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Climate change may be more devastating than thought

A Stanford University scientist speaking at a national meeting in Chicago this morning (Saturday) warned that climate change...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Feb 17, 2009 at 8:59 pm | 19 comments | 3653 Views

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Love in the Internet age

Seven haphazardly scrawled digits cut across the backside of a crinkled, slightly damp coaster, recovered this morning from...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Feb 16, 2009 at 6:16 pm | 3 comments | 2689 Views

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Storm causes some damage in Palo Alto

Sunday's strong storm that moved through the area toppled an oak tree onto a Palo Alto home, damaging the house, a car and...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2009
Last comment by here now, on Feb 18, 2009 at 1:19 pm | 35 comments | 4097 Views

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Welcoming the rain

Raindrops splash in a puddle outside Borders bookstore on University Avenue in Palo Alto Friday. A red glow from the Borders...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2009
Last comment by bruce, on Feb 17, 2009 at 6:26 pm | 3 comments | 2406 Views

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Reflective dome over hockey rink irks neighbors

The dome enclosing Sun Microsystems Chairman Scott McNealy's 7,000-square-foot hockey rink is reflecting too much sunlight,...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2009
Last comment by GR, on Apr 28, 2009 at 9:02 pm | 23 comments | 7187 Views

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Opening Garland means kids must cross Oregon

Reopening Garland Elementary School in 2010 will mean some students will have to cross Oregon Expressway to get to school,...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2009
Last comment by Mom, on Feb 18, 2009 at 11:29 am | 4 comments | 2672 Views

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Big oak topples at Lucie Stern Community Center

A family stops to inspect rain-weakened roots of a venerable oak tree in front of the Lucie Stern Community Center that toppled...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2009
Last comment by Goodby Oak Tree, on Feb 21, 2009 at 11:52 am | 6 comments | 2677 Views

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When you're given $30 billion, 'First you cry'

What do you do when someone gives you a gift of $30 billion? First you cry, Patty Stonesifer, former CEO of the Bill & Melinda...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2009
Last comment by Michael Wright, on Feb 23, 2009 at 2:30 pm | 26 comments | 3667 Views

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Someone in Palo Alto has winning lottery ticket?

No one has yet claimed a winning "Fantasy 5" lottery ticket worth $118,752 that was purchased Sunday at a Palo Alto convenience...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2009
Last comment by Jim, on Feb 26, 2009 at 6:10 pm | 4 comments | 3408 Views

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Palo Alto hopes for fiber network darken

Palo Alto's decade-long quest to make high-speed Internet available to every residence and business in the city may require...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2009
Last comment by just thinkin', on Mar 5, 2009 at 1:21 pm | 25 comments | 5113 Views

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Stanford Athletics to cut staff by 13 percent

Long thought to be immune from economic problems due to its successful fundraising, the Stanford Athletic Department nonetheless...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2009
Last comment by YSK, on Mar 2, 2009 at 11:40 am | 4 comments | 2516 Views

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Santa Clara County gets chunk of stimulus funds

Santa Clara County will get the largest slice -- $25.6 million -- of $490 million in federal stimulus funds for transportation...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2009
Last comment by Not in my Name, on Feb 26, 2009 at 5:43 pm | 9 comments | 3113 Views

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Completion of Caltrain stations celebrated

Caltrain and government officials celebrated the completion of a yearlong, $35 million improvement project for the Palo Alto...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2009
Last comment by Prince Charles, on Mar 2, 2009 at 9:54 am | 16 comments | 3372 Views

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Herriot files appeal in Channing House case

Sally Herriot, the 90-year-old Channing House resident who fought being moved against her will from her independent-living...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2009
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jun 21, 2014 at 6:16 pm | 38 comments | 7114 Views

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Saucer-like solar car halts in Palo Alto

A modern-day solar gypsy, Marcelo da Luz, took a Palo Alto break this week waiting for more sun and hoping for more money...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2009
Last comment by bruce, on Mar 1, 2009 at 11:10 am | 5 comments | 9041 Views

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Small earthquake recorded near Mountain View

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 2.6 shook Santa Clara County this morning (Sunday), according to the U.S. Geological...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2009
Last comment by sally, on Mar 5, 2009 at 8:31 am | 10 comments | 3385 Views

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Business tax may be on November ballot

Palo Alto's plan to bolster its plummeting revenues with a new business-license tax could face the city's voters as early...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2009
Last comment by Rick, on Mar 10, 2009 at 6:36 pm | 12 comments | 2829 Views

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Palo Alto may sue state high-speed rail authority

Palo Alto community outrage and City Council skepticism will not stop the state agency in charge of the high-speed rail project...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2009
Last comment by Sharon, on Mar 14, 2009 at 7:57 am | 171 comments | 8614 Views

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Carly Fiorina undergoes breast-cancer surgery

Carly Fiorina had breast-cancer surgery performed on Monday at Stanford Hospital and has a good prognosis for a full recovery,...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2009
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 6, 2009 at 10:32 pm | 3 comments | 2598 Views

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Republican leader Duf Sundheim taking heat over big pay package

Duf Sundheim of Palo Alto, the former two-term head of the California Republican Party, has become the focus of an internal...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2009
Last comment by thaddeus, on Mar 7, 2009 at 12:36 am | 14 comments | 5220 Views
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