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Holiday Fund targets programs for kids, families

The Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund is giving $260,000 in grants this year to 38 community organizations that serve children...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2010
Last comment by inhalthouttip, on Apr 25, 2010 at 2:27 pm | 1 comment | 1451 Views

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How do their gardens grow?

Mature landscapes reflect evolving trends on Gamble Garden's annual tour Read the full story here http://www.PaloAltoOnline.com/news/show_story.php?id=16449...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2010
Last comment by Mom, on Apr 24, 2010 at 5:26 pm | 1 comment | 1849 Views

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Assembly bill targets 'predatory equity' investments

Spurred by the recent implosion of Page Mill Properties' East Palo Alto portfolio, California's elected officials are considering...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2010
Last comment by Christopher Lund, on Apr 26, 2010 at 6:04 pm | 1 comment | 3222 Views

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Castilleja students win $30K to design phone app

Four Castilleja School students have won $30,000 in venture capital to develop a new app for the Google Nexus One Phone. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2010
Last comment by Riann, on Apr 28, 2010 at 10:47 am | 1 comment | 1692 Views

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County off air-quality report card's 'dirtiest' list

For the first time after being among the nation's 25 dirtiest counties for two years, Santa Clara County has improved in...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2010
Last comment by public transit, on Apr 28, 2010 at 1:59 pm | 1 comment | 1617 Views

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Packard Hospital CEO Chris Dawes named a PIA 'community hero'

Christopher Dawes, president and CEO of the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford, has been named a "community...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2010
Last comment by Congrats!, on Apr 29, 2010 at 12:52 pm | 1 comment | 1801 Views

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Philanthropist Carolyn Reller dies at 68

Carolyn Reller, a philanthropist and active member of the Palo Alto community, died May 3 after struggling for several years...

Original post made on May. 5, 2010
Last comment by Debbie Ford-Scriba, on May 5, 2010 at 10:30 am | 1 comment | 1991 Views

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EPA chief out of running for New Orleans job

East Palo Alto Police Chief Ron Davis has been passed over for the New Orleans police superintendent position but remains...

Original post made on May. 8, 2010
Last comment by solve the crime, on May 8, 2010 at 12:38 pm | 1 comment | 1657 Views

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Water board may scrap redistricting plan

After a flurry of opposition and a threatened lawsuit from the City of Gilroy, the Santa Clara Valley Water District agreed...

Original post made on May. 12, 2010
Last comment by waterboard?, on May 12, 2010 at 12:55 pm | 1 comment | 1634 Views

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An oasis in the neighborhood

Downtown North resident Katie Ritchey this week walked through the well-appointed ground floor of her new nonprofit for women,...

Original post made on May. 12, 2010
Last comment by Karen, on May 12, 2010 at 1:17 pm | 1 comment | 1767 Views

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Palo Alto dumps controversial fire-staffing study

Palo Alto officials have scrapped a much-anticipated study into staffing levels at the Fire Department after learning that...

Original post made on May. 15, 2010
Last comment by LT, on May 15, 2010 at 6:45 am | 1 comment | 1578 Views

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The Need for Speed

Regarding the picture of the stunt biker at Greer Park-- Shouldn't this guy be wearing a helmet? I don't want my tax...

Original post made by WilliamR on May. 19, 2010
Last comment by anonymous, on May 20, 2010 at 9:17 am | 1 comment | 1676 Views

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100th birthday

Florence Sund Read the full story here http://www.PaloAltoOnline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=12991 posted Friday, May...

Original post made on May. 22, 2010
Last comment by luckyjane9@yahoo.com, on May 22, 2010 at 10:39 am | 1 comment | 1707 Views

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Expert says Officer May didn't use excessive force

East Palo Alto Police Officer Richard May did not use excessive force when he struck fleeing suspect Alberto Alvarez with...

Original post made on May. 27, 2010
Last comment by Jessy, on May 27, 2010 at 3:20 pm | 1 comment | 1552 Views

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Pension reform to go on ballot in Menlo Park

A Menlo Park initiative effort to reduce city-employee pension costs will go on the November ballot, the City Council agreed...

Original post made on May. 28, 2010
Last comment by scott gibb, on May 28, 2010 at 9:48 am | 1 comment | 1584 Views

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Assessed property values drop in county

The Santa Clara County Assessor's Office has released some bad news, giving cities and school districts an early heads up...

Original post made on May. 30, 2010
Last comment by yes, on May 30, 2010 at 11:25 am | 1 comment | 1725 Views

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A closer look

On a Friday afternoon, the Palo Alto Art Center's galleries are lively with kids gazing at the art with big eyes. With the...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2010
Last comment by Cheryl Smith, on Jun 9, 2010 at 1:20 pm | 1 comment | 1686 Views

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Damaged Trojans receive two-year bowl ban

The NCAA leveled USC with stinging penalties Thursday, issuing a two-year bowl ban and declaring Heisman Trophy winner Reggie...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2010
Last comment by 45 year-old adolescent, on Jun 10, 2010 at 5:26 pm | 1 comment | 1698 Views

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Review: 'Shrek Forever After'

The "Shrek" franchise never should have been one. The first film was a satisfying one-off, but the sequels have tied themselves...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2010
Last comment by Vince, on Jun 12, 2010 at 5:26 pm | 1 comment | 1794 Views

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Judge orders Mountain View pot club to close

A judge has granted Mountain View's request for a temporary injunction to close Buddy's Cannabis Patient Collective on Bayshore...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2010
Last comment by buddy, on Jun 15, 2010 at 5:00 pm | 1 comment | 1691 Views
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