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And what did this cost???

And what did this cost? The 8 1/2" x 5" postcard from the PA Utilities Department in today's mail admonishes "Typically...

Original post made by Bob on Apr. 27, 2013
Last comment by Debra Katz, on Apr 29, 2013 at 9:22 am | 1 comment | 1200 Views

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Tesla leaves Menlo Park behind this summer

Tesla Motors is preparing to leave Menlo Park in the rear-view mirror. The electric car retailer recently opened a renovated...

Original post made on May. 2, 2013
Last comment by Stuart Berman, on May 2, 2013 at 9:05 am | 1 comment | 2690 Views

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New committees undermine transparency

Palo Alto Mayor Greg Scharff has just a year as the ceremonial head of the City Council, but in just four months he has made...

Original post made on May. 3, 2013
Last comment by Innovative, on May 3, 2013 at 7:24 pm | 1 comment | 1353 Views

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Palo Alto to launch class-action lawsuit against battery makers

Palo Alto on Monday became one of the first public agencies to charge into the legal battle against global companies accused...

Original post made on May. 7, 2013
Last comment by Not-Impressed, on May 7, 2013 at 3:23 pm | 1 comment | 991 Views

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Divisive Maybell Avenue proposal wins zoning victory

A controversial senior-housing development proposed for Maybell Avenue scored a victory during an emotional meeting Wednesday...

Original post made on May. 22, 2013
Last comment by Please no rezoning, on May 22, 2013 at 11:21 pm | 1 comment | 853 Views

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At High Release, Dancers Call the Shots

At High Release Dance Company, each of the 17 current dancers has a story to tell and a chance to tell it. Palo Alto-based...

Original post made by Jessica Yes on May. 24, 2013
Last comment by Alumni, on May 24, 2013 at 4:35 pm | 1 comment | 1361 Views

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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 | 4414 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 | 1098 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 | 873 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 | 1339 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 | 1269 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 | 1387 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 | 3083 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 | 1429 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 | 2054 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 | 1686 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 | 1459 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 | 611 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 | 26452 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 | 1238 Views
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