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On Deadline: Facing breast cancer- even checking for it - is an act of courage

The recent revelations by superstar Angelina Jolie and locally famous Liz Kniss that they have had breast-cancer-related...

Original post made on May. 31, 2013
Last comment by Carroll Harrington, on May 31, 2013 at 12:21 am | 1 comment | 3341 Views

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Smoke and mirrors: fighting phony fires

Firefighter Daniel Fortino prepares to enter a house filled with fake smoke for a search and rescue training exercise on...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2013
Last comment by BePrepared, on Jun 11, 2013 at 5:07 pm | 1 comment | 656 Views

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Fellowship in 'all things Palo Alto' aims to create pipeline of leaders

A hopeful crop of aspiring civic leaders celebrated a Palo Alto graduation last week. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=19067...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2013
Last comment by Carroll Harrington, on Jun 14, 2013 at 3:15 pm | 1 comment | 572 Views

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Around Town

PARTY CITY, USA ... If a food-truck gathering, a campout or a yoga session suddenly pops up in your neighborhood, don't be...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2013
Last comment by Not an issue, on Jun 14, 2013 at 3:40 pm | 1 comment | 791 Views

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Please Don't Kick it Away

The following was written in response to the announcement of results of a survey done by the Barron Park Association on Wednesday,...

Original post made by Jerry Underdal on Jul. 3, 2013
Last comment by Anon, on Jul 4, 2013 at 3:14 pm | 1 comment | 696 Views

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An 'Oscar' of an idea

Once upon a time, drive-in movies were a big family pastime, and they were part of the collective culture. But those big...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2013
Last comment by Patty, on Jul 19, 2013 at 8:36 am | 1 comment | 755 Views

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Apartment fire displaces Palo Alto family

A two-alarm fire forced a mother and her young child out of an apartment and displaced the family in Palo Alto's Charleston...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2013
Last comment by S. Coen, on Jul 31, 2013 at 10:02 am | 1 comment | 1835 Views

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City workers: Ethics concerns hard to broach

The ethical climate at Palo Alto City Hall is generally sunny, though many city workers feel the city can do better when...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2013
Last comment by Wayne Martin, on Aug 2, 2013 at 9:54 am | 1 comment | 891 Views

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VIDEO: Author talks about WWII Nisei soldiers

On Sunday, Aug. 4, San Francisco author and photographer Tom Graves discussed his book, "Twice Heroes: America's Nisei Veterans...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2013
Last comment by bill, on Aug 21, 2013 at 7:49 pm | 1 comment | 1252 Views

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New interim Menlo Park fire chief appointed

As Chief Harold Schapelhouman continues to recuperate, the Menlo Park Fire Protection District Board has appointed Daniel...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2013
Last comment by Sorry to Say, on Sep 4, 2013 at 9:11 pm | 1 comment | 1176 Views

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Venting Some Really Bad Ideas

I just thought I would vent a few local things that I think were and are some really bad ideas. Some we can still stop. Some...

Original post made by Carol Gilbert on Sep. 15, 2013
Last comment by stopped reading , on Sep 16, 2013 at 9:56 am | 1 comment | 989 Views

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Censorship

A thread about Town Square editing was restricted to registered users by the moderator shortly after the initial posting...

Original post made by Herb Borock on Sep. 27, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Sep 27, 2013 at 2:09 pm | 1 comment | 661 Views

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Fire Fighters Phone Message

Anyone besides me unhappy that the Firefighters used the City "Emergency" phone calling system to advertise their pancake...

Original post made by Mutti on Oct. 11, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 11, 2013 at 12:49 pm | 1 comment | 417 Views

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What is that smell?

Recently, Kris Newby and her family unknowingly hosted uninvited visitors in their Palo Alto home: a family of skunks. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2013
Last comment by rathater, on Nov 21, 2013 at 8:41 am | 1 comment | 15699 Views

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A plea to Village Fool

Village Fool, Palo Alto Weekly is now accepting anonymous bloggers. http://www.paloaltoonline.com/blogs/ I have closely...

Original post made by Anonymous on Dec. 5, 2013
Last comment by village fool, on Dec 5, 2013 at 9:56 pm | 1 comment | 726 Views

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Palo Alto Humane Society creates a 'Critter Club'

While Danny Rendon was enrolled in a summer session at Beechwood School in Menlo Park, his mother, Patricia, noticed something...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2013
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Dec 12, 2013 at 10:42 pm | 1 comment | 3391 Views

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A mover and shaker

Tom Foy calls joining Midtown Realty in Palo Alto "the best move I ever made." Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2012/11/09/a-mover-and-shaker...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2013
Last comment by Patrick, on Dec 8, 2013 at 2:03 pm | 1 comment | 626 Views

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eliminate 6,000 cars from Stanford Research Park

For: Dec 9 City Council TDM (trip reduction) Study Session Dear Council and Planning Commission, Topic: Research Park...

Original post made by Steve Raney on Dec. 9, 2013
Last comment by resident 1, on Dec 10, 2013 at 11:39 am | 1 comment | 580 Views

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Jay Paul Withdraws Application to Construct Office Project/Public Safety Building

�The Jay Paul Company has notified the City of Palo Alto that it is withdrawing its application to construct an office...

Original post made by Herb Borock on Dec. 19, 2013
Last comment by curmudgeon, on Dec 19, 2013 at 4:01 pm | 1 comment | 291 Views

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New City Meeting and Agenda Page!

This is great! The City meeting and agenda page has been redone so it's much more clear and understandable! Also, the links...

Original post made by anne on Jan. 13, 2014
Last comment by anne, on Jan 13, 2014 at 5:11 pm | 1 comment | 250 Views
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