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HP pays $108 million to settle bribery investigation

Palo Alto-based Hewlett-Packard has agreed to pay a $108 million settlement following an investigation by the U.S. Department...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2014
Last comment by Wondering?, on Apr 9, 2014 at 5:26 pm | 2 comments | 4313 Views

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Plan to widen El Camino sidewalks suffers setback

With pressure mounting against Palo Alto's effort to widen sidewalks on El Camino Real, the city's planning commissioners...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2014
Last comment by Garrett, on Apr 12, 2014 at 9:01 am | 29 comments | 15568 Views

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Demolition for College Terrace Centre begins

The long-awaited, long-debated redevelopment of the College Terrace Centre on El Camino Real began with the first cracking...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2014
Last comment by College Terrace homeowner, on Apr 20, 2014 at 4:07 pm | 40 comments | 9596 Views

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Woman sentenced for boyfriend's fatal stabbing

An East Palo Alto woman who fatally stabbed her boyfriend and the father of her child was sentenced to four years in state...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2014
Last comment by Gethin, on Apr 14, 2014 at 12:08 pm | 2 comments | 3866 Views

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Two men arrested in connection with Palo Alto, Menlo Park burglaries

Two Redwood City men were arrested Friday, April 11, after allegedly committing multiple burglaries on the Peninsula, police...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2014
Last comment by Gethin, on Apr 14, 2014 at 12:03 pm | 2 comments | 3698 Views

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Nine purported gang members could face death penalty

Alleged members of three East Palo Alto gangs who were indicted for murder with special circumstances in March could face...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2014
Last comment by JustMe, on Apr 15, 2014 at 10:05 pm | 6 comments | 8002 Views

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Abilities United to redevelop all facilities

Six months after Abilities United announced the closure of its Betty Wright Aquatic Center, the organization's board of directors...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2014
Last comment by Betty Wright Legacy, on Jul 11, 2014 at 3:18 pm | 9 comments | 8209 Views

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Feature story: South Court's 'gadget guy'

It was a warm fall evening on the Stanford University campus several years ago and students were celebrating the Full Moon...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2014
Last comment by Charlie McPoyle , on Apr 16, 2014 at 8:42 pm | 1 comment | 3047 Views

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New trails spell bright future for Palo Alto runners

Palo Alto may be in the midst of turning itself into a bicycling mecca -- an effort that continues to accelerate thanks to...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2014
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Apr 20, 2014 at 9:14 pm | 9 comments | 10044 Views

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ShopTalk: Sports Gallery and The Annex close, Grocery Outlet thriving

Palo Alto's latest retail shutterings include The Annex of University Art and Sports Gallery downtown, as well as Coldwater...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2014
Last comment by Diana W. Chen, on Apr 22, 2014 at 12:20 pm | 12 comments | 9122 Views

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Local marathoners reflect on what makes them run

Nine local runners reflect on why, time and time again, they push their bodies to run 26.2 miles in a race that is the ultimate...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2014
Last comment by Yupp, on Apr 21, 2014 at 1:32 pm | 3 comments | 5448 Views

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Barron Park residents build mini-farms in backyards

There's a growing network of Barron Park neighbors who are, in their own way, bringing back the farmland that once covered...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2014
Last comment by Susan Stansbury, on Apr 29, 2014 at 4:12 pm | 13 comments | 10771 Views

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Make way for 3-D 'selfies'

At first glance the tiny figurines lined up at Palo Alto's Artec studio appear like colored toy soldiers. But the subjects...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2014
Last comment by Stupid is as stupid does, on Apr 22, 2014 at 4:45 pm | 5 comments | 4116 Views

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Herb Wong, jazz icon and educator, dies at 88

Easter Sunday this year saw the passing of Herb Wong, a long-time Menlo Park resident renowned internationally as a jazz...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2014
Last comment by mario alberto munguia, on Apr 26, 2014 at 2:34 pm | 6 comments | 4379 Views

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Palo Alto to celebrate Earth Day

Earth Day is tomorrow, April 22, and Palo Alto plans to mark the annual event with a range of environmentally focused activities...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2014
Last comment by Will-The-Craziness-Never-End?, on Apr 22, 2014 at 9:37 am | 5 comments | 4074 Views

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New classes, Jordan donation on school board agenda

New course offerings for next year, the proposed issuance of a facilities bond and a $250,000 donation to Jordan Middle School...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2014
Last comment by numbers game, on Apr 22, 2014 at 8:19 am | 5 comments | 6738 Views

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Palo Alto planners to zoom in on Fry's site

It took more than seven years for Palo Alto to draw up a new vision for the neighborhoods around California Avenue, and about...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2014
Last comment by Peter, on Apr 26, 2014 at 11:45 am | 26 comments | 10593 Views

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Green ideas and inspiration

After restoring a Category I historical home in the University South neighborhood, the homeowners turned to the landscape....

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2014
Last comment by Colette Rudd, on Apr 22, 2014 at 12:06 pm | 1 comment | 2169 Views

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The ludicrous lingo of HBO's 'Silicon Valley'

It was announced this Monday that "Silicon Valley," the Mike Judge-helmed HBO sitcom filmed in and around Palo Alto, has...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2014
Last comment by Sparty, on Apr 26, 2014 at 9:36 pm | 8 comments | 9076 Views

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Pioneering portraits

Stanford's Cantor Arts Center is currently exhibiting photographs of Carleton Watkins, a 19th century landscape photographer...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, on Apr 24, 2014 at 10:45 am | 1 comment | 3777 Views
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Vina Enoteca to serve first 'Impossible burger' in Silicon Valley
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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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