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Mountain View Neighborhoods

From an early stagecoach stop and agricultural center, Mountain View has grown since its incorporation in 1902 to a thriving...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2009
Last comment by Old Timer, on Oct 20, 2009 at 3:03 pm | 4 comments | 2589 Views

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The donut patrol

It seems the smell of donuts still lingers strongly at Alma Plaza long after the plaza's popular Bob's Donuts shop has closed....

Original post made by Tristan on Jul. 21, 2009
Last comment by VoxPop, on Jul 21, 2009 at 10:12 am | 4 comments | 2052 Views

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Senior Games ready to roll

Nearly 10,000 highly motivated athletes of a certain age are poised to descend on Palo Alto as the 2009 Senior Games begin...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2009
Last comment by Greg, on Aug 3, 2009 at 11:20 am | 4 comments | 2048 Views

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City considers a more lenient alarm policy

Residents incensed about Palo Alto's $250 fine for unregistered alarm systems could soon get more time to comply before they're...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2009
Last comment by FEE FOR WHAT?, on Aug 2, 2009 at 12:24 pm | 4 comments | 1944 Views

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Fireworks, torch relay open Senior Games

More than 40 runners brought the excitement of the Olympics to downtown Palo Alto Saturday evening, carrying the first solar-powered...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2009
Last comment by Greg, on Aug 4, 2009 at 1:44 pm | 4 comments | 3507 Views

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$3 million house raffled to help the homeless

Buy a raffle ticket, help the homeless -- and possibly win a $3 million house in Los Altos Hills. That's the pitch in a new...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2009
Last comment by moi, on Aug 12, 2009 at 11:34 am | 4 comments | 2537 Views

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A mighty reunion

In the late '80s, they played funk and soul from the '70s, rocking bars in East Palo Alto and frat parties at Stanford. Now...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2009
Last comment by Sujobaremo, on Aug 16, 2009 at 10:31 am | 4 comments | 3187 Views

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Any recommendation on residential synthetic lawn installers?

Hi, I'm just starting to research into this, and am wondering if anyone has any recommendation and/or cautionary tales...

Original post made by jack on Aug. 14, 2009
Last comment by Perspective, on Aug 19, 2009 at 6:22 am | 4 comments | 1776 Views

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Google plans upgrades to its free WiFi service

Several weeks ago, Google met with Mountain View residents to discuss possible improvements to its free WiFi network. In...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2009
Last comment by t, on Sep 7, 2009 at 1:38 am | 4 comments | 3129 Views

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Simitian: Slashing higher-ed crippling California

California's already faltering economy will be further damaged by severe cuts to to higher education, State Sen. Joe Simitian,...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2009
Last comment by Carry this to its logical conclusion, on Sep 28, 2009 at 2:04 pm | 4 comments | 1338 Views

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DTV transition to be complete on Oct. 20, 2009

For those of you still watching TV from an antenna, the Mercury-News reports that the DTV transition in the bay area will...

Original post made by sally on Sep. 29, 2009
Last comment by Anon., on Sep 29, 2009 at 3:46 pm | 4 comments | 1892 Views

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No Spooky Lake This Year?

Has Spooky Lake at Foothills park been canceled for this year? I can't seem to find it in the PA Enjoy catalog, or on the...

Original post made by Nut Head on Oct. 13, 2009
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 14, 2009 at 7:56 am | 4 comments | 1675 Views

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Storm dumps 4.5 inches of rain, half fills creeks

Tuesday's rain-and-wind storm dumped approximately 4.5 inches of rain in the Palo Alto Foothills as of 5 p.m. but area creeks...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Oct 16, 2009 at 10:22 am | 4 comments | 2255 Views

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Search still on for missing frog-fountain

The staff at Palo Alto's Gamble Garden is asking the public for help finding a missing statue of a frog. The 12-inch statue...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2009
Last comment by A Loss, on Oct 22, 2009 at 7:04 am | 4 comments | 1997 Views

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Underground caltrain - how?

In the light of the recent events at the Meadows caltrain crossing, quite a people support the idea of taking the train underground....

Original post made by MidtownMom on Oct. 21, 2009
Last comment by billy, on Oct 22, 2009 at 8:53 am | 4 comments | 1766 Views

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Foundation gives $100 million to hospital

A $100 million gift was announced today by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation to help with the construction of the $1...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2009
Last comment by Ada, on Oct 23, 2009 at 12:49 pm | 4 comments | 1926 Views

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Palo Alto's tallest building gets 'gold'

A 15-story, 43-year-old high-rise building in downtown Palo Alto has received one of the highest federal-standard green-building...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2009
Last comment by lazlo, on Nov 3, 2009 at 7:07 am | 4 comments | 3191 Views

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Paly hosts event for 'survivors of suicide loss'

Palo Alto High School will be a host site for the "National Survivors of Suicide Loss Day" Saturday starting at 9 a.m. The...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2009
Last comment by Rob, on Nov 22, 2009 at 12:42 pm | 4 comments | 2435 Views

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$15 charge by Green Waste for Private Streets

I received a notice from Public Works that Green Waste will be charging every household on a private street an extra $15/month...

Original post made by Nat on Dec. 1, 2009
Last comment by nat, on Dec 17, 2009 at 12:35 pm | 4 comments | 1858 Views

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Around Town

PASSING NOTES ... What do naughty students, furtive lovers and Palo Alto land developers have in common? They all love the...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2009
Last comment by K-Mart, on Dec 8, 2009 at 3:06 pm | 4 comments | 1888 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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