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Residents hope to drown out airplane noise with complaints

When Amy Christel moved from Barron Park to her new Midtown Palo Alto home last summer, she welcomed the time she could spend...

Original post made on May. 24, 2015
Last comment by rick, 4 hours ago | 120 comments | 6261 Views

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Some Fugitives Are Finding Luxury in U.S.

From today's online NYT, the headline reads: "Charged With Graft in China, Some Fugitives Are Finding Luxury in U.S." http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/16/world/asia/china-hunts-fugit...

Original post made by Is this a PA problem? on May. 15, 2015
Last comment by And next.., on May 20, 2015 at 12:15 pm | 20 comments | 703 Views

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Poor Little Rich Women

The NYT has a piece by an anthropologist on the mothers of NYC's upper East Side entitled "Poor Little Rich Women." I was...

Original post made by curious on May. 17, 2015
Last comment by bonus?, on May 18, 2015 at 9:24 am | 14 comments | 417 Views

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another caltrain fatality

This one was in Atherton: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Person-struck-and-killed-by-Caltrain-6269282.php...

Original post made by concerned on May. 17, 2015
There are no comments yet. 192 Views

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Carlos Romero appointed to East Palo Alto City Council

Former East Palo Alto mayor Carlos Romero has been selected by the East Palo Alto City Council to take the seat vacated by...

Original post made on May. 7, 2015
Last comment by Starbucks Insider, on May 7, 2015 at 12:07 pm | 2 comments | 1248 Views

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Carly Fiorina announces run for presidency

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina said this morning she is running for president in 2016, according to her Twitter...

Original post made on May. 4, 2015
Last comment by Katie, on May 5, 2015 at 6:39 am | 24 comments | 1893 Views

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Governor proposes new water-conservation enforcement powers for local agencies

California Gov. Jerry Brown announced legislation Tuesday that would authorize penalties of up to $10,000 a day against those...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2015
Last comment by Jay Ess, on Apr 29, 2015 at 3:41 pm | 5 comments | 1326 Views

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Thinking of moving?

Roger and Margaret Smith had always thought of themselves as in the "we're going to die in the house" scenario. Read the...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Apr 29, 2015 at 5:28 am | 11 comments | 2553 Views

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Gunn junior plans benefit concert

On Sunday, May 3, Gunn High School junior Lina Karamali will present a benefit concert to raise funds for the creation of...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2015
Last comment by kirk miller, on Apr 28, 2015 at 3:11 pm | 1 comment | 1186 Views

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Please list-support orgs helping in NEPAL earthquake

abc7news.com just reported that they are keeping a list of organizations accepting donations to help earthquake relief efforts...

Original post made by Disaster survivor from the past on Apr. 26, 2015
There are no comments yet. 67 Views

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No excuses

Director Kirby Dick's new documentary on sexual assault, "The Hunting Ground," should be required viewing for every current...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2015
Last comment by Kevin McGill, on Apr 26, 2015 at 4:25 pm | 6 comments | 1876 Views

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Body found Thursday confirmed to be missing Palo Alto hiker

The Alameda County Coroner's Office has confirmed that a body found in a wilderness area that of a Palo Alto man who went...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2015
Last comment by Hedy McAdams, on Apr 26, 2015 at 8:30 am | 4 comments | 7065 Views

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Bad driving in the Silicon Valley

When we relocated to the Bay Area several years ago, we noticed the strange driving habits of many local drivers. I noticed...

Original post made by Nayeli on Apr. 21, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Apr 23, 2015 at 2:12 pm | 20 comments | 504 Views

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East Palo Alto residents march against gentrification

In a show of solidarity and to build a greater coalition of families throughout East Palo Alto, residents marched to City...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2015
Last comment by Thomas, on Apr 21, 2015 at 9:19 am | 85 comments | 6231 Views

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Desalination Plant

Here is a map of proposed desalination plants in California. There is nothing planned near the peninsula. http://www.mercurynews.com/portlet/article/html/imageDisplay.jsp?content...

Original post made by Chris on Apr. 20, 2015
Last comment by WilliamR, on Apr 20, 2015 at 11:45 pm | 2 comments | 148 Views

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State sets new mandatory water restrictions for urban areas

California's State Water Resources Control Board voted unanimously Wednesday to impose new mandatory restrictions on urban...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2015
Last comment by Larry Cohn, on Apr 20, 2015 at 4:15 am | 23 comments | 3914 Views

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Feature story: A measure of his heart

Lawrence Viariseo has survived falling off a 100-foot cliff and breaking his back, paralysis from the waist down and bladder...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2012
Last comment by niecekins, on Apr 17, 2015 at 10:37 pm | 12 comments | 2553 Views

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Remembering kindness amid atrocities

Liliane Kuhn was just 1 1/2 years old when a strange woman took her away from her parents. Hitler's henchmen were tightening...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2015
Last comment by Sea Reddy, on Apr 13, 2015 at 2:51 pm | 6 comments | 3357 Views

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Community examines rail-crossing hazards in Menlo Park

After a 35-year-old woman died when a bullet train struck her car at the Ravenswood Avenue crossing in Menlo Park, the community...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2015
Last comment by Hilary, on Apr 13, 2015 at 10:02 am | 14 comments | 3098 Views

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Scientists: State drought likely to worsen

The likelihood of California experiencing more warm, dry years leading to severe drought is increasing, according to research...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2015
Last comment by Resident since 1957, on Apr 9, 2015 at 12:11 am | 12 comments | 2461 Views
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