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Sally Ride's legacy: engaging others in science

Despite her groundbreaking flights into space, Sally Ride, who died Monday, July 23, of pancreatic cancer, was "very down...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2012
Last comment by Palo Alto native, on Jul 27, 2012 at 6:57 am | 6 comments | 2009 Views

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Editorial: A pair of strong City Council decisions

It is infrequent when one can celebrate decisiveness in process-obsessed Palo Alto, but Monday night's City Council meeting...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2012
Last comment by jardins, on Aug 2, 2012 at 12:02 pm | 18 comments | 1175 Views

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Around Town

<B>BEATING THE DEADLINE... </B> Three new <B>playing fields</B>. A redesigned Baylands <B>golf course</B> with a "Wow" factor....

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2012
Last comment by PA Tax Payer, on Aug 1, 2012 at 10:59 am | 5 comments | 1458 Views

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Palo Alto makes city data public

Palo Alto's data-hungry residents and app-makers now have something new to feast on. The City of Palo Alto has unveiled the...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2012
Last comment by vladrad, on Aug 14, 2012 at 3:23 am | 10 comments | 2401 Views

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Race for Palo Alto City Council expands

Perpetual Palo Alto City Council candidate and panhandler Victor Frost is again tossing his hat into the ring this year,...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2012
Last comment by Jack, on Aug 7, 2012 at 5:27 pm | 14 comments | 1456 Views

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Pipeline work to impact Palo Alto traffic

A major, three-month-long Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) pipeline-replacement project in Palo Alto is expected to...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2012
Last comment by Always a mess!!, on Aug 6, 2012 at 9:56 pm | 2 comments | 1002 Views

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Flood-control project to surge ahead next year

When flood-control officials finally break ground next year on an ambitious, long-awaited effort to calm the flood-prone...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2012
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Aug 13, 2012 at 2:06 pm | 3 comments | 1147 Views

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City set to limit amplified sound at Lytton Plaza

Lytton Plaza has long served as Palo Alto's prime meeting ground for the discontent masses, from the Vietnam War protests...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2012
Last comment by Jared Bernstein, on Oct 4, 2012 at 11:29 am | 15 comments | 1884 Views

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Fire districts revving up cross-border aid

When a wildfire ignited grasslands in Pearson Arastradero Preserve on Wednesday afternoon, the various city and county fire...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2012
Last comment by Jake, on Aug 14, 2012 at 7:16 pm | 9 comments | 1088 Views

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Local donations to presidential campaigns

Local residents listed here contributed at least $2,500 to the presidential campaigns of Barack Obama or Mitt Romney, according...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2012
Last comment by mattie, on Aug 16, 2012 at 12:20 am | 32 comments | 1906 Views

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Marsh mosquitoes invade Palo Alto

Like the offspring in alien movies, mosquito eggs that have lain dormant in the Palo Alto Baylands mud for 10 to 15 years...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2012
Last comment by Palo Alto Resident, on Aug 24, 2012 at 7:25 pm | 67 comments | 9020 Views

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Public input sought for flood-control project

A dramatic flood-control project that involves redesigning the Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course and building new levees and...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2012
Last comment by John Galt, on Aug 15, 2012 at 1:02 pm | 2 comments | 971 Views

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Police: Avoid driving on Charleston during school rush hours

Officials are bracing for potential traffic gridlock on Charleston Road Thursday, Aug. 16, as Palo Alto students head back...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2012
Last comment by Road diet, on Aug 17, 2012 at 12:02 pm | 30 comments | 1589 Views

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Palo Alto sees shrinking pool of City Council candidates

When Palo Alto made the switch from odd- to even-year City Council elections in 2010, one of the goals was to generate more...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2012
Last comment by Cedric de La Beaujardiere, on Aug 22, 2012 at 1:16 am | 28 comments | 1493 Views

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Police search for suspect in Redwood City armed robberies

Police released a photo Wednesday of a man believed to be connected to as many as five armed robberies at businesses in North...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2012
Last comment by musical, on Aug 16, 2012 at 5:34 pm | 2 comments | 1089 Views

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Palo Alto raises red flags about rail funding

Nearly a month after California legislators passed a bill to begin construction of high-speed rail, Palo Alto officials are...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2012
Last comment by whaddayaknow, on Aug 16, 2012 at 3:04 pm | 1 comment | 927 Views

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Bomb squad investigating suspicious package

Palo Alto police, fire officials and a bomb squad are investigating a suspicious package found on the front lawn of a residence...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2012
Last comment by LAWL, on Aug 17, 2012 at 5:01 pm | 1 comment | 1039 Views

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Locals aren't buying Palo Alto's newest green-energy program

Palo Alto may be land of the green and home of the tech-savvy, but the city's latest renewable-energy program has so far...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2012
Last comment by Cedric de La Beaujardiere, on Aug 22, 2012 at 12:56 am | 3 comments | 1229 Views

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Suspect sought in Crescent Park groping

Palo Alto police are seeking a man who they say groped a woman standing next to her car in the Crescent Park neighborhood...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on Aug 21, 2012 at 9:05 pm | 8 comments | 1127 Views

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Thieves break into four cars on Sand Hill Road

Clean cars, dirty cars, BMW, Audi -- the burglars weren't picky as they broke into four vehicles on Sand Hill Road on Aug....

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2012
Last comment by musical, on Aug 21, 2012 at 4:53 pm | 4 comments | 947 Views
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