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WW II vet recalls writing condolence letters to Gold Star families

Old war movies often show the stereotype: The knock on the door by a War Department representative bearing news of the death...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2016
Last comment by jet pilot, on Nov 13, 2016 at 10:18 pm | 4 comments | 5942 Views


Chimney checkup

Before you light that match for the first wood fire of the winter season, if you still have a wood-burning fireplace, start...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2016
Last comment by Melchers, on Dec 1, 2016 at 11:21 pm | 4 comments | 1902 Views


The ambassador of 'Arabology'

Tune into KZSU 90.1 (Stanford University's radio station) and you'll hear hip-hop, electronica, folk songs, indie pop, rock...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2016
Last comment by DJ SOL*MAX*ION, on Dec 16, 2016 at 10:46 am | 4 comments | 6110 Views


Women's shelter to open again in College Terrace

After a two-year hiatus, the Heart and Home Collaborative will again open its temporary shelter for homeless women at University...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2016
Last comment by Jeremy, on Dec 19, 2016 at 11:32 am | 4 comments | 6921 Views


Positive Story

Today I went to my nearest Walgreens for my errands, and I came across an elderly woman who looked liked she was lost and...

Original post made by Anton Ulasovich on Jan. 9, 2017
Last comment by neighbor, on Jan 10, 2017 at 10:01 am | 4 comments | 329 Views


Travel advisory: 9-day closure of Palo Alto Transit Center bus depot

The Palo Alto Transit Center bus depot will be temporarily closed Jan. 17-26 due to a City of Palo Alto construction project. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2017
Last comment by musical, on Jan 17, 2017 at 11:54 pm | 4 comments | 7165 Views


Stanford administration lifts band suspension

The Stanford University administration has lifted a suspension imposed last month on its famous marching band after considering...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2017
Last comment by the good old boys, on Jan 27, 2017 at 1:03 pm | 4 comments | 3396 Views


Flood watch called for East Palo Alto

The National Weather Service and local authorities have issued a flood watch for the City of East Palo Alto on Tuesday at...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2017
Last comment by David, on Feb 8, 2017 at 8:15 am | 4 comments | 13011 Views


Community Notebook: Forum on voting rights, and threats, this Saturday

A Palo-Alto based nonpartisan group will kickoff a series of lectures on Saturday, Feb. 25, around what it calls "threats...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Feb 24, 2017 at 3:45 pm | 4 comments | 2327 Views


Neighborhood haunt

Renee Barton grew up in Redwood City's Woodside Plaza neighborhood and knows what it needs and what it lacks: a family-friendly...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2017
Last comment by Local, on Mar 25, 2017 at 8:53 am | 4 comments | 2876 Views


Fuzzy caterpillars munching Palo Alto oaks

At the intersection of Homer Avenue and Kipling Street, caterpillars dangle in the air, crawl on the ground and teem on trees....

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2017
Last comment by Enuff FUZZ, on Apr 20, 2017 at 12:30 pm | 4 comments | 10825 Views


Winter showers bring (spectacular) spring flowers

Local naturalists are bracing for an explosion of wildflowers along the Midpeninsula that could provide some of the most...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2017
Last comment by musical, on Apr 27, 2017 at 6:58 pm | 4 comments | 2475 Views


Shop Talk: Barry's Bootcamp coming to Palo Alto

In this week's retail column, find out where cult-workout favorite Barry's Bootcamp is opening in Palo Alto plus a new teenage...

Original post made on May. 1, 2017
Last comment by Scotty the Boot, on May 2, 2017 at 10:13 am | 4 comments | 4059 Views


How 'right to die' law is working locally

"I barely knew him," said Nancy Meyer of Portola Valley, who was there when her client took prescribed drugs to exit life...

Original post made on May. 4, 2017
Last comment by ChrisC, on May 4, 2017 at 8:00 pm | 4 comments | 2243 Views


School board to discuss Cubberley plan

School trustees will discuss on Thursday morning a staff recommendation to approve a request for proposal (RFP) to hire a...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2017
Last comment by dtnorth, on Jun 14, 2017 at 3:25 pm | 4 comments | 2050 Views


Sweets for beating the heat

Regardless of whether you're suffering from ice-cream fatigue, there's plenty of variety on the Midpeninsula when it comes...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2017
Last comment by American Cook, on Jun 23, 2017 at 3:28 pm | 4 comments | 1585 Views


NASA's Kepler detects 219 new planets

In a single patch of sky, the NASA Kepler space telescope has detected signs of 219 new planets, about 10 of which are believed...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2017
Last comment by Mary, on Jun 22, 2017 at 8:34 pm | 4 comments | 1270 Views


Driving on Alma? Turning car blocking your lane? Please BLAST into the next lane!

Hi all, I'd like to make a public plea. I live and work in Palo Alto and drive to University and back to the Castilleja...

Original post made by StaySafe on Jul. 3, 2017
Last comment by Wide Bus, on Jul 4, 2017 at 1:23 pm | 4 comments | 298 Views


Peninsula economy labor growth stalled

A midyear analysis of Silicon Valley and San Francisco Peninsula economic trends shows unemployment at its lowest rate since...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2017
Last comment by Todd, on Jul 23, 2017 at 11:33 am | 4 comments | 1323 Views


Format of Palo Alto Online Movie Page:

Here is the Palo Alto Online movie page: The Palo Alto Online movie page is formatted...

Original post made by bru on May. 25, 2009
Last comment by bru, on May 28, 2009 at 2:54 pm | 4 comments | 5730 Views
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Save $5 when you register by Monday, July 24

Registration is now open for the 33rd annual Palo Alto Weekly Moonlight Run and Walk. This family-friendly event which benefits local nonprofits serving kids and families will take place on Friday, Oct. 6 at the Palo Alto Baylands.

Register Here