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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

That pesky oil business.

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Original post made by Oil Man on Sep. 12, 2008
Last comment by No Whiners, on Sep 14, 2008 at 8:48 pm | 8 comments | 2515 Views

AROUND TOWN

Safeway Store at 2811 Middlefield rd and its electric carts

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Original post made by martha on Aug. 19, 2008
Last comment by Tim, on Aug 19, 2008 at 5:46 pm | 4 comments | 2515 Views

AROUND TOWN

Many like it hot at Palo Alto's July Fourth chili cook-off

Thursday's sizzling heat did not prevent thousands from flocking to Mitchell Park for Palo Alto's 32nd Annual Summer Festival...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2013
Last comment by KP, on Jul 5, 2013 at 2:08 pm | 2 comments | 2515 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City Auditor's Office wins national awards

Leadership turnover hasn't kept the City Auditor's Office in Palo Alto from racking up awards, including a national award...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2011
Last comment by Steve McLaughlin, on Jun 12, 2012 at 4:29 pm | 4 comments | 2514 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Loma Prieta earthquake: 25 years later

My name is My Nguyen and I am the digital editor for the Palo Alto Weekly. Today marks the 25th anniversary of the 1989 Loma...

Original post made by My Nguyen on Oct. 17, 2014
Last comment by John Thomas-Whitcomb McCoy, on Oct 20, 2014 at 2:32 pm | 10 comments | 2514 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Make finals optional this spring

Hello Palo Alto onliners, Much has been said about kids and parents obsessing about grades. Well, many kids are happy...

Original post made by Kids need options on Apr. 13, 2015
Last comment by Marc Vincenti, on Apr 17, 2015 at 12:24 pm | 32 comments | 2514 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Anybody interested in a real economic recovery?

The economy is NOT improving. It is getting worse. This is not your older borther's recession. The new normal is reality,...

Original post made by Greg on Aug. 19, 2010
Last comment by just do it, on Aug 21, 2010 at 6:43 am | 23 comments | 2514 Views

AROUND TOWN

The animal kingdom

Cash has the lead role in this artistic enterprise. In fact, he plays God. But he's a decidedly down-to-earth star. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2009
Last comment by Robert, on Dec 4, 2009 at 4:26 pm | 2 comments | 2514 Views

AROUND TOWN

Experts warn women leaders of nuclear risk

Had Monday's explosions at the Boston Marathon contained nuclear material tens of thousands of people could have been killed,...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Apr 18, 2013 at 9:09 pm | 21 comments | 2514 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Candle-caused fire destroys Palo Alto garage

An unattended candle was the cause of a stubborn fire in a detached garage Thursday morning in the 800 block of Loma Verde...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2010
Last comment by another neighbor, on Dec 28, 2010 at 12:10 pm | 18 comments | 2513 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto Oaks remain perfect with big baseball tournaments looming

The Palo Alto Oaks aren't scheduled to play their final semipro baseball game of the summer until August. 15. The two biggest...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2010
Last comment by Crystal & Will Mosby (godfather), on Jul 25, 2010 at 1:10 pm | 3 comments | 2513 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Hundreds volunteer during 'MLK Day of Service'

Palo Alto area residents turned out by the hundreds yesterday and today to volunteer as part of the Martin Luther King Jr....

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2009
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 19, 2009 at 4:29 pm | 1 comment | 2513 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

First rail segment to stretch to Bakersfield

The first segment of California's proposed high-speed-rail line would extend from the unincorporated Central Valley community...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Dec 24, 2010 at 4:50 pm | 8 comments | 2513 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tesla - will this be the new Prius?

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Original post made by Resident on Jul. 22, 2008
Last comment by An Engineer, on Jul 24, 2008 at 4:47 pm | 7 comments | 2513 Views

AROUND TOWN

Four injured in Menlo Park drive-by shooting

Four people were hit by gunfire in a drive-by shooting Friday night in Menlo Park, and one victim is in critical condition,...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2012
Last comment by Sharon, on Nov 6, 2012 at 7:15 pm | 11 comments | 2513 Views

AROUND TOWN

East Palo Alto woman gets 15 years to life for high-speed-chase murder

An East Palo Alto woman has received 15 years to life in prison after a 2011 high-speed chase that led to the death of her...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2014
Last comment by Bru, on Dec 18, 2014 at 10:19 am | 7 comments | 2513 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Briggs returns to work, and retires, today

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Original post made on Aug. 1, 2008
Last comment by When will she leave for good, on Aug 4, 2008 at 7:31 am | 10 comments | 2512 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Three more from Stanford join Obama transition team

Two more Stanford University faculty members and a senior researcher have been named as advisors to the transition team of...

Original post made on Nov. 26, 2008
Last comment by A Noun Ea Mus, on Nov 26, 2008 at 1:30 pm | 3 comments | 2512 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to ponder its lobbying priorities

Faced with pressure to build more housing, improve flood protection and plan for high-speed rail, Palo Alto officials will...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Oct 16, 2014 at 12:24 pm | 11 comments | 2512 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford Blood Center sets donation record

The Stanford Blood Center in Palo Alto collected a record amount of blood donations on Tuesday as part of a competition,...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2008
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Nov 22, 2008 at 4:36 pm | 2 comments | 2512 Views
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Sam's Chowder House Palo Alto to become burger chain
By Elena Kadvany | 25 comments | 12,188 views

Sing and celebrate
By Sally Torbey | 7 comments | 626 views

 

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