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Menlo Park Fire Protection District prepares for its 100th birthday

The Menlo Park Fire Protection District turns 100 this June, and to celebrate, its members will wear commemorative badges...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2016
Last comment by Duke, 3 hours ago | 1 comment | 1060 Views

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Study of texting aims to improve crisis counseling

What a counselor says — or doesn't say — during a crisis counseling session can make a big difference in whether...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by america is racist, 16 hours ago | 3 comments | 929 Views

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Caltrain electrification project gets $20 million CalSTA grant

The California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) announced Tuesday that it will give Caltrain one of 14 cap-and-trade...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2016
Last comment by Donada, on Aug 25, 2016 at 2:19 pm | 9 comments | 1559 Views

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Stanford prohibits hard alcohol at undergraduate parties

Stanford University has banned hard alcohol at undergraduate parties and limited the size of liquor containers students are...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 25, 2016 at 12:04 pm | 27 comments | 2634 Views

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State Supreme Court upholds California teacher tenure law

The California Supreme Court on Monday upheld the state's laws on public-school teacher tenure after a lower court found...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2016
Last comment by BrokenSystem, on Aug 25, 2016 at 4:30 am | 13 comments | 2305 Views

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Palo Alto's Zhang opens with a victory in table tennis

==BI 2016 Rio Olympics == Palo Alto's Lily Zhang opened Olympic table tennis competition with an 11-3, 11-5, 11-5, 11-7...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2016
Last comment by Duke, on Aug 25, 2016 at 4:26 am | 1 comment | 1677 Views

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Why Can't I Return Prescription Medication or a Refund?

This is a serious question intended to look at the legalities and benefits of allowing patients to return prescription drugs...

Original post made by Sense on Aug. 15, 2016
Last comment by Sense, on Aug 23, 2016 at 1:42 am | 13 comments | 297 Views

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Narrowing education equity gap in local schools

A plan is in the works that might allow local government to share some much needed public money with the Ravenswood City...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2016
Last comment by revdreileen, on Aug 22, 2016 at 11:19 am | 4 comments | 1783 Views

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Reflecting on Foundation for Global Community

Shutting down after 60 years of operation, the Foundation for Global Community, a local educational and fundraising nonprofit,...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2012
Last comment by Pat Reeves, on Aug 18, 2016 at 7:37 pm | 6 comments | 2496 Views

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Community Notebook: Palo Alto gets new postmaster

Palo Alto will swear in a new postmaster on Friday, Aug. 19, after a 14-month absence, the United States Postal Service has...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2016
Last comment by Concern Neighbor, on Aug 18, 2016 at 6:54 am | 8 comments | 1869 Views

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Report: Violent crime rate in East Palo Alto plunges

After decades of negative press, East Palo Alto's violent crime rate has plunged by 64 percent in one year, according to...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2015
Last comment by Karma, on Aug 18, 2016 at 3:33 am | 19 comments | 7842 Views

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FAA, elected officials hear complaints of aircraft noise

The Federal Aviation Administration got an earful in Redwood City on June 15, having completed a study of noise complaints...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2016
Last comment by Robin, on Aug 17, 2016 at 11:04 pm | 10 comments | 2663 Views

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Target to open 'flexible-format' store in East Palo Alto

Target will open a new "flexible format" store in the Ravenswood Shopping Center in East Palo Alto, the retail company announced...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2016
Last comment by Moi, on Aug 17, 2016 at 5:34 am | 5 comments | 3664 Views

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Making 'green waves' with traffic lights

Seeking to create a smoother ride for local drivers and bicyclists, Palo Alto plans to reprogram traffic lights along several...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2016
Last comment by CCB, on Aug 15, 2016 at 11:45 am | 31 comments | 9553 Views

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New bus routes added to accommodate Peninsula students

Students returning back to school in Peninsula will now have an easier, more convenient way to get to and from school thanks...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2016
Last comment by Mike, on Aug 12, 2016 at 6:52 am | 9 comments | 1561 Views

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Annual Perseid meteor shower coming tonight

Bay Area residents and visitors tonight can see the annual Perseid meteor shower hit earth's atmosphere with "falling stars." Read...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2016
Last comment by musical, on Aug 12, 2016 at 6:08 am | 1 comment | 3735 Views

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Documenting the holocaust of 1947

Now in his late 80s, Palo Alto businessman Narinder Singh Kapany holds searing memories of the days surrounding the 1947...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2016
Last comment by Sarah, on Aug 11, 2016 at 11:00 pm | 6 comments | 16395 Views

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Santa Clara County heroin poisonings continue to rise

The number of people who end up in hospital emergency rooms from heroin overdoses has continued to rise as use of the potent...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2016
Last comment by vmshadle, on Aug 11, 2016 at 5:52 pm | 4 comments | 3052 Views

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Feds Target Local All-Cash Sales

According to today's "The Daily Journal": "Federal officials are turning an eye to the Bay Area's hot housing markets as...

Original post made by about time on Jul. 28, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 11, 2016 at 12:26 am | 21 comments | 861 Views

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Health team begins work to help San Mateo County residents with mental illness

A new team has begun work to help San Mateo County residents living with a serious mental illness improve their quality of...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2016
Last comment by Bike Commuter, on Aug 9, 2016 at 9:47 am | 1 comment | 1282 Views
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French Laundry alums to open Palo Alto restaurant
By Elena Kadvany | 18 comments | 16,612 views

Water, baking soda, vinegar and slime
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Peace Walk and Father's Grief Retreat
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