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Digging down

Alan and Libby Beasley wanted to add a story to their Sharon Heights rancher. They automatically assumed they would be building...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Oct 7, 2011 at 12:19 pm | 2 comments | 1685 Views

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Just what makes these homes so smart?

"Imagine control of every aspect of your home -- from anywhere at any time. Having control of your lighting, security systems,...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2011
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jan 21, 2012 at 11:41 am | 2 comments | 1471 Views

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Bill to help businesses raise cash moves ahead

A bill that aims to help small businesses amass capital and go public overwhelmingly passed the House of Representatives...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2011
Last comment by Know Your Facts First, on Nov 3, 2011 at 11:56 am | 2 comments | 8512 Views

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Happy Thanksgiving, President Obama and Governor Jerry Brown

A safe and happy Thanksgiving. Most of us have much to be thankful for. However, many of us also have a right to be unhappy. Wal-Mart...

Original post made by Martin Engel on Nov. 24, 2011
Last comment by Paste, on Nov 25, 2011 at 12:44 pm | 2 comments | 1068 Views

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Rich Gordon reflects on first year in California Assembly

"I think it's still a fairly dysfunctional system," Assemblyman Rich Gordon, D-Menlo Park, says of state government during...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2012
Last comment by jb, on Jan 16, 2012 at 10:24 am | 2 comments | 1008 Views

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Dry winter increasing fire risk, officials warn

Cal Fire is increasing its staff and canceling burn days and planned debris burning in response to increased fire danger...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2012
Last comment by warming, on Jan 5, 2012 at 12:34 pm | 2 comments | 972 Views

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East Palo Alto takes no action on Facebook

Although the East Palo Alto City Council met in closed session on Thursday, Jan. 5, to discuss whether to sue over the environmental...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2012
Last comment by impact, on Jan 11, 2012 at 11:04 am | 2 comments | 982 Views

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Menlo Park opts not to pay for Flood Park

Menlo Park's loss of millions in redevelopment money is San Mateo County's gain, a fact which didn't escape the notice of...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2012
Last comment by Bob, on Jan 26, 2012 at 12:17 pm | 2 comments | 1135 Views

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Palo Alto policeman to coach 2012 U.S. Olympic team

Palo Alto Police Officer Ben Lee has been selected as the coach for the 2012 United States Olympic badminton team, USA Badminton...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2012
Last comment by PA Native, on Jan 29, 2012 at 5:16 pm | 2 comments | 1330 Views

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Serious police action on 101, EPA at Embarcadero

There has been serious police action on 101 and at Embarcadero, East Bayshore, and probably the Home Depot shopping Center....

Original post made by Bob on Feb. 20, 2012
Last comment by Anon., on Feb 21, 2012 at 10:29 pm | 2 comments | 1221 Views

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Delegation from China visiting East Palo Alto

A group of Chinese government officials visited East Palo Alto Tuesday, Feb. 21, to learn about the city's rent stabilization...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2012
Last comment by Raymond Lucas, on Feb 21, 2012 at 2:13 pm | 2 comments | 1133 Views

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Stanford men make it happen in New York

Sophomore guard Aaron Bright scored 15 points and added six assists as the Cardinal downed Minnesota, 75-51, in an emphatic...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2012
Last comment by Tom, on Mar 30, 2012 at 12:58 pm | 2 comments | 1212 Views

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When background checks miss the mark

How a local private school unknowingly hired a teacher with a decades-long history of child molestation allegations. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2012
Last comment by wmartin46, on Apr 11, 2012 at 3:54 pm | 2 comments | 1294 Views

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Feature story: Saving the birds

Colorful mosaic art composed of broken bits of tile are scattered throughout the maze of enclosures clustered around Michele...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2012
Last comment by John Del Rio, on Apr 14, 2012 at 10:01 am | 2 comments | 1836 Views

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Crash course to bankruptcy again!

Crash course to bankruptcy again! In the great economic depression of the late 20's and 30's , they had no economic guarantees...

Original post made by Ted Rudow III, MA on May. 4, 2012
Last comment by Big Gato, on May 5, 2012 at 10:26 am | 2 comments | 1165 Views

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Moon to eclipse sun on Sunday

Foothill College Astronomy Chair Andrew Fraknoi has some advice for what not to do during the solar eclipse on Sunday, May...

Original post made on May. 17, 2012
Last comment by musical, on May 18, 2012 at 3:12 pm | 2 comments | 2160 Views

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Competition heats up in race for new state Senate district

To the average Peninsula voter, Brisbane and Sunnyvale have little in common. The former is a small, industrial suburb on...

Original post made on May. 19, 2012
Last comment by Fido, on May 24, 2012 at 4:11 pm | 2 comments | 2562 Views

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Ravenswood Health receives $7.3 million award

Ravenswood Health Center in East Palo Alto has received a $7.3 million Health Care Innovation Award, officials announced...

Original post made on May. 23, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on May 23, 2012 at 11:53 am | 2 comments | 1578 Views

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What is PTSD?

Nearly 70 percent of Americans will be exposed to a traumatic event in their lifetime, and an estimated 20 percent of those...

Original post made on May. 27, 2012
Last comment by Anon., on May 29, 2012 at 9:04 pm | 2 comments | 1350 Views

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Poor air quality forces another Spare the Air alert

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has announced that today, July 12, will be another "Spare the Air" day. Today's...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2012
Last comment by pollution, on Jul 12, 2012 at 8:52 am | 2 comments | 1244 Views
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