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Cooley Landing Park opens in East Palo Alto

The City of East Palo Alto and the Midpeninsula Open Space District celebrated the grand opening of Cooley Landing Park on...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2012
Last comment by Michelle Daher, on Jul 23, 2012 at 11:20 am | 4 comments | 3220 Views

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'Rookie' coach has Stanford water polo team unbeaten

Junior Olympics Mark Hernandez is in his first season as a coach for the Stanford Water Polo Club girls' program. Hernandez,...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2012
Last comment by Keith Peters, on Aug 5, 2012 at 8:04 pm | 4 comments | 3033 Views

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East Palo Alto selects new city manager

A former Redwood City deputy city manager who worked with under-served youth and families has been chosen as East Palo Alto's...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on Aug 7, 2012 at 11:52 am | 4 comments | 3793 Views

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<B><B>MUSIC TO THEIR EARS ... Lytton Plaza</B> has long served as Palo Alto's prime meeting ground for the discontent masses,...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2012
Last comment by Douglas Moran, on Aug 12, 2012 at 4:23 pm | 4 comments | 2376 Views

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Facebook's (almost) oldest user keeps the conversation polite

At a little over a century in age, Menlo Park resident Florence Detlor is one of Facebook's oldest users. The distinction,...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2012
Last comment by Phil, on Aug 29, 2012 at 10:28 pm | 4 comments | 4031 Views

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Bay Area police tally drunk driving arrests

Bay Area California Highway Patrol and police agencies say they are out in force this holiday weekend as part of a statewide...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2012
Last comment by Ashley_K, on Sep 3, 2012 at 2:31 am | 4 comments | 3312 Views

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Cyclist hit by car?

I heard that a cyclist was hit by a car at the intersection of Oregon and Bryant this morning (9/26/12) at about 7am. Does...

Original post made by Annie on Sep. 26, 2012
Last comment by Jan H, on Sep 30, 2012 at 1:02 pm | 4 comments | 1782 Views

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Day care at home

I'm a stay at home mom and have started taking care of a friend's child for her. Does anyone know how many young children...

Original post made by pamom on Oct. 26, 2012
Last comment by Ducatigirl, on Oct 27, 2012 at 8:46 am | 4 comments | 1786 Views

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interesting article on Jeremy Lin in the Wall Street Journal

"Rise of the Tiger Nation" http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204076204578076613986930932.html...

Original post made by resident on Oct. 27, 2012
Last comment by resident, on Oct 27, 2012 at 10:40 pm | 4 comments | 1848 Views

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Wave of 'beautification' projects heads downtown

Palo Alto's busiest downtown thoroughfare will undergo a series of touchups in the coming months, though in some cases the...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2012
Last comment by Ducatigirl, on Oct 31, 2012 at 3:50 pm | 4 comments | 3029 Views

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Who put up the happy signs along Embarcadero?

Has anyone else noticed the series of cheerful signs affixed to telephone poles along Embarcadero Road? They say things...

Original post made by downtowner on Oct. 31, 2012
Last comment by Ducatigirl, on Nov 1, 2012 at 2:23 pm | 4 comments | 2373 Views

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RIP Ellen Fletcher

Former Palo Alto city council member Ellen Fletcher passed away yesterday after a battle with cancer. Ellen was a long time...

Original post made by Sally on Nov. 8, 2012
Last comment by Dee Wanger, on Nov 9, 2012 at 11:59 am | 4 comments | 2142 Views

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New flashing speed sign on Middlefield.

A wonderful new flashing speed indicator has appeared near the Winter Lodge on Middlefield. One problem, it is right in the...

Original post made by Whose idea was that? on Nov. 8, 2012
Last comment by MIchael Bechler, on Nov 19, 2012 at 7:46 pm | 4 comments | 2225 Views

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What event had a spotlight last night (dec 6)?

My 3 year old son is dying to know!...

Original post made by ODV on Dec. 7, 2012
Last comment by ODV, on Dec 7, 2012 at 10:30 pm | 4 comments | 3971 Views

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Palo Alto family issues $100,000 challenge

A local family has made a $100,000 donation to the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund for the second year in a row, in hopes of...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2012
Last comment by Mom by Gunn, on Dec 12, 2012 at 2:42 am | 4 comments | 3642 Views

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Quality of life tops neighborhood goals for 2013

New Year's resolutions are as varied as Palo Alto's residents, but for leaders of the city's neighborhood associations, addressing...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2013
Last comment by Really anon, on Jan 7, 2013 at 3:22 pm | 4 comments | 3104 Views

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Hypnotherapy explored as weight-loss alternative

When the Weight Watchers diet didn't work for Ellyn Corey, she decided to try hypnotherapy to lose weight. Read the full...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2013
Last comment by Dorthy Tyo, on Feb 26, 2013 at 8:43 am | 4 comments | 7808 Views

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I Apologize

Hi folks, While growing up in Palo Alto, I met a new classmate in 7th grade at Wilbur (1969?). I admired him from the...

Original post made by Andrew L. Freedman on Mar. 6, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Mar 15, 2013 at 12:37 pm | 4 comments | 2666 Views

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Police investigate string of residential burglaries

Police are investigating a string of four residential burglaries in Palo Alto, three of which occurred on the same day. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2013
Last comment by moo, on Mar 14, 2013 at 5:29 pm | 4 comments | 3903 Views

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Palo Alto sees three big startup buys

Palo Alto has seen three startup acquisitions over the past two weeks, and the collective cost of the buys may be over $120...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2013
Last comment by John, on Mar 28, 2013 at 8:55 pm | 4 comments | 3496 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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