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Guest Opinion: Library efficiency is improved, but we truly need better buildings

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Original post made on Sep. 2, 2008
Last comment by Bill, on Sep 10, 2008 at 5:58 am | 121 comments | 42638 Views

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Smoking gun

"Golden Holocaust: Origins of the Cigarette Catastrophe and the Case for Abolition" by Robert N. Proctor; University of California...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2012
Last comment by Sharon, on Jul 23, 2012 at 5:47 pm | 9 comments | 40639 Views

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As bidding wars cool, is a Peninsula housing crash on the way?

As we roll through summer, many families are finally getting away for their first vacation since 2020. With fewer active...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2021
Last comment by Kurt_G, on Oct 6, 2021 at 5:48 pm | 1 comment | 24548 Views

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New interest in book inspired by sensational Stanford murder

A novel inspired by a sensational 1933 murder on Stanford's Faculty Row is the subject of Stanford's "Another Look" Book...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2013
Last comment by Sarah, on Feb 5, 2013 at 11:34 pm | 1 comment | 23777 Views

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'The Unwinding' is a requiem for the American Dream

In his new book, George Packer demonstrates that you don't need a passport to chronicle misery, poverty, destruction and...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2013
Last comment by musical, on Sep 25, 2013 at 3:12 pm | 6 comments | 21851 Views

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Tom Wyman, library champion and activist, dies at 86

Tom Wyman, a longtime Palo Alto volunteer, died on March 10. He was 86. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2014/03/21/tom-wyman-library-commissioner-dies...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2014
Last comment by Liz Davis, on Mar 26, 2014 at 10:19 am | 10 comments | 21841 Views

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Guest Opinion: 21st century libraries are good investment

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Original post made on Jun. 11, 2008
Last comment by libraryfan, on Jun 23, 2008 at 7:28 pm | 179 comments | 21754 Views

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Was the Stanford Prison Experiment a sham? A Q&A with the writer who exposed the celebrated study

In his sharply-reported article, "The Lifespan of a Lie," journalist Ben Blum lays out why the Stanford Prison Experiment...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2018
Last comment by placebo effect, on Jul 5, 2018 at 11:43 am | 7 comments | 17789 Views

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Owner of Lee's Comics pulls the plug after more than 37 years

After serving comic book and graphic novel fans for more than 37 years, Lee Hester shut down his last eponymous comic book...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2020
Last comment by Geri Spieler, on Mar 30, 2020 at 12:44 pm | 2 comments | 16264 Views

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Review: 'Extraordinary, Ordinary People' by Condoleezza Rice

One of the defining moments in former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's childhood came during a visit to Santa Claus...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2010
Last comment by anonymous, on Dec 3, 2010 at 11:19 am | 16 comments | 15951 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 | 15438 Views

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Artist, surgeon team up to illustrate medical techniques

As a longtime medical illustrator, Chris Gralapp has collaborated with many physicians. One of the most frequent copilots...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2012
Last comment by persuasive speech , on Jun 11, 2012 at 3:55 pm | 3 comments | 15004 Views

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Minkoff's improbable history

When industry types use the term "Hollywood North," it generally refers to Toronto and Vancouver, but how about right here?...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2014
Last comment by Carla, on Oct 14, 2014 at 6:59 am | 2 comments | 14595 Views

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Spring Real Estate 2022: A look at local market trends, bidding wars and real estate in the post-COVID era

The spring real estate market is here -- and so is our annual Spring Home & Real Estate magazine, which takes a look at this...

Original post made on May. 23, 2022
There are no comments yet. 14453 Views

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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. 14202 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
There are no comments yet. 13675 Views

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Despite pandemic, Google announces massive Bay Area expansion plans

COVID-19 and the rise of telecommuting have raised questions about declining demand for office and housing growth and a possible...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Mar 24, 2021 at 7:51 am | 6 comments | 13159 Views

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Chamber, Weekly announce Tall Tree Award winners

Volunteer Cathy Kroymann, Police Chief Dennis Burns, Sheraton-Westin Hotels and Palo Alto Community Child Care will be recognized...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2014
Last comment by Alex, on Mar 4, 2014 at 5:32 pm | 5 comments | 12714 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 | 12642 Views

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'Walking tour' book lists Palo Alto historical sites

The Palo Alto Historical Association has published a new book that provides a walking tour of 43 sites of sites of historical...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2010
Last comment by Daniel Mart, on Apr 11, 2010 at 10:02 am | 19 comments | 12520 Views
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