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Becker joins crowded Assembly race

Venture capitalist Josh Becker, who in 2010 challenged Rich Gordon for a seat in the State Assembly, has joined the crowd...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2016
Last comment by Sea Reddy, on Mar 14, 2016 at 2:10 am | 4 comments | 3007 Views

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Palo Alto settles suit after allegations of excessive force

Palo Alto will pay $250,000 to settle its lawsuit with a Los Altos Hills resident who claimed he was unfairly arrested, subjected...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2016
Last comment by Palo alto native, on Feb 23, 2016 at 12:40 pm | 11 comments | 4239 Views

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Victor Frost, well-known panhandler, has died

One of Palo Alto's most colorful characters, Victor Frost, has died, according to the San Mateo County Coroner. Frost, who...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2016
Last comment by Timekeeper, on Feb 20, 2016 at 9:31 am | 16 comments | 7698 Views

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Mountain View council puts pod cars back in the mix

Taking the initiative, Mountain View is hitting the accelerator on a goal to create a cutting-edge transit system that would...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2016
Last comment by southbayresident, on Mar 8, 2016 at 12:51 am | 6 comments | 3064 Views

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City snags cheapest-ever solar-power contract

Palo Alto's outlook for expanding its supply of cheap, green energy brightened this week, when a City Council committee enthusiastically...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2016
Last comment by Justin, on Feb 22, 2016 at 10:37 pm | 11 comments | 7632 Views

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Masseuse gets 13 years in state prison for molestation

An East Palo Alto man operating an unregulated massage business out of a shed in his backyard was sentenced Friday to 13...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2016
Last comment by CoachFromAnotherTown, on Feb 22, 2016 at 10:57 am | 2 comments | 1685 Views

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An oasis even without the orchards

The neighborhood name, Palo Alto Orchards, conjures up pastoral images of when Santa Clara County was the Valley of Heart's...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2016
Last comment by Grumpy Old Guy, on Feb 23, 2016 at 4:15 pm | 2 comments | 7584 Views

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Family escapes from three-alarm Palo Alto house fire

Firefighters Saturday battled a difficult three-alarm fire in a Professorville neighborhood home in Palo Alto Saturday, calling...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2016
Last comment by moi, on Feb 22, 2016 at 9:07 am | 1 comment | 6693 Views

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Nike's Phil Knight makes largest cash donation in Stanford's history

Philip Knight, Stanford University alumnus and co-founder of Nike, has made the single largest cash donation from an individual...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2016
Last comment by Baloney, on May 24, 2016 at 8:22 am | 7 comments | 4821 Views

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Recent home sales: a $4.3 million whopper in Palo Alto

In this week's column, we see a 1,253-square-foot Palo Alto home that sold for $4,300,000, or $3,432 per square foot. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2016
Last comment by We, on Feb 25, 2016 at 6:57 pm | 4 comments | 5202 Views

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Bald eagle missing after flying off during demonstration

Sequoia, the female bald eagle from the Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo, is missing after she "wandered off" during a flight...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2016
Last comment by Ooooh, is that why?, on Mar 2, 2016 at 12:05 pm | 10 comments | 5778 Views

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Stylish and timeless

The Crescent Park couple knew from day one in 2005 that the house they had bought had shoddy cabinets in the kitchen. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2016
Last comment by Stephen Grey, on Mar 16, 2016 at 12:43 pm | 2 comments | 5461 Views

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Building permits

<B>Palo Alto Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2016/02/26/building-permits posted Friday, February...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2016
There are no comments yet. 5030 Views

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Home sales

Home sales are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains the information from the county...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2016
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Stanford University approves tuition hike

Stanford University has approved an increase in tuition for the next school year while reaffirming its commitment to "keeping...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2016
Last comment by Calling BS, on Feb 26, 2016 at 1:29 pm | 7 comments | 5996 Views

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Drought drives up electric costs in Palo Alto

After seven years of stability, Palo Alto's electric ratepayers could soon be in for a series of jolts, as the state's prolonged...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2016
Last comment by Guy_Fawkes, on Mar 3, 2016 at 4:31 pm | 8 comments | 3920 Views

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Lynda Steele, former Abilities United director, dies

Lynda Steele advocated over four decades for the rights of persons with developmental disabilities, shepherding a movement...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2016
Last comment by Jere King, on Mar 3, 2016 at 1:25 pm | 7 comments | 3744 Views

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Median barriers to stay at Ravenswood Avenue crossing in Menlo Park

After a 35-year-old woman died when a bullet train struck her SUV at the Ravenswood Avenue railroad crossing in Menlo Park...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2016
Last comment by pedestrian, on Mar 2, 2016 at 7:51 pm | 1 comment | 2307 Views

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'Winter Spare the Air' season ends

The Bay Area "Winter Spare the Air" season ended this week with only one wood-burning ban issued during the entire season,...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2016
Last comment by Why?, on Mar 4, 2016 at 10:34 am | 3 comments | 364 Views

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Tall Tree Award winners announced

Four individuals and organizations who have contributed to improving children's quality of life have been named as recipients...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2016
Last comment by Sigh, on May 7, 2016 at 5:44 pm | 21 comments | 5812 Views
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