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Strength and service: Retiring fire chief reflects on his 40-year career in the community

Harold Schapelhouman almost didn't become a Menlo Park firefighter. At 20, the chief of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District,...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2021
Last comment by pat, on Jul 24, 2021 at 7:56 pm | 2 comments | 5495 Views

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Dutch Goose answers with a Babe Ruth championship victory

Dutch Goose needed to play two games Saturday and it was worth it. After Alhouse beat Dutch Goose 12-6 in the first game...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2021
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San Mateo County raises concerns over COVID-19 delta variant

As the delta strain jumps to the head of the line of COVID-19 variants, San Mateo County leaders are urging unvaccinated...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2021
Last comment by The Voice of Palo Alto, on Jul 18, 2021 at 1:29 am | 2 comments | 8461 Views

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[email protected] offers a venue for every listener

[email protected] is going above and beyond to live up to its 2021 theme, "Gather," with the summer chamber music festival offering...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2021
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Home renovations rebound despite delays, higher costs

Plunging into planning a major remodel of his Menlo Park Eichler shortly before the COVID-19 shutdown, tech exec Andrew Fedak...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3151 Views

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Remaking history: A 1920s bungalow updated with second story

Remodeling a home on the National Register of Historic Places is a bit like building a house inside an eggshell: That's what...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2021
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Palo Alto Baylands project aims to prepare area for sea level rise

Seeking to regulate water flow at creeks and bolster protection from sea level rise, Valley Water is setting the stage for...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2021
Last comment by Art Liberman, on Jul 13, 2021 at 9:44 pm | 3 comments | 7153 Views

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Federal complaint by Jewish employees alleges antisemitism at Stanford racial-sensitivity program

Two Jewish employees at Stanford University have filed a complaint against the university for allegedly allowing persistent...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2021
Last comment by Raul Mendoza, on Jul 8, 2021 at 7:43 am | 64 comments | 10559 Views

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As outdoor entertainment ramps up this summer, indoors venues slower to reopen

Two weeks after the state's official reopening, large event venues along the Midpeninsula are taking their time coming back...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2021
Last comment by William Hitchens, on Jul 6, 2021 at 10:57 am | 2 comments | 7653 Views

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Steady pitching, clutch hitting lead to Alpine's tournament victory

Amit Garg delivered a pinch hit double with the bases loaded in the fourth inning, snapping a scoreless tie and helping the...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2021
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Kombucha with a bite: Paly grad's startup Jiant taps into craze with alcoholic brews

True to his Palo Alto roots, Aaron Telch says that Jiant, the beverage company he co-founded, has "a garage story, except...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2021
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Two friends from Stanford build a business around selling dusty adventure gear

The friendship of two Stanford University undergraduates and future business co-founders started off with a series of outdoor...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2021
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After a limited summer reopening, Foothill College vows to bring back most in-person classes for the fall

California made a push this year to have its more than 100 community colleges fully reopen last month. But local schools...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2021
Last comment by William Hitchens, on Jul 5, 2021 at 5:01 pm | 1 comment | 4838 Views

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Everyday life becomes history in new mural celebrating Los Altos

A portal to many different eras in local history has appeared in downtown Los Altos -- one that looks almost as if anyone...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2021
Last comment by Cyclist, on Jul 4, 2021 at 1:18 pm | 2 comments | 4045 Views

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Gov. Gavin Newsom visits Mountain View, touts interim housing as a key to solving homelessness crisis

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday praised Mountain View and the nonprofit LifeMoves for transforming an industrial site into an...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2021
Last comment by Ted Bates, on Jul 4, 2021 at 11:51 am | 38 comments | 9642 Views

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Alpine all-stars gain an advantage in District 52 tournament

In a battle of unbeatens between all-star teams from neighboring leagues, Alpine came out on top of Menlo-Atherton, 2-1,...

Original post made on Jul. 4, 2021
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Paly grad and NFL star Davante Adams visits East Palo Alto to promote fitness

Davante Adams, now a superstar NFL receiver with the Green Bay Packers, grew up in East Palo Alto and starred at Palo Alto...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2021
Last comment by John B. Sails, on Jul 4, 2021 at 6:45 am | 2 comments | 5033 Views

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For July Fourth weekend, students adorn trees and hope to inspire unity

Festooned in red, white and blue, two well-known street trees at the intersection of Lowell Avenue and Bryant Street in Palo...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2021
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Celebrating this Fourth of July with events throughout the Peninsula

Many of the traditional local events, like the chili cook-off, junior rodeo and fireworks displays, aren't being held this...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2021
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What's closed, open July 4-5 in Palo Alto

With the Fourth of July once again falling on a weekend, locals may not notice a difference in city or regional transit services,...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2021
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