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Shedding light on blindness

White canes were a common sight in downtown Palo Alto Wednesday morning as Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2012
Last comment by Ducatigirl, on Oct 24, 2012 at 6:59 pm | 2 comments | 1271 Views

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Answering Weekly's call on Prop 37

Regarding The Palo Alto Weekly's recommendation to vote no on Prop 37,10/19/12,I submit the following: PA Weekly's statement...

Original post made by Pete Whelan on Oct. 26, 2012
Last comment by just thinkin', on Nov 1, 2012 at 2:55 pm | 2 comments | 993 Views

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Slim chances, but worth fighting for

When Democratic and Republican presidential or vice-presidential candidates come to the area for their campaigns, they fly...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2012
Last comment by Sanda, on Nov 2, 2012 at 4:17 pm | 2 comments | 1133 Views

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Hill cruises to victory in state Senate race

Jerry Hill continued his climb up California's political ladder Tuesday night when he convincingly defeated Sally Lieber...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2012
Last comment by Ducatigirl, on Nov 7, 2012 at 2:54 pm | 2 comments | 1194 Views

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Veterans Day

So, how are we doing around here? Have H-P, Stanford, VMware, and the other big corporations in our back yard been hiring...

Original post made by Jon on Nov. 12, 2012
Last comment by Ducatigirl, on Nov 12, 2012 at 12:13 pm | 2 comments | 958 Views

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Local merchants hope for strong holiday season

As they piled their shelves with popular toys and festive treats, and crafted holiday window displays, local retailers this...

Original post made on Nov. 26, 2012
Last comment by Ducatigirl, on Nov 26, 2012 at 3:03 pm | 2 comments | 1265 Views

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Atherton Neighborhoods

The privacy gained by lots of at least one acre, winding streets with mature trees, gracious mansions set well back from...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2012
Last comment by homeless , on Dec 8, 2012 at 7:54 am | 2 comments | 943 Views

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Bechtel, Swenson to head Foothill-DeAnza trustees

Palo Alto residents Betsy Bechtel and Bruce Swenson have been unanimously elected as president and vice president respectively...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2012
Last comment by Steve C, on Dec 12, 2012 at 3:57 pm | 2 comments | 1483 Views

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Man sentenced for theft of college textbooks

An Oakland man was sentenced to three years and four months in jail Thursday for stealing science and math textbooks from...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2013
Last comment by Dunce, on Jan 19, 2013 at 9:30 am | 2 comments | 1682 Views

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Community Notebook: Exhibit exposes human trafficking

The Menlo Park Presbyterian Church will host an exhibit this week that aims to teach the public about global human trafficking....

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2013
Last comment by Really, on Jan 30, 2013 at 5:00 pm | 2 comments | 1241 Views

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HP increases dividends to stockholders

Hewlett Packard today announced that it will raise the quarterly dividend it pays out to shareholders by 10 percent, to 14.52...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2013
Last comment by anecdote annie, on Mar 24, 2013 at 12:13 pm | 2 comments | 286 Views

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City asks residents, firms to save energy today

Palo Alto's Utilities Department wants city residents and business owners to cut down on electricity use today, after several...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2013
Last comment by Joe, on Apr 16, 2013 at 11:03 pm | 2 comments | 1023 Views

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Boxes instead of bags

Now that we are getting more and more places where there will be no plastic bags and being charged for paper bags, a good...

Original post made by Resident on Apr. 22, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 22, 2013 at 4:20 pm | 2 comments | 1010 Views

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Match girl in the city of light

William Byron Webster is used to talking to newspapers. He's been a community activist in his city of East Palo Alto for...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jun 17, 2013 at 2:58 pm | 2 comments | 1351 Views

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East Palo Alto re-opens Woodland Ave. after flood repairs

Residents of a flood-prone neighborhood in East Palo Alto can rest easier now that the first phase of repairs to the San...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2013
Last comment by Another neighbor, on Jun 19, 2013 at 8:10 pm | 2 comments | 1209 Views

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Immigration reform in dollars and cents

The Center for American Progress, an independent nonpartisan think tank, published a paper in March analyzing the 10-year...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2013
Last comment by Calliope Sunshine, on Jun 21, 2013 at 8:41 am | 2 comments | 1126 Views

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East Palo Alto to celebrate 30th anniversary Saturday

East Palo Alto residents will mark the 30th anniversary of their city's incorporation with a parade and festival at a daylong...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2013
Last comment by Proud Resident , on Jun 29, 2013 at 10:35 am | 2 comments | 8885 Views

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Officials adopt plan for Bay Area growth

A coalition of Bay Area leaders late Thursday night approved a controversial plan designed to accommodate population growth...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2013
Last comment by No thanks to "planning', on Sep 3, 2013 at 4:47 am | 2 comments | 1520 Views

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Hill's limousine legislation faces critical vote

The fate of a new state bill on limousine inspections after the tragic fire on San Mateo-Hayward Bridge will be decided on...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2013
Last comment by Outside Observer, on Aug 29, 2013 at 7:20 pm | 2 comments | 2746 Views

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East Palo Alto shooting wounds two teens

Two teens were injured in a Wednesday night shooting that may have been motivated by road rage in East Palo Alto, police...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2013
Last comment by Nayeli, on Sep 12, 2013 at 12:08 pm | 2 comments | 1436 Views
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