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Stanford's endowment grows to $18.7 billion

Stanford's endowment grew by 9.7 percent in the 2013 fiscal year, increasing its value to $18.7 billion, the university announced...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2013
Last comment by businessdecision, on Sep 27, 2013 at 1:59 pm | 6 comments | 2855 Views

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Bicyclists race to find cancer's 'canary'

More than 900 bicyclists took part in a massive bike ride this Saturday, Sept. 28, pedaling to fund research that could...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2013
There are no comments yet. 4108 Views

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SLAC develops 'accelerator on a chip'

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory researchers have successfully used a laser to accelerate electrons at a rate 10 times...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2013
Last comment by Terry, on Sep 27, 2013 at 11:27 pm | 1 comment | 7568 Views

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Big bucks fuel campaign for Maybell development

Opponents of Measure D might have the signatures, but it's the supporters who have the funds, campaign-finance statements...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2013
Last comment by Fred, on Oct 4, 2013 at 9:22 am | 29 comments | 2987 Views

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Strong-arm robbery occurs near downtown Palo Alto

A woman walking near downtown Palo Alto was the victim of a strong-arm robbery on Saturday afternoon. She sustained minor...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2013
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Sep 30, 2013 at 1:36 pm | 2 comments | 2440 Views

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City to Castilleja: Shrink enrollment, pay $300K

Castilleja School needs to reduce the number of students it admits, pay $a 300,000 fine and cut back on the car traffic it...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2013
Last comment by PA School Citizen, on Oct 7, 2013 at 4:33 pm | 53 comments | 5044 Views

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Glass pumpkins dazzle

A display of more than 8,000 glass pumpkins drew up to 5,000 visitors on Saturday and Sunday at the Palo Alto Art Center. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2013
Last comment by Mom, on Oct 1, 2013 at 9:18 am | 2 comments | 13962 Views

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Facebook partnership to build 394 Menlo Park apartments

One question that quickly arose when Facebook decided to relocate to and then expand in Menlo Park was, "What about employee...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2013
Last comment by JoAnn, on Feb 5, 2014 at 1:44 am | 11 comments | 4666 Views

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Yelp opens offices on California Avenue

California Avenue businesses have a new big-name neighbor in the online user-review company Yelp, according to a company...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2013
Last comment by Fenton Heirtzler, on Feb 17, 2015 at 11:17 pm | 16 comments | 15876 Views

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Larger than life

Bob Deal has been making things out of wood for much of his life. So when he moved into Palo Alto Commons seven years ago,...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2013
Last comment by Cindy Costell, on Oct 3, 2013 at 9:25 am | 1 comment | 3236 Views

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VIDEO: Sky-high views of Palo Alto landmarks

Ralph Britton, president of the Palo Alto Airport Association, takes the Weekly in a flight over Palo Alto -- to Foothills...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Oct 6, 2013 at 7:04 pm | 2 comments | 3231 Views

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St. Ann Choir celebrates 50 years of singing ageless music

Formed in 1963 and renowned for singing historical Gregorian chants and other polyphonic music that predates the eighth and...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2013
Last comment by Retired Teacher, on Oct 4, 2013 at 7:07 am | 2 comments | 3718 Views

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Open Space District unveils sweeping 'vision plan'

Bay Area residents could gain access to much more open space, including more family-friendly areas, according to a new Midpeninsula...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2013
Last comment by Bob, on Oct 9, 2013 at 1:22 pm | 6 comments | 10580 Views

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Never too old to be a first-time author

With her first book published at the age of 77 -- and a second out this month -- Prudence Breitrose, at 79, finds herself...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2013
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Bears spotted in Midtown park

The new family that's moved in at Hoover Park in Palo Alto this week may give some residents pause (or paws) -- a family...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Oct 8, 2013 at 11:15 am | 19 comments | 5678 Views

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Larger than life

Bob Deal has been making things out of wood for much of his life. So when he moved into Palo Alto Commons seven years ago,...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2013
Last comment by palo alto resident, on Oct 6, 2013 at 12:52 pm | 1 comment | 2899 Views

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Stanford neuroscientist shares Nobel in medicine

Stanford University neuroscientist Thomas Sudhof shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine today with James Rothman...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2013
Last comment by not impressed, on Oct 7, 2013 at 8:12 pm | 6 comments | 4703 Views

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Palo Alto Online launches new design

Palo Alto Online launched an updated version of its website today, Oct. 8. Readers will experience changes designed to...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2013
Last comment by Not an issue, on Oct 12, 2013 at 6:23 pm | 70 comments | 14602 Views

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From FLY speck to mighty force for good

It started out as an idea in the minds of incarcerated boys 13 years ago. But Christa Gannon turned a fly-speck of a program...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2013
Last comment by Sandy Hastings, on Oct 15, 2013 at 10:23 pm | 5 comments | 26733 Views

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PUBLIC AGENDA: school-traffic safety, public art in private developments

Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2013/10/11/public-agenda-school-traffic-safety-public-art-in-private-developments...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2013
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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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