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President Obama confers lifetime 'Call to Service' award

An 83-year-old woman who has volunteered in Palo Alto for 37 years received a presidential award from President Barack Obama...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2011
Last comment by congratulations!, on Jan 28, 2011 at 5:30 pm | 1 comment | 1540 Views

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'Private Eyes' and truth and lies

You may not know that Steven Dietz is one of the most produced playwrights in the U.S., only slightly behind Shakespeare...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2011
Last comment by JeffK, on Jan 30, 2011 at 9:22 am | 1 comment | 1226 Views

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Stanford Ave will be one lane through Thursday

Stanford Avenue in Palo Alto will be reduced to one lane today (Feb. 7) through Thursday (Feb. 10) due to sidewalk repairs....

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2011
Last comment by w.o. earth, on Feb 7, 2011 at 1:45 pm | 1 comment | 1169 Views

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Presidential history on display in Palo Alto this weekend

Palo Alto resident Joe Baldwin has been collecting U.S. presidential memorabilia for three decades. This Presidents' Day...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2011
Last comment by Joey, on Feb 18, 2011 at 10:26 am | 1 comment | 1439 Views

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Winter on Russian Ridge

A cross-country skier takes to the snow at Russian Ridge Sunday morning. The rare snowfall blanketed the Santa Cruz Mountains...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2011
Last comment by snow job, on Feb 21, 2011 at 5:26 pm | 1 comment | 1280 Views

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Marguerite shuttle route expands

Major changes to the popular Stanford Marguerite free shuttle, which include expanding the service, began Tuesday. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2011
Last comment by rider, on Mar 2, 2011 at 8:44 am | 1 comment | 1095 Views

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Butterfly Life, Women's Gym, closing - sadly

All the members are devastated. We love our women's gym, with tasteful decor, pleasant music, nice friendly staff and members,...

Original post made by Butterfly Life Member on Mar. 7, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Mar 8, 2011 at 5:54 am | 1 comment | 1267 Views

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That West Coast sound

Writings from far and wide have one thing in common at the Bay Choral Guild this month. They've all been given a West Coast...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2011
Last comment by Mr. Ironic, on Mar 16, 2011 at 9:37 am | 1 comment | 1235 Views

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First Person: Michael Kieschnick

Michael Kieschnick, Palo Alto resident and co-founder and president of CREDO Mobile, a San Francisco-based wireless company...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2011
Last comment by Joel, on Mar 14, 2011 at 12:21 pm | 1 comment | 1587 Views

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Gunn gets a pitching gem in 10-0 baseball win

==BI Monday's prep roundup== Ryan Gorman provided the arm while Matt Mertz, Jack Hannan and Graham Fisher provided the...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2011
Last comment by Wendy Bieber, on Mar 16, 2011 at 6:09 am | 1 comment | 1080 Views

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Feature story: A painter's touch

Artist Nathan Oliveira has racked up an impressive career: former longtime professor of studio art at Stanford University...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2011
Last comment by Ann Shelby Valentine, on Mar 16, 2011 at 10:47 am | 1 comment | 1130 Views

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How a really smart transit agencies deals with bike-to rail

Metro to lure bike-to-rail commuters By Ann Scott Tyson, Sunday, March 20, 9:25 PM Washington Post With packs on...

Original post made by peter carpenter on Mar. 21, 2011
Last comment by not only transit, on Mar 21, 2011 at 10:20 am | 1 comment | 1063 Views

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Deaths

Dennis Chipp Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=14553 posted Friday, March...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2011
Last comment by Carol Seidel, on Mar 22, 2011 at 5:07 pm | 1 comment | 1482 Views

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Menlo Park council looks at $1.3M in budget cuts

The $1.3 million in cuts proposed for Menlo Park's general fund will largely come from reducing personnel costs, according...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2011
Last comment by ideas, on Mar 25, 2011 at 5:06 pm | 1 comment | 1383 Views

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Palo Alto's missing transit alternative: low-speed rail

In our endless quest to find the perfect solution to the conundrum that is high-speed rail, I think the city is overlooking...

Original post made by Transit Guy on Apr. 1, 2011
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 1, 2011 at 11:15 am | 1 comment | 1261 Views

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Public Shelter/Emergency Trailer in Palo Alto?

Hi, Is there a public shelter/emergency trailer in Palo Alto in case of am emergency/earthquake? Thx!...

Original post made by mdosh on Apr. 15, 2011
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 17, 2011 at 9:20 am | 1 comment | 1130 Views

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Two kitchens, two goals

Most evenings last summer Mark Bubert and Joe Commendatore, next-door neighbors in Mountain View's Gemello area, could be...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2011
Last comment by Tom, on Apr 27, 2011 at 12:27 pm | 1 comment | 1248 Views

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Is your family prepared to be without government services for 1 week?

"It's better to be prepared months too early, than just one minute too late!" Visit the free Safety Faire Sunday,...

Original post made by Resident on Apr. 30, 2011
Last comment by Annette, on May 3, 2011 at 6:47 pm | 1 comment | 1154 Views

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Are the roach coaches at Edgewood Plaza licensed and inspected?

Who's responsible for "policing" the food trucks at Edgewood Plaza? Do they each have a Palo Alto business permits Do they...

Original post made by Bob on May. 6, 2011
Last comment by Dont worry about it, on May 7, 2011 at 10:02 am | 1 comment | 1674 Views

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Cops in front of Palo Alto Family Y

Does anyone know why there were so many cop cars in front of the Y today morning? Around 8am there were 6 cars there - didn't...

Original post made by PA_Mom on May. 6, 2011
Last comment by Jocelyn Dong, on May 7, 2011 at 6:09 pm | 1 comment | 1181 Views
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