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Elmo & the Old Quackers snags July Fourth Chili Cook-Off title

Elmo & the Old Quackers bested 15 returning teams and five new competitors to take the top prize of Best Overall in this...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2015
Last comment by ChrisC, on Jul 8, 2015 at 2:00 pm | 3 comments | 4361 Views

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HP's Bill Veghte to head SurveyMonkey

Palo Alto-based SurveyMonkey has announced it is hiring former Hewlett-Packard Co. executive Bill Veghte as CEO, replacing...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2015
Last comment by Downtown Worker, on Jul 8, 2015 at 4:30 pm | 3 comments | 3986 Views

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Scott Carey, former Palo Alto mayor, dies at 82

Scott T. Carey, a former Palo Alto mayor and a well-known figure in Silicon Valley real estate, died on Aug. 11 at his home...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2015
Last comment by Jay Thorwaldson, on Aug 18, 2015 at 4:10 pm | 3 comments | 4807 Views

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Visual raptures: Stanford's Windhover Meditation Center opens offers inspiration through art

The recent opening of the Anderson Collection at Stanford, next door to the Cantor Arts Center, attracted a great deal of...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2015
Last comment by friend, on Aug 14, 2015 at 7:39 pm | 3 comments | 1467 Views

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Palo Alto contractor pleads no contest to theft, sentenced to jail

A Palo Alto contractor who had been accused of defrauding an Atherton homeowner pleaded no contest to one misdemeanor charge...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Aug 26, 2015 at 10:54 am | 3 comments | 5003 Views

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Buckets of changes

Kitchen pails for food scraps made their way to Palo Alto residents in June, and the service collection began July 1. As...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by Yuckie, on Aug 28, 2015 at 11:28 am | 3 comments | 870 Views

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Home Front

This week includes East Palo Alto Children's Day in the Park on Saturday, Green Fest on Sunday and moth observations on Monday...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by Hmmm, on Aug 28, 2015 at 7:24 pm | 3 comments | 2306 Views

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Two San Jose men arrested in connection with theft

An alert resident's report of two men lurking around vehicles in the Barron Park neighborhood on Wednesday led to the arrest...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2015
Last comment by Frank, on Sep 4, 2015 at 9:25 pm | 3 comments | 3294 Views

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Bridge instruction

Looking for either a beginning bridge class or private instruction. Would like to stay within Palo Alto or Menlo Park. (Palo...

Original post made by Jan on Oct. 2, 2015
Last comment by Jan, on Oct 2, 2015 at 6:54 pm | 3 comments | 507 Views

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Science and math shine at 2016 Breakthrough Prize awards

It's not often you get to see actor B. J. Novak, tech investor Yuri Milner and former CIA director David Patraeus together....

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Nov 10, 2015 at 5:06 pm | 3 comments | 3597 Views

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Last train to Palo Alto

The train whistle hooted in Eric Struck's backyard as 15 railroad cars made their way out of the station, wheels chugging...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Nov 23, 2015 at 1:15 pm | 3 comments | 7411 Views

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Our beautiful backyard

Photographs now on view at the Environmental Volunteers EcoCenter gallery showcase the flora and fauna of Stanford University's...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2015
Last comment by Elizabeth Schwyzer, on Dec 11, 2015 at 10:13 am | 3 comments | 943 Views

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261 Hamilton Remodel Complete and it is STUNNING!

After what seems like an eternity of generically modern new buildings popping up all over Palo Alto, I was elated to see...

Original post made by Olenka Villarreal on Dec. 18, 2015
Last comment by Missing University Art, on Dec 19, 2015 at 11:56 am | 3 comments | 687 Views

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Road rage incident in Palo Alto leads to armed robbery in Atherton

What started as a road rage incident in Palo Alto ended with an armed robbery of four people in Atherton, police said. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Dec 30, 2015 at 11:56 am | 3 comments | 4472 Views

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Mountain View, nearby cities lay out plan for new sales tax

A new sales tax to improve the South Bay's transportation woes won't go to voters until the end of the year, but officials...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2016
Last comment by Nothing, on Jan 27, 2016 at 4:42 pm | 3 comments | 2921 Views

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Palo Alto-based VMware to cut more than 200 jobs

Palo Alto-based cloud infrastructure company VMware announced that it will cut 219 jobs in Palo Alto, according to a document...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2016
Last comment by Marc, on May 19, 2016 at 12:39 pm | 3 comments | 4389 Views

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Earthquake warning prototype discussed at White House summit

A White House summit on earthquake preparedness Tuesday included an extensive discussion of a new early warning system that...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2016
Last comment by musical, on Feb 4, 2016 at 10:48 pm | 3 comments | 3190 Views

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Hillary Clinton will be in Atherton Feb. 21

February is proving to be a busy month for high-profile visitors to Atherton, including a political fundraising visit from...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2016
Last comment by Brian, on Feb 8, 2016 at 4:33 pm | 3 comments | 4350 Views

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police activity this morning

At the corner of El Camino Real and Charleston at the Jiffy Lube 8:12am today 2/25/2016 One police car pulled over on El...

Original post made by Joe on Feb. 25, 2016
Last comment by JerryM, on Feb 25, 2016 at 3:29 pm | 3 comments | 577 Views

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'Winter Spare the Air' season ends

The Bay Area "Winter Spare the Air" season ended this week with only one wood-burning ban issued during the entire season,...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2016
Last comment by Why?, on Mar 4, 2016 at 10:34 am | 3 comments | 502 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.

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