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Engagement Ring as a Christmas gift?

Noooo! Don't do it! The memory of the big ask should be a stand alone event. If you must do it this time of year, please...

Original post made by Dream Maker on Dec. 19, 2008
Last comment by Enough already, on Dec 19, 2008 at 6:15 pm | 1 comment | 1842 Views

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Magical moments of 2008

Events near — elections, graduation — and far — an earthquake in China — impacted Palo Alto residents...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2008
Last comment by rhody, on Dec 26, 2008 at 10:50 am | 1 comment | 1848 Views

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Our Town: A sense of place

Back in the early 1930s, an elderly white-haired man with a long, flowing white beard "like Santa Claus," used to sit on...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2008
Last comment by William Warrior, on Dec 27, 2008 at 10:58 am | 1 comment | 1925 Views

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Bale` Salon under new ownership

If you shop or live in the Midtown area, you are familiar with " Bale` Salon". It has been there for many years, and has...

Original post made by Stacy S. on Jan. 7, 2009
Last comment by Soda, on Jan 7, 2009 at 12:35 pm | 1 comment | 1832 Views

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Fiona Hon

If stories could stop bullies and battles, Fiona Hon would have ended the war in Iraq a long time ago. Her prize-winning...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2009
Last comment by Annonymous, on Jan 7, 2009 at 7:35 pm | 1 comment | 1891 Views

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Local historian Carol Murden dies

Carol Murden, a longtime advocate for historic preservation and awareness in Palo Alto, died Dec. 27, surrounded by family....

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2009
Last comment by Scott Preston, on Jan 9, 2009 at 1:10 pm | 1 comment | 1972 Views

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Does anyone know the schedule at Rinconada Pool after the New Year?

Hi There, I have not been to the pool for a while since summer. When i called for schedule, there was only a recorded...

Original post made by swimmer on Jan. 10, 2009
Last comment by Jordana, on Jan 10, 2009 at 4:32 pm | 1 comment | 1884 Views

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Elisabeth Barragan named Boys & Girls Club 'Youth of the Year'

Elisabeth Barragan's teaching efforts — including teaching English to her parents, math to a younger brother and literacy...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2009
Last comment by Lailie AD- RWC, on Jan 21, 2009 at 11:58 am | 1 comment | 1928 Views

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Deaths

Margaret J. Montrose Read the full story here http://www.PaloAltoOnline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=2563 posted Wednesday,...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2009
Last comment by Kenny Litzenberger, on Jan 22, 2009 at 9:15 pm | 1 comment | 1862 Views

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Electrical fire at Whole Foods Market

We have had reports of an electrical fire at Whole Foods Market this afternoon, shortly before 2 p.m. I just entered the...

Original post made by Tyler Hanley on Jan. 27, 2009
Last comment by Tyler Hanley, on Jan 27, 2009 at 2:11 pm | 1 comment | 1744 Views

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Spiriting in the Vietnamese New Year

Monday, Jan. 26, marked the first day of Te't, the Vietnamese New Year, which is celebrated for seven days. The Vietnamese...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2009
Last comment by Sarah, on Jan 29, 2009 at 3:07 pm | 1 comment | 1696 Views

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Menlo Park Neighborhoods

Once known as the "Sleepy Hollow of California," Menlo Park did not take off as a community until after World War II. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2009
Last comment by Anon, on Feb 1, 2009 at 8:05 pm | 1 comment | 2035 Views

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Menlo assault victim's condition still serious

A Menlo College student who was assaulted by a member of the school's football team and another man early on the morning...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2009
Last comment by jack, on Feb 5, 2009 at 12:02 pm | 1 comment | 1865 Views

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Education, environmental advocates win Tall Tree Awards

Palo Alto's 2009 Tall Tree Awards, announced today (Friday), will honor community activist Carolyn Tucher, environmental...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2009
Last comment by Robin Robinson, on Feb 6, 2009 at 12:23 pm | 1 comment | 1557 Views

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The Palo Alto Weekly is looking for extraordinary volunteers

The Palo Alto Weekly is planning a cover story featuring some of the unsung volunteers in the community. Iím looking for...

Original post made by Emilie Doolittle on Feb. 9, 2009
Last comment by stock trader, on Feb 10, 2009 at 6:15 am | 1 comment | 2007 Views

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Wanted: Disaster First Responders

The Palo Alto Fire Departmentís Office of Emergency Services still has room in its five-week Community Emergency Response...

Original post made by Paul on Feb. 21, 2009
Last comment by fireman, on Feb 21, 2009 at 5:18 pm | 1 comment | 1864 Views

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"Police Plan Public Meeting" Tonight, Tuesday at Cubberley Community Center. 6:30 p.m.

It's important that everyone come to this meeting to listen and express views of what's needed in South Palo Alto in the...

Original post made by Rick on Feb. 24, 2009
Last comment by qq, on Feb 24, 2009 at 5:34 pm | 1 comment | 1801 Views

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Stanford women all set for another run to NCAA Final Four

Stanford women's basketball coach Tara VanDerveer has been through the process so many times, she's able to simply shrug...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2009
Last comment by fdl, on Mar 19, 2009 at 6:16 pm | 1 comment | 1728 Views

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Stanford, others honored for water conservation

Stanford University, Applied Materials and Redwood City were all recognized Monday for taking a lead in Silicon Valley's...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2009
Last comment by Hank, on Mar 24, 2009 at 9:20 am | 1 comment | 1869 Views

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Los Altos police seek man who approached child

Police in Los Altos are looking for a man who reportedly approached a boy outside his house Tuesday before the child retreated...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2009
Last comment by jack, on Apr 3, 2009 at 12:28 pm | 1 comment | 1759 Views
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