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Menlo Park squirrel infected with West Nile virus

A gray squirrel trapped by the county in Menlo Park has tested positive for the West Nile virus, San Mateo County officials...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2012
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jul 26, 2012 at 8:40 am | 15 comments | 3323 Views

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Move MacArthur Park building to golf course?

A proposal to move the historic building now housing the MacArthur Park restaurant to the Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2012
Last comment by Mr E, on Dec 10, 2012 at 9:34 am | 16 comments | 3236 Views

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No settlement in high-speed-rail lawsuit

Efforts to settle a lawsuit filed against the California High-Speed Rail Authority failed nine days after they started because...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2012
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Dec 30, 2013 at 10:34 am | 11 comments | 3444 Views

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Stanford University Law School names new dean

Stanford University Law School announced the hiring of Mary Elizabeth Magill as its new dean Tuesday, July 24. Magill switches...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jul 25, 2012 at 9:48 pm | 2 comments | 2955 Views

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Facebook posts losses in first quarterly report

Menlo Park-based social-media company Facebook posted a $157 million net loss in its debut quarterly report on Thursday,...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2012
Last comment by Sharon, on Aug 2, 2012 at 9:13 pm | 14 comments | 3239 Views

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Commission approves Arastradero traffic plan

The plan to permanently turn Arastradero Road's four lanes to three lanes and add shared left-turn lanes and other improvements...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2012
Last comment by I like it., on Aug 10, 2012 at 12:15 pm | 28 comments | 4381 Views

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Arts & Entertainment feature story: Comedy in conflict

It might seem impossible to find humor in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but at least one comedy being shown in this year's...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2012
Last comment by Anon., on Jul 27, 2012 at 2:59 pm | 2 comments | 2546 Views

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Doctor seeks new approach to teen mental health

Galvanized by a cluster of Palo Alto student suicides in 2009 and 2010, local physician Meg Durbin is challenging the medical...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2012
Last comment by Gunn Parent, on Jul 31, 2012 at 11:58 am | 15 comments | 5138 Views

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Tomorrow's events (July 31)

[http://events.stanford.edu/events/330/33051 Music: Kenny Barron and Friends] Jazz pianist Kenny Barron has been associated...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2012
Last comment by randy albin, on Jul 30, 2012 at 11:04 am | 1 comment | 2316 Views

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First Person: A conversation with Ben Lee

Ben Lee, the U.S. Olympic Badminton coach and Palo Alto Police Department Patrol Officer, talks with Lisa Van Dusen before...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2012
Last comment by David , on Jul 30, 2012 at 3:41 pm | 1 comment | 4051 Views

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Simitian endorses Jerry Hill for state Senate

California Sen. Joe Simitian has endorsed state Assemblyman Jerry Hill for the new 13th State Senate District seat, Hill's...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2012
Last comment by YIMBY, on Aug 22, 2012 at 10:12 am | 3 comments | 2732 Views

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Playing catch

Six "brides" practiced bouquet-tossing and catching Saturday at Bowden Park in Palo Alto, as budding photographers worked...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2012
Last comment by Alphonso, on Jul 31, 2012 at 1:42 pm | 1 comment | 2312 Views

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Stanford professor wins $3 million physics prize

A Stanford University physicist has won one of the most lucrative prizes in existence -- the $3 million Fundamental Physics...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2012
Last comment by musical, on Aug 6, 2012 at 11:24 pm | 15 comments | 3367 Views

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Palo Alto bike-sharing program hits speed bump

A bicycle-sharing program will be doomed to fail in Palo Alto unless planners place the rental stations in locations that...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2012
Last comment by Mark, on Nov 9, 2012 at 11:38 am | 19 comments | 8485 Views

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Feature story: Carving out a new life

In the driveway of an East Palo Alto cottage, wearing a 3 1/2-foot-tall headdress and long braids down its back, a 12-foot-tall...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2012
Last comment by Keep Up Tradition!, on Aug 3, 2012 at 3:06 pm | 2 comments | 7338 Views

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Carving out a new life

In the driveway of an East Palo Alto cottage, wearing a 3 1/2-foot-tall headdress and long braids down its back, a 12-foot-tall...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2012
Last comment by M, on Aug 4, 2012 at 12:20 am | 1 comment | 2936 Views

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Palo Alto gymnastics teacher drowns in Yosemite

A popular children's gymnastics teacher drowned in Yosemite National Park on Wednesday, Aug. 1, his family has confirmed....

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2012
Last comment by Diane, on Aug 14, 2012 at 3:11 pm | 28 comments | 5003 Views

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'Rookie' coach has Stanford water polo team unbeaten

Junior Olympics Mark Hernandez is in his first season as a coach for the Stanford Water Polo Club girls' program. Hernandez,...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2012
Last comment by Keith Peters, on Aug 5, 2012 at 8:04 pm | 4 comments | 3122 Views

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East Palo Alto selects new city manager

A former Redwood City deputy city manager who worked with under-served youth and families has been chosen as East Palo Alto's...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on Aug 7, 2012 at 11:52 am | 4 comments | 3840 Views

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Motorcyclist airlifted from Skyline crash

A motorcylist suffered major head injuries in a crash with a truck Sunday afternoon on Skyline Boulevard just south of Highway...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2012
Last comment by Jenn, on Aug 6, 2012 at 11:09 am | 2 comments | 3069 Views
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Best Of Palo Alto ballot is here

It's time to decide what local business is worthy of the title "Best Of Palo Alto" — and you get to decide! Cast your ballot online. Voting ends May 29th. Stay tuned for the results in the July 21st issue of the Palo Alto Weekly.

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