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Local agencies drop prices for pet adoptions

Six Silicon Valley animal rescue agencies, including Palo Alto Animal Services, are offering discounted pet adoptions in...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2011
Last comment by Carol Scott Zimmerman, on Dec 17, 2011 at 5:18 pm | 1 comment | 958 Views

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Longtime Almanac writer Marion Softky dies at 84

Marion Softky, who wrote thousands of articles for the Almanac over more than 40 years, died at The Sequoias in Portola Valley...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2011
Last comment by Carroll Harrington, on Dec 28, 2011 at 10:18 am | 1 comment | 1405 Views

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Tomorrow's events (Jan. 10)

[http://galleryhouse2.com/current.html Art: 'Trails and Tales'] Stone sculptor George Perazzo and pastel artist Charlotte...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2012
Last comment by charlotte, on Jan 9, 2012 at 9:05 am | 1 comment | 803 Views

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Wood-burning ban in place for Saturday

A Spare the Air alert has been issued in the Bay Area for Saturday, the 15th daylong wood-burning ban in the region during...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2012
Last comment by smokey, on Jan 14, 2012 at 7:59 am | 1 comment | 842 Views

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Grand jury knocks Woodside building-permit process

The town of Woodside’s building-permit process came in for criticism Tuesday from the San Mateo County civil grand jury,...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2012
Last comment by Keely Thomas-Moore, on Jan 20, 2012 at 3:29 pm | 1 comment | 975 Views

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A final tribute to Coach Parks

When former Menlo-Atherton High football coach Ben Parks passed away in his sleep on Aug. 19 at age 77, there was an immediate...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2012
Last comment by Robert Caron, on Feb 10, 2012 at 11:13 pm | 1 comment | 981 Views

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Gunn pins down wrestling title at SCVAL finals

==B Saturday's prep roundup== After losing out on the SCVAL De Anza Division dual-match title on a tiebreaker, the Gunn...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2012
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Feb 20, 2012 at 12:58 am | 1 comment | 2078 Views

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Tales from the 26th Annual Short Story Contest

The story of the Palo Alto Weekly's 26th Annual Short Story Contest is one driven by characters -- the robot who struggles...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2012
Last comment by Neighbor, on Mar 3, 2012 at 5:21 pm | 1 comment | 925 Views

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Seniors forge friendships through lunch program

Tom Barry was holding court at the La Comida lunch program in Palo Alto Tuesday, Feb. 28, 12 seniors joining him at the long...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2012
Last comment by randy albin, on Mar 4, 2012 at 3:05 pm | 1 comment | 8623 Views

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Bay Area Senior Games open this weekend

Each morning at 5:20 a.m. John Guislin, 61, dives into the pool at Stanford University's Avery Aquatic Center. A Stanford...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2012
Last comment by traffic issues?, on Mar 9, 2012 at 9:39 am | 1 comment | 1158 Views

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Person killed on Caltrain tracks in Menlo Park

A northbound train struck and killed a person on the Caltrain tracks in Menlo Park this morning, an agency spokeswoman said. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2012
Last comment by McGrude, on Mar 9, 2012 at 10:00 am | 1 comment | 788 Views

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New musical horizons

What's the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the phrase "choral music"? Church choir, perhaps, or a sing-along...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2012
Last comment by Natalie, on Mar 9, 2012 at 6:02 pm | 1 comment | 935 Views

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Yahoo sues Facebook

I am glad. fb specializes in intellectual property appropriation. the idea the advertizing revenue model. ...

Original post made by susie on Mar. 12, 2012
Last comment by Chris Zaharias, on Mar 13, 2012 at 1:53 pm | 1 comment | 786 Views

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Warren Slocum ballot revised after complaint

Candidates for political office are expected to sing their own praises in hopes of swaying voters, but there are rules regarding...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2012
Last comment by Arch Conservative, on Mar 22, 2012 at 10:46 am | 1 comment | 902 Views

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This week on Ad Libs...

Busy Palo Alto playwright Sharmon J. Hilfinger is having her seventh full-length play produced in the Bay Area. "Hanging...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2012
Last comment by Dawn Whelan, on Mar 22, 2012 at 3:00 pm | 1 comment | 843 Views

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Man shot in leg in East Palo Alto Friday

A car passenger was struck in the leg by one or more bullets in East Palo Alto Friday night, March 23, and police are seeking...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2012
Last comment by Mike L., on Mar 24, 2012 at 4:35 pm | 1 comment | 967 Views

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Palo Alto lobbies USPS to sell downtown post office to city

Seeking to preserve the historic downtown post office for public use, Palo Alto officials last week submitted a letter of...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2012
Last comment by I like this idea, on Mar 28, 2012 at 3:16 am | 1 comment | 1983 Views

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Worth a look

<B>Art Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=16557 posted Friday, March 23, 2012,...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2012
Last comment by Steve, on Mar 28, 2012 at 11:33 pm | 1 comment | 870 Views

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Menlo reaches baseball tourney title game

Tuesday's prep roundup It was a battle of Central Coast Section baseball champions on Tuesday night in the Cupertino Host...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2012
Last comment by randy albin, on Apr 4, 2012 at 10:19 am | 1 comment | 749 Views

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Tennis legends join festivities for Bank of the West Classic

The Bank of the West Classic is the longest-running women's-only pro tennis tournament in the world, but it will have something...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2012
Last comment by randy albin, on Apr 5, 2012 at 4:13 pm | 1 comment | 906 Views
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