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Palo Alto residents to see postal changes

With the U.S. Postal Service facing insolvency this month, Palo Alto and Menlo Park residents could soon see changes in their...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Oct 1, 2011 at 7:28 am | 32 comments | 10711 Views

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Final strike for Palo Alto Bowl

The closure of Palo Alto Bowl -- set to be replaced by 26 townhouses and a brand-name hotel -- leaves Palo Alto without a...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2011
Last comment by Old Palo Alto, on Sep 28, 2011 at 11:10 am | 20 comments | 6799 Views

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New Stanford brain-tumor center opens

A new center to treat brain tumors opened at Stanford Hospital and Clinics Wednesday. The Stanford Brain Tumor Center does...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2011
Last comment by neighbor, on Sep 25, 2011 at 8:18 pm | 1 comment | 2674 Views

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El Camino Park to be closed through 2013

El Camino Park will be closed starting today (Monday, Sept. 26) through the summer of 2013. According to a release from the...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2011
Last comment by JO, on Oct 19, 2011 at 11:13 pm | 21 comments | 3049 Views

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Palo Alto resident celebrates centennial birthday

Margaret Marquardt, a resident of Palo Alto for nearly six decades and former registered nurse, celebrated her 100th birthday...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2011
Last comment by Dolores Marquardt Steubing, on Sep 30, 2011 at 4:24 am | 7 comments | 2070 Views

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Palo Alto mulls election to legalize marijuana dispensaries

On Monday night, the Palo Alto City Council will be forced to confront an issue that other cities, including San Jose, Oakland,...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2011
Last comment by Dave, on Dec 28, 2011 at 8:52 am | 47 comments | 3234 Views

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San Francisquito Creek project close to securing state funds

An ambitious effort by Palo Alto, East Palo Alto and Menlo Park to calm the flood-prone San Francisquito Creek could get...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2011
Last comment by how many houses?, on Oct 5, 2011 at 9:57 am | 3 comments | 2170 Views

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Palo Alto labor unions struggle in tough economy

Palo Alto and Wisconsin are thousands of miles apart -- geographically and politically -- but one wouldn't guess that by...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2011
Last comment by S.Coen, on Oct 5, 2011 at 10:00 am | 43 comments | 4323 Views

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Celebrating cinema at Palo Alto International Film Festival

The inaugural Palo Alto International Film Festival runs from Sept. 29 through Oct. 2. Feature films and shorts will be shown...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2011
Last comment by svatoid, on Sep 30, 2011 at 3:33 pm | 2 comments | 1925 Views

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Palo Alto and firefighters reach contract deal

After 16 months of heated negotiations, Palo Alto and its largest firefighter union on Friday reached a tentative agreement...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2011
Last comment by creditable, on Oct 5, 2011 at 7:59 am | 29 comments | 2731 Views

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Suspicious fires in the baylands Saturday

Three grass fires that occurred in the baylands between Palo Alto and East Palo Alto Saturday afternoon (Oct. 1) are being...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2011
Last comment by qq, on Oct 2, 2011 at 5:56 pm | 2 comments | 1618 Views

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Ravenswood school district helping raise money for Sioreli Torres memorial service

The Ravenswood Elementary School District is helping to raise money for a memorial service for a student who was struck and...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2011
Last comment by ariani, on Oct 2, 2011 at 2:22 pm | 3 comments | 1943 Views

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Editorial: A time for Cubberley planning

There are endless possibilities for how the 35-acre former Cubberley High School site on Middlefield Road in south Palo Alto...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2011
Last comment by Close neighbor, on Oct 2, 2011 at 12:25 pm | 2 comments | 1599 Views

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Research space, condo proposal heads to council

Even by Palo Alto standards, Harold Hohbach's seven-year quest to build a mixed-use development featuring condominiums and...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2011
Last comment by Upgrade, on Oct 4, 2011 at 7:59 am | 10 comments | 2117 Views

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Bomb squad closes Palo Alto street, dismantles mortar

Discovery of a World War II-era Japanese mortar forced the closure of part of Grove Avenue in Palo Alto Monday morning. Police...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2011
Last comment by YSK, on Oct 4, 2011 at 10:16 pm | 8 comments | 1926 Views

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Pot measure heads for 2012 ballot in Palo Alto

Palo Alto voters will have a chance next year to overturn the city's 15-year-old ban on marijuana dispensaries and allow...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2011
Last comment by Jonathan Steigman, on Oct 16, 2011 at 9:48 pm | 114 comments | 3869 Views

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Developers boost funding for compost campaign

Campaign-finance data for Palo Alto's Measures D and E show that local developers have given proponents of E, which would...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2011
Last comment by Sharon, on Oct 10, 2011 at 6:18 pm | 28 comments | 4683 Views

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Plan for offices, retail at old Varsity Theatre move ahead

The Varsity Theatre in downtown Palo Alto represents, in many ways, the tension between the city's past and its future. Now,...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2011
Last comment by Lost Treasures, on Nov 11, 2011 at 1:33 am | 43 comments | 6773 Views

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Debate Tuesday on Palo Alto's ballot measures

The two city ballot measures that Palo Alto voters will decide upon in the Nov. 8 election will be the subject of a forum...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2011
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Oct 11, 2011 at 11:33 am | 7 comments | 2755 Views

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Guest Opinion: Vote no on Measure E

Parks are the most valuable and vulnerable lands anywhere. Park dedication protects parkland from government and developer...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2011
Last comment by Environmentalist, on Oct 8, 2011 at 5:17 pm | 13 comments | 2071 Views
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