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Tour de Coop shows off backyard chicken roosts

With names like Chicken Spa, Coupe De Plume and California Coop, the first Silicon Valley Tour de Coop bicycle tour will...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2012
Last comment by pets not meat, on Oct 25, 2012 at 10:42 am | 2 comments | 2491 Views

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Stop the Leaf Blowers!

Why did Palo Alto pass a law against the use of leaf blowers when they never enforce it? The racket they cause is painfully...

Original post made by Ducatigirl on Oct. 26, 2012
Last comment by Ducatigirl, on Oct 26, 2012 at 7:08 pm | 2 comments | 1528 Views

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Political Signs in Public Right of Way and on Parkland

There are several candidates that are placing their signs in the public right of way (planter strips between sidewalk and...

Original post made by Political Sign Watcher on Nov. 1, 2012
Last comment by determinant, on Nov 1, 2012 at 11:15 am | 2 comments | 1146 Views

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Terman Middle School Student Offers Political Lesson

Please accept a quick story that has sharpened my clarity about the City Council Election: I was talking with a newspaper...

Original post made by Timothy Gray on Nov. 4, 2012
Last comment by Ducatigirl, on Nov 4, 2012 at 6:21 pm | 2 comments | 1227 Views

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Homeless shelters open as cold weather hits

As winter approaches and the weather gets colder, thousands of homeless people will now be able to seek shelter at three...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2012
Last comment by wondering and caring, on Nov 27, 2012 at 3:17 pm | 2 comments | 1462 Views

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Holiday Fund: A helping hand for kids

When Nina first wound up in a homeless shelter six years ago, escaping an abusive relationship, her main concern was immediate:...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2012
Last comment by Scruffy, on Dec 10, 2012 at 12:31 pm | 2 comments | 1981 Views

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Is there a water problem ?

The water is awfully deep on University around Chaucer St. I just tried to drive over to the Chaucer St. Bridge to see...

Original post made by Anon. on Dec. 23, 2012
Last comment by Anon., on Dec 23, 2012 at 6:11 pm | 2 comments | 1713 Views

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2013: The Year of the Future

With the post-recession triage now in the past and local sales-tax revenues climbing, 2013 promises to be a year of regrouping,...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2013
Last comment by Boring, on Jan 4, 2013 at 9:03 pm | 2 comments | 2508 Views

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Greg Scharff's surge to the top

To most Palo Alto residents, Greg Scharff was a political wild card in 2009, the year he decided to run for City Council. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2013
Last comment by Jeremy Loski, on Jan 12, 2013 at 10:48 am | 2 comments | 1792 Views

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Letters

Arrillaga the philanthropist? Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=18312 posted...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2013
Last comment by Anthropologist, on Jan 24, 2013 at 12:45 pm | 2 comments | 1540 Views

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Avenidas makes plans for Palo Alto wellness center

A consortium of senior and health-services organizations are looking for land to build a wellness center that would focus...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2013
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jan 28, 2013 at 5:51 pm | 2 comments | 1707 Views

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Council looks to swear in new members earlier

Seeking to solve what they call "legal and practical problems," two members of the Palo Alto City Council are urging their...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2013
Last comment by Wayne Martin, on Jan 31, 2013 at 12:01 pm | 2 comments | 1782 Views

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Arastradero arson suspect deemed unfit for trial

Damon Luce, the man accused of setting several fires at the Arastradero Preserve in Palo Alto, was found mentally unfit to...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2013
Last comment by Anon., on Feb 8, 2013 at 2:28 am | 2 comments | 1837 Views

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Guest Opinion: A child shall lead the way -- with a good deal of help

When the Opportunity Center officially opens on Sunday, the ribbon-cutter will be my 7-year-old son, Isaac. He's been waiting...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2013
Last comment by Kevin, on Feb 6, 2013 at 11:55 am | 2 comments | 4171 Views

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City Council aims for less talk, more action

The topic of too much talking at City Council meetings has become an irksome problem for Palo Alto's council members, prompting...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2013
Last comment by Scharff and Klein, on Feb 8, 2013 at 2:05 pm | 2 comments | 2286 Views

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PUBLIC AGENDA: PaloAltoGreen program; 'Student connectedness'

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings next week. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=28551...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2013
Last comment by Disconnected, on Feb 9, 2013 at 9:47 am | 2 comments | 1663 Views

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Repairs to impact traffic on Embarcadero

Traffic is expected to slow down on Embarcadero Road and Bryant Street in Palo Alto this week while the city repairs a storm...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2013
Last comment by sonny, on Feb 13, 2013 at 11:44 am | 2 comments | 1180 Views

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Website for detecting plagiarism is trading post for English papers

An Internet-based plagiarism detector has become not only a tool for teachers but also a plagiarism instructor for students...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2013
Last comment by Ridiculoso, on Feb 25, 2013 at 7:51 am | 2 comments | 11289 Views

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Salon workers win class-action lawsuit

Four former employees of Natalie Salon, joined by more than 100 others, settled their class-action lawsuit for $750,000 against...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2013
Last comment by Gone baby gone, on Mar 6, 2013 at 7:15 am | 2 comments | 2053 Views

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Shop Talk

<B><B>CAFE SOPHIA CLOSES ... </B>It's the end of the line for Midtown Palo Alto's cozy Afghani restaurant. <B>Cafe Sophia</B>...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2013
Last comment by So, so sorry, on Mar 7, 2013 at 2:26 pm | 2 comments | 2074 Views
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