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Digging in

In an age when faster is better and attention spans are shortening, when people are hustling and smartphones demand quicker...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2016
Last comment by Catherine Bourquin, on Aug 1, 2016 at 3:47 pm | 3 comments | 2755 Views

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Three arrested following Mountain View home-invasion robbery

Mountain View police and a regional law enforcement agency arrested three suspects on Wednesday in connection to an armed...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2016
Last comment by juan olive, on Aug 1, 2016 at 10:31 am | 3 comments | 4567 Views

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Deadline for input on new paratransit contract looms

With only two public meetings held in the South Bay and one day remaining for public comment, Santa Clara Valley Transportation...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2016
Last comment by Online Name, on Aug 10, 2016 at 3:42 pm | 3 comments | 1903 Views

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Residents 'chill' with ice cream social

The real scoop on local politics and social events in Midtown will come in several flavors when Palo Alto City Council and...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by PA Neighborhood Coordinator, on Aug 23, 2016 at 8:52 am | 3 comments | 5048 Views

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Two Palo Alto leaders to be honored with 2016 Athena Awards

Karen Kienzle, director of the Palo Alto Art Center, and Candice Gonzalez, president and CEO of Palo Alto Housing, are the...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Sep 10, 2016 at 6:27 pm | 3 comments | 4820 Views

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Palo Alto library puts its services on wheels

After seeing an article about a library service brought to the community via bicycle in Seattle, Washington, Christine Pennington,...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2016
Last comment by Hopeful, on Oct 8, 2016 at 12:20 pm | 3 comments | 2993 Views

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New Americans program aspires to help newcomers

Last year, staff at Palo Alto's Mitchell Park Library began to notice that the city's demographics were changing —...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2016
Last comment by The Antisocial Social Club, on Nov 14, 2016 at 3:03 pm | 3 comments | 2973 Views

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Stanford to conduct test of campus emergency notification system

Stanford University will conduct a test of the campuswide AlertSU mass-notification and siren system on Thursday, Oct. 13,...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 18, 2016 at 12:24 pm | 3 comments | 2229 Views

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Around the Block

<B><B>BIGGER FINES FOR EDGEWOOD? ... </B>Palo Alto's City Council will vote on Monday, Nov. 7, on potentially increasing...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2016
Last comment by College Terrace Center, on Oct 29, 2016 at 11:05 pm | 3 comments | 322 Views

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'Phineas McBoof' aims to inspire

This week, the Palo Alto Children's Theatre is debuting a stage version of Cory Cullinan's "The Ballad of Phineas McBoof,"...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2016
Last comment by Maria, on Nov 9, 2016 at 11:26 am | 3 comments | 1706 Views

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Marc Berman edges out Vicki Veenker for Assembly seat

In a tight race that split the region's Democratic establishment, Palo Alto City Councilman Marc Berman has edged out attorney...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2016
Last comment by Gutang Norotsov, on Nov 12, 2016 at 5:04 pm | 3 comments | 4602 Views

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Column of blue-hanging Christmas lights

Hi. I live in Old Palo Alto and spent about 3 hours or so putting up Christmas lights in the standard bottom of roof pattern....

Original post made by Real Slim K on Dec. 10, 2016
Last comment by be Positive, on Dec 12, 2016 at 11:29 am | 3 comments | 327 Views

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Carols for a cause

On Sunday, Dec. 18, Palo Altan Jeff Barnett will be taking the stage at First Congregational Church in Palo Alto with his...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2016
Last comment by John Robinson, on Dec 17, 2016 at 9:47 am | 3 comments | 2159 Views

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Study reveals promising results for airbag bike 'helmets'

Stanford University researchers are eyeing new bike helmet technology: an airbag "helmet," in which variable sensors are...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2016
Last comment by Ahem, on Dec 28, 2016 at 6:30 pm | 3 comments | 2272 Views

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VIDEO: Behind the Headlines -- Office for Civil Rights agreement

"Behind the Headlines" looks at steps proposed by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights for bringing...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2017
Last comment by caroline V, on Feb 4, 2017 at 1:27 pm | 3 comments | 3281 Views

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Unemployment below 5 percent in eight Bay Area counties

Two Bay Area counties had unemployment rates below 3 percent last month, while all but one county reported rates under 5...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2017
Last comment by john_alderman, on Jan 23, 2017 at 12:11 pm | 3 comments | 2017 Views

MOVIES

9-11 Press for Truth Premieres at Spangenberg Oct 27th

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Original post made by Carol Brouillet on Oct. 12, 2006
Last comment by Andrew, on Nov 12, 2009 at 6:16 pm | 3 comments | 8501 Views

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call a paramedic-- gut has busted

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Original post made by Sarah on Aug. 27, 2007
Last comment by Jon, on Jul 5, 2008 at 2:59 pm | 3 comments | 6291 Views

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Movie review: "The Spiderwick Chronicles"

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Original post made by Tyler Hanley on Feb. 15, 2008
Last comment by Tyler Hanley, on Feb 19, 2008 at 12:14 pm | 3 comments | 6399 Views

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Mama Mia - a must see for 50sh Moms

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Original post made by 50sh Mom on Jul. 21, 2008
Last comment by natasha, on Oct 23, 2008 at 6:20 am | 3 comments | 6691 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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