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First Person: A conversation with Betsy Franco

Betsy Franco, Palo Alto resident and mother of Oscar-nominated actor James Franco, talks to Palo Alto Online about her upcoming...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2011
Last comment by Ann, on Feb 28, 2011 at 2:32 pm | 2 comments | 1928 Views

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VTA approves Caltrain funding recommendations

Solving Caltrain's short-term crisis got a kick-start Thursday night (March 3) from Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2011
Last comment by CaltrainHater, on Mar 30, 2011 at 10:50 am | 2 comments | 1218 Views

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Dumping in Permanente Creek/Mountain View Slough

I was just hiking in the Mountain View Baylands next to Permanente Creek. A culvert near the golf Course and Rengstorff...

Original post made by Marie on Mar. 4, 2011
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Mar 5, 2011 at 11:40 pm | 2 comments | 1195 Views

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'Make My Day' program spreads cheer to locals

Dan Logan warmly welcomed four flower- and treat-bearing visitors from the Make My Day team Tuesday (March 8). It was the...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2011
Last comment by Member, on Mar 10, 2011 at 2:52 pm | 2 comments | 1808 Views

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Palo Alto celebrates Arbor Day this weekend

A celebration of the national tree-planting holiday Arbor Day will be held at Eleanor Pardee Park Saturday (March 12). Read...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2011
Last comment by Peter, on Mar 11, 2011 at 6:20 am | 2 comments | 1288 Views

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Radiation in milk in California

From CNN: There is no health risk from consuming milk with extremely low levels of radiation, like those found in Washington...

Original post made by Ann Marie on Mar. 31, 2011
Last comment by Ann, on Mar 31, 2011 at 8:17 pm | 2 comments | 1405 Views

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Byxbee Park hit by meteor -- 'undedication' vote is off

A meteor the size of Palo Alto City Hall crashed into Byxbee Park today, destroying all hopes that an anaerobic-digestion...

Original post made by Editor, Palo Alto Online on Apr. 1, 2011
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Apr 1, 2011 at 2:57 pm | 2 comments | 1354 Views

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Cal hits a home run by reinstating its baseball program

California will remain a major league university after all. The school announced Friday that baseball would continue forward...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2011
Last comment by Bob, on Apr 10, 2011 at 2:27 pm | 2 comments | 1349 Views

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What alternative sources of high speed internet do you use?

I am tired of my $150 plus bill for cable, telephone and internet from our local cable provider and want to get rid of them....

Original post made by jass on Apr. 10, 2011
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 11, 2011 at 12:16 am | 2 comments | 1452 Views

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Feature story: The accidental artist

It's a rare painter who does a self-portrait of himself fighting a fire in a furniture store. But then, Jerome Peters has...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2011
Last comment by Avery Naar, on May 30, 2011 at 12:19 pm | 2 comments | 1400 Views

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They're ba-a-a-a-ck!

We had more than 10 years of a highly competitive "seller's market" where the seller could dictate the terms of the contract...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2011
Last comment by paresnow, on Apr 27, 2011 at 12:12 pm | 2 comments | 2364 Views

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When life gives you lemons ...

A yard full of fruit trees can offer fragrant blossoms, lovely looks and healthy snacks. But what to do when a yard is so,...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Apr 28, 2011 at 6:44 am | 2 comments | 1579 Views

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Two armed robberies Sunday in Menlo Park

Police report two armed robberies in Menlo Park on Sunday. At the new BevMo liquor store at 700 El Camino Real, the robber...

Original post made on May. 3, 2011
Last comment by HUTCH 7.62, on May 3, 2011 at 3:17 pm | 2 comments | 1395 Views

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Stanford offers Menlo Park more money

Stanford is now offering Menlo Park $3.7 million to ease traffic snarls induced by its proposed hospital expansion and also...

Original post made on May. 6, 2011
Last comment by Make-Stanford-Pay-For-Its-Impacts, on May 6, 2011 at 6:19 pm | 2 comments | 1282 Views

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Make road signs pictograms rather than words.

On Bike to Work Day, it is probable that there will be more people on bikes around town today. Many of these people will...

Original post made by Biking Person on May. 12, 2011
Last comment by standardized, on May 12, 2011 at 8:30 am | 2 comments | 1276 Views

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how far from an intersection can you safely park a car

California state guidelines say cars should not park closer than 10 feet from intersections. That distance makes it easier...

Original post made by pedestrian on May. 16, 2011
Last comment by pedestrian, on May 16, 2011 at 6:21 pm | 2 comments | 1153 Views

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Former assemblyman Ira Ruskin diagnosed with malignant tumor

Former state Assemblyman Ira Ruskin, who represented Palo Alto for six years before terming out last year, has been diagnosed...

Original post made on May. 29, 2011
Last comment by Moi, on Jun 2, 2011 at 11:21 pm | 2 comments | 1344 Views

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Portraits (adult)

<B>Judge's comments Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=14994 posted Friday,...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Jun 4, 2011 at 4:22 am | 2 comments | 1293 Views

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What Is New With TESLA MOTORS?

I have heard on the news that it is bankrupt. That it is going to start thinking about the four door sedan (59 g.) for...

Original post made by PALLBEAR on Jun. 4, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Jun 5, 2011 at 5:44 pm | 2 comments | 975 Views

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Egrets and herons, oh my!

They're large and white with spectacular plumage pompadours and they make otherworldly sounds like ET. Snowy egrets are flocking...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2011
Last comment by very1silent, on Jun 7, 2011 at 11:08 am | 2 comments | 1922 Views
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