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Fatal fire on Embarcadero deemed accidental

The house fire on Embarcadero Road that claimed the lives of two people Friday night was accidental and started in the kitchen,...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2014
Last comment by certainly sad, on Jan 20, 2014 at 10:07 pm | 9 comments | 7872 Views

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An almost-instant bathroom

After Carey Holubar and Mark Dietz remodeled their Monta Loma home 14 years ago, nobody wanted to use the second -- decidedly...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2014
Last comment by Jason Strong, on Jan 15, 2014 at 10:32 am | 1 comment | 765 Views

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Flu deaths in Bay Area rise to 18

More flu deaths were reported throughout the Bay Area today with 18 residents fatally contracting the virus so far this winter...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2014
Last comment by MzMiranda, on Jan 15, 2014 at 1:05 pm | 1 comment | 4817 Views

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Abilities United head Lynda Steele to retire

Lynda Steele, executive director of the Palo Alto nonprofit Abilities United, will retire by June, the organization's board...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2014
Last comment by Chris Kenrick, on Jan 20, 2014 at 3:33 pm | 4 comments | 5397 Views

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East Palo Alto chooses new interim police chief

A former San Bruno police chief who has assisted numerous Peninsula cities while they searched for new chiefs will step into...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2014
Last comment by Tired of the BS, on Jan 19, 2014 at 2:55 pm | 5 comments | 3084 Views

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Light-and-sound art coming to University Ave tunnel

What's more emblematic of Palo Alto than a Stanford University graduate designing an interactive LED-light-and-sound art...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2014
Last comment by bill g, on Jan 21, 2014 at 9:14 pm | 10 comments | 4928 Views

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City sued over Monroe Park development

A developer building a housing complex at the former site of Palo Alto Bowl, has filed a lawsuit against the city, challenging...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2014
Last comment by Gunn Class of '67, on Jan 26, 2014 at 10:57 am | 17 comments | 2029 Views

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Demand for EV charging stations sparks high interest, conflict in Palo Alto

Rising numbers of electric vehicles in Palo Alto have put the city's public charging stations to use almost all day long...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2014
Last comment by anonymous, on Apr 4, 2015 at 8:50 pm | 45 comments | 11736 Views

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Reclaiming history through music

Missing from the history books of musical greats like Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven and Wolfgang Mozart are...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2014
Last comment by Martha Waltien, on Jan 23, 2014 at 4:34 pm | 1 comment | 23547 Views

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Group of residents shelters, feeds the needy and homeless

Concerned about people sleeping on the streets or in their cars during the recent cold snap, Midtown-based Neighbors Helping...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2014
Last comment by Neighbors Helping Neighbors, on Oct 6, 2015 at 8:39 am | 13 comments | 202974 Views

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Mountain View man dies surfing in Santa Cruz

A boogie boarder who died after being pulled from the ocean in Santa Cruz on Friday has been identified as James Zenk, 47,...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2014
Last comment by Fellow Boogier, on Feb 1, 2014 at 10:35 am | 25 comments | 8338 Views

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Randle's extra work pays off for Cardinal men's basketball

Chasson Randle scored seven of his 17 points in overtime, John Gage came up huge in the extra period and the Stanford men's...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2014
Last comment by Editor, on Jan 27, 2014 at 11:47 am | 1 comment | 2824 Views

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Alleged serial car burglar re-arrested

The Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office has filed charges against a man they believe is responsible for numerous...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2014
Last comment by muttiallen, on Jan 28, 2014 at 7:51 pm | 11 comments | 8594 Views

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New 'density bonus' law put to immediate test

Just weeks after Palo Alto officials adopted a law that creates a menu of zoning perks that developers of affordable housing...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2014
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Jan 30, 2014 at 6:25 pm | 25 comments | 10159 Views

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Gunn students take on 'Vagina Monologues'

Students at Gunn High School are mounting a production of "The Vagina Monologues" -- a Valentine's Day staple on colleges...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2014
Last comment by Gunn Parent, on Feb 14, 2014 at 11:06 pm | 60 comments | 18696 Views

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Longtime dim sum spot, Cho's on California Avenue, to close

Cho's Mandarin Dim Sum, a 35-year-old hole-in-the-wall Chinese restaurant on California Avenue, will be serving potstickers,...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2014
Last comment by Marty, on Mar 12, 2014 at 1:53 pm | 141 comments | 136676 Views

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Palo Alto hopes to fill garage vacancies

Residential streets in downtown Palo Alto may be filled to capacity with parked cars, but the picture inside several garages...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2014
Last comment by jack, on Jan 29, 2014 at 6:04 pm | 7 comments | 4084 Views

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East Palo Alto may consider contracting sheriff

A potential consideration to outsource police services in East Palo Alto to the San Mateo County Sheriff has a council member...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2014
Last comment by Aquamarine, on Feb 2, 2014 at 6:08 pm | 13 comments | 7834 Views

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College Terrace Centre to begin construction in spring

The long-awaited redevelopment of the College Terrace Centre, which had trouble securing financing until recently, is slated...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2014
Last comment by PC Wary, on Feb 5, 2014 at 12:59 pm | 16 comments | 8952 Views

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Superintendent serves dinner, links funders and programs

Wealthy philanthropists, school principals and nonprofit leaders mingled Wednesday in an unusual session to "map resources"...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2014
Last comment by ryan, on Feb 7, 2014 at 11:16 pm | 5 comments | 15468 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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