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Palo Alto looks to scrap ban on car camping

After lingering in legal limbo for nearly a year, Palo Alto's controversial ban on car camping is now heading toward repeal. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2014
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Nov 18, 2014 at 8:06 am | 60 comments | 5736 Views

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Stanford Health Care and Anthem settle on new agreement

Anthem Blue Cross and Stanford Health Care have agreed to terms on a new multi-year contract, a press release stated on Wednesday. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2014
Last comment by David, on Nov 14, 2014 at 2:12 pm | 2 comments | 2289 Views

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Found in translation

Theatre Flamenco is one of the oldest dance troupes in California. On Saturday, Nov. 8, they'll come to Mountain View, bringing...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2014
Last comment by Art Cervantes, on Nov 14, 2014 at 1:13 am | 1 comment | 1346 Views

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Handmade, original gifts for the holidays

While Santa's elves have been chipping away at their annual mega-assignment, members of The Garden Club of Palo Alto have...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2014
Last comment by Palo Alto Resident, on Nov 21, 2014 at 12:20 pm | 1 comment | 4203 Views

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Holiday fairs abound

Anyone seeking distinctive holiday gifts and decorations may find inspiration in the upcoming boutiques, art exhibits and...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2014
There are no comments yet. 2786 Views

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Don't sweat the small stuff: Pleasing stocking stuffers can be found for all

For those who don't want to fill their stockings with generic goods from department stores this holiday season, consider...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2014
Last comment by Stocking Stuffer Signs, on Nov 14, 2014 at 1:46 pm | 1 comment | 4537 Views

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Time Inc. may sell Sunset campus in Menlo Park

The news that Time Inc. is considering selling its property at 80 Willow Road, the iconic home of Sunset magazine, elicited...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2014
Last comment by musical, on Nov 14, 2014 at 3:16 pm | 2 comments | 3601 Views

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There's something about 'Harvey'

This feelgood comedy features plenty of high jinks, all centered around a giant invisible rabbit. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2014
Last comment by Aleese Koch, on Nov 14, 2014 at 4:53 pm | 1 comment | 1732 Views

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Menlo Park police release names of officers involved in fatal shooting

The three Menlo Park police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a burglary suspect are veterans with more than a decade...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2014
There are no comments yet. 2686 Views

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There's something about 'Harvey': Palo Alto Players revisit a classic comedy

It's been 70 years since Jimmy Stewart played the delightfully delusional Elwood P. Dowd in the original Broadway production...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2014
Last comment by roger, on Nov 15, 2014 at 1:04 pm | 1 comment | 1172 Views

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Palo Alto strikes down car-camping ban

Acknowledging a shift in the legal landscape, Palo Alto officials agreed on Monday night to repeal the city's controversial...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2014
Last comment by Bru, on Nov 20, 2014 at 6:42 pm | 76 comments | 13665 Views

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Palo Alto superintendent names members of achievement gap task force

Superintendent Max McGee announced Tuesday night the more than 20 faculty, parents, community members, alumni and administrators...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2014
Last comment by Parent, on Nov 21, 2014 at 2:19 am | 21 comments | 5387 Views

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Sacred Heart Prep completes historic 10-0 regular season

==BI Friday's prep football== The Sacred Heart Prep football team finished its regular season in historic fashion on Friday...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2014
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Nov 19, 2014 at 6:39 pm | 1 comment | 1449 Views

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The gift that keeps on giving: Chefs dish on how to transform your holiday leftovers

When Nov. 1 hits, so does the holiday-meal planning. Are you brining, roasting or smoking? Pumpkin or pecan? Will you stick...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2014
There are no comments yet. 5474 Views

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Merry matchmaking: Local wine experts offer suggestions on holiday food-and-wines pairings

Planning what wines to serve at a Thanksgiving dinner or figuring out which to bring to a Christmas party can be, frankly,...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2014
Last comment by Jay Park, on Nov 23, 2014 at 10:47 pm | 2 comments | 5733 Views

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A holiday to build 'a beloved community'

"All great religions encourage their followers to love their neighbors," Evergreen Park resident Samina Sundas said of the...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2014
Last comment by polypaly, on Dec 10, 2014 at 11:26 pm | 13 comments | 9248 Views

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A choristers' piece

When the Bay Choral Guild presents Brahms' "German Requiem" without a symphony orchestra to overpower the quieter movements,...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2014
Last comment by Lynn Huidekoper, Chorister, on Nov 22, 2014 at 3:58 am | 1 comment | 2483 Views

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'Marshmallow Test' psychologist discusses self-control

Fifty years ago, Walter Mischel embarked on a now famous study called "The Marshmallow Test." He returned to the study's...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2014
Last comment by village fool, on Nov 26, 2014 at 10:28 am | 15 comments | 7169 Views

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A choristers' piece: Bay Choral Guild performs Brahms' 'German Requiem' without an orchestra

When the Bay Choral Guild presents Brahms' "<I>Ein deutsches Requiem</I></B>" ("<I>German Requiem</I></B>"), audiences familiar...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2014
Last comment by George, on Nov 23, 2014 at 6:38 pm | 1 comment | 1895 Views

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Ferguson decision triggers local protest

Dozens of Stanford University students and members of the Palo Alto community are expected to gather today at noon at Cogswell...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2014
Last comment by cgilbert, on Nov 25, 2014 at 5:04 pm | 12 comments | 7051 Views
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Sam's Chowder House Palo Alto to become burger chain
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