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News - March 1, 2013

Online This Week

These and other news stories were posted on Palo Alto Online throughout the week. For longer versions, go to or click "News" in the green, left-hand column.

Facebook seeks land for housing in Menlo Park

Like the city itself, Facebook's hunting for spots to build homes in Menlo Park. The social media company either needs to create 15 homes, or pay $4.5 million in in-lieu fees, according to the proposed below-market-rate housing agreement. (Posted Feb. 28 at 9:44 a.m.)

Dog park proposed for Pardee Park

Three alternatives for a possible dog park at Eleanor Pardee Park in Palo Alto are under consideration as the park undergoes a major renovation. (Posted Feb. 27 at 1:08 p.m.)

Parents demand Menlo Park reinstate gym teacher

City employees are often reminded that they work for the public -- usually when the public wants the employee terminated. But in the case of a fired gymnastics teacher, the public wants her back at work. (Posted Feb. 26 at 4:55 p.m.)

Palo Alto woman attacks boss at laundry

A Palo Alto woman was arrested last week for allegedly bashing another woman's head into a washing machine repeatedly, according to police. (Posted Feb. 26 at 4:18 p.m.)

Bloomberg to speak at Stanford commencement

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will address graduates and their families at Stanford University's 122nd Commencement June 16, the university announced Monday, Feb. 25. (Posted Feb. 25 at 12:09 p.m.)

Armed man attempts downtown robbery

A man armed with a handgun attempted to rob a pedestrian in a downtown Palo Alto parking garage Friday night, Feb. 22, police have announced. (Posted Feb. 23 at 3:30 p.m.)