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Palo Alto residents imprisoned during WW2?

Just read this book review by a Palo Alto woman whose family imprisoned during World War 2: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/08/28/RVC71KPPNM.DTL Does...

Original post made by history buff on Sep. 4, 2011
Last comment by history buff, on Sep 7, 2011 at 4:48 pm | 4 comments | 1309 Views

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Car break-ins at the Junior Museum and Zoo

Burglars got away with stereo equipment and cash and other personal items after two Sunday afternoon auto burglaries outside...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2011
Last comment by ummmmm?, on Sep 7, 2011 at 2:56 pm | 4 comments | 1502 Views

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Moonlight Run heat flash

I'm curious if anyone who was at Moonlight Run and experienced the unusual heat flash immediately following the tremendous...

Original post made by mike naar on Sep. 10, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Sep 12, 2011 at 12:50 pm | 4 comments | 1289 Views

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Spotlight on the new arts season

In the Palo Alto Weekly's annual fall arts preview, we visit some of the top destinations of the A&E season. Happy travels....

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2011
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Sep 22, 2011 at 3:32 pm | 4 comments | 7178 Views

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Today marks fifth Spare the Air day of 2011

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a Spare the Air alert for today (Monday, Sept. 19). Read the full...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2011
Last comment by Geez, on Sep 20, 2011 at 10:41 am | 4 comments | 1501 Views

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Fruit pickup?

Is there a group that will come over to pick fruit from my backyard?...

Original post made by MidtownMom on Sep. 26, 2011
Last comment by bru, on Sep 27, 2011 at 10:48 am | 4 comments | 1235 Views

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Former school board member Aggie Robinson dies at 92

Agnes Robinson, universally known as "Aggie" during a lifetime dedicated to progressive activism, died early Tuesday, Sept....

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2011
Last comment by Jane, on Oct 4, 2011 at 11:43 pm | 4 comments | 2577 Views

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Palo Alto Bowl: Not a Done Issue

β€œIt is sad in this community that wealth doesn't make room, not only for special needs, but just for normal people. Most...

Original post made by Daniel Mart on Sep. 30, 2011
Last comment by rs, on Oct 1, 2011 at 9:59 pm | 4 comments | 1273 Views

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High Speed Rail – The Grand Swindle

High Speed Rail – The Grand Swindle We have been Swindled The passage of Prop 1A in Nov 2008 authorizing almost...

Original post made by Morris Brown on Nov. 7, 2011
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Nov 8, 2011 at 5:43 pm | 4 comments | 6989 Views

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Walgreens arsonist committed to psych facility

Nearly two years after his conviction for burning down the Walgreens building on University Avenue, Donald Ray Williams was...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2011
Last comment by Anon., on Dec 14, 2011 at 12:04 pm | 4 comments | 2101 Views

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Wednesday declared another 'Spare the Air' day

Weather conditions forecast for Wednesday are expected to create unhealthy air quality in the Bay Area, and the Bay Area...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2012
Last comment by smokey, on Jan 10, 2012 at 6:41 pm | 4 comments | 1790 Views

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New Fresh And Easy in Mountain View.

Having received coupons in the mail and being in the area, I tried out the new Fresh and Easy Supermarket at Rengstorff/Middlefield. Most...

Original post made by Shopper on Jan. 12, 2012
Last comment by Shopper, on Mar 25, 2012 at 3:14 pm | 4 comments | 1679 Views

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Palo Alto braces for battle against housing mandates

If one believes regional projections, Palo Alto will have to build 12,500 new homes by 2035 to accommodate job growth and...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2012
Last comment by Palo Altan, on Jan 30, 2012 at 11:54 am | 4 comments | 2236 Views

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Mountain View City Council passes smoking ban

It just got a lot harder to smoke in Mountain View. On Tuesday night the City Council narrowly passed a ban on smoking near...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2012
Last comment by some guy, on Jan 28, 2012 at 10:32 am | 4 comments | 2505 Views

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'Cosmo girl' icon gives $30 million to Stanford, Columbia

Famed Cosmopolitan magazine editor Helen Gurley Brown is donating $30 million for a bicoastal "media innovation institute"...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2012
Last comment by Pad, on Feb 2, 2012 at 8:50 pm | 4 comments | 2239 Views

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What The FBI Had On Steve Jobs

The Wall Street Journal obtained a copy of the secret Bush-era FBI file on Steve Jobs: http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2012/02/09/what-the-fbi-had-on-steve-jobs/...

Original post made by s on Feb. 9, 2012
Last comment by s, on Feb 9, 2012 at 10:34 pm | 4 comments | 1493 Views

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Lifetimes of Achievements honorees announced

Palo Alto nonprofit organization Avenidas Inc. recognized six seniors for their community contributions by naming them Lifetimes...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2012
Last comment by Another neighbor, on Feb 11, 2012 at 4:57 pm | 4 comments | 2595 Views

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East Palo Alto police chief named interim city manager

In a rapid decision following the recent resignation of its former city manager, East Palo Alto's police Chief Ronald Davis...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2012
Last comment by Alex, on Feb 25, 2012 at 7:16 pm | 4 comments | 2969 Views

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Dry, still winter weather prompts record air alerts

A record number of alerts banning wood fires were issued this winter during the Spare the Air season that ended Feb. 29,...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2012
Last comment by emily, on Mar 6, 2012 at 10:40 am | 4 comments | 1788 Views

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Something to talk about

On a quiet section of Bryant Street in Palo Alto last November, a yellow road sign gave bicyclists a gentle, humorous warning:...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2012
Last comment by Jocelyn Dong, on Mar 24, 2012 at 1:04 pm | 4 comments | 2398 Views
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Short story writers wanted!

The 31st Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 13, 2017. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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