Plaza shall go on, the City Council decided March 4,...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2013
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Mar 13, 2013 at 2:40 pm | 22 comments | 4768 Views

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Longtime Paly history teacher Suzan Stewart dies at 72

Suzan Stewart, who taught history and social studies to generations of Palo Alto students, died March 3 after battling cancer....

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2013
Last comment by Rob Tanner, on Mar 8, 2013 at 7:45 pm | 14 comments | 4311 Views

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What's ethical?

Despite the growing popularity of private SAT tutoring and college counseling, questions remain as to whether they provide...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2013
Last comment by A Parent, on Mar 13, 2013 at 10:28 pm | 24 comments | 3459 Views

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High-speed rail hits speedbump in its Caltrain partnership

What was billed as a historic occasion for the California High-Speed Rail Authority and its Bay Area partners ended on an...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2013
Last comment by stevenjv, on Mar 19, 2013 at 8:59 am | 43 comments | 15591 Views

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City hopes to slow drivers in Crescent Park

Spurred by neighborhood concerns about speeding cars, Palo Alto officials are considering installing a four-way stop at the...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2013
Last comment by Garrett, on Mar 10, 2013 at 12:00 pm | 10 comments | 4125 Views

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Man chases robbers, gets his money back

A man who was robbed of $20 at a Menlo Park gas station Thursday pursued the two suspects, retrieved the money, and then...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2013
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Mar 11, 2013 at 10:04 pm | 6 comments | 1876 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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