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Elmo & the Old Quackers snags July Fourth Chili Cook-Off title

Elmo & the Old Quackers bested 15 returning teams and five new competitors to take the top prize of Best Overall in this...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2015
Last comment by ChrisC, on Jul 8, 2015 at 2:00 pm | 3 comments | 4186 Views

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HP's Bill Veghte to head SurveyMonkey

Palo Alto-based SurveyMonkey has announced it is hiring former Hewlett-Packard Co. executive Bill Veghte as CEO, replacing...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2015
Last comment by Downtown Worker, on Jul 8, 2015 at 4:30 pm | 3 comments | 3864 Views

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Woman booked for attempted robbery in downtown Palo Alto

A woman who police said tried to rob a pedestrian at knifepoint in downtown Palo Alto on Tuesday afternoon was arrested later...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2015
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jul 9, 2015 at 7:55 pm | 47 comments | 7156 Views

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Palo Alto's summer concert series kicks off tonight

Downtown Palo Alto's summer concert series will launch tonight, July 9, with a performance by Dutch Uncle, a Bay Area rock...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2015
Last comment by Like to bike, on Jul 9, 2015 at 4:20 pm | 5 comments | 4507 Views

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Jeremy Lin leaves Lakers, signs with the NBA's Hornets

Palo Alto High grad Jeremy Lin has left the Los Angeles Lakers and signed a two-year, free-agent contract with the NBA's...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2015
Last comment by DubNation, on Jul 12, 2015 at 7:13 am | 1 comment | 2698 Views

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Second prowling incident reported in Palo Alto

Palo Alto police are looking for a man who was reportedly lurking outside a private residence early Tuesday morning, the...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2015
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Common Ground Garden's Edible Garden Tour expands beyond Palo Alto

Common Ground Garden presents the 2015 Edible Garden Tour on Saturday, July 18. The event showcases 18 local gardens, such...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2015
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Menlo Park: Caltrain frees up tracks after train strikes crossing gate

Caltrain freed up both tracks in Menlo Park at 7 p.m. tonight after a disabled train caused significant delays during the...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2015
Last comment by OldGuy, on Jul 15, 2015 at 3:23 pm | 15 comments | 4102 Views

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Committee to focus on vision for Palo Alto

They came to the Mitchell Park Library from different neighborhoods, backgrounds and ideological corners to work toward a...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2015
Last comment by Becky Sanders, on Jul 17, 2015 at 11:24 am | 33 comments | 4446 Views

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Housing would replace AAA office downtown

A squat office building on a leafy Forest Avenue block would make way for two multi-story residential buildings under a proposal...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jul 23, 2015 at 7:39 pm | 22 comments | 4945 Views

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East Palo Alto priest assaulted in church parking lot

A man who allegedly beat an 89-year-old priest with his own cane pleaded not guilty on Wednesday in San Mateo County Superior...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2015
Last comment by Midtowner, on Jul 16, 2015 at 1:15 pm | 4 comments | 4560 Views

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Shop Talk

$1,000 A NIGHT ... This city's smallest and most expensive hotel is preparing to open in late October. The Clement Palo Alto,...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2015
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Jul 18, 2015 at 3:18 pm | 2 comments | 902 Views

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Shop Talk: The Clement Hotel to open in October

Pacific Hotel Management is set to open The Clement Palo Alto, a luxury hotel, at 711 El Camino Real in late October. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2015
Last comment by Chris, on Jul 22, 2015 at 4:19 pm | 10 comments | 2848 Views

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Berman, Kasperzak off to fast starts in bid for Assembly

The primary election is still nearly a year away but the two leading contenders to replace Assemblyman Rich Gordon in Sacramento...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2015
Last comment by jh, on Jul 24, 2015 at 5:13 pm | 20 comments | 1855 Views

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Shop Talk: The Clement Hotel to open in October

Pacific Hotel Management is set to open The Clement Palo Alto, a luxury hotel, at 711 El Camino Real in late October. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2015
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jul 23, 2015 at 10:04 am | 15 comments | 3191 Views

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Police: Burglars ransack East Palo Alto church

Less than a month before a scheduled 75th anniversary celebration and fundraiser to repair their church grounds, thieves...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2015
Last comment by Gethin, on Jul 23, 2015 at 10:43 am | 4 comments | 3478 Views

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Palo Alto's Aquarius Theatre to reopen

After more than three months of closure for remodeling, downtown Palo Alto's Aquarius Theatre, at 430 Emerson St., will reopen...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2015
Last comment by Robert Smith, on Jul 23, 2015 at 10:03 pm | 18 comments | 5817 Views

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Community Notebook: Palo Alto teens organize coding event

Calling all teens interested in coding: Two Palo Alto High School students are organizing a free computer programming event...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2015
Last comment by Gunn parent, on Jul 25, 2015 at 12:30 pm | 7 comments | 5422 Views

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Past jail time

Bay Area "hyphy" rap duo the Hoodstarz grew up in East Palo Alto and Menlo Park. After running in to trouble with the law,...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2015
Last comment by Mom, on Jul 30, 2015 at 1:05 am | 2 comments | 3104 Views

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New local organization capitalizes on recycled water

When the time comes for lawn watering, why use water fresh from the tap when the option of recycled water is available? For...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2015
Last comment by Brenna Malmberg, on Aug 3, 2015 at 9:44 am | 9 comments | 6746 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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